Have a section where users can input the cars that they are currently leasing, their monthly payment, when the lease is finished, and their residual value.
Then use this information along with info sourced from NADA or somewhere else to determine if the car is underwater or not. Basically this can give users an alert as to whether their car has any equity and if it’s possible to trade out early from an existing lease.
You can have a watch list of cars and it’ll notify you and alert you when the residual spikes and/or MF drops. Also we can start tracking residuals and MFs like camelcamelcamel.com does for Amazon.com. Plot it on a graph and voila you have historical record to see if it’s a good time to pull the trigger!
Talking about “garage”: everybody loves to look at “trophies”, so maybe a section for newly leased car photos (1 per deal) with just monthly payment and term? Now folks are asked to post photos in corresponding threads but they are all other and “disappear” with age.
Updated the list for BMW. Looking like late fall might be the best time for a BMW lease at this rate. Residuals haven’t changed a bit, but the MF keeps going up 0.00006 every month. MF is highest it’s ever been for BMW: 0.00146 base