I have a Volt that I leased in 2018 with a one-pay through GM Financial. We don’t use the car much anymore (working from home now), so we could sell the car to a dealer like CarMax now even though the lease term is through early 2021. Another option is to buy the car for use ourselves and sell one of our other cars; this would make more sense if we can negotiate a better price than the residual as stated in the contract. We have only used about half of the allotted mileage.
What is the earliest that I can purchase the car or engage in selling it to a third-party like CarMax?
Will GM Financial negotiate the buyout price, or do they stick to the residual as stated in the contract?