Re-Lease question

The whole thing goes against the notion of:

  • Avoiding pricey routine maintenance
  • Always being under warranty
  • Enjoying the propped up RV
  • Driving a new ride every 3 years

Doesn’t fit in my head, but then my head is a strange and wonderful place of its own.



Thanks guys! Well, it does go against all the pros of leasing but since there’s still warranty left till 2020, and if I can knock down monthly payment without much money/complications, why not drive it for another year until the 4 year warranty/maintenance is up was my thought. Let’s see if we can get some other tips on this.

You should be able to get a couple of months as an extension, 6 if you have a car on order. Other than that you can turn it in/pay residual. The dealer has 2 buy out options- 1 is if the original lease (you) want to buy it (they pay more) and one if your are not buying it. The not so above the board option is to turn it in with the understanding your friend or family member buys it back from the dealer after you turn it in (so the dealer gets the better price). Try and negotiate XXX over what the dealer pays for the car and it is yours. Option 2 is turn it in and google the vin number to see where the car ends up later (assuming your dealer does not want to buy it)— and purchase it from the dealership it ends up at a later date (this is more of a gamble and would probably cost more than having a friend/family member buy it out).

Most Browns fans are in that same boat :grin:


I can guarantee you they will not lease it to you for less. Expect your payment to skyrocket if you negotiate another lease in the car through BMWFS as used. It will not stay the same, and there is 0, Z.E.R.O. chance it will be lower.

Am not even sure what that means, there’s deals on these cars, just look at this below. Sounds like you must have put a bunch of money down last time, that’s a big NO NO. These cars cost too much to keep once they go out of warranty, just find another one.

I am paying $325 including tax for the AWD iX model which is about a couple grand more than the RWD, don’t remember the exact drive off amount but I normally don’t put much down, so the deal is not too bad. But what I meant is if I have to pay the dealer say $1000 or more to write up another lease, then I would not do it but if we can re-lease for a few hundred bucks and shave off $50-$100 per month, it seems like a no brainer to drive it for another year (how big of a repair can it be for a car with just 18K miles with virtually no repairs so far? It’d be covered under warranty anyways)…I will call BMWFS and local dealers and see what they say. I will keep you guys posted and many thanks for all your feedback!

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Good luck with that


What dealer charges to “write up a lease”? Do you mean the Doc fee? I’m confused.


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Probably means the doc and acq fee of getting a new lease?


I have never done a re-lease and this was the reason for my posting but I am assuming dealer will want some money to draw up another lease, so Jon may be right, doc and acq fee etc. or whatever they come up with…

Only the doc fee is from the dealer. Most other fees are required by the state or bank.

Do yourself a favor and enlist the help of a broker on this forum. I am sure a broker can find a similar deal out there on a with just your first month’s payment due at signing.

Why don’t you call BMWFS and ask them, and report back? We can hold our recommendations until then.

I think the horse has been beaten boys.


Don’t focus too much on the left over mileage… in reality it’s worth a lot less than you think… probably a $500-$1000.

If you drive limited mileage and want to avoid upfront fees, check out swapalease. You could get a deal on a car with only 500 miles per month which should work for you while asking for a significant incentive.

Hey guys, I called BMWFS, they offer courtesy 2-month extension to any customer who needs it, four more months if you have proof of purchase/lease on another new vehicle but no more than that. They did offer to discount the car by $4000 if I wanted to purchase it. I also called two local dealers to see if they could do another lease but they both said they could not. So there you have it. Thanks all for your tips and pointer, much appreciated.


That is interesting. The conventional wisdom here is that BMWFS and other captives will never discount the residual price. I wonder why they made an exception for you.

Likely because they are so underwater, they want to avoid auction fees and low auction price while still getting a fair sales price from customer. It is quite rare indeed, however.

Not sure if they made an exception or it’s their new policy?