Well I didn’t walk into the dealer - they reached out to me. But as I said - I was doing way too much multitasking today hence why I ran this by the forum. It didn’t feel good. I spoke with another dealer and they confirmed the pull ahead is 9 months (at least it is now). So yes I totally agree it makes zero sense to pay for two cars as once - while driving one car. But when it dawned on me when I saw the discount I was seeing versus others - and the delta was around the car payment times 3.
So at this point I am going to talk to a broker in a few months - either going to stay in this car until the end; or will flip it in early and purchase a CPO depending on what is available.
We have been in the lease mode for years - so part of me would like not having a perpetual car payment. The other half likes having a new car every couple of years.
The other caveat I did not mention - is that I will be on the hook for four new tires likely before this gets turned in. So if I am able to find a decent broker deal in a few months then I may pull the trigger early.
For the record - this was all done over the last day via email; no face to face - which I despise anyway.
Thanks for the feedback - the sanity check was good for me …