Dear Forum: I am very grateful for the replies from both sides of the ocean, especially in light of the fact that, as I have realized by reading the posts here, this forum is more about how to enjoy or fix a bimmer (rather than how to become its owner
. By the way, I decide to walk away from this particular BMW because my comfort level is not there.
On a different note, a friend (a money guy in the used car industry) did math. It now makes sense to me to lease a 2012 528i/535i if the total $$ in three years is around $21,000 (cash at signing plus all lease payments).
My Q for people here: is $21,000 a reasonable expectation for leasing one w/ premium package? (10k/yr is OK with me and I have a top tier fico score).
Is it a good idea to deal with an internet-based leasing agent? (Patience is not my one of my virtues and I absolutely hate to dance with a dealer back and forth). I'd rather let "the fingers do the walking" on the phone since I know exactly what I want and love (down to the color and options).
Thank you in advance for sharing your experiences.