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      02-06-2008, 02:58 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by MrRoboto View Post
Why would you put 12k down on a lease? You might as well just buy it.
Because you have to make a certain $ amount of payments during the term of the lease anyway to pay down "1-residual", irrespective of how little you put down. Putting as much down as possible to minimize lease interest charges can be a smart strategy if your personal cost of financing is less than BMW Canada's lease rates. I would definitely consider such a strategy if the lease rate offered is greater than 6%.
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