Hmm. Your post has really got me thinking about leasing this time around now! It seems like it wouldn't be worth buying when the benefits of leasing are so much bigger!It all depends on the programs. The infiniti's always tend to have a great residual value so most people lease these cars. I would say that about 85% of customers in my store lease these cars. With the G37x the programs where always great on the lease.. You can lease a G37x with premium package and 12K miles for about $399 with no money down (just taxes and fees) To finance the same cars you are looking at over $700 a month for 60 months so why buy? If you financed the car and wanted to get out in 39 months you would still owe about $15K on the car because you would have 21 payments left. Remember that you where paying $300 more for the first 39 months which equals about $12,000 so you would have to sell the car for $27,000 to make out the same as if you where leasing.. The buyout on a 39 month lease is about $26-27K so why buy?? If you leased and bout it would come out the same as if you bought from the begining BUT you have the option of giveing it back in 39 months if you do not like it or the car was in a accident and did not drive the same , So leasing a 37x now is a no brainer... It all depends on the programs though, if the Q50 program is anything like the G37x program then Leasing would be the way to go!!
Yup, original G35's are extremely cheap. Reason why I see so many kids driving them around. They're great as a good bang for you buck car if performance is mainly what you want cause where else can you get a fairly new luxurious RWD V6?I'd say they are about the same for recent models. The first generation G35s aren't worth much anymore but they had more problems and they are also very old now.
This Q50 being a first year model might depreciate more than later on models but that really is difficult to be a concern.. Unless you like waiting for the last year generation models.
All the Infiniti hold up well.. I just sold a 2010 with 30K miles CPO for $28,500 with premium and navigation.. So 3 years old and is lost 15K from MSRP which is $5K a year to drive...How well does the current G37 hold up in resale value?
The CL had a short run. All the Acuras from that era depreciated like crazy. Lots of problems with the automatic transmissions. They have gotten better it seems.All the Infiniti hold up well.. I just sold a 2010 with 30K miles CPO for $28,500 with premium and navigation.. So 3 years old and is lost 15K from MSRP which is $5K a year to drive...
you have to look at how much you are paying per year to drive the car.. Example... My first car was a 2001 Acura CL type-s which was $30K..
I did everything to that var maintence wise and went through 3 trannies (2 under warrenty and 1 out of my pocket) I sat down and calculated all my recipts .. tires, brakes, oli changes , trannie .. ect ect.. and with all maintence monthly payment and interest taxes it cost me a tad of $52K over 10 years and 148K miles... acura wante to give me $1000 trade in (3 accedents carfax) I sold it for $3k so it cost me $49K total after selling which is $4,900 a year over 10 years.. I lease a maxima loaded which was 40K for $380 a month and I gave only 1st month and MV at signing $900 for 15K miles...total cost over 39 months = $15,340 which over 3.25 years is $4720..
So If I leased from 2001 INSTEAD of buying I would have been on my 4th NEW car and spent less out of pocket then driving a 10 year old car that I had to keep pumping money into.. AND FOR A CAR THAT HAS A MSRP OF 9K MORE..