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The lease on my '02 GLS Tiptronic Variant is up in December, and the cost to purchase at the end of term is $14,500... Miles are within the limit (12,000/year). I can't make up my mind - buy it then sell it privately? Return it and walk away? Values seem to be slipping pretty severely, and I hesitate to pay $14,500 on this car when I could get a brand new Mazda3 5-door, or Golf TDI for a few thou more...

Any suggestions? :???:
 

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well it is a question of opinions and what you intend to do :poke:
 

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Hmm, some good input...

1. Passat TDI - God yes, except thanks to the CARB, no Passat TDI in California until 2006 at the earliest :mad:

2. Trading Down - Yep. I know, but I'm almost willing to do it for the sake of fuel economy and space in my garage.

3. Keep it - you can negotiate the buy out? Steeler, I hate to sound ignorant, but I didn't know that was possible! Looks like I have some more homework to do!!

Thanks for the ideas! :drink:
 

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If you're willing to trade down to the Golf, why not get the GTI and mod the hell out of it. I'd say buy a used one and go nuts.
 
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