tjbfjforme previously said:
Blair - Why not just buy the thing you're going to get killed on a lease.
Toyota's generally have a pretty good resale value, which usually means a nice high residual. I'm just curious what the MF on these are (which is usually high on a hot-selling item). Honestly, I never thought I would buy a Toyota until I drove my first LC a few years ago..wow! Sold the Rover that same week.
Are you trying to save money or are you one that just likes to lease.
With gas prices the way they are, we should ALL try to save money...lol. I only have 700 miles on the M5 and at about 11mpg (when I'm lucky), I think I'm having to fill her up almost daily
Anyway, I lease when it makes sense to lease and would rather put my money to work elsewhere. I don't like keeping trucks very long so I usually lease anything that sees dirt
Moneys most likely not that big of an issue for you if your buying a ferrari 430,I almost bought a ferrari 1989 328, but I figgered engine work would have killed me$.
I've had 3 Ferrari's, and yes the older cars are $$$ for maintenance and service. I recall on my 355 Spider, the 30k miles service which you normally do at about 10-15k miles is roughly $8k! The newer cars are not as bad since you don't need to remove the engine now to perform a valve job! The 360 maintenance was fairly palatable, relative to Ferrari, as is the 550.
My dealer said the fj will most likely be made for only 3 years, you may not want to wait.
Well I'm not going to wait that long. I just think it unethical to charge above sticker for any car. I would have a 430 now, but if I wanted one today I'd have to pay $30k-$40k above MSRP, so I wait a few more months! It's all relative and $2,500 on a $21,000 FJ is ridiculous! I negotiate well so I will keep you posted.