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Old 27th June 2017, 11:44   #16
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Car leasing will become much more expensive with GST. source

Wonder how that is going to affect these 360 degree programs.
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It will be in the same ballpark, you can always try selling it outside, say within your extended family or known circle or in open market at higher rates. Do note that this gets invalidated in case of any serious damage to the car. A3 Cabriolet will definitely have a lower resale as it will appeal to a limited set of customers. Go for a mid or higher-spec variant of whatever you buy, after the initial euphoria, you will start missing features which might be available in a segment or two below as standard. If you can stretch your budget, outgoing 520-D makes a good sense given the high rebates they are offering.
Oh okay, then I guess in the case of well selling models we can look at going the way of the regular financing rather than these schemes. But as you said, The A3 cabriolet would have limited appeal and thus lower resale so in that case, such a scheme makes sense.

And thanks for this heads up, I didn't keep it in mind that a lower variant would also affect the resale value. Obviously they skip so many feel good features that one does end up going for the top ones, but didn't know about this aspect.

Not really looking into the regular sedans. Basically looking for a car that gives an open air feeling, so the X1 with the great headroom and panoramic roof feels really good and the A3 cabrio is well, the definite choice in this segment. That's a lot of cross shopping I know, but don't really need the Size and diesel frugality of the X1, but the cabriolet is almost too impractical and now comes with a smaller engine.

Btw, do the models in high demand retain about 50% value at 3-4 years? Or is it lower or higher?
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