averageJoe wrote:You can have Grannie buy it at your/her price (you will have to pay sales tax again even though that was paid up front in the lease...if your state has sales tax) and then you buy it from Grannie for a buck and cost of paperwork, title etc.?
Yes, at the worst I would give her the money to purchase the car, then have it transferred to me. I didn't know if there was an easier way. I certainly don't want to pay PA's sales tax twice. I'll give the lease company a call next month to see what we can work out.
rob wrote:I would call the lease company and see if they have a better offer (I did this once a long time ago).... The last thing they really want is a car to deal with so they will sometimes make an offer that is lower then the lease purchase option - especially if it's a type of car that is lower in value then they projected like maybe an SUV or alike.
It's a Honda Accord, so they hold their value pretty well. I don't know that they will come down off the lease end purchase price. It's already about $2 - 3k lower than what this car is selling for at the local Honda dealers.
Thanks for the responses.