Labor Day introduced some fantastic lease deals on entry luxury cars as 2011 models are clearing showrooms for 2012 inventory. Call the dealership and negotiate the due at signing amounts on these options.
2011 BMW 328i– $299/mo. for 36 months with $4824 due at signing
Although its 10,000 annual mile cap and nearly 5K in due at signing money, the $33,500 midsize is one of the most coveted in America. From its consecutive Car and Driver award winner status to its impeccable handling dynamics, the 2011 3-Series sports the iDrive system with its industry anomaly one dial controls, breakneck speed (0 to 60 in less than five seconds), and solid crash test scores with wet weather braking system.
For a cheaper alternative, negotiate the 2011 Buick Regal with its $259/mo. for 39 months with $1779 due at signing offer last month. Many critics have recited the Regal for being just as defined at a much lower price. Some dealerships may be open to negotiation this time of year.
2011 Acura TSX –$309/mo. for 36 months with $2499 due at signing
The TSX is arguably Acura's most refined model. This $30,400 machine runs on 21/29 mpg and comes with an automatic V6 for 280 horsepower with a base four cylinder running 201HP. Its interior has suffered criticism for confusing controls but doesn't skip on luxury with moon roof, Bluetooth, an information display, and iPod integration. A technology package comes optional with an ELLS surround sound system and a rearview camera for $3000 more.
2011 Honda Odyssey– $319/mo. for 36 mo. with $1999 due at signing
A sub $360/mo. (after taxes) on the No. 1 minivan in America is a sweet deal. Impressive mpg (18/27), up to eight-person seating, 10+ cup holders, increased room, expandable second rows, and kid friendly cabin technology makes this minivan the concert hall of minivans. Safety and reliability scores are above average, making the Odyssey a solid choice for families.