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Here are the relevant facts I'm picking up on.
Buyout quote as of today (direct thru finance co): $12k
Residual Value: $9500 +$900 disposition fee = $10.4k
Remaining payments: $2k

In summary:
Buy the car today costs you $12k +tax/reg
Buy the car at end of lease costs you $12.4k + tax/reg

So $400 more to wait. But, you can walk into any dealership today and trade the leased vehicle. I did this once. Negotiate your trade in as $11k and you'll roll the negative equity of $1k into the new deal. The dealership will handle the payoff with the leasing company.
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