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If I wanted to shift brands, is it 'better' to let the new dealer (honda, for example) 'buy out' the lease, or is it better to

(a) buy it myself, direct from the finance company and
(b) then trade it in at the honda dealership?

or is it 'better' to just do it all in one fell swoop--let the new dealership buy out the lease for me and get a new lease in one transaction?

I guess I am looking at the lesser of the evils, given that I dont have a lot of free time on my hands to maximize value. In my mind, most logical thing would be to buy the Soul direct from finance company, then sell it on the secondary market and THEN lease a new vehicle--but that takes a lot of time
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