I got a close to zero down lease on 2003 A4 1.8t Quattro (36 months). I am kind of bored with it after a year. I can sell it on the street for $26K and my payoff (purchase quote) is $21K. What I have spent so far in terms of my $299 payment is a fair price to pay for use of a new car. Can I just sell it to a private party, send a portion of the cash I get to VW/Audi credit, and pocket the differrence? Is that commonly done in taht sequence? Sorry, if this is a naiive question, I have always sold cars that were paid for and I had the title. This is in CA, if that matters. Or...should I go with leasetrader.com, and have someone take over my lease? And of course, what to get for a sub-30K daily driver. I test drove a Mini Copper and was not impressed, liked the WRX, but wife does not like the anime character styling. I do not need a lease, as 300 a month is a current comfort level and a psychological selling point for the change. Any feedback from fellow addicts is welcome.