Is it an Audi (VW) lease? How many years was it? With both my TTS (2011 TTS and 2015 TTS Comp Pkg), I had equity in them at the end of the lease. The lease have a pay off just like any other loan. Have you checked into the payoff vs the value? I have about 5,000 in my current car as it was appraised when I put down the deposit. Check into it. The 2011 I traded in about 3 months early. The 2015 lease ended in February but Audi lets you extend it at same payment and same decline per month as original residual for up to 6 months.