In Reply to: Did you lease or buy???? posted by akula on August 14, 1999 at 14:58:55:
but don't you end up paying more in the long run of you decide to buy after your lease is up? Also, I can't see handing over the keys after I've paid $17-$20k over three years
: Generally, I like to lease. Leasing gives me a free embedded option (similar to a mortgage) to either buy the car or return it. Specfically, I can buy the car if the residual is below market or return the car if its a lemon, too small, or not what I expected.
: Leasing gives me maximum flexibility - as well as lower monthly payments.