In Reply to: 00 vs 01 posted by Norm on July 05, 2000 at 15:34:15:
For the purpose you state, it would be a big mistake. Your new '00 car would be two model years old the instant the '01 hit the showrooms.
Only buy a '00 if you can save money and will keep it for at least three or more years.
My opinion is one should keep a car at least one year beyond the last payment, preferably more. The larger the down payment the better, complete cash is the best, if buying.
The only time to lease is for business use.