Re: Buy or Lease??
No matter how you slice it, leasing is more expensive. Like I said, it's easier to write-off as business expense and the payments are lower than a finance. However, if you total all the expenses at the end of the period, a finance is least cost.
Also, when comparing the two, you make assumptions like "I won't get in any accidents" and "I won't go over the mileage".... but in reality, these things happen and the lease company will ding you at every chance they get. Up here, the normal mileage per year is 24,000km (15,000miles)... I couldn't keep it under that if I tried. So for every km after that, they ding you a large amount! Those dimes add up quickly and you end up paying $thousands -or- they offer you the 'easy' way out of leasing another one of their cars. It's a rock & hard place sell... not a good place to be.
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