Damn you sell cars? Want a job?:lol:bascelik said:You sort of throw money away when you buy as well. After 3 years, you car's value depreciates, so you've "thrown" away $12000 in above example. Just the same.
In any case, for 3 years driving the car, you pay certain amount in car's depreciation. Whether you get to keep it afterwards, or not, is still your choice, even with the lease.
Diff is, with the lease you have a choice of keeping it (and paying the rest of its value), whereas when you buy, its all yours from beginning (and you pay full value). Which is better? Depends a lot on the car, you, and depreciation.