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Old 01-24-2012, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Robert A View Post
Perhaps a lot of folks lease because they like the payment.

That said, for long-term buyers, it also makes sense to lease with an eventual plan to purchase. There are two reasons behind this logic: 1) If the car turns out to be a dud or you wreak it, you can unload it at the end of the lease and 2) if the car is worth less than the residual, you can often negotiate a lower buyout price -- effectively giving you another bite at the apple. The downside to the lease is that the cost of money (the effective APR) is often a little higher.
This is a valid point. Some people look at it as buying an option to purchase depending on future performance and circumstances.

Then and Than are different words and they are not interchangeable.

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