Some People are adamant that leasing is best (for them), while others are dead-set against it; here are some thoughts and you decide for your self.
This question is more difficult to answer than yes or no. It really depends on your lifestyle, financial situation and your preferences.
Certain lifestyles may work better with leasing than others. For instance, if you entertain business clients, leasing allows you to drive an up-scale model for less (and there may be a tax write-off for certain professions). Other people just like to drive a brand-new car every two or three years. So ultimately, leasing isn't only a dollars-and-cents question — it's about personal tastes or priorities.
However, for some people, everything is a dollars-and-cents issue. For those people, a long term investment can payoff.
Thoughts on Leasing a Car
The lists below summarize the pros and cons of leasing vs. buying.