Last post on Nov 30, 2009 at 5:34 PM
You are in the Subaru Forester
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Forester, Volkswagen Golf, Volvo V50, Car Comparisons, Wagon
#8 of 9 Re: reply [cdndriver]
Nov 30, 2009 (9:53 am)
I always buy, rather than lease, but Forester offers up to 62% residuals on 3 year leases. So it has best-in-class residuals, making leasing better than competitors.
A Jetta TDI wagon would appeal to me, especially with the $1800 Fed tax rebates. I'm just not convinced VW has exorcised their reliability demons (check the DSG issues being reported).
#9 of 9 Re: reply [cdndriver]
Nov 30, 2009 (5:34 pm)
I don't want to have something I'm not really happy with.
That is hitting the nail on the head. You shouldn't settle for something, whether you lease or buy!
The final choice in the lease/buy question comes down to how long you keep it. If you plan to recycle in three or four years, you will be hard pressed to make out better with a purchase than a lease. But, run the numbers and you will find a pretty clear winner. Also, there are those intangibles that you cannot really factor. For example, had you purchased your wagon whose lease is now up, would you be in this predicament in the first place?