Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 10:15:38 -0400
From: 'nuther Bob <nonenopsam.nom>
Subject: Re: Saab Depreciation: Greater than most?

On Sat, 03 May 2003 17:48:36 -0300, Dexter J <> wrote: >Thusly: > >a: I can afford a monthly of 'X' and I can get a car that won't break down >on me so I can afford to pick up all my bills in the course of a month.. > >later: > >Crap - I can't afford the spread between the agreed value in my lease This is the great fallacy of leasing. Dealers love leasing because it lets them "put people into cars" for less per month - and they are always trying to sell the monthly payment, not the purchase price. They don't care that you are getting a terrible deal and will be left holding the bag in a few years. But, people like to live in a fantasy world and believe that they can afford, in fact, really _deserve_, a car that makes no financial sense whatsoever. Bob

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