I bought my Cayman S new in 2006 as I planned on keeping it for a long time. I considered importing from the US (I live in Canada) but the Canadian dealers promised me that they would never drop the price, in fact they said that they would moving to void the imported cars warrantees. 6 months after I bought my car they dropped the price $10,000. If I leased I would have avoided this hit to my wallet.
Regardless, I will never buy a Porsche again out of principal. Or if I do, it will be used and I will import it. I'm looking at a more beautiful styled car for my next one anyways. Thinking about the Jag XK or F type, AM Vantage or Maserati GT.
Originally Posted by Superfluous
I think leasing almost never works in your favor. The only time I see it being advantageous is if you wreck your car (loss of value), the value plummets like a rock, or the car has so many pricey options that you wouldn't recover the cost of on resale.