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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

There's no doubt leasing facilitates this and helps people get into vehicles they can't really afford. However, so does 60 and 72 month zero down loans but no one ever seems to focus on this. Also, a material folks that do this will trade in while upside down thus compounding the problem.

Exactly. The 0% or very low rates are super optically attractive, but they don't hold much water at all if you don't weigh in TCO. It's nuts to me that people make those choices - and these are also the people that have the rest of what they have hinge financially. Meh.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


There's no doubt leasing facilitates this and helps people get into vehicles they can't really afford. However, so does 60 and 72 month zero down loans but no one ever seems to focus on this. Also, a material folks that do this will trade in while upside down thus compounding the problem.

You mean the 84 month loans there do now?

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To be fair, cars also last longer these days. Used to be a big deal when you hit 100k, but lots of Hondas out there are over 200k without ridiculous maintenance costs. Seeing more longer term warranties too.

Given that (and low/zero rates), financing a car over a longer period then 36 months doesn't have to be bad.
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I wish I could have gotten a 120 month loan on my appreciating e46.
post #20075 of 26361
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

To be fair, cars also last longer these days. Used to be a big deal when you hit 100k, but lots of Hondas out there are over 200k without ridiculous maintenance costs. Seeing more longer term warranties too.

Given that (and low/zero rates), financing a car over a longer period then 36 months doesn't have to be bad.

Neither does leasing have to be bad.

I think we all have different preferences about how we handle our transportation needs. There's no doubt buying a Honda Accord and driving the fuck out of it would cost way less than how I handle my transportation needs. There's no doubt buying dress clothes from Mens' Warehouse would cost way less than how many folks here meet their clothing needs. Absolutely nothing wrong with Mens' Warehouse in regards to how the vast majority of folks views their products.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

There's no doubt leasing facilitates this and helps people get into vehicles they can't really afford. However, so does 60 and 72 month zero down loans but no one ever seems to focus on this. Also, a material folks that do this will trade in while upside down thus compounding the problem.

Nothing like being upside down on a brand new car for the first 2 years or so you own it. Have had several friends bash the idea of leasing while doing this. Meanwhile they're paying $430/mo for a V6 Camaro.
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Speaking of Priuses, I can see myself owning one down the line when I have a 3-4 car garage for dat gas mileage.
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Speaking of Priuses, I can see myself owning one down the line when I have a 3-4 car garage for dat gas mileage.

3-4 car garage and worrying about dat mpg
post #20080 of 26361
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

3-4 car garage and worrying about dat mpg

Just doing my part to stave off global warming pressures brah.

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post #20081 of 26361
Please don't get a Prius. This forum will have to get in line and nut punch you one by one
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Don't worry. I'll set my cruise control to 55 mph on the left lane.

Will also do some mods, namely the rear view and side mirror delete mods.
post #20083 of 26361
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Just doing my part to stave off global warming pressures brah.

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Because Lithium Ion batteries are very eco-friendly. :smarmy:

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Because Lithium Ion batteries are very eco-friendly. mwink%5B1%5D.gif

See, my damie, Pootie Tang don't wa-da-tah to the shama cow... 'cause thats a cama cama leepa-chaiii, dig?
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Don't forget the turn blinker delete and the 13.1 sticker
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