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May 19, 2014 8:08AM
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The problem I see with some of these deals  is they are leases.  For me a lease is you pay for the deprecation and they own the car and if you go over the mileage look out. I prefer to buy the car and drive it 12 years like my last one then get a newer one. I just replaced my 20o2 Buick with a 2011 Ford, but  I still drive my 1997 Ford  Ranger truck as I can't find a reasonably priced replacement for it. The wheels have not fallen off the truck either, so no real need yet and the truck is still in good shape for the year.   
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Another stupid article that was nothing more than an advertisement. You missed cars that had $6k rebates on them yet you listed $60k vehicles with a paltry $2k rebate. How dumb are you people there?
May 16, 2014 4:29AM
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The problem with these "best deals" like these is that these are tools to incentivize cars for the benefit of the manufacturer and sometimes at the expense of the buyer.  If manufacturers are using these to push cars off the lots before a new model comes out, the buyer may see a higher drop in value.  This could place someone in a position where they owe more than the car is worth.  Highly incentivized lease deals mean the buyer may have zero flexibility to get out of a lease because the residual is too high.  Lastly, high incentives may also cheapen the overall value of the car, further adding to low resale values down the road, which is why some manufacturers will never offer cash incentives.  Not true for all cars of course, but you have to be careful.  Just going after cheap payments may hurt you in the longer term.
May 19, 2014 9:43AM
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2500.00 down on a lease is equal to prepaying 70.00 per month so if a lease is 199 with 2500 down its really 269 per mo. 1.9% is the going rate for most credit unions with good credit
May 19, 2014 10:09AM
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best  deals- not with a lease by a long shot- figure amount down plus monthly plus limit on miles and then no ownership after--- leases originated for big shots who have expensive luxury work vehicles to get around the IRS limits on deductions - they have advisors-- now for the rest of us- buy what you like, what is practical for YOU and reliable plus safe, screw the rest of this poor pitch for leases.
May 19, 2014 10:43AM
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Got my 2000 Mazda Protégé with about 220,000 miles on it and still going strong. Just a little rust issue where the dealer forgot to put rubber seals on the spoiler. Just regular maintenance and replaced struts 2x, brakes 2x, 2x mufflers. I think I'm getting my money's worth out of it.
May 19, 2014 11:23AM
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There wasn't a single "Best Deal" I would even consider.  These deals are trying to move vehicles I have no need for or wouldn't consider buying.  Leases may work for some people but I think they hurt more people.  I wouldn't touch a lease--costs you more than it's worth if you buy a decent car and keep it for its useful/reliable life.
May 19, 2014 12:19PM
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Like others said, it's just an ad for leasing cars. Leases aren't for everyone, but they do make them affordable IF you can stay within the milage AND you take really good care of the vehicle. This is how they ding you. Try and trade it in early and you get hosed. I've only leased a car once, drove it way under the milage and took excellent care of it, and still was upside down trying to trade it in early--even after the dealer came looking for this vehicle early. Which was just another ploy to get you to buy a new vehicle.

May 19, 2014 12:28PM
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interest free my a$$ only if you are so rich you don't actually have to borrow to buy!!!  
May 19, 2014 2:47PM
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Manufacturing all these vehicles is not sustainable - who do they think is going to lease or buy them?  The 1% doesn't want them, the poor can't get financing.  The baby boomers are getting too old to drive, they're gonna be selling theirs and be done.  The middle class can no longer afford to play this game, they will just economize and buy used vehicles, or hang on to what they've got.  Half the kids graduating high school aren't in any hurry to get a car because they can't afford the car or the insurance on it. 

 

But in narcissistic denial of the grim new reality, manufacturers and dealers are stockpiling new unsold cars all over the world and eventually they will run out of room.  Heaven forbid they could make them affordable, better to let them rot on a rented lot and eventually cram them into a landfill never driven.  Its the Grapes of Wrath all over again only with redundant machinery.  I bet they could manufacture half the amount of vehicles and still not have a viable market for them.

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