Not sure which side you are on, but here is a simple rule.04TBEXT said::no: There is no comparison between owning and leasing a vehicle. It's like trying to compare owning a home to renting a home. With leasing, like renting, you have zero equity (no ownership). In today's housing market, owning a home may be a financially sound, because of its appreciating value. With an automobile and its depreciating value, its just the opposite. In order to make money on a vehicle, it would have to be super rare or extremely old & desireable.
And just my own observation, to quote AMRAAM4 about Mr. Moneybags who scream, "I need to be noticed" typically do not have the real financial depth they want you to think they have.
You RENT things that depreciate. You BUY things that appreciate.
Cars depreciate. Homes Appreciate.