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Rainmaker
5,353,843
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

buy....have it selected already..... BMW Z4...two seater....

Jan 10, 2016 03:57 AM
Rainmaker
140,418
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Just got a Honda Civic for the mileage.  No lease.  I drive too much.  I'm a contrarian, I don't drive a luxury car as I don't want to give the impression to prospective clients that I am better than them.

Jan 10, 2016 04:26 AM
Rainmaker
531,003
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

never lease. always buy. just got an Infinity QX80 for buyers, our listing car is the Infinity G37 sport convertible.

 

Jan 10, 2016 04:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,462,255
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

My cars are always leased. My husband, who manages the books and taxes, feels it's a better option for me.

Jan 10, 2016 05:16 AM
Ambassador
1,706,647
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Cash.

Jan 10, 2016 08:15 AM
Ambassador
1,725,550
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Next car is definitely a lease.  I have it picked out for next year... Audi A5 cabriolet.  Now I just have to decide if it's going to be Brillant Black, Florett Silver or Misano Red Pearl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

With a lease, I'll be paying less, per month, than my Acura TLX.

Jan 10, 2016 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,733,963
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It would be a Hyundi unless we get a Kia dealership in town soon. The most bang for the buck plus that 100,000 mile 10 year warranty.

Or maybe I'd buy a steam roller and go looking for Blair Walsh!

Jan 10, 2016 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
2,416,410
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Never a lease, it will probably be another Chevy HHR, we love them and it wouldn't be new.  They quit making them in 2011.

Jan 10, 2016 04:03 AM
Rainmaker
796,957
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

I am so not a car person and so lease and as long as it runs I have no preference.

Jan 10, 2016 04:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,186,378
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I put too many miles on a vehicle per year.  Buy, no lease for me.

Jan 10, 2016 04:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,506,461
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I always leased changing to a new car every 2-3 years. I'm still waiting for a Tesla:)

Jan 10, 2016 04:41 PM
Ambassador
1,208,009
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Leasing isn't an option for us because of how much we drive.  Amanda has a new Prius and I'm thinking about a new Jeep this spring.  

Jan 10, 2016 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
558,314
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

William,
I have never leased. I don’t drive enough business miles to be worth it. I’m looking for a car and can’t decide what to buy. At my age I have driven just about everything.

Jan 10, 2016 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
220,334
LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

we have the Lexus LS460 FSport which is coming to an end of the lease in 18 months and it's so unique on the road even though now not brand new we are thinking of keeping it.

Jan 10, 2016 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,810
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I always buy and keep my cars for a long time.

Jan 10, 2016 04:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,083,340
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Probably lease.

Jan 10, 2016 04:02 AM
Rainmaker
80,153
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I buy and pay cash or pay them off quickly.  I don't like bills. Volvo XC90.  I like the safety features.

Jan 10, 2016 10:06 AM
Ambassador
931,598
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

William I just bought, picked up last Tuesday. 2015 GMC Sierra 1500. 

Jan 10, 2016 08:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,826,627
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I will always buy 

Jan 10, 2016 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
3,431,438
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Lincoln MKS but buy, drive to many miles.

Jan 10, 2016 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
846,120
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I always buy.

Jan 10, 2016 06:52 AM
Rainmaker
783,581
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Was never a fan of leasing cars. Buy.

Jan 10, 2016 06:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,859,185
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

William,

Follow your accountant's advice.  We each have our own strategy when it comes to cars.  A  

Jan 10, 2016 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
280,399
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Buy.  Cash. 

Jan 10, 2016 06:08 AM
Ambassador
3,985,140
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I leased once and it drove me crazy thinking about staying in my mileage estimate, etc. I am more relaxed owning and being able to do whatever I want with the vehicle including giving it away because it is mine. I have passed my cars down to my kids before.

Jan 10, 2016 06:03 AM
Rainmaker
772,405
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Will be buying a new domestic outright in 2018.

Jan 10, 2016 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
3,645,486
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Buy

Jan 10, 2016 11:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,405,727
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

William Feela Dealers always want you to lease. I've never leased a car and don't ever plan to lease one.

Jan 10, 2016 10:45 PM
Rainmaker
3,936,969
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I always buy a car..I have a Lexus 460 and love it! Not ready to get rid of it!

Jan 10, 2016 10:32 PM
Rainmaker
5,814,092
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like to own our vehicles with no debt.

Jan 10, 2016 09:52 PM
Rainer
149,706
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I get to lease a new one later this year, and being a car nut I have NO idea what I will end up with. I am already making eyes at about a dozen or so makes and models. 

Jan 10, 2016 09:02 PM
Rainmaker
3,587,876
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am not a lease fan! My 2005 Acura TL is just about broke in with 170,000 miles!

Jan 10, 2016 08:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,311,564
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

It would be a Toyota Truck as a purchase as the mileage penalties are to high.

Jan 10, 2016 08:36 PM
Ambassador
2,759,037
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 There are a lot of good options when it comes to purchasing a vehicle.

Jan 10, 2016 05:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Leasing has too many disadvantages.  It is simpler to buy.

Jan 10, 2016 04:13 PM
Rainmaker
2,331,798
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning William. I put too many miles on a car to ever think about leasing. No new car planned in the near future.

Jan 10, 2016 04:11 PM
Ambassador
4,306,594
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Feela - most likely in 2020....and outright purchase!

(I know lease makes more sense).

Jan 10, 2016 03:42 PM
Ambassador
3,695,516
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Not a lease.  

Jan 10, 2016 02:07 PM
Ambassador
2,953,593
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Buy, always before, now and always after.

Jan 10, 2016 01:21 PM
Rainer
68,745
Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

I own two cars right now that I love, but I've been eying an Audi for the last year. I prefer buying rather than leasing, so I'm still debating on this one. 

Jan 10, 2016 12:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,680,021
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Not expected to lease.

Jan 10, 2016 12:39 PM
Ambassador
2,208,849
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I will buy my next new car. 

Jan 10, 2016 12:24 PM
Ambassador
1,770,455
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I currently lease and love it.

Jan 10, 2016 12:00 PM
Rainer
307,160
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I'm not sure. Spoke to a dealer he says I can lease for 5 yrs. by then it will be about paid for and the mileage package would benefit me as well as the tax writeoff for interest...  So it's lease to purchase?  Undecided..

Jan 10, 2016 10:20 AM
Ambassador
4,693,257
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not a renter of vehicles or my home, I like a simple reliable vehicle like a Toyota van or prius.

 

Jan 10, 2016 10:17 AM
Rainer
230,824
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i buy, my wife i get a lease. she likes a new car every three years. i drive my beat up toyo until it acts up too much (like 200k) then get a new one. half the time i am tempted to hit the outside with a hammer to break it in on the first day so i wont regret it when it gets its first ding.lol

Jan 10, 2016 10:13 AM
Rainmaker
2,706,751
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I am a fan of ownership as I tend to keep cars quite a while.

Jan 10, 2016 09:23 AM
Ambassador
3,266,881
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I put too many miles on my cars to lease

Jan 10, 2016 08:55 AM
Rainmaker
772,252
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

William, is this a wish car or practical car? The answers would be very different. The right answer would be "both", suggesting a prosperous year?

We had always bought until last year. My current Connecticut BMW 328ix is a lease, which I like because I can get the latest model in two years. The wish car? Porsche Carrera (for my hubby, as long as he shares).

Love the  BMW 335i six-speed Convertible (own) for cruising around Miami with the top down.

Jan 10, 2016 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,166,893
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

BUY, if you plan on keeping the same brand, leses can work if you go over in miles but if you want to switch, it is too costly

Jan 10, 2016 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,337,002
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do lease my business car to my business, and have another car paid for.

Jan 11, 2016 11:39 PM
Rainmaker
581,667
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Buy, leasing is great if you plan on changing cars regularly.  We buy good cars, take care of them, pay them off early and enjoy them for years.  7-10

Jan 11, 2016 08:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,300,462
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm debating it.  I have the cash to buy (especially after these two listings sell), however I may lease to let the dealer take the depreciation and then buy it in a few years at a lower price.  There are a lot of 0 down, 0% apr leases these days out here and it could be cheaper to go that route.  Especially since I put on 16k miles in the last 1.75 years, I could go for the super low mileage lease.  Just need to make sure I can put in a police radio and an airhorn/PA system without violating any warranty terms.  I know I'm in the clear if I buy... not sure about lease.

 

Next car is a Ford Edge SUV, probably AWD.  I'm planning on keeping the Beemer as a fun car and fixing the top eventually (2 grand, most of which in parts!)

 

I like not having payments, but if I can save a few grand doing a lease-purchase (where have I seen that before???) then it may make sense.  SUVs I can even write off still.  Plus, with the way tech is advancing to the point now that self driving cars (freeways mainly) are in the prototyping stages and in limited production in Europe (Volvo has a really great one), in two-three years I may want to switch to a newer vehicle.

Jan 11, 2016 02:54 AM
Ambassador
1,527,051
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Can't count a lease off anymore.  I just had my 2006 ride repainted and it's good for another 200,000 miles.  

Jan 11, 2016 12:47 AM
Rainmaker
432,524
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

New car?  Not a chance- I love my 2003 Toyota Highlander!  198,500 miles and still kicking.  My mechanic says that my car is in better condition than most of the new ones he sees. Although I do baby her!

Jan 10, 2016 11:44 PM
Rainmaker
3,064,654
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Buy - will see what's out there when we need one

Jan 10, 2016 11:12 PM
Rainmaker
631,712
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Buy, and I don't buy brand new

Jan 10, 2016 11:03 PM
Rainer
186,892
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Plan to buy something for $2,000 or less to drive out to the luxury properties.

Jan 10, 2016 04:17 PM
Rainer
213,835
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

William, it really depends on what kind and price of car you are looking at. If you are using it for work it might be better to buy, but spending $50K is a lot of cash to come up with and even if you finance it, the payments will be high.

If you lease, then buy it at the end of the lease, your sticker shock will be less.

After buying my last 68 cars, I have leased the last two. (I know, I' m a car nut!!)

Jan 10, 2016 07:17 AM