- Feb 11, 2008
Renting a car just seems nuts to me. Sure, you may get a late-model car, but a) you're in an endless pay cycle and b) you don't own the thing. Also, mileage restrictions... It seems the same as renting a phone from Verizon.Leasing makes it possible for anyone to drive around and look rich. Some really don't mind endlessly paying monthly payments for something you won't own. Not my cup of tea.
The best cost/value option is buy a solid car used that you know was looked after, keep it maintained, and drive it for a long time. I'm at 100k with my x1 I paid 18k for 4 years ago, it still drives and looks beautiful. I plan to drive it to 200k at least. If they can't fix the longevity and replacement issues with current batteries, I'll likely never buy an EV since my above model won't work.