Thinking of leasing a Nissan Altima

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  1. Ebtek

    Ebtek Afraid of 138

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    anyone have any experience with them?
    what do they come with, base?
    moonroof? leather?

    are they decently quick? there's a 4 and 6 cylinder right?
     
  2. J300ZTT-ATL

    J300ZTT-ATL New Member

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    don't lease unless you have another car too..
    I could never stay close to the mileage of a lease.

    They are nice cars though, my ex's mom has a new one.
     
  3. Mr.Fusion

    Mr.Fusion feast upon my magnificence

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    jrmcm Actriz Porno

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    I've got an '03 3.5SE. It's a decent enough car. Pretty decent power for a midsized sedan. The interior is kinda cheap and not to visually apealing, though the redesigned '05 interior is worlds better. Torque steer is unbelievably bad. I've had mine for a little more than a year and a half, and haven't had a single problem with it.
     
  5. Jcolman

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    Leasing is not the best financial move. Buy a used car....pay cash. If you can't pay cash, buy a used car anyway and pay it off. Then make payments to yourself. Soon you'll be able to buy a nicer car with cash. Keep making payments to yourself....not the bank.
     
  6. Faithless

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    DONT lease.

    Big mistake. You throw money and throw money at it and in the end, you have nothing.

    My friend is leasing a Celica for 580/mo (the fully loaded GT) and she is only allowed certain mileage on it. She is already getting close to her yearly allowance of miles and she has only had it for 5 months!!!!!!
     
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    Honestly, if you cant afford to buy it now, save up until you can.
     
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    SlickStick New Member

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    It isn't always a bad decision. With my car I am definitely not going to keep it after the five year lease is up, I am going to buy something better. Therefore we have just made lower payments then with financing the car, and don't have to deal with selling it in the end. Buying a used car wouldn't have been as good for me because we got a good deal, and with repairs that are bound to be needed on a car out of warrantty I would have ended up spending more money then with the lease.
     
  9. N8

    N8 This fucking guy.

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    :werd:

    Leasing can be a good idea, it just depends on the situation. HOWEVER, most people lease for the wrong reasons. :hs:
     
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    So, you are making payments on a car you will not own. You arent going to get credit toward a new car at the end of the lease. Why not just get the new car now and be that many more years closer to paying it off?
     
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    N8 This fucking guy.

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    Hoss Nah, i had water yesterday

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    Nissan Good
    Leasing Bad
     
  13. if you're going to get Jap Crap, at least take a look at the Acuras for better style.

    3.2, RSX Type-S, etc, etc..
     
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    Sorry, your friend is an idiot...I have my Sentra Spec V lease for 215/month, and I have seen 3 series BMW's for around $285 month, she must have had NO down payment at all. Also, I have 15k miles which is more then enough for me, you can get leases with different amount of miles. Sure some people it won't work, but if you only need 15k then you're fine. If you arent going to keep a car after say, five years, and you lease it sure you made payments to use the car then you send it back and you have nothing. If you buy a new car, make payments on your 10yr loan, then after five years don't want it you sell the car and pay the rest of the loan off to the bank. What do you have? NOTHING. It works the same either way. Only time it would be absolutely better to buy is when you know for sure that you're going to pay the car entirely off then keep it.
     
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    :wtf: Jap crap :ugh: Plus the car you listed is an entirely different class of car, he obviously wants a four door with a decent amount of space. The TL is about 5-10k more also.
     
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    Because right now I don't have the money to get that car I want later obviously :slap: I need to wait until my insurance costs get better, a LOT better. And you do get credit towards the new car at the end of the lease, never heard of a buy out? We calculated it and our buyout is roughly the same as flat making payments toward it. (The total price of the car - all the payments we have made = my buyout) SUre some people get raped but you have to be smart and haggle. It might also make a big difference that my dad had perfect credit.
     
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    The ONLY instance I can think of where leasing makes sense is if the car is a business deduction. Otherwise, leasing is absolutly the wrong way to go.

    I don't plan on keeping my car more than five years either, but I bought it used, for cash, and haven't put more than $800 into it for repairs in the last three years. I've saved a lot more money than $800 in interest alone. Plus I'm paying myself....not some bank....and I have something I can sell in a year or so when I go to get a new car.
     
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    She put down $1000, but she doenst have good credit. But she couldnt get accepted for financing ANYWHERE for a new car to own.

    Thats why if you cant afford a brand new car, you really shouldnt be leasing either.

    Just get an uglier older car that runs well and save up til you CAN afford the brand new car. You will have MORE money to put toward a REALLY good car instead of having a so so amount of money for a decent new car.

    :dunno:

    Some people are just OBSESSED with having a brand new car that they are willing to jump into outrageous contracts or just throwing away money on "renting" a car for a few years.
     
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    I paid 2000 for my old benz. Its still in great shape and runs beautifully.

    Now I can save money instead of paying big monthly payments :big grin:
     
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    The money I spent on down payment would not have gotten me anything better then the car I already owned buying it outright :rofl: You can't compare buying a cheap car outright to buying a car you need to finance/lease. That is a completely different argument. Also, who do you make payments to when you finance a car buying it? The bank :eek3:
     
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    Right on!! I've never known anyone who's leased a car and was happy at the end of the lease. When you lease, you're paying out the ass just to drive a new car and you end up with nothing to show. If you do the "buy out", you're still paying a premium price for a now used car.
     
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    I'm one of those people who leased and would not do it again. :wavey:


    Buying a reliable used car > Leasing a new car.
     
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    Dos Equis4 nebraska democrat (oxymoron?)

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    i pay 224 a month for my 2000 civic si..

    i have good credit, had a 2k down payment
     
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    See once again we are arguing a different point here. Yes in your friends case it was a dumb idea because she is getting RAPED buy interest and is paying an enormous amount of money. In her case she needed to buy something shitty and build credit, but she couldn't get herself to do that. My dad makes more then enough money to where if he wanted he could have bought my car outright (not going to get into a pissing contest here), but that isn't what he wanted to do since I wouldn't keep this car anyways. So we make LOW payments and I have a new car :bigthumb: We're arguing different points.

    living outside your means with huge leases-bad
    leasing because it works in your situation and you got a good deal -perfectly fine

    I just wanted you all to realize that leasing is not ALWAYS bad.
     
  25. Jcolman

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    Like I said...if you can't afford to buy a cheap car with cash, borrow the money and buy a cheap used car. You'll pay it off a lot quicker than a new car. Then, when the car is paid off...keep making those payments... to yourself. Put the money in the bank every month. In a couple of years, you'll be able to sell the old car, and buy a nicer car for cash. Keep making payments, again to yourself, and before you know it, you're buying new cars for cash!! That's how you get ahead in this world. Paying yourself insead of the bank.
     

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