Elite Member & Kitchen Overlord
- Feb 14, 2004
I enjoyed reading your thinkings on the cars. Have you tried a 2014 Fiesta though? They've changed up some of the dynamics from the 11-13 models. Also, Focus? Focus HB actually leases about 10/m cheaper than the Fiesta because of higher residuals.
That reminds me, the other one I'm rolling around as an option is the 2013 Honda Fit. My wife really misses her Fit. It only gets 33 MPG, but the leasing deals are pretty nice right now:
1. $0 down, $0 deposit, $0 return fee, $0 first month payment - $200 a month for 35 months
2. $2,000 down, $149 a month (my trade-in is about $2,700, so that'd take care of the down payment & then some)
It is also a Top Safety Pick for 2013, which makes me more comfortable, and it'd make my wife happy. I'd be stuck driving the (boring) Civic, but it also gets 40 MPG highway, so that'd double my Volvo's MPG instantly.