Don't they also limit your mileage?I leased a minivan a few years ago, and there was definitely a penalty to turning it in early, and any scratches, dents, problems, mismatched tires, worn tires, stains, etc... they really charge you for. I will never lease again.
I still think you are better off just buying the car, and trying to pay more into the balance than you "have to" to build up equity (so it's worth more than you owe on it). Then you can sell it yourself.
That's just my opinion. I'm sure there are people that will say that leases are ok, but it just wasn't for me.
Edit: Plus, you can't really do any modifications to a leased car.
I recall knowing a guy that had leased a vehicle but couldn't drive it because he was near the mileage limit. :screwy:
I always looked at vehicle leases to be for those that want to cycle into a new vehicle every few years and aren't concerned about always having a car payment.