Do you drive a lot??? I do a ton....A lease would never work for me because I put on about 20,000 miles per year!! Which leads me to a few points. 1st COMFORT...I want my vehicle to be like my couch (MINI Cooper) where I can relax and enjoy the ride. 2nd SPEED...Let's be honest, if you spend this much time in a car you just wanna get to where you're going in a hurry (MINI Cooper) and it should be fun if you are logging a ton of miles. 3rd LOOKS....It has to be sharp (MNI Cooper) it's an accessory in my world so my car MUST turn heads. Lastly, my kids make a lot of decisions for me and tell me what they like and want......MINI COOPER!!! Check one of their 21 versions of MINI's today at www.internationalmini.com then go see my boy Joe at International MINI on HWY 100!!!!