Hi, I am going to be in the market for a new car before long and am again considering the pros and cons of each method. I have always bought my cars and do not know anything more than the limited amount that I have read on the internet regarding leasing, but since the irs no longer allows you to take off the loan interest (and have not for many years) there is less reason to purchase. I historically have always kept my cars for 9-10 years and got a new one for me or my wife every 5 years or so, but now I am single again and am considering leasing to get a new car every few years. Can anybody give any pointers on what to look out for when leasing, and whether dealer/manufacturer leasing or a general leasing agent is best? I currently own a 2001 Lincoln Town Car but have owned just about every make car on the roads at one time or another. I am looking to get a smaller and cheaper car this time (considering the Mazda Miata, VW Jetta, Mazda5, Honda Fit, Kia Soul, and a few others) but have not made up my mind just yet. Each model I have listed has its strong points and they are all quite different cars; does anybody want to chime in?