Thinking of leasing my next car since I only put about 8k miles per year. My question is do you typically lease to be able to afford a nicer car that you could not otherwise afford to buy or do you lease the car you can afford to buy but have a lower monthly payment than had you bought it. Just figuring what the typical reason for leasing is because leasing is much more cheaper on a monthly payment vs. buying. And of course I like the idea of a new vehicle every 3 years. Also, I have no issue with always having a car payment (all about budgeting).