I realize monthly payments are less when you lease instead of buy. Then I see people with these great new leased cars who limit what they do, where they go, and where they will work because they are worried about going over on the mileage. I know someone that has a crappy job fairly close to home and he can barely afford the lease. There is a potential better job opportunity he can explore, but he doesn't want to drive any further than he does now because he is scared of the potential overage. I didn't understand why he just didn't get something maybe a year or two older and buy that for about the same monthly payment. Then he could drive it wherever he wanted without repercussions.