We looked at both buying and leasing. My wife wanted the lower payments but, after looking at the total cost and the fact that we keep our Hondas, we went for the loan at 5.5% for 5 years. With a down of $5,500, we are able to keep the cost of the EX, with some accessories (side step, full mask, cargo cover, cargo tray & mudguards) under $39,000. We didn't get that great a deal with our '95 Accord EX Wagon trade-in but, I think the financing will work for us in the long run.
Henry-Starlight Silver EX