wow! look at this ad that was attached to my fence a week or two back.
i know it's cut off here, but that says "$3* a day" for a sentra. how could i resist? i'm marching over to the dealership as instructed right now! to buy a car. well, no, to lease a car, but it's as good as mine. right?
but, wait, "3*" isn't a number, is it? i wonder what that "*" means? oh, there's the fine print right there, right above the sentra and the american flag that makes me feel so patriotic about buying -- i mean leasing -- a japanese car. let's see, "36 month lease + tax/fees." no big deal. "$4999 due at signing." wtf! "$0.15 per excess miles, 12,000 miles per year." huh?! cost of maintenance i guess.
okay, time to bust out the calculator. so, $4999 + 36 * $99 ($8563) gets me the car for 3 years. hmmm, that comes to $7.82 a day or at least $0.24/mile (that $0.15 overage doesn't sound so bad now, does it?). a day pass only costs $6. and i get unlimited miles. hmmm...decisions, decisions.