Interestingly enough, 3 years ago, I would've never considered leasing. Then S60 came along, and for the first time in my life I leased. Now, I think there's a big chance that any next Volvo (and we'll always have a Volvo now) will most likely be a lease.I bought mine just because that's what I've always done - have never leased a car.
I bought it too and use to think like you. The key to buying is keeping for a long time. But the last 3 cars we've owned, 2007 VW Eos, 2006 Lexus IS250 and the S60 has had major engine work done inside of 50k miles. Fortunately the warranty covered every one but my faith in the longevity of modern engines is waning. I'm wondering now if leasing might be the way to go from now on.Bought it. I don't understand why anyone outside of a corporation would lease a vehicle.