Originally Posted by jfu
If you are going to lease a car, you should go for 2012. If you are going to buy it, go with 2013 because a newer year model is going to worth more given the same option and mileage.
I'm not sure I quite get your reasoning. My next car "purchase" will be a lease. Are you suggesting that no one should lease a 2013, but instead lease a 2012 and buy 2013 or just according to the OP's situation? In addition, would the price spread between the 2012 and 2013 be that significant to go from one purchasing option to a totally different one? Just need more clarification.