See the comments from others. Leasing generally doesn’t work to well unless at least one of the following are true:
Massive rebates on a lease
Unusually high residual
Super low MF
In this case, none of those things are on the table and you’re getting a pretty pathetic discount on a car that hasn’t been selling that well.
I’d suggest reversing your thinking, instead of deciding to buy an Integra and then realize it doesn’t lease well, go to the Marketplace and Share Deals section and see what people are leasing. Your $563 payment on a $38k car is pretty awful, you’ll see people leasing $50k-60k Jeeps for less money, $50k BMWs, etc. On a lease you don’t care about long-term resale or reliability, you’re going to drive it for 36months and give them back the keys.
Not a good deal. In general, Acura has not been playing ball with their cars it seems. My local Acura dealer has 40 Integras and 51 TLX’s on the lot, and still won’t play ball with discounts. Leasing an Acura right now only works if you qualify for their loyalty incentives this month, which I believe add up to 1,750.
These cars need lease support and/or larger discounts.
If they offer solid financing below 5.99% and the residual on the car is good in the high 50s or low 60s it might make sense to finance it. Your monthly will be higher, but your TCO will probably be $100 per mo less if you sell it in 3 to 5 years.
FYI Honda Accords currently lease at about the same price. Most leases ain’t what they used to be.
I just say because I was looking for a fun manual play car with some decent pep…ended up with a GTI SE after driving a few including Si…base GTI S is pretty inexpensive around 30K…you get 240+ HP and 270+ torque…it is a fun car!
I have no idea what planet you’re living on, but if you can get a $35k car for $200/mo, please allow me to visit.
There’s nothing wrong with the Integra inherently. It’s a perfectly fine car, if a bit overpriced. They are sitting on lots because the economy is slowing quite a bit, and there’s very little lease support for any Acura vehicle right now.