For the purposes of this post, I would say you should spell out your example. Demonstrate that you can find a similar car, that is a few years old for £7k plus what additional costs there would be over 3 years and 24k miles. There some known ones like MOT and Road Tax, plus at least one major service (possibly involving cambelt). Purchase method might include cost of interest to be added. Reasonable assumption around additional maintenance or repairs. Finally, what oculd you easily expect to sell it for (or value it a) after those 3 years and 24k miles. Granted you may keep it longer than 3yrs and the rate of depreciation tails off, but it's the closest you're going to get to a direct comparison for a lase vs buy 2nd hand - although by virtue of it being a 2nd hand, older car, it's not really comparable.
in fairness, i switched to leasing (after always buying £2.5-£4k 2nd hand cars and keeping for 5 years) by reading these deal threads. I now lease. The obvious advantage for e has been reliability in the car as I was often paying for repairs and extra maintenence, which can be expected for a car over 10 years old. i'm approaching the end of my first lease in Oct. I was lucky to get a very good deal. Would I consider leasing again? it depends on the experience of handing to back and how nit picky they are. I know Iv'e got a few repairs to do to body work but as mentioned above, I'm consciously thinking about mileage as I approach my last 6 months and the fair wear & tear is a bit of an unkown, even with the BVRLA guide. I may consider buying 2nd hand but upping y budget to £6-£7k and banging that on my credit card (2 years interest free) if a dealer accepts CC payment with no additional charge. Back to the original point, even if constantly repeated arguments, it's a good place to have them. Helps many people as it helped me understand
that's my thought too. Usually I would find the best deal available elsewhere then ask a few dealers to see if they could mach the payments, less the processing fee.£300 is quite hefty fee for a dealer. I would expect it to be £180 max, if not zero.
OP, I was just looking at the mailshot from Allen Ford now and this is the direct link to your deal above https://www.fordleasingdeals.com/new-car-offers/ford-focus/ cracking deal considering there aren't many cheap lease deals around at the moment.
Yeah the new 3008. It looks great in the brochure but once you're actually in one the interior, although smartly designed is very cheaply built considering the price of the car. I thought the Qashqai drove nicer too. Merc threw a £7000 deposit contribution into my deal so maybe I got lucky!