I leased it. They did give me a good deal, in the short run, a lousy deal in the long run. I returned it after 3 years.
The only way a leased automobile is a good financial deal for an individual is if the car is used exclusively for business and the cost can be deducted from your income tax. It still costs an arm and a leg [usually] at the end of the lease when you turn in the car. But the dealer makes it so appealing at first -- because you don't need to have a big down payment. People get hooked that way.