In some states, government incentives can make leasing a ridiculously practical option. Exhibit a: four families in my church (out of maybe 50) have leases on Leafs (Leaves?) as second vehicles. In Washington state, after government incentives, they're paying around $200.00 per month for the lease, which makes it an… » 7/15/14 7:21pm 7/15/14 7:21pm

Took me about a week to get good at it. It was the only car available to me.
Also, once you get comfortable with it, learning to heel-toe on downshifts (or just use the sides of your foot if you have big feet like I do) is fairly simple; I do it without even thinking about it now. » 2/22/14 8:53pm 2/22/14 8:53pm

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