Nearly every car manufacturer right now is offering special lease deals. But they come and go, so you have to be on the look out. For example, Honda's big $0-$0-$0-$0 promotion was only through March and April.
These manufacturer-backed leases are usually very good deals. Most require money up front at lease signing, but if you're short on cash, it's $20-$30 more per month for every $1000 you defer.
The cheapest promotional lease deals are in the $175 range, generally 36 months, 12K miles per year, and require some down payment and first month's payment.
Check out some of the better lease deals being offered right now:
|Kia Soul||$129 a month, $2279 due at signing|
|Toyota Matrix||$149 a month, $2949 due at signing|
|Honda Civic||$159 a month, $1399 due at signing|
|Hyundai Elantra||$159 a month, $1399 due at signing|
|Scion xD||$187 a month, $837 due at signing|
|Toyota Camry||$189 a month, $1999 due at signing|