Ronald Perkins 5pts This is an interesting article. I had no idea that so many more people were ditching their leases. I think it's partly because people are having to deal with increasing prices on bills and everything we buy, and a monthly lease cost on top of all of that is a waste because you don't even own the car. Number 1 on the 2012 list was that they no longer need the car. I believe that people are realizing that they don't really need to drive a new car every few years and could get by with a cheaper car.