@Irvrobinson\nFair enough. The build quality (and materials) of Tesla (from 3rd hand heard, youtube videos) does indeed make domestic cars look much better in comparison.\nI don't hate American cars. In fact my "Japanise" Outback's built-in Indiana. It's cheap to do final assembly for bigger cars closer to the market these cars are driven.\nMy point is that USA domestic brands cars are both expensive to buy and expensive to lease, but there is no logical reason to do so since there is much better value elsewhere.\n\nGot it. I'm not doubting your pricing judgement one bit. The C8 Corvette may be a huge bargain, but the new Tahoe isn't. I saw one on my street and thought it looked pretty nice. So I configured one online to look similar... over $86K. For a Tahoe? Well, at least it can actually tow something more than a canoe, unlike any of the unibody German models that can't even tow a fold-down camper without blowing its tongue-weight limit.\n\nHere's an example: Chevy 2020 Equinox AWD with 2.0T block. Add few features to make it similar trim and it's already MSRP at 40k. Well, this is just half the picture. The other shoes fall then you look at depreciation charts:\nhttps:\/\/caredge.com\/chevrolet\/equinox\/depreciation\nhttps:\/\/caredge.com\/subaru\/outback\/depreciation?y=0&p=31%2C638+&o=3&m=13500\n\nAnd Equinox has less cargo space than Outback.\n\nHad an Equinox as a rental, once. You didn't see it on my list, did ya? ;-)\n\nMaybe only muscle cars are an exception to the rule. One could get lots of power with a domestic muscle car for relatively little money. Unfortunately, I'm not in the market for sports\/muscle cars - my Accord 2.0 is fast enough to have a bit of fun at 5.5seconds 0-60.\n\n\nGood thinking. The American muscle cars are not my style. Too big or too impractical. The Charger is the closest thing to something I could live with, but it is huge.