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  • Bruce Richter drives the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport

    When the auto market fell apart last year, the era of cheap car leases came to an abrupt end. And only recently have manufacturers tiptoed cautiously back into offering lease payments for some models, rather than selling them outright. The latest maker to join the lease parade is Tesla Motors, which is now offering leases starting at $1,658 a month on its all-electric 2010 Tesla Roadster and Roadster Sport two-seat convertibles. That payment gets you 30,000 miles over a three-year period. There's also the minor matter of $12,453 due at signing, which includes a $9,900 down payment, the first...

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