Well, since this thread has become more or less about leasing vs buying, I'll chime in (as a buyer)
One big thing, I don't end up with a highly versatile $500+ hitch to carry my bikes and excess cargo around if I lease the car. Most folks limit their investments in leased vehicles because they are not really 'theirs'
Buyers don't (and shouldn't) look back. The whole point is to keep the car and then not have to worry about ANY car payments in the years that follow. Resale value should be a fairly minor point for a buyer. I have thought more about this with the 2013 model promising a few more miles on a charge. Maybe this becomes important if your normal driving takes you near the edge of electric range. However, with a 20 mile round trip commute, it is a fools errand to be focusing on those few miles. Day in and day out, the Volt will meet our transportation needs. Boredom, or envy, may await several years from now, from something I cannot yet predict, but the Volt is the first car I have ever had that made me act to obtain the new vehicle just because it existed. I saved lots and lots of bucks by buying, and keeping, vehicles around for a decade (or more). The author of the article made it clear that he didn't like to 'own' a depreciating asset. Well, that's not sound thinking. If you go into business for yourself, you better cast that out that window- life is FULL of owning things that become worth less over time. You make money by keeping AND USING the thing. And you MAINTAIN it so it doesn't have to be replaced by ANOTHER THING. Financial 'gurus', to me, never seem to get the big picture, but then again, that's why I stopped listening to them years ago. This guy tells me I am smart for using a Volt; THAT is something I will agree with.