Here is the commonwealth of Virginia you pay (for a lease mind you) sales tax on the FULL value of the car the day the lease starts.
In addition, every year you get assesed property tax! Gotta love paying PROPERTY tax on something that is not even your PROPERTY. Their reasoning is they dont tax you, they tax the leasing company (BMWFS) who in turn taxes you. Under the same (il)logic apartment dwellers should have the property tax passed on to them too!
Don't get me wrong, I know taxes are a way of life, but if you are going to tax people that much on their automobiles, at least have some decent roads (of which we DO NOT!)
I do not live here by choice, and once my military service is up I will be moving!