What J says - in essence.
We've 'always' had two cars - 'always' being the last 20-odd years. We are living in a small village with little or no local facilities or shops and with very limited public transport; family lives all over Europe and cycling to work is not an option. Hence: two cars.
One is the lease car that comes with my job (not that I actually need it other than for getting to the office, I just got 'lucky' 20 years ago and did some proper salary and emoluments negotiation), the other one is - well - the other one.
'The other one' has been the Spider for the last 5 years, mainly little Lancia's before then. All second hand.
My lease cars have been whatever was in the company garage at the time I came up for renewal (Audi A4, Ford Mondeo twice, Volvo V40 - all of these were run by other drivers before me - and it showed, most of the time. I ran these to the end of the lease term, then got to pick something else within reason).
Whenever there was nothing in the garage, I got to choose a car of my own. I had an 156 sportswagon (that we loved
), a GT (that we loved
) and a MiTo (that we loved
). We have had a Merc CLA for the last year and a half.
We decide on the basis of necessity, distance that needs covering, mood and weather who takes which car on any given day. The company car is obviously the cheapest to run as it comes with 'free' fuel. The Spider makes the nicer sound - and (duh) the top comes off.
We love it.
We take care of our cars, regardless of the true owner (us or the lease company).
It's like kids: different but equally loved.
Your mileage may vary.