I am going to have to agree with the others on here. 1K for a lease is crazy I mean damn my mortgage in 715/mo.
Save the cash and do whatever you want with it. IMO you can't go wrong with any FX or G. 35, 45, 37 or 50.
I bought my wife this 2004 FX35 3 years ago with 160K on it for $8,700. It just hit 210K on it. It is in great condition for an 04. I need to get a highlight restoration on it though. Would make it look so much better.