If you like to drive newer, safer, more reliable cars, prefer not to make a sizeable down payment every 3-4 years, and also do not drive an excessive amount of miles yearly, then a new car lease might be right for you. Leasing is better for people who would prefer to escape the annoyance of buying and selling every time they want to upgrade to a new car, truck, or SUV.
Conversely, if you want long term automotive relationships with a larger sense of ownership and commitment, then buying could be what’s best for you. Car-buying is typically best for shoppers who don’t mind driving the same car or truck for over five years or even until it is no longer fit for the highway.
Being aware of the pros, cons, and overall benefits of buying vs leasing a car or truck is imperative. Be sure to consider vehicle ownership, monthly payments, repair costs, and potential savings when considering the best new car financing type for you.
When it comes to vehicle financing, new car, truck, or SUV ownership surely comes along with many well-known advantages, most associated with outright ownership of the car or truck. You may not realize, but, there are also some great advantages to leasing, as well. It’s essential to consider all financial aspects including depreciation, down payment, monthly payments, term length, buyout payments, interest rate, and maintenance & repair costs, before making a decision. A precise examination of your current financial situation, future needs, and your preference for commitment, will likely ensure that you make the perfect choice between leasing and buying a new car or truck.
Car lease payments are often less expensive when compared to auto loan and car financing payments as the standard lease deal is basically renting with the option to buy out at the end of your lease term. Keep in mind when leasing that you’re going to need a nice credit score, and will be required to carry comprehensive and collision insurance, although the same can be said for the lower rate auto loans. Although it could increase your monthly payments, it’s also smart to get a model with the features you need or want, as personal satisfaction is often priceless.
Auto leasing often includes regular vehicle maintenance & repair. It is important to remember this when calculating monthly costs of ownership vs leasing. No matter which make and model you choose, mechanic bills are an uncertain cost that can quickly add up. And for those who are not certified auto mechanics with a hydraulic jack and full toolset in the garage, leasing could be the best option for peace of mind.
In general, a new car or truck lease saves money in the short term with lower monthly payments, while buying gets you a long term investment, meaning absolute ownership of the value of the car, truck, or SUV at the time it is traded, sold, or paid-off. For best savings on a lease, avoid lease return fees for going over mileage, terminating the vehicle lease early, or putting on excessive wear and tear. For the best investment on a financed/purchased vehicle, you can pay it off in a shorter term and also avoid excessive wear and mileage.
|Ownership||No Ownership||Pride of Ownership|
|Down Payment||Smaller Down Payment||Larger Down Payment|
|Monthly Payment||Smaller Monthly Payments||Larger Monthly Payments|
|Maintenance & Repair Costs||Typically Included||Not Included|
|Savings/Investment||Short Term Savings||Long Term Investment|
|Finance Term||Approx. 2-4 Years||Approx. 3-6 Years|
|Pre-Owned Vehicles||Not Available||Available|
|Vehicle Customization||Not Available||Available|
|Poor Credit Financing||Not Available||Available|
Sterling McCall Acura Sugar Land knows that choosing the right Acura car and financing option is never easy. Our team of experienced Acura lease and finance specialist are on hand to help you make the right choice. Visit us online, by phone, or in-person at our dealership location in Sugar Land, TX. We look forward to serving you.
Had a very good experience purchasing a car from this dealership. I was helped by Mike Tran. He is knowledgeable and helped me with all the questions on my purchase. I will definitely recommend him and the dealership based on my limited experience.
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