Buy vs Lease
Buy vs. Lease. When it’s time for a new vehicle, you may be wondering if you should buy or lease your next one. At Germain Cars, we understand it’s not an easy decision to make. This page is designed to show you the benefits of either buying or leasing a vehicle, so you can compare and understand which is best for your situation.
What Are The Benefits of Buying a Car
Once you’re finished paying off your Germain vehicle, you will own it and have equity that can be used as a down payment when you buy your next vehicle.
When you purchase a vehicle, you have the freedom to customize your vehicle with accessories and aftermarket parts. You can also drive as many miles as you like without worrying about any mile overage fees.
If you purchase a vehicle, interest rates can be as low as 0% APR with qualifying credit on your next Germain vehicle.
In addition to low financing rates, we also offer loans that extend up to 84 months. Regardless of your budget, you will be able to buy the vehicle you want at an affordable price.
What Are The Benefits of Leasing a Car
No Effect On Trade-In
When it’s the end of your lease, you won’t have to worry about your vehicle’s value or how it will affect the purchase of a new one.
You will be able to choose a different model every 2-4 years (the duration of your lease). So if your wants or needs change during that time span, you will be able to lease a different model.
Lower Monthly Payments
When you lease a vehicle, your monthly payments may be significantly lower since you are driving a vehicle for a specific time period and have a fixed mileage amount.
Even though it’s possible for you to finance a vehicle with the same length term as a lease, it’s typically more expensive for an identical vehicle. Leasing a vehicle allows you to have a shorter term while keeping your monthly payments affordable.
Common Questions About Buying vs Leasing
If it’s getting towards the end of your leasing period and you realize the vehicle meets your lifestyle, you can most definitely buy the vehicle. The lease contract will detail the price at which you can purchase your vehicle at the end of the lease. Talk with your sales consultant to learn more about financing options.
We recommend leasing a vehicle if you’re into having the latest technology. Most lease agreements last 2 to 4 years, so you will always be driving a car with the latest technology.
Usually, the best time to lease a car is shortly after the model year is introduced because the residual value will be the highest. That means there’s a good chance you’ll save money on the deprecation cost.
We recommend buying a car if you have a long daily commute. Most lease offers have a mileage limit. So if you surpass the limit, you will get charged for each extra mile after your lease.
Technically you don’t “own” a leased vehicle, so modifying the vehicle is in many cases not allowed. When it comes to lease contracts, they are restrictive regarding vehicle modifications. This means less freedom to customize your vehicle.
To lease a vehicle you have to be 18 years old.
Buying a vehicle may be the best choice because the large down payment will help keep your monthly payment cost low and will help pay off your car faster.