Should I Buy or Lease a Car?

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Whether you’re ready to trade in and upgrade or you’re shopping for your very first car, you might be asking yourself if you should lease or buy in Mamaroneck. While both are great options, you will find one to make more sense for your goals and lifestyle. Discover more in the following leasing vs. buying guide before making your decision. 


The Benefits of Leasing 

When you choose to lease, you are essentially renting a car for a short period of time (think several months or years). With a car lease, you won’t get to build equity or sell the vehicle since you don’t technically own the car. The perk is that you only have to pay for the depreciation that occurs over the duration of the lease term. In other words, you will pay a lower monthly payment and down payment. You also won’t have to pay as much sales tax, so if you can’t factor in more costs into your budget right now, leasing will make more sense for you in Larchmont. Another benefit is that the flexibility you have with what to do when your lease is ending. You get to renew a lease, swap it out, end it, or finance the remaining value of your lease. This is also the perfect choice if you like to switch up your car every few years or want to test out different brands. 

The Benefits of Financing 

On the other hand, you have the financing options, where you take out a loan on the full value of the vehicle with the intention of owning it. The full value of a vehicle will be more than the depreciation over a temporary lease period, so expect to pay a larger down payment, more sales tax, and bigger monthly payments in Bronxville. However, you’ll be able to sell the car at any time, and recoup thousands of dollars you’ve invested into the principal of your loan. You can also customize the car however you want without having to keep your car in original condition like you would with a car lease. Financing is almost always the most cost-effective strategy, but it requires bigger costs upfront and month-by-month and greater commitment. 

Explore Leasing vs. Buying With Mercedes-Benz of New Rochelle 

Regardless of which path you decide to take, our finance specialists will advocate for the most competitive plan for you in New Rochelle. We offer many resources, such as our connections with trusted lenders and enticing leasing specials. Contact us today to get started! 


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