Lease vs Buy

New Car Lease vs Buy

Why Lease a New Car?

If you want to drive newer, safer, more reliable vehicles, prefer not make a large down payment every few years, and also do not drive an exorbitant amount annually, then a new car lease may be better for you. Leasing is intended for those who would prefer to avert the hassle of selling and buying every time they want to drive a new car or SUV.

Why Should You Buy a New Car?

Conversely, if you prefer long term relationships with a greater sense of commitment and ownership, then buying should be what’s better for you. Car-buying is typically best for drivers who do not mind driving the same car for more than five years or even until it is no longer suitable for the freeway.

Leasing vs Buying: Which One Is Right for You?

Being aware of the pros, cons, and overall benefits of leasing vs buying a car or SUV is critical. Be sure to examine factors like potential savings, vehicle ownership, monthly payments, and repair costs when calculating the best new vehicle financing type for you.

Buying: Ownership vs Leasing

When it comes to vehicle financing, new car or SUV ownership absolutely comes with many well-known advantages, most associated with outright ownership of the car. You may not realize, but, there are also a few great benefits of leasing, as well. It’s essential to consider all financial aspects including term length, down payment, monthly payments, buyout payments, interest rate, depreciation, and maintenance & repair costs, before making a decision. A close checkup of your current financial situation, future needs, and your preference for commitment, will likely ensure that you make the optimal choice between leasing and buying a new car or SUV.

pros and cons of leasing vs financing a new car

Monthly Payments

Car or SUV lease payments are often times less expensive compared to auto loan and car financing payments as the typical lease structure is pretty much renting with the option to purchase at the final payment of your lease term. Consider when leasing that you’re going to need a healthy credit score, and will be required to carry collision and comprehensive insurance, although the same can be said for the best rate auto loans. Though it can likely add to monthly payments, it’s also smart to choose a model with the features you need or want, as personal satisfaction is often priceless.

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Maintenance & Repair

Auto leases often include regular vehicle maintenance & repair. It is important to keep this in mind when calculating monthly costs of ownership vs leasing. Regardless of what make and model you buy, mechanic bills are an uncertain cost that can rapidly add up. And for those of us who are not certified auto mechanics with a hydraulic jack and full toolset in the garage, leasing might be the best option for peace of mind.

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Savings vs Investment

In general, a new car or SUV lease saves money in the short term with lower monthly payments, while buying earns you a long term investment, meaning outright ownership of the value of the car or SUV at the time it is traded, sold, or paid-off. For best savings on a lease, avoid lease return fees for terminating the vehicle lease early, going over mileage, or putting on excessive wear and tear. For maximum investment on a purchased/financed vehicle, you can pay it off quickly and also avoid excessive wear and mileage.


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New Vehicles Available Available
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Vehicle Customization Not Available Available
Poor Credit Financing Not Available Available
APR % Credit-Based Credit-Based
Ownership No Ownership Pride of Ownership
Down Payment Smaller Down Payment Larger Down Payment
Monthly Payment Smaller Monthly Payments Larger Monthly Payments
Savings/Investment Short Term Savings Long Term Investment
Finance Term Approx. 2-4 Years Approx. 3-6 Years
Maintenance & Repair Costs Typically Included Not Included


Volkswagen Lease and Finance Offers In San Antonio TX

Volkswagen of Alamo Heights knows that choosing the right Volkswagen car and financing option is never easy. Our team of experienced Volkswagen lease and finance specialists are on hand to help you make the right choice. Visit us online, by phone, or in-person at our dealership located in San Antonio, TX. We look forward to serving you.



Lease vs Buy Volkswagen In San Antonio TX | Volkswagen of Alamo Heights

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DealerRater Sep 20, 2019

We just bought our 2nd new vehicle from them. Not going to lie.It started off on a bad foot, however the team rallied together and made us beyond happy. Unpleasant experiences will happen from time to time. What is most important is how they are handled. Oscar, Charles, the managers Chris and Ron, and the GM Tim went well out of their way to make sure were taken care of and excited about the buying experience. They all put in countless hours to make the deal happen.

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DealerRater Jul 7, 2019

I was welcomed by Maricela and treated like a VIP. She explained what service would be preformed and kept me advised as the work was in process. Excellent employee.

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DealerRater Jan 16, 2018

Great people there at AH VW. Also just decided to purchase my daughters Tiguan (which so far has been a great reliable little SUV) out of end of lease. The VW call center people were really pleasant, helpful and well trained.

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DealerRater Jan 16, 2018

This place provides very very good service, I have been there twice. I would certainly recommend Volkswagen of Alamo Heights to all my friends and relatives.

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DealerRater Jan 10, 2018

They new my name when they greeted me both when I dropped off my vehicle and when I picked it up. They had everything ready for me to sign and explained everything. Michelle in service was very personable and made me feel like party of the team.

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* While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with Volkswagen of Alamo Heights.

New vehicle pricing includes all offers and incentives. Tax, Title and Tags,”plus any dealer installed additions” are not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at (855) 389-7542 or by visiting us at the dealership. All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer document processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge.

**With approved credit. Terms may vary. Monthly payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price with a 72 month term, 4.9% interest and 20% downpayment.

Any and all discounts are not to be combined with any special interest rates through VW.

The EPA/DOE Fuel Economy Guide can be downloaded from the government’s fuel economy website at www.fueleconomy.gov.

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* While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with Volkswagen of Alamo Heights.

New vehicle pricing includes all offers and incentives. Tax, Title and Tags,”plus any dealer installed additions” are not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at (855) 389-7542 or by visiting us at the dealership. All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer document processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge.

**With approved credit. Terms may vary. Monthly payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price with a 72 month term, 4.9% interest and 20% downpayment.

Any and all discounts are not to be combined with any special interest rates through VW.

The EPA/DOE Fuel Economy Guide can be downloaded from the government’s fuel economy website at www.fueleconomy.gov.

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