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Leasing vs Buying a New Car

Lease vs Buy

Why Should You Lease a New Car?

If you want to drive newer, safer, more reliable cars or trucks, not make a sizable down payment every 3-4 years, and also don’t drive an exorbitant amount of miles yearly, then a new car lease may be better for you. Leasing is intended for people who prefer to avert the annoyance of selling and buying each time they want to get into a new car.

Why Buy a New Car?

Contrarily, if you like long term automotive relationships with a larger sense of commitment and ownership, then buying could be what’s better for you. Car-buying is typically best for drivers who do not mind driving the same car, truck, or SUV for more than five years or even until the vehicle is no longer suitable for the highway.

Buying vs Leasing: Which One Is Right for You?

Being aware of the pros, cons, and overall benefits of leasing vs buying a car is important. Be sure to acknowledge factors such as monthly payments, vehicle ownership, repair costs, and potential savings when considering the best new car or truck financing type for you.

Buying: Ownership vs Leasing

When it comes to vehicle financing, new car ownership surely comes along with many advantages, most associated with complete ownership of the car or truck. You may not be aware, however, there are also some great benefits of 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 careful observation of your current financial situation, future needs, and your preference for commitment, will likely ensure that you make the ideal choice between leasing and buying a new car or truck.

leasing vs buying a new car benefits

Monthly Payments

Vehicle lease payments are oftentimes less expensive in comparison to car financing and loan payments as the typical lease contract is basically renting with the option to buy out near the final payment of your lease term. Consider when leasing that you’re going to need a higher credit score, and will be asked to carry collision and comprehensive insurance, though the same can be said for the lowest rate auto loans. Although it may likely add to monthly payments, it’s also wise to select a model with the features you want or need, as personal satisfaction is often priceless.

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Maintenance & Repair

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

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Repair & Maintenance

In general, a new car lease saves money in the short term with more affordable 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 terminating the vehicle lease early, going over mileage, or putting on excessive wear and tear. For maximizing investment on a purchased/financed vehicle, you can pay it off quickly and also avoid excessive wear and mileage.


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


BMW Lease and Finance Offers Near Houston TX

Advantage BMW of Clear Lake knows that choosing the right BMW car and financing option is never easy. Our team of experienced BMW 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 location near Houston, TX. We look forward to serving you.


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Best service ever for the second time in a row- 2 for 2! They are the best. Highly recommend! My service advisor Gerardo was great!

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GREAT SERVICE & GREAT SERVICE REP!! Always quick excellent service. Timely repair and excellent explanation of repair details & costs. Chip Chapee is the #1 best service rep, he has helped me now for 14 years. Chip is why I come back to Advantage BMW Clear Lake!!

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Attentive and welcoming staff. Cheryl Simons in service made me feel like a valued customer. Best service for my BMW that I have received in the Houston area.

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Cars Jun 12, 2021

Joe in service department is the best! He is so friendly and efficient. He got my tire on the same day I called him with a flat. Excellent service. I wish I would have purchased from this dealership. Next time I will.

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Cars Feb 14, 2021

Still the absolute best dealership service dept I've ever worked with in Dallas, Denver and Phoenix AZ. Advantage BMW of Clear Lake seems to thrive on being transparent and customerserviceoriented. Today I brought my X-5 in for service and inspection, as always the service department under Fidel, and my advisor "Van Mai" take good care, as usual which has been the case for many years, including my purchase of several BMW's from them. My Service Advisor Mr. Van Mai, follows up on the status of the work, and communicates this very well with me, in a ...

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Cars Feb 7, 2021

Alex in sales has easily been the best salesman I’ve ever worked with. Unlike other dealerships he got back with me in a timely manner and went above and beyond. The car i was looking to purchase was too low after my trade in to finance. When other dealerships would have turned me away Alex found a way to put a deal together without me even having to finance the vehicle. The whole team including finance were not pushy and made my buying experience great.

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Cars Feb 2, 2021

Scheduled a service call based on my service light popped on for brake pads. Contacted service department on Friday- had first slot available on Monday with complimentary UBER services to prevent me having to wait all day. Most maintenance was covered under my factory warranty including sensor resets. I had to pay for break pads and labor on that service only. Pleasant experience.

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Cars Jan 28, 2021

Just received a very professional call from Fidel Garza the Service Manager of Advantage BMW Clear Lake City to insure my concerns were addressed, he informed me that he will continue their exceptional service attitude do everything he can to resolve my mysterious technical issues with the key alarm and traction warning etc.,.again Kudos to this "all around exceptiona"l BMW dealership

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