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Should I Buy or Lease a Car?

Many Chula Vista drivers wonder, “Should I buy or lease my next Mazda?” when they’re browsing our new inventory. While different drivers take different sides of the leasing vs. buying debate, both are great options. The question is, “Which one is right for your financial situation?” Luckily, the experts at our Mazda financial services are here to help. Figure out whether leasing or buying is in your best interest with the team at John Hine Mazda.

Financing Benefits: Why Buy a Car?

  • No Mileage Restrictions: When you get a new car, you want to get out on the roads of El Cajon! And when you buy your car, there are no mileage restrictions to worry about.
  • Total Ownership: Feel free to customize your vehicle, paint it any color you’d like, and add all the accessories that you could imagine. The car is all yours!
  • Resale: Because the car is yours, you also have the freedom to sell it at your own price when you want.
  • Financing Flexibility: Financing is more straightforward, even if your credit is less than perfect, and you can always refinance down the road with Mazda Financial Services.
  • Saved Money: Buying a car might cost more upfront, but over time, you save a lot. In fact, your car gets less expensive to own the longer you have it.

Leasing Benefits: Why Lease a Car?

  • Lower Payments: Leasing factors depreciation into the cost, so you’ll pay less on monthly payments and down payments, not to mention the sales tax!
  • Trade-Ins: When your lease contract is over, you can simply trade in your vehicle and drive away in a new and shiny model. No need to deal with the hassle of having to sell your car.
  • Warranty: Your warranty generally lasts the duration of your contract, and maintenance is often included, which makes ownership responsibilities easier to keep up with.
  • Car Options: Because you can upgrade every few years, you get more chances to experience the latest styles and newest technology with every trade-in.
  • High Approval Rate: When comparing leasing vs. buying, getting a lease approved is usually a lot easier, which is great if your credit isn’t ideal.

Get the Financial Advice You Need at John Hine Mazda

If you’re still wondering, “Should I buy or lease?” we don’t blame you. The decision can be complicated, which is why John Hine Mazda is ready to answer any questions that you have. Feel free to contact us for more information, and our Mazda financial services representatives will be happy to offer expert car-buying advice!

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