Buying vs Leasing

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After you’ve visited the showroom at VW of Panama City and matched with one of our vehicles, the next step is to meet with one of our financers to discuss the different finance options available to you. The biggest decision you’ll have to make is whether you would like to lease or buy your next vehicle. So, to help drivers in Springfield, Callaway, and Panama City decide, our team put together this leasing vs buying comparison.

Read on to learn more about the benefits of leasing a VW or why buying may be the right option for you. If you have any additional questions of why you should lease a vehicle or if you would like to get started on the financing process, reach out to a member of our team today.

Why Lease A Vehicle?

Volkswagen TiguanWhen you lease a car, you’re entering into an agreement with our dealership to borrow the vehicle for a set period of time in which you’ll be responsible for the depreciation. Therefore, typically, monthly lease payments are lower than when you decide to buy, making it possible to upgrade to a higher trim level. In vehicles like the VW Tiguan a top of the line trim will give you access to convenience features like wireless smartphone charging, to make running errands even more enjoyable.

Another benefit of leasing a VW is that lease terms are short, around 24 to 48 months, meaning every few years you’ll be getting behind the wheel of a new ride. When looking at sedans like the VW Jetta, you’ll see it’s packed with advanced tech like Rear Traffic Alert and a Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. Volkswagen is constantly evolving their vehicles, so a lease will give you access to the latest advancements as they arrive.

Why Buy Your Next Car?

Handing Over KeysWhile there are many benefits to leasing a vehicle, buying is a great option depending on your specific lifestyle needs. For example, buying a car means you will own it and can customize it any way you like. Want a sharp exterior paint job or just want to make a statement with a fun bumper sticker? Owning your vehicle affords you these options, allowing you to make your ride as unique as you are.

Additionally, many leases come with yearly mileage restrictions. So, if you have a long weekday commute or want to take weekend road trips in your VW Atlas, then buying your vehicle may be the right option for you since you own the car and can drive it as much as you want.

Buying vs Leasing: Which One’s Right for You?

The answer to whether leasing or buying is right for you lies in your specific Springfield, Callaway, and Panama City lifestyle needs. Looking for lower monthly payments? The benefits of leasing a VW may appeal to you. But, if the freedom of ownership is more appealing, consider buying.

No matter how you decide to finance your next VW, our finance team is ready to assist you. Visit us at VW of Panama City today to get started on the financing process and we’ll guide you through every step to ensure you drive away with confidence.

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Volkswagen of Panama City
Volkswagen of Panama City
3605 E 15th St
Panama City, FL, 32404 US
(850) 257-2800
Volkswagen of Panama City 30.1756692, -85.6043328.