1. Does it make more sense for you to lease or buy? There are many reasons why people choose one over the other, and we will go over just a few. Many people choose to purchase a vehicle due to the sense of ownership and freedom to do as they please with the vehicle. When leasing a vehicle, drivers must be very wary of any excessive wear and tear that the vehicle undergoes, or if they exceed the allotted number of monthly miles. When you purchase a vehicle, you are free to customize it as you please, drive it as far and often as you please, and do not have to worry about paying for wear and tear when you return the vehicle. On the other hand, a perk of leasing a vehicle is that you don’t have a long-term commitment to one single car. Many people choose to lease a car for about two years, paying less expensive monthly payments than loan payments on a car that is being purchased, and then can decide on a new model after their lease is up. It’s an exciting way to try out different makes and models, and many people enjoy this aspect of leasing versus buying.
2. New or used? This of course depends greatly upon the budget that you have in mind for your next vehicle. Of course, if you simply cannot spend more than a few thousand dollars up front, a used car is a great one-and-done option for you. However, if you have a more flexible price range, buying up front or putting money towards a new car is something to consider. Many opt to buy new vehicles because they can guarantee the quality of the car, and don’t have to worry about spending time or money servicing parts, as they likely would with a used vehicle. A new car won’t require any routine maintenance for the first few years of its life, and will end up saving you a good amount of money in the long run on servicing costs. Our dealership is just a short drive from major Connecticut hubs like Hartford and New Britain CT, and has a vast inventory of both new and used vehicles for you to test drive today if you are on the fence
3. The next factor to consider is: What size vehicle is best suited for your lifestyle? Deciding on a sedan or an SUV can sometimes be a no-brainer, but sometimes the answer isn’t so crystal clear. There can often be a big price difference between the two, so making sure you really need that extra space that comes along with an SUV can be an important factor to consider. The major benefit of buying an SUV is of course the added storage room, leg room, and ceiling space. They’re also typically more versatile and are popular for those interested in off-roading, or other adventurous activities like camping. Unfortunately, however, their large size also means higher gas consumption. A sedan might be a better option for you if you are looking for a car that is mostly a commuter, as you won’t spend nearly as much on gas each month.
Our Avon CT Chevrolet Buick dealership is here to support, advise and assist you through all the stages of the car buying process. From answering any lingering questions, to getting another valued opinion on a specific make or model, we can ensure you that our educated staff is ready and waiting to aid you in this exciting endeavour!