Leasing vs. Buying A Car

Should I lease or buy a new Mitsubishi?

When it comes to buying or leasing a car, the options can be confusing. To help you make an informed decision, we have provided the information below to help answer any questions you may have. We hope you find it informative and useful.

When you buy the new or used car, you pay the entire cost of the vehicle. When you choose to lease, you pay for only a portion of the vehicle's cost, which is the part you use during the time you are driving it.

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  Buying Leasing
 Who owns it?
 You do!
 The financial institution you leased through
 Up-Front Costs
 Varies Security Deposit, Acquisition Fee, etc
 Future Value
 Depends on the condition, but whatever you can sell it for determines future value.
 Do not exceed your original agreement to avoid extra fees in the end!
 End of Payments
 The vehicle becomes 100% yours!
 Return the car or offer to purchase it!
 
Read the below guides for more detailed information!
Buying

Who Owns It?

Whether you pay for the car with cash, or finance it and make monthly payments, either way it's yours. Of course, if you're financing it, you'll have to meet the obligations the lender requires, like a certain down payment amount and timely monthly payments. If you don't, they have the right to repossess it.

Up-Front Costs

If you're financing it, the bank will probably request a down payment. You can also trade-in another vehicle and use any equity towards your down payment. The amount of the down payment is usually based on the lender's requirements and your credit score.

Future Value

Your Vehicle will be worth whatever you can sell it for in the future and that depends on how well you maintain it. (Be smart and protect your investment with regular scheduled maintenance by a factory-authorized facility!)

End of Payments

Once you've paid off what you owe on your contract, that's it. Your vehicle is 100% yours. The lending institution will send you a Lien Release as proof that the vehicle is completely paid off and all yours.


Leasing


Who Owns It?


You do not own the car when you lease. You're paying for the use of the vehicle, but the finance institution that you leased it through actually owns it. This is usually why you pay less per month in a lease than if you were to buy the car.

Up-Front Costs

Leases often do not require any type of a down payment. All you usually have to pay is the first month's payment, a security deposit, the acquisition fee and other fees and taxes. But, as with a purchase, if you want to lower your monthly payments, you can always pay more upfront.

Future Value

In most leases, you don't end up owning it, so you don't end up selling it. That's the financial institution's job. Although you may have mileage limits and wear and tear guidelines that, if you exceed them, could cost you extra money when you turn your vehicle back in.

End of Payments

Most people return their vehicle at the end of the lease term. But some like to purchase it during their lease or at the end. Others like to trade it before their lease is over. Just ask us about these different options before signing any paperwork and we'll make sure you have your lease set up the way you want it.

What Are The Best Cars To Lease?


The best cars to lease are those with the best book value after the term of the lease. Since they depreciate less, you pay less. Review the lease ratings to see which cars retain their value.


If you have any questions about buying or leasing a new Mitsubishi, please call our sales team at (888) 214-7011 or feel free to get pre-approved by filling out our convenient finance application to see if you qualify to purchase or lease.

Contact

SPORT MITSUBISHI

3772 West Colonial Drive
Directions Orlando, FL 32808

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  • Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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  • Friday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed

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  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed