Buy vs. Lease

At Keith Hawthorne Hyundai of Gastonia, we are committed to making Hyundai-driving simple for our community of drivers throughout the Carolinas. When you've found your new or pre-owned Hyundai, our Sales professionals are available to help you navigate our multiple auto-financing options for hassle-free Hyundai-financing. Our community of drivers near Huntersville, Charlotte, and Fort Mill, South Carolina, can visit us at Keith Hawthorne Hyundai of Gastonia to discover whether buying or leasing is right for you.

Buying or Leasing: Which One Works For You?

Depending on your driving needs and personal budget, there are many advantages of buying and leasing your new or used Hyundai. Drivers looking to get on the road in Hyundai without a lot of upfront costs can explore our current leasing options while those looking to invest in their new vehicle in the form of parts and accessories can explore our buying or financing application process. However, there are many benefits to each option.

    Advantages of Leasing:

  • Drivers can usually expect lower monthly payments and low to no down payments when leasing their new or pre-owned Hyundai.
  • Drivers can get behind the wheel of a newer vehicle for less money
  • Since your leased vehicle is still under the factory warranty, lessees potentially have lower repair costs.
  • Lessees can experience hassle-free trade-in at the end of their lease and easily drive home in a new vehicle.
  • Lessees potentially pay lower sales tax

    Disadvantages of Leasing:

  • Ultimately, you don't own the Hyundai at the end of the lease. However, you will have the option to buy at that time.
  • Drivers usually face mileage caps and will have to purchase more miles if needed.
  • You might pay more for your leased vehicle over a longer period of time than you would if you purchased outright.
  • Drivers can potentially face excessive wear-and-tear charges at the end of your lease.
  • Terminating the lease early could be costly.

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    Advantages of Buying:

  • Drivers who own their vehicle can modify it as they please with factory parts, accessories, products, and more.
  • You will potentially save more money in the long run despite the lower upfront costs of leasing.
  • The open road is yours with no mileage caps
  • Buyers can sell their vehicle whenever they want.
  • Buyers can use their vehicle as a trade-in towards their next purchase.

    Disadvantages of Buying:

  • It's more strategic for buyers to put more down more of a down payment option to avoid owing more than the car is worth.
  • Your monthly car payments will probably be more expensive than a leasing payment.
  • You are solely responsible for your repairs costs once the warranty expires.
  • Buyers face possible trade-in or selling hassles when attempting to purchase their next car.
  • There's the potential of having more cash tied up in your vehicle, which depreciates in value.

Drivers interested in getting on the road in a new or pre-owned Hyundai can visit us at Keith Hawthorne Hyundai of Gastonia to speak with our Sales professionals about our multiple auto-financing options. We can work with you to determine which financing option is right for you as well as discuss our multiple auto-financing options to help you save even more. Contact or visit us today to get started! 

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