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Buy vs. Lease
When it comes to whether to buy or lease a car, the options can be confusing. To help you make an informed decision, we have provided the information below. We hope you find it informative and useful.
Buying
Who Owns It
Whether you pay for the car in 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, you'll probably need to come up with 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 probably send you a "Green Slip" 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 the 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 in 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 like it.

Hours

  • Monday
    9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday
    9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday
    9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday
    9:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday
    9:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday
    9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sunday
    Closed

Contact Information

2660 Mt. Moriah Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Phone: (901) 328-8173
Fax: (901) 373-2007

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