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Toyota Lease VS Buy Austin

 
There are a number of factors in choosing whether Leasing or Buying a new vehicle is best for you. Leasing a Toyota long-term or buying the vehicle through a loan come with different pros and cons. Below is a breakdown of each. 

Ownership
Lease

 Buy

When leasing a vehicle from AutoNation Toyota South Austin, Toyota will remain the owner of the vehicle. You will be permitted to use the vehicle for the length of the lease contract. At the end of the lease you will have the option to purchase the vehicle. 

When you buy a new Toyota from AutoNation Toyota South Austin you will own the vehicle once financing is completed. 

 


Initial Costs
Lease

 Buy

When starting a lease, you may pay "cap cost" reduction (what would be called the 'Financed Amount' in a loan), government, or lessor charges. Other costs include insurance, security deposits, the first month's payment and any prior lease or credit dues remaining.

When you buy your Toyota, you could pay the full price and purchase the vehicle outright or you could make payments through a loan. Either way, you will be paying sales tax and other state, government or lender fees and taxes. Other costs include insurance, prior vehicle loan or credit balances, and, if financed by a loan, the first month's payments and a security deposit.

 


Payments
Lease

 Buy

Monthly payments for a leased, new Toyota are generally lower as you only pay for the vehicle's depreciation. Depreciation is measured by the vehicles market value over time and is not tied to the full purchase price of your AutoNation Toyota South Austin. Rental charges, sales tax, use tax and other affiliated fees are also associated with leasing a new vehicle.

Monthly payments for financed purchase of your new Toyota are often higher due to paying for the entire price of the Toyota, including state taxes and fees. Though, you will own your Toyota at the end of your loan's term.

 


Restrictions
Lease

 Buy

Some lease requirements restrict lessees from moving out-of-state with the vehicle. If you are considering a future move, you should check the terms of your lease closely and speak with your dealer regarding questions. Additionally, most leases restrict the maximum number of miles the lessee can drive the vehicle per year, with overage charges for additional miles driven.

Buying a vehicle, either outright or by financing, often do not restrict moving within a country, but may restrict moves outside the country. There are no mileage restrictions or penalties with your own vehicle. You are free to drive the vehicle as you like.

 


Insurance
Lease

 Buy

You will be required to keep insurance on your leased vehicle meeting the requirements outlined in your contract. 

You will be required to keep insurance on your purchased vehicle meeting the requirements outlined in your contract. If the car is purchased outright, you will need to meet the requirements of your state. 

 


Wear and Tear
Lease

 Buy

Lessees are required to maintain their vehicle, including paying for wear and tear. Leases will specify what charges there will be for wear and tear upon return of the vehicle.

Purchasers won't pay for wear and tear up-front, but will have a decreased value, impacting trade-in or resale of the vehicle, if there is excessive wear and tear.

 


GAP Coverage
Lease

 Buy

GAP insurance helps to cover the difference in the actual value of a vehicle and the balance remaining on financing in the event of a disaster, such as a total loss. GAP coverage is usually included in lease agreements. If it is not, you can usually purchase it.

GAP coverage is not required for financing a purchase it is still a good idea in case of a disaster, such as a total loss. Comprehensive and collision coverage may not cover the full value of the totaled car, but GAP insurance would. It is not usually included in loan agreements and must be purchased separately.

 


Vehicle Return
Lease

 Buy

At the end of the lease term, there are several options. You could return your vehicle and get a new leased vehicle, you could walk away from leasing altogether, or, if you really enjoyed your vehicle, you could purchase your leased Toyota at the end of your term.

When the last payment for your vehicle's loan leaves your account and you receive your Toyota title, you OWN your vehicle! It's up to you to keep it, sell it or trade it.

 

If you need more information, feel free to visit AutoNation Toyota South Austin located at 4800 S. Interstate Hwy 35 Austin TX 78745 and talk to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members about what suits you and your family. 

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AutoNation Toyota South Austin

4800 S. Interstate Hwy 35
Directions Austin, TX 78745

  • Contact Us: (512) 518-6900

Hours

  • Monday - Saturday 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Sunday Closed
  1. AutoNation Toyota South Austin

    4800 S. Interstate Hwy 35
    Austin, TX 78745

    • Contact Us: (512) 518-6900
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