DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BUYING & LEASING



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BUYING

Buying a vehicle often includes obtaining a loan. Loans finance the entire purchase of a vehicle – you pay for the entire cost, including depreciation, and have ownership.  

Pride of Ownership:

The vehicle is titled in the buyer's name, allowing them to do whatever they want with the vehicle, like modifying the vehicle's parts. 

No Mileage Penalty:

The owner can place unlimited miles on their vehicle, although additional depreciation occurs with higher miles, lowering the resale value. 

Increased Flexibility:

The owner can sell their car whenever they want to, although they are subject to changes in the used car market and the challenge of selling the vehicle.




LEASING

Leasing finances the depreciating portion of the vehicle’s cost (use of the vehicle) plus an interest equivalent. The result is lower payments without ownership, though you have the option to purchase at lease-end.

Lower Monthly Payments:

Lease payments will always be lower than a conventional loan because the lessee is only paying for a portion of the vehicle's full value over the lease term.

Lower Up-Front Costs:

Unless the lessee decides to make a large capitalized cost reduction, initial costs for most leases are limited to the first month's payment, taxes (which can be capitalized in the lease for states where taxes are due upfront), acquisition fee, and title/license fees.

More Vehicle for Your Money:

 The lessee can drive a newer vehicle for less money and do so more often as they renew in the leasing cycle, typically every three to four years.

Fewer Maintenance Headaches:

 The lessee incurs lower costs with a lease term that coincides with the manufacturer's new-vehicle warranty, covering most repair bills.

Gap Waiver Coverage:

Every CU Xpress Lease contract includes gap waiver coverage for the lessee's protection. In situations where the vehicle is stolen or totaled, gap waiver coverage pays the difference between the balance owed on the lease and the insurance proceeds.

Hassle Free Lease-End Options:

At the end of the lease, the lessee can purchase the vehicle for the residual value that is stated in the lease contract, or they can return the vehicle to Fusion.