Should I Buy or Lease?

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At Moran Buick GMC, one of the most common questions Southgate customers face is, “Should I buy or lease a car?” It’s a decision that can be influenced by your financial situation, Brownstown driving habits, and personal preferences. Understanding the pros and cons of leasing vs. buying can help you make an informed decision that best suits your needs!



Leasing vs. Buying: The Breakdown


  • When buying, typically requires a larger down payment.
  • Generally, higher monthly payments since you’re paying off the total value of the car.
  • Once the loan is paid off, the car is yours.
  • No restrictions on mileage. Drive as much as you want!
  • You’re responsible for repairs after the warranty expires.


  • Often has lower initial costs and might not even require a down payment.
  • Usually, lower monthly payments, as you’re only paying for the depreciation of the car during the lease term.
  • At the end of the lease term, you return the vehicle. You may have the option to buy it or lease a new one.
  • Typically comes with mileage limits, with potential charges if you exceed them.
  • The car is often under warranty for the lease duration, but you might be charged for excessive wear and tear.

So, Should I Buy or Lease a Car?

Consider leasing if:

  • You enjoy driving a new car every few years.
  • Lower monthly payments appeal to you.
  • You drive a predictable number of miles annually.
  • You prefer to avoid long-term maintenance costs.

Consider buying if:

  • You plan on keeping the car for many years.
  • You don’t want to worry about mileage restrictions.
  • You want the flexibility to customize your vehicle.
  • You’d love the feeling of ownership and having an asset.

At the heart of the “should I buy or lease a car” dilemma is what you value most. Is it the thrill of frequently upgrading to newer models? Or, perhaps the freedom of ownership and the ability to customize your car? The leasing vs. buying decision is unique for everyone, and what suits one person may not suit another.

Find Your Dream Car at Moran Buick GMC

At Moran Buick GMC, we’re here to guide you through this important decision. We have an array of financing and leasing options tailored to your needs, ensuring that whether you decide on leasing vs. buying, you drive away satisfied.

Visit our Taylor dealership or get in touch today to explore your options and find the perfect match for your Dearborn driving lifestyle. 

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