Buying vs. Leasing the Toyota for Sale on Our Lot

Toyota Leasing at Our Dealership in Florida

| New and Used Cars near Riverview, FL

As we’ll dive into in the next section, cars, especially the Toyota 4Runner and Sienna and other models that are coming off of our lot, are being built to higher standards than ever. As a result, people who buy new vehicles are finding that they have retained their value better than ever before, completely shaking up the used car market. In addition, Toyota warranty promise is key when finding a vehicle. What that also means is that the question of whether or not to buy or lease the Toyota for sale that catches your eye has become more complex.

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The key issue with buying versus leasing a car is knowing what you are paying for vs. what you are getting. When you buy a car, even if you plan on taking out a multi-year loan, you will still own the car outright at the end of the contract. As a result, you pay more than you would during a lease. The flipside is that you can either decide to sell it to someone else or use it as a trade in because it will still be worth several thousands of dollars.

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However, some car shoppers see a Toyota for sale on a dealer lot and would rather not deal with the hassle of continuing to make payments on that vehicle, selling it, or being on the hook for longer-term repairs. They might opt for a two- or three-year lease of that same vehicle instead. The monthly payments are lower because:

  • You are not getting the vehicle at the end of the lease period. You deliver it back to the dealer.
  • What you are paying for is depreciation. Cars, trucks and SUVs lose value as soon as they drive off the lot, up to 30 percent in the first year. Then the value begins to plateau over the course of the next several years. You pay the loss in value of the vehicle to the dealership.
  • You are also paying for peace of mind. With the shorter length of a lease, you are always under factory warranty coverage if something goes wrong under the hood or throughout the cabin. If you have a Toyota lease, you also get complimentary maintenance and service that extends for at least the first two years or 24,000 miles.

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There are additional considerations where leasing can make sense: if you are a realtor or operate as a contractor, you may be able to take tax deductions that make it even more appealing on a financial level. However, you should always speak to an accountant regarding decisions like these if you are an independent contractor or own your own business. Speak with one of our finance experts on car financing tips for your possible lease or new buy!

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Our Toyota dealership wants to save you time, money, and the headache from constantly repairing your current vehicle. Finalize your Toyota purchase and come on down to Sun Toyota, your premium Toyota dealership in Florida! Discuss trade-in options with one of our finance experts. Receive reliable price updates determined by Toyota including your vehicle condition, vehicle value from time of posting, model year, and  inventory for comparison purposes. Test drive the newest Toyota model or one of our Toyota certified pre-owned vehicles.  

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