Should I Buy or Lease a Car?

2023 Red and Gray GMC Sierra AT4X/AEV Sitting Atop Mountains side by side

If you’re shopping for a car in the greater Minneapolis area, it’s important to understand the differences between leasing vs. buying. At White Bear Lake Superstore, we’re here to help you navigate the benefits of each strategy. Read on to learn more, then explore ournew inventory, apply forfinancing, and contact us to schedule a test drive in White Bear Lake!



Why Choose Leasing? 

What exactly is leasing? When you lease a car in St. Paul, you’re essentially renting it for a specific period. While you won’t build equity or own the vehicle, you’ll only pay for the depreciation during the lease term. This means lower monthly payments and a smaller down payment. You’ll also save on sales tax. Leasing offers flexibility as well. When your lease ends, you can renew it, switch to a new lease, terminate it, or finance the remaining value.

Why Choose Financing?

Now, let’s discuss financing. When you finance a car, you’re taking out a loan for the full value of the vehicle with the intent to own it. Since the full value is more than the depreciation during a lease, expect a larger down payment, higher sales tax, and bigger monthly payments. However, you can sell the car at any time and recoup a portion of your investment. Financing is often more cost-effective in the long run but requires greater upfront costs and commitment.

Explore Leasing vs. Buying With White Bear Lake Superstore

Still unsure whether to buy or lease a car? Contact White Bear Lake Superstore at (855) 857-6800. Our finance team is happy to guide Twin Cities residents through their options and help find the best choice for their budget. In the meantime, explore ournew vehicle specials to discover potential savings on your next car!

Find Your Next Vehicle in White Bear Lake

Ready to make a decision on leasing vs. buying? Our team at White Bear Lake Superstore is here to help you find the right financial path for your needs. Visit our dealership today to explore our new inventory, apply for financing, and schedule a test drive in White Bear Lake. Our knowledgeable staff is eager to assist you in making the best choice for your budget and lifestyle.


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