Buying vs Leasing in Franktfort, KY

Buying
Leasing
Money due at signing Buying is more expensive in the short term. When you buy a car, you'll usually pay for at least a down payment, taxes, registration and other fees. Leasing is the cheaper short term option. Usually you will be expected to pay for the first month's payment, a refundable security deposit, taxes, registration and other fees.
Personalization Your vehicle is your. You can modify or customize as you like, whether with bumper stickers, aftermarket parts, or anything you like. The lessor will want the car returned in as close to new condition as possible, so you will need to remove any personalization before the end of your lease.
Monthly payments Loan payments will be higher than lease payments, since you're paying off the entire price of the vehicle. Lease payments will usually be lower than loan payments, because the bulk of what you are paying for is the depreciation of the vehicle.
When it's time to upgrade In order to upgrade, you will either need to sell your car or trade it in, subject to the dealers valuation. You can return the vehicle at end of your lease and upgrade to whatever model catches your eye.
End of term At the end of the loan term, you will own your vehicle, and can choose to enjoy life debt-free, or leverage your equity into a new loan. At the end of your lease, you'll usually have the option to pay for your vehicle outright. Otherwise, you will need to lease a new vehicle.
Long-term value Everything depreciates over time, but you own the cash value of your car. Depreciation doesn't hurt you, but you don't have any equity to leverage at the end of the day.

Buying vs Leasing Guide at Neil Huffman Honda of Frankfort

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