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Buy or Lease a Volkswagen in Seattle - Carter Volkswagen

Deciding whether to buy or lease: How important is owning?

For many shoppers, trying to choose between leasing or purchasing a vehicle can be an incredibly difficult decision. The truth is that buying and leasing both have relative advantages and disadvantages; the first thing to consider when you're shopping is how much the idea of "ownership" matters to you. For certain shoppers, being the lone owner of a car or truck is hugely important; among other things, ownership means being able to customize your car if you want, and you'll only answer to yourself if there's any sort of accident or damage occurs. For other shoppers, however, leasing might be more attractive than owning. Leasing allows drivers to simply acquire a new car every few years when a lease expires, and many lessees have the ability to drive nicer cars than they might otherwise be able to afford, as upfront expenses are usually lower than purchasing a vehicle.