Should I Buy or Lease a Lexus in Connecticut?
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There's nothing quite like driving a new car: that new-car smell, the shiny paint job, the purring engine...and no risk of a breakdown. No rattles, no squeaks; it handles and accelerates well, and you're proud to drive it. Many people prefer to lease a Lexus just so that they can always drive a new car. Leasing is more flexible for many people, and your monthly lease payments are lower than the monthly car payments when you buy a car. For instance, you can lease a 2014 Lexus IS250 for much less than you'd pay to your bank every month to buy the same car. Lexus lease deals at McDermott are just one of the reasons that so many people prefer to lease a Lexus in Connecticut. Call us at (203) 466-9999 to learn about our Lexus lease specials.
But what exactly can you expect when you lease a Lexus in Connecticut? In some ways, leasing a car is similar to buying one. You do your research and compare models online, go to the dealership, and test drive your favorite models to see which one seems best for you. There is no better way to find the right car for you than a test drive. For example, when you start looking for an RX or LX in New Haven it is convenient to drive them both before you decide on the color, trim level, and options you want.
But there are some differences between buying and leasing a car, and most of them occur at the end of the lease period. When you're done with your lease, you need to decide whether to buy your car outright, or trade it in and take out a lease on a new Lexus. This choice is up to you, but many people enjoy trading their car in for a new one every three years.
If you really like your car and want to buy your Lexus at the end of your lease, you'll need to contact McDermott Lexus of New Haven to get a payoff quote and instructions to purchase your car.
If you want to trade your car in and lease a new one, you'll need to check your vehicle for wear and tear, and schedule an on-site inspection. You should inspect the interior and exterior of your Lexus (including tires and wheels), and make sure the car is in normal running order. All equipment, options and accessories must still be in good working order. During your review and our inspection, we'll all be looking for normal wear and tear, which you're not responsible for, and excessive use and wear, which will incur an additional fee. Also note that you may be charged for any remaining payments on your Lexus lease, if you trade your car in early, and may have excess mileage charges and Connecticut state fees.
Talk to your Lexus Financial Representative about Excess Wear & Use Protection Plan
When you lease a car, normal wear and tear is to be expected. However, when trading in your Lexus, you may be responsible for any excessive wear and use damage. The Lexus Excess Wear & Use Protection Plan waives qualifying charges (up to program limits) at the end of your lease.
Examples of excess use covered by the Excess Wear & Use Protection Plan:
- Dents, dings and scratches
- Damage to bumpers, tires, rims or hubcaps
- Broken or scratched windshield, windows, mirrors or lights
- Interior cuts, burns and stains, or other damage
- Missing parts or equipment
Call McDermott Lexus at (203) 466-9999 to learn more about the Lexus Excess Wear & Use Protection Plan.
If you want Lexus lease deals in Connecticut, check these Lexus cars and SUVs to see which one is right for you. Then call McDermott Lexus at (203) 466-9999 to talk about car lease deals and to schedule a test drive. Whether you buy or lease a Lexus, you'll be glad to work with one of the top Lexus dealers in Connecticut: McDermott Lexus of New Haven.