Buy vs Lease Your Next Volkswagen in San Bernardino, CA


One major consideration when shopping for your next Volkswagen is whether to buy or lease your car. Car leasing, once reserved for customers and businesses seeking luxury vehicles, it is now common in a variety of vehicles ranging from subcompact cars to SUVs. That’s why the sales professionals at Car Pros Volkswagen of San Bernardino want to help our Pomona, Moreno Valley, and Riverside, California neighbors determine whether buying or leasing is the right choice for your needs. 


Leasing is a form of financing where customers do not pay for the entire car. When leasing a vehicle, you simply pay for the depreciation that occurs over the term of the lease, plus interest and fees. Typically, there is an amount due at signing, then the balance of the cost is paid off in installments throughout the duration of the lease term. The most common lease terms are two and three years, though contracts can be negotiated with different terms. You can also avoid the depreciation that comes from purchasing a new vehicle when leasing a vehicle. Other benefits of leasing your next ride include:


  • Warranty Coverage and Maintenance - You don’t have to worry about the cost of expensive repairs as your new vehicle should be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty for the length of your lease term

  • Latest Tech - Depending on the vehicle you lease, you can find the latest in safety and connectivity technology

  • Smaller Down Payment -  When leasing, you’ll often have a smaller down payment than if you buy. Additionally, sometimes a lease may require nothing due at signing

  • Lower Monthly Payments - Paying for the depreciation that occurs during the term of your lease, your monthly payments are nearly always lower than when purchasing a car. This may allow you to get a nicer vehicle or afford a few additional options for the same monthly payment as you would were you buying the vehicle. 

  • Ease of Trade-In - When the lease has ended, you can simply return the vehicle to the dealership and walk away after paying any final fees


Buying your next vehicle has benefits of its own, depending on your needs. Owning your vehicle means that you have more options for customization, mileage, and time restrictions. Buying a vehicle means that you can drive without worrying about mileage restrictions. You can use the vehicle as a trade-in on your next purchase or sell the vehicle at any time to purchase a different vehicle. Additionally, you can also customize your car to your tastes. 


Are you ready to start shopping for your next Volkswagen? Come by Car Pros Volkswagen of San Bernardino at 1600 S. Camino Real, San Bernardino, CA 92408 or call us at (909) 326-7735 to speak with a sales professional at your local Volkswagen dealership. Our sales hours are Monday-Saturday 9 AM-9 PM and Sundays 10 AM-9 PM. You can also browse our inventory of new Volkswagen vehicles online anytime. Our team is ready to help you determine whether purchasing or leasing your next vehicle at your local Volkswagen dealership is right for your needs.
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