Should I Buy or Lease?

Buying vs. Leasing Which is right for you?

Are you searching for that next special vehicle, but you're not sure whether buying or leasing would be the right choice for you? If that's the case, then you're in luck. We've outlined the benefits of both choices for you on this page to keep you informed about all of your options, so you can find the one that best fits your lifestyle. While there are distinct advantages to both, keep reading to see whether you should buy or lease your next new Subaru from your friends at Livermore Subaru.

Why Lease
a Vehicle?

Minimal Upfront Cost

Minimal Upfront Cost

Leasing is just like renting. If you want to lease your new Subaru, you’ll sign on the dotted line to make monthly payments knowing that you’ll return the vehicle to the dealership at the end of your lease period. Usually, a down payment for a lease contract is lower than if you were to buy, making your upfront cost much less. Our new car specials frequently include lease offers that have lower monthly payments, too, which means that leasing could be beneficial for you in the short term.

Lifestyle Flexibility

Lifestyle Flexibility

Leasing your new Subaru gives you flexibility that buying simply can’t offer. Normally, leasing periods last 2-3 years (or 24-36 months), terms that are generally shorter than buying. Lessees are given 12,000-15,000 miles per year on their vehicle, but there’s an option to purchase more miles if needed at signing. Unlike buying, you can lease a brand-new vehicle every couple of years minus the frustration of selling or trading. And, you still have the choice to buy your Subaru at the end of your lease if you’ve fallen in love.

Warranty Protection

Warranty Protection

Since lease terms last on range between 2-3 years, your new Subaru may still qualify under its manufacturer warranty for your entire lease. That means that any damages or repairs that qualify under the warranty aren’t your financial responsibility, and most new cars won’t need extensive repair anyway.

Why Purchase
a Vehicle?

True Freedom

True Freedom

While leasing has its advantages, only ownership gives you true freedom. Once you’ve completed your monthly payments, your Subaru is yours to keep, sell or trade whenever you like! You can decide on a new paint color or audio system without asking. You’ll experience the kind of independence that you would expect from owning an American-made classic.




Financial Flexibility

Financial Flexibility

Even with a bigger down payment, buying your Subaru could be more financially responsible long term. Not only are you allowed more financing options than leasing, but once you're done making your monthly payments, that money (including your down payment) is secured when you keep your vehicle. You’ll yield a better return on your investment when you buy, while with leasing, that money is lost when you return your Subaru to the dealership.



No Mileage Restrictions

No Mileage Restrictions

It’s just a fact. When you buy, you’re in the driver's seat when it comes to where you can go. Mileage restrictions don’t apply (and the fees if you go over), and you won’t need permission to leave the county in your car, either. Ownership means autonomy from lenders and the freedom to go as you please.

If you’re ready to be the proud owner or lessee of one of our new models, or are interested in learning more about your lease-end options, feel free to contact us online or visit us at 3600 Las Positas Road, Livermore, CA 94551 . We look forward to serving customers from Livermore, CA, near Alamo, San Ramon, Dublin and the Tri-Valley Area.