To lease or to buy ?

Some tips to choose with ease

Looking for a new car, but without the hassle of actually owning one? Then private leasing might be right up your alley. It is a carefree package that gives you the opportunity of driving the newest vehicles on the market and enjoying all the benefits of owning your ideal car, with peace of mind.

Not sure whether to buy or lease? Let’s compare both.

Lease vs. buy

  1.  
    Financing

    Private leasing
    No need to dip into your savings or to get a loan. You just pay a fixed monthly fee that includes taxes, insurance, roadside assistance, repairs, maintenance and tyres, replacement transport... So no risks and no unpredictable costs. Your only additional out-of-pocket expense? Fuel.

    Buying
    You pay the high initial cost of the vehicle with savings or a loan. You will also need to budget for regular costs like insurance and assistance, taxes and annual maintenance. Plus cover irregular expenses like repairs, tyres and more. The good news? When you sell the car, the money is yours to keep.

  2.  
    Maintenance and repairs

    Private Leasing
    This is covered in your monthly fee. We take care of everything (administration, appointments, replacement car, ...)

    Buying
    Repairs & maintenance costs are your responsibility. Plus, you need to make time for administration and appointments.

  3.  
    Flexibility

    Private leasing
    Leasing requires you to commit – with contracts ranging from 24 months to 5 years. You decide how much you expect to drive each year at the start of your contract. And every time you renew, you can pick out the latest model.

    Buying
    Buying a car means you can choose make, model, colour or custom fittings – however you are limited to your budget. And remember, the more you drive the less your car will be worth when you sell it. Your car will depreciate in value a lot in the first year.

In a nutshell

Leasing your car with LeasePlan

Leasing means less hassle and more predictability.

  • No high purchase price
  • Fixed all inclusive monthly fee
  • No risks: maintenance and repair are included
  • Complete online overview with My LeasePlan

Buying a new car

Buying a car means there are some financial risks to keep in mind.

  • The car is yours
  • High car depreciation 1st year
  • High purchase price
  • Unpredictable monthly costs

Calculate the costs

If you buy a car, you’ll certainly consider the basic costs. Like interest, value, insurance and taxes. But what about repairs, maintenance, tyres and other unexpected charges?

Leasing includes all that and more, for a fixed monthly fee. But don’t take our word for it! Compare the costs for yourself.

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