You don’t need to make a down payment and the fixed monthly fee includes costs such as insurance, maintenance, tyres or road assistance. The only extra cost that you’ll be paying for? Fuel. Besides that, you benefit from the negotiation power of LeasePlan which, when negotiating bulk purchases with the car manufacturing makes, obtains economies of scale which result in more attractive monthly fees. With operational leasing, you don’t own the car. You are only paying to use it for a fixed period.
When you buy, you pay the full amount or a down payment on the car. You will also need to include in your budget regular costs such as insurance, taxes and annual maintenance. Moreover, you’ll have to cover any unpredictable expenses such as repairs, tires, fuel or any other cost that may arise. When you sell the car, the money is yours.