Should I purchase or lease a vehicle?

Does it make better sense to buy or lease a new vehicle? That depends on some factors, such as the residual value of the car you intend to purchase, the amount of money you pay up front as a capitalized cost reduction and the cost of financing. A lease will usually be a more attractive option when compared to a vehicle purchase when measured over a comparable term. Keep in mind that with a lease, you will have to return the vehicle at the end of the lease term, whereas if you buy, you will own the vehicle and will be able to continue driving it after the term expires.

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  • Information and interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide investment advice. We can not and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regards to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.

DuPage Credit Union auto loan benefits

  • Most decisions within hours. We make it easy for you to get into your next vehicle.
  • Flexible terms. Take up to 84 months (on 2018 & Newer Models) to pay off your loan.
  • No pre-payment penalties. Pay off your vehicle on your time.
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