What is the benefit of leasing a car?


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The benefits of leasing a car, according to U.S. News & World Report, include affordability, an applicable manufacturer's warranty and convenience. Costs are generally lower, and most lease agreement warranties covers vehicle repairs during the first few years.

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A new car can be leased for little or no down payment, according to Consumer Reports. A lessee makes payments for the depreciation of the vehicle during the leasing period, rather than paying full price or making loan payments. This allows a person to drive a vehicle that may otherwise be out of their price range. The lessee has the option of buying the vehicle after the leasing period ends, sometimes at a smaller price than if they had purchased the vehicle new, says U.S. News & World Report.

Leasing is favorable for people who are concerned with having the newest features and technology in their vehicle, notes Cars.com. A lessee is able to consistently drive a new or late-model vehicle if they choose to turn their vehicle in at the end of the lease period, then start another lease on a new vehicle. There is a smaller likelihood of a new or late-model vehicle needing repairs, compared to an older vehicle that was purchased outright.

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