New car time - purchase vs. lease
Looking for a new CUV to upgrade my wifes 9 year old car. Reason for selling is because we dont need 3 rows and 7 passenger anymore due to the kids being older and having their own cars. She wants to save gas and just have something smaller for the city. Nothing wrong with the car, its just past due its usefullness to us.
Saying that, we are thinking a smaller CUV type vehicle with AWD. Current one has AWD, and although she is willing to give up some things, due to our area AWD is needed most of the winter.
We have looked at a Buick Encore and a jeep Cherokee so far, but since we arent in a rush havent really been test driving alot. Jeep Im not a fan of due to its 9 speed tranny issues they seem to still have issues with
Im not sure if the Encore is a sub compact CUV, or how much bigger a mid size, or what models those are.
Dont want a car, and we already have a truck. 90% of the time its just her driving it, and for the occosion 5 people may be in it, not worries about passenger room really.
She doesnt care about Apple Play or things like that, she still uses cds. Although I know new vehicles dont have them, I can work around that with mp3's and a usb stick.
Now to add to the fun, we have always purchases are vehicles, mostly because we keep them for so long. But I know a lot of people lease, and what are the advantages to it compared to buying. And can you lease used even
And to add more, since its the end of year, whos got the best incentives right now?
I do plan on doing some digging myself, just thought to use the board here for another way to get some info I may miss. Thank you for your time