If you live in Orlando and are in the market for a new Volkswagen, you are faced with two options - buying or leasing. The most common questions customers in this position ask are, "What are the differences between the two?" and "Which is the smarter move financially?"

The answers depend largely on what type of car you want, how long you plan to keep it, and how much you want to pay for the vehicle. Leasing is the better option if you want to drive new models every couple years, and have a lower overall cost of ownership.

Generally speaking, leasing a vehicle works great if you like to upgrade to a new model more frequently.

A lot of people are starting to think this way because technology is always upgrading so major changes are coming to new cars every time a new model is announced. 

For example, only a year or two ago wireless cell phone chargers only existed in luxury brands and trims that had expensive technology packages. Today, it's a more common practice for new models to include wireless charging pads in the cabin, which consumers absolutely love.

If you chose to buy a model one or two years ago that doesn't include handy features you want, you're stuck with it. However, if you had leased that vehicle, you can swap it out for a new ride at the end of a 36-month period.

It's the best way to continually have access to all the new gadgets that make driving fun. More importantly, safety features are improving year-over-year so you can rest assured that you will be safe on the road every time you hand your old set of keys for some new ones.

While you get to enjoy the benefits of new Volkswagen models on a more regular basis, it doesn't hurt to know that you are also paying less money compared to buying a vehicle.

When you lease a vehicle, you are only paying a portion of the sales tax along with the lease price. This figure is determined by the forecasted depreciation of the model for the period you are driving it (typically 36 months).

In short, you are paying a fraction of the sales tax and cost of the car rather than the total price you would have to pay in order to own it.

Two more benefits associated with leasing a Volkswagen are not worrying about paying to service or sell the vehicle.

In most lease models, regularly scheduled maintenance like oil changes are built into the monthly price, so you don't have to shell out extra cash for normal wear a tear.

Even better, you don't have to worry about the hassle of selling the vehicle at the end of the leasing period. All you have to do is turn the vehicle in and call it a day.

In summary the basics of a car lease in Orlando include the following four factors:

• Lower overall cost of ownership in comparison to buying a car
• Access to new models on a more regular basis
• More flexibility since you aren't tied down to one vehicle
• No headaches associated with servicing or selling a car

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