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Buying vs. Leasing | Vestal NY | Serafini Nissan | Serving Binghamton, Elmira & Ithaca

Buying vs. Leasing Your New Nissan in Vestal, NY

Are you in the market for a new Nissan model but are having a difficult time deciding whether you should buy or lease? Here at Serafini Nissan, we will happily assist you with the entire process, from start to finish. Our team of professionals will help you make an informed decision that suits your lifestyle and budget, and help you determine which option is a better match for you. We have gathered a helpful selection of information to provide you with a better understanding of the details involved with both leasing and purchasing a new Nissan model. After you've had a chance to look over the information, feel free to contact us directly with questions or explore our inventory to find your favorite vehicle today.

Why Lease A Nissan?

Freedom of Choice

Two of the greatest benefits of leasing a vehicle are freedom and flexibility. When leasing, you have the freedom to drive a new Nissan every few years without the hassle of having to sell or trade your vehicle.


On average, leasing terms can last between 24 to 60 months. This allows you to make affordable payments with shorter terms. In addition, you get to choose your mileage. Lessees are typically given 12,000 or 15,000 miles per year, but if you require a higher mileage limit, you have the option to purchase more miles at signing.

Lower Payments

Because you're only purchasing the right to use a vehicle for a period of time, your financial responsibility and your monthly payments may be reduced significantly. Also, if you have a small down payment, then leasing may be better for you, as there are often leasing options that require $0 down.

Hazard-Free Driving

Because most leases last for two to three years, your vehicle generally provides warranty protection for as long as you drive it.

True Convenience

When a lease expires, you simply turn your vehicle in and pay off any remaining fees (such as for excess mileage or wear and tear) and taxes. If you'd prefer not to part with your Nissan at lease-end, you can also take the opportunity to purchase it at a predetermined price. In either case, there's no need for you to sell it or trade it in.

Why Buy A Nissan?


Ownership is the greatest benefit of buying your next vehicle instead of choosing to lease. If you are looking to keep your vehicle for an extended time or for as long as possible, then buying is the better option for you.

No Mileage Restrictions

You don't have a mileage restriction like you would with leasing. Leasing requires that you calculate in advance how many miles you will drive each year. Ownership allows you to drive as much as you like and as far as you desire without accumulating fees.

Payment Flexibility

When purchasing a vehicle, you can buy with cash or choose to finance. If you buy with cash, you immediately become the owner of the vehicle. If you choose to purchase a vehicle by utilizing a finance program, you pay down the loan amount over an extended period of time. For the best outcome when financing, we strongly recommend that you acquire the most affordable, reliable and competitive rates available, like what we offer here at Serafini Nissan.

True Freedom

At the completion of your payment schedule, typically four to six years, you own your Nissan. You can keep driving for as long as you desire without any further payments, or choose to sell or trade at any time. Once you own the vehicle, you no longer have to make monthly payments, which means you could place those same funds toward your savings, should you choose to do so.

If you would like more information on the pros and cons of both leasing and buying your next vehicle, please don't hesitate to contact us or stop by our dealership at 3101 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850. At Serafini Nissan, we look forward to serving our customers from Vestal, NY, and throughout Binghamton, Elmira and Ithaca.