Buying vs. Leasing a Toyota, Cadillac or GMC in Bristol, CT

When it comes to finding a new or pre-owned car in Bristol or in the surrounding communities of Connecticut, you can be sure to find exactly what you're looking for at the Stephen Auto Mall Centre. We provide our customers with a wide selection of new and pre-owned Toyota, Cadillac, and GMC models. Whether you're looking to buy or lease your future vehicle, there are a few factors and benefits both options provide the driver.


The benefits of buying a car are when you finish paying off the vehicle loan, you are the sole owner. You are completely responsible for the maintenance and well-being of the vehicle, and you're able to customize your car any way you want to. Whether it be tinting the windows, upgrading the suspension, or installing aftermarket engine components, the choice is all yours. Depending on if you want to sell it halfway through your monthly payments or wait ten years after you've paid it off, the choice to sell or trade is in your hands. The depreciated value of the car was used by you, and you hold the rest of its cash value for your own personal resale or trade.


When you lease a Toyota, Cadillac or GMC vehicle, your name is on the contract, and you are responsible for the well-being of the car, however, you are not the owner of the vehicle. The dealership is the primary owner and you pay monthly as you would with a loan, however in most cases it is cheaper. A great option for the driver who wants to drive something new every few years. When leasing, your options for customizing your car are limited if any, depending on the dealership. The car must be returned at the end of the leasing contract in good working condition so the dealership can resell as a certified pre-owned vehicle. If there is any damage beyond normal wear and tear, the driver must pay certain penalty fees. These fees are included for driving over the agreed mileage as well, which usually ranges from 12-15,000 miles a year. Leasing is a great option for the driver who isn't making any cross-country road trips and can maintain the cleanliness and functionality of a new vehicle.

The options are yours here at Stephens Auto Mall Centre. You can lease or buy a Toyota, GMC, or Cadillac with the help from our professional finance team and enjoy the pleasures of becoming a car owner or leasing a vehicle every few years so you can drive something fresh more than often. Feel free to contact our team for more details on our buying and leasing options at (888) 355.8213.


Stephen AutoMall Centre

1097 Farmington Ave
Directions Bristol, CT 06010

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