Planet Ford Looks at When to Consider a Lease

Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 2.21.39 PMIs leasing a car right for you? There can be a myriad of benefits can include: Lower monthly payments, no down payment in many cases, getting more car for your money and more often, and less maintenance issues. That is just the beginning. Come in and let one of our leasing experts help you decide if leasing a new Ford car, Ford truck or Ford SUV is the right path for you.

Our experts here at Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Humble, serving the greater Houston, Kingwood and Atascocita areas, are here to help walk you through every step of the decision making process.

A writer from Dealer News recently shared a very interesting perspective. He is a long-time fan and believer in the value of leasing cars. Per his article, he has been leasing since 1987. He proposed a funny question, often time people ask why lease. However, how often do you hear people ask, “Why buy?”

Let’s take a look at his views on leasing and why you may want to take a closer look at leasing yourself. (Article excerpts)

In the last 25 years, I have never gotten into a car lease deal I regretted. Sure, there were things I could have done better, but the same is true for buying cars. Experience means everything. My first car lease was a Ford Tempo back in 1987. Despite all the warnings about how you were stuck once you leased a car, I sold the car 1-year before its lease was up and the car dealer that leased me the car closed the sale and paper work for me. Since that day, I’ve leased 14 brand-new cars .

While not every new car exchange was the perfect experience, for the most part the transactions have been smooth, painless and accomplished an essential goal for me; getting a new car with full warranty ever 2-4 years.

Leasing has allowed me to drive cars that I would otherwise not be able to afford. Don’t get me wrong, I made some mistakes along the way and have done some things I wish I could have done better.

Most importantly, however, I have learned a thing or two about leasing cars that inspired me to write this blog and share them with other buyers. Keep in mind, whether or not you should lease a car depends on a variety of circumstances. Since no two people are the same, the advantages and benefits of leasing cars is not the same for everybody.

Most financial experts (banks and credit unions) have closed their minds to leasing, so asking them, ‘should I lease a car’, will almost certainly get you a negative response.

I hope to clear-up some of the negativity behind leasing and give you the knowledge to make the decision that works best for you. Fortunately, you don’t need to be an expert to learn how to lease cars.

When you’re ready to learn more about leasing, let our award-winning team at Planet Ford on Hwy. 59 help you find just the right vehicle with the right lease or buy options. Learn more at!

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