Finance vs. Leasing


Financing, the traditional way to drive a new Nissan.

Purchasing your new Nissan can make good economic sense, especially if you intend to keep it for an extended period of time. After all, once it's paid for, you're driving for free - maintenance and repairs excepted. You're also building equity in the car. So when it comes time to purchase a new one, chances are you'll have a valuable trade-in to use as the down payment or a portion of it.

Couple these facts with one of the special finance rates we frequently offer, and buying can be a very attractive choice. Also, some people are simply more comfortable with the sense of security that comes with having ownership to their vehicle. If that's you, we have some great options for you to consider.



Leasing. The increasingly popular way to enjoy a new Nissan.

Since the early '60s, more and more people have discovered the advantages of leasing. Thus, a method of acquiring a new vehicle, once nearly the exclusive domain of businesses, has become popular with the general public. And for many good reasons. But because leasing is relatively new territory for most people, there is a brief learning period required to become familiar with leasing's ins and outs.

For starters, there are two basic lease types: open-end and closed-end. With an open or closed-end lease, the residual value of the vehicle is established at the onset of your lease. And unlike an open-end lease, a closed-end lease residual value is guaranteed by, and is the responsibility of, the leasing company upon its maturity. With an open-end lease, you (the lessee) assume responsibility for the vehicle's residual value at the end of the lease. For your protection and peace of mind, all NCFS leases are closed-end. We assume the risk. So if the market value is higher than the residual value we have established, and you decide to purchase the vehicle, you come out ahead. If the market value is lower, you are protected.

Our lease program allows for 24,000 km of driving per year. That's about what the average Canadian drives in a year. If you're a high-use driver and expect to exceed the standard lease's 24,000 km yearly limit, you may find it more economical to buy extra kilometers up front. It's the difference between paying 8¢/km in the beginning and 10¢/km at maturity. And that's yet another way your Nissan Dealership can tailor the lease to meet your needs.