Pohanka Automotive Group

Buy vs Lease in Capitol Heights, MD

Here at The Pohanka Auto Group, we understand that deciding how to cover the cost of a vehicle is just as important as choosing the model. If you’ve been debating the options, let our Finance Department experts lend a helping hand! Buying and leasing are two of the main options, so we’ve put them side-by-side here in this article.

Buying

First off, we’ll start with buying. You may already feel comfortable with how this avenue works, but there are a few key factors to keep in mind. Since buying, like most other transactions, involves ownership, you are responsible for the advertised cost. Of course, incentives and special offers can lower the initial sticker price.  When it comes to selection, buying also provides a vast array of options – you can buy brand new, used, one-owner, certified, or something in between. You’ll want to keep in mind the amount you can provide as down payment and the kind of APR your credit score qualifies you for. These factors will determine your monthly budget, should you decide to finance the purchase.

Leasing

Leasing is often overlooked, but it really breaks down to a borrowing transaction. You agree to a specific set of terms, including the length of the lease and the amount of mileage you’ll stick to during each year of that contract. These factors, along with your credit score, determine how much the bill will be each month. Since you aren’t working to own the vehicle, it makes sense that you wouldn’t be paying towards the full sticker price. Instead, you’ll be paying a divided amount of the vehicle’s depreciation value. Leasing also requires you to choose from new models

Your Lifestyle

Consider the amount you can afford each month and the amount you can provide at signing. Also, your lifestyle and stage of life should be taken into consideration. Are you in need of a vehicle right away but short on savings? Leasing might provide quicker access to a dependable car. And since the lessee can change out a vehicle every few years, this is also a great choice for those who don’t want the burden of maintenance issues such as battery replacements or transmission failure. Families or parents who want to make an investment that they can pass down to their kids may find buying to be the best option. As you can see, it really all comes down to what you want out of your vehicle!

With 100 years of experience, The Pohanka Auto Group knows how to help customers get a vehicle payment plan that leaves them feeling excited rather than apprehensive. Learn even more about buy vs lease in Capitol Heights, MD, when you come and meet with us!

 

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Eduardo Figueroa
Eduardo Figueroa
GOOGLE
3-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Paul Saint Germain
Paul Saint Germain
GOOGLE
3-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service!

Loreto Virtudes
Loreto Virtudes
GOOGLE
3-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Tristan Everhart
Tristan Everhart
GOOGLE
3-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Denise Shaffer
Denise Shaffer
GOOGLE
3-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience. Hunter from financing did a great job finalizing the sale.

Chris Romano
Chris Romano
GOOGLE
3-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent dealer, sales, financing, and managers were great to work with and it was a nice buying experience. They gave us a great deal on top of great service!

Ashley Brooks
Ashley Brooks
GOOGLE
3-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Carla Williams
Carla Williams
GOOGLE
3-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always great!

Denise M
Denise M
GOOGLE
2-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
MARLON PINEDA
MARLON PINEDA
GOOGLE
2-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"17 February 2020, Pohanka Service"

croslin95
DEALERRATER
2-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I arrived at 0700 just a little after the doors had opened and warmly greeted by Ryan Bartholomew, my Service Technician. He is a pleasure to work with and he goes the extra mile to ensure that your repairs and vehicle needs are attended to. Moreover, Ryan and I have been connected since I purchased my vehicle from Pohanka and he can ALWAYS call me by name when he sees me. I come an hour away (Bowie, MD) for the customer service, to have my 2013 Suburban cared for. Job well done Ryan and Pohanka Chevorlet!

Ray P
Ray P
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fantastic dealership. Amad Tariq and Hunter Bowles were excellent to deal with. Highly recommend!

Glenn Rife
Glenn Rife
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They had the car I wanted and worked to get it to me at the price I could afford. Anuj was prompt and professional with all contact, over e-mail and in person. This is the second car I've leased from Pohanka, and I don't know why I would visit any other Chevy Dealer.

Dennis Orts
Dennis Orts
GOOGLE
2-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

See Ryan he’s the main reason I go there.

Kimberly Calinger
Kimberly Calinger
GOOGLE
2-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This was the fastest and best used car experience I've had. David Poole, Juan Andrade, and Hunter Bowles were all very courteous and professional. A great value on a good used car with a wonderful customer experience. I would definitely go back to this dealership!

Adam Calinger
Adam Calinger
GOOGLE
2-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My wife and I just bought a used car from Pohanka Chevrolet and had an excellent experience! We loved working with our manager David Poole. I called and spoke with him a couple days before we bought the car. He texted me a couple days later and we worked out the arrangements before we even went to the dealership. This was great since we live over an hour away. When we got to the dealership Juan Andrade went on a test drive with us. He was very professional. Once we decided to buy the car we got in right away to finalize the deal. Hunter Bowles, who is the finance manager, processed a registration transfer for us right there then printed out a new registration card. Thank you for a fabulous experience!!

Eva Ruiz
Eva Ruiz
GOOGLE
2-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Amad Tariq and Pohanka

Nelson P
EDMUNDS
2-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The experience was very positive. The sales associate focused on our needs and wanted to work with us to reach an agreeable negotiated price. Was very pleased with the final negotiated sales price. At all times, the sales associate was very transparent with us and he was focused on meeting our needs. I will recommend Pohanka to friends in the market for new or used car.

Sandeep Roka
Sandeep Roka
GOOGLE
2-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Eligio Flores
Eligio Flores
GOOGLE
2-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Brian
Brian
GOOGLE
2-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My Service Advisor was excellent today I was in and out in under an hour for an oil change and tire rotation. I don’t know my advisor’s name but she was very nice very punctual and well educated. I will return.

K Quarterman
K Quarterman
GOOGLE
2-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star
Ben Newsome
Ben Newsome
GOOGLE
2-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Parts person forgot to order my part caused me to go 3 more days without a car

Louise Kettner
Louise Kettner
GOOGLE
2-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Just picked up my new Blazer yesterday. My sales consultant, Anuj Bharadwaj, was great! This is the 2nd car I've bought from him and my son has also purchased a car from Anuj. He is always the ultimate, gentleman, actively listens to my concerns and doesn't pressure me on anything. I always find buying a car from him to be a pleasant experience. In addition, meeting the Business Manager, Hunter Bowles, was also a good interaction. He has wonderful customer service skills and is also pleasant to deal with. He thoroughly explained all my options for extended warranties and found me the best interest rate. I have been buying from Pohanka Chevrolet for 20 years. I do recommend this car dealership.

Anxi Jia
Anxi Jia
GOOGLE
2-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
polyticks04
polyticks04
GOOGLE
1-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jessica Hernandez
Jessica Hernandez
GOOGLE
1-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jon Weatherholtz
Jon Weatherholtz
GOOGLE
1-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Professional and low pressure.

Tom
EDMUNDS
1-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Jason provided a first class sales experience. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and provided just the right amount of follow up. He knew the vehicle and was able to answer all of my questions. He also did a good job explaining the closing documents. I highly recommend his services.

James Whalen
James Whalen
GOOGLE
1-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very good customer service

Danielle Gillyard
Danielle Gillyard
GOOGLE
1-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I came in to have 2 recalls fixed on my vehicle. I tried calling another dealership who I ended up contacting 3x and they never got back to me. I called Pohanka and they ordered the parts for me the next day. My service consultant was Adrian and he was so nice. I hate going to car dealerships as a woman because they can tell I'm totally not a car person and try to take advantage. He was really nice and made me feel very comfortable. They even offered to shuttle me to and from my house while they fixed my car! I ended up getting an oil change as well. Would def return. Thank you Adrian!

Jamie X
Jamie X
GOOGLE
1-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Jason is incredible. Super helpful not pushy. Offered an excellent deal

Rony Ordoñez
Rony Ordoñez
GOOGLE
1-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star
Brian Rowland
Brian Rowland
GOOGLE
1-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience. I worked with Jason Buckley, made the deal over the phone/emails because I am out of the area. They provided me a ride from the airport and the vehicle was ready upon my arrival. I highly recommend them, their price couldn't be beat in my area.

Abel Romero
Abel Romero
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Leah Pope
Leah Pope
GOOGLE
1-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
john dempsey
john dempsey
GOOGLE
1-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience and quick. Love the Colorado and plan to be back for another in 39 months

nasra parveen
nasra parveen
GOOGLE
1-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
David Lopez
David Lopez
GOOGLE
1-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Clyde Buchanan
Clyde Buchanan
GOOGLE
1-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent as usual. In and out no appointment needed.

Charles Dudley II
Charles Dudley II
GOOGLE
1-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

These guys are just great!

Great Experience

JOEL EIDELBERG
CARS
1-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Working with Pohanka Chevrolet was a great experience and they couldn't have made the process any easier. Andrew Brunt was very attentive to what I was looking for without the high pressure sales pitch. I was able to take advantage of the employee pricing promo which allowed me to purchase a 6 yr 75000 mile extended warranty. Hunter Bowled explained all of the details of the warranty to my wife and I and was able to provide a price that we can afford. I will definitely return for my next vehicle and will tell my friends to visit as well.

Joel Eidelberg
Joel Eidelberg
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Working with Pohanka Chevrolet was a great experience and they couldn't have made the process any easier. Andrew Brunt was very attentive to what I was looking for without the high pressure sales pitch. I was able to take advantage of the employee pricing promo which allowed me to purchase a 6 yr 75000 mile extended warranty. Hunter Bowles explained all of the details of the warranty to my wife and I and was able to provide a price that we can afford. I will definitely return for my next vehicle and will tell my friends to visit as well.

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