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Buying vs. Leasing: Which route is right for you?

Car Buying and LeasingWhen you arrive at a car dealership, one of the first questions you’ll ask yourself is whether you intend to buy or lease your next vehicle. This decision and the reasoning behind it can be unique for each individual stepping onto the lot. Perhaps you always love driving new cars. Then leasing would be a clear choice for you. Maybe you get satisfaction out of seeing your payments fall to nothing. If so, buying a car would eventually lead you to this achievement of owning it outright. We have gathered together a mini comparison of buying vs. leasing to help you choose the best option for you.

  • Monthly Payment.  Monthly payments on a leased vehicle are typically lower than financing payments. This is because when you purchase a vehicle, your payments include the entire purchase price whereas lease payments are only on the vehicle’s depreciation.
  • Frequency of Changing Vehicles. If you are someone who loves that genuine new car smell, you’d probably be a fan of leasing. The average lease lasts 2-3 years, meaning every 24-36 months you’d be driving a new vehicle. If you like changing vehicles that often and driving a new vehicle is a priority for you, leasing is your ideal choice.  
  • Warranties. When you lease a new vehicle for 36 months or less, all manufacturer warranties will cover the full lease term. Buying a car and financing it for 48 months or more means your warranty will expire before your finance term does. This could have you facing unknown repairs and costs for your vehicle.
  • Mileage. After purchasing your vehicle you have the freedom to drive it as many miles as you want. However, lease payments are based on predetermined mileage and most leases only allow you to drive 12,000-15,000 miles per year. Going beyond this mileage limit could have you paying some pretty hefty fees for each mile you exceed. If road trips are your thing, leasing is probably not the best option for you.
  • Vehicle Return. At the end of a lease you can return you vehicle and walk away. If you purchased your vehicle you would have to sell it or trade it in when you decide you want a different one.

Still can’t decide which route is best for you? Take our convenient online questionnaire to see what category your habits best fall under. Visit our El Paso dealership for any additional questions you may have. Our team will be happy to help!

GMC Sierra HD Ranks Highest in Large Pickup Segment by J.D. Power

GMC Sierra HDThe J. D. Power and Associates 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study measures problems experienced during the past year by original owners of three-year-old (2010 model year) vehicles to determine dependability long after you’ve driven off the car lot. GM vehicles took the highest ranking in four segments this year, including the GMC Sierra HD winning the Large Pickup category.

In addition to its good reliability rating, Sierra HD also boasts a comfortable, well-made interior and easy-to-use tech features. Its impressive hauling and towing capabilities are showcased through a variety of powerful engine options.

“As GM heads into a big year of new model launches, we believe this tells us that we engineer and manufacture our cars and trucks so that they are reliable and last a long time,” said Alicia Boler-Davis, vice president GM Global Quality and U. S. Customer Experience. “Outstanding, dependable vehicles combined with an exceptional customer experience are the cornerstones of our commitment to provide the best overall ownership experience in the industry.”

Find your next dependable Sierra HD pickup at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person for a test drive, or find us online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com.

Verano Recognized with a KBB 2013 Cost to Own Award

2013 VeranoYour car is an investment. On average, most people keep a vehicle for approximately 5 years before contemplating their next vehicle purchase. So it would only stand that reason that not only should you be looking for a great purchase price on your next vehicle, but also consider the cost of owing that car over a 5-year span. Insurance, fuel, and financing are just a few of the monthly costs you’ll have to endure every month.

Annually, Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honor vehicles in different market segments that have been determined to provide you with the best bang for your buck while owing the car. KBB considers a vehicle’s Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, projected depreciation, insurance costs, financing costs, scheduled maintenance, repairs, and estimated total cost of fuel when evaluating potential winners of their 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. We are proud to announce the stylish 2013 Buick Verano is this year’s Entry-Level Luxury Car Winner.

The upscale 2013 Verano is a small car that’s big on comfort and features. A standard rearview camera and Buick IntelliLink infotainment system deliver top-notch technology. New for 2013 is a Turbo model, which has a four-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes an impressive 250-horsepower. Verano’s quiet cabin and attractive design offers the refinement you have come to expect from a vehicle that wears the Buick moniker.

The 2013 Buick Verano is waiting for you now at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person for a test drive today! Find more information on Verano and other great Buick vehicles on our website, www.crawfordbuickgmc.com.

Announcing the Arrival of the 2013 Buick Encore at Crawford Buick GMC

2013 EncoreComfortable seating for up to five passengers. An impressive list of tech-savvy standard features. A premium, practical, crossover with boast-worthy fuel efficiency. So which one of these statements describes the all-new 2013 Buick Encore? They all do! Buick’s new compact luxury crossover offers all this and more, and we are excited to announce it has now arrived at Crawford Buick GMC!

The 2013 Buick Encore is one-of-a-kind. Its sculpted and stylish exterior is agile enough to maneuver with ease, yet it will still turn heads with its elegant design. Simple and purposeful technology put useful features within easy access to drivers. Regardless of which trim level you select, standard features on every Encore include a backup camera, satellite radio, wireless cell phone hookup, and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system with a 7-inch color display. Be sure to take note of Encore’s fuel economy ratings. With an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined, Encore is readily available for short or long commutes will fewer stops at the gas station.

Experience for yourself why it’s the little details that make a big difference. Test drive the all-new 2013 Encore today at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person or online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com to learn more about this unique crossover.

2013 Buick LaCrosse Ranked Number One Affordable Large Car

2013 LaCrosseEach year, U.S. News and World Report publishes a list of the best new cars with rankings for each segment. The rankings are determined by the consensus opinion of the automotive press and are based upon expert reviews. Taking first place in the Affordable Large Cars category is the stylish and sophisticated 2013 Buick LaCrosse.

U.S. News classifies the Affordable Large Cars segment as “the best large cars, generally priced below $35,000.” The 2013 LaCrosse was ranked number one out of eight cars in this category. Boasting a luxurious interior, great fuel economy ratings, and a smooth ride, reviews concluded that the 2013 LaCrosse is “a smart buy for those seeking a comfortable and efficient large car.”  LaCrosse’s base trim is powered by a 2.4-liter four cylinder engine producing 182 horsepower and achieves EPA estimated mileage ratings of 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. Standard features include a rear spoiler, remote engine start, navigation, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, climate control, and satellite radio. The 2013 LaCrosse is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick, meaning it received the highest rating possible in all safety tests the IIHS performed on it.

The innovative, yet classic 2013 Buick LaCrosse can now be found at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso, TX dealership for a test drive today. Find more information on LaCrosse and other great Buick and GMC models by visiting our website, www.crawfordbuickgmc.com.

Buick Holiday Event Features Great Vehicle Discounts at Crawford Buick GMC

Buick Holiday EventThe holidays are finally here! That means that Crawford Buick GMC is now offering great discounts on popular Buick vehicles during the Buick Holiday Event. Customers can take advantage of great leasing and financing specials on their favorite Buick vehicles like the 2012 Enclave, 2012 Lacrosse, 2013 Regal Turbo and the 2013 Verano.

The 2012 Buick Enclave can be purchased this winter at Crawford Buick with 0% APR financing for 72 months or $2,000 total cash back. The popular Enclave is one of the best luxury SUVs on the market, featuring a stylish exterior, roomy interior and great performance features. It drives a 3.6L V6 Direct Injection engine combined with Variable Valve Timing to deliver 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft. of torque.

Customers looking to purchase the 2012 Buick Lacrosse have several great discounting options during the Buick Holiday Event as well. This winter, the Lacrosse can be purchased with the choice of 0% APR financing with $500 bonus cash or with $2,500 total cash back.  The 2012 Lacrosse features a 2.4L 4-Cylinder engine that uses eAssist Technology to deliver an EPA-estimated 25 city/36 highway mpg fuel economy rating.

Two all-new Buick vehicles are also on sale during the Holiday Event too! The 2013 Buick Regal Turbo can be leased for $269 a month for 24 months while the 2013 Verano features a great leasing special of only $199 a months for 24 months. All 24-month leases also include two years of scheduled maintenance, OnStar and Sirius XM Satellite Radio during the sales event as well.

Stop by Crawford Buick GMC of El Paso, TX today and take advantage of these great holiday specials while they last! More information on the Buick Holiday Event can be found online at www.CrawfordBuickGMC.com/.

Buick and GMC Vehicles Win Big in Texas

The Texas Auto Writers Association has just announced the winners of the 20th annual TAWA Truck Rodeo. Buick and GMC proudly swept four award categories this year.

The 2013 Buick Enclave was crowned ‘CUV of Texas,’ one of the rodeo’s top three awards. Since the luxury crossover has yet to even arrive at dealerships, this will be a great promotional tool for the new Enclave. The 2013 Enclave also took home the award for “Full-Size Luxury Crossover.”

Two other vehicles were highlighted by the Texas Auto Writers Association this year. The 2013 GMC Acadia won the “Full-Size Crossover” category while the 2013 GMC Terrain won “Mid-Size Crossover.”

“These latest awards for the Enclave, Acadia and Terrain come from one of the nation’s largest and most important vehicle markets,” explained vice president of Buick and GMC Marketing, Tony DiSalle. “Texas drivers are also some of the most demanding- especially when it comes to utility vehicles- so this is high praise.”

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the TAWA Truck Rodeo. All vehicle winners were selected by the members of the TAWA using a Board election method. Over 60 vehicles were evaluated at the historic Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch this year.

“There are really no losers in this event,” explained TAWA president Michael Herzing. “The big winners are the consumers of Texas, the No. 1 state in the nation for trucks and sport utility vehicles.”