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All About Leasing A Nissan Maxima
If you know anything about the Nissan Maxima (specifically, the Nissan Maxima SR), then you already know that is the one sedan that can bring you closer to driving a sports car. It has stunning good looks that are complemented by a comfortable interior. It has an SR trim line and a 300 horsepower, although it lacks a six-speed manual option for a real sports car feel. Still, if you’re thinking of owning this car, be prepared to pay the price because this car costs $32,500 when the average car costs only $25,000.
But at least you have an option in a lease. If you search for it online, you will see that you can lease a Nissan Maxima either from Nissan itself or a third-party company like Sixt. But how does it work?
You pay a few thousand dollars upfront and then pay a flat monthly fee for 24 to 60 months. The good thing about leasing is that the lower price is backed up by the lack of maintenance costs on the part of the driver or the one leasing. This is not surprising when you consider the fact that the company offering the lease owns the car.
While the cost of owning a Nissan Maxima is expensive (aside from the price of the car itself, you have to pay insurance and maintenance costs), leasing is cheaper. Much, much less expensive. Although we couldn’t find any official figures on the Internet, it is safe to say that you can rent this half sports car for $300 per month or thereabouts, when the cost of leasing a Honda Civic is less than $200 per month. And this rate is clean in that there is nothing else to pay. The one offering the lease takes care of the insurance and maintenance of the vehicle.
However, there are limitations in the lease. For one, you can only drive it for only 15,000 miles per year if you are leasing directly from Honda. We know that’s an insufficient distance, but if you are the kind of person who does not do much driving, then leasing is for you. Also, if you are the type of person who likes to change cars every two to four years, then leasing is for you too. Just remember to take good care of the car you are leasing because there is a price to pay for the damage.
Anyway, if you want to lease a Nissan Maxima, you can and should visit different car dealerships in your area. You could also use a website that generates lease quotes. Just remember that the different companies offering the lease have a difference in the price as well as their terms and condition. It is always a smart thing to compare so you can get the best deal.
Here’s one tip for getting the best deal, though: Make sure to rent for the long term, like sixty months, because then you can get an excellent deal no matter which leasing company you choose. If you easily get bored, make sure you have the option to switch to another car.
Of course, how much you pay is directly affected by your credit score. But since credit scoring has somewhat loosened within the past two years, you might just qualify for a good lease term even when you have a less-than-stellar credit score.
What happens when the lease expires? There are several options. You could return the vehicle, buy it, or lease another car. And there are other choices, especially if you are leasing directly from Nissan.