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What's the Difference Between Buying and Leasing?

What's the Difference Between Buying and Leasing?

Once you narrow your sights on the right Chevy model, you must determine whether you want to buy or lease your potential set of wheels. Both of these paths are formidable choices, and your decision boils down to what will impact your future driving needs and financial restrictions the best. So, before you visit our Finance Department, consider what your long term and short-term goals are, and give us a call to mull over the details.

Leasing

The automotive acquisition path that more and more people are taking is the route to leasing. With the consistent updates that land on the driving market each year, you won’t have to miss out. That is because you will be borrowing your potential set of wheels for a set mileage and period of time. During that window, you will only have to contribute toward the vehicle’s depreciated value, since you are not paying toward ownership. This is the best choice for commuters that grow bored of their vehicles fairly quickly, because you can move on in as little as two years. Or, if you have grown fond of your set of wheels, you can always pay the difference toward ownership! The choice is totally up to you, and you also reserve the right to simply hand in the keys and walk away.

Buying

If you want to see a return on your investment, then you should definitely purchase your vehicle for its full value. We understand that not everyone can afford the sticker price up front, which is why we will help divvy up the cost over an extended period of time. Contracts generally last anywhere between four and seven years, so you will be able to attain full ownership in no time at all. So, if you are ready to get the process started before you walk through our doors, then head over to the online Payment Calculator to see which ride will fit into your budgetary constraints. Then, you can receive your green light in three simple steps by completing the online 30-Second Approval form. If you have any questions about how to use our website, make sure to contact us!

Inventory

Have you determined whether you would like to buy or lease? If so, you can start searching through our vehicles when you scroll to the New Chevrolets dropdown at the top of your screen. Here, you can either select your preferred model or simply click the Browse New Vehicles link to reveal everything that currently lies on our lot. Either way, you will be sent to a screen where you can build your dream car by using the filters located on the left side of your screen. Then, you can sift through the photos to get more familiar with each model and look through the vehicle’s brochure to see what features come standard. If you think you have found the right match, drop by for a test drive!

What’s the difference between buying and leasing? In short, the former results in ownership and the latter resembles borrowing. To get started, visit our Finance Department at Pohanka Chevrolet.


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Testimonials

Paul Rose
Paul Rose
GOOGLE
7-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Art who helped me.in service with a battery replacement that fell underwarranty was excellent with communicating the problem, when i should expect my truck back and also was able to secure me a late night loaner near the time they were closing ans loaners were on short supply. Thanks Art. Top Notch!!!

Glenn Martin
Glenn Martin
GOOGLE
7-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Our annual safety and emissions inspections were quick and extremely inexpensive. I don't take my vehicles anywhere else!

Gary Kline
Gary Kline
GOOGLE
7-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Manolin Vera
Manolin Vera
GOOGLE
7-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
LAWRENCE BROWN
LAWRENCE BROWN
GOOGLE
7-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great dealership and nice people all around great service

E Johnson
E Johnson
GOOGLE
7-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jayme Lundy
Jayme Lundy
GOOGLE
7-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Highly recommend Pohanka Chevrolet and Anuj! We had a great experience, which everyone knows is not usually what’s expected when you go to purchase a vehicle. Anuj was immediately responsive and in contact with us and met us when we pulled in (mask on and all give Covid). He had the car we were interested in ready to go and was great at going over all the features before our test drive. He entertained our indecisiveness regarding color and even brought out another car for us to see the interior. When it came time to start the paperwork it was the smoothest transaction we have ever made! And we’ve bought plenty of vehicles in our lifetimes. Anuj made sure to get us every discount we could qualify for and Chevy was offering a great incentive. We agreed upon the price on the first go- shocking I know! The entire process was great, go see Anuj!

Jerry Jmclane1129@aol.com
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Bob Meyer
Bob Meyer
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had a flat tire on my new Equinox. Called the service department at 7:00 pm. They made sure they had the matching tire available and invited me in that night! Sam was my service rep and she was simply fantastic!

james A Wiggins
james A Wiggins
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jesse Klink
Jesse Klink
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The staff at Pohanka was amazing! They were extremely helpful and made the purchase of the vehicle I wanted really easy. Next time I need a vehicle I will be going back there. Thanks Juan and keep up the great work!

Gerardo Cruz
Gerardo Cruz
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service. Fantastic customer service from service adviser Terry.

John Stafford
John Stafford
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Bob Leitzel
Bob Leitzel
GOOGLE
6-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Ryan Vallejos
Ryan Vallejos
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
steve McCarty
steve McCarty
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Gabe Sierra
Gabe Sierra
GOOGLE
6-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Tyrone Clinton
Tyrone Clinton
GOOGLE
6-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jean Lindquist
Jean Lindquist
GOOGLE
6-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Adam waited on me and was friendly, followed Coronavirus safety precautions with a mask, and kept me informed. Work was done in a timely fashion.

amad tariq
amad tariq
GOOGLE
6-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Rob Miller
Rob Miller
GOOGLE
6-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent customer service! Thank you Adam in the service department for taking care of my needs. Greatly appreciated!

Christopher Woodson
Christopher Woodson
GOOGLE
6-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always helpful and fair with their service. Highly recommend.

Angela
Angela
GOOGLE
6-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
ZESTRO
ZESTRO
GOOGLE
6-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Vinod Nagaraj
Vinod Nagaraj
GOOGLE
6-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Elena Beskurnikova
Elena Beskurnikova
GOOGLE
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Phillip Kitchings
Phillip Kitchings
GOOGLE
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
SilkyD ForLife
SilkyD ForLife
GOOGLE
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Grant Fetchet
Grant Fetchet
GOOGLE
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Carly Baynor
Carly Baynor
GOOGLE
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I found a used Highlander online at Pohanka Chevrolet that appeared too good to be true and decided to make the 3 drive to see it. Elijah was our honest and knowledgeable salesman that facilitated the whole process. Financing was simple and straight forward thanks to Hunter. I would recommend this dealership for every aspect of the car buying experience. I got a beautiful vehicle for a more than fair price. Well worth the drive!

Duyen Luu
Duyen Luu
GOOGLE
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Melia Wilder
Melia Wilder
GOOGLE
6-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My intake service experience was stellar. Adam( I think was the name) was quick and responsive!

Danny Bee
Danny Bee
GOOGLE
6-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
T Lugar
T Lugar
GOOGLE
6-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had to get my transmission replaced and thought it was going to be a tough ordeal to go through. I was wrong. The service consultant, Art, was a huge help. Great communication through every step of the process and followed through on every promise. I've had a rough time dealing with car shops but these guys did a phenomenal job. Got my car back in great time as well. While I always try to do my own work I would definitely feel comfortable taking my car back for any major work.

Bryan E
Bryan E
GOOGLE
6-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My brother has been using Pohanka Chevy service for years and has convinced me to do the same for my Chevy under warranty as well as my other older owned GM vehicles. I live in Bethesda so it is a bit of a drive but their service hours, service staff and weekend times make it worth it.

David McDermott
David McDermott
GOOGLE
6-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Robert SCOTTO-LAVINO
Robert SCOTTO-LAVINO
GOOGLE
6-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Hassan Niakan
Hassan Niakan
GOOGLE
6-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Amy Nestor
Amy Nestor
GOOGLE
6-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The service team is always very helpful. I love the new option to have the car picked up- and returned. This new service has saved me so much time and worry!! There are a lot of shops to take your car but I always take mine Pohanka Chevy.

George Breeden
George Breeden
GOOGLE
6-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Arif A
Arif A
GOOGLE
6-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
carlos Rodriguez
carlos Rodriguez
GOOGLE
6-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

People are nice and friendly quick service

James Pace
James Pace
GOOGLE
6-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service was as expected and had a good conversation with the General Manager.

Bob Zellmann
Bob Zellmann
GOOGLE
6-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Nicole Robitaille
Nicole Robitaille
GOOGLE
6-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Teresa Colson
Teresa Colson
GOOGLE
6-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Gale Woodland
Gale Woodland
GOOGLE
6-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good customer service!

Alec Felts
Alec Felts
GOOGLE
6-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
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703-592-4735