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Buy vs Lease in York, PA

Buy vs Lease in York, PA

Our Experts Will Help You Make the Right Decision!

If you’re looking for a new vehicle, one of the biggest hurdles you’ll face is deciding whether to purchase or lease. Both of these are great options, but they have their own unique list of pros and cons that you’ll want to consider when you begin to finance. To offer you some help, our team at Thornton Automotive will provide you with an overview of each of these great programs. If you’d like to ask some specific questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 717-229-1864.

Should I Buy?

Purchasing is a great option for the driver who is looking to keep their vehicle for a long time. You’ll pay each month until you’ve fulfilled the entirety of the model’s sticker price. After this, it’s yours entirely! You can pass it down, or enjoy it for years on end with proper care. This option treats vehicles as a long-term investment. It’s up to you to properly maintain the vehicle to ensure that it stays in optimal condition, but if you treat it well you might even be able to sell it in the future.

Should I Lease?

While purchasing is a permanent method of getting the keys to an automobile, leasing is a short term, low-cost method to attain a ride you might want. We always suggest leasing to drivers who are interested in always driving what’s current and new. Since you’ll only keep each model for roughly three years, you’ll always be experiencing the newest technology and the best performance possible! Best of all, your monthly bills will be based upon the amount that we estimate the model will depreciate while in your possession, so you’ll enjoy more affordable costs than if you chose to finance. If you’re interested in temporarily keeping a vehicle, leasing is the right path for you.

Inventory

Once you think you’ve gotten closer to deciding which financing method you’ll use, you can more accurately calculate which vehicles you’ll be able to afford! It’s at this point that we would recommend you use our online search feature to look through all of our available inventory at Thornton Automotive. We carry sporty SUVs like the Equinox and Cherokee, powerful trucks like the Silverado line and the F-150, and even sports cars like the Corvette if you have a need for speed. If you don’t have a particular model in mind, just apply the filters on the left side of the screen until you’re only seeing models that have all the features you desire. Then, it’s time to schedule some test drives and visit us in person!

If we’ve helped you decide whether to buy vs lease in York, PA, then it’s time to come to Thornton Automotive. If you have a moment, read through some of our customers’ glowing testimonials and see what you’ll experience when you work with us!


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Testimonials

Aiyana Holton
Aiyana Holton
GOOGLE
10-17-2019
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I’m really glad I came to Thornton to get my car. A friend recommended it to me and I really think they were the best option. All of the staff members are incredibly friendly and professional. I worked with Chris Shade and he was fantastic. He did everything he could to work with my situation and make sure I left the dealership with a car that I loved and could afford. I’d like to think any of my future car purchases would be done through them as well. 10/10 would recommend.

Steve Mallory
Steve Mallory
GOOGLE
10-14-2019
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Tammy Spangler
Tammy Spangler
GOOGLE
10-11-2019
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Keith Rice
Keith Rice
GOOGLE
10-8-2019
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Merlyn Sheldon
Merlyn Sheldon
GOOGLE
10-1-2019
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GOOGLE
10-1-2019
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The people working there are great. Every knowledgeable and helpful.

thomas gentzler
thomas gentzler
GOOGLE
9-22-2019
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thatninja33
thatninja33
GOOGLE
9-18-2019
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Courtney was very supportive and helpful through the whole process. I have heard great things about Thornton and I can now see why.

Jeffrey Sgrignoli
Jeffrey Sgrignoli
GOOGLE
9-11-2019
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This is the third Ram that I have bought from Thornton and have never had a bad experience yet. John did a great job from start to finish on this sale and will return to him for future vehicle purchases.

Charlayne Grim
Charlayne Grim
GOOGLE
9-4-2019
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This is my second vehicle; the first one was thru Brookside Motors. Everyone was on top of their game and very courteous. They went above and beyond to satisfy my automotive needs. I believe I got a great vehicle!

Paul Bookhamer
Paul Bookhamer
GOOGLE
9-4-2019
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Matt Chinault
Matt Chinault
GOOGLE
8-24-2019
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The best people to deals with for any of your car or truck needs!

Tyler Markle
Tyler Markle
GOOGLE
8-24-2019
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Nothing but great professionalism at Thorton Automotive, Dover. The salesman, Chris, was very helpful and answered every question I had. He even took time out of his day off to make sure everything went smoothly when purchasing my car. I will recommend them to anyone needing to purchase a new vehicle.

Melanie Lenker
Melanie Lenker
GOOGLE
8-21-2019
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Nate S
Nate S
GOOGLE
8-8-2019
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Jeff and the crew at the service center in Dover has been taking care of my oil changes as of late and I couldn't be happier. The price is well worth the service that they provide. Thanks everybody at the service center.

tjacoby526
tjacoby526
GOOGLE
8-2-2019
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Props to Chris Shade and the finance team, hammering out an awesome deal on 2015 Kia optima EX, highly recommend Thornton automotive, dover. Thanks guys!!

Ceil Fraticelli
Ceil Fraticelli
GOOGLE
7-30-2019
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I absolutely love buying cars at Thornton Automotive Dover! My Chevy Trax is the 5th vehicle I have purchased here and I will never go anywhere else. Many thanks to Carey and Chuck for going above and beyond to find me the perfect car once again.

Frank Ray
Frank Ray
GOOGLE
7-26-2019
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Absolutely a great place to purchase a vehicle! The staff is very helpful and friendly!! Thank you Courtney Smith!!

Johnyne McClary
Johnyne McClary
GOOGLE
7-17-2019
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Kevin was wonderful to work with, very friendly and knowledgeable.

Carlton
CARGURUS
7-16-2019
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It wasn’t a long conversation he provided me with the information I requested about the car in a timely manor which I appreciated. Sorry we couldn’t do business right

Anna Stabley
Anna Stabley
GOOGLE
7-16-2019
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Kevin was great...He really listened to our needs, and got us in the SUV we needed and wanted !

Cory Daugherty
Cory Daugherty
GOOGLE
7-15-2019
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Friendly fast service.

The Hacksaw
The Hacksaw
GOOGLE
7-2-2019
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For our first time buying a truck we couldn't have had a better experience. Great customer service. Thanks again guys.

Pam Shank
Pam Shank
GOOGLE
6-29-2019
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Our family ONLY buys our vehicles here. Great customer service, friendly staff, service center for routine maintenance is also friendly and fast! Would and have recommended Thornton to everyone.

Tara tv Quickel
Tara tv Quickel
GOOGLE
6-23-2019
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I had a great experience at Thornton Dover!! Wes and John were great to deal with! Wes went above and beyond what he had to do to get me into my 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and it was well worth it because I am in love with it!! John was very knowledgeable about the Jeep when we went on the test drive and very professional. If you're in the market for a new vehicle, I would highly recommend checking them out!!

Dakota Sponseller
Dakota Sponseller
GOOGLE
6-22-2019
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Eric Holloway
Eric Holloway
GOOGLE
6-21-2019
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Melissa Robinson
Melissa Robinson
GOOGLE
6-21-2019
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Great & helpful

Mark Mosier
Mark Mosier
GOOGLE
6-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Kevin was awesome to work with. Extremely satisfied with my purchase. I will be going g back in a few years when it's time for the next beautiful truc .

Tracy Eveler
Tracy Eveler
GOOGLE
6-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great first experience. Thank you.

Heather
Heather
GOOGLE
6-4-2019
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Carey, Chuck and Brian went out of their to make our experience a positive one. We would recommend this dealership to our family and friends.

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