Buy vs Lease in Austin, TX

Buy vs Lease in Austin, TX

Visit Charles Maund Toyota!

If you’re looking to bring a new car home, but you don’t know which kind of contract you want to opt for, it can be confusing trying to decide whether to buy or lease. That’s why we at Charles Maund Toyota are here to help you make your decision. If you have any questions about either avenue, contact our team today!

Buying

The most traditional form of automotive acquisition is buying, and more specifically, financing. When you opt to finance, you break up the large sticker price of a new model into more manageable monthly installments. All you have to do is contribute a down payment when you drive your car home, and then pay the rest over four to seven years. Then, when this period of time is over, you are the official owner of your vehicle and can do with it what you please. Trade it in, sell it, or keep it payment-free. This method is a long-term, but worthwhile investment!

Leasing

Leasing, on the other hand, is more like borrowing. You can choose to take home a vehicle for an average of two to four years, and during that time you’re only on the hook for its depreciation. Since all of the cars that we lease out are new, you can also be sure you’ll have the latest automotive updates on your model, and won’t need frequent maintenance. Then, at the end of this shorter and more flexible time period, you can upgrade to one of the newest vehicles on our lot. Or, if you want to pursue other avenues, you can simply hand in the keys and walk away. This method is better if you’re looking for a short-term, affordable commitment.

Inventory

Whichever path you choose, you’ll need to find the ride you want to secure first. We make the search for your dream car easy by keeping a stocked inventory and providing easy search tools. When you navigate to the top of our website, you’ll see New and Pre-Owned tabs, which you can double-click in order to access our listings of available models. Instead of perusing through this full list of vehicles, we invite you to use our Narrow Your Search tool on the left to create a more cultivated page with options that adhere to your preferences. You can sort based on features like fuel economy, color, and price. Then, once you find a few cars that suit you, click on their profiles for more specs and to confirm their availability!

We hope this information can help you decide whether to buy vs lease in Austin, TX. Visit us at Charles Maund Toyota once you choose, and our Finance Department can set you up with a contract!


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Testimonials

Mohammed Merchant
Mohammed Merchant
GOOGLE
7-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Phenomenal service department at Charles Maund Toyota. I am a retired U S Army soldier and have lived in the Austin area for the past 20 years. I am amazed at the fast friendly service provided by Jerry Hernandez and will continue to have him service my vehicle in the future. Being a retired soldier, I have had my cars serviced all over the world and I am happy to report that the service department at Charles Maund Toyota is by far the very best that I have seen. Thanks Jerry, you are Awesome!!

Ibrahim Shah
Ibrahim Shah
GOOGLE
7-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Teola Guyton Durham Bryant
Teola Guyton Durham Bryant
GOOGLE
7-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Manager informed me the the tow service in route and My sales person Grant came and picked us up in 20min...Put us in a Optima have it until my car is fixed ....Towed the car in all in [email protected] safe....Hope to have my car back on Monday or Tuesday...My son & I drove pass the location where my vehicle stop after leaving Charles Maund Toyota and the tow service was already there. Excellent Service..

Farley Yambao
Farley Yambao
GOOGLE
7-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Brianna Rincon
Brianna Rincon
GOOGLE
7-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had an amazing experience at Charles Maund Toyota, with the help of retired veteran Mohammed Merchant! He was super informative, helpful and made the experience so easy. Mohammed put us in the Tacoma of our dreams today! I highly recommend him to anyone shopping for a car, being in sales myself on of my biggest things is having a no pressure sales experience and he provided that 100%. I’m happy to say we will be coming back to see him soon for another car! Thank you all so much.

Andrew Stiles
Andrew Stiles
GOOGLE
7-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jay Shields
Jay Shields
GOOGLE
7-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Ally Leem was by far the fastest, most detailed, accommodating car sales person I have ever encountered. She made this process incredibly easy, even making multiple trips to my home in the wake of the virus. The experience with Ally was memorable and over the top and I will 100% be recommending and using her in the future. This was the best car buying experience in my life. To the dealership, do everything you can to keep Ally! She is unique, courteous and talented!

Marco Vaccarella
Marco Vaccarella
GOOGLE
7-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great sales experience and Fantastic service ! Go see my guy Michael Bui when you’re ready, he’ll take care of you!

Andrew Bowen
Andrew Bowen
GOOGLE
7-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I bought my car at Charles Maund. When Toyota had a recall, Charles Maund got me in quick and the repair was done quickly and without any hassles. A Charles Maund employee even made a quick and simple repair for free which was welcome as the purchase experience there had been less than exceptional. Based on this employee's ability to do this without having to ask mgmt for permission I will definitely consider Charles Maund for my next vehicle purchase.

Conner Fry
Conner Fry
GOOGLE
7-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I arrived knowing exactly which car I wanted and it was mine two hours later. The process was quick and painless.

Geoffrey Marshall
Geoffrey Marshall
GOOGLE
7-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Traveling to visit family in Austin. Had a mechanical issue on my Sequoia somewhere in Louisiana. Got on line, scheduled a drop off 7:00am Monday morning. KP, my Service Rep, kept me posted on what was needed to be done. He pulled up my maintenance records from dealer in Ohio so got routine maintenance done as well. Truck was ready to go on Tuesday afternoon for 16 hour drive back to Cincinnati. I couldn’t have scripted a better outcome. Thanks to the team at Charles Maund!!!

Fast and easy

Carrie Dillon
CARS
7-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everything went smoothly and friendly, helpful staff.

new car

Nicole
CARS
7-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great customer service! Very friendly and helpful. I would recommend buying a vehicle from here to any of my friends and family.

nJames Smith
nJames Smith
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I scratched the fender on my new Red Avalon Limited. I took it to my excellent Service Consultant - Lance Culpepper. He took me to Scott Branum in the Body Repair Dept, who buffed out the scratch, and now my car looks like new again. Great Job, Lance and Scott.

judith garner
judith garner
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

As new customer of Charles Maund Toyota,I was greeted at the door upon my arrival. Within less than 5 minutes a sales representative was at my side to help me. My sales representative was Mohammad Merchant. Mohammad ,a proud military retiree did a very good job of explaining each cars different features and explaining the monthly payments that I could expect based on my finances. Buying a car takes time and is a big decision. Mohammad was very patient . I didn’t feel rushed or pressured to “buy”. I will send my friends and family who are interested in Toyota to Mohammed.Thank you so much for making the car buying process pretty stress free!

Aaron Jay
Aaron Jay
GOOGLE
6-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Alvin was so helpful, and all the employees are super nice and helpful! Love this place!

Tara Williamson
Tara Williamson
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Cenica Ringgold
Cenica Ringgold
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everyone at Charles Maund Toyota was so kind and helpful from the start of my experience to the end. My salesman, Brad Frizzel, was patient and listened to what I wanted. The team worked together to get me out of there in a timely manner and with a great deal! I’ll be sending all my friends and family their way!

olga rivas
olga rivas
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Syed really went above and beyond with his exceptional customer service, extremely helpful. It was an awesome experience

rudolph zapata
rudolph zapata
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

amazing experience and process at used car department. when i purchased vehicle at maxwell ford the vehicle was out of gas and i tried to contact personnel after purchase to no avail. very bad but this place was so different alvin reed, aiden casillas and conrado galvez very professional i will return to purchase again and i will tell my friends thanx

"Very exceptional service department imo. Will was a great..."

jimmy.houghtaling
DEALERRATER
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very exceptional service department imo. Will was a great guy I will be asking for him.. I’m sure everyone is great but Will really made things easy..

Mahmoud Khatibi
Mahmoud Khatibi
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Mitchell Collins-Bailey
Mitchell Collins-Bailey
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Brigit Fitzgerald
Brigit Fitzgerald
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Cecilia Hasdorff
Cecilia Hasdorff
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Purchasing a Toyota at Charles Maund was the best car buying experience I’ve ever had. Mohammed Merchant was professional, honest, and helpful throughout the entire purchase. I couldn’t have asked for better service and the quality and look of the Tundra was exactly what I was wanting. I know Mohammed is retired military and he carries himself with that professionalism and anyone, veteran or civilian will love working with him. Thank you, and I will definitely be purchasing with you again.

Very exceptional service department imo. Will was a great...

jimmy.houghtaling
CARS
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very exceptional service department imo. Will was a great guy I will be asking for him.. I'm sure everyone is great but Will really made things easy..

Oil change, motor washed

Diane Graham
CARS
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always expect and receive top notch service from Charles Maund service dept. Friendly staff and knowledgeable service advisor who keeps me informed on the work bring done .

The BEST dealership!

clcrosby
CARS
6-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everyone I interacted with was incredibly nice and helpful, especially Jeremy! I really appreciated them taking the time to assist me in my new purchase, especially during COVID. Thanks, y'all!

Diana Navarro
Diana Navarro
GOOGLE
6-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Jaime Reyes más que vender, te asesora en la compra de tu carro, son muy amables y buscan la satisfacción de su cliente

Aziz Shakarzahi
Aziz Shakarzahi
GOOGLE
6-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a Great experience of professionalism online salesperson Mr Anthony Falsetti. He is very respective person and sales care person. I definitely recommend to everyone. Thank you very much Anthony.

Soumyajyoti Saha
Soumyajyoti Saha
GOOGLE
6-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
함인SOO
함인SOO
GOOGLE
6-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Lee M.
Lee M.
YAHOO
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

After 10 years of owning a Camry I purchased from this dealership I decided give them another try since I was so happy with my last one. I went in and met with Matthew Adams a salesman there. I... more

Mandy Paul
Mandy Paul
GOOGLE
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Sean Williamson
Sean Williamson
GOOGLE
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Erick Gloria
Erick Gloria
GOOGLE
6-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I came on fully expecting to get rejected. Instead, I drove off in a new 2020 4Runner with BY FAR the best trade in value on my old truck. Everyone there was amazing!

Jaime Maya
Jaime Maya
GOOGLE
6-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Bobbi Olchesky
Bobbi Olchesky
GOOGLE
6-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everyone was friendly and helpful . Thank you, JR, for making our auto purchase a very pleasant experience. We are enjoying our Rav 4.

"As always, I received great friendly service. I had a..."

jondavid369
DEALERRATER
6-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

As always, I received great friendly service. I had a six-month checkup-service and annual state inspection. It all was done in a timely manner, and also with a free car wash. Thank you; I'll be back.

Anthony Manupella
Anthony Manupella
GOOGLE
6-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Tito was a great sales manager to work with and I would recommend him to anyone.

Diane-Rich Yeoman
Diane-Rich Yeoman
GOOGLE
6-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
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