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Buy vs Lease near Antioch, IL

Buy vs Lease near Antioch, IL

If you’ve been ready to upgrade your current ride but have been anxious to take the next step due to financial concerns, Gillespie Ford is here to help! We offer great financing and leasing plans, but we also realize that these payment avenues can be a bit intimidating at first glance. So, read on to learn more about each of them, and then stop in to see us! Our staff loves nothing more than helping people acquire the vehicle they’ve been dreaming of.

How Does Leasing Work?

If you’re wary of making a longer-term financial commitment or just like the idea of being able to drive a different vehicle every few years, leasing may be the route for you! When you lease a car from us, you’ll basically be borrowing it instead of purchasing it. This means that instead of being on the hook for the full sticker price, you’ll only need to pay for the amount that the vehicle depreciates in value while you have it. We’ll arrive at your monthly payment by calculating how long your lease is — typically three years or so — and what mileage limit you’re comfortable with. Then, when your term is up, you can just bring the car back to us, sign up for a new lease, and leave our lot in a brand-new model! Or, simply hand the keys over and head home with no questions asked.

Financing

If you have your eye on a set of wheels that you know is meant for you, the smart move might be to purchase it with one of our affordable financing plans! This is a great option for buyers on a budget, because we’ll divide up the total sticker price into manageable monthly payments. Typically, these will be backed by a loan, which is where the helpful employees of our Finance Department will begin doing the legwork to find you a great plan with one of our trusted local lenders. If you’re curious about this process, we’ll be more than happy to discuss it with you. Or, if you’re familiar with how it works, you can get a head start under the “Finance” tab of our website. That’s where you’ll find helpful resources like a Finance Application and a form to get pre-approved!

Fantastic Fords

Now that these logistics are out of the way, let’s have some fun and start your search for the car you’ve been waiting for. As you’ll see when you click on either the “New” or “Used” tab, we have tons of options at your disposal. The Ford Edge is a great choice if you’re looking for a balance of performance and capability — it’s a lively crossover SUV that boasts a muscular powertrain, extensive safety systems, and plenty of cargo room. If a sedan is more your style, check out the Ford Fusion! Between its excellent fuel efficiency, comfortable cabin, and entertainment features, it makes for an ideal commuter car. Or, start your search by browsing our full inventory. We have no doubt you’ll find a set of wheels you’ll love.

Don’t be overwhelmed when contemplating whether to buy vs lease near Antioch, IL! At Gillespie Ford, we’ll have your back no matter which you choose. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!


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Testimonials

Great service, friendly personnel

Stephen
CARS
8-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service was fast and personnel were courteous. Car was ready close to time promised. Would use dealer again for repairs and new car purchase.

Easy, efficient service

Geri
CARS
8-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very smooth process from calling for an appointment to drop off and pick up. All people I dealt with were friendly and willing to answer any questions that I may have had.

Great Service!

Michael
CARS
8-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Gillespie Ford did an amazing job with the service on my Explorer. Responsive, fast and great price! I’ll definitely be back here again.

Great service. Cognizant of necessary sanitation.

Darlene
CARS
8-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Chris is a great service manager. Makes it easy to make an appointment at our convenience. Have been working with him for many years.

Yasmine Winston
Yasmine Winston
GOOGLE
8-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

𝚏𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚔 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚗𝚒𝚌𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚙𝚏𝚞𝚕. If you are looking for a car and don’t want any trouble Frank is your guy ! He is fast and understanding and is willing to go beyond with whatever you ask for !

herman ladge
herman ladge
GOOGLE
8-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Frank Schmidt is one of the most patient and understanding workers I've ever dealt with. He worked through every step with me and answered every question I had. I highly recommend Gillespie Ford and Frank Schmidt if you are looking into buying a new car for your family.

Audrianna Schmidt
Audrianna Schmidt
GOOGLE
8-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Over the years I have bought many cars and I can tell you that I will never go anywhere to buy a car but with Frank AT Gillespie Ford. He is by far the best salesman out there and will take care of you better than anyone hands down! IF YOU ARE IN THE MARKET FOR A VEHICLE I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU SEE HIM AND GO TO GILLESPIE FORD! Best dealership around!

Carey Bien
Carey Bien
GOOGLE
8-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Frank S. was hands down one of the best salesmen I have ever worked with. He was friendly and honest. There were no lengthy negotiations. We agreed on a price quickly and we were out the door. After an unpleasant experience at a different dealership earlier in the day, my faith was restored with the wonderful service I received from Frank and the rest of the staff at Gillespie.

Great Service

William
CARS
8-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The attention to service. The sales rep located the vehicle we wanted hidden behind two rows of cars and told us to take a ride, we recently purchased the new car.

greta service

Daniel
CARS
8-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Frank S. was friendly honest and helpful. Overall the staff did a great job making the purchase an easy process. We will be returning for our next purchase.

great service

Judy
CARS
8-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fast, friendly and my car is always taken care of with no complaints. Been coming for years! We tell everyone about this dealership!

excellent

Al
CARS
8-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Prompt service. Thank you for your service. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Very minimal waiting time. Same day service.

Service for my vehicles is prompt and efficient.

John
CARS
8-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Gillespie Ford, particularly Chris Hueckstaedt, always takes care of me. I have 5 separate vehicles regularly serviced there. They're prompt and efficient.

"All of my vehicles are serviced promptly and efficiently."

JRS
DEALERRATER
8-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I've been a regular customer for several years. I have five vehicles serviced regularly. Repairs are done promptly & efficiently and correctly the first time. Chris Hueckstaedt always takes great care of me!

Busy but they get it done

Joe
CARS
7-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

i was able to get a loaner which was most appreciated. My rubber floor mats in the front went missing, but was told they would be replaced. Dan and Anthony are great.

Another Great Experience

Edward
CARS
7-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Outstanding communication from the very beginning! I felt I was getting the VIP treatment! They worked with my extended warranty company and got the job done asap.

Edward Maras
Edward Maras
GOOGLE
7-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Raymond Franco
Raymond Franco
GOOGLE
7-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent customer service. Great deal!

Service

Dawn
CARS
7-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Alex was easy to work with. He let me know the progress and how long it would take and the cost ahead of time.

short waiting time

Jocelyn
CARS
7-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

short waiting time even without appointment, facility is clean, staff are professional, waiting lounge could be bigger though and more open.

Buying expirience

Freidon
CARS
7-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Friendliness of the sales rep, it is not everyday that you meet with knowledgeable individuals that are frienly as well.

Great Service, friendly sales people

Frazer
CARS
7-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fernando was responsive, informative and helpful. Gillespie Ford gave us the best possible deal on our new Explorer. I highly recommend them!

Service very slow

James
CARS
7-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service department would have forgotten about my repairs if I was not persistent. My repair took 7 months to complete.

great place to bring your car

Benjamin
CARS
7-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

easy in and out , chris h. was very proffesional and polite.. very clean facility . well organized , and thought out business .

Honest Service

Veronica
CARS
7-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I liked that my point of contact would contact me to let me know when the scheduled pick up would change and was honest with me with there were issues and part mix-ups.

Great place for an oil change

Steven
CARS
7-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Dennis Pena is great. Awesome environment. Speedy service. Mikey is a great technician. Facility is clean. Highly recommend the service department.

great service

Sarah
CARS
7-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They are very professional and welcoming. As soon as I walked in to the service department I was greeted and helped right away. They also answered or found the answer to my questions

Great Dealership

Raymond
CARS
7-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The people are friendly and hopeful. They have great selection of vehicles. With a very nice and clean facility to buy a vehicle as well get you vehicles service done at.

Great service clean facilities

Eric
CARS
7-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The service is outstanding take care of all issues in a timely manner much appreciate it very friendly Definitely will bring my truck back to this dealership they are awesome

Very efficient

Andrew
CARS
7-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Justin was straightforward and honest, very efficient and got me out of there in less than 3 hours total over the two days I went there

Andrew Collins
Andrew Collins
GOOGLE
7-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Justin was straightforward and honest, very efficient and got me out of there in less than 3 hours total over the two days I went there

Mikey Willock
Mikey Willock
GOOGLE
7-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

good service during buy poor service after buy

Loretta
CARS
7-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

willing to negotiate good price went quickly Ella was pleasant to work with. need my garage door opener back. Ella was gone nobody else would help me

Great sales associate

Tammy
CARS
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Frank I really liked his style of dealing with a client. He was really helpful and great with explaining features. Took care of all the little things.

Great service

Bill
CARS
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service didn't take long. Was in and out quickly. I will keep coming back for service. again and again and again.

Gaby Gomez
Gaby Gomez
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Justin the sales rep and Nate the manager were so awesome to work with! They made the process as painless as possible, walked through each step with us and made sure I walked away with a car I loved and a great price. Overall everyone at the dealership was so kind and wanted to make sure we were satisfied with the visit. I even got a call a couple of days after I got the car just to make sure everything was going well so far! Amazing customer service, highly recommend

mama Shake

Cheri
CARS
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was kept up to date on cars progress. Service advisor Dennis was wonderful. He was very respectful and had a great sense of humor. It was a pleasure dealing with him.

employees. Family customer care

Judith
CARS
6-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Convenient with not needing an appointment. Quick service and loved the bonus car wash. So happy I found your dealership to purchase my Evo Sport.

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