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Buy vs Lease near Libertyville, IL

Buy vs Lease near Libertyville, IL

Because bringing home a new vehicle involves plenty of financial considerations, it’s important to have an idea of what your options are. Two of the most common ways to pay are buying with a financing plan or leasing a car, and we understand if learning the difference has been confusing! Let us give you a helpful overview and explain why Gillespie Ford is the place to shop no matter which you choose.

Leasing

We’ll begin by discussing the leasing process, which many car shoppers are taking advantage of these days. It may be a popular avenue because of how affordable it can be — since you’re basically borrowing the vehicle from us, you only need to cover its depreciating value while you have it in your possession. Flexibility is also a big benefit, since you can choose the length of your lease and set your mileage limit, which will help you dial in the monthly payment amount that's right for you. Finally, you’ll have options when the lease is up. You can simply return the keys to us and head home, begin a new lease with a factory-fresh model, or even pay off the remaining value on your current car if you can’t bear to part with it. We’re happy to accommodate whichever choice you make!

Financing

By contrast, financing a car will end up with you becoming its owner. That’s because we’ll split up the total sticker price of the vehicle into monthly payments, which can be a great option if you’re on a tight budget and would prefer organized installments over a big lump sum charge. Financing is often backed by a loan, and we’ll do the legwork to help you out — by coordinating with our network of trusted lenders, we’ll secure you some options that are ideal for your monetary situation. Our website makes things easy, too, hosting plenty of resources under the “Finance” tab. You’ll find a Finance Application, a form to get pre-approved, and even a Payment Calculator that allows you to crunch some numbers, determine your buying power, and estimate what your monthly installment amount will be.

Inventory

Ready to lock down the logistics and have some fun browsing for your new ride? We’re here for you! Check out the “New” tab at the top of our website and begin looking. You can start by choosing your model or browsing everything we have, and once you get to the inventory page, you’ll have even more filtering options. On the left, the “Narrow Your Search” tool lets you dial in your ideal ride based on factors like engine, fuel economy, or even color! If you think a particular vehicle has potential, give it another click for further details like safety information and awards. Then, head down to our dealership and have a seat inside!

If you’ve been deliberating whether to buy vs lease near Libertyville, IL, we hope this information has brought you some clarity. We’d love to continue the conversation in person, so visit us today at Gillespie Ford! If any questions arise before then, never hesitate to contact us.


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Testimonials

Jerry Goniwicha
Jerry Goniwicha
GOOGLE
5-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Ahmad Rayyan
Ahmad Rayyan
GOOGLE
5-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My wife and I walked in today to see what Gillespie has to offer for cars on a new Fusion. We were greeted by the sales person Lee, he extended his advanced customer service assistance immediately, which is very important as a form of aknowledgment every customer should receive👍. He was incredibly helpful, kind, and patient during our time at the dealership. We later met with the manager Nate, he was was fantastic, very knowledgeable and not at all pushy neither was Lee. He showed us many different options and really helped us pick out the perfect option and a great deal as well. The entire process was so easy and pressure free. In conclusion, if it weren’t for Lee and Nate today, my wife and I probably would have walked out of the dealership today without purchasing any car. Thank you guys!

Clean facilty and good service

Maria
CARS
5-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Much better customer experience from the last time. Lily was exceptional and very professional. I hope to do business with her again.

Stacy Lundy
Stacy Lundy
GOOGLE
5-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience! A

Scott
CARS
5-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Lilly, Jim and finance were easy to work with. Best experience I've ever had buying a car. I would recommend to anyone.

Service on our Ford engine RV

Sue
CARS
5-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Chris is always helpful and he finish’s the job in The time we ask. Goes the extra mile to research parts for us

Great service and clean facility

Ricardo
CARS
5-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Recall was fixed well. The location was nice and clean and very nice workers. There was pizza as well which was very nice.

Michael
CARGURUS
5-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Nice

Return buyer

Richard
CARS
5-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Easy to do business with these guys, they found the right car for me and bought my car at the right price.

Auto Purchase

Dennis
CARS
5-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I liked the creative way your salesman put together a deal that was actually better than the one I came in to make.

GuruT62LM
CARGURUS
5-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Good response team

iona flint
iona flint
GOOGLE
5-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Super dealer

Haydee
CARS
4-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We have been going to Gillespie Ford for over 25 years. Always treated us fairly and the service is excellent. We have bought three automobiles from them, last one was yesterday. Highly recommend.

Great Service

David
CARS
4-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Direct and to the point. Sales and finance were great. They showed me what I wanted to see and were not pushy.

Alyssa Haage
Alyssa Haage
GOOGLE
4-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Justin was great!! From the first time speaking to him on the phone I felt comfortable. He was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. I really felt like I was in good hands from the first moment of my buying experience...I never felt like I was being “sold” and that’s not always easy to come by in the automotive industry...I’m definitely a very satisfied customer!

I never felt like I was “being sold”!!

Alyssa
EDMUNDS
4-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My salesperson, Justin! From the first time speaking to him on the phone I felt comfortable. He was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. I really felt like I was in good hands from the first moment of my buying experience.

great dealership

Kelly
EDMUNDS
4-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

no hassle dealing

Great Service

Martin
CARS
4-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

From setting up the appointment to picking up the car, everything was done with no surprises and with no hassles.

fayaz merani
fayaz merani
GOOGLE
4-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

First time dealing with Gillespie. Justin was our sales rep and what a great guy to deal. Not pushy like a typical salesman would be. Did whatever he could to make the deal happen. Had some issues with the car (minor). Justin took care of it all via service. Dennis there was upfront and kept us in the loop every step of the way. Chris in finance was absolutely fantastic to deal with. I always dread sitting in the finance office, but he moved through quick and got us out. Both Justin and Chris stayed late on a Saturday to get the paperwork and deal done. Will definitely return in the future. Thanks guys.

Dealership Experience

Lisa
EDMUNDS
4-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This was my first experience with this dealership and I found it clean and comfortable. All the staff were kind and greeted me and my rep was knowledgeable and kept me updated.

Service Manager comes through for me!

Daniel
EDMUNDS
4-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The Service Manager solved a long standing problem I had with the power running boards on my 2014 F-150 Platinum. They are running like new, now I remember why I liked them so much in the first place. Awesome job!

Great service department

Randy
CARS
4-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Quick service, polite, knowledgeable. Answered all of my questions. Will be sure to visit them if my car needs service.

Sara Lindstrom
Sara Lindstrom
GOOGLE
4-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Gillespie above the rest

Omar
EDMUNDS
4-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

the ease of working with the service department

Great customer service, great facilities, good pri

Jose
CARS
4-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The service was great, finding the right car for the right price. Every one was very helpful. The facility was very clean and well prepared.

great service

Jill
CARS
4-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

chris is the greatest service manager i have ever dealt witc in my 73 years on earth. he always tells me if i am going to have a long wait. you people are lucky to have him.

Jeremy Switalski
Jeremy Switalski
GOOGLE
4-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

By far one of the best places to get you car. People here will go above and beyond to meet their customer needs. They were very nice and eager to work with us. I definitely would come here for any future business. I was shocked that the paper process was quick.

Great service!

Keith
CARS
4-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fernando was very helpful with all my questions and needs. He made the process as easy as possible. Smooth purchase from beginning to end.

Excellent Service... Congenial personnel...

Molly
CARS
4-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We were able to receive services immediately after entering service entrance. Personnel were there to answer questions. Service to car performed speedily, and upcoming services scheduled on the spot.

Great service excellent staff

Kelly
CARS
4-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service dept is the best always good excellent job . Never had a issue always on spot. Waiting room excellent and clean .

Great service

Gary
CARS
4-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Quick, courteous, thorough! Follow up on the work done and that our warranty would cover the repairs helped to ease our mind!

"Excellent Service !!!"

pennys246
DEALERRATER
4-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Our experience with this dealership is always positive, whether it is the service portion, or the quality of their cars; it is always a pleasure to talk to a representative at this location. We ask questions, we get answers that make sense, and the quality of their workmanship is above reproach. We are completely satisfied after leaving their facility.

New vehicle purchase

Brian
EDMUNDS
4-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Friendly sales staff and very helpful.

Wonderful Day

Robert
CARS
4-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My service went great and I bought a new mustang too ! Great day . Frank and Nate did a great job getting this deal done

Great Service-

Irvin
CARS
4-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Its always a great experience with your service Dept. Chris is awesome and believe he is truly an asset for Gillespie Ford, this is one of the reasons I have my vehicles serviced at Gillespie. Also the reason I have bought three vehicles in the past five years from your Gillespie.

What a day

Robert
EDMUNDS
4-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brought my Boss 302 in for an oil change and bought the Performance Blue GT 350 . I didn’t think the deal would go through but Frank and Nate got it done !

Total satisfaction

Daniel
CARS
3-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Totally satisfied with the entire experience. Would recommend having your car serviced @ GF. Again, a great experience and overall value for my car's maintenance.

j - dece
j - dece
GOOGLE
3-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Good service

Azucena
CARS
3-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good service and attention not long wait and good advice I will bring my car back for the next service

My experience leasing a vehicle from Gillespie Ford

Mary
EDMUNDS
3-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everyone I came in contact with within Gillespie Ford was very friendly and helpful. The salesman, Frank, was knowledgeable of the vehicle I was interested in, easy to talk to, and very friendly. He went out of his way to ensure that I knew how to operate the vehicle and ensured me that he would be more than happy to answer any questions I may have concerning the operation of the equipment on my vehicle & that I could phone him or stop by to see him at any time. I was very much at ease with him. All in all, it was a satisfactory situation for me.

Great service

Dan
CARS
3-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Ease to schedule service. Service was fast. Service advisor was very friendly. All work was done as requested. I would recommend this dealership.

great dealership.

Alex
CARS
3-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fast friendly service great group of service personnel. Clean facilities. Service provided fast and on time. Easy dealership to find.

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