Buying a new car doesn’t have to be a painstaking endeavor. When you visit your local Lexus dealer, you’ll be cared for no matter what. Still, you should know a few things before you take home a new Lexus vehicle.

1.      Leasing vs. Buying

Many people looking for a new car completely ignore the possibility of leasing rather than buying. When you lease, you don’t gain ownership. However, you likely will face a far lower monthly payment than you would with a car loan, with the opportunity to upgrade sooner to a newer model with even better features.

2.      New vs. Used vs. L/Certified

You might already know whether you are looking for a brand-new or used car. Even if that’s the case, don’t forget about a third option: an L/Certified vehicle, the brand’s signature certified pre-owned program. These Lexus vehicles must pass a grueling 161-point inspection, in return for which they have additional warranty coverage and complimentary maintenance.

3.      Acing Your Test Drive

We’re always a bit dismayed when a customer gives the test drive short shrift. You’ll spend countless hours and miles in this car or SUV over the coming years, so you owe it to yourself to do more than take it for a brief spin. Pay attention to the features, the ergonomics, the cabin space, and every other detail, so you can be confident in your leasing or buying choice.

Test Drive a New Lexus in Valencia, CA

To get started with your next test drive, visit Lexus of Valencia. While you are here, our staff can answer any other questions you have. Our Lexus finance center can help you with financing and leasing options. We look forward to helping you find your next ride!