A Guide To Leasing 4×4 Vehicles And Landrovers
Considering a new vehicle? If you live in an area where winter weather conditions are hazardous, live in a very mountainous region, or are the outdoors type who loves to travel offroad or camp in remote areas where the road conditions can sometimes be less than optimum for an ordinary car, then you might consider leasing a 4×4 vehicle.A 4×4 vehicle is safer to drive when winter road conditions are icy or snowy, since you have four wheels that offer road traction. In rainy conditions, or driving on mountainous terrain there are also safety advantages to a 4×4 vehicle.Those who love the outdoors and love to camp, hike, hunt, fish or birdwatch will find their allowed roaming range increased by choosing a 4×4 vehicle, since 4x4s can handle offroad terrain nimbly, allowing driving on tracks where a regular car can’t go.Building contractors, landscape contractors, farmers and ranchers, and other occupations where offroad uses might be needed for hauling supplies onto a job site, will also find that leasing a 4×4 vehicle will offer advantages both in vehicle usage and in cost.There are benefits to leasing, especially for those who normally trade in their vehicles every few years. The monthly lease payment is typically less than the monthly payment on a car loan. If you use the vehicle for business, leased vehicles are often more advantageous at tax time, though you should check with your financial advisor to determine if this is so in your situation and location. For vehicles used 100% for business use there may also be VAT advantages which translate to smaller payments for you. Usually there is less up-front cost involved when leasing a vehicle than when purchasing one. A lease can be tailored to your vehicle usage, which in cases of low mileage usage make the monthly payment even more attractive.The current offerings in the 4×4 vehicle market are incredibly varied, ranging from economy vehicles for the family on a budget right up to luxury offerings which give you the advantages of an offroad truck with the appointments, features and styling of a top-of-the-line luxury vehicle. Here’s a listing of the current manufacturers offering various types of 4×4 vehicles:* Chevrolet* Volvo* Kia* Land Rover* BMW* Volkswagen* Ford* Mercedes-Benz* Nissan* Mazda* Toyota* Lexus* Cadillac* Honda* Audi* Citroen* Vauxhall* Renault* Porsche* Mitsubishi* Hyundai* Peugeot* Jeep* Dodge* Subaru* Infiniti* SuzukiAs you can see, there is a wide range of makers offering these vehicles, some of which are known for work trucks, and others which are known for performance vehicles or high-end luxury vehicles.In picking a 4×4 vehicle to lease, you should have a basic understanding of the different types of 4×4 vehicles, so you can suit the vehicle to your planned usage. The original 4×4 vehicles were part-time 4 wheel drive (4wd) which would only allow 4 wheel drive for offroad uses on adverse terrain, and couldn’t be used on dry roads. There are still a few 4×4 vehicles that are part time 4wd. Most vehicles today are full-time 4wd, also called permanent 4wd, and allow a vehicle to use 4wd on pavement and work with a simple flip of a switch, though there are advantages to those which have locking differentials, which make these vehicles more attractive to those using them offroad or for heavy duty usage. Full-time All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) is similar to full-time 4wd, but doesn’t have the really low gear ratio that would make a vehicle a work horse, with the focus more on safety in adverse driving conditions than on offroad or rough terrain, for which AWD is less suited. Automatic AWD was created for stability enhancement, and is essentially a regular car with some stability and safety features added, which is a great choice for the average family.There is more than one way to lease a vehicle. A 4×4 vehicle lease is great for people who want to drive safely in adverse driving conditions, travel offroad, do construction or landscaping work, and for all who want to save money while they drive a new vehicle. Most people will think that a vehicle dealership that offers both leases and purchases is the only way to lease a vehicle, but that isn’t the case. Companies who handle only leases have volume purchasing power with manufacturers, and because they also handle fleet leasing, can often offer you a better leasing deal than a car dealership. Shop around for your best leasing deal.
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