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Buy vs Lease in Waco, TX

Buy vs Lease in Waco, TX

Find A New Car At University Kia!

Taking home a new car is always a thrilling experience, but sometimes figuring out the financing can be exactly the opposite. If you’re weighing your options and you’re unsure whether to buy or lease a brand-new Kia, allow us to assist you. We at University Kia put together this overview of both options so you can decide which better suits you!

Buy

Many people take the traditional route of automotive acquisition, which is buying a vehicle. More specifically, they finance the sticker price of their model over a period of time, usually spanning from four to seven years. After contributing a down payment, they take out a loan on the remaining balance and pay it back via monthly installments. This is an expensive and long-term route, but yields ownership at the end of your contract! At that point, you can choose whether you want to keep your ride payment-free, trade it in to save money on a newer model, or even sell it to recoup some of your initial investment.

Lease

On the other hand, if you prefer a more short-term commitment, you’ll want to lease. This avenue lets you borrow your automobile for an average of three years, during which time the only payments you have to make are toward the depreciation of your vehicle instead of covering the entire price. Then, when your shortened agreement is over, you can upgrade to a newer option on our lot to stay at the helm of the latest automotive advancements. Leasing is affordable and flexible, but keep in mind it does not let you keep your ride at the end of your contract.

Inventory

Both buying and leasing have something in common—they require you to pick out a new car! You can do this by double-clicking the New tab at the top of our website. This will take you to a full online listing of our inventory, so that you can peruse your options at home first before coming in to see your favorites in person. If you know of certain features that you want in your new ride, use the Narrow Your Search tool on the left side of the screen to filter out your choices. Then, click on the profiles of a few to confirm their availability, request more information about them, and even view pricing estimates.

Once you’ve decided whether to buy vs lease in Waco, TX, contact our team at University Kia. We can get you started on the contract of your choice right away!

 

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Diana R. N.
Diana R. N.
GOOGLE
7-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Highly recommend this car lot to everyone excellent customer servicethey work with you and so many different ways highly recommend

Friendly

Jason
CARS
7-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very friendly and courteous. Speed was very good. In and out quickly. Easy drop off and pick up . Very good experience

Cleve Miller
Cleve Miller
GOOGLE
7-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Barbara Tunnell
Barbara Tunnell
GOOGLE
7-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Henry was great! Finance person was great. Would recommend to anyone looking for a new car.

Amber Moreno
Amber Moreno
GOOGLE
7-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was in search for a Kia Telluride SX Prestige for months! Fernando Contreras went above and beyond to help me get one! We went through the whole order by phone together to make sure I got everything I wanted. He promptly answered any questions I had through the whole process. I drove from San Antonio to Waco, TX and I can say it was very much worth the drive! Thank you University Kia & Fernando Contreras!

Great Customer Service

Amber
CARS
7-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I drove from San Antonio to Waco, TX to purchase my new vehicle from Fernando Contreras. Being that this was my first purchase of a vehicle by myself I had many questions. Fernando stayed in touch with me through the whole process and promptly answered all my questions. I also went through my own credit union and Fernando was never pushy about going through the dealership like most car dealerships are. My overall experience was exceptional!

Teresa Martinez
Teresa Martinez
GOOGLE
7-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service

Sintia
CARS
7-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Our sales dealer Henry Flores was very helpful, he took the time to work with us on the payment amount also provided a lot info and even helped us with setting up our car and the new gadgets comes with it. He went beyond explaining everything and asking if we had any concerns or questions

Great Service

Darin
CARS
7-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everyone was down to earth, friendly, not too pushy. We felt welcomed and appreciated. Facilities were clean and look to be very well kept.

Great Service

Frankie
CARS
6-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everyone at this location are very polite and professional. The facility is always kept so clean. This is my 3rd Kia that I have purchased from them, and I plan on continuing using them for future purchases!

Fannie Tyler
Fannie Tyler
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Henry

Dennis
CARS
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Henry was very pleasant to work with and went above and beyond. Thank you Kia family again look forward to working with y’all

Superb sales experience

Glen
CARS
6-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everything. Tony was very responsive but not pushy. Knows the product better than at any dealership I contacted in San Antonio or Austin.

Bryan Bowling
Bryan Bowling
GOOGLE
6-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had a very smooth, direct experience buying a vehicle here. No pressure sales, very professional, asked what I was looking for and delivered. I felt totally informed about the car I purchased (at a very good price) as well. Highly recommend!

Great sales and service

Elizabeth
CARS
6-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Friendly staff, and very helpful. Henry was very nice and got me into a great beautiful Kia Optima. I appreciate all the help, and getting the color I wanted too!

Great Buying Experience

Dale
CARS
6-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Tony DeMaria was OUTSTANDING: attentive, straightforward, and efficient....didn’t waste my time with a lot of needless chatter-great purchase experience. The Finance Team also was great and I love their use of electronic technology.

Patricia Torres
Patricia Torres
GOOGLE
6-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

So my daughter that is 18 went in to look and test drive Cars and was helped by Dannie, he was so helpful and didn’t rush us at all. It was a great experience, he got her approved in less than 30 mins it felt like ten mins 🤗 remember she’s 18 and he got her approved with NO co-signer. Dannie Gassed it up and detailed it and she was driving away in her 2019 Kia Optima within 2 hours. My other daughter that is 17 can’t wait till she’s 18 so she can go buy a car from him as well. He was amazing if you go in talk to Dannie he will do you right 🤗

Randa Rice
Randa Rice
GOOGLE
6-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Ty & Tyler both went above and beyond for me ! Process of purchase was pretty Easy and stress free highly recommend university Kia

Ashlee Minter
Ashlee Minter
GOOGLE
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Wonderful Car Buying Experience

Kendra
CARS
6-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everybody I interacted with was kind, attentive, and respectful. I did not feel like sales associate was pushy with me.

Fantastic, friendly service

Keith
CARS
6-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The people who own and run the dealership are incredibly friendly and helpful. Service was done quickly and exactly on time. I was impressed with the extra service of washing and detailing the car. Thank you.

great service, clean facilities

Theresa
CARS
6-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

great service agent Deaundrae, helpful from first arrival to final departure, carl looked great after free wash and vac. It is very nice that they keep up with you and remind you when it is close to time for service.

Great Team in Waco Texas for service.

Nancy
CARS
6-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great communication and fixed in one day. The pickup driver Pete is absolutely the best. Desi was fabulous to make sure my car was fixed the right way.

Fantastic and Friendly Service

Alyssa
CARS
6-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Tony (salesman) was very knowledgeable about the vehicles. I appreciated him showing us what we asked for and assisting us in getting into the price range we needed. The financial person was very friendly and helpful as well.

Best salesman hands down

Tiesha
CARS
6-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

From start to finish my purchasing process was flawless. Bobby is by far the best salesman I have ever worked with. His love and passion for his customers is by far the greatest I have ever experienced.

olivia gronado
olivia gronado
GOOGLE
6-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Alyssa B
Alyssa B
GOOGLE
6-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fantastic customer service! Tony got us in the type of vehicle we were looking for in the price range we needed. Highly recommend!

Roosevelt Patterson
Roosevelt Patterson
GOOGLE
6-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mr. Bobby Searcy was Excellent, his knowledge and professionalism was the best. If your looking for a new or used vehicle please give Mr. Searcy a call!!!!

Brenda Owens
Brenda Owens
GOOGLE
6-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service, very friendly!

John
CARS
6-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Staff offered excellent service. Notified me how long it would be, and gave updates throughout the process of my servicing, and even provided free shuttle service.

Great service

Vanessa
CARS
6-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bobby showed me around the building and introduced me to everyone. He was very knowledgeable and showed me everything I needed to know about my vehicle.

Excellent service

Stephanie
CARS
6-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

As always, professional and courteous staff. Reasonable pricing for service on vehicles. I am very confident in the skills of the auto technicians in performing required service.

Stephanie Hunter
Stephanie Hunter
GOOGLE
6-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Kathy Mills
Kathy Mills
GOOGLE
6-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Highly recommend coming here. This will be my forth vehicle with this dealership. Very honest, up front and to the point

Very clean and prompt service

Walter
CARS
6-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

On time and did what I requested On time and did what I requested. Washed and vacuumed car free and the windows had no streaks

Excellent service

Sue
CARS
6-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have experienced Kia service at three different dealerships and University is definitely the best of the three. With Desi there now I doubt that it could be any better - she always deserves an 11!! That is the reason I followed her and drove the additional distance to Waco when I found out where she had gone.

2020 Kia Sedona

Kathy
CARS
6-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Enrrys was my salesman. I called him the morning I bought my new vehicle to make sure the Sedona I was looking at was available. He made sure to ask me tons of questions and made sure my new vehicle was the right one for me. Very knowledgeable and showed me how to work all of the new tech in the vehicle

Greg Harvey
Greg Harvey
GOOGLE
6-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

It was a great experience working with Cleve. We were able to do much of the process over the phone and wrapped up the deal quicky. I highly recommend University Kia.

Waco Mom

Melinda
CARS
6-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Desi at service desk was very helpful, James came out and said hello when he saw I was there. I was treated again as a a family member not just another customer.

Easy purchase with University Kia

Gregory
CARS
6-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

It was straight forward and easily completed without any upselling or pressure from the salesman. Cleve was a great help and easy to work with.

Kayla Jobe
Kayla Jobe
GOOGLE
6-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Car purchase

Lonnie
CARS
6-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We were very impressed with Henry our salesman. He is very personable, knowledgeable. He made our purchase very easy. Freddy in finance was also very nice, he explained everything before we left.

Alice Robbins
Alice Robbins
GOOGLE
6-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My daughter purchased a new Kia Sorento about three weeks ago. With the help of Dannie Williams she was in a new car in just about 2 hours. They gave her fair trade in value and got her in something reliable quickly, without hassle. All the staff is friendly and committed to help you leave with something affordable and reliable. Definitely recommend going to see Dannie Williams. Tell him I sent you! 😁

Gerald Gammel
Gerald Gammel
GOOGLE
6-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This was one of the best new car purchase experiences we've ever had! I contacted our salesman (Cleve) several times and visited the dealership 3 times over the last 4 months before we decided to make the purchase. Not once during that time did Cleve pester me with calls or texts which I greatly appreciated. We're thrilled with our new 2020 Kia Sorento!

Taylor Priddy
Taylor Priddy
GOOGLE
6-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service was fast, detailed and everyone was very professional.

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