Instructor: Buthaina Al Othman
b) At a Car Dealership, in NY, USA!
Nadia is an international student living in NY, USA. She arrived in America a few months ago and needed to buy a car. She was confused about whether to buy or lease a car. She has never heard of car leasing in her country, therefore, she decided to go to a car dealership to inquire about the benefits of each way.Check out the transcript, below, of her conversation with Joseph, a salesman at a dealership, located in Albany,upstate New York.
Joseph (A Native English Speaker).
Nadia (A Non Native English Speaker).
Joseph: Hello. My name is Joseph. How can I help you?
Hi. I need some information. I'm confused, which is more beneficial,
to lease a car or to buy it?
How much money would you like to spend per month?
Between $250 and $300.
In this case it's more beneficial if you lease the vehicle.
Why is that?
It is because you get more car for the money.
Could you please elaborate?
Joseph: When you lease a car you're actually purchasing three fifths (3/5) of the car. At the end of the lease
period you have the option to purchase the remaining two fifths (2/5) of the car or turning the car to the dealership.
I like the leasing. The lower car payment appeals to me.
At this point, would you like to take your new car for a test drive?
Yes please. Thank you.
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