DeLong Ford

Buy vs Lease near Joliet, IL

Finding the set of wheels that potentiates your adventurous spirit is only half of the battle of your auto-shopping endeavors. After that, you must determine whether you would like to buy or lease your prospective set of wheels. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or this is your first time, we at DeLong Ford are here to fill you in with all of the details of each path, so you can make a decision that positively impacts your driving experience. When you are ready, pay our Finance Department a visit for a comprehensive consultation!

Leasing

Let’s get the ball rolling by diving straight into the avenue that is garnering more and more attention as time passes. Leasing is synonymous with borrowing or renting, and means you will be able to keep your new set of wheels for a period of time and mileage that is heavily dependent on your needs. And, since terms generally last an average of three years, you will have the opportunity to experience the latest automotive updates on a regular basis! The reason why drivers are flocking to our location to take advantage of this type of contract is because it allows them to achieve a lower monthly rate when compared to buying. That is because you will only be on the hook for the Ford’s deprecation while it is in your possession! It also serves as the perfect trial period, because you can pay the difference toward ownership if you fall in love with the vehicle at the end of your contract.

Buying

On the other side of the spectrum is your ability to buy the vehicle you are keen on for its full cost. This way, once your terms end in four to seven years, you will have achieved full ownership! This is perfect if you want to see a return on your investment, because you will be able to use your ride as a trade-in when you are finally ready to upgrade, or you can always hand your keys over to your teen when they start driving. The choice is totally up to you! And, unlike leasing, you won't have any mileage restrictions, which can help you save some cash if you tend to exceed your allotment. If you are ready to get started, you can complete the three easy steps provided by the Get Pre-Approved form to receive your green light. Then, you can fill out the Finance Application, which will allow us to get a few loan options ready before you walk through our doors.

Inventory

If you haven’t already, you can begin looking for your dream model by clicking the New Vehicles or Pre-Owned Vehicles dropdowns at the top of your screen. Since both of these options share our latest models in common, that is where we will turn our attention in this overview. Are you in the market for a driving option that provides plenty of space for your crew and doesn’t sacrifice in terms of safety, speed, and technology? Consider taking the reins of the Ford Explorer or Escape! On the other hand, if you would prefer a fuel-efficient sedan that will have you passing the pump, turn your attention toward the Ford Focus. Lastly, we couldn’t forget to mention the F-150 if you require pure muscle on your daily to-do list.

Once you decide whether to buy vs lease near Joliet, IL, make your way down to our Finance Department at DeLong Ford. If you have any questions, make sure to contact us!


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Buy vs Lease near Joliet, IL

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Mary
Mary
GOOGLE
1-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Debbie Nolan
Debbie Nolan
GOOGLE
1-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Working with Woody and his team at DeLong Ford was the best car buying experience I've ever had. Driving 90 mi to get there was well worth the trip. I will be a lifelong DeLong customer!

Great experience with DeLong Ford

Debbie N
CARS
1-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Working with Woody and his team at DeLong Ford was the best car buying experience I've ever had. Driving 90 mi to get there was well worth the trip. I will be a lifelong DeLong customer!

Brandon Miller
Brandon Miller
GOOGLE
1-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Recently purchased our second truck in a year from Doug S. Doug was very awesome and very helpful with getting us sold on the 11' F-150 we purchased. Very happy customer and will be back in the future.

"Relaxing, friendly and professional"

a48hrday
DEALERRATER
1-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Wanted a full size pickup, first ever, and it had to be special. I got more than I ever expected. Beautiful vehicle, great price and a sales crew that weren't pushing me to buy. Helpful, friendly and Brenda was willing to fill me in on some of the trucks 21st century electronics since I'm still living in the 20th.

Relaxing, friendly and professional

a48hrday
CARS
1-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Wanted a full size pickup, first ever, and it had to be special. I got more than I ever expected. Beautiful vehicle, great price and a sales crew that weren't pushing me to buy. Helpful, friendly and Brenda was willing to fill me in on some of the trucks 21st century electronics since I'm still living in the 20th.

Quick service

Ransybill
CARS
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had bad battery in truck. Joe came buy and got it started. The I took to dealer and got a new battery. Quick efficient work, hassle free.

Dave Craig
Dave Craig
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent service and communication!! Highly recommended for sales and service.

"Quick service"

Ransybill
DEALERRATER
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had bad battery in truck. Joe came buy and got it started. The I took to dealer and got a new battery. Quick efficient work, hassle free.

First time buying a car from Delong. Great experience....

Weasel
CARS
1-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

First time buying a car from Delong. Great experience. Woody went above and beyond to get me a great car. The whole staff was awesome. Thanks again.

"First time buying a car from Delong. Great experience...."

Weasel
DEALERRATER
1-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

First time buying a car from Delong. Great experience. Woody went above and beyond to get me a great car. The whole staff was awesome. Thanks again.

Brian Haars
Brian Haars
GOOGLE
1-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"We were having trouble with one of our trucks and wanted..."

Brick layer
DEALERRATER
1-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We were having trouble with one of our trucks and wanted to replace it with a good used truck. My son went up to delonge and met with john delong to see if he could help us out. He came thru with a nice F250 that worked just perfect for us. It was nice to work with someone who listened to what we needed and filled our needs quickly and under our budget that we quoted we wanted to spend. We will gladlyrecommend him to anyone we know that's looking to buy a vehicle . Bill Abraham

Tony Deangelis
Tony Deangelis
GOOGLE
1-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good people to work with

We were having trouble with one of our trucks and wanted...

Brick layer
CARS
1-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We were having trouble with one of our trucks and wanted to replace it with a good used truck. My son went up to delonge and met with john delong to see if he could help us out. He came thru with a nice F250 that worked just perfect for us. It was nice to work with someone who listened to what we needed and filled our needs quickly and under our budget that we quoted we wanted to spend. We will gladlyrecommend him to anyone we know that's looking to buy a vehicle . Bill Abraham

Kevin Edwards
Kevin Edwards
GOOGLE
1-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

"Prompt service"

gmax2
DEALERRATER
1-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Actually had two vehicles serviced on the same day. Oil change for the truck, nitrogen for the tires of the new car. Prompt and efficient, shuttling me back and forth to get both vehicles there.

"Brenda was an amazing person to deal with she made the..."

S Jones
DEALERRATER
1-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brenda was an amazing person to deal with she made the whole entire process fun I would highly recommend checking out the Long Ford for your next vehicle I know I will

Prompt service

gmax2
CARS
1-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Actually had two vehicles serviced on the same day. Oil change for the truck, nitrogen for the tires of the new car. Prompt and efficient, shuttling me back and forth to get both vehicles there.

Brenda was an amazing person to deal with she made the...

S Jones
CARS
1-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brenda was an amazing person to deal with she made the whole entire process fun I would highly recommend checking out the Long Ford for your next vehicle I know I will

Joe Christensen
Joe Christensen
GOOGLE
1-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Socman3
CARGURUS
1-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good experience.

Randy DeLong
Randy DeLong
GOOGLE
1-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

we had great experience with Woody and BJ. Both very helpful and Woody got us the car we wanted from another dealership. BJ went over everything with me to make sure how I know to operate all the functions.Would highly recommend them!!!!! Give them thumbs up!!

CARGURUS
1-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great people so far. Haven’t got to meet them. Bj has been good. Just can’t make to see him yet. Had surgery don’t have driver to see him

Pleasant Experience

Bradley Auctions
CARS
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Well pleased with Brenda handling my transaction and look forward to dealing with her in the future. She was extremely professional and new the answers to all of my questions.

"Pleasant Experience"

Bradley Auctions
DEALERRATER
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Well pleased with Brenda handling my transaction and look forward to dealing with her in the future. She was extremely professional and new the answers to all of my questions.

"Professional and Easy "

cpokarney75
DEALERRATER
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Hassle free, professional, and quick trade in and new purchase made. Would highly recommend buying a vehicle from Delong’s. It’s great having this dealership in Dwight.

"Thanks "

nyce1321
DEALERRATER
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I wanted out of my leased vehicle and they did awesome finding me the truck that I wanted at a good price. love my new truck!!

tsaints1115
tsaints1115
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Thanks

nyce1321
CARS
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I wanted out of my leased vehicle and they did awesome finding me the truck that I wanted at a good price. love my new truck!!

Danielle Thompson
Danielle Thompson
GOOGLE
1-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Makes the car buying experience easy! Everyone is a pleasure to work with and they are all very knowledgeable at what they do!

"Always a Pleasure"

Happy Buyer
DEALERRATER
1-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Decided to trade in current vehicle December 30th and Woody got everything ready to finalize the next day on New Year's Eve. They make the car buying experience easy! BJ helped with the new technology features of the vehicle and Dan made sure to deliver the vehicle in perfect condition! Everyone is always amazing to work with.

Always a Pleasure

Happy Buyer
CARS
1-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Decided to trade in current vehicle December 30th and Woody got everything ready to finalize the next day on New Year's Eve. They make the car buying experience easy! BJ helped with the new technology features of the vehicle and Dan made sure to deliver the vehicle in perfect condition! Everyone is always amazing to work with.

Professional and Easy

cpokarney75
CARS
1-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Hassle free, professional, and quick trade in and new purchase made. Would highly recommend buying a vehicle from Delong's. It's great having this dealership in Dwight.

Julie Crowley
Julie Crowley
GOOGLE
1-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Daniel Thompson
Daniel Thompson
GOOGLE
12-31-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Operation SOS
Operation SOS
GOOGLE
12-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We just leased another Ford. Everyone at DeLongs is happy to be a part of the process to get a new vehicle to the customer. You are always greeted with a smile.

William Kiley
William Kiley
GOOGLE
12-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Your service writer by the name of joe is very helpful and professional as well as he has a wonderful personality and very knowledgeable of his job he is a asset to your organization. Thank you for haveing him. William kiley

"Easy to do business with!"

JPG SWD
DEALERRATER
12-29-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I live 45 miles away and it was worth the trip. Brenda & Mike made everything simple and easy to make the purchase. The actual paperwork to purchase the vehicle was the quickest I've ever experienced!

Easy to do business with!

JPG SWD
CARS
12-29-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I live 45 miles away and it was worth the trip. Brenda & Mike made everything simple and easy to make the purchase. The actual paperwork to purchase the vehicle was the quickest I've ever experienced!

2020 Ford F250

None
CARS
12-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We had an excellent experience with DeLong Ford. The transaction was quick and friendly. I would definitely recommend them to anyone in the market for a vehicle.

"Small town atmosphere"

doug.click
DEALERRATER
12-26-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I may be biased because I"ve known Mike W a long time, but ,This is the place to go if you like being treated like family

Small town atmosphere

doug.click
CARS
12-26-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I may be biased because I"ve known Mike W a long time, but ,This is the place to go if you like being treated like family

"The way car buying should be"

R. Salas
DEALERRATER
12-25-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I worked with Doug Scribner at this dealership. I would recommend Doug to anyone looking for a vehicle without the high pressure sales tactics you usually get. He is a straight shooter and this is a no pressure dealership. No sharks around the showroom. I only met with the finance guy to close the deal. Brenda Lawless answered my after hours inquiry immediately and messaged me early next business day. I drove 2 hours from a small town and got the small town customer service I am accustomed to. To you city and suburban guys: find the vehicle your interested in, make the trip, and experience how car buying should be. You won't be disappointed.

The way car buying should be

R. Salas
CARS
12-25-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I worked with Doug Scribner at this dealership. I would recommend Doug to anyone looking for a vehicle without the high pressure sales tactics you usually get. He is a straight shooter and this is a no pressure dealership. No sharks around the showroom. I only met with the finance guy to close the deal. Brenda Lawless answered my after hours inquiry immediately and messaged me early next business day. I drove 2 hours from a small town and got the small town customer service I am accustomed to. To you city and suburban guys: find the vehicle your interested in, make the trip, and experience how car buying should be. You won't be disappointed.

"Awesome Service"

pauleanderson
DEALERRATER
12-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a great time working with Mike Woods. This is the second SUV/Truck that I bought form Mike. He is a can't miss salesperson. I would highly recommend him to all friends and family.

Awesome Service

pauleanderson
CARS
12-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a great time working with Mike Woods. This is the second SUV/Truck that I bought form Mike. He is a can't miss salesperson. I would highly recommend him to all friends and family.

Great Dealership

Scott orban
CARS
12-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brenda and crew fantastic. Went for used colorado came home with new ranger. Set me up with better truck for less money. Great job couldnt be happier. Will definitely buy from DeLong again in future.

Purchase of F150

Carl
CARS
12-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent experience. BJ was excellent . He personally delivered the vehicle to my house 65 miles away Z what a great hometown dealership. Thank you! Great service !

Found "The Truck" I was looking for at DeLong. The...

J.klimsza
CARS
12-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Found "The Truck" I was looking for at DeLong. The 200+-mile drive from West Michigan was worth it! Brenda is great to work with and her knowledge and professionalism are top notch. Very satisfied customer. Love my new F150.

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Sales Hours

(815) 981-4391
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed