Which Car Loan is Best – Dealership or Bank?

Whether you’re searching for a new or used car in the Princeton area, it’s likely that you’ll take advantage of car financing. However, it’s important to do your research before you sign papers at the dealership so you can ensure that you get the best interest rates and lowest monthly payment available. Find out whether financing through the dealership or through a bank or credit union is best for you, then rely on the Land Rover Princeton finance department to walk you through the process!

How to Find the Lowest Rate

There’s no surefire way to tell whether your dealer will offer a lower interest rate than your bank; in many cases, dealer financing is actually the same as bank financing. The dealer simply goes to the bank and does the legwork for you. However, it can be beneficial to go to your bank before choosing your vehicle so you can find out their rate first. Then, you can compare that to your dealer’s and see if your dealer can match the rate if the bank’s is lower.

Dealer Financing

  • Pros: Automakers will occasionally have promotions where they offer very low interest rates on new cars, which a typical bank wouldn’t do. Dealers will also “shop around” so to speak, and will find the best bank rate in the area.
  • Cons: Dealer financing is a common option because it offers the simplest route to buyers – they can choose and finance without leaving the dealership. However, it’s important to ensure that your dealership isn’t marking up the bank’s rates in order to make money.

Bank Financing

  • Pros: The main advantage of car financing through a bank is that they won’t mark up interest rates as some dealers might. Because of this there’s no middleman, so rates could potentially be better.
  • Cons: You can negotiate interest rates with your dealer, but banks will typically offer just one rate. They also won’t shop your credit around to lenders like dealers do.

Rely on Land Rover Princeton for All Things Finance

Whatever financing route you choose, including leasing, you can count on our experienced finance department to help you through every step of the way. Contact us for more information, and make your way to our Flemington area dealership to browse our new vehicle inventory in person!

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Enjoy Minor League Baseball with the Somerset Patriots

Whether it’s with your friends, the whole family, or a first date, there’s nothing that builds memories like enjoying America’s pastime together with your favorite people. Major league games are fun and all, but when you don’t want to drive into the city and pay big ticket prices, the Somerset Patriots minor league team brings incredibly entertaining baseball and refreshments for a fraction of the price. Take the drive from Princeton or Flemington to check them out in Bridgewater, NJ.

Make it to a Game

Come to TD Ballpark at 1 Patriots Park in New Brunswick, NJ to check out the Somerset Patriots in action. There are a number of different ways you can enjoy the Patriots throughout the summer. Choose a package that works for you:

  • Single game tickets – Get a single game ticket for one, including $9 for general admission, $11 for upper box seats, $12 for field box seats, and $14 for premium field box seats.
  • Group tickets – Got a group party? Enjoy discounted upper box and field box tickets and take advantage of a variety of
  • Season Tickets – If you love the Patriots and the affordable memories they bring you and your friends and family, then consider getting our full season, half season, or flex ticket packages.

This Summer’s Big Activities

In addition to eating hotdogs, having a drink, and watching balls fly out of the park, there are also a number of other fun incentives throughout the summer to make Patriots games even more fun for the whole family. Check out the team news calendar for upcoming events, and make a night of it that none of you will forget.

The Somerset Patriots’ Connection to Land Rover Princeton

The owner of Land Rover Princeton is Josh Kafaler, and he’s also the Vice Chairman of the Somerset Patriots. So, as you might guess, our friendly staff is pretty into following the Patriots over here. Stop by and chat with our staff about the Patriots relief pitching, or check our our impressive selection of new Land Rover SUVs. We offer competitive financing and professional auto services at 958 Route 206 in Princeton, NJ, and you can contact us at 844-339-6524.

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Fun Summer Activities in Princeton, NJ

Winter is finally gone, and a spring that was slow to start has finally paved the way for a beautiful summer—and Flemington and Bridgewater citizens are ready to head outside. Princeton, NJ offers a variety of excellent summer activities for you and your friends and family to take advantage of, from historical monuments and natural wonders to markets and premium shopping. Learn all about the top summer activities in Princeton here, and let Land Rover Princeton keep you up to speed!

Palmer Square

Always a fun spot to shop, Palmer Square really opens up in the summertime. In addition to premium clothing, jewelry, and home décor, you’ll also find high-end dining. And on hot summer nights, stop for a scoop of ice cream! You can also have brunch at Winberie’s, a Princeton favorite, on Sundays.

Terhune Orchards

A 200-acre family farm with dozens of different fruits and vegetables in production, Terhune Orchards is a great spot to bring the family and enjoy market favorites—including seasonal fruits and vegetables and bakery items—as well as gardens, trails, tours, and greenhouses.

Princeton Battlefield State Park

If you’re a history buff and you live near Princeton, NJ, then making the trip to Princeton Battlefield State Park is a must. In addition to being a beautiful natural site, it’s also the location where General George Washington defeated the British in battle for the first time. Mercer Oak, which has stood there in 1772, still stands tall.

Marquand Park

Psychologists say that just an hour surrounded by trees can do wonders for your mental health. Escape into nature right in Princeton at Marquand Park, which provides the public with 17 acres of sprawling natural landscapes, including an arboretum and various activities for the whole family to enjoy, like baseball fields, playgrounds, and dedicated picnic areas.

Find Out About More Local Highlights at Land Rover Princeton

Our award-winning dealership is here to help you make the most of your time in Princeton, NJ. Follow us to find out more about local events and attractions, and remember us when you’re in the market for a premium luxury SUV. Our dealership offers clients competitive APR financing, and if you have any questions you can get in touch with us at 844-339-6524.

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Land Rover Princeton Dealership Awards

Every dealership claims to be the best, and most of them offer the same range of services. So how do you really tell the good from the bad? A reliable way is to look for a location with dealership awards to its credit. The right awards on the wall tells you a lot about the overall quality and trustworthiness of the automotive professionals you’re working with. Land Rover Princeton has several dealership awards to our credit, and we are proud to tell you why we have been singled out for distinction.

Dealer Rater Dealer of the Year Awards

We have been named Dealer of the Year by Dealer Rater every year since 2013. Dealer Rate is the Internet’s most authoritative site for dealership reviews and customer feedback. In order to be named Dealer of the Year, a dealership must have the highest customer rating for its brand category either nationally or within a state. These ratings are submitted by actual customers after working with our dealership for everything from service to sales to financing. After being reviewed more than 500 times, our rating is consistently just fractions away from a perfect five-stars.

Dealer Rater Consumer Satisfaction Award

We have won this award every year since 2015. This award is also based on real customer reviews, and it’s given to less than 10% of the dealerships in America. Unlike some other dealership awards, this one is not based on sales figures or executive assessments. This one is based on real feedback from real customers. Dealer Rater gives users complete freedom to air their opinions, and over and over consumers have had nothing but praise for Land Rover Princeton. With over 500 people chiming in, you can feel confident you will receive the same top-notch service that hundreds of other Bridgewater and Flemington drivers have received.

Experience the Exceptional at Land Rover Princeton

Before you visit us in person, hear from some real customers, and learn a little about our history. To get a better sense of what sets us apart, visit us in person, browse our new inventory, and learn about our seamless financing. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have before stopping by.

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