If your clunker of a car is gasping its final breath, you are probably in the midst of deciding whether to lease a car.
There are pros and cons to either leasing or buying, but financial experts say buying and keeping a new car for the long term is usually the better deal. No matter which scenario works best for your individual needs, you should negotiate the deal, says Dayana Yochim, a consumer finance expert in Alexandria, Va.
"First negotiate the price of the car, then negotiate the trade-in value -- if you have a car to trade -- and then you can talk about how you want to finance the car," Yochim says. "Even with a lease, everything is negotiable."
Here are six things to think about before you decide: Should I lease my next car?