16. The Auto Decision

The Auto Decision

Learning Outcomes

There are five objectives for this section:
A. Determine How a Car Fits into Your Financial Plan
B. Understand Key Issues of Auto Ownership
C. Understand How to Buy or Lease a New Car and Understand the Lease Versus Buy Decision
D. Understand the Challenges of Buying a Used Vehicle
E. Understand the Special Challenges of Leasing

Chapter Reading

Please read the chapter on "The Auto Decision" (PDF)


Slide Presentation

Please click here for the PowerPoint slide presentation (PPT) for this chapter, or here for the slides as a PDF.





Here are the assignments for "The Auto Decision"



The following learning tools may be helpful with this chapter:

Lease Versus Buy Analysis Spreadsheet


Additional Materials

Major Automobile Websites:

Kelley Blue Book



Verify Vehicle History: