I just came in from Germany to work in the US for 2 years. Since I am located in Rochester, MN I realized quickly that I will need a car fast. To save me the trouble of selling a car in 2 years I would like to lease a new car and just give it back after 24 months. I have been searching the web for quite some time now and ended up at a point where I need your help. I never leased a car yet. Back in Germany I always bought cars, used them for a couple of years and traded them in.
Is ist recommendable to lease a car without an American credit history or would you much rather recommend to buy a used car?
Is there a possibility to put down a “security deposit” as a replacement of the credit history?
I was looking at a VW Atlas or an Atlas Cross Sport. They seem reasonable priced to me but I am open for suggestions in any direction.