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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1191 of 1295 Re: 2011 C3004W [nic61974]
Sep 02, 2010 (7:54 pm)
If you are looking to lease - go for 2011 model for a SHORT TERM - 27 months!
Mercedes-Benz Financial just came out with very attractive 27 month leases on 2011 C-Class models - very high residual value!
You can view all the new September programs here: September 2010, Current Mercedes-Benz Lease and Finance Specials. If you are looking to buy, then you still get more saving on remaining 2010 models...if you can still find any...
#1192 of 1295 Re: 2011 C3004W [nic61974]
Sep 03, 2010 (6:14 am)
The lease inception is the killer. Let's work out the payments.
36 months: 19726.11
42 months: 21705.80
48 months: 23111.06
You are far better off buying it and obtaining their low financing rates. You'll have higher payments, but will have no mileage or wear penalty at the end as well as be able to sell it after 4 or 5 years to regain 15K or so. Or keep it if you desire. I get about $490 a month for 48 months considering this(or less depending upon how much you can sell the car for, of course)
The end result is about the same cost. I just don't like contracts, fine print, and the miserably low 10K a year mileage limitation. That alone can cost you another couple of thousand dollars if you drive even 12-15K a year.
Note - the reason it's a wash, more or less, is because of the $4500 in factory to dealer incentives on 2010 models. This drops the price, combined with the financing(you should qualify if you do for their lease), to quite reasonable rates. I've seen cars like the one you are interested in for about $36K. Leases are always based upon MSRP, so that's a large factor in favor of buying at the end of the model year versus leasing.
The trick, of course, is finding any. Expect nearly all of them to be gone in the next couple of weeks.
#1193 of 1295 Re 2010 sport 300 4matic
Sep 07, 2010 (8:26 pm)
Enjoy the forum. Thanks for everyone's good discussions.
First offer on 2010 C300 Sport 4matic. Looking at other offers, have some room to go down, but what is reasonable to push for? Anything else to request, maintenance?
Thanks a lot!
Based upon 44005 MSRP and 37215 selling price
Fees (doc & lic) 400
Tax (9.8%, ouch!) 3647.07
Net Price 41,262
C300 4matic 37,100
P02 Premium 2 Package 3700
Wood trim 320
destination and delivery 875
2011 offered at better interest rate (1.9%) but less of a discount (-2250, selling price 41979)
#1195 of 1295 2010 C300 Sport 4MATIC Good Deal?
Sep 17, 2010 (10:50 am)
Okay, am I getting a good deal?
2010 C300 Sport 4MATIC
Sirius Satellite Radio
Heated Front Seats
Burl Walnut Wood Trim
First of all I am not sure I am getting a good deal and this one does not have P1 thus not 100% sold on it.
#1196 of 1295 Re: 2010 C300 Sport 4MATIC Good Deal? [eee0114]
Sep 18, 2010 (7:41 am)
I just bought the same car you describe with the P1 package and metallic paint for $33,000 before doc fees, title charge and tax.
The msrp on mine was $41,690.
Hope that helps.
#1197 of 1295 Re: 2010 C300 Sport 4MATIC Good Deal? [fourfourtwo]
Sep 21, 2010 (9:59 pm)
Thanks for reply.
I went with P2 with panorama, COMAND DVD.
Paid 36,775 + TTL.
#1198 of 1295 2011 C300 Sport 4Matic
Sep 22, 2010 (3:51 am)
I know I don't have all the details but I have a quote on a 2011 C300 Sport 4Matic that has the premium package, navigation/command, and AMG wheels. The MSRP is 44,425. They have quoted me a lease of $486.23 including 7% sales tax on the payment each month. This is the 27 month lease with 15K miles. They are giving me $1K more for my trade-in than I owe and I have to pay the first month's payment and two state mandated fees at inception. Does this sound like a good deal?
#1199 of 1295 Re: 2011 C300 Sport 4Matic [claweave]
Sep 23, 2010 (7:10 am)
Here is how it breaks down.
Net Selling Price 39,940
Prepaid Maintenance 769
Total Sales Price 40,709
Tire Tax 1.25
Doc Fee 150
Trade-in Equity 300
Cash due at signing $773.95 (1st payment, 1.25 tire tax, $150 doc fee, 15 days of interest on current car which I should get most of it back)
Lease Term 27 months
I am pretty sure they didn't give me the buy rate of .00084 but rather .00125 or something close to that.
Monthly Payment $454.70 + $31.83 sales tax = $486.53
Still sound like a good deal?
#1200 of 1295 Re: 2011 C300 Sport 4Matic [claweave]
Sep 23, 2010 (10:08 am)
Did you have to pay an acquisition fee for the lease? Usually $795.