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#26156 of 32358 Re: Great Lease [tjc78]
Jul 12, 2012 (4:58 pm)
I've been toying with getting rid of my 2011 Grand Cherokee and this lease caught my eye. I had been looking at a G37x for a while and then the dealer emailed and mentioned the 18 month lease. They are offering nothing down but the first month's payment and 12k per year for $399 plus tax which in NC equates to about $417 per month.
That's a good $250 less than the jeep and with all the problems I have with the GC I'm ready to be rid of it. I thought with leasing I wouldn't care as much about quality but sitting at the dealer for hours on end gets old. Very tempting, going to look at the exact color combo I want this weekend, could be a nice change.
#26157 of 32358 Re: Great Lease [jpp5862]
Jul 12, 2012 (5:56 pm)
Sweet, let us know how you make out.
#26158 of 32358 Re: A milestone! [stickguy]
Jul 13, 2012 (9:50 am)
I also just saw my first '13 Santa Fe last night. We are vacationing in California and one rolled up alongside us in traffic on I-5 near San Diego. Was obviously a pre-production model, with Michigan manufacturer plates, no badging, lots of stickers on the windows nd some weird stuff like unfinished looking tailpipes that stuck out about 6 inches past the bumper cover. Great looking rig though, and made my 2007 SF look decidedly dated. This was the shorter WB model, so a SF Sport. There is a longer 7-pass model, labeled just "Santa Fe," that will basically take the place of the Veracruz. The Sport looks roughly the same size as mine, maybe a tad smaller? The long WB model is definitely larger than the '07.
#26159 of 32358 Re: A milestone! [js06gv]
Jul 13, 2012 (10:23 am)
yeah, the new model sport is about the same size. Maybe a little wider though.
and the LWB model (due around December) will be the size of the veracruz, and replaces that model.
The one I saw was a pre-prod too, but supposedly very complete (more so than normal for those) since they are so close to production (which may have already started). And it had no disguises of any kind.
It does look vastly more modern than the old style, and the interior is a huge improvement.
#26160 of 32358 hadn't really thought about these
Jul 14, 2012 (4:50 am)
But I'm really liking this one.
I mean, for the same value as a similar year/mileage mazda3 or civic, it seems like alot of car for the money.
#26161 of 32358 The biggest problem
Jul 14, 2012 (7:26 am)
with leasing my 2011 328xi is that "all good things must come to an end.". Fortunately for me that day is more than 2 years away. The mindset of any CCBAer is "what's next?". Between now & the end of my lease (9/22/14), I'll throw out dozens of "next car" thoughts that run through my brain. Here's my latest idea:
Around the same time my lease is up, so will the 3 year lease on my best friend's wife's 2012 X5 35i (they got it in 2011). It's a beautiful truck (Alpine White/Black) with lots of nice options. Here's the thing. He leased it with a somewhat normal residual value because at the time, BMW wasn't pumping up residuals & subventing leases. I think his buyout at the end of the lease is somewhere around $30K. I could buy it out, have it CPO'd, & buy the extended maintenance for much less than a comparable CPO X5 from a dealer.
#26162 of 32358 Re: hadn't really thought about these [qbrozen]
Jul 14, 2012 (9:58 am)
I thought about one of those too. Not sure what the future (parts really) will bring, but the bang for the buck is there.
Torchlight has been getting a bunch of these recently, and at some pretty rock bottom prices.
#26163 of 32358 Re: hadn't really thought about these [qbrozen]
Jul 14, 2012 (10:16 am)
Nice one... but the worst thing Saab did with the 9-3 was dropping the hatchback when that generation came out.
#26164 of 32358 Re: The biggest problem [nyccarguy]
Jul 14, 2012 (11:34 am)
Why pay for a CPO or extended maintenance on a car that has been taken care of. I would just pay for maintenance as it's due and if something breaks, just deal with it at the time.
But...that's me. Some people are more risk adverse than I am.
#26165 of 32358 Re: The biggest problem [isellhondas]
Jul 14, 2012 (4:43 pm)
I thought you were the one that said owning a german car out of warranty was a disaster?! Oh wait...maybe that was me...