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Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Wagon
#601 of 697 Re: 2007 R350 Prices [albell]
Aug 14, 2006 (7:25 am)
Thats why its better to lease. When the lease is up, you then could decide if you like the car or not. Look at what the pay off is and look at the Blue Book value. If your payoff is low and you like the car, then buy it. If the payoff is high and you like the car, you could try to renegotiate with Mercedes. Mercedes will negotiate. If you don't care for the car, just turn it back in.
#602 of 697 Re: 2007 R350 Prices [templeton3]
Aug 14, 2006 (9:07 am)
I have leased in the past, and fully understand the pros/cons. I never really liked to lease, though, given the mileage I generally put on and kids (wear and tear)...there aren't any real advantages for me.
#607 of 697 Re: 2007 R350 Prices [albell]
Aug 29, 2006 (10:29 am)
I agree with you on the wear/tear and miles. That is why I like to lease. We usually lease the car at 15K to 20K a year. I let the kids do their thing (wear and tear) and turn in the car when done. Let someone else have the problems.
Last week someone side swiped my wife car. (06, BMW 750LI) I really could care less about the car because the car is leased. We let the body shop do their thing and at the end of the lease we just turn it in. Of course we want the body shop to do a great job, but for the long term effect, it will be someone elses problem. We'll just move on to another car.
#608 of 697 Re: 2007 R350 Prices [templeton3]
Aug 30, 2006 (8:36 pm)
The beauty of leasing eh?
#609 of 697 Re: 2007 R350 Prices [merc1]
Sep 03, 2006 (4:08 pm)
Hi, I just got a lease quote today from a Bay Area (CA) dealer for a R350. With $3000 down, I will have to pay $788/month for 27 months (18K miles/year). If I go with 15K miles/year, the payment is lowered to $725/month. Is this a good deal or can I do better? Thanks everyone.