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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Car Leasing, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1220 of 2001 Re: c350 sedan or coupe [snapda]
Dec 19, 2011 (3:41 pm)
Hi Sam. Mercedes-Benz Financial's December buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24-month lease of a 2012 C350 Coupe with 15,000 miles per year are .00225 and 74%, for consumers who qualify for its Tier 1 credit tier.
The numbers for an otherwise identical 30-month lease are .00225 and 70%.
The numbers for the C350 Sedan are .00142 / 70% and .00142 / 65%.
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#1221 of 2001 Re: c350 sedan or coupe [Car_man]
Dec 19, 2011 (11:53 pm)
Thank you Car_man! What is the typical/acceptable dealer markup on the buy rates?
#1222 of 2001 How does paying $16000 upfront + fee for a C300 with MSRP $47000 sound?
Dec 20, 2011 (1:11 am)
We got this deal recently and would be really appreciated if any of you can give us more insightful opinions on this. (I did a lot of research but still don't really know it well enough, so please forgive me if I ask stupid questions)
2012 C300 4MATIC Sport Sedan
(We added a lot of options like Premium Package 1, Panorama Sunroof, 18" AMG Alloy Wheel, Rearview Camera, Rear Side Airbag, Roof Spoiler, Rear Deck Spoiler, Command Nav, Keyless Go and Walnut wood)
12000 miles per year
Term: 30 months
Money factor: .00142 (not quite sure yet)
The dealer is asking us to pay $16000 up front if we want to pay less, otherwise with my tier 2 credit score I will have to pay out about $18000 for 30-month lease. I can save $2000 over 30 months which is good, but should we bargain for even cheaper price because we pay all payments up front? I don't feel like I have the negotiate power since the dealer said we need to pay more up front because of my not so perfect credit score. (I have average of above 710)
I also heard most people got some fee waived (acquisition fee, dmv fee, document fee, etc.), so please also share with us what should be waived and what is necessary to pay by ourselves?
One more thing, I'm asking it out of curiosity. Does anybody know what factory code is?
We went to two dealers and they both don't know what that is.
(The dealer called again today and said the car has 2400 miles on the odometer and it is "NOT A USED CAR", so we think it might be a demo car and decide not to take it, but we still want to know if the price is acceptable because we are looking at a car with slightly higher MSRP and would like to negotiate further from this point)
There are so many traps out there and we are really pissed that the dealers are not making it easy for us to get what we want with reasonable price:( I hate to go through this again and again but we should never stop fighting!!
#1225 of 2001 Quote on 2011 C300 in Florida
Dec 20, 2011 (8:50 am)
I am still negotiating a lease deal with a Florida dealership on a 2011 C300 w/premium 1 package. This will be the first time I have leased a Mercedes. Their new figures are:
Sale price: 32,000
Acq. fee: 1,095
Dealer fee: 599
Zero down other than trade in
Residual: 24/65%; 33/58%; 36/51%; and 48/49% 10k miles
Money factor: .000159
Lease payments: 33mo/$419; 36mo/$503; 48 mo/$414
All costs rolled into lease.
They are giving me $1,049 for a trade vehicle which, based on my research, is about $1k less than what it is worth.
I asked them why the lease payments for 36 months is higher than both the 33 and 48 and they said that the longer term is usually cheaper, except there is a special on the 33 months right now. Is that true? I was also told that they don't really do 24 month leases any more because the payment would be astronomical. I thought a shorter lease would have a lower payment. Am I wrong???
They keep telling me they are making absolutely NO money on the deal and that it is an excellent deal.
PLEASE give me some insight as to whether any of this sounds like a good deal or should I just walk away?
Thank you for your help.
#1226 of 2001 12' C300 Lease, $540/Month?
Dec 26, 2011 (7:34 pm)
I would be very interested in advice on a lease I am considering, because I am not convinced that the dealer is actually offering me a good deal. The car is a 2012 C300 4Matic, on a 30 month lease. I will be at the dealer in the next few days to finalize everything, but I could really use some insight. The MSRP on the vehicle is $43,370, my sale price was $38,870. The residual amount is $29,573 and my lease is a 30-month lease. The tax rate is around 8%, and they asked us to put down first months payment of $540 plus a $795 acquisition fee at signing.
Shouldn’t the monthly payment be less than $540/month to lease a $38K car? Does this sound like the dealer is not giving me the MB incentive financing? They claim we are receiving a $5K discount off of the sticker price, which is the MB winter event pricing, and also threw in free oil changes for the life of the lease. Any insight you can offer would be much appreciated.
#1227 of 2001 2012 C300 Sport 4Matic
Dec 28, 2011 (1:44 pm)
I am new in this forum. I am thinking to purchase a Mercedes 2012 C300 4Matic Sport with Premium 1 package and 6-disc package. Here is dealer's quote:
Dealer's offer price: $40,377
Dealer said they ran out of winter sales event certificates, so they can't add that discount to me. But I have a fleet plan that I can use that further lower $1,500 off the price.
So finally is: $4,500 off of the MSRP price. Is this a reasonable price? Any other discount I can use?
#1228 of 2001 Re: Just got 2012 C300 4Matic [oblomov]
Dec 28, 2011 (2:47 pm)
How much was the price the dealer offered to you?
I am thinking to buy a 2012 C300 4Matic sport, but the dealer just offers $3000 off the MSRP price. Fortunately I have a fleet plan discount to use that is $1500 off. But I am not sure if $4500 off MSRP is a reasonable price.
Dec 31, 2011 (12:10 am)
To help people out, here's the deal I just got in Cleveland, Ohio which I thought was very fair:
MSRP - $41590
Cap Cost - $36096
MF - .00132 (Autopay Rate)
Residual - $30360.70
24 Month Lease, 10000 miles
$326.69/month + $20.42 tax, $620(1st payment and doc/tags/etc) due at signing.