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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Car Leasing, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#126 of 2001 Re: TO EVERONE LEASING A NEW MERC PLEASE READ [ksoles]
Jul 16, 2007 (9:32 pm)
Things have definitely changed. I leased a 2007 C230 in November. It was a black base model w/ no sunroof or cd changer. Sticker was $31,815. Gross cap cost was $28,025. I had $1400 out of pocket and my payment is $376 a month with tax, 12,000 miles and 27 months. I thought that was a good deal. The bad thing is that I had to take it in for service 5 times in a month because my ABS light kept coming on and they couldn't fix it.
Now Mercedes says they will buy it back from me. I thought this was going to be great because I could go lease another C230 with a similar lease program and then have some money in my pocket. I was mistaken. Doesn't seem like there are any good deals right now. I'm not sure if I should get something else. If I am going to have to put a lot down on a car, I'd rather get a BMW and not have to do the service and it drives nicer in my opinion.
#127 of 2001 Re: TO EVERONE LEASING A NEW MERC PLEASE READ [ksoles]
Jul 17, 2007 (12:41 pm)
Sorry, we're all waiting for the rates... I have contacted all of my resources... I think Merc is being SHADY and are telling dealers NOT release the rates.
I know for a fact that they have changed.
Additionally, the 2008 models of E classes were supposed to be here already, but Merc is deliberately holding them back on the docks to make sure their remaining cars are sold first.
#128 of 2001 CARMAN, please help out here!
Jul 18, 2007 (2:41 pm)
Can you please jump in on this one, if anyone has the skinny on these rates its you!!!
#129 of 2001 Re: CARMAN, please help out here! [ksoles]
Jul 20, 2007 (6:58 am)
Wow, I feel as if the C Class fans have been forgotten! Its like the two of us talking to no one else / each other! Maybe if we post over in the IS forum we might get Carman's attention LOL
But seriously, rates please
Jul 21, 2007 (4:17 pm)
Have also been wondering if there are new lease specials coming out for the '07 C230. Looked great in June, and then went sour in July so far. Even if there is nothing official, does anyone expect some specials coming down th epike...my lease is up in 3 weeks, and want to know whether I should wait or look around at other models...
#131 of 2001 Re: TO EVERONE LEASING A NEW MERC PLEASE READ [bmwcrzr]
Jul 24, 2007 (9:07 am)
Just like some other people on here, I'd like to know if the lease programs on the 2007 C class should get any better. Please let us know!!!!
Aug 01, 2007 (7:24 pm)
Just an update:
39 mos./7.5K miles/yr.
$1,500 drive off and $370/mo. (incl. taxes)
Don't think I could have done much better with the MF still at .0345.
#133 of 2001 Re: What I Paid.... [getbusylivin]
Aug 06, 2007 (1:06 pm)
When did you purchase the car? July or August? What was your cap cost? Residual?
#134 of 2001 07 C350 Lease
Aug 06, 2007 (6:37 pm)
I'm in the process of buying an 07 C350 Sport, but the finance guy is pushing hard for a lease. The residual is only 52% on a 24 month lease (15k miles/yr). Between the poor residual and high MF, the payments he quoted were $688 with no money down (MSRP $42k and $32k selling price). The payments are actually higher than on a zero down purchase at 5%/60 months ($688 versus $635).
Bottomline: the good deal leases are gone at MBUSA. (But you can get a heck of a deal buying a new C-Class).
#135 of 2001 Re: 07 C350 Lease [vinnyny]
Aug 06, 2007 (7:44 pm)
Ya 52% is way low for a 24 month lease. I've never heard of that kind of low residual for a 24 month lease. What the heck is Mercedes thing? BMW's are like 60% for 36 months. I'm hoping that at least they have the high residuals for the C230 though. Back in June it was around 66% for 24 month. Hopefully it's still high for August. Haven't seen the numbers yet.