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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Car Leasing, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#149 of 1650 Re: MB Messing with the launch? [osu18]
Aug 17, 2007 (5:45 am)
Well, make me the 6th person not buying now after getting the following quote for a 2008 C300W4:
MF 0.00335, Residual 71% for 12K, 27 months, Payment 742+tax, and
MF 0.00310, Residual 61% for 12K, 39 months, Payment $694+tax
The lease quotes included the following fee's:
$1195 Mercedes-Benz Financial Acquisition Fee
$599 Handling Fee
Hopefully MB will get more competitive for September. I being charged $200 - 300 more than the competition (BMW, Audi)for a $40,000 car would be a big deal for anybody in this price range.
#150 of 1650 Re: MB Messing with the launch?
Aug 17, 2007 (5:56 am)
I put an Order, the MB rep said all MF's are coming down in September,
0.00360 was the original MF at this time and 61% residual for a 39 month lease.
Placing an order does not commits you to buy the car, they told me it would take about 6 to 8 weeks for the car to be here since they did not have what I wanted. So if you like the car put an order (does requires a $2000 reimbursable good faith deposit) and you get the October MF.. so there you have it... now i did noticed they have sold everything at the MB dealership where I went to (Tyson' Corner, VA)
#151 of 1650 Sales/Leases of 2008 C Class
Aug 18, 2007 (10:31 am)
Am hearing that sales of the new model are underwhelming due mainly to very poor lease deals. They are doing a fair number of refundable deposit orders but not a great number. I like the new model and plan to sit back and wait for MB to realize that the new model is good but not blowing Audi and BMW out of the water. The 3 series is still king of the hill but not by as much as before. Deals will be much better in 60 days or so. By that time, the CTS will be out in substantial numbers and the new Cad will be an interesting alternative.
#152 of 1650 Re: Sales/Leases of 2008 C Class [obrientwo]
Aug 22, 2007 (3:48 pm)
From what we can see here the must be under performing, the residuals are not bad but the MF is plain stupid. In Florida I ordered the C300 with just $500 fully refundable deposit (This is for the previous post). Pity that nodoby from MB reads these posts, by the time they find out what is going on most of us will already be driving a Bemmer or an Audi...
#153 of 1650 Re: Sales/Leases of 2008 C Class [osu18]
Aug 22, 2007 (4:16 pm)
For All, MB offered me a $500 + the $250 (online discount cupon) so a $750 discount and MF will be droping as the fed just droped the rates, it seems that is a matter of time....
#154 of 1650 2007 C230 Sport Sedan LOADED !!!!
Aug 28, 2007 (7:35 pm)
Local dealer offered me a $472/mon lease 10k yr, 39 mons. The MSRP on this car is 37,900. It's fully loaded including the Harmon Kardon entertainment system. Out of pocket 1700 bucks for 1st mon + incep fee. Plus they are paying the last 5 lease payments from another car, about 1,800.
Is this a steal????
#155 of 1650 Re: 2007 C230 Sport Sedan LOADED !!!! [1stbenz]
Aug 29, 2007 (4:15 am)
Considering the rate on them is 9% it seems like an Ok start, is the $472 include or + tax?
And honestly, willing to bet just about anything that "they" are not paying those last 5 payments, you still are. They are rolled into your C230 somewhere for sure, making a good impact on your monthly payment, approx $60-70+-.
List out the cars packages and the lease break down. Will show you where
#156 of 1650 Re: 2007 C230 Sport Sedan LOADED !!!! [ksoles]
Aug 29, 2007 (4:36 am)
A Colorado dealer is discounting the remaining 2007 C230s $6,000 below MSRP, and that is because of MB support )I heard the term "3,000 trunk money" mentioned in this context). So, yeah, that's probably where the money for the 5 payments is coming.
#157 of 1650 Re: 2007 C230 Sport Sedan LOADED !!!! [dhkhan]
Aug 29, 2007 (8:47 am)
This is one of those rare situations where "No reasonable offer will be refused" is actually true. Many MB dealers are swamped by leftover C230s and will do almost anything to get them off the lot--got to make room for the new model!
I got my 07 C350 for $10k off MSRP (but the 350 had $4k factory-to-dealer). That said, solid credit and a strong will might even get you a C230 for $8k off.
Sep 01, 2007 (9:27 am)
Does anyone have recent lease or purchase deals to share? I went to my local dealer last week and they offered only $500.00 off the MSRP and the starting price of the lease deal was full MSRP with a terrible MF. I informed the salesman that I did not see how they were selling any and that maybe I would come back in a month to see if MB has gotten a dose of reality. I got the feeling that he agreed with me but that the dealership or MB had tied his hands. He tried to push me to put up a refundable deposit saying maybe the lease and purchase prices would be better by the time the car arrived. Can't see why anyone, at this time would choose a C Class over a 3 series or an A4. If lease deals and purchase deal get better, then maybe......a big maybe.