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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Car Leasing, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#167 of 1998 Re: 2008 C-300 [jc2552]
Sep 08, 2007 (2:36 pm)
Very bad deal.
My mother in law was also taken advantage of.
She is paying $550 with 15K miles a year for 39 Months for a $33K car. They gave her an MSRP of $45K!!!! (Um, where is the extra 12K coming from?)
Now I drive a $53K car and pay $700 a month. But I also have 18K miles per year and the car is superior to any Mercedes out there (except for the S550)
I told her to hold off or go get the Infinit G (which was rated best in its class) or the Lexus IS250.
#168 of 1998 Re: 2008 C-300 [mmoreno1978]
Sep 10, 2007 (8:49 am)
Please tell us what $53k car you lease that is superior to any Mercedes out there (except for the S550)i> so that we can all laugh. Would it be one of the gussied up Nissans? Or is it one of the bejeweled Toyotas? We all know it can't be a BMW or a Porsche because owners of those makes wouldn't be so arrogant as to dismiss an entire line of premium automobiles (except, of course, for the S550). I guess you've never heard of the MB SLR, SL, or AMG models...
#169 of 1998 Re: 2008 C-300 [vinnyny]
Sep 10, 2007 (2:44 pm)
#170 of 1998 Re: 2008 C-300 [mmoreno1978]
Sep 11, 2007 (7:24 am)
Silly is a good adjective. We'll let the other forum readers decide whom it describes...
#171 of 1998 Re: 2008 C-300 [vinnyny]
Sep 18, 2007 (5:25 pm)
I agree with the Silly portion as Mr. Cantinflas just likes to be ironic without bringing anything to the table. I'm waiting for the moment where Camry's and C Classes sell in the same amount.....as he claims, the c class is not a bargain at all, and the financials continue not to make sense...I'm not waiting any longer for MB to have decent financial and I'm getting a 330i...better MF, about the same residual and all services included for the 3 years I'm leasing, which is about another $500 saved in services... Bye bye C Class, I'm not going to miss you!
#172 of 1998 Fed Drop 1/2 point....
Sep 18, 2007 (6:22 pm)
The fed drop 50 basis points today, lets see how long does it take to trickle into the MF's the subprime issues are now hitting the auto market also, i guess if you cant make sense of the payments you can afford the car...
#173 of 1998 Re: 2008 C-300 [osu18]
Sep 18, 2007 (8:09 pm)
I agree with you on the financial aspects. There's no way I would have bought my C350 if it weren't for the huge discount--especially since I sold my 330 CiC to do it. I love the car, but the depreciation and maintenance costs are very steep. Now that BMW is the only premium automaker offering the free maintenance package, it makes them even more attractive. I'm sure I'll look at BMW again in two years when I'm bored with the MB.
#174 of 1998 08 c300 sport
Sep 21, 2007 (8:21 pm)
6sp, pan roof, p1 package, spoiler (dealer add-on). total msrp - 36480. 1600 discount, 39mo/12kmi = $643/mo (mf .00345). thoughts?
#175 of 1998 Re: 08 c300 sport [dr_of_rx]
Sep 22, 2007 (5:56 am)
Youre about $200 a month too high.
You can lease a much nicer E350 for that price.
Lets not forget, its a C-Class. This is the entry level vehicle.
Check out the E-Class forums. You will surely be able to work out a deal for the same price on a $55K car.
#176 of 1998 Re: 08 c300 sport [mmoreno1978]
Sep 22, 2007 (6:57 am)
damn...it is the money factor that is killing me, right?