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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Car Leasing, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#307 of 2001 C300 Sport Lease - Orange County, CA
Jun 11, 2008 (3:17 pm)
I leased a 2007 C230 in July 2007. I but $2550 down and my total payment was $379 a month, 15,000 miles a year for 27 months. I was happy with this lease as $1500 of the money I put down was from Mercedes because my first C230 was bought back buy them as it was a lemon. Unfortunately, I just totaled my car on Saturday.
I am now thinking of looking into leasing the C300 Sport, but am afraid that it will be much more expensive. Anyone know of good leases in So Cal on the C300 Sport? I really want to keep my payment under $400. However, with this economy maybe this is the time to think about getting an Accord or something a little more economical.
I would appreciate any suggestions.
#308 of 2001 Re: C300 Sport Lease - Orange County, CA [mrum]
Jun 11, 2008 (3:43 pm)
Sorry to hear about your C230...I think your payment will be closer to $500 for the new C300 Sport with few options. I leased one from South Bay MB for $479. This was for a 39 month/10k miles lease with about $1800 down. I got the sport with auto, metallic paint, and 18"AMG wheels/tires. I know there are $399 specials out there, but it will require alot more down in the neighborhood of $4000-5000.
I hope this helps...
#309 of 2001 Duration of Lease = a significant factor?
Jun 11, 2008 (7:06 pm)
Over the phone, I mentioned that I would prefer a 36month lease, a salesman from a reputable Mercedes dealership told me that to lease the C300 Sport for anything more than the advertised 27month lease would be "substantially higher" in cost. Are they playing hardball? What is their angle?
Also, they won't say squat about the 2009s, I presume they want to get rid of all the 2008s. However, I would at least like to know what I'd be missing if I pulled the trigger on an 08 this month or next month.
Any feedback would be much appreciated.
#310 of 2001 Re: Duration of Lease = a significant factor? [srvlonghorn]
Jun 12, 2008 (1:19 am)
The 27 month program offers the best residuals and money factors available currently through MBC.
I posted it a few days ago, but here it is again...
27M -- Residual 65% -- .00250
27M -- Residual 65% -- .00240 (4-matic)
Add 2% for 12k/mi & 3% for 10k/mi.
The residuals are strong, but the money factors are higher than what they used to be, and thus why you're seeing higher payments on these vehicles.
#311 of 2001 Re: Duration of Lease = a significant factor? [srvlonghorn]
Jun 12, 2008 (4:22 am)
The 2009 c's are already in build and should be arriving next month. If I recall correctly the changes are cashmere seats available on more models, wood dash available on more cars, memory seats are back and the steering column adjustments are power.
Your salesman can pull up the 2009 specs and order information any time....and all the information on changes is at the dealer.
There is a special lease on the C's this month for 27 months with a lower MF.
If you are considering leasing a C350, I'd encourage you to look at an Infiniti M35 which has a much better lease and will likely save you money on a significantly more expensive car on their 24 month lease. (it also runs on regular gas)
#312 of 2001 C350 Sport?
Jun 12, 2008 (8:19 am)
My C230 lease is due next month (July).....I've gone to my dealer and gotten a quote on an '08 C350 Sport with MultiMedia pkg. & ipod - $2100 down 595/mo. ($41,100 MSRP). Like some other posts here, I thought Mercedes would be really trying to move the '08s. My question is, do you folks in this forum think this is a good deal? It looks comporable to most of the C300 quotes I'm seeing here. But as I said, I thought the deals would be better in anticipation of the '09s. My dealer said the '09s aren't going to be here til Sept/Oct. Even though my lease turn in is next month, do you guys think the deals are going to get better in July/Aug./Sept. when there will be more pressure to move the '08s out? I was thinking of maybe extending my lease 1 or 2 months if Mercedes Benz Financial will do that? Any help, suggestions would be appreciated!
Jun 12, 2008 (3:12 pm)
I think the C's are moving at the current prices/deals so I'm not sure they will be better in a month. As far as cars coming in Sept/Oct...they are in build now...a dealer hasn't been able to order a 2008 for over a month now. They will arrive in the US next month and unless Mercedes holds them in their storage areas, they will move right out to dealers...so Sept is a salesman "blowing smoke" to get you to focus on what they have.
There are a few changes in the 2009's but nothing mechanical...memory seats, wood grain dash, cashmere interior on more models. On a lease, go for the deal...on a purchase, maybe you want to wait to avoid one year's depreciation in one month.
#314 of 2001 Re: c350 sport [ghstudio]
Jun 12, 2008 (4:49 pm)
Thanks ghstudio. I'm definitely leasing. So the numbers I listed sound like a good deal? I just thought they would be lower and if not today, maybe in a month?
Jun 13, 2008 (6:36 pm)
I just got a quote for C300 4matic Premium2 & Navigation package for 0 down. Only 1st month's payment. 599/month for 39 months 12K. How is this deal?
#316 of 2001 Re: C300 [jitendra1]
Jun 14, 2008 (9:03 am)
you might price out a 27 month lease...might be less money....
Last week, I was quoted 585 plus tax with no money down on 27mo lese for the same with metalic paint and ipod but without p2.