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#309 of 1669 Duration of Lease = a significant factor?
Jun 11, 2008 (8:06 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 1669 Re: Duration of Lease = a significant factor? [srvlonghorn]
Jun 12, 2008 (2:19 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 1669 Re: Duration of Lease = a significant factor? [srvlonghorn]
Jun 12, 2008 (5:22 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 1669 C350 Sport?
Jun 12, 2008 (9:19 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 (4:12 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 1669 Re: c350 sport [ghstudio]
Jun 12, 2008 (5:49 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 (7:36 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 1669 Re: C300 [jitendra1]
Jun 14, 2008 (10:03 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.
#317 of 1669 Re: C300 [jitendra1]
Jun 14, 2008 (12:27 pm)
I just leased an C300 4matic with P1, $485 month plus tax with no money down, 15k miles per year. The term is also 39 months.
#318 of 1669 Lease or Buy 2009 C300 Sport
Jun 14, 2008 (3:18 pm)
I plan to get a 2009 C300 Sport. I prefer to pay cash for cars. However, given the way the price of gasoline has been going up I wonder if I might not be better off leasing my car. In three years a car that gets 17 mpg in the city might be really undesirable. Who knows -- gas could be $6 to $8 a gallon.