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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Car Leasing, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#441 of 1997 my C300 lease numbers
Mar 25, 2009 (12:23 pm)
I signed a lease on saturday with Ray Catena. I also shopped with: Contemporary mercedes, Little Silver...My recommendation is to go with Ray Catena, Edison. Here is what I got:
Make/Model : NEW 2009 C300-4matic
Color: BLACK exterior, BIEGE Interior
39 months/ 12k miles-per-year
$475 per month (this will be my monthly payment, including GAP insurance and everything else, NOTHING EXCLUDED)
$1880 at the time of signing lease (includes everything: taxes, DMV, 1st month's payment, bank fees doc fees, destination fees, whatever)
waived the following on my existing lease:
- Remaining 2 payments (as of March 28)
- Disposition fees
The new car will be delivered by March 28
#442 of 1997 Re: C350 with P2 [mbcos]
Mar 25, 2009 (4:24 pm)
I will continue to negotiate more and let you know the results. So I guess I should only focus on the monthly payment - based on the car I want - and inception fees and forget about residual and money factor?
#443 of 1997 Re: Chewing on it [cneff]
Mar 26, 2009 (10:40 am)
cneff, that sounds like a nice deal. Good luck with the car if you go for it.
#444 of 1997 Re: C350 with P2 [arturob]
Mar 26, 2009 (10:45 am)
arturob, yes, forget about these residuals and money factors and blah blah blah at this point. Look at the recent posts from people in this forum. The car is only worth what it will sell/lease for. The last few deals have been really good, even better than the one I got last month. Work off the deals that people got in this forum and compare it to the offer you got from the MB dealership you went to and you can see the large difference. Just go to a different dealer if the one you are at won't work with you because C300s/C350s do not lease for $600 a month, especially with a cap cost reduction. Be firm and don't give in at the car dealership no matter what they tell you. Go to a car dealership and tell them what you want to pay and how much you will pay for it. Good luck.
#445 of 1997 Re: Chewing on it [cneff]
Mar 26, 2009 (10:57 am)
You got a nice deal on the c class...I live in NJ too, please let em know the dealership's name
#446 of 1997 San Diego Dealers?
Mar 26, 2009 (2:28 pm)
jeff9241 - I want the same deal as you got. Nice job!
Any good dealers in San Diego anyone has leased a C300 from recently? I got my current C230 from MB Escondido. Currently have 6 payments left on current lease and want to turn in early. Big "Spring Event" email sent out today from the MB dealership. CA sales tax is going up 1% on April 1st.
#447 of 1997 Is this a good deal
Mar 26, 2009 (8:01 pm)
I need the experts help. I just got the following offer and I would like to know if this is a good deal or should I press for better.
The car is a 2009 C350 Sport, Silver w/ Black interior and includes the 18" AMG wheels and the Ipod integration Kit. The offer is a lease for 39 months/ 15K miles per year. Here is the break down of the offer:
Vehicle Price: $40,970
Appearance Protection: $499
Door Edge Cup Guard: $295
Preferred Customer Discount: $4,377
Selling Price $37,387
Sales Tax: $2,324.71
Documentation Fee: $599
Balance Due: $40,655.16
Cash Due: $1,567
Total Monthly Payment: $564 tax included
So what does everybody think? Is this a good deal? It does appear to be below invoice but, the way the numbers are presented it could be misleading and I end up giving the dealer a lot of profit. Advice? Opinions?
Thanks for all the input.
#448 of 1997 Re: Is this a good deal [sdhlaw1701]
Mar 26, 2009 (9:28 pm)
I noticed in a previous thread you're located in S Florida. I've just started looking into the C350 or 300. What dealerships have you been talking to? I'm curious to see what you come up with or if you have any other input from your process. In other threads I've read, people claim to be leasing C350s valued at well over 40K for less than 500/month with 0 down. Not sure how that works out or if location has anything to do with it but apparently that's the case.
#449 of 1997 Re: Chewing on it [frankb036]
Mar 28, 2009 (5:53 am)
The dealer is Morristown - still negotiating because I'm finding it really hard to tear myself away from the CLK I like options and that always jumps the price (though still under $500) I've been with Motown for years and leased many cars from them so I'm sure that helps. I know not everyone has had good experiences with them but it has been great for me. I always go to the same sales guy, very up front and low pressure - initials are H.C. if I'm allowed to post that.
#450 of 1997 Northern NJ Dealers
Apr 02, 2009 (7:54 am)
I frequent this forum a lot, and used it extensively when buying a Lexus for my wife a few months ago. I've bought / leased 2 Mercedes (C300 Sport w/NAV & CLK 350 Cabrio) in the last 18 months from Prestige MB in Paramus, NJ. The C300 was delivered a few weeks ago, and I got quotes from most of the dealers in Northern NJ as well as New York State. Morristown MB was very tough to deal with and did not want to negotiate at all. I knew more about the car than any of the salesmen I talked to. I ended up back Prestige simply because they had exactly what I wanted (Metallic Silver ext, Black Int w/ Aluminum Trim, NAV) and were willing to negotiate. My salesman was Rob Kant - knows the cars well, no BS'ing, very professional. They're running some great specials on the CLK's right now as well. I highly recommend Prestige, made the process a whole lot easier than it had been with my other car purchases.