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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Car Leasing, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
Sep 24, 2009 (9:14 pm)
Ok guys, I got the car yesterday and it was a done deal, as quoted. I'll post some of the details here so hopefully it can help you out also...
057 - Ipod Integration
413 - Panorama Roof
768 - 18" AMG Wheels
P02 - Premium Package II
320- Multimedia Package
427 - 7 Speed Automatic
MSRP of $44,150 the selling price of the vehicle I got was $35,225.
Since this is a lease, in finance, I opted for their up-sell of Lease Excess Wear and Tear and Tire and Wheel Protection, I had a previous BMW lease and really got hurt by those 2 so went for them.
Excess Lease Wear and Tear Plan for 3 years - $1,195 (negotiated down to $599)
Road Hazard Tire and Wheel for 3 years - $1195 - (negotiated down to $695)
I did not email them initially, I just looked up the internet team on the internet and called in told him I am ready to buy and if their number can match or beat I'll be in. I emailed him the numbers I was given which were from the nearest competing dealership, until I got the selling price to $35k
Since it was a 2009, not a 2010 the (.00173) money factor special was not eligible but after going back and forth he eventually got an OK from his desk manager to give me a money factor that was also a special at .00217 which is called a Mercedes Benz Ambassador Program Lease, dealers have these but in limited stock. So I went in the next day and the car already had a sold sign on it with my name.
If you can find any 09s in stock now is the time to get them (4k incentive for C300 and 5k incentive for C350) and if the dealer has any ambassador leases that drop your MF, left to use, try to get it. They need to clear these out and will, just have to negotiate hard for them.
BTW 2010 has different side turn signals and the biggest difference is on option package 320 (the multimedia package) on 2009s the package includes Logic 7 Surround 12 speakers, it is not included on the 2010s!
#583 of 1998 Re: 2009 C300 Sport Money Factor / Residual [projectvirus]
Sep 28, 2009 (12:20 pm)
Just leased a 09 C350 Sport with P2/MM/Ipod with MSRP of 45,300 for $483/mo (including tax) with only $1900 drive off (1st month, acq fee, registeration, doc fee, etc.). Lease is for 36mo/10K.
#584 of 1998 Just picked one up C300w4 09 15k a year
Sep 29, 2009 (7:07 pm)
Just picked one up with the pull forward promo.
Its a 09 c300 4matic Silver/Black
They took 7 payments
36 months 15k a year
0 money out of pocket at 624.90 a month.
#585 of 1998 Re: 2009 C300 Sport Money Factor / Residual [mrtrance]
Oct 01, 2009 (3:09 pm)
Could you please tell me what state your in and what your selling price was. Also did you purchase your car in september? The best payment i have gotten is $589 with tax in PA with just start ups
#586 of 1998 Re: 2009 C300 Sport Money Factor / Residual [berkis]
Oct 03, 2009 (5:00 pm)
This was purchased in Southern California on 9/27. The selling price was $35,714 (MSRP of $45,300). I was offered 34,700 by few other dealers, but the money factor was going to be 0.00385. Even with $1k more in the selling price the 0.00183 MF that I got my payment is still $70 less a month compared to the other deals that were $1k less. The deal saves me about $2500 over the 36 month lease.
#587 of 1998 Looking for an 09 C300
Oct 07, 2009 (11:14 am)
Hey guys! I followed this thread closely about 7 months ago when I was getting my own car, but haven't lately since I'm not in the market, but I have seen through my email alerts that many people are getting $10k under sticker on 2009 C300's. Can anyone tell me if they know of any dealers around Los Angeles that still have any 09's in stock?
Also, CARMAN can you tell me the residual and MF on these cars for October (If possible, please give me the different tiers as I'm looking for my bf and his credit is crap and I'll likely co-sign for him bc my credit is 720, but that still won't give him Tier 1 since it'll average)? Thank you so much!
#588 of 1998 Re: employee price [vchad]
Oct 07, 2009 (11:29 am)
vchad.. have you gotten any further information on your family member's deal??? I'm very anxious to hear. I tried to PM you, but either I'm too dumb to figure it out or you don't have that option. So please post back when you get a chance!
#589 of 1998 Re: employee price [greeneyespsu]
Oct 07, 2009 (6:50 pm)
I actually decided not to go thru with the C-class, i'm now looking into the ML's. Reason being, even with the MVP control #, the money factor wasn't good enough.
#590 of 1998 Re: Looking for an 09 C300 [greeneyespsu]
Oct 09, 2009 (1:49 am)
Hi greeneyespsu. You definitely do not want to lease a 2009 C300 through Mercedes-Benz Finance right now. While MB is providing a $2,500 dealer cash incentives on this car right now, it is not providing any lease support on it. If you really want to lease, you will be better off going with a 2010 model.
Not to get too personal, but be very careful about cosigning a lease for anyone who is not a relative, and even then. I know that people never think that good things will end, but they often do and an unfortunate breakup could potentially wreak havoc on your excellent credit score.
As far as the lease program on the 2010 C300 goes, if you were to lease one through MB Financial right now for 36 months with 15,000 miles per year, its money factor and residual value would be .00095 and 55%, respectively.
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