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#1901 of 3271 2011 E350 BlueTEC Questions
Oct 16, 2011 (7:57 pm)
I am moving from NYC to Colorado in early November and need a new car. The local Denver Mercedes dealer has a single 2011 E350 BlueTEC in stock at a MSRP of $58705. I have no problem putting down the multiple MSD. I have excellent credit and should qualify as A1 tier. I want to lease for 24 months at 10k miles per year. Sales tax in CO is 7.5% (I believe).
Here are my questions...
Q1. I currently own a 1996 Volvo 850, does that qualify me for Conquest? I also am insured on my bosses personal 2006 Volvo V70 so I should be able to get an insurance card for that if necessary.
Q2. What is a is a fair selling price after Conquest?
Q3. I see that the dealer I am looking at usually tries to charge acquisition fees of $1095, can I get this down to $795?
Q4. Can you give me a rough breakdown of what my lease payment should be?
Q5. Once armed with the knowledge from everyone here should I contact the dealer and tell what I am willing to pay or do I have to "negotiate"?
Q6. In your opinion, is it more effective to email or call?
Q7. Is it possible to do all this from NY and have it done before the end of October (want the Conquest) without going to to Colorado until November 5th?
Thanks to everyone in advance for answering all my questions...
#1902 of 3271 Residual Value less than Trade-In
Oct 17, 2011 (4:26 am)
I am in a '09 Mercedes E350 lease that terminates in March of 2013. Yesterday, I checked the payoff of the lease and noticed it was less than the trade-in value as shown here on Edmunds. Would a dealer be interested in paying off the lease to obtain my vehicle as a used vehicle in order to sign me to a new lease?
#1903 of 3271 Re: 2011 E350 BlueTEC Questions [want2lease]
Oct 17, 2011 (6:11 am)
1) you just have to own a volvo
2) somewhere between $7500 and $10K off MSRP
3) depends on your negotiating skills as does "administration fee"
5) Personally, I would get a quote from the dealer first...and then negotiate. Be clear that you want to put no money down on the car, but you want to take the maximum 10 MSDs...and that you want 24 mos of mercedes basic maintenance included in the lease
6) phone with email backup to document what you said on the phone.
7) should be no problem....overnight air works well.
Too many unknowns to give you a monthly cost.
#1904 of 3271 Re: 2011 E350 BlueTEC Questions [ghstudio]
Oct 17, 2011 (8:10 am)
Thank you for the insight. I've started the conversation via email and will hopefully be able to reach a good deal for both MB and especially for me.
One more question. The car has 2800 miles on it, that seems higher than normal. Can I make this work to my favor in some way. I was told it never went into service so it is technically a new car.
#1905 of 3271 24 and 33 Month Lease E350
Oct 17, 2011 (9:02 am)
Carman, can you post the 33 month lease rates for the e350. Thank you very much in advance.
#1906 of 3271 Re: 2011 E350 BlueTEC Questions [want2lease]
Oct 17, 2011 (9:29 am)
If the car has 2800 miles on it, I recommend that you push for a figure closer to $10K (or more) off of MSRP. You have additional justification insofar as that I suspect RWD cars are not as prized as AWD cars in CO. But make sure that you are able to secure the discount while getting a reasonable MF as you don't want them to use a higher rate, such as 0.00240, for MSD calculation.
#1907 of 3271 Re: 2011 E350 BlueTEC Questions [dewarsandsoda]
Oct 17, 2011 (11:46 am)
It looks like I have a lot of work to do, just got this email which is thin on details. I guess it is a starting point...
This is how the lease calculates:
With no down payment
10,000 miles per year
1st payment up front and 23 additional of $541.78 plus sales tax
When we add the prepaid maintenance the payment is $578.78 plus tax
Please let me know what questions you may have. We have an online
credit application that you can complete / be sure to put my name on it
so it will come to me
#1908 of 3271 2010 Coupe Offer Received
Oct 17, 2011 (12:52 pm)
I received the following on an offer for a lease of a 2010 Coupe.
MSRP - $57,485 - includes SO1 Package (single disc CD), Wheel Locks ($140); rear spoiler ($300), Wood Trim Package ($780), Appearance Package 18" AMG Twin 5-S ($1,990),
Preferred Discount - $3,525 (Includes $2,000 for current lease payments - Conquest?)
Destination - $875
Tax - $3,525
Tag/Registration - $348
Dealer Service Fee - $699
Total Due - $58,326
24 month Lease - 10K miles - $886 (MF .00200) with $2,000 cash at signing
36 month lease - 10K miles - $803 (MF.00200) with $2,000 cash at signing
With the 10 MSDs, the MF reduces to .00195. Payments still $855 and $795 respectively;
I know I am missing something here but on first offer doesn't sound like much of a deal. ANy thoughts would be appreciated.
#1909 of 3271 Got an e-mail today..
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Oct 17, 2011 (1:14 pm)
.. from one of the dealers that had a Bluetec, left...
$488/mo., including tax.... not including maintenance..
Salesman suggested leaving off the maintenance... Said to just do the 10K service, as long as you don't hit 20K... (not sure about that advice)..
Nice price, but the wife already decided on another car...
#1910 of 3271 Conquest money
Oct 17, 2011 (1:48 pm)
Does anybody know if the $4000.00 conquest money (or any amount) is available for 2012 E or C class cars?