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Mercury Mariner, Car Leasing, SUV
#14 of 20 2008 Mariner Lease
Jul 01, 2007 (10:14 am)
Trying to find residual and money factor for 2008 Mariner Premier FWD. I'm still looking into several vehicles and trying to work the numbers on each. I've started contacting dealers but haven't gotten any details from them at this point. Can I expect them to share this information prior to going in and sitting down with them?
#15 of 20 Difficulty of leasing Mariner Hybrid
Jul 05, 2007 (9:42 pm)
I own my own business and leasing is the best way to go for me for tax purposes. I tried to lease a hybrid Mariner today and the lowest I could get them was $660.00 per month. It was actually less to purchase this vehicle. I have never heard of such a thing. After discussing this they offered me a conventional Mariner for 340.00 per month. I declined both and left. It is very frustrating that I am trying to help the environment and I am being penalized. On top of that I live in Los Angeles where everyone is on the whole "environmental" craze.So, you would think that they would offer great deals. I am definitely going to take my time and check out other dealerships to see if there are better options. Any suggestions?
#16 of 20 Not worth leasing at current price point
Aug 02, 2009 (8:19 pm)
I don't think that it's worth leasing these at their current price point. The extra money you pay will never be seen in fuel savings over a 36 month lease. I got mine for the "Hey I care about the environment factor," since the Explorer I got rid of only got 12.5 (V8/AWD). But this is just MHO.
#17 of 20 Current Lease Rates
Mar 14, 2010 (12:27 pm)
Anyone have info on money factors and residuals for a 2010 Mariner Premier (4 cyl.) - residuals for 36 months - 12,000 and 15,000 miles would be helpful.
#18 of 20 Re: Current Lease Rates [gerry2]
Mar 17, 2010 (2:26 pm)
I looked at the lease and decided to buy. The residuals, plus money down required on lease don't seem to make sense to me. I was able to lease a 2008 Escape XLT in March, 2008 for around $369 a month with nothing down but plates and good credit. Now the down payment for a 2010 Mariner was around $2,500 and the payment would be higher...I opted for the 0% offer for 48 months and put down the taxes and I feel my payment is reasonable (under $400). Hope that helps!
#19 of 20 Re: Current Lease Rates [gerry2]
Mar 22, 2010 (2:12 am)
Hi Gerry. Ford credit's lease program often varies by region. You never mentioned what state you are in, so for now I will provide you with information on what I believe is the most common program for the vehicle that you are interested in.
Ford Credit's current base lease rate and residual value for a 36 month lease of a Mariner Premier 4WD with 15,000 miles per year are 3.0% and 48%, respectively.
If you were to lease this vehicle with only 12,000 miles per year, its residual value would be 2% higher.
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#20 of 20 Coming to the end of the lease
Mar 29, 2010 (12:34 pm)
I will make my last payment on a 2008 Mercuyr Mariner in October 2010. How many months in advance to Ford notify you?
Also, how many months would Ford finance you if you want to buy the car? I am not sure if I want to finance the car with Ford or go with Bank of America. I would like to have my payments as cheap as possible. Right now, my lease payment is $362.
My payoff will be $14000, and I only have 5000 miles on the car. Yes, that is correct, only 5000 miles. The car is in perfect condition. I have always taken the train to work, and I basically just drive the car on weekends.
I am in the state of California.