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Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG, Car Leasing, Wagon, SUV
#386 of 803 Re: Help for a new lesee please [michigan1]
Jan 31, 2007 (11:15 pm)
I have a 2006 R500 that I internet shopped in the L.A. area. I got a local San Diego dealer to match. I would try that first. Having said that, I have a 2005 Jaguar X-type that I bought from Jaguar of South Bay (Torrance, CA, about 100 miles from home), and I have only had the vehicle serviced locally at the only San Diego Jaguar Dealer. They have been absolutely courteous and have never even asked me why I bought elsewhere. In a nutshell, I would try to get your local dealer to match your best price. If they won't, I wouldn't worry about the local dealer not servicing your vehicle. Under warranty, the dealers get reimbursed very well by the factory by anything that needs attention. The only "discrimination" I have found is my local Benz dealer provides C280 loan cars only to customers who have bought their vehicles there. Everyone else gets an Enterprise Rent A Car - not a terrible consequence. Good luck and work the dealers!
#387 of 803 Re: Help for a new lesee please [readyalready]
Feb 03, 2007 (8:09 pm)
not sure what terms are like but at holloway benz greenland nh (sister dealer in manchester nh) as of a few weeks ago had few r500s left and sales manager very eager to move.
I got lucky in sept, mine is loaded, $67k, 12k year, one pay
$12k out the door, not a nicke more for 27 months. good luck, exceptional car for the $, almost makes me feel a little dirty...
#388 of 803 HELP ... need a car soon but too expensive ...
Feb 07, 2007 (10:41 am)
I have been trying to lease a 07 R350 with navi and dvd but so far the numbers I have been quoted are significantly higher than what I have read in prior posts (similar car but the monthly payment is several hundreds higher). Am I missing something or it is simply market driving. Any input would be approciated. Thanks.
#389 of 803 Re: HELP ... need a car soon but too expensive ... [balancesheet]
Feb 08, 2007 (6:02 am)
I just signed a lease on a new 07 R350. Options include; pewter paint, PO1, front and rear heated seats. Sticker was $49,995. 39 month lease, 25,000 miles per year with a payment of $877/month. That includes 6% Michigan sales tax. That was the best deal I could find.
#390 of 803 Re: HELP ... need a car soon but too expensive ... [michigan1]
Feb 08, 2007 (9:19 am)
Thanks for your reply. I am not sure how much mileage would affect lease payment but I don't need that much miles per year so hopeful my payments can be substantially lower than your or I don't think I can afford this car. BTW, how much was the selling price? Were you able to get it below invoice? Thanks.
#391 of 803 Re: HELP ... need a car soon but too expensive ..
Feb 08, 2007 (11:54 am)
That seems high... Here was what i got when i leased 6 weeks ago - '07 R350, Alpine Rain paint, P01 package, Front Heated Seats & Parktronic - 10,000 miles per year, no money down, taxes (8.025%) in the monthly payment - $497.41/month for 39 months. Sticker was ~$50,100. Lease was based on sell price of ~$45k. I paid only 1st month, $795 origination fee + Tax and Tags - drive out was ~$1,650.
#392 of 803 Re: HELP ... need a car soon but too expensive ... [balancesheet]
Feb 09, 2007 (5:38 am)
I should have mentioned above that my payment due at signing was $1,080 (including my first months payment of $877). The typical acq. fee is included in the $877/month payment. I was only able to get $1,900 off sticker of $49,995. That was the best deal available from two separate dealers. Also, the extra miles in the lease actually cost $.20/mile over 12,000 if included in the lease. The dealer stated they are $.25/mile if not paid until the car is turned in at the end of the lease. I know I drive at least 25,000 miles/year so I bought them upfront. I don't know if this is the best deal out there. I shopped two dealers that were in reasonable driving distance and had to make my decision based upon those deals. Love the car! Hope this helps.
#393 of 803 Lease with 15,000 miles/year
Feb 17, 2007 (2:10 pm)
I'm new here, have read through all the posts, but not seeing much in the way of lesees with 15,000 mi/year. We're looking to purchase an '07 R350 and would like to know what kind of deal we should be expecting. Anyone with a 15,000 mile/year lease, or experience, please let me know. Thanks!
#394 of 803 Good lease?
Feb 19, 2007 (5:46 pm)
07 r500. Premium 2, heated seats, keyless go, appearance package, lighting package, voice recognition, 15k miles per year, 27 months, 2100 upfront, 788/month.
#395 of 803 Re: Good lease? [miguelr]
Mar 01, 2007 (4:49 pm)
What is the MSRP, your discount off MSRP, and the Money Factor? It is hard to evaluate your deal without this info.