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Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, Car Leasing, Coupe, Convertible
#1 of 71 Mercedes-Benz SLK: Lease Questions
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 05, 2006 (8:17 pm)
Ask your Mercedes SLK lease questions here!
#2 of 71 SLK 280 w/ Automatic, heated seats & run flats
Mar 05, 2006 (8:27 pm)
I am in southern California and want to lease this vehicle for a term of 36-42 months [whatever will get me the best payment] at 12,000 miles per year. My questions are: (1) what should I expect to actually pay [cap cost]; (2) what kind of residual percentage is appropriate for this car [I hear it has the highest residual for its market segment]; and (3) what kind of money factor can I expect for a deal completed by march 31st?
While this may be off-topic I was hoping for some additional input. My trade is a 2003 Acura TL Type-S in pristine condition with only 27,500 miles, brand new Michelin speed-rated tires with a little under $20,000 owed. My research shows that I shouldn't have any trouble getting out of the vehicle with out rolling anything into the lease and may be able to actually get $500 towards the SLK. Any thoughts to the contrary?
#3 of 71 Re: SLK 280 w/ Automatic, heated seats & run flats [slk280]
Mar 21, 2006 (2:54 am)
Hello slk280. I am not personally all that familiar with what the market is like for this particular model right now. I can tell you though that the roadster segment is not exactly hot right now. Most consumers are able to get pretty good deals on them. For more specific info on this model, try stopping by the following discussion: "Mercedes-Benz SLK: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences".
As far as its lease program goes, if you were to lease a 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 through Mercedes-Benz Credit right now for 39 months with 12,000 miles per year, its buy rate lease money factor and residual value should be .00240 and 61%, respectively.
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#4 of 71 Re: SLK 280 w/ Automatic, heated seats & run flats [Car_man]
Apr 12, 2006 (9:41 am)
How does one arrive at lease monthly payments from the money factor and the residual value? Thank you.
#5 of 71 Question On tires for Mercedes SLK 55 AMG
Jun 11, 2006 (4:37 pm)
I bought a 2005 Mercedes SLK 55 AMG from Bill Ussery Motors in Coral Gables and took my car into the dealer when i noticed the two rear tires had unusual inside ware. My car has 7000 miles on it and i did not think a one year old car with such low miles would be needing tires so soon. Well to my suprise the dealer Said this is a "LOW PROFILE'' Car and they said this is what I should expect, and would not replace the tires. I am taking further action but was wondering if any one out there has had this same problem!!!!!
#6 of 71 Re: Question On tires for Mercedes SLK 55 AMG [trini47]
Jun 12, 2006 (10:05 am)
If I get 15k miles out of my tires I consider myself lucky.
I've got a 99 230 which I've had over 4 years and about 35k miles and I am on my 3rd set
#7 of 71 Re: SLK 280 w/ Automatic, heated seats & run flats [lopz]
Jun 21, 2006 (2:26 am)
Hi lopz. Edmunds.com has a great article that describes exactly how to calculate lease payments on vehicles. Click on the following link to check it out: Calculate Your Own Lease Payment.
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#9 of 71 Re: SLK 280 w/ Automatic, heated seats & run flats [slk280]
Jun 26, 2006 (11:12 am)
First watch your trade in value. By trading in, you can loose easly $2,000 - $5,0000. A dealer can only give you trade in value. They can make it look good on paper, but they do this all day long. Even I learn a new trick each time I look at buying a new car. If they show you more above value than trade in on paper that means you didn't do very well on the buying price. I usually save at least $5,000 on a new car but they always size up the buyer on their knowledge. NEVER EVER talk payment to a dealer. when they ask what you want your payment to be, then your not talking about the total cost. The only good thing about a lease is the users tax depending on your state. Instead of paying all your sales Tax after you purchase a car, you only pay a users tax with ever monthly payment. If you total the car after 30 days then you have only lost one month of users tax not the total cost of the car.
Just keep in mind when a dealer says that they are not making any money on this deal that they are willing to give you, they would not be in business if they were not making any money. Remember, Leases are call "Fleases</". Sell you call out right. The dealer wants you car so bad that they can avoid delivery cost and lot fee for Taxes. Hope some of this helps.
#10 of 71 Leasing Deal for 2006/07 SLK350
Aug 02, 2006 (6:07 pm)
I am trying to get the best deals for leasing an SLK350 2006/2007 ... preferably 27 months .... can anyone help?