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#220 of 716 Lease ? on 2008 GL450
Jun 14, 2008 (2:13 pm)
i am a mother of 3 little ones (4 y/o, 3, and 10 months old) and need the 3rd row to be quite accessable. just checked out the Mercedes GL450 and loved it. The lease deal I have been offered is as follows:
Drive off fees total $2,236 (includes first month payment, dmv fees, acquisiton fee+tax); then $795.64 plus tax per month
for GL450 with prem 1 package, rear dvd, ipod kit, running boards.
Is this good? my other option is buying at approx $10,000 off mrsp
thanks for any advice!
#221 of 716 Re: Lease ? on 2008 GL450 [lindaya]
Jun 14, 2008 (9:52 pm)
How long is the lease for? Pretty good price for a lease, but I like the option to buy at 10K off MSRP.
One advice I have, no matter if you buy or lease, is to get the leather.
The fake leather I have is horrible. It's constantly dirty and impossible to clean. It's not just my 2 girls, but even the driver's seat is constantly stained.
Jun 24, 2008 (6:21 am)
Anybody seeing any large discounts on these? Used SUV prices are dropping like a rock and I would think that dealers would need to start discounting heavily to make way for the 2009s. There are about 330 in dealer inventory within 30 miles of my house in Central New Jersey....The 09's start coming in in about 6 weeks.
#223 of 716 Re: Lease ? on 2008 GL450 [occarfan]
Jul 02, 2008 (8:55 pm)
lease is for 33 months. with calif sales tax, the car prices out to $860/month with the 2200 drive off fees. still not sure...... is this a good price?
Jul 12, 2008 (4:11 pm)
Can someone provide the MF and the residual value % for both the GL 320 and the GL450 for 12k miles per year at 30/33/36/39 terms (whatever is best)?
I'm looking at leasing one this week and would like to know where I should be at a payment amount. While I'm in the Chicago area, I'm in Will county and not subject to the Chicago lease tax (although I do have to pay the state of IL sales tax on the full purchase amount).
Last question would be recent purchase experiences (dollars off MSRP). I'm eyeing a GL that's stickering at $70.9k, getting a price of a couple of k's below that.
#225 of 716 GL Lease/Prices Paid
Aug 14, 2008 (6:14 pm)
Does anyone know of any hidden incentives on 2009 and 2008 GL's. What kind of pricing are people getting on either sale or lease. Any help appreciated.
#226 of 716 Re: Lease ? on 2008 GL450 [occarfan]
Aug 21, 2008 (6:44 am)
I have a question about the fake leather interior. I'm debating between a macademia vs black interior for a white GL450. I'm afraid the macadimia will stain too quickly. What color do you have? Any response is greatly appreciated.
#227 of 716 Re: Lease ? on 2008 GL450 [lindaya]
Aug 24, 2008 (6:35 am)
A bit of late reply but I had recent buying experience and had multiple quotes in the Los Angeles Area. Big difference in leasing 2008 versus 2009 GL 450
2008 GL 450
There are alot of dealer cash incentives and can get big discount off MSRP, but
the lease factors aren't as good
2009 GL 450
The dealers won't reduce the price of the car as much, but lease factors are good.
I received quote on 2008 GL 450 MSRP 63550 with drive off $1600 with total monthly including tax(8.5%) of $750/month. Without tax this would be about $690-$700. This is without rear DVD. If rear DVD was added it would probably add $40-$60 a month to the total.
For 2009 GL 450 on MSRP $66,110
This would include premium I, running boards. Money factor .00105, residual 51% on 39 months for 15 mi/year. Quote was $780/month without tax or $835 including tax.
Hopefully that helps. If you don't mind getting a 2008 GL 450 dealers are more willing to negotiate. There are a few differences between the two though. Mostly cosmetic and the navigation/COMAD system and more standards check out both before deciding.
Hope this info helps.
#228 of 716 2008 GL450 clearance
Aug 25, 2008 (11:19 am)
so heres the deal i got.
2008 GL450 white/black with premium 1 pack, ipod.
sales price: 49250
was thinking of X5 but this was cheaper. and more space. more power.
#229 of 716 Re: 2008 GL450 clearance [dkla76]
Aug 25, 2008 (8:34 pm)
Did you get $14,250 off because you qualified for employee pricing or maybe the dealer just gave you employee pricing? Please let me know if you know the answer. Also, I would appreciate the name of the dealer if you would share. Thx.
On the leases you were quoted, do you know what the captalized cost was.
Thanks for all your help.