Last post on Dec 01, 2008 at 6:20 AM
You are in the Honda S2000
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Honda S2000, Car Leasing, Convertible
Jul 19, 2008 (2:49 pm)
so an 08 is stiffer than an 07?
Jul 21, 2008 (12:27 pm)
Yes, according to the specs. The seat of the pants experience can't be much different from previous models from what Dennis has said. The goal appears to have been increased stabilty at speed.
Aug 24, 2008 (10:32 pm)
(im)patiently waiting for september in hopes that they bring back some sort of lease program because i need something in the next few months so if things don't change for this car lease wise i'll be forced to get something else. anyone that has any info or advanced info please keep us updated. i wish i was in a position to get this car in june when the rate was dirt cheap. ugh.
#254 of 270 Re: [aramism]
Aug 25, 2008 (12:44 am)
to qualify for this fantastic lease rate, will a FICO of 680 do? Or do i need something higher?
#255 of 270 Re: [waynetek]
Aug 25, 2008 (7:02 am)
not sure someone else can hopefully answer that. i don't even know if the lease programs are gonna be there in sept, that is my main concern. however, even with 680, if they bring the programs back you should be ok
#256 of 270 Re: [aramism]
Aug 29, 2008 (1:43 am)
well, i just got a message from a dealer stating this price:
$29,889 + tax & lic
I might just jump on this..
#257 of 270 Re: [waynetek]
Aug 29, 2008 (11:15 am)
lease or buy?
#258 of 270 Re: [waynetek]
by Car_man HOST
Sep 02, 2008 (2:45 am)
Hi waynetek. Honda is not currently providing any lease support on the 2008 S2000. Through September 2nd, consumers who want to lease this car through Honda Finance will have to use its standard lease money factor. It is currently .00270 for consumers who qualify for its "Super Preferred" credit tier and pay a security deposit at lease signing. The last time that I checked, consumers needed a credit score of 710+ to qualify for the Super Preferred tier. A score of 680 would fall in Honda Finance's "Preferred" tier, which would have higher money factors.
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#259 of 270 Re: [Car_man]
Sep 02, 2008 (8:07 am)
well i hope it changes this month cuz i wanna get one!
what about other banks for leases?
Sep 05, 2008 (1:30 pm)
ok well this is the deal that a few dealers told me.
looks like the 42 month lease give you the best stuff .00625 on the MF
and he is claiming that they are getting $2500 cash back on the car for a lease. so it turns out a payment of like 450 or so for a 42 month lease with the taxes paid up front considering you are getting $2500 under invoice.
i'm a little hesitant to pull the trigger considering a few months ago you could get this car for like $400 a month with taxes and fees rolled in only paying first months out of pocket. not much of a bargain. with everything rolled in you are talking like $500 or so a month which is so stupid for a 35k car with a shit residual. not cost effective at all considering the 335i sport bmw sedan is like around the same thing and it rips the s2k apart on the road.
i just always liked the natural driving of the s2000 and the convertible and the look. the bmws are played out however the superior lease rates really make me think twice about this. i have till december to decide and am wondering whether i should roll the dice and see what oct/nov hold for the s2k. the residual isn't getting any better and the cash back may not be there but the money factor i would like to see go down. 270 with tip top credit is rediculous on a 34,000 msrp car.