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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Car Leasing, Car Buying, SUV
#5 of 689 Re: GL leasing [lopz]
Jun 01, 2006 (9:01 am)
I am a first time poster here. I am considering leasing the Infinti GX or the Mercedes GL. I would prefer the Mercedes, but the difference in price is hard to justify for me personally. How much of a deal are the Mercedes special lease offers? Do they cut overall costs significantly, or are they just smoke and mirrors?
#6 of 689 Re: GL leasing [chrangela]
Jun 09, 2006 (6:26 am)
You're comparing two totally different vehicles. The equivalent of the Infiniti FX for Mercedes would probably be the ML and the equivalent for the GL for Infiniti would probably be the QX. Also consider the fact that the GL does cost around the same as a Toyota Landcruiser.
#7 of 689 Re: GL leasing [popny85]
Jun 09, 2006 (1:01 pm)
Thanks for your response. I used the wrong vehicle name in my question. Sorry. I am looking at the QX and the GL. I have five kids, so with my husband and I and all the kiddies, I need a lot of trunk space. I'd like a luxury car, so that leads me to the Mercedes GL or the Infiniti QX. I much prefer the Mercedes, but the cost difference between the GL and the QX is hard to justify to myself... despite tehri obvious differences. The Mercedes similarly equipped seemes to be around $15-$20k more than the Infiniti, and I am wondering whether there are better lease options for the Mercedes that may bring the prices of the two vehicles closer to each other. Can you offer any suggestions?
Also, in the back of my mind I worry abotu the safety of the Infiniti.
#8 of 689 Re: GL leasing [chrangela]
Jun 14, 2006 (7:47 pm)
Hi, yea, don't expect the GL to be reduced anytime soon. It's still kind of new. As for the Infiniti, I really haven't heard good things about it, if it was the FX, I'd say go for it, but the QX is kinda shaky. However, I'm sure if u wait a while, u could get a GREAT deal on the GL, look at the marketing for the R-Class.
#9 of 689 Re: GL leasing [popny85]
Jun 15, 2006 (9:18 am)
How long is a while? I am afraid I don't know anything about the marketing fo the R class. I do know all local dealers in my area do not even have the GL with the back up camera. They say it will be months before that arrives so I assume pricing won't go down until for much after that. What do you expect the timeline to be like? Months or years?
#10 of 689 Re: GL leasing [chrangela]
Jun 15, 2006 (12:41 pm)
Yea, the Rearview Back-Up Camera isn't going to be available until July built vehicles. I would think that the vehicles should DEFINITELY be reduced for Mercedes-Benz' Winter Dream Event, which is sometime in November. Not sure if you want to wait that long.
Jun 20, 2006 (3:50 am)
Hello lopz. If you were to lease a 2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 through Mercedes-Benz Credit Corp. right now for 24 months with 15,000 miles per year, its buy rate lease money factor and residual value should be .00355 and 70%. The numbers for an otherwise identical 36 month lease should be .00320 and 62%, respectively.
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#12 of 689 Re: GL leasing [Car_man]
Jun 26, 2006 (9:23 am)
Thanks. I guess I'll wait for a better deal.
#13 of 689 Better Deal
Sep 14, 2006 (6:43 am)
Better deal is here. 2007 GL450
Buy at Invoice, 36 month MF and resid are .00309 and 54% Also, I saw a question about R Class.... There is a TON of money back from mercedes on those right now. More than $5000 worth of incentives.
#14 of 689 Re: Better Deal [drlease]
Sep 22, 2006 (10:52 pm)
Do you happen to know how the GL has been selling lately, and if MB might be planning a promo on it in November at their Dream sale? The MF isn't all that great, and the RV seems low for 36 mos. MB doesn't seem to be very aggressive on any of their MFs.