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#63 of 68 Re: S-Type 4.2 and S-Type R Question [Car_man]
Jul 27, 2007 (3:55 pm)
I will be leasing a 2008 Jaguar S-Type 4.2. I will be doing a 36 month lease. Mileage can be 10,000/year. Can you tell me what the corresponding residual and money factors are? Is there any other cash available (other than the $2,200 you mentioned)? Thanks
#64 of 68 Re: S-Type 4.2 and S-Type R Question [Car_man]
Aug 10, 2007 (9:32 am)
My local Orange County, CA dealer is advertising a S-Type 3.0 base model at $499/mo, 24 mo, $5k driveoff lease with 10,500 miles per year. Not clear if the cost of the car has been reduced to get to these figures. The payment is reasonable, but the driveoffs seem pretty high for just a 2 year lease. Presumably to get to these numbers, they've accounted for the $4k of lease incentives you mention - though I see nothing about that on the Edmunds website currently.
Any idea on the money factors they're using or if I'm missing something? How much lower can I get them to go down?
#65 of 68 Re: S-Type 4.2 and S-Type R Question [misterjim]
Aug 10, 2007 (11:34 pm)
you are being hosed 499 seems high for this car.
1) Contact Bauer Jag ask them how many S types thhey have in stock and tell them you want to lease. I used them to get the price of my local jag dealer to come down on an xj model 5000 dollars.
2) are you sure you want this car
a) fit and finish suck (to put it mildly)
b) this is a glamorized ford with Ford reliability
c) this model can't be moved fast enough, it will be discontinued by early 08.
d) slow sales have contributed to its demise.
3) If you really want a jag, which will be trouble free may I suggest a used XJ model no older than the 04 model year.
reliability is improved, it is jag quality, and these cars can be found on the cheap, with low mileage and a decent waranty.
Consider yourself warned about the potential problem of the S type.
#66 of 68 Re: S-Type 4.2 and S-Type R Question [britcrlvr]
Aug 15, 2007 (2:35 pm)
Wow - i recognize that when you get this car, you're taking your chances, but after owning Audis and BMWs for 8 years, not being inspired by the design and/or performance of the Mercedes, Lexus, Infiniti, Acura, etc, it seems worthwhile to take a serious look at this car. The 2007 models share many of the same components inside, still turn heads, and have above average performance in a luxury car.
I don't mind the fact the car doesn't have a lot of company on the road...these days I can't tell a BMW from a Honda
#67 of 68 Re: S-Type 4.2 and S-Type R Question [misterjim]
Sep 05, 2007 (1:13 am)
Hi misterjim. $5,000 is too much money to pay at lease signing. It has to include a significant capitalized cost reduction. I always advise consumers against making large cap cost reductions on leased vehicles. Those who make them risk losing part or all of them if their vehicle is totaled in an accident or stolen and never recovered. You would be much better off going with no cap cost reduction on this lease.
As far as Jaguar's current lease program for this model goes, if you were to lease a 2007 S-Type 3.0 through Jaguar Credit right now for 24 months with 10,500 miles per year its buy rate lease money factor and residual value should be .00024 and 50%, respectively. As I mentioned earlier, Jaguar is providing $4,500 lease cash on this model.
It's difficult for me to say how much less you will be able to get this car for without knowing its selling price. Negotiate as low a selling price as you can on the car that you want and then have the dealer calculate your monthly payment using the aforementioned lease program. I personally would shoot for a capitalized cost of $3,500 to $4,000 below invoice (using the lease cash) and see what happens.
Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
Apr 02, 2008 (6:01 am)
Anyone have any idea as to deals offered on leasing a new 2008 S-Type?