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#153 of 176 Re: 2008 Saturn Outlook lease offer...it has to get better? [ridemywave]
by Car_man HOST
Mar 13, 2008 (3:51 am)
Greetings ridemywave. You never mentioned the selling price of the car that you are interested in leasing. This is an important number for you as a consumer to know for two reasons. First, the selling prices of leased vehicles can be negotiated, just as if you were paying cash for them. Without knowing the price of the car that you want to lease you don't know how good a price you are getting it for. The second reason is that one needs the selling price of the vehicle that they want to lease is that it is necessary to calculate its lease payment. I would be more than happy to work up a sample lease payment on the car that you are interested in for you if you let me know what its selling price is.
The Saturn Outlook that you are interested in probably has a spread of around $1,800 between its full MSRP and its dealer invoice price. If I was in the market for this vehicle right now, I personally would shoot for a selling price of a couple hundred dollars over invoice...perhaps a $1,500 discount or so. Once you arrive at a selling price that you are comfortable with, have the dealer that you are working with calculate your monthly payment using GMAC's current base lease rate of 6.25%.
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Mar 13, 2008 (12:56 pm)
I've noticed some attractive Outlook Leases in Florida. Please give me the details for a low mileage lease.
#156 of 176 Re: 2008 Saturn Outlook lease offer...it has to get better? [Car_man]
Mar 13, 2008 (5:22 pm)
$36,985.00 plus tax tags etc.......out the door $38,131...he said they would not come off the sales price....vin5GZER23778J164592.....said rate was 6.45 and residual of 60%...would not come off that deal....even told him we were ready to sign? What is the best deal they could have offered?
I am working a mazda cx-9 now...see you in that forum..i hope!
#157 of 176 2008 Outlook XE AWD deal
May 13, 2008 (6:27 am)
Hi everyone. I just completed a lease deal last night for a 2008 Saturn Outlook XE AWD. MSRP was $31245, GM "employee" discount (I work for Comcast) took it down to $30,151. I didn't want to put money down but was willing to trade in my wife's 2000 Subaru Forester L to buy down the monthly payment. Honestly, I couldn't see myself fixing the car and trying to sell it for much more than what they were offering on the trade, so I was OK with a trade-in on the lease. Plus the $500 for "converting" from Subaru to a GM car. Overall, I got 3-yr 36K miles for $368.10. I told them to take out the car car maintenance from the lease and I would purchase it outright (saving almost $200 in add'l costs) and they offered 12-month no interest. Overall I'm pleased with the deal. Just wanted to get your opinion / feedback. I thought maybe I would have more leverage given the current market, but this to me seemed a fair and competitive deal.
#158 of 176 Re: 2008 Outlook XE AWD deal [macca2008]
May 14, 2008 (2:48 pm)
What were the specifics on the trade...how much was the trade-in on the Scooby? Did you final price include doc fee, tax, title, etc.?
Sounds like a good deal...where is the dealership?
#159 of 176 Re: 2008 Outlook XE AWD deal [cyclone4evr]
May 15, 2008 (7:28 am)
John, the trade-in was $3,700. It needed brakes (pads and system), had scratches on each front door, chip in windshield, etc. Nothing that didn't surprise me. I think the blue book value was around $4K, but overall I was OK with the trade. Final price included doc fee, tax, GMAC fee, etc. I wanted to have my wife drive out of the dealer without having to write a check or put any cash down. Success. I actually had to put down $74 downpmt on the car care maintenance because I opted to pay the 12-month no interest option instead of financing the maintenance through the lease.
Dealership is Saturn of Mt. Laurel in South Jersey. Very nice staff there.
#160 of 176 timing of outlook lease
Jun 03, 2008 (12:09 pm)
I am thinking of leasing an outlook but I have flexibility of when I return my current leased car. When would be the best time to lease an outlook? December when dealers are trying to meet yr end quotos? I heard August before 2009 become available. Next yr? What kind of lease incentives are out there. I am a AAA member will that help me?
#161 of 176 Re: timing of outlook lease [disney2]
Jun 05, 2008 (6:46 am)
You may want to hold out for a 2009 model, as it will likely have the Direct Injected version of the 3.6 liter engine that will have 15 more horsepower AND supposedly get better fuel economy.
#162 of 176 Help with Outlook Lease
Jul 10, 2008 (12:48 pm)
I could really use some advice. I am looking to lease a 2008 Outllook with a selling price of 34629. The dealer offered me a 36 mo. lease with 2000 down plus my trade which is worth about 1500. With 15k miles per year my payment is 435. Can I do better than that? The price is based on sticker of 36550 minus GM discount plus 995 (not sure what that's for). Thanks for your help!