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#16 of 38 Feb Lease Number, Fiat 500c Lounge
Feb 11, 2013 (9:20 am)
Looking for 36 mo, 12 or 15k miles money factor and residual on Fiat 500c Lounge. Also, what are the Acquisition Fees for Fiat?
#17 of 38 Re: Feb Lease Number, Fiat 500c Lounge [arejay73]
Feb 12, 2013 (3:41 pm)
Hi arejay73. Ally's February buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2013 Fiat 500C Lounge with an automatic transmission and 15,000 miles per year are 0.01% and 43%.
The residual value for a lease with only 12,000 miles per year would be 2% higher.
When negotiating your deal, make sure to take advantage of the $500 cash incentive that is currently available on leases of this car.
Ally's acquisition fee is typically $595. I assume that's the case on Fiats as well.
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#18 of 38 June lease number, Fiat 500 Sport
Jun 10, 2013 (8:14 am)
Can you please provide the June money factor and residuals for 36 mon/10k miles/yr on a 2013 500 Sport
#19 of 38 Re: June lease number, Fiat 500 Sport [hanshansen]
Jun 25, 2013 (2:52 pm)
Here you go hansen. The current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2013 Fiat 500 Sport with an automatic transmission and 10,000 miles per year are .00017 and 48% for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.
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#20 of 38 500T MF/Residual
Jul 07, 2013 (9:04 am)
What are the money factor/residual for 36mos/12kMi/yr on a base 500T (Turbo)?
#21 of 38 Re: 500T MF/Residual [ignac007]
Jul 07, 2013 (7:47 pm)
Walters Fiat in Riverside,CA.
#22 of 38 july lease number, Fiat 500 Sport AT
Jul 15, 2013 (11:09 pm)
Could you please provide the July MF and residuals for 36 m, 10/12K miles on a 2013 500 Sport Automatic Transmission? I know that acq fee is $595 and OH tax rate is %7.75 where I live.
There is a cash incentive of $1000 for Sport, as well as I am qualified for $500 new college graduate discount from Chrysler group.
Additionally, is there a way to eliminate the $250 doc fee that dealers charge?
Therefore I would shoot for ~17000 for an msrp $19500 car. Fingers crossed!
#23 of 38 Re: july lease number, Fiat 500 Sport AT [buyrl]
Jul 16, 2013 (3:10 am)
Of course there is a way to eliminate the documentation fee, do not pay it! It is not a legitimate fee and you are not obligated to pay the dealer extra for its processing of the paperwork or delivery of the vehicle. Such costs are included in the selling price of the vehicle. The only fees a buyer should pay are those imposed by the state such as registration or sales tax.
In reality, the dealer doc fee is simply a method dealers have devised to deceive some buyers into believing they are paying less for the vehicle. The doc fee is not a fee of any sort, it is simply additional dealer profit. Dealers chose the word fee as it implies something legitimate. Dealers are very craft about such things.
The thing to understand is dealers do have to show the doc fee on the paper work. If they do not they run the risk of being sued for discriminatory sales practices if some sales contracts list the fee while others do not. However, that does not mean everyone pays the bogus fee. Savy buyers do not pay an outrageous doc fee.
Simply negitate the price of the car, say $17,000 and when the dealer brings up the $250 doc fee, demand they price of the car be reduced to $16,750.
I recently bought a vehicle where the dealer attempted to add a $500 bogus doc fee. I stated I would walk if they did not adjust the price. To compensate they lowered the selling price by $250 and increased the trade value by $250. I also noticed a guy at a nearby table who was also threatening to walk if the dealer did not adjust the price for the doc fee. That buyer was also successful.
Just be glad you are not in Florida where dealers attempt to add a doc fee of up to $1,000 or Virginia where some dealers are now looking for $600.
#24 of 38 Re: july lease number, Fiat 500 Sport AT [karhill1]
Jul 16, 2013 (4:48 pm)
karhill1, thank you for the lengthy post. This is always the area I struggle since they literally give you the paperwork with doc fee "printed" on it, so that there is no negotiation over it. But now I know to lower the price elsewhere if that fee is outrageous.
As of today I have emailed 8 nearby (~100 miles) dealers, asking for a particularly specific car. One get back to me pretty fast, the other wanted to talk over the phone which I politely refused. I assume tomorrow night I will have the numbers from most of them.
Then the only thing I need is the MF and residuals from our beloved host CarManEdmunds !
#25 of 38 2014 Fiat 500L MF and Residuals
Jul 18, 2013 (8:42 pm)
I think I will pass 500 and look for the bigger brother 500L.
Can anybody tell me the MF and residual for a 2014 FIAT 500L Easy (Automatic) with Popular Equipment Group & Easy Premier Package for 36K/3yr???
Such car has an MSRP of $23045 and with my student discount I could easily make it $20225. This is the advertised price on dealer's website, so we can assume around $20000 will be just as easy.