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Infiniti G25 Lease Questions

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Hi idriver1. Infiniti Financial Services' May buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 G25x with 15,000 miles per year are .00008 and 56%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

    There is a $1,250 cash incentive on leases of this car right now.

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  • amoszamosz Posts: 29
    how much more is the residual for 12k miles?
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Hi amosz. I believe that Infiniti Financial Services' 12,000 mile per year residual values are 1% higher than its 15,000 mile per year residuals.

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  • amoszamosz Posts: 29
    edited May 2012
    Hi,

    Thank you.

    I see they also have a lease incentive of $1250?

    what kind of selling price would I shoot for on this car?

    So with the information listed above, I'm very torn about what to do.

    My options are to lease a g25x, with intent to purchase at the end of the lease when I get a more permanent job and much better income (finishing med education career). My wife and I really do prefer the infiniti over the VW option. Added that the 1st year costs would be less since I won't be putting a down payment. Negatives are the insurance cost is higher and the fuel use is higher as well.

    My other option is to purchase a 2012 jetta (tdi or gli, most likely). Which is also a good drive, but the lack of quality of the interior build construction really worries about. I've read a lot about a lot of rattles, pieces not fitting properly and the headliner breaking in the car. All this makes me wonder if I really want to deal those problems. Positives are that its a fun car to drive, its more economical and we would outright own the car. I do have doubts about the longevity of the car as well. It gets rated very poorly by JD power and Consumer reports

    Any advice?
  • amoszamosz Posts: 29
    So I guess some follow up.

    I'm sure this could change somewhat if I go in to haggle, sign a lease.

    But Given a price of $322/month. RV of 57%, MF = 0.000014, Cap cost = 33,800 (supposedly including the $1250 incentive). 39/12k.

    I'm looking at things at both short term and long term.
    By my calculations, my cost for the infiniti would be $9k next year, versus putting $11k towards the GLI. Difference of about $2k.

    Long term the jetta is much cheaper to own. But after year 1, I do expect my income to improve. Not sure I'll be happy long term with the jetta.

    The Jetta feels like the sounder/safer choice.
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,904
    Have you considered leasing the Jetta?

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  • amoszamosz Posts: 29
    To be honest, I really didn't think about leasing the VW.

    The numbers I could find for the GLI in April for 36/15k, I think would put me in the ~340-350 price range/month (with NY taxes). [Big assumption I did my math right. Using Invoice as cap cost, 0.00048, 52%).

    I think it would be cheaper, but not sure by how much though over the infiniti.
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,904
    My feelings on buy vs. lease:

    Leasing is alternative method of financing. If you are shopping for a certain car that you can afford to buy, but the lease deal is too good to pass up, then it makes sense to lease. Or, if the long-term reliability is an issue, then leasing also makes sense.

    But, if you can't afford to buy a vehicle, then leasing with the intention to buy later when your income increases is a risky proposition. I could cite hundreds of posts, where life circumstances have changed, mileage driven increases, etc, etc.. Now, that doesn't preclude leasing... but, if you lease a car that you can afford to purchase, then over-mileage charges, etc.. can be handled within your budget. If you max out your car buying power on a lease payment, you have nowhere to go, if circumstances change and move against you.

    To sum up (lol), don't lease a car that you wouldn't feel financially comfortable purchasing today. Better to buy or lease a cheaper car within your budget, then make those decisions, once that income increase has already happened.

    So.. I'd vote for the Jetta.... and, if long-term reliability issues are a concern, then lease it.

    (and, my wife has a G-sedan... not that big of an upgrade to make it worth the price, IMO)

    regards,
    kyfdx

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    You're very welcome amosz. If I was in the market for a 2012 G25 right now, I personally would shoot for a selling price of around $500 over dealer invoice or so minus the available cash incentives. The cash on leases is $500 in some areas and $1,250 in others.

    I personally think that the Jetta is a pretty nice car. Plus I always tend to err on the side of being conservative with my finances. If I was in your shoes, I personally would probably finance or lease a Jetta and wait ti get something more expensive until I had more permanent employment. Having said that, there's nothing wrong with getting a G25 if you can swing it.

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  • amoszamosz Posts: 29
    Thanks for all the advice.

    We ended up purchasing a jetta GLI today. Very happy with the car so far. First car purchase. Got what I thought was an amazing deal around $600 below invoice with dest included.

    As much as we loved the g25x, leasing a car when we have at least 1 move, more likely 2 in the next 2 years didn't make much sense. Plus we really couldn't look at the g25x as a car we could purchase otherwise.
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    You're very welcome amosz. $600 under invoice is a good price for a Jetta GLI. Enjoy your new ride!

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  • My local infinti dealership is offering the following lease special on a 2012 G25x w/ Moon.
    MSRP: 37,954
    Selling Price: 33,977 (Does not include sales tax, reg. fees, or dealer fees)

    $289/month - 39 mos - 10,000 miles/yr, and $1,000 cash or trade down option. Fees, 1st payment, sales tax due at signing.

    Does this seem like a good deal?

    Thanks!
  • spohiospohio Posts: 13
    edited June 2012
    Car_man,
    please tell me the current money factor and residual for a 2012 G25x with moonroof. 36 or 39 months, 12k miles
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Hello spohio. Infiniti Financial Services' June buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 G25x with 12,000 miles per year are .00008 and 57%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

    The numbers for an otherwise identical 39-month lease are .00014 and 56%.

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  • chrchr Posts: 3
    Hi there Car_man,

    What does the July MF and residual look like for a G25x with moonroof on an 18 month lease (12k per year)? Also, are there any other cash back incentives this month? Thanks so much!
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Hey chr. Infiniti Financial Services' July buy rate lease money factor and residual value for an 18-month lease of a 2012 G25x with 12,000 miles per year are .00027 and 77%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

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  • Hey Car_man, what is MF and residual on the G25 Journey under the current national ad?
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Hey i_luv_cars. Infiniti Financial Services' July buy rate lease money factor and residual value for an 18-month lease of a 2012 G25 Journey with 12,000 miles per year are .00001 and 73%, respectively.

    Infiniti is currently providing a $1,000 cash incentive on leases of this car.

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  • orly79orly79 Posts: 3
    Hello Car-Man, i know you are probably busy but if you have time to answer my question that would be awesome. Thank you..

    Do you know the money factor/residual value on a g25 journey sedan no moonroof with 12k miles for 24 months?

    Please let me know going to dealership tomorrow to check out...
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    As a parent of two little ones, I'm always busy ;), but I'd be happy to help you out.

    Infiniti Financial Services' July buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24-month lease of a 2012 G25 Journey with 12,000 miles per year are .00001 and 69%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

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