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2013 and earlier-Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lease Questions

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  • Car_Man:
    Was this a good deal?

    MSRP $44,310
    2012 C300 4Matic Launch Pkg
    Black, P1, COMAND Single Disc, Back Up Camera

    24 months at 19,999 miles/ year (dealer said price level for one more mile would increase payment. Is this true?)

    $4K down to include all up-fronts, including 1st month, license/registration.

    Lease payment is $430 per month including tax. (no trade in, but used USAA discount)

    My only regret :cry: now is that I put so much down but the monthly is right where I want it.
  • Forgot to mention it is a Sport model and that maintenance was included for the term of the lease.

    Had to drive about 2 hrs to Columbia, MO because the Kansas City dealers were not willing to work with me. Well worth the trip.
  • luka67luka67 Posts: 9
    Hi Carman,
    Could you please post the MF, residual values and any incentives on the C300 4MATIC Sport Sedan.
    Thank you,
    Luka
  • gja14gja14 Posts: 6
    Hi Car Man,

    Can you please post Mercedes-Benz Financial's January lease money factor and residual value for a 33-month lease of a 2012 C300 4Matic Sport Sedan with 12,000 miles per year?

    Many thanks in advance!
  • I'm sorry for asking a potentially ignorant question. But...

    If I just go with one of the factory offered leases for january from MB am I getting a bad deal? I don't really follow all of the various factors being analyzed here and used by people for negotiating one-off leases with dealers.
  • See if you can work with fleet/internet sales reps. They work with invoice numbers so they can move units rather than regular salespeople who try to play the MSRP game with you to maximize their cut. That said, fleet depts can take factory offers (usually a bare bones vehicle) and put the options on that you want at invoice pricing, making the deal better for you.
  • temiztemiz Posts: 11
    Sorry CarMan,

    I am not sure about the money factor but it seems pretty low.
    Thanks for your help by the way for making leasing process really easy for us.
  • benjb53benjb53 Posts: 14
    What is a good lease price for c300 sedan sport edition

    premium 1, COMAND single Disc, Camera, Keyless Go, Wood

    33 mths/10,000 miles?

    msrp 44,000 (approx)
  • queryquery Posts: 2
    edited January 2012
    What's the availability of C250 in the northeast and mid-atlantic?
  • menumenu Posts: 1
    Hi Car-Man

    Is $359 Lease with 3600 Down on 2012 C-300 4Matic good? MSRP=43,600. 36 Month Lease and 1000 Miles per Month. Leasing Tonite.
  • Hi usc_4matic. Do you happen to know your car's selling price? Having it will make it much easier to evaluate this deal.

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  • Here you go Luka. Mercedes-Benz Financial's February buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 C300 4Matic Sedan with 15,000 miles per year are .00146 and 58%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

    There's $2,000 owner loyalty or $1,000 conquest cash available on this car right now.

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  • Hi gja14. Mercedes-Benz Financial's February buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 33-month lease of a 2012 C300 4Matic with 12,000 miles per year are .00146 and 65%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

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  • That's not a silly question at all, spursfanatic. All of these numbers can be confusing. The easiest way to get a good deal on a leased vehicle is to shop around for the lowest possible selling price and then have the dealer that you decide to go with calculate your vehicle's monthly payment using its buy rate lease money factor. That's it.

    You can go with the officially advertised deal that is available on the vehicle that you want, but you will probably be leaving a little money on the table by doing so. Savvy consumers who are in an area that has a decent level of competition are usually able to negotiate lower selling prices, and in turn lower payments, than the ones that were used to arrive at manufacturers' official advertised payments.

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  • Hi menu. Do you happen to know what this car's selling price is?

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  • MSRP was $44,310. After the USAA discount ($1500) and 4000 for cost reduction and upfront fees, price was approx. $38,800.
  • Thanks for the additional information, usc_4matic. So you're saying that you were given a $1,500 discount on the selling price of this car? I suspect that the vehicle that you got probably has a spread of around $3,000 between its full MSRP and its dealer invoice price. A $1,500 discount would put you at around $1,500 over invoice...assuming that you don't qualify for the $2,000 owner loyalty or $1,000 conquest cash incentives.

    $1,500 over invoice isn't bad, but I personally would have shot for $500 to $1,000 over if I was in an area that has a decent level of competition.

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  • Hmmm...trying to decypher what the selling cost of the car is from the dealer documentation. MSRP is $43,110. Documents say that gross capitalized cost is $41,920 before any capitalized cost reduction ($2000 USAA discount, not $1500 as I stated earlier). So is selling cost $39,920?

    From what I see on TrueCar, invoice for this car was $40,854, which means I was almost $1000 under invoice. Can this be right?

    (btw USAA was the only discount I was eligible for)
  • Hi Car Man
    Can you post the money factor and residual value for the C class coupe 15K miles and 36 mos. Are there any Feb incentives also? Thanks.
  • queryquery Posts: 2
    Car man:

    Can you let us know what the February residual and money factor are for the c class 250 sport sedan at 10,000 miles per year for 36 months? And are there any incentives such as conquest cash this month? I am seeing conflicting references to conquest incentives on dealer sites. Thanks!
  • Hi usc_4matic. I'm not sure whether the USAA is an additional incentive that is provided by Mercedes-Benz or more of a pre-negotiated dealer discount. If this is just a pre-negotiated price then this is an excellent deal. If on the other hand it is a $2,000 cash incentive that is being paid for entirely by Mercedes-Benz then this is not a very good deal.

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  • Here's the information that you are looking for craigjtx. Mercedes-Benz is not currently providing any lease support on this car. As a result, if you were to lease one through Mercedes-Benz Financial you would have to use its standard lease money factors.

    MB Finance's current 36-month, 15,000 mile per year residual value for a 2012 C350 Coupe is 66%.

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  • Greetings query. Mercedes-Benz Financial's February buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 C350 Sport Sedan with 10,000 miles per year are .00157 and 62%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

    There is $2,000 owner loyalty or $1,000 conquest cash on this car this month.

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  • Hello,
    Have any advice for rescinding the MB prepaid maintenance agreement? I paid $978 for a 36 month 30,000 mile plan that I believe was only $769 as listed on MBUSA. The $978 was added to the cap cost on the lease…….MB financial tells me that I can request in writing to dealer and ask for it to be deleted, but they tell me that the balance (buy out ?) will be reduced by $978. The way I see it this does not help me unless I buy out at end of lease? The lease payment does not change.
  • dbarton7dbarton7 Posts: 14
    Hey Car Man. Hope you are well.

    Can you please provide me with the money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 C300 4Matic Sedan with 10,000 miles per year?

    If you could advise on any additional incentives that are avaiable as well that would be great. I am currently in a lease for an Audi and I was told that last month there as a $1,000 incentive for switching to a MB.

    Thanks in advance.
    D
  • qualityseekqualityseek Posts: 2
    edited March 2012
    Hello CarMan!

    This is really sad that I have to post this, but arrogance is worse than ignorance... Anyway, I have a 2009 E350 and my lease is ending. There is a $2338.09 balance left - (1 remaining payment- and 2 I put to the back of the lease). Unfortunately, MBFS wont honor the 4 payment pull ahead for any of those payments - and since my credit situation has changed, it looks like I am getting hosed on the money factor.

    C250 Coupe - MSRP $40825
    Selling Price - $39500
    Accounting for my neg equity -
    Gross Cap Cost - $40595.00
    Customer Cash - $2000
    Amt Applied Upfront - $1757.54 (I dont know what this means, I am assuming Acq//Doc/etc)
    Total Cap Reduction - $242.47
    Net Cap Cost - $40,342.53
    Residual 68%
    36 Month x 12000 miles - $0.20 thereafter
    Adj Residual - $27,761.00
    Rate/Money Factor - 0.00295
    Buy Rate - 0.00255
    Sec Dep - 0
    Adv Payment - $599.15
    Total Cap Reduc - 242.47
    Upfront Charges - $1158.39

    Due on Delivery - $2000
    Base Monthly Payment - $550.69 (before tax)

    I noticed the buy rate - they're holding some financing from me. I also haven't told them that I am a USAA member ($1500), but there has to be somewhere else that I am missing out on this deal. I understand my credit isn't very good this time around, 617, but this seems excessive for my 3rd Mercedes.

    My calculations are telling me that the financing charge is coming to over $200/mo of that payment! Is there anything you suggest? - or am I just getting taken for a spin.. ? I am supposed to visit the dealership tomorrow at 5pm PST. It's the only vehicle in the area that meets my specs... Please let me know what you think. Its a shame to leave my $0 down $600/mo E class for nearly the same payment on a C....

    Thank you!

    D

    ps- are there any other incentives besides the USAA that I may be missing? and is 36 months the right term?
  • Also - is $1095 a normal amount for the acquisition fee? Seems high. And if I am buying it in Arizona but titling and registering it in Michigan, do I still need to pay the $489 doc fee?
  • peterrs4peterrs4 Posts: 3
    edited March 2012
    I was looking at leasing a 2012 C350 w/Multimedia and Keyless go. However, I'm thinking buying may be a better deal. Even if I flip the car in 2 to 3 years, I should be able to come out slightly ahead, vs leasing...if these lease figures are accurate.

    I had a salesman run some numbers for me. There aren't any C350 Sedans around locally right now (I'm in the Chicago burbs, so there are a lot of dealers, but not many of these cars).

    He said the selling price would be MSRP. These are the figures:
    - MSRP $46,770
    - $1,102 Down (first payment + taxes)
    - 39 month lease (I wanted 30 or 33, but he was adamant that the price would be MUCH higher as the sweet spot is 39 months on them right now. I cannot do 39, I get tired of cars way before then.
    - 12K miles per year
    - Money Factor of .00249
    - Residual 61%
    - Monthly payment of $739

    All of this seems WAY to high. At this point, I could buy the car for $850/month, and would much prefer to do that.

    Is this guy nuts? What kind of deals are you folks being quoted on a C350? I thought the lease would be in the $550 - $600 range...not $740!!

    Any other offers/incentives out there now? I'm coming from an Audi.

    Any help is much appreciated.
  • tlecotleco Posts: 34
    We have leased many cars before. One of the car has 7000 miles after 3 years. My wife wanted to keep the car for our son. It is a good car with low mileage but we can not get any decent trade in I'd we wanted to. If you like to change cars like I do then lease the car. Make the best deal and lease it
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    I am doing well, thanks dbarton7. Mercedes-Benz Financial's March buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 C300 4Matic Sedan with 10,000 miles per year are .00177 and 61%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tiers.

    Mercedes-Benz is currently providing a $1,000 owner loyalty and conquest cash incentive on this car.

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