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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: 1
    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!
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