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Volkswagen Beetle Lease Questions

Hi everyone. Please use the following discussion to post any questions that you have about leasing a Volkswagen Beetle. Thanks.

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  • carlrodcarlrod Posts: 1
    I'm looking to lease a 2006 2.5 VW Beetle convertible with auto power roof, leather, cd,..you know the bells and wistles. but Iv'e never leased a car and I'm not sure how to go about it. I know more or less what the cost of the car is. just not sure what a fare lease amount for 36 months would be? ...a little help anyone? Miami, FL.
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Greetings carlrod. Since you are new to the world of leasing, you definitely should check out the following informative articles that are available here at Edmunds.com prior to visiting any dealers: 10 Steps to Leasing a New Car and Calculate Your Own Lease Payment. Once you have read these articles, stop back and I would be happy to provide you with this car's money factor and residual value or work up a lease payment on it for you. To do the latter, I'll need you to provide me with this car's full MSRP and approximate selling price.

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  • Re: Message #3, I am also interested in getting the MF and residual information. I am shopping for the convertible with package 1. MSRP is 25,150. Also looking for a lease term around 36 months (would go as high as 39). In the North FL area (west coast) and have test drove the car so am a serious buyer. Any help would be appeciated.
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi sotampacane. If you were to lease a 2006 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible through VW Credit right now for 36 months with 15,000 miles per year, its buy rate lease money factor and residual value should be .00167 and 60%, respectively. Volkswagen's 39 month lease program is not nearly as attractive as its 36 month program, so you're better off going with the shorter term.

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  • blitzen00blitzen00 Posts: 1
    Hi Car Man,

    Has the money factor and residual changed from above? It has been 3 mos. Please let me know

    Thanks
    Joe
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi Joe. This car's lease program is definitely different now than when I made that post. Volkswagen usually publishes a new lease program every month. If you were to lease a 2006 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible through VW Credit right now for 36 months with 15,000 miles per year, its buy rate lease money factor and residual value should be .00150 and 59%, respectively.

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  • Hi Car_man,
    What is the money factor on the 2006 with the $249/mo lease deal as seen on the VW website? Thanks
  • Hi bodotcom. The $249 a month advertised lease that is listed on VW's web site is on a 2006 New Beetle Convertible 2.5L with a manual transmission. VW Credit's current 36 month, 12,000 mile per year buy rate lease money factor and residual value for this car are .00250 and 64%, respectively.

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  • The sticker is bt/ 19384 and 20384
    With leasing specials that are going what should the money factor and the res val be? This columbus ohio byers vw.

    Will this be with 12,000 miles/ 36 months or 39mth?
    Thanks
    Lisa
  • Hi Lisa. I don't believe that Volkswagen is currently providing much in the way of lease support on the 2007 Beetle right now. Here's the information that you're looking for. VW Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a non-convertible 2007 Volkswagen Beetle with 12,000 miles per year are .00299 and 62%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical 39 month lease of this car are .00312 and 58%.

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  • raj11raj11 Posts: 7
    Carman
    What is the current mf and resid for a 36 mo lease on a convertible for 15k miles per year? is it .00118 and 60%? are dealers coming down off list price on these?
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi raj11. Here's the information that you're looking for. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2007 VW Beetle Convertible with 15,000 miles per year are .00103 and 59%, respectively. While I am not intimately familiar with what the market is like for the Beetle Convertible right now, I suspect that you should not have much trouble negotiating a decent discount on one.

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  • tomeguntomegun Posts: 1
    Can someone tell me what the June money factors are for the New Beetle Convertible? We went to a dealership today and the manager told me the money factor for 36 months is .00255 and the residual is 63%. Are these numbers correct?
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi tomegun. Through July 8th, Volkswagen Credit's buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2007 Beetle Convertible with 15,000 miles per year are .00103 and 59%, respectively. The residual value for a lease with only 12,000 miles per year would be 2% higher.

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  • scottyb1scottyb1 Posts: 11
    Hi Car Man,
    I'm trying to help my mom out with the lease of a Beetle Convertible. Here's what I figured:

    Beetle convertible auto w/ package 1
    MSRP of $25,400 including destination
    Invoice of $24,100
    Cap cost of $23,350 after the $750 incentive
    The money factor of .00103 with a 63% residual based on 10k miles/yr.

    We have the supplier discount which is invoice minus any incentives. The payment with 6% tax I'm coming up with is 259/mo based on a 36 mo lease.

    Does this seem correct? Do the dealers HAVE to do the deal given the fact they aren't making much?

    She is planning on moving forward today if we can get this deal so if you could let me know ASAP it would be a HUGE help. Thank you!
  • So my wife has come back from the dealerships with 3 cars she likes. Mini & VW lead, so, on the VW side we have,

    2007 Beetle convert, triple White with everything.
    Cost $29,800 : 0 down = $405+tax 36 monthly payments. Dealer stated number could come down a bit once credit report is run.
    So what should I expect to negotiate:
    Edmunds new car with everything:
    $28,877 (what others are paying -$500) so thats the cap cost
    12,000 miles
    36 month
    0 down or $3000.00 (I can do either)
    60% residual
    ?? Money factor (assume 0.00103?)
    __________
    ?? Monthly fee
    What would be a great deal and what would be a good deal?
  • Looking to see input on lease and HEY a banner ad for a VW lease, $219 bla bla. Link takes me to VW.com and what do I read
    - MSRP is different - add includes delivery charge, VW site does not
    - Ad does not state down payment - VW.com has it at $2044 or 10% CORRECTION: scrolling text mentions the Down Payment. So fast I missed it. My bad.
    - 61% residual price
    - other little things but good news - deals are starting to pop up - cool.
  • simansiman Posts: 7
    Hi there,
    I am in St.Petersburg, Florida. I just got mine yesterday for the triple white conv.
    This is what I paid for: The selling price is $25,397.00 and the money factor is .00126 (it is higher on the triple white version). The residual amount is 60% from MSRP = $15,978.00.
    With $0 down (but actually I paid the 1st month plus upfront fee for a total of $623.71) and then the monthly lease $345.37 plus tax. It is a standard 36 month lease with 12K/yr. I forgot to ask about the $750 cash rebate, but not sure if they would let me :-)
    No other hidden fee!
    Good luck with yours!
  • What are the current money factors and residual values for the VW Beetle Convertible with Pkg 1. I'm interested in a 3 year lease with mileage at 10k, 12k, or 15k a year.

    I've been quoted by a dealer a buying price of $23,966. Could you please let me know how much I should expect for a lease payment? My Florida sales tax rate is 6.5% if that helps.

    Thank you very much for your help.
  • I'm trying to get my girlfriend into a Beetle.. Package 1, 15k on a 36 month lease. O down.

    They are telling me 57% residual, which seems very low to me considering their big marketing pitch is best residual value for it's class.

    Money factor at .00120, which also seems high for her credit.. I was thinking more like .00103.

    Dealer also wouldn't budge on Cap Cost.. Only $800 less than MSRP.

    Where should I be on these numbers.. Thanks for any help!
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi scottyb1. While I don't believe that most manufacturers force dealers to honor their supplier purchase program, it is very uncommon for dealers to refuse to sell a vehicle through it. The only time that I have seen this sort of thing happen is on brand new or hard to get vehicles. You should not have any problem convincing a dealer to sell your mother a Beetle Convertible through VW's supplier purchase program.

    The monthly payment that you calculated looks about right to me. I come up with $245 before tax.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi 90angrybees. Normally I would expect consumers who are in areas that have a decent level of competition to be able to get a Volkswagen Beetle Convertible for around $500 or so over dealer invoice and then have the $750 lease cash that is available on it subtracted from that. However, you are interested in the Triple White model. Not only is the lease cash not available on the Triple While, but I would not be surprised if it was a little more difficult to negotiate a good selling price on one.

    Volkswagen Credit's latest buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2007 Triple White Beetle Convertible with 12,000 miles per year are .00126 and 63%. Using these numbers, an MSRP of $29,800, and a selling price of $28,877, I estimate that this car's zero down, pre-tax monthly payment should be around $341.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Congratulations on getting your new car, siman. Thanks for taking the time to share the details of your deal with everyone in this discussion. Don't forget to stop by the new Edmunds.com Dealer Ratings & Reviews section to share your thoughts on the dealer that you got your car from. Enjoy your new ride :shades: .

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Here is the information that you're looking for, bstewedmunds. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a non-Triple While 2007 Beetle Convertible with 15,000 miles per year are .00061 and 62%, respectively. This car's 12,000 mile per year residual value would be 2% higher and its 10,000 mile per year residual would be 3% higher.

    I would be happy to estimate what the monthly payment should be for the exact car that you are interested in, but in order for me to do so I need its MSRP, in addition to the selling price that you mentioned. Let me know what the MSRP is and I'll crunch some numbers for you.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi superman2424. There actually isn't much profit margin for dealers on Beetle Convertibles. There is a difference of approximately $1,300 between the MSRP and invoice price of the car that you are interested in. Fortunately, Volkswagen is currently providing a $750 cash incentive on leases of non-Triple White Beetles through VW Credit. This gives you a total of around $2,000 to play with. I personally would want a larger discount than $800. Try comparison shopping with a few dealers. I am sure that you will find one that is anxious to unload their remaining 2007 models now that the '08s have begun to arrive.

    The money factor that you were quoted is also too high. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a non-Triple White Beetle Convertible with 15,000 miles per year are .00061 and 62%, respectively. Make sure that this is the lease program that the dealer you are working with uses to calculate your car's monthly payment.

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  • Thank you Car_Man for your response. Here is the information.

    VW Beetle non-triple white.

    MSRP - 25,400
    Cap Cost - 23,900
    10,000 or 12,000 miles
    Sales Tax 6.5%
  • eargrrleargrrl Posts: 1
    Not sure where to post this question so I'll try here.

    We are looking at leasing a new beetle but are in the last few months of a lease on a toyota Rav4. The VW dealer says they can "pay off" the Rav4 lease when we lease a VW. How does it really work when you return a leased vehicle to a dealer of a different company and lease a new car from them? I feel like we should ride out the Toyota lease, turn it in to Toyota and start from scratch with VW. Any thoughts? Oh, the VW dealer quoted a trad-in value on the RAV of $9,000-$12,000.
  • drengadrenga Posts: 5
    I am deciding between beginning either a 36 or 48 month lease on a 2007 Beetle Convertible (internet price 22041) or hard top (internet price17104) from Heuberger Motors in Colorado Springs and am curious as to the money factor and residual value. I am not sure if I can ask here, but I am also looking at a jetta 2.5 (internet price 19583) and would really appreciate figures on that as well. Thank you!
  • Hi Car_Man,

    I am looking to lease a VW New Beetle Convertible for my wife from VW Sunnyvale, CA.

    Beetle convertible auto w/ package 1 and rubber mats
    MSRP of $25,499 including destination
    Invoice of $24,195
    Purchase Price of $23,162 (He's saying the $750 VW lease cash does not apply for Sept. and that he's pricing it $1033 below invoice. Well, whatever :P )
    Cap cost of $23737 (Including $575 lease acquisition fee)
    Cap cost reduction $1737

    Total Financed $22,000

    The money factor is .00027 (I have a credit score of abt 790) with a 61% residual based on 10k miles/yr 36 months.

    So with a residual of $15,554.39, I am looking at 189/month plus tax.

    Now here are the questions:

    1) Is the $750 VW lease incentive available for Sept 2007?
    2) Is the lease acquisition fee mandatory or do dealers usually waive it?
    3) What are the residual and money factor on this car for Sept 2007? the money factor they are giving me looks way below what you quoted for Aug, but the residual is a full 4% lower than your Aug figures.
    4) Do dealers go below the factory specified money factor?
    5) Do dealers dip the residual below the factory specification and do they have a reason to do that, since its only gonna force me to buyout the car at lease end?

    Since the purchase price looks below invoice (even after factoring the $750) and very low finance charges, I think I am getting a good deal, since the low residual can be offset by opting to buyout and reselling at lease end. But if dealers usually waive the lease acquisition fee, the equation might be different.

    Please share your thoughts. And BTW, no other dealer in the area came even close.
  • I could really use some help. I was just at the dealer looking at the new beetle conv. to see the $219 lease special, which of course, no cars are left at that price. I would lease a 2007 conv. but the price the dealer is quoting me is $100 over what the man you replied to earlier is saying he would pay. I would buy the car after the lease ends. I would take the 6 speed triptronic, pkg 1, harvest moon beige, cd changer. They are telling me that the sale price is $25,400, with $2000 down, tax here is .0825 in LA county, 36 month lease, at 12,000 miles per year i suppose - not sure since i am going to buy it off the lease - i do a lot of miles - their money factor is .000270, the lease price is $282.94 PLUS TAX !!! The resid. value is $15240 (is that negotiable ?) I'm a single mom who is awful at math and could use some help with this...don't want a dealer to take me for an extra $100 a month but not sure how to get the price down. Thanks for any help you can offer. Susi
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