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  • pdxq50s

    Hey Michael , I just received the following email from a salesperson at Infiniti.She is comparing a G37X or RWD sedan.premium ,no nav..Is this correct ? She said these are the changes from June to July.

    "The residuals went down 9% on the 24 month lease. So, on a 10K lease, instead of 71%, it's 62%.

    I can figure you a lease, but it's not going to be what it was before. Probably $40 more a month. "

    July 11
  • sarahj10
    Hi Michael,
    I am looking to lease a 2015 rx350, state is NH, MSRP is 50,254. Net cap cost is 47,200 (46500 + 700 loss on my trade). I'm looking to do a 36 mo/17k lease. There is 1200 in fees due at signing, nothing down. They've offered me 587/mo, is that a good deal?
    July 11
  • yeoda

    Hi Michael, Test drive new 2014 Toyota Corolla LE ECO in DFW area in Texas with dealer options such as tinted windows, back up camera, wheels lock and body protection coatings today. Their OTD price with dealer fees = $18,813. I have not negotiated the price yet. Is this a good deal? I would like to see others opinion on the OTD price. Thank you.

    July 5
  • jhutx

    Thank you Brian and Michael for your advice. I am asking because I am going to take 1-month vacation. I like the deals now, but do not like the idea to rush the purchase and put the car in garage for 1-month :) I already got a couple of calls from the dealers telling me the month-end promotions going on now, and that I may not get the same deal and choice later. So just try to get your perspective from historical and past experience.

    June 25
  • tntgirl13

    Thanks for your quick response. It is a 4matic. Is this a good deal ? Is there room to negotiate. I see the mf you quoted is less.

    June 20
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  • roadragee

    Hi, Michael

    Could you provide MF & Residual for Prius Three and Five, 24 month. / 12k and 36 month / 12k for CA? (Do different trim levels have different MF/Residual for Prius?)

    Thank you!

    May 2
  • tylerw49

    Hey Michael, thanks again for your help.. I updated my post in the Mazda 3 lease thread.. Lookin at the hatch on both options.

    April 30
  • recastro

    Hi Michael,

    My lease terms are 36/mos - 12,000/year......Thanks again for your help!!!!

    April 30
  • atos2012

    Hi Michaell,

    What is the way to find out MF and residual? I just called the Hyundai Finance and no luck. Thank you in advance.

    April 30
  • lildean

    Michaell - I posted in the 2014 Jeep GC Lease Questions. I am switching from looking at Sorentos to Jeep Grand Cherokees. I am looking to lease a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4. Can you tell me what the MF and Residual is for Pittsburgh, PA. Thanks for all your help

    April 27
  • rjc5


    Would you please take a look at this Prius lease deal?

    Thanks much!

    April 26
  • lildean

    Do you have the 2014 lease numbers for the AWD Kia Sorento SX Limited in Pittsburgh, PA at 12K mi/year? Any specials being ran currently? My credit score is over 800.

    April 25
  • texanmade
    Hi Michael I'm looking at leasing a 2014 Honda Accord. They offered me 500 flex cash 0 down monthly payments at 550 a month including tax and maintenance and the lease protection honda care as well . The MSRP is 35,895.37 the agreed price is 34,8897.35. The residual value is 16,959.25. This is for a 2014 honda accord exl with navigation. Thanks
    April 23
  • reg007

    It's been a long time since I dealt with Cap Cost, money factor, residual, etc. Is it okay for me to ask for your expertise in regards to leasing a specific vehicle from a Colorado dealership? In other words, I'm not sure of all the "hidden" costs that increase the monthly and out of pocket expenses and need a better understanding of all the variables. Thanks in advance.

    April 22
    • Michaell
      Reg - please post your specific questions in the make/model discussion .. I'll be happy to answer any questions there.
    • reg007
      I'll put my thoughts together and post it soon. Thanks!
    • reg007
      I posted a longwinded question under Lexus. Thank you!
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  • a5cabrio

    Amazing feedback on the Mazda3 - following up with the dealership now, thank you!

    April 16
  • socalcommuter

    Hi there,

    I posted this in the forums but wanted to know if I should jump on this deal right away.

    I was almost set on a Civic before this last minute Prius C lease offer.

    36 months/12000 miles per year MSRP ($20,115) Selling Price ($18414) Drive off - 1st Month payment + DMV = $570Monthly payment $231 (tax included)

    My best Civic quote is about $40-50 less expensive. My question is whether the added MPG boost is worth the extra $50/month.

    April 15
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  • dannys1

    I just received a quote on a 528 XI sedan. Lease for 36 months. 15K miles. . List price is $58,625 which includes, premium package, cold weather and driver assist (includes heads up display). Residual is 59%($34,588.75). $1,500 credit. Discount is $3,695.00. Due at signing is $2,406.81 which includes $637.51 first month payment, $725 bank fee (plus $50.75 tax on fee), $369 Doc Fee ($25.85 tax on fee[7%]), $385 for plates, registration etc. and $215.72 excise tax. MF =.00081 (I think). I am pulling ahead the last 4 months of my lease on a 328xi. What say you on this deal?

    April 11
  • tl10

    The $559.00 payment includes Philadelphia, PA tax at 11%.

    April 9
  • tl10

    Michaell@Edmunds here is my breakdown: Here is my revise breakdown with my trade included: Q50s with Navigation, cargo & weather mats package 39 months (10K miles)/ $559.00/ Amount due $2,500.04 Retail: $48,085.00 Savings: $3,210.00 Sale Price: $44,875.00 Government Fees: $73.50 Clerical Expense:$300.00 Acquisition:$700.00 Gross Cap: $48,747.30 Trade Allowance: $22,200.00 Trade Payoff:$24,998.80 Trade Equity: -2,798.80 Cash Down: $1,942.00 Net Cap Cost: $46,805.30

    I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks.

    April 9
  • tree1a

    Michaell@Edmunds did I get a good deal? got a 2014 lease RX350 sticker 50,030..then added on..the bodyside mouldings, the door edge guards and the wheel package at 1,299 and the thing I like the best the front body shield 895.00 keeps paint from chipping in front of car..traded in my old lexus for 7,000 it was a 2002 and I could not get a my monthly payments will be 305.00 dollars for 27 months...did I get a good deal? I am happy

    April 8
  • tl10
    $2000.00 down for the cap and fees
    April 8
  • benhurrm

    msrp 35530, sell price 29670.

    April 8
  • ez627

    Do you know how much AudiCare is? The invoice price? Thanks again

    April 4
  • ptbb35

    Did you get any extra/ad ons on the car (wheel locks, pin stripe)?

    March 29
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