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  • ronzo28
    I can be reached through this forum or at

    Thanks very much.
    October 10
  • ronzo28
    Thank you for the lease information. Would you please explain how the $1000 lease cash works? The dealer has not mentioned this promotion to me. Thanks again.
    October 10
  • gator00si
    I'd like to see how the bigger Santa Fe stacks up if you don't mind:
    GLS FWD - 36mo/12kmi
    Limited FWD - 36mo/12kmi
    September 26
  • pjmbrennan
    In response to the comments below, the negotiated price is still being discussed but if we assume it is 45,305.00, what are your thoughts?

    pjmbrennan said:

    I am new to the lease game. I want to lease a 2014 Buick Enclave, leather group, AWD. I need a 39mo/32.5k miles. It looks like the MSRP is around $47.5k. The quote I am getting from the local dealer are approximatley $1,500 down and $450/mo. what do you think? Thank you in advance for your guidance.

    1.35% MF and 55% for 39mo/10K per year lease. $1500 lease cash.

    What is the negotiated selling price?
    September 23
  • cms78
    How does this sound? 2014.5 Camry LE. 36 months/15k. MSRP $24,020. Sale price 22,492. 0.00001 MF. RV of 13.365. $263/month. The $263/month sounds high to me. Where do I have room to negotiate?
    I'm in Syracuse, NY (don't know if you need that)
    September 23
  • trancelator

    Sorry, just want to make sure.

    .00001 MF for both the Sport and the Touring?

    August 28
  • daw2014

    Hi! Thinking about leasing again a Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 with sunroof and navi in NYC. Do you happen to know the current MF and residual value for a 2014 and a 2015 with 7500 and 10k per year with perfect credit? Also currently in a jeep lease with 3 payments to go and the dealer is offering us an out at $439 with taxes in + bank fee 595 + dmv $200. Is this good? I feel like we need to know all the numbers which they did not give us.

    August 28
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    August 27
  • jessekac

    Hi, saw that you provided the last post about this so maybe you could help me out Looking to lease a 2014 Murano SL. 36 Months, 12K Miles. What is the residual value of this car and current lease factor w/top tier credit? Thanks! Jesse

    August 8
  • tjlions

    Can you give me the August lease numbers for a 2014 Infiniti QX60 purchased in NC? I'm comparing different factors including fwd/awd, 36-39 months. The things that I'm sure of are 15k/year and premium or better package. Thank you in advance.

    August 4
  • gsb88

    they are quoting me .66 and .0013 MF the 775 +1935+300 = 3010 / 33 = $91.21 don't we add that to your 587.70? that brings it to 679 vs 682, which is close..... what am I missing. thanks!

    July 30
  • wsterling
    Thank you for all of your help!
    July 28
  • capco

    Lease quote in NC: 2014 Altima 2.5S, cap cost $22,478, residual 56%, MF 0.0003, 36 mth term, 12000 mileage limit with $0.15/mi over limit. $2,499 due at signing which includes 1st month pmt of $189. Doc fee quoted as 495 and tags 69. Does this all sound right for the Nissan incentive advertised for $189/mth/36 mths? Haven't negotiated anything yet. Is $2310 too much for down payment? (2499-189)

    July 25
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    July 19
  • siper1

    Thank you for the recent information on an Audi Q5 (00144 and 60%). What would the adjusted MF be with 8 MSDs, assuming .0005 per? Is it possible to reduce the MF to 0?

    July 18
  • schmidthb

    Michaell - any chance you can share the variables your using to get that payment? I'd like to counter to dealer with that. Many thanks!

    @schmidthb said: Hoping someone can help! I'm looking at a 2014 328i XDrive with MSRP of $50,975 / sales price of $46,900 . Money Factor at .00160 / 63% residual on 36mo / 12k mileage Currently at $613 with $1,880 due

    Feel like I can do better - any help would be most appreciated!!

    MF is marked up from .00130. With your MSRP and selling price with the base MF and 63% RV, I get a pre-tax payment of $513.43. Quite a bit of room to do better.

    July 18
    • Michaell
      There are lots of lease calculators out on the web where you can plug in the numbers to get the monthly payment.
    • schmidthb
      may I send you my calculations in hopes you can identify where the problem lies? Mulitple dealers don't seem to like!
  • trusaleen1

    Hi Michael, I realize this isnt a Passat but can you please give me the MF and residual on a VW 2014 VW Eos Komfort for 3 years 12k miles. Also what is VW typical acquisition fee. Looks like they have a 1000 rebate too. Thanks

    July 17
  • mossburgh

    sorry, the previous post is regarding the Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium

    July 17
  • mossburgh

    Can you explain the discrepancy in the residual values you quoted for the 2015 premium. In may you said .53 with a MF of .0003 but in July you quoted .63 with a MF of .0009 ??

    July 17
  • nsull410

    One more question, do you know if the lease conquest $1k would also apply?

    July 14
  • nsull410

    I was looking for 12k/36m terms.

    July 14
  • alg200wsj

    Hi Michael,

    Can you give me the money factor and residual on a 15k a year lease of a 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2 V6. The lease is in Florida. Thanks!!!!

    July 13
  • alg200wsj

    Sorry one last thing what would the residual change to for 12k a year?

    Thank you so much for your help!!!

    July 13
  • alg200wsj

    State is Florida 15k Miles a year

    July 13
  • alg200wsj

    Hi I'm looking for the July money factor and residual on a Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4x2 V6. 36 and/or 39 months. Can anyone help me!


    July 13
  • 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