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# 2014 and Earlier Cadillac Escalade Lease Questions

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274cadillac. To me that just doesn't sound smart. I also feel that dropping to a tahoe,even

though i love them, is a step-down. The dealer has offered me $4000 cash back for my

truck and a LTZ for around $550 a month lease...then if i love it i should purchase it

at the end of the lease. any comments?

Cena

87Wondering what GMAC's lease rates and residuals are for March for the Escalade and ESV for 27 and 39 months with 10k miles? Thanks!

272787278727With the way sales are going now, (two different showrooms I visited were like a ghost-town) you'd think they'd improve the pull-ahead program instead of diluting it. Typical GM arrogance I guess. Guess I'll have to revisit this in four months, if at all. Two months of waived payments is hardly incentive enough "LOYALTY" as far as I'm concerned and could ultimately lead me to explore other non GM offerings. With family that works for both Ford and Chrysler, I have plenty of choices.

1Looking at doing at lease of a 2007 Escalade, but the quote seems high to me.

48 months - 15,000 miles/year

MSRP 65,690

Supplier Price - 60,919

I am going to be about $11,000 in the hole on my trade in.

The dealership told me there was an "enhanced" residual of 47% and that there was $2500 bonus cash? Does that sound right?

The payments they quoted me was $1193/month.

Does that sound right?

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17Thanks for your help!!

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3I have a 2005 escalade that i pay $710 a month for. My lease is up this month and I am looking to roll into a new escalade (as fully loaded as possible). Here's my problem...for some odd reason I decided to get an 06 benz cls. I do love the car and i've had it over a year. however, my lease is up in june 08 on the benz and i'd like to roll that into the new escalade lease. I owe around 17k on the benz and would like to know what my options are. I'd like to do a 48-60 month lease on the new escalade so i can keep my monthly payments down. i just can't afford the benz and a new escalade and figured if i do a longer term lease, i'd be able to keep my payments under 1000 a month. Is it possible to do this? I'd like to be between 700-900 a month if possible. Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated! I'm in South Florida and have no problem taking a lease from any dealership anywhere in the US as long as they can deliver the car. Unfortunately I have to take care of everything this week so if you can be of assistance, the sooner the better!

Thanks again!

Brian

632738,514You can determine approximately how much it will cost you to get out of your CLS lease by comparing its purchase price to its value on the open market at this time. You should place a call to the bank that you are leasing your vehicle through to find out its exact price. Once you know exactly how much money it is going to cost you to buy your leased vehicle you need to compare it to its current value on the open market. You can find out approximately what your vehicle is worth by looking up its Edmunds.com True Market Value in the Used Vehicle Pricing section of this site. You also may want to stop by the following discussion: "Real-World Trade-In Values". Don't forget to check to see if you are still on the hook for your remaining lease payments. The difference between your leased vehicle's current value and how much it will cost you to buy it plus any remaining lease payments that you are obligated to pay will equal the cost of getting out of your lease right now. You may find that you are better off waiting until you are closer to the scheduled end of your lease to get another new vehicle.

If you do decide to lease a new Cadillac Escalade, definitely do so for 48 months instead of 60 months. GMAC's supported lease program on this truck is only available for up to 48 months. If you lease it for longer than this you will have probably have to pay a much higher interest rate.

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27I just leased an '07 Cadillac Escalade on the 9th of July, just before the latest incentives expired. I chose a 10,000 low mileage 24 month lease. The MSRP of the vehicle was $65,200 before the factory $2500 sport package discount. The dealer used this amount in calculating the lease even though the actual sticker was $2500 less. My GMS price was $54,683.65. With no money down and using a 69% instead of the 70% residual, (this unit has the 22" wheels), the residual value came to $44,988. Adding in the $595 GMAC bank fee, and subtracting both the $1500 cap cost reduction and $750 in employee bonus cash, and using the 6.15% lease rate, I calculated my payment to be $669.86 with 6% sales tax, a very attactive monthly payment considering this to be a $65,000 vehicle and no money down. Yet the dealers system came up with a payment of $675.89.

The dealer insists that our figures match (MSRP, GMS price, lease rate, residual, cap cost reductions), yet their system calculates a payment that is over $6 higher per month, or over $150 over the two years. How can it be possible that their system can be that much off?

The first contract they trotted out for me to sign showed all the figures as I calculated them, but the payment was $705.65 which after close examination, it turned out that the rent charge (interest over the two years) reflected a 6.89% rate instead of the standard 6.15%. Once corrected, the payment came to $675.65. Any ideas why such a discrepency? I calculated the payment using several reliable online lease calculators, and in the past, those lease calculators proved to be accurate within pennies-not this time.

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6I need some help. I will be getting a new 07 Escalde next month through the GM PEP program. It's a company car with MSRP at 66985.00 and depending on the miles that I get the vehicle delivered to me the cost will be;

PEP1 1-3,000 (miles) $56770.75

PEP2 3,001-6,000 $55059.10

PEP3 6,001+ $53062.18

It says in the program that I can also get whatever incentives are out there at the time. Could you give me a rough lease breakedown with these prices and 15k miles month?

Thanks

-Dariel

1Sticker Price: $64,160

Cash Back: Up to $8000 (Never stated the exact amount I was getting)

Monthly payment before taxes: $805

This was for a 36mo lease with 12k miles.

Does this sound right? Anyone know what the current money factor and residual value is?

Appreciate any help.

Thanks

32Also what are the current lease rates for both 24 and 39 months?

Thanks for any help.

32Are the 2008 Escalade ESV residuals better than the 2007? What are they compared to the 2007? I'm looking at either 24 or 39 months and was trying to decide which would be the best way to go.

Thanks for any help.

38,514According to my calculations, if you were to lease an '07 Cadillac Escalade PEP1 that has an MSRP of $66,985 and a selling price of $55,271 through GMAC right now for 36 months with 15,000 miles per year, your zero down, pre-tax monthly payment would be around $748. The payment for an otherwise identical lease of a PEP2 would be around $697. The payment for an otherwise identical PEP3 would be around $636. I haven't calculated many leases on vehicles that were purchased using the PEP program, so I am assuming that it does not have any impact upon GMAC's residual values. If it does, these payments are not correct.

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38,514For now I can give you an idea of what its current lease program is like. GMAC's base lease rate for a 36 month lease of an '07 Cadillac Escalade is 6.15%. Its 36 month, 12,000 mile per year residual value is 59% on models without the top of the line wheels and 58% on models with them. As you can see, GMAC publishes lease rates instead of money factors for the vehicles that it leases. You can convert lease rates into approximate money factor equivalents by dividing them by 2400. When negotiating your lease on this truck, make sure to take the cash incentives that I mentioned in my previous post into account.

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38,514GMAC's base lease rate for a 24 or 39 month lease of an '07 Cadillac Escalade is 6.15%. Its 24 month, 15,000 mile per year residual value is 66% on models without the top of the line wheels and 65% on models with them. The 39 month numbers are 55% and 54%, respectively.

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31I am looking to lease a 07 Cadillac Escalade. I want the following options:

Black Raven

Ebony interior

2WD

Climate package

Power folding

Captains Chairs

22"

Navigation

Rear DVD

39 months or most favorable term

15,000 miles a year

I was quoted MSRP $65525. Monthly payment of 864.03 + Tax = $935. with $1542.81 down. Is this a good quote? I figure end of the year, dealers are looking to unload 07's. I would like to get into one for $860 including tax per month. Is that to unrealistic?

1Hoping that someone could help me out. I am going to be leasing a 2008 Escalade AWD w/ the Ultra Luxury Collection option.

MSRP is $66,065.

What is the depreciation percentage of this vehicle on a 36 month/15K a year lease? Also, what is the money factor (interest rate) that people are seeing out there. When it comes to Cadillac, I am a bit lost on the metric's that determine a good deal. Any help would be greatly appreciated !!!

Thanks,

Eric

3Couple of questions to those who may have gone this route:

1. The cap cost # seems high to me from what I've been reading in this blog. What would be a good # to shoot for here?

2. I shouldve done this at dealer but didn't - on a 24 month lease can anyone tell me using the above #s what the monthly payment would be? I'm not sure what percentage would be used for Lease End Value.....

thanks!

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2Your thoughts on the below.

2008 Escalade

MSRP = $67380

Selling Price = $63400

Res = 57%

39 Months

15K miles

Payment = $849.00

Can i do better? Is my math correct when i calculate it at a 3.75% money factor. I forgot to ask the dealer but can this be a correct money factor? If not how are they getting to $849 payment and can i get it lower?

Thanks.

21Oh his payment was $795 a month! If curious!

3If you dont mind can you share the dealership and sales person as would like to get a similar price.

Thanks

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38,514You can determine approximately how much it will cost him to get out of his lease by comparing its purchase price to its value on the open market at this time. You or he should place a call to the bank that he is leasing his vehicle through to find out its exact price. Once you know exactly how much money it is going to cost him to buy his leased vehicle you need to compare it to its current value on the open market. You can find out approximately what the Escalade is currently worth by looking up its Edmunds.com True Market Value in the Used Vehicle Pricing section of this site. You also may want to stop by the following discussion: "Real-World Trade-In Values". Don't forget to check to see if he is still on the hook for his remaining lease payments. The difference between the leased vehicle's current value and how much it will cost him to buy it plus any remaining lease payments that he is obligated to pay will be the cost of getting out of the lease right now. You may find that he is better off waiting until you are closer to the scheduled end of his lease to get another new vehicle.

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