My father is the one who is the final decider and he doesn’t like to lay out any cash at signing, so he said no to MSDs. $50 a month doesn’t really strike me as “much better”. I’m well within the 1% rule and I love the car, that’s what matters to me.
Oh please, I’m pretty confident that the vast majority of their lease customers are paying way above what I am. Frame it the way you want to but $499 on a $59,260 car is well within the 1% rule and a pretty great deal. It’s no E300 loaner but it’s still good.
I did the $50 test drive with Ford. The salesperson at the Ford dealership in East Brunswick, NJ didn’t take me seriously when I asked to test drive a Fusion Platinum and essentially refused to allow me to test drive it and then just signed off on the test drive offer.
This is my 3rd Volvo, and I love it. My S60 was a great car and very comfortable but the S90 is a completely different experience. I feel like I’m driving a spaceship with all of the tech in this car. I’d highly recommend it.