Purchased from Stevens Creek SJ dealership, mitigated by Arkady from “personal car shopper”.
Bear in mind that I’ve got 0 credit history/score (I’m only 2 month in the U.S.) so the deal ain’t the best… I hope it ain’t the worst either.
I hope this information will help other people that are in a same situation like me, and are in the market.
Year, Make, Model, and Trim: [2018 VW Tiguan SE w/Sunroof package]
Selling Price: [$25,890] (10% off MSRP)
Annual Mileage: [12,000]
Residual: 17613 (61%)
Security Deposit: [$0]
Total Due At Signing: $1,500 (includes 1st month payment)
Monthly Payment (incl. tax): $295
PCS service price: $500
Zip Code: 95014
Sales Tax Rate: 9.5%
Leasehackr Score: 7.8
I contemplated a lot between the Tiguan, CX5, Tuscon and Niro (yeah, I’m aware that this might see a bit “all over the place” )
The Tiguan’s virtues are: 3rd row & best practicality of the bunch, best interior (IMO), nice infotainment, German built, 2nd best looks IMO (after the CX5), 6-year warranty (can be nice if I eventually decide to keep the car)
The Tiguan’s downsides: worst fuel efficiency, German service costs, no memory seats
The don’t cares: “fun to drive” - in my perspective they are all ‘meh’ so for us it doesn’t matter, this is a people-carrier and will be used by my wife. For pleasure we got the ND RF “Miata”.