**Selling Price: $48,500
**Monthly Payment: $464 plus tax (10% of the monthly in DC)
**Cash Due at Signing: First month + MSD
**Annual Mileage: 10,000
**MF: .00070 (after MSD… yes marked up)
**Leasehackr Score:11.8 years
After my now former E300 hack was declared a total lost by insurance the hunt was on for a new car. I literally had a day to find a car so I knew traveling to get a good deal was out of the question. We have a 18 month old so needed a decent sized car (but don’t like SUVs) which ruled out trying to work out a 4 series hack (too small). We loved our E300 so much that we really wanted another one. Thought about a 5 series for a minute but 0 DAS effective payments on one (based on what brokers were posting) were in the high 400s so nothing amazing for a car we are meh about (we don’t have loyalty or an OL code). So another E300 it was. Knowing I would not get much of a hack like I did with the last one (RV and MF are not that great anymore) and that I had only one day to find one, the hunt was on. I directly connected via phone with about 8 sales managers from the MB dealers in VA and MD and told them where I was on my former E300 (one of them said “you’re one of those leasehackers… we know about you” haha). I bounced offers between dealers and finally got to an offer that no other dealer would come close to. The sell price was strong (26.2% off MSRP) but being a VA dealer I was slammed with a crazy processing fee ($695) and they made money by marking up the MF. In the end though this was the best offer so I jumped on it and picked it up an hour later. I qualified for an extra $500 via a fleet code but they would not accept it and mentioned they have been burned in the past from using them on loaners. Even factoring in that others were letting me use it, this was still the best offer.
To conclude, there was still room in the deal yes but this was the best I could get in the area and in a day. And, more importantly, we got the exact car we wanted without having to compromise. LOVE the car.
By the way, I ended up getting it from the dealer that called me out for being a leasehackr
Taking care of business at SCOTUS this morning.