Hey all! My current Acura TLX lease is ending next month and I have been eyeing up the MB C-Class Coupe for some time now. I have gotten numbers but wanted to double check to see how this deal is. Here is the info:
2020 Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe 4MATIC
Sales Price: $48975
36 months - 10,000 miles per year
No MSD MF: .00073
MSD MF: .00052
Upfront Payment: $4528 (2428 inception fees and 2100 as MSD would receive that back at end)
Monthly payment: $645/mo
[Philadelphia Region - 19123]
Lease Calculator is showing different figures, about $30 a month less and a score of 7.1?
It’s a pretty bad lease program. Kinda a non-starter, since no amount of negotiating is gonna make this reasonable. Maybe if you found a loaner and could reach 20% off but even still, a BMW 4 series coupe can be found for half that monthly. Don’t get me wrong I have a C43 but I didn’t buy it because it was a good deal.
His numbers may not be great, but they’re very similar to RODO’s, who you seem to be plugging. His stickers for $3k more, take away the MSD’s, and the payment is the same. The down payment difference is 50 bucks/ month, but that’s about what the higher sticker on his is worth, and it’s 36 instead of your 48 months. It’s virtually the same deal minus the 1 percent residual for mileage.
I just wanted to give an update. I decided on going a different route for my next lease. I was given a better deal at a Mercedes dealership from a GM I was referred to but it still wasn’t something I wanted to jump on. I believe it was $2428 down (no MSD) at $645 per month; so saving about $2100 that would of been locked up for 3 years. I asked if there was anything left since we work for the same dealership group but he mentioned that was all it for the Coupe. If it was a Sedan, he would of blew those numbers out of the park. Thanks all for the help!
The only reason I even posted, which I rarely do, is someone trying to sell something with the word horrific. Someone who doesn’t know better, just believes that. Ok, the msd’s save $16, that makes the payment the same if you forego msd’s, like I said. The delta between down payments is $49. The $3k higher sticker at 54 residual is $45, that’s 4 bucks. The 1 percent in mileage is 16 bucks, which he doesn’t need anyway, apparently. So there 20 bucks apart, I wouldn’t call that horrific, oh, and we all know 36 is usually better than 48. Yes, I get that it is $720 over the lease life, and there’s probably a buck or two somewhere, but I stand by my original post. Luckily it’s lunch time so I could look at it closer.
My point was/ is that you can certainly compare leases the way I did, that’s all, it’s just numbers. The different term lengths can muddle it a little. Not trying to be argumentative, I may want your help some day.
Even this new deal is pretty bad. If you’re happy paying it, by all means. For reference, I recently negotiated a new c300 coupe, 54k MSRP, for $500/month (tax inclusive), first month DAS. It was a ‘19, but dealers are way more motivated to move them now. The equipment packages are nearly identical so why pay more, and there is still a fair amount in inventory last time I checked And I also got a deal done on a 65k c43 coupe for $599/month (tax inclusive), first DAS. Still less than your deal, though this one was a unicorn. Bottom line is always finding a dealer that needs to a move a car. Obviously creates a more favorable situation to achieve these #’s