Long time lurker, first time poster. I’m getting ready for a bi-coastal move (NY to CA) and with that, my first car lease. I have been reading here on the forums and gaining some valuable advice but I wanted to start a topic and hopefully have some assistance from the community.
I`ll be moving to the 95401 area on September 1st but hoping to secure a lease beforehand, signing and paying electronically and asking the dealer to keep the car on the lot for a few weeks pending pickup – is that a ridiculous assumption or would most dealers be happy to park the car somewhere on the lot once a deal has been signed-off? I understand the risk im taking by not test-driving; am I too naive?
My ideal lease would be a:
- 2020 Kia Forte, GT-Line, Gravity Grey.
- Preferably the GT-Line Premium Package, but I can live without it.
- Kia has a National Incentive atm for $139/month, $2661 Down on a 24/12 lease. It expires on 8/3/2020 so I would like to sign by then and pickup on Sep 1st.
I have contacted several dealers in the area, I don’t know if this is typical for the business or it’s just me but I’m generally getting a bad vibe from most of them. I feel they are trying to upsell me or they are not being completely transparent and I have to fish out details. Currently there’s an offer on the table that includes the national incentive for a non-premium package GT-Line but they are asking for an additional $839 in taxes, fees, insurance, etc bringing the total DAS to 3500. Does this make sense?
I would appreciate any advise related to the specific vehicle/lease but also any information that more seasoned members can share with me about the general Leasing experience.
Thank you very much!!!