I found a 2017 SLC C43AMG on swapalease. What do the @trusted_hackrs think about this one?
$593.71 per month
after $4,000.00 incentive applied.
Miles Per Month974
Leasing CompanyMercedes-Benz Financial
Est. Lease End Date11/12/2020
His incentive will put you under the 1% rule. I’m not sure what the MB fees are but it’s probably worth exploring. You may want to do your own research first on a new lease to get a better idea of what kind of deal you can get on your own. If you aren’t having any luck, then you can fall back on this one.
run carfax and request service records make sure no accidents
have seller pay for transfer fee with the argument that you still have to pay dispo fee. If he pushes back hard then settle on “splitting” the fee.
You need to somehow ensure that he will end up paying you the $4k. Theoretically, if you initiate transfer and it is completed, he can turn around and say “bye” and not pay you the $4k. I’ve never done it but i think escrow.com can help with that. Let them hold the $4k and release to you upon successful transfer. Or even better if you can talk him into giving you the $4k upfront then do that. I wouldn’t risk him “doing the right thing” and hope he pays you the $4k just on a handshake.
make sure no mods were done and that the car is under full warranty for the duration of the 35 mo that you have it. Not sure what the original term was or how long they warranty the car.
$700/mo seems a bit much for a baby benz convertible. Used to have an SLK decades ago, and wasn’t thaaaat great.
What about the F-type with all the crazy deals going on?
But in the end, obviously your choice, do what you like. Just 2c
I think it’s worth pointing out that you need to make sure you will pass a credit check with MBFS. The seller may be offering the incentive, but they will evaluate your ability to pay the loan as is. If you can’t afford it at $700 a month, they will reject you. There was a guy doing a C43 with a $10k incentive not long ago that got the car to $600 a month down from some terrible lease price in the $800s and MBFS was rejecting applicants left and right for it.