With tax, 3 months pull ahead, and prepaid maintenance I ended up paying $750/mo.
I know this forum is populated by plenty of Maserati haters. So, I am just asking for abuse.
In May of 2017, I leased a 2017 Ghibli SQ4 85k MSRP, 36/7500 for $661/mo. With tax and over priced prepaid maintenance I paid $754. I LOVED the car. Sexy looks, sexy sound. Absolutely no mechanical problems. I did go through a set of tires and needed to replace pads and 2 rotors, but other than that nothing but scheduled maintenance.
I had three payments of $754 left on my 2017 and wanted to upgrade to a 2019 Ghibli before they stop lease support for the 2019’s. The 2020’s are getting a $5,000 MSRP reduction, and I have a feeling that that is going to adversely impact the lease rates. So, I acted a few months early. Maserati has a pull ahead program and will pay up to 6 months of your payments if you lease a new Maserati. However, they also have a $2,000 loyalty bonus which cannot be combined with the pull ahead. So, my pull ahead was only a few hundred dollars better than the loyalty bonus. They basically cancelled each other out.
The MSRP of the Ghibli 2019 was $88,265.
Purchase price was $61,890.00 (30% off)
After obscenely expensive maintenance, and pull ahead (minus loyalty) gross capitalization was $64,285
Residual value $40,601.90 (46% !?!) I think 39/mo. would have been a better deal.
Rent Charge $1,622 (.00057 I believe)
Monthly Payments $25,247.88/36 = 701.33 with tax $750.53
Drive offs were $2,510 with only $58.02 going to capitalization reduction.
My payments stayed basically the same. My mileage allowance went up. My new Ghibli S has more hp (424 vs. 404) and is loaded with features that my 2017 was missing – driver assistance package, 360 degree surround view camera, blind spot monitor, forward collision, lane departure, etc.
I still contend that the Ghibli, though not a perfect car, still represents a luxury (almost exotic) lease bargain.