Good Evening Hackrs,
My 2018 C300 lease has 10 payments remaining ($398.18). I’m hoping to get out a bit early and purchase a Tesla (leasing isn’t very attractive on one).
MBFS will not provide me with a payoff since I’m in SC and indicated I have to go to a dealer. I’m trying to determine how underwater I am. I got an offer of $23k from Tesla and $23.6k from Carmax. Couple of questions.
Does anyone know if MBFS allows 3rd party buy outs?
Does anyone know how to roughly calculate payoff? My residual is $22,529 plus I have 10 payments remaining so I thought that the residual + payments might be close but I’ve seen some threads where some manufacturers increase payoffs for other brands dealers.
Few other considerations if I keep until term (December). B service will be required in November, 4 new tires will be needed soon (barely above 5/32 now) and there is a small hole in the rocker panel that will need to be repaired if I turn in ($400-600 maybe?).
Thanks everyone. Appreciate anyone who can offer any advice.