Hello, this is one of my first posts here, but I have been lurking around and trying to learn more about leasing for a few months now. I feel like I made progress, but still have a lot to learn to achieve those highly coveted LH deals.
Anyways, I am in the market for my first lease. I do not have any vehicle to turn in, so I don’t qualify for any loyalty or conquest. From my research, I read that november/december is a better time than ever to get into a lease especially if I am ok with MY2017 vehicles.
As my title says, I am largely motivated by the deal, and this makes it difficult for me to narrow my options. I do not NEED a car, but I really would like to get one sooner and later. With that being said not having a car, makes the research process very difficult, as it is not easy to go to dealerships to test drive or negotiate.
I’m hoping to find a lease that gives me the most car for my money. I am aiming to stay under $500 monthly including taxes + insurance. So, that probably translates to around 350-380 per month with some flexibility. If there is a really great deal outside my range, I could make it work. I should have Tier 1 credit, but my credit score is currently in a slight dip around 705-710.
Based on my research it seems I should be looking into Infiniti, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz in the luxury segment, but I welcome other suggestions. I also looked into Honda, Hyundai and Mazda. Cars of a similar class are fine as long as it would have options I am looking for.
The issue I’m having is I do not have a reasonable amount of cars on my target list, as it is very difficult for me to get to dealerships to look test drive this process has been much more difficult than I anticipated, which is why I hope to not waste time on cars where I cannot score great deals.
So far, I’ve only attempted to negotiate a BMW 330i xDrive loaner and a Mercedes Benz E300 loaner, but haven’t had much success discussing numbers via email. Sorry for the disorganized post, but was hoping someone can give me some pointers to head in the right direction.
I am in the northeast and was hoping for some recommendations on vehicle models to try and leasehackr. Or any tips on email negotiations you have for a beginner like myself. I hope to handle most of the initial interest and discussion via email, but it seems like that will be difficult.