Brand new to this forum so apologies if I am doing anything wrong with my post (please let me know).
I am currently nearing the end (11/30) of my lease on a 2015 Volvo S60 T6 Platinum. I feel as though I got a somewhat reasonable deal since it was my first ever time leasing a car and I didn’t know about Leasehackr at the time but now that I’m here you can all grill me on how bad this deal was if so
I’m in Boston and in 2015 I paid $2500 down and $350/month for 39 months for a fully optioned model at 15k miles/yr, this also included the “dents and dings” coverage or whatever it’s called.
I was really excited that my lease was ending just as the new redesigned S60s are coming out but my dealer is being totally unreasonable and telling me that I wouldn’t be able to get into one for anything less than $3k down and $550 a month so I’m going to give up on Volvo and move elsewhere.
Here’s what I’m looking to pay for my next lease: $3k or less down, ~$400 month at 13k miles/yr (36 mths). I have a FICO score over 800 so there shouldn’t be any problem with credit.
So far I have been looking primarily at the 2019 Acura TLX, 2019 Lincoln MKZ, 2018 Audi A3 and other similar models. My price range doesn’t seem to be far out of alignment with what is standard for these models but if I am off here, please let me know.
Does anyone have any suggestions for cars that I may not have considered yet or guidance on any of the models above? All help would be greatly appreciated, I’d really like to do this lease the right way since I now have access to the knowledge of so many experienced people.