Signed - 2018 MB C300 Loaner Northern CA $328 (24/10k)

sedan
mercedes-benz
ca-norcal
#1

Did okay on my first lease using information from this site and edmunds (for residual and incentives). Some notes for next time and mistakes i made:

  • I didn’t take into the fact that the loaner already had current registration, so when i made an offer, i included drive-off fees and they took advantage of that
  • Not sure i made the right decision regarding prepaid maintenance plan
  • Buy-rate was messed with after i decided on maintenance plan and due to me making the mistake on registration
  • There are a lot more fewer brokers here in NorCal, so I could not land deals like SoCal it seemed
  • They increased acquisition fee to $1095 but i asked to lower by 300 off selling

2018, Mercedes, C300 (loaner), and Sedan:

**MSRP: $45,505 (includes prepaid maintenance)
**Selling Price: $35,130
**Monthly Payment: $328 (w/ tax)
**Cash Due at Signing: $879.74 (included the fufu mistake of them adding a downpayment in lieu of registration fee–see my note above)
**MSD: 3 MSDs total $1050
**Incentives: $1750 PenFed Loyalty

**Months: 24
**Annual Mileage: 10K
**MF: .00037 (base rate adjusted after MSDs and me being dumb w/ registration fufu)
**Residual: $28,063 (61.6% re-calculated based on loaner mileage)

**Region: Norther California
**Leasehackr Score: 11.7 (13.1 for 36/10K)

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2019 C300 Loaner availability
#2

I’d say still a sold deal.

#3

pretty good, were you ever quoted on the 36 mo for comparison?

#4

I changed from 36 to 24 when i got to the dealer after seeing the new 3 series come out and the fact that the C300’s were getting refreshed for 2020 (should be in late 2019).

#5

what was the diff in payment?
Also remember, MB has ugly $600 dispo fee if you’re switching to BMW, easier to digest over 36 mo than 24 IMO

#6

difference was ~$17/month, i think because the residual shot up from 56% (36 months) to 62% (24 months)…

#7

That’s a great deal! Probably better than 95% of other C-Class leases out there.

#8

tires likely due at 36m so you should get back your $17/mo in tire savings and then some, especially if you’ll need all 4 replaced. Plus you get a new car again in 2 years.

#9

Congratulations on the nice deal! Do you mind sharing the dealer info? I’m also in the Nor Cal region and am looking for a C300 loaner. Thanks!

#10

awesome deal, also in the market for a lease, do you mind sharing the dealer? thanks

#11

You can pm me, since I’m not sure me mentioning it is allowed…

#12

You are free post your dealer’s info. Just make sure it’s OK with them - they may not want to get a million phone calls & emails.

#13

Just sent PM. Thanks.

#14

What was the mileage on your car? I was thinking about doing a loaner but they’re offering a 9000 mile 2018 c300. Honestly I think 9000 is already too close to that 10,000 mile MB loaner limit.

#15

Hey can you pm me too?

#16

Hi! I’m in the NorCal region as well can anyone advise for the C300 Coupe?

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#17

My understanding is that the mid-cycle changes are for MY 2019, actually.

Based on my experience over the last 2 wks (where I couldn’t find a great deal on a low-mileage C300 loaner to save my life), it looks like you got an awesome deal, IMHO.

If they residualized the pre-paid maintenance, you def did the right thing. IIRC, yearly maintenance on my C250 sedan (previous gen) was at least $500 each time.

#18

can u pm details

#19

can you please PM me the dealer info.

#20

can you please pm me the details, thanks!