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Looking Ahead

I know it hasn’t been the easy for many of you trying to hunt down lease rates this month.  I too have been impacted since I was just about to begin shopping for my Sonata replacement. The good news is that a whole lot of you have stepped up to keep things alive, which is phenomenal. This may be the best way to keep things alive in my opinion. Going forward, I will do my best to establish a place to gather and share information, doing my best to provide you with the resources to make leasing an easier endeavor.

Starting this month, you will begin to see some of the changes that I plan to implement to further improve the site. Below are some of the things that you should expect in the coming months:

  1. Website redesign to accomodate the new structure.
  2. Crowd-sourced model will be refined (Kudos to Ron for the Google Forms suggestion). In future, I will have a more “home-brewed” system in place. In the meantime, Google Forms will do the job
  3. Based on the Aug-Sept poll results, lease rates will be streamlined, focusing key brands such as BMW, Audi, Acura, MBZ, Lexus, Infiniti, Honda and VW, with Volvo added whenever supplied. However we will not be limited to only those (see next bullet)
  4. There will be another list of rates for “one-off” models from all other makes (I decided this once I got a chance to see the Lincoln MKZ. I am really curious as to how much this ride goes for)
  5. Registration will be required to post questions, requests, interact with me and other members.
  6. Lease calculator will get a major overhaul and will be planned for mobile devices (this will take time and money to put together so please be patient)

There seems to be some “doomsday” reaction going around regarding this site being “shutdown”.  As you know, that isn’t the case. The truth is that my “source” decided that lease rates in exchange for referrals isn’t in their best interest anymore. No other source has stepped since offering to supply me with more numbers, so this is where we are.  Should the community choose not to grow from what we’ve built, then we all know what happens next.

As consumers, we will ultimately determine whether sites like this stick around. I have had three brokers supply numbers in the past and they all have stopped. That model was clearly not sustainable in the long haul. Our best chance is to get the numbers independently and share them with the community. We want their cars. We choose who we do business with. We don’t want to be cheated. Is that simple.

I will continue to contribute community to the best of my abilities. I genuinely hope everyone else does the same.

Thank you all for the many years of support. Let’s keep the wheels spinning.

G

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2013-14 Mercedes Benz Lease Rates – September 2013

Hello everyone! Please note the following:

  • I do not respond to requests for numbers. All numbers I have are posted.
  • This is the LAST MONTH for the “suggest brands to track” voting. If you haven’t done so, please do so before the 30th. VOTE HERE.

Below is another question I have for everyone:

Does RWG need a mobile app and would you pay for one?

  • No. This blog is just fine (48%, 196 Votes)
  • Yes, but it should free (29%, 116 Votes)
  • Yes. I would pay a small one-time fee (21%, 86 Votes)
  • Yes. I would pay a small monthly fee for advance features (2%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 405

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Android or iPhone?

  • iPhone first! (68%, 201 Votes)
  • Android first! (32%, 96 Votes)

Total Voters: 297

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LEASE RATES HAVE BEEN REMOVED. LEASE RATE POSTING HAS BEEN SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY.

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2013 Mercedes Benz Lease Rates – August 2013

Few comments:

  • I do not respond to requests. Everything I have is posted below.
  • Don’t forget to vote. My plan is to streamline the process here so make sure your voice is heard!!!

VOTE HERE

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2013 Mercedes Benz Lease Rates – July 2013

Some residuals dropped but I didn’t much in terms of mf drops. If anything, I saw increases. The rates aren’t looking good for the summer so far and I’m not expecting them to improve in August. Let us hope that things improve in the Fall. The only positive thing I’m seeing is that TrueCar data suggests a good range of discounts (some as much as 14% off MSRP for a C350). I wouldn’t assuming that that’s the current selling price, but I certainly would not be afraid to ask for that type of a discount.

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The Wall: Daniel’s 2013 Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic

Name: Daniel
Location: PA
What He’s Got: 2013 Mercedes C300 4matic
What It Cost:

MSRP: 47,705
Selling Price: 42,415
27 month lease/ 10k per year
Residual: 70%
MF: .00113
Monthly: $488.91 (9% tax included)

Daniel’s Take: Car is loaded, black on black MB tex, lighting package, premium package, multimedia package, 18 inch AMG wheels, chrome door handle inserts, etc…
Sign and drive lease, monthly payment is 488.91 including 9% PA sales tax. This car has a great exhaust sound, and feels solid and well made. Still trying to find the best driving position, because the seats are not the best. Overall, super happy with the car!

My Take: Thanks for sharing your info Daniel. Sorry it took me this long to get this posted. The deal is excellent! I’m getting a 101.6 RWG rating which is phenomenal. Congrats on the new ride!!! One of the best MB leases I’ve seen in a long time!!

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2013 Mercedes Benz Lease Rates – June 2013

Residuals didn’t change much this month, but the money factors did. There isn’t really a “pattern” worth noting this month. Outgoing E-Class got a bump in MF instead of an anticipated decrease (to move the 2013 models) Looks like MBFS may be trying to sell them instead of lease them out. In any case, the C350 4matic Coupe did get a nice MF reduction this month so there are some savings to be had if you lease one of those models. I know many of you are eagerly anticipating the CLAs. This model isn’t expect to hit the dealerships until the Fall so don’t expect numbers on it any time soon. Also, keep you expectations tempered since it’s an all-new model.

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2013 Mercedes C300 4matic Sport 4dr Sedan
36 Month – Residual 58% of MSRP – .00113 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes C250 Sport 4dr Sedan
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00124 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes C250 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 63% of MSRP – .00129 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes C350 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 62% of MSRP – .00113 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes C350 4matic 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 62% of MSRP – .00124 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes CL550 4matic 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 50% of MSRP – .00129 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes CLS550 4matic 4dr Sedan
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00205 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes E350 Sport 4matic 4dr Sedan
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00205 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes E350 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00205 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes E350 4matic 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00136 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes E350 2dr Convertible
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00107 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes G550 4matic
36 Month – Residual 51% of MSRP – .00125 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes GLK350 4matic
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00125 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes GL450 4matic
36 Month – Residual 61% of MSRP – .00205 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes ML350 4matic
36 Month – Residual 54% of MSRP – .00160 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes S550 4matic
36 Month – Residual 53% of MSRP – .00119 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes SLK350 Convertible
36 Month – Residual 59% of MSRP – .00160 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes SL550 Convertible
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00091 Base Rate

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2013 Mercedes Benz Lease Rates – May 2013

Nothing extraordinary this month. Most either stayed the same or had residual drops. The most notable drop in MF is coming from the E-Class. Before you get too excited though, that’s more a by-product of the residual dropping than MB trying to move these models. Despite this, keep your eyes out on the E-Class, the refreshed 2014 should here (soon?) so I am expecting MB to step up on the incentives in order to move the 2013.

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2013 Mercedes C250 Sport 4dr Sedan
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00124 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes C250 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 63% of MSRP – .00129 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes C300 4matic Sport 4dr Sedan
36 Month – Residual 58% of MSRP – .00113 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes C350 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 62% of MSRP – .00205 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes C350 4matic 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 62% of MSRP – .00205 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes CL550 4matic 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 50% of MSRP – .00205 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes CLS550 4matic 4dr Sedan
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00136 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes E350 Sport 4matic 4dr Sedan
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00107 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes E350 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00125 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes E350 4matic 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00125 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes E350 2dr Convertible
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00125 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes G550 4matic
36 Month – Residual 51% of MSRP – .00205 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes GLK350 4matic
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00112 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes GL450 4matic
36 Month – Residual 61% of MSRP – .00205 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes ML350 4matic
36 Month – Residual 54% of MSRP – .00160 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes S550 4matic
36 Month – Residual 53% of MSRP – .00119 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes SLK350 Convertible
36 Month – Residual 59% of MSRP – .00160 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes SL550 Convertible
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00091 Base Rate

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2013 Mercedes Benz Lease Rates – April 2013

One thing is certain, MB rates have changes from March to April. The tough part is trying to gauge whether this month is better than the last. If I had to summarize the month, I would have to say that it’s good for some but bad for others. I’m seeing RES increases for some models, but drops in others. The same goes for the MF. I guess a “good deal” will really depend on which model you are aiming for. The one clear winner I’m seeing so far is the 2013 Mercedes SLK250 Convertible. It gets a 2% residual bump and no MF increase from last month. Others have either stayed the same, dropped in RES or increased in MF.

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2013 Mercedes C250 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 63% of MSRP – .00129 Base Rate
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2013 Mercedes C250 Sport 4dr Sedan
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00124 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes C300 4matic Sport 4dr Sedan
36 Month – Residual 58% of MSRP – .00113 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes C350 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 62% of MSRP – .00205 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes C350 4matic 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 62% of MSRP – .00160 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes CL550 4matic 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 50% of MSRP – .00205 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes CLS550 4matic 4dr Sedan
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00136 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes E350 Sport 4matic 4dr Sedan
36 Month – Residual 56% of MSRP – .00130 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes E350 4matic 2dr Coupe
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00160 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes E350 2dr Convertible
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00160 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes G550 4matic
36 Month – Residual 51% of MSRP – .00205 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes GLK350 4matic
36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00112 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes GL450 4matic
36 Month – Residual 61% of MSRP – .00205 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes ML350 4matic
36 Month – Residual 54% of MSRP – .00160 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes S550 4matic
36 Month – Residual 54% of MSRP – .00139 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes SLK250 Convertible
36 Month – Residual 61% of MSRP – .00160 Base Rate

2013 Mercedes SL550 Convertible
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00101 Base Rate