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Yeah, leasing a car (no matter what brand) as a private party will be such a waste of money - yes that monthly payment looks very attractive but there is much more to count with. Only use it when you have a schedule C and you're able to write it off. If you can afford a new Benz, buy it. But never go cheap on a high end brand like MB. Or.... do like most of us, and spend between US 4,000 and US 10,000 in cash on a nice 90s Benz. It will go on forever, depreciation is a non factor (or for me, I simply do not care) and you drive around in style (those Bruno Sacco styled Benzes have all the proper materials for the proper parts).

Just my US$ 0.02.

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I dont think you or your father knows a lot, why wast your time on this board, buy non Mercedes car! That way we can get rid of you and the whining in the next few years.
Mercedes was a great car, and suffered when they tried to satisfy everyone, yes they are expensive to run and maintain, but they will run and are very dependable. Take it or leave it!
Again, spoken like an inbred incestous clannish boor. Is this a club ? OOOh boy. Lets bow down and worship our car, and beat anyone on the head that doesn't fall into line with EXACTLY how we feel.
You schmuck, you never even gave yourself half a chance to know anything about what I think. One question and you go off into cave man mode.

What a piece of burnt toast you are. And don't tell me where to go boy, unless you have some moderator authority.
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I'm a little unclear how I offended you. I thought I was giving you honest alternatives.

1) If you buy the Benz and ride the train to work you'll acquire fewer miles and won't have to service it as often.
2) You won't have traffic or parking issues.
3) If you have fewer miles when you go to sell the car you'll have a long list of buyers who'll be happy to take it off your hands.
4) You'll still have some maintenance costs.

What was it that you found offensive?

Lastly, if you lease a Mercedes-Benz, that only changes how it's financed. If you turn in the car after 27 months and tell them the car hasn't had a bit of maintenance you may be in for a very big surprise.
If you don't know how your sarcastic and condesending tone is offensive, by now, then I won't waste my breath trying to tell you. Suffice it to say that my question could be a CLUE that I have no desire to ride public transportation.

And who said I wouldn't maintain a car that I lease ? Did I say that ? I don't think so. But the only thing I'll have to do is oil changes and a 30k service in that amount of time. Everything else is under warranty. Not a big deal now is it ?
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Yeah, leasing a car (no matter what brand) as a private party will be such a waste of money - yes that monthly payment looks very attractive but there is much more to count with. Only use it when you have a schedule C and you're able to write it off. If you can afford a new Benz, buy it. But never go cheap on a high end brand like MB. Or.... do like most of us, and spend between US 4,000 and US 10,000 in cash on a nice 90s Benz. It will go on forever, depreciation is a non factor (or for me, I simply do not care) and you drive around in style (those Bruno Sacco styled Benzes have all the proper materials for the proper parts).

Just my US$ 0.02.
Well leasing is a funny thing. Trying to wrap my mind around it. I don't have the time or inclination to tinker on my car anymore. Being that I like to drive in comfort and trouble free, and that I have never kept a car longer than 4 years in my life, I consider that I will always have a car payment.
Looking at it from that standpoint, I'm thinking a lease may make sense.

Plus, I like new technology.

I guess there are those like you, who buy Mercedes because of their lasting quality, and those like me, who just want some plush premium comfort and a good solid ride.
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Well leasing is a funny thing. Trying to wrap my mind around it. I don't have the time or inclination to tinker on my car anymore. Being that I like to drive in comfort and trouble free, and that I have never kept a car longer than 4 years in my life, I consider that I will always have a car payment.
Looking at it from that standpoint, I'm thinking a lease may make sense.

Plus, I like new technology.

I guess there are those like you, who buy Mercedes because of their lasting quality, and those like me, who just want some plush premium comfort and a good solid ride.
fair enough - go with your gut and enjoy your new ride.

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Yea, it would just be hell for a poor dealer to have to deal with someone who wants to keep his hard earned money, and not just give it away. Hey why don't I just throw the guy a couple of GRANTS as a thank you. Your an ass.
I don't have a clue what you said, but F**K YOU A*****E!



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If you don't know how your sarcastic and condesending tone is offensive, by now, then I won't waste my breath trying to tell you. Suffice it to say that my question could be a CLUE that I have no desire to ride public transportation.
You feel it’s beneath you to ride the train to work, but "I'm" condescending?

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And who said I wouldn't maintain a car that I lease ? Did I say that ? I don't think so.
I thought so.

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I think I'll lease a Benz for a couple of years, and not worry about maintenance at all.
But since you say otherwise, perhaps not.
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fair enough - go with your gut and enjoy your new ride.
Thanks. You too.
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Folks -- this isn't OT -- please disagree without being disagreeable. Also please try to avoid name-calling and offensive language. This thread is now officially closed.

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