Date registered: Dec 2009
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I am currently in the process of leasing a new C250 - the lease on my current C230 is coming up in 3 months. To that effect, MB Canada sent me correspondence indicating the lease wrap up and offered to allow me to end the current lease 3 months early if I leased another MB. So I started looking at the new C250 and it just happened that I concluded negotiations on the new car, paying a deposit and agreeing on a delivery date. However, only a week earlier I made my monthly lease payment, and the deal called for another payment on the new car for the first month. So I called MB Canada Financial and they advised that I was eligible for a full refund if my delivery date falls within 2 weeks of the payment date, which it was until I advised this to the salesman. He then indicated that if I asked for a refund, MB would require the dealer to cover the payment instead, and so he would have to reduce the discount by the refund amount. Doing the math, this obviously made no financial sense for me to allow that. So now I have had to delay the delivery date by about 3 weeks. I think this is just plain ridiculous, especially having previously leased two MB vehicle's from them. I would not have expected this type of nickle and dime scenario from MB. Is this a common issue others have faced? I am tempted to tell the dealer to stuff it, but have already paid the deposit. Also, one more question, does it make a difference to the dealer by me waiting it out if my delivery date now falls in January?
Last edited by matrixca; 12-22-2009 at 05:14 PM.