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Lease or Buy E400 coupe

I'm new to Mercedes and really love the look of the E400 coupe. I would like some feedback as to whether I should lease or buy the car? I'm getting a good deal on the price but not sure about the longevity and reliability of the car.
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Generally speaking, if you drive 10,000-12,000 miles per year or less, and you like a new car every 1-3 years, leasing can be advantageous and any problems are covered under warranty. If you drive more miles or like keeping a car for a longer time, purchasing is usually best.
Keep in mind that you can negotiate the price of a lease the same way you negotiate a purchase.

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I'm new to Mercedes and really love the look of the E400 coupe. I would like some feedback as to whether I should lease or buy the car? I'm getting a good deal on the price but not sure about the longevity and reliability of the car.
If you have doubts in a car's reliability (justified or otherwise), you're probably best off just finding one, in which you don't harbor such doubts. What I mean is that if a car is stuck in the shop time and time again, it's no less miserable an experience just because you leased it. Thus, your question is really more of a financial one, and only you know what your finances look like.

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I like when people lease.
This way I can buy 5 years old MB for about 25% of its original cost, since they paid the 75%.
I compare lease to paying gardeners for picking up leaves from your driveway at the time when you seat inside and drink beer.

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