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It is likely to be advantageous for me to put the minimum down to lease an SLK 350. I will need to put my order in soon and was wondering if anyone knew the minimum that I might have to put down for a lease. I expect the capitialized cost to be around $56K plus taxes of three percent. My credit rating should enable favorable financing. Thanks for any help. I have never leased a car before.
 

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GernBlansten - 3/19/2005 9:46 PM

It is likely to be advantageous for me to put the minimum down to lease an SLK 350. I will need to put my order in soon and was wondering if anyone knew the minimum that I might have to put down for a lease. I expect the capitialized cost to be around $56K plus taxes of three percent. My credit rating should enable favorable financing. Thanks for any help. I have never leased a car before.
You can go to the MB website and build the car and then can figure financing options - either buying or leasing. The minimum I think MB will allow for downpayment on a lease is 10% of the purchase price.
 

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They'll generally allow zero down. You'll wind up paying something like one month's lease payment, probably some other random stuff, maybe prepay the return fee. Ask your salesperson.
 

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If you are going to lease, why put anything down? You can put $0 down on a lease. You put 0 down, but have pay for first month's payment, bank fee, etc. at inception. So you have to go into it with upwards of a couple of thousand, but theoretically nothing down. If the payment scares you, for every thousand you put down, you will reduce your payment by $ 20.00 to $30.00 per month depending on the length of your lease. However, in Pennsylvania,USA you have to pay nine percent lease tax even on the down payment, so $ 1000.00 down is really only $ 910.00. Not sure if that's done in other countries, but check it out. Lastly, check out private leasing companies, not just MB financing. I don't think MB offers the best rates. In the end, I went with MB because at the time, the difference between a private leasing company and MB was minmimal and it was easier.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I wanted to have a little info under my belt before I spoke with the salesperson in the next few weeks.
 
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