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Best Car Lease for $300
« on: September 24, 2006, 01:40:57 pm »
Hi.

Im looking to lease a car at the moment and i have around $300 (including tax) pcm in my budget.

What would people recommend?

My criteria are...

Cheap to Insure, economical on fuel and if i can help it, no downpayment's.

Thanks.

P.S. I have been looking for a website which compares lease costs on all the manufacturors to answer this question but no luck so far. If anyone know a good source let me know.

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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2006, 03:21:25 pm »
Should be able to get a decently equiped Cobalt for that.
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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2006, 03:45:45 pm »
..OR TWO CAVALIERS.......... :run:
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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006, 04:59:10 pm »
Look at the subcompacts too.

What might fit in the budget:

Yaris, Accent, Cobalt, Caliber, Focus and that new Suzuki SX4....

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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2006, 05:10:40 pm »
Mazda3 :)

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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2006, 05:20:52 pm »
Rabbit.

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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2006, 05:24:08 pm »
Both the Mazda3 an the Rabbit are great choices.  Can you really get a Rabbit for $300/month?
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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2006, 05:32:47 pm »
When they were introduced I remember them being offered at $200/month.  Not sure where they are now, but definately worth checking out.

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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2006, 05:37:29 pm »
Any of the 15k-ish cars before taxes should suit your needs and price range
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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2006, 06:44:14 pm »
Yeah that $200 a month was like $8000 down though.

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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2006, 08:13:10 pm »
Yeah that $200 a month was like $8000 down though.

Infinity is pulling that same trick. 2006 G35 for 299.00/month lease!

Fine print: $9000 downpayment + 299 first monthly payment + 1564 freight and pdi, all due when you pick up the car.

http://www.infiniti.ca/en/general/special_offers/special_offer_dbd.html

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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2006, 09:54:42 pm »
Is Infinity cheap to insure?


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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2006, 11:27:10 pm »
I know the 350Z is crazy expensive to insure in BC...  not sure how the Infiniti stacks up in comparison.

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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2006, 01:21:28 am »
Is Infinity cheap to insure?



Define cheap.  The Infiniti is a good brand...but like most cars in the lux segment, you gotta pay to play. 

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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2006, 02:11:05 am »
Infiniti is no more expensive than a regular car ... in that price range.  :) The driver have more to do with the actual individual premium. Dad's 02 I35 is 30% more than his 2000 Corolla CE.


For under $300 ... the Ford Focus and/ or the Chevy Cobalt should fit that very nicely, could be more incentives with Ford and GM too.

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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2006, 03:28:28 am »
what about the new Nissan Versa?
or the entry level models from Kia, Hyundai etc....

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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2006, 03:45:45 am »
Unless things have improved drastically I'd be wary of the Cobalt, on the CR reliability scale it was the very worst of all the small cars in its first year.

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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2006, 11:34:41 am »
Try leasebusters, there are a bunch of relatively new cars posted under $300/month and it won't cost you anything up front.

Otherwise you're going to be hard pressed to find something new for under $300 with zero down.   Most ads you'll see for cheap new cars are either going to require up to $1500 out of pocket at signing or they won't have any base models in stock.

You're best bets for new are going to be a Cobalt/Pursuit/ION/Optra.  Cheap to run and insure and very low interest rates for leasing.  An 06 Elantra might work as well, the rates are under 1% as far as I remember.
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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2006, 11:43:26 am »
I love those luxury car ads with $299, $399 or whatever lease payments.  Heck, you could lease a new Ferarri for $199/month with a big enough downpayment!  Stupid.
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Re: Best Car Lease for $300
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2006, 11:46:58 am »
I phoned the local Infiniti dealership 2 weeks ago ... $12,000 down on the FX35 to make the lease payment as advertised ... if I had $12,000 on hand ... fack ... I would be rich! ...  enuff to be King for a Day!  :)