Smart Offering the Lowest Lease Deal: $99/month
Today, it's a much different story. Less than 500 are usually sold each month and dealers have been desperate for months.
That's why Smart has decided to offer the lowest-cost lease deal available on the market right now: $99/month.
You can lease the 2012 Smart fortwo for only $99/month for 36 months with only $999 down.
If you're a current owner of a Mercedes, you also get $1,000 in loyalty cash back. (Mercedes is the parent company of Smart).
For big city dwellers, this might be a great option. Just keep in mind the lease only comes with 10,000 miles per year, so if you plan on driving a lot of highway miles, this isn't for you.
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
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