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Deal of the day! McLaren 12C Spider lease

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McLaren Lease Deal?!

McLaren Lease Deal?!

The McLaren 12C Spider is one cool piece of trick automotive technology.  It has the class leading 17-second retractable hard top just in case you need to have a red-light race with Ferrari F430 at the stoplight to see who can tan quicker. That comes along with all of the other goodies, including 616 horsepower.

Usually I am not so lucky to be on the mailing lists of the uber-rich, but I got this attractive lease offer from McLaren for the 12C Spyder from McLaren Greenwich:  $3,550 per month for a 39-month lease. That requires $8,395 out-of-pocket, plus tax. At the lease end, lessee pays $2,495 vehicle turn-in fee.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to perform all of the errands I usually do because total mileage allotment for the 39 months is 11,375, for about 292 miles per month. Or you can pay $2.50 a mile if you are in a pinch and need to go over.  The whole deal works out to about $160,000 in payments with tax, or about $100K less than the purchase price. Cliff-face depreciation is a bitch in the upper crust of cars, but you have the luxury of not having to sell it at the end. But you gotta worry about wear-and-tear. Curiously, if you take the zero off of the monthly payment you get exactly what I am paying for my Ford C-Max. It must be nice to run a hedge fund and live in Greenwich.

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