The lease on my car is due to run out in September this year. This shouldn’t be a big deal, as a new car is on order. However, as the CLA45 AMG waiting list is getting longer and longer, there are still 243 sleeps until my new baby arrives. What makes me laugh is the lack of interaction between Mercedes Benz Australia and their finance department. For three weeks in a row, I received a letter advising me that my lease is coming to an end, and the options available to me are:
Option 1 Trade my car in for a new model. Jeez guys, I would love to. Perhaps you could the people in the AMG factory to put in a few days’ overtime.
Option 2 Extend my lease on the residual. No thank you. I want my new car.
Option 3 Pay out the residual and keep the existing car. I may have to do that if I do not get my new car soon.
My point of sanity is Simon, the Business Manager from Macintosh in Mosman. His acerbic humour when I contact him is keeping the letters in prospective line of amusement. I am still amazed that an organisation the size of Mercedes Benz, with their worldwide presence, does not incorporate simple integration between finance and new orders. I have however received an iPad air from AMG as a touchy-feely present to keep myself amused before my new car arrives. Considering this is my third iPad, unfortunately it is more in line with taking coals to Newcastle.