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I am about to lease an E350 Mercedes Benz. I have not leased a car before. What do I need to keep in mind or request that the arrangement includes/doesn't include? I am also trying to decide if it is a good idea for me to trade in my 1995 BMW or try and sell it on my own. Your thoughts?

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Susan Givens, Publisher at Auto Success Magazine - System Publishing , Inc. I wrote a great article on AskPatty on this very topic go here to read my tips and to download addtional information that will help you with your leasing negotiation and decision: http://askpatty.typepad.com/ask_patty_/2006/08/lease_versus_pu.html Depending on the Kelly Blue Book value ( Go to www.kbb.com to find out your Kelly Blue Book value), of your 1995 BMW and the offer from the delaership for your trade in, you will need to decide the best and most cost effective decision for you.

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