: Turned in My '04 Leased a '07

07-30-07, 07:23 PM
Did a lease pull ahead on my '04 today.
GM made the 4 of the remaining 7 payments.
Leased a '07 Black Raven/Tan(never liked the grey of my '04)
Ultraview and rear air. That's it.
Paid about $4700 down, that includes the first month's payment.

Monthly payment is only $367.11.

This is the 36mo./12K yr. lease not the 39mo./10K yr.

Engine is quieter, interior is nicer, usable leg/knee room for this
6'8" driver is less.

Ultraview was knocking during test drive and dealer found 2 clips
at the rear that were loose.

Salesman delivered it to me in a downpour and took my '04.
Haven't even driven the car yet. LOL.

I'll keep you posted.

c5 rv
07-30-07, 07:56 PM
Congrats on your new ride. Let us know how you like / don't like the differences from the 04 as you put some miles on it.

07-30-07, 08:42 PM
Enjoy! Sounds like a good deal!

07-30-07, 10:39 PM

Still haven't driven it yet, guess that will happen tomorrow.

07-31-07, 05:51 AM
How do you have less room ? Where etc. I am 6'5" myself


07-31-07, 08:00 AM
Strange. I felt that way myself when I had an 07 loaner for my 06. I thought I was imagining it (less room driver's seat area).....

07-31-07, 08:19 AM
In the '04-'06s the center stack was basically more vertical and more perpendicular.
Where the '07s the HVAC/Radio area starts out wider and gets wider at the top.
So me knee is leaning up against the center stack and I can't splay my knees out wider, they are slightly more pinched together.
My natural postition in the '04 was that my knee would be just clear of the center stack, or I could lean it against it, if I liked.
Also in the old car, with that additional space I couldld pull the seat up several inches if I had a tall person behind me.
With this car I am not sure I can move the seat up much at all, unless i rock the seat bottom up even more and, but that would just
take more kneeroom out of the backseat.

07-31-07, 08:23 AM
More observations:

Console storage lid is thinner and depresses when my elbow or weight is on it.
Top storage area in console has been deleted.
Map door pockets are really flimsy.
Grille is a lighter color and appears to have a flat finish.

Don't you guys to think I am being negative, just giving my observations.