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You are in the Mercedes Benz M-Class
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG, SUV
#2191 of 8199 norge003
Mar 08, 2001 (12:21 pm)
I'm also in the process of negotiating for a ML320. (See my post #2003) I got an offer from the salesman for $39,500-$371 over invoice, in your case that would be $40,254. I'm going to counter with $39,000 and see what they say. That would be $129 below invoice. There's a $1200 dealer holdback but I don't know if the salesman gets any of that.
I would like to know how much above invoice others have paid. It would be helpful.
By the way, Mercedes offered me less than 1/2 what Edmonds said was book value for my 1993 SAAB. Mark
#2192 of 8199 norge003 - ML priceing
Mar 08, 2001 (1:28 pm)
As stated in my prior post, we bought the '01 ML320, Brilliant Sivler with M1, M2, M7, Bose/CD Changer and Sunroof for $40,120 plus tax, title & license. MSRP - $43,200, Edmund's invoice price - $40,222, dealer invoice - $40,622 ($400 ad. fee). I managed to get $502 below the dealer's invoice price (or $102 below the Edmund's invoice price). I also heard from two dealers that MB is cutting back on the '01 ML production to retool for the '02's. Therefore, they represented that by this summer, there may not be as many '01 ML's sitting on the lot for them to provide the deep discounts. I don't know how accurate that representation may be. Good luck with your purchase. BTW, we had no trade-in and did not lease the ML. Therefore, the pricing is pretty straight forward.
#2193 of 8199 ML Service on 2000's
Mar 08, 2001 (4:27 pm)
Spoke to my dealer today, and they agreed to allow me to bring car in before the FSS since it was reset at around 3500 miles.
Yes, they agreed they all use Moil 1, most likely due to the AMGs getting it and numerous calls and time wasted explaining why MB waits so long. The perception in my opinion is stronger than the technical data/truth. I think it's true in this case, and less grief for the SA etc.
Dust filter should be changed as well, since on my 99 ML they changed it on the service A, but then the dealer gave a service credit as incentive to get maintenance done. However manual indicates it's in service B.
As far as tires, on my ML 99 I was having it done before every 5000 by tire place, However I will wait for around 9100+. In my experience more damage can be done to one's car a tire place, and am fanatical about that kind of stuff. I'd rather buy new tires earlier and upgrade then go thru the wait and torture of some of these places.
#2194 of 8199 EGR - Windows Visors - Sucks
Mar 08, 2001 (8:03 pm)
Avoid at all cost. Drew, what brand is yours on your ML. EGR version uses double adhesive sided tapes to glue it to the outside of the door frame.... i'm not sure it will stay on my ML... Grrrr....
#2195 of 8199 Snow Chains... Thanks
Mar 08, 2001 (10:23 pm)
Thanks for the advice DT77 & Wally,
I'll take it slow and easy.
#2196 of 8199 EGR ometofu
Mar 08, 2001 (10:43 pm)
Yer right. They use 3M tape to attach. I didn't know that before I ordered them. I had reservations how durable they'd be..but had them on ML since last may. so far so good no problems of falling off. Even with all those automated car washeds ..wow..those turning brushes !
Also, I think they actually got more expensive. I paid like 43 bucks for them. now they are almost 60.I don't think I would buy them if I had a ML that wasn't black...The Weathertechs look pretty good as advertised in many car mags...
#2197 of 8199 About Survey
Mar 09, 2001 (12:30 am)
Hi, I purchased ML320 (2001) in January. I'm wondering how I should answer the Survey.....
I gave them $1000 check as deposit, and pay the rest with cash when the car is ready. Sales man brought a form and asked my name social security # etc,and started to fill in, from my view I can clearly see it said Credit application form. So, I questioned him why he is doing that (since I'm paying cash)He said they run out of DMV paper and just using this form for basic info. But, then he wanted me to sign it.
I said "NO" but he insisted it was just for DMV.
well, you know how they make you feel .... at that point..... I'm anxious to get the car and he making me feel pressured..... So ,I did sign it but told him to make sure he give me the copy of it. After all the paper work and hand shake ,I come home double check the papers.... that the only copy I didn't get.
Went back to dealer and asked to see my folder andsince I did see that paper in the file ,I insisted for explanation to the finance manager. He was rude and ridiculed me and said he have no idea what the sales guy told me or why.
I personally think it was for the credit check.And since I have excellent credit , I have nothing to hide. But I'm so insulted by it. Why didn't they just tell me ? beside ,Isn't this ileagal?Well, any way I want to say this on the survey but one of the salesman actually told me that future service for my car is depends on how good of survey I give then. Which I take it as a threat...( this is the only MB dealer in this area.......I'm sorry about long post, but does anyone have suggestion ? Do I need to give good survey? in order to recieve good futur service for my car?
#2198 of 8199 Re: survey
Mar 09, 2001 (3:59 am)
If you are really steamed, talk to MBUSA (or is it 1800FORMERCEDES), and explained to them what happened. Including the side comment about furture service. I call them on a regular basis (i.e. road maps, Collection stuff), and these people are very responsive. You know what your rights and DEMAND them. For Pete sake you didn't buy a Yugo!
Mar 09, 2001 (5:42 am)
Rika, I agree with Maab. How you fill out your survey is up to you. Part of the salesman's commision is based on that survey as well as the dealers total commission. I am always treated with respect at my dealership. I get very upset when I deal with salespeople who treat the paying customer with disrespect. We pay their salary.
#2200 of 8199 EGR ( Super Guard Bug Deflector)
Mar 09, 2001 (7:21 am)
Can anyone tell me how durable this bug deflector is? I know have one installed on his ML are they using double sided tape also. I need a quick response please because I placed an order from performance but it is back order , if this one is no good I will cancel my order.