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Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG, SUV
#7727 of 8199 Why do Mercedes cheap sell their cars?
Apr 26, 2005 (5:37 pm)
I am a big fan of the Land Rover brand so extremely biased, but why do Mercedes dealerships the minute they have a brand new exciting vehicle, start selling them for invoice and trash the value of the product. I was very excited about the 2006 ML, but it sounds like the dealers have to give them away to sell them. One dealership told me they are too expensive compared to the 05's.
I know a lot about Land Rover's and take theLR3 for example. I am not saying it is a better car, but the vehicle is priced at $45-$55 and they by and large don't discount the car, especially the HSE model. It doesn't make me feel enthusiastic about a car if the dealers have to give it away and flood the market.
#7728 of 8199 Re: Why do Mercedes cheap sell their cars? [calbrit]
Apr 27, 2005 (12:48 am)
Maybe you have tons of money to throw around, but a lot of us don't mind getting a good deal on a vehicle. There is nothing wrong with a discount. If you like to look like an idiot and get ripped off, then enjoy paying full price.
Apr 27, 2005 (2:15 pm)
I am looking to lease an ML 350 I was wondering if price is negotiable in the lease, and what should I look to put down , and what is a reasonable payment . I was thinking from 650 to 750
Apr 27, 2005 (4:33 pm)
yes leases are always negotiable! You can choose to go with MB when you lease, or you can find outside lenders for leases. Check the web. make sure you do your math before you lease!
#7731 of 8199 Liftgate & Lighting
Apr 28, 2005 (5:21 pm)
We're thinking about purchasing a 2006 ML500. But I have a few questions: is the power liftgate worth it to buy? Is it really that hard to close the trunk without it? Also, "premium interior lighting" is an option. What exactly is this, and is it necessary?
#7732 of 8199 2003 ML 500 - approx. 16000 Miles
Apr 30, 2005 (9:50 am)
What do you folks think is the fair price. I have owned ML 320 in past and am well aware of the strengths and shortcoming of the ML. But at a very attaractive price, ML may not be a bad deal.
One of our local dealer (Non MB) has a trade in ML 500 and is willing to deal. It may have been sitting for some time and that's why he is willing.
Please share your comments and advice..
#7733 of 8199 Looking at a 2003 ML350
Apr 30, 2005 (3:13 pm)
I currently have a c320 wagon that has been a great vehicle. I need to add a second vehicle to my garage and just drove a 2003 ml350 with 19800 miles.
The vehicle appeared to be perfect. Does anybody have advice for me as to what to look for. The vehicle is a 1 owner that was sold and traded back to the same dealer. They are going to get the service records for me on Monday.
The asking price seemed about right at $29,800 and they indicated there was some room to haggle.
#7734 of 8199 Re: transmission hesitation update [nofeer]
May 01, 2005 (7:46 pm)
I have the same problem with my 99 ml320.
I had the Check Engine light coming out. Check with a friend who has a ODB reader, the error is P0170 and P0173. Iread from the net it is most probably the Mass Air Flow sensor to change ar maybe just to clean ? Anyone knows how to do that ?
#7735 of 8199 Re: My 1999 ML-320 consumes 1 qt every 590 miles [mlny99]
May 01, 2005 (7:51 pm)
Have the same problem with my 99 ml320 47K miles.
Is it difficult to access this sensor (the MAF one) ? I just would like to get a look at it before to go to my dealer. He may tell me I need to change the whole engine !!!!!
#7736 of 8199 Sunday OC Ca M-Class road rally
May 01, 2005 (10:34 pm)
I was there to day at noon. I drove two ML-350s; one on each course. Great acceleration, handeling, breaking. The first one had on the digital display '7.6 mpg' and the second had '7.3 mpg'. I hope that is not what I think it is.