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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan
#5225 of 6720 Damn I LOVE this car.....just drove it home!!!!!!!
Sep 13, 2003 (9:48 pm)
Thanks everyone for the advice. I love the car and all the gadgets in it. I hope it's reliable, but only time will tell. So this is what I got:
2002 E320 with special package (sport package, black maple wood, ash leather). Black color. I bought a CD player for about $800. It has 20,000 miles on it and I paid about $40,000. I reseached this for about one month in the San Francisco area.
The service was awsome! They treat you better than any dealer I have ever been to. I have bought other cars, and as soon as you sign the purchase contact they pretty much don't remember you. This guy took over three hours to take car of everything and show me all the features of the car. Loved the low pressure from the sales, to the parts, to the finance guy.
I will miss my Acura CL, but the Benz just has this really nice feeling about it that no Lexus, Acura, or Infinity can replicate.
Sep 14, 2003 (9:10 am)
Congratulations on your purchase.. Enjoy..!!
Re: the pricing, I just did a search within 100 miles of my home in eastern Mass. and found just 3 2002 E320's. The cheapest has 20500 miles and is listed at 41,900. It does NOT have the sport package or a CD player. Nor do the other two with slightly fewer miles that are both at the 43K asking price. Most dealers around here will flex from those prices maybe 1-2K so it looks like if your car were available around here for the 40K price, it would move pretty fast due to the sport package and CD player add-ons that the others wouldn't have at that price range.
#5227 of 6720 RE: 2002 E320 purchase
Sep 15, 2003 (1:27 pm)
Great choice. I bought brand new 2002 E320 last year and now is about 11000 miles on it. I have not have any problems so far, and the mechanic at the dealer told me 2002 is the most reliable in that model. For those of you thinking about getting 2002 model, be look out on special package vs sports package. Dealer might advertise they are the same but it is different body style and suspension. Sports package costs $3000+ more when I was purchasing the car. If you are not getting sports package, I will say do not pay the same price for spacial package. Special package was the same price as E320 without any options.
Sep 15, 2003 (3:31 pm)
After weeks of looking at Lexus, BMW vs BENZ we have decided for the Benz, and we are now ready to order one to our spec.
The dealer we test drive the car told us that the new 2004 E320 will come in October and said that they won't give any discount. Is it true?? We want the 2004 with the DVD Nav.
This is my first experience buying a new Benz. I would like to know some idea from you guys. We live in Fairfield County in Connecticut.
Sep 15, 2003 (6:52 pm)
If you would like your first experience buying a new Benz to be a pleasant one, do not buy from Fairfield Mercedes. My most unpleasant buying experience due to dealer's lack of honesty & integrity.
There are 4 more reputable dealers in Connecticut to choose from.
It is typical for salesmen to say that there will be no discount on new models. As far as getting a discount, your best bet is to check with different dealers in October.
#5230 of 6720 discounts on 2004 model
Sep 16, 2003 (8:49 am)
Expect to pay top $$$ if you want to be first on your block with an '04 E. You will probably save $1,000 or more if you can wait until the initial rush subsides, usually within a couple of months.
#5231 of 6720 price on 2k4 E class
Sep 16, 2003 (2:26 pm)
my dealer told me that she might get me a few hundred bucks, but she wouldn't promise anything.(right now, i'm just hoping for a free keychain).
just to give u an idea what the demand is like. i went to the dealer 1 month ago, and i'm #30 on the waitlist. my eta is dec., if not jan. the problem is that 03 model didn't have 4matic and a lot of buyers pushed off their purchase. oh well what ya gonna do. it's worth the wait.
#5232 of 6720 pickle005
Sep 16, 2003 (9:03 pm)
Of course you could always buy a Lexus. The dealers have large inventories and are heavily discounting them. In general the MBs, which are percieved by most people as more desirable cars, are sold at or near MSRP. Many models such as the SL, CL have a 2 year waiting list. By contrast you can pick up just about any Lexus right off the lot, at a discount, without any problem.
If you're willing to settle for second best you can always buy a Lexus.
#5234 of 6720 BooHoo: Waiting Lists and Being 2nd
Sep 17, 2003 (6:04 pm)
Boo, I couldn't resist ... It sures looks like MB is headed where Jaguar was.
IMHO from MB's recent quality gaffs, that the 2 year waiting list is a great idea! Maybe the car you order will be fully debugged by the time you get it.
Lexus is second best to Mercedes like the Yale football team is better than Oklahoma. Yale has a great heritage, but they've been moved down to Division 2. They fumbled a lot in Division 1 and need to practice more to get their plays right.