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#1883 of 7297 #1819 of 1825 Listen to yourselves! by c320buyer
Mar 12, 2001 (11:16 am)
For C320buyer --I am quoting from the Spring 2001 newsletter from my Mercedes-Benz dealer:
"Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported record-breaking year-end sales of 205,614 in 2000 -- setting an all time record for MBUSA. The 2000 sales volume is the highest in the company's history and represents an 8.5 percent increase over the last year's previous high of 189,437 vehicles sold in the U.S. in 1999.
'Sales for the year were led by the award-winning M-Class sport utility vehicle, which recorded its highest year with 52,764 vehicles sold. E-Class sales trailed closely behind with 49,592 sold.
'A significant portion of the 2000 volume came from the all new C-Class -- the C240 and C320 -- which went on sale in September. The C-class model line increased 16% to 34,600, and is expected to play an even stronger role with the upcoming debuts of the coupe and wagon models. At the high end, the S-class also achieved a record-breaking year, as did the CL-Class, the CLK family of coupes and cabriolets and SLK roadsters.
'At W.I. Simonson, the year 2000 saw a record 1,172 new Mercedes-Benz sold. Of those, 261 were M-Class, 270 E-Class, 236 C-Class and 169 S-Class."
#1884 of 7297 I agree with bubba
Mar 12, 2001 (12:27 pm)
It's fun, and educational, reading about people's experiences with their new Cs, but the endless debate over a few hundred dollars seems pointless. I'd like to save money as much as the next person, but when we decide, as I did and the rest of you owners did, to plunk down $40k, give or take a few, for a car that won't provide any more transportation than a Honda, we've already declared that this purchase is about more than dollars. So just buy it, and if a few hundred dollars is going to limit or enhance the pleasure you get from the car, maybe that Honda should be looking better. Or skip a few restaurant dinners to make up for it.
#1886 of 7297 michhala that's old news. i'm talking about maybe the last two weeks to a month.
Mar 12, 2001 (3:23 pm)
I don't think I will ever get rich enough to say "What's a few hundred dollars" especially when it amounts to 1400 dollars. I don't care what you guys pay for your cars and I hope you enjoy them I'm just making a point you don't have to pay MSRP anymore, that's BS. If you do then you have more money than brains, good for you! MB has dictated to the consumer for years what we are going to have to pay to look at their hood ornament through the windshield. That's why before now I was never going to consider a Benz.
Who was that that said there is nothing wrong with the economy? Are you nuts? Do you get out much? Read the paper? Listen to the radio? Watch TV?
#1887 of 7297 C320 buyer should buy a used Tercel
Mar 12, 2001 (3:28 pm)
Your arrogance does not belong in this forum. I happen to be the one who made a comment about the economy. Aside from the stock market, all economic indicators show that we are STILL in a growing economy, albeit not like the growth of the previous quarters. Unemployment still stands at LESS than 5%, Capes are still going for a bit under $400k in Ridgewood, NJ, and Cheesecake Factory still has lines out the door on Tuesday night. Get real putz..... open your mouth on the Corolla board. We don't like idiots like you mouthing off at people who are happy to pay MSRP.
Mar 12, 2001 (3:28 pm)
i happen to be in sales.. to retail... my customers are writing orders like crazy,, their shelves are bsing emptied.. one described 2 weekends in feb as being close to the level of x mas.... i would agree.. that of looking at a 35-40thousand dollar car... $500 difference one way or the other should not make a difference..of course there are cars that are giving rebates/discounts..pontiacs,mitsubishis,et al... think theres a reason????? they must tomove the inventory!!!!!!...i admire and applaud anyone that has driven a good bargain with an mb dealer..
"you know it dont come easy"
Mar 12, 2001 (3:30 pm)
... hahahah!!! love it... tercel!!
#1890 of 7297 cheesecake factory
Mar 12, 2001 (3:35 pm)
jason... be careful.. to many evenings there.. we wont fit in the front seat!!!
#1891 of 7297 Zmeenow & Cheesecake
Mar 12, 2001 (4:13 pm)
Hey Zmee..... yeah.... only can afford to go there once a month. I figure that if went there daily, I'd have to buy an S Class (so I can fit). LOL!!! Enjoy your C. I am gonna check out Zaino as you seem to love it! I used Meguair this weekend with excellent results.
Mar 12, 2001 (4:39 pm)
if u see a shiny black c going down godwin ave... thats me!