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#3431 of 7297 C320 vs BMW 330i
May 23, 2001 (7:04 pm)
I have been looking for a new vehicle for about 2 months and narrowed it down to the 330i and C320. For the same set-up the Mercedes is $45,000 and the BMW is $43,000. The BMW dealer is offering me $2000 off and 5% lease financing for 36 months, bringing my payment to roughly $610. The quote out of the Mercedes dealer was $710! $30 can be explained by the MSRP difference, the remainder is the dealers unwillingness to move at all! I told him I prefered the C320, but it is not $80/month better than the 320. Can anyone out there help me with two issues:
1) Help me understand why the C320 is worth the extra?
2) Where can I get a better deal? Here is what the $710 is composed of: 67% residual, 8.41% effective interest rate, $500 off MSRP.
I have never purchased a Mercedes while I have owned BMW. I told them this fact, but they don't seem to give a crap if they garner a new customer.
#3433 of 7297 yanksfan1/Idea's
May 23, 2001 (7:26 pm)
bmw and mercedes tough choice. I owned a 1999 bmw 328i followed by a 1998 slk 230 (which i sold with 11000 miles last week) new 2001 c240 with c1,c2 and c4 package with bose addon...
both vehicle's are fine auto's....if you want a VERY sporty ride..BMW is your only choice..for a controlled "luxury/sport" ride Mercedes.
I bought my car using www.autobytel.com...after visiting two dealers bought the car for 1000 under msrp and they dealer traded the car...purchased vehicle in pennsylvania, live in ohio....saved 2500 considering my trade over what i found in ohio...\
just food for thought.
#3434 of 7297 another visit dealer:
May 23, 2001 (7:50 pm)
Hi just visited my dealer for a squeeky accelerator. I also experienced an odor problem. I dont know where its comming from but theres a stronge smell of some sort of fluid. Waiting to find out , is anyone else experiencing these problems!
#3435 of 7297 yanksfan1
May 23, 2001 (10:34 pm)
That dealer may be able to sell all the cars he has, he may not have any incentive to lower his price.
1) It depends on what you want. In another forum I was talking about the Honda Accord. The C320 or the 330i is not $20000 more car than the Accord either. Nobody needs a Mercedes. You have to decide whether you want to pay $80 more for one car or the other.
2) Shop around the other dealers in your area. Some people have managed to get very good deals.
#3436 of 7297 2002 pricing
May 24, 2001 (7:17 am)
anybody have an idea about when will 2002 prices will be out, I checked on edmunds and found only Acura to come out with 2002 pricing
May 24, 2001 (8:24 am)
I wanted to purchase 17" 5 spoke rims from MB to put on a C240. Did any other members do this as well? Any recommendations as to whether I should go this way. The rim will definitely have to be from MB.
#3438 of 7297 Baby has arrived
May 24, 2001 (10:41 am)
My baby has arrived, C-240, black on black, with C1,C2,C4 and auto trans. Do you guys have a list of things that I should look for when I pick my baby up on Tuesday, May 29. Also, I got $800 off MSRP. I went thou the internet at my local MB dealer. I live in MD.
May 24, 2001 (12:23 pm)
I live in Nassau County, Long Island, NY, and have been
"hunting" on the web and scoping dealers.
I plan on getting a 2002 black C-240 c3/c6.
Helms bros looks like "visitation" #1.
Like you (or anyone else!) I don't want to
get shafted so if you've had (good or bad) vibes
from local dealers ...pls lemme know.
Personal email: murrayacm.org
#3440 of 7297 C320 arrived after 8 months....
May 24, 2001 (2:50 pm)
....I ordered a C320 in 9/00 and it finally arrived. I ordered it with sport pkg only and metallic silver paint. The dealer said that the reason why it took so long is because I did not ordered the C2 (moonroof pkg). Did anybody else experience this long of a delay in their order?
After waiting for so long, I am not inclined to pay MSRP and after reading the posts on this board, I will try to negotiate down the price and get them to throw in some freebies. It would be much appreciate if anyone has a similar experience let me know the outcome of their purchase....thanks.