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#5780 of 7297 Pricing for 2002's
Jul 22, 2002 (10:19 am)
To silverfox6-sounds like a good deal.
Just a comment on the pricing on new Mercedes: When I went to buy my c320 a month ago and I was bargaining with the dealer, he kept saying that due to the new free maintenence, etc, the markup is only 6%. Another one told me 8%. One, if not both, are probably bending the truth. Personally, I think a straight 8-10% off the MSRP, especially with the 2003's coming in, is a fair deal.. I have bought 2 mercedes-both at 8-10% off of the sticker with trade-in within a few hundred dollars of blue book. My dealer offers free car washes as long as I own my car-free coffee or soda included, which saves me another $500 per year minimum (two cars washed every 1-2 weeks).
#5781 of 7297 fair price for c240
Jul 24, 2002 (2:17 pm)
I am looking for 2002 c240 in DFW. I would ilke with sunroof and leather seat. How much is the fair price?
#5782 of 7297 Service problems at new VA dealer
Jul 24, 2002 (5:08 pm)
For those of you in Northern Virginia, based on my sad experience, I recommend that you stay away from the service department at the new Mercedes Benz of Alexandria until they get their act together and work out the bugs.
#5783 of 7297 TCLAW -- Service Problems
Jul 25, 2002 (5:45 am)
Could you suggest a dealer you have had some positive service experiences with? I work near American Service Center in Arlington, and was considering them for my Y2k C280, but they are the same business as MB of Alexandria.
Jul 25, 2002 (8:41 am)
While ASC and the new MB Alexandria are run by the same company, ASC is an established dealership that has been in the Arlington location for a very long time. Even though I had big issues with the sales side at ASC, the service department was fine for my oil change and state inspection several months ago.
#5785 of 7297 fedssocr
Jul 25, 2002 (9:24 am)
Thanks for the info on ASC -- I'll give them a try.
#5786 of 7297 service problems
Jul 25, 2002 (6:53 pm)
I've also had work done at HBL, and I found that, even though they tried, they too appeared to be understaffed. It was also annoying that either (1) they knew nothing about the key problems I was having that were well documented here, or (2) they knew about them but wouldn't admit it. They even denied knowing anything about the remote unlocking failure in the early production cars, even after MB belatedly fessed up. I wonder if their service people don't read the MB technical bulletins or are just trained to look at you quizically and say "no, I didn't know anything about that problem." I guess I'm glad that I purchased an extended warranty and that both HBL and the new place give loaner cars (albeit, during my latest visit, a Ford Escort from Enterprise unless I was willing to pay for an upgrade).
#5787 of 7297 Service
Jul 26, 2002 (6:05 am)
TCLAW, thanks for the info on HBL as well.
For what it's worth, I have used Euro Motor Cars for service in past. I bought my C280 there, and they have been OK, though I have not had to ask them to deal with anything as maddening as the key problems exhibited by the early W203 cars. True, they are a bit further around the beltway than HBL, but they do have an all-MB loaner fleet. My last 2 loaners were a 230 SLK (too cold out to drop the top, though) and an E320 4-Matic (very nice!)
Anyway, I will be trying ASC for my VA inspection. This one requires emissions testing too, so you can guess why I am reluctant to let my local Shell station put the car on the treadmill.
#5788 of 7297 driver's door malfunction
Jul 27, 2002 (9:34 am)
Well, after 18 months of flawless service my C240 finally has developed a glitch. The driver's side door has gone kaput. The key remote no longer locks/unlocks that door and the window controls are also not working. The backlight of the switches is out too. So I suppose this might just be a loose connection in there somewhere. It all came about this morning totally out of the blue. Is this a known, common problem?
Jul 27, 2002 (3:41 pm)
Loose connector or maybe a fuse? First time I've heard of that one. Lucky you.