Last post on Jun 15, 2013 at 9:04 PM
You are in the Prices Paid - Buying & Leasing Experiences
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class, SUV
#721 of 730 ML350 Bluetec
Apr 01, 2013 (11:20 am)
Anyone know of a good dealer who is willing to negotiate in the FL area?
#722 of 730 Re: 2013 ML350 [maylh]
Apr 18, 2013 (12:30 pm)
Could you please share the dealer name and sales person name, and also if you prefer give me your name so you get customer referral bonus
#723 of 730 Re: ML350 Bluetec [mbnandoc]
Apr 19, 2013 (8:00 am)
I have had success with MB of palm beaches compared to other local dealers. ML is very popular and inventory is on the low side. Have also spoken to the manager at this dealership and many people also getting into the ML due to better availability compared to GL as minimal stock inventory on the lot.
#725 of 730 Re: ML350 $57k MSPR - how much to buy for in NJ ? [sehkon]
May 21, 2013 (1:25 pm)
Hi blazinginder. Can you tell me how much did you finally pay for the ML350. I am in the market of buying the car and wanted to understand what to expect.
This is what I am looking for
ML350 - AWD
#726 of 730 Fleet Employee Program (FEP)
Jun 12, 2013 (3:09 pm)
Hi All, anyone use their FEP certificate after negotiating a fair price? Did the dealer honor it?
Right now the FEP gives you an additional $2,000 off an ML350.
The best quote I got using the internet was 9.01% off MSRP, not including the FEP certificate. I live in SF bay area.
#727 of 730 Re: Fleet Employee Program (FEP) [calidave2]
Jun 12, 2013 (4:16 pm)
They should give you $2000 more off what was negotiated. That's what they did with me in AZ. The certificate is paid for by Mercedes and not the dealer so it shouldn't affect their profit. At least that's my understanding.
#728 of 730 Re: Fleet Employee Program (FEP) [anandvn]
Jun 14, 2013 (6:52 pm)
Thanks for the info. I asked one dealer and he said his price already includes a $1,000 Mercedes Certificate, so if he replaces it with mine, I will save $1,000 instead of $2,000.
Sounds a little odd to me. I don't know what a "Mercedes Certificate" is.
#729 of 730 Re: Fleet Employee Program (FEP) [calidave2]
Jun 14, 2013 (7:03 pm)
To get the fleet pricing you have to print out a certificate with a code on it. It's typically on the company providing the discounts website. I'm guessing he was already including one manufacturer discount in your negotiated price and they can only do one or the other. In my case I had a $2k fleet discount through USAA and I negotiated a price. When I went to the dealer he learned I was an AMA member and told me they had a $3k fleet discount so he could give another $1000 off more if I used the AMA Mercedes Benz certificate but I couldn't combine the two.
#730 of 730 Re: Fleet Employee Program (FEP) [anandvn]
Jun 15, 2013 (9:04 pm)
I went to another dealer since they had the exact car I was looking for and after a looooot of BS they finally gave me 9% off MSRP plus another $1,000 off to match the other dealer. A fair price, but an unpleasant experience. I had a much better experience buying a Toyota.
They did show me their internal website that showed a summer fleet certificate for $1,000 so i guess that part was true.
One odd thing was I asked them to use my credit union for financing, they claimed they did it thru the CUDL system, but I do not see anything in the paperwork that shows that. They said the paperwork never does. Anyone have any experience with CUDL?
In hindsight, I made a few mistakes.
1) I assumed buying a Mercedes would not require a run thru the gauntlet of scams. e.g., I double checked the price on the loan and it was wrong!
2) I did not start my counter offer low enough, so I had to battle the "split the difference" argument
3) I should have insisted that they remove the chrome wheels immediately before I signed. (They said they would, but they didn't supposedly because their service department was too busy, so now I have to come back another day to get my stock wheels).
4) I should have asked my credit union exactly what to expect when I used CUDL at the dealer