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Mercedes-Benz M-Class, SUV
#140 of 742 Re: ML 280 CDI and or ML 320 CDI, 2006 models [pmucic]
Dec 09, 2005 (7:19 pm)
If you call 1-800 for Mercedes, you will be told that the ML with diesel engine is coming up sometime in 06 for the 07 model. The question is the displacement of the engine is not known yet. I hope it will be at least 4.L V8 which is more potent and fuel efficient. I prefer the E-Class gets the V8 CDI in wagon form, if happens in the ML, then I get no choice!
#141 of 742 MB finance dealer incentive $2500 off invoice
Dec 14, 2005 (5:02 pm)
do you guys know how much incentive dealer have if you finance with MB. I got offer from $1000 off invoice to $2500 off invoice if I finance with MBUSA. any insights?
#142 of 742 Re: MB finance dealer incentive $2500 off invoice [mercky]
Dec 14, 2005 (6:10 pm)
My understanding is that the MB Finance "marketing support" credit to qualifying borrowers/buyers in December 2005 is $2000 on the M-Class. It's not really a "dealer" incentive. It's money MB corporate is kicking in.
It's also my understanding that while you can't prepay an MB Finance loan immediately, you can pay it off after six months.
I don't know whether there is a minimum $ amount or % of the purchase price that has to be financed.
#143 of 742 Re: MB finance dealer incentive $2500 off invoice [jrynn]
Dec 15, 2005 (10:30 am)
Does the incentive apply to leasing through MB Finance? Thanks.
#144 of 742 What should I expect to pay?
Dec 19, 2005 (9:48 am)
I am about to start negotiations with the dealer regarding a 2006 ML350 with several option packages. The sticker price is $56,700. What should I expect to pay for this car. Any tips are appreciate it.
#145 of 742 Re: What should I expect to pay? [nomorebmw]
Dec 19, 2005 (12:44 pm)
You should expect to pay whatever the minimum amount is that a local dealership will accept.
(And that will depend on your "local" market. If there is a critical mass of competing dealerships willing to price aggressively to take a sale away from another (as in DC/MD/VA where Euro/ASC/HBL are at each other's throats) then the discounts can be surprisingly big. (MUCH MUCH MUCH better than Edmunds TMV). In a region where dealerships are spread far apart, you should expect to see much less aggressive pricing.)
The BEST way to get the BEST price is simply to identify the car you want, get a quote from Dealer 1 (telling them you're going to get quotes from Dealer 2 & Dealer 3), and then to just keep making the rounds 1/2/3 (by phone/e-mail/in person -- whatever you prefer) til they stop making the price better.
But, bottom line, what you pay depends on where you are.
You should only pay attention to reports of $3000 off MSRP/$4000 off MSRP/$5000 off MSRP or whatever other number people post IF (and this is a big IF) they are in your local market.
#146 of 742 Re: MB finance dealer incentive $2500 off invoice [y2001]
Dec 19, 2005 (12:45 pm)
I don't know if it applies to leasing. Sorry.
#147 of 742 Re: What should I expect to pay? [jrynn]
Dec 19, 2005 (1:40 pm)
#148 of 742 Re: What should I expect to pay? [jrynn]
Dec 19, 2005 (2:24 pm)
in california, looks like it is pretty competitive for the dealers right now. With the MB financing deal, you can get well below invoice. I have seen offers around $2500-$3000 off invoice with MB financing.(in stock cars tho). I guess $2000 of this discount is already coming from MB finance as explained in other posts. I was almost pulling the trigger for one in stock car I like, but then the reliability of the ML got me scared. I still like the car.
#149 of 742 Reliability Issue
Dec 20, 2005 (8:12 am)
I like the layout and option packages of the new M a lot; I previously owned a Lexus GX470 and was disappointed, mainly because I didn't need third row seats and just hated the swing out rear door. However, reliabilty is the #1 issue with me, and I have not seen much on this forum to make me feel good enough even to test drive. Comments from current owners would be appreciated....expecially on the 350M. Thanks