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Mercedes-Benz M-Class, SUV
#196 of 742 Re: 2006 ML [buying]
Aug 05, 2006 (1:32 pm)
I just bought a 2006 ML350 for $38,000 out the door (including tax etc.) I did get the very basic model (no heated seats, no sunroof, brushed metal trim not wood) but I didnít want those features so that worked great for me. It still has more features than any other comparable car (power everything, great CD/stereo) I did pay (in addition) 4000 to extend the full coverage warrantee to 7 yrs 100,000 miles (its usually $5000) and 500 to have free dent removal. I got 4.9 % financing for 66 months and only put 3000 down.
I got the bait & switch on the car at Mercedes SF and the higher price in Belmont. Almost didnít buy a car at all after that. Mercedes WC had given me a price when I originally asked, then had to deal with the others because I called around to shop prices, they were going to transfer the car in from the Belmont store at that price, after Belmont thought I would buy it from them they refused to trade it to WC. I refused to pay even 5 cents more somewhere else. I called WC, explained the issue and they made it right within 10 min. Great job w/ customer service - Thank you Mercedes Walnut Creek
It hasnít arrived yet (had to ship it from so cal) They did not charge for shipping and gave me a brand new C230 to drive until it gets here. Provided itís like the similar car I drove but didnít buy at the other dealer ($3000 more - same car) I will be happy.
Love that the seats fold flat, and that the seat bottoms remove for even more storage room in back. I looked at highlander, forerunner and jeep, nothing could even compare, and not that much less price wise.
BTW I fell in love w/ the C230, hate to have to return it.
#197 of 742 07 and 06 ML350 lease
Aug 21, 2006 (8:24 am)
I am currently negotiating a lease on an 07 ML350 with P02, metallic paint, and heated seats. MSRP is 51,xxx. Negotiated price is 49,xxx (1K over invoice).
39 mo lease
residual is 59% (+2% for 12K/year)
Money Factor is .00388 (according to dealer, this is the buy rate from MBF)
Just thought that some of you may find this info useful.
Oh, and MB is currently offering $3000 cash back on their 06 ML's so you can get one waaaaaay under invoice. But only thing is that if you're leasing, you'll only get 48% residual but a .0024 money factor.
#198 of 742 2006 ML 350 close-out buying
Sep 12, 2006 (4:24 pm)
Iím currently in the market for a 06 ML 350. Buying not leasing. I know that these should be at closeout pricing right now. Does anyone have specifics of which location to check out Ė I do not mind whatever part of the country itís in. Tired of personnel who still expect me to endure the back-and-forth haggling. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
#200 of 742 Re: 2006 ML 350 close-out buying
Sep 14, 2006 (7:29 am)
Just a got a 2006 ML350 with Premium Pks, Heated Seats, Sirius, Entertainment, Sunroof Pkg and Metallic stickered for 51315.00 for 45,200. Best part of the deal they gave me $17500.00 for a scuffed up 2003 A4 V6 Quattro with Pleather, Bose, Auto and Suuroof 35K Miles.
Driving Impression is very positive, so smooth on the highway 50-90 MPH. I do notice the quirks on transmision in the 10-0 MPH range but I just must be overly sensitive based on the internet reports. The comfort level and look of the truck totally outweigh that. I had a slight thunk in the Audi as well at 20-30 but it never affected the overall impression.
The seats are so comfortable, huge cargo space, three in the backseat is good thre adults.
It is the best looking SUV on the road for 2006 and 2007, BMW/Acura is dated.
#201 of 742 Looking at 2007's
Sep 18, 2006 (12:39 pm)
Test drove RR Sport HSE, BMW X5, and ML 500 over the weekend and have to say I preferred the ML 500 in nearly every category over the other two. The ride, responsiveness, interior, etc. were all superior in the ML. Any thoughts on dealers in the greater Philadelphia area to deal with? Also, thoughts on prices with the premium II package?
#202 of 742 Re: Looking at 2007's [w3nd93md]
Oct 15, 2006 (10:42 am)
When I got my 07 ML350, we got $1800 under MSRP without much haggling. I think you can get $2200 off MSRP if you want to spend more time haggling.
#203 of 742 2007 ML320 CDI
Oct 21, 2006 (11:07 am)
Just ordered a new 2007 ML320 CDI from Mercedes-Benz of South Atlanta because of their excellent treatment of me in my buying quest. I was given respect and treated as if I were a valued customer and important to them and their business. In addition to the excellent treatment, I think I was given a very fair price.
They are the farthest away (40 miles) from my home and business, as opposed to the one located in Gwinnett County just 2 miles away from where I live and work. It was the way I was treated by both of these dealers which caused me to buy from MB of South Atlanta.
Excellent customer service and a good price combined to earn my business with them. Good folks!
I have had an MB in my driveway or garage continuosly since 1972. Now I'm gonna have two.
Dec 06, 2006 (5:01 am)
Help !! Just bought a used 2003 ML 350 on Monday. Had to order the owners manual, and haven't received it yet. Can anyone tell me how to turn on the interior lights ? They won't come on when I push on them. They showed me at the dealership, but in the past couple of days I've been fooling around with the knobs and such, and somehow managed to do something where they won't come on. Any help ? Thanks.
#205 of 742 Re: 2007 ML320 CDI [mschafer]
Dec 23, 2006 (5:46 am)
Picked up the ML320 CDI from Mercedes-Benz of South Atlanta one week earlier than had been anticipated.
All was in order; and the paperwork and delivery went through exactly as promised with no surprises.
These are good folks who don't play the silly games that far too many dealerships try to play. Highly recommended over the other three dealers in the Atlanta area.
(PS - Their parts and accessory prices are right in line, too; which is more than I can say for the one closest to me in the NE Atlanta suburbs.)