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#233 of 742 Re: Any good deals lately [stetsonbu]
May 05, 2007 (2:23 am)
I ordered through Mercedes Benz of Princeton; not sure they have any more available for order--but imagine they have a couple in inventory. I don't have it yet--it will be built the week of 21 June, and I should be able to pick it up around 4 July. I wanted Capri Blue or Barolo Red with a black interior, P1, and a hitch--and that combination did not exist anywhere (they can "see" every car that exists in the US, and every car coming down the line down in AL). I have an acquaintance down in the DC area who bought one of the first CDIs and is really thrilled with it.
I checked with 4 other MB dealers in the area, and none of the others could order a 2007--all offered to order me a 2008--price TBD.
I think if you're not fussy about color combos/options the deals will get better and better through the summer--my deal with Princeton was a good for both of us: I got exactly what I want, and they sold one of the last 2007s that'll come off the line well in advance. By Aug, when the 2008s are due to come out....they'd have to discount that 2007 more.
By the end of the year last year, they were discounting the ML350s significantly (3K below invoice in some areas). In addition, if you don't mind buying a not quite new truck, 2007 fleet cars are just becoming available. I haven't seen any CDI fleet cars, but there have to be a few.
Overall though, I think the CDI is more scarce than the 350. Probably they aren't making as many...and because of its better torque and the price of gas, lots of us are taking a close look. I also think it's worth noting that MB had a "friends and family deal" for employees during April...but none of the diesels were included, and that when I tried to use my insurance company's "negotiation" service, they told me the CDI is a "hot seller" and to expect to pay MSRP.
There's good info on mbworld.org about the options that will be available on the 2008.
#234 of 742 Invoice Price
May 12, 2007 (9:02 am)
Does anyone know what else to expect above the Edmunds invoice price? I was told "$2500" under invoice, but would like to figure out what invoice is before going back in.
#235 of 742 Awesome price and experience
May 14, 2007 (8:34 am)
I did everything via email and had a great experience.
Purchased a 2007 ML350 Alpine Rain / Beige
Premium 1 + CD Changer
Selling Price $42,000
Purchased from Mercedes-Benz House of Imports in Buena Park, CA.
We dealt with the Fleet Manager, and like I said all via email.
The car was waiting out front when we drove up. The only bad experience was with the Finance department, I don't want to go into details but I just tried to keep telling myself "You got a great deal" because this guy was just spewing BS left and right.
Good luck all.
#236 of 742 Re: Invoice Price [paxtonk]
May 15, 2007 (2:08 am)
Since it's so difficult for us to be absolutely certain about the invoice price (and we seldom know about the holdbacks), I think it's useful to calculate discount from MSRP...posting #234 got 11.3% below MSRP (!), I got 6.5% below MSRP on a special order.
Based on one of the conversations I had with a sales rep, I think invoice is around 7% below MSRP, but it will depend a bit on how many options you buy.
At the end of last year, the discounts were deep.
I think if you can get more than 10%/$6000 below MSRP, you're making an excellent deal.
#237 of 742 Re: Any good deals lately [kimcork]
May 18, 2007 (11:59 am)
can you email the name name of sales person or sales manager you worked with at Mercedes Benz of Princeton . I am also interested in doing a special order for ML 320
#238 of 742 Opinions needed... good deal on the 07 ml500?
May 26, 2007 (9:01 pm)
premium 3, leather, sport package, 19" rims, dual rear dvd, 6 disc cd, and the lighting package.
msrp sticker is $65355
dealer is saying they will do a no profit deal (i dont' believe that) and sell me the car for $60,600 out the door with tax and license. i'm in norcal so tax and license is approx 10% of msrp.
mercedes is giving the dealer $3000 cash for every ml500 they sale. supposedly i'm supposed to be getting all of that. edmunds says mbenz gives 3% holdback on total msrp.
do you think i can do better? i really don't think they are selling the car with no profit when mbenz is going to give them $1650 ($55,000 x 3%)
do you think i can do better?
* 2007 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Prices & Equipment
#239 of 742 Need advice on 2006 ML350 purchase
Jun 02, 2007 (7:47 pm)
I am looking to buy a 2006 ML350 with Navi, out the door for no more than $40,000.00 (I've been approved for $40,000 anything above that will be out of pocket, which I don't have). My problem is a currently have a SUV, owe 17,000 on it and the dealer will only give me 7,000. So am I dreaming?
#240 of 742 Re: Need advice on 2006 ML350 purchase [kim128]
Jun 09, 2007 (7:23 pm)
Ok, so 2006 was not in my reach. Dealer offered me a 2005 ML500 Special Edition, with 37000 miles. Sale price was 34,900 and dealer offered 41,500 out the door including taxes, fees, and paying off the 17,000 loan. They will throw in all weather mats and car is certfied..Is this a good deal?
#241 of 742 Re: Need advice on 2006 ML350 purchase [kim128]
Jun 10, 2007 (4:15 pm)
You're still upside down but should be OK in about
4 years, depending on the length of your new loan and
if you keep this vehicle and don't put a ton of mileage
on it (ie., 25000 miles per year or more), during that time.
#242 of 742 Current ML500 Deals
Jun 26, 2007 (1:17 pm)
Looking to purchase an ML500. I have received an offer of $1,000 below invoice for 2007 Ml500. Is this a good deal. I believe the dealer is getting $3,000 back from MB. I do not know what holdbacks may be involved.Thanks.