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Mercedes-Benz M-Class, SUV
#296 of 742 Re: Bought an 08 ML350 Edition 10... [raitee]
Oct 28, 2007 (9:06 am)
Edition 10 is a limited 10 anniversary edition ML, only available in the 350. There are only 1000 of them being made for the US and can be bought in only Artic white or Obsidian black. They feature some unqiue touches etc along with a nice set of options. Here's an article with pictures etc. about the car
http://www.caranddriver.com/carnews/14154/2008-mercedes-benz-ml350-edition-10.ht- - ml
Send me an email at SagarPatel1gmail.com if you're interested in the car. Assuming the it's still available from my guy, I can get it for you under invoice from the dealer I know in North Jersey, I passed on the offer because he was too far from me and bought locally.
#300 of 742 Re: 2008 ML320 CDI Buying Assistance [hunter312]
Nov 09, 2007 (6:55 am)
This reply is less than timely, but I thought I should chime in here. I bought a 2008 diesel ML at the end of August, and I don't think comparing deals or discounts on the diesel vs. the gasser is appropriate, so don't let anyone tell you to hold out on the basis of what their being quoted on a ML350.
Diesel is great in an SUV, which is why I wanted one, but it stll hasn't caught on in a big way in the U.S. That means MB dealers generally have 1 CDI in inventory for every 5-10 gassers, and the supply/demand dynamic is totally different between the two.
My deal was very close to what you were offered and I think it was pretty good. My dealer even made it clear to me that we could be doing a below-invoice deal if I wanted to go with a ML350. But unlike the gas ML350, the diesel version doesn't really have any competitors (yet), so MB dealers can sit back and wait for people like us who want them. Aside from the $1,000 invoice premium, you should expect to pay a little more because of that smaller discount.
Nov 12, 2007 (3:16 pm)
I am close to buying an ML320 with 58,000 miles on it and it appears to be in excellent shape. It has a clear carfax and was owned in a very affluent community.
The one problem is, I am frightened by some of the negative reviews posted for this vehicle in terms of cas mileage, cost of repairs and, almost unvierally, the cup holders.
Should I but the thing or run fast?
#302 of 742 Re: Should I buy it? [berylporter]
Nov 12, 2007 (3:35 pm)
What year is it? The older ML's did have their problems, if anything I'd suggest going with a certified pre-owned BMW X5 3.0, if there are any in similar mileage/year/price.
The gas mileage isn't bad for an SUV...I get 21-22mpg driving mostly highway on my 98 ML320
#303 of 742 Re: 2008 ML320 CDI Buying Assistance [agwagon]
Nov 28, 2007 (11:52 pm)
Its not too late afterall, since we are heading into the dealership tomorrow and probably going to close a deal on Sunday. You guys have been a big help so thanks for that!
I was going to go to the Pembroke Pines dealer but he seemed somewhat aggressive to me. The Ft. Lauderdale dealer was much nicer and he seemed fair. I've read up on all the tricks and i'll be sure to look out for them, though he was pretty straight forward and didn't pressure us or anything. We also can't be too flexible as Mercedes-Benz hit up my dad's credit score at 7 different institutions and that definitely lowered his score by a large margin, and he has only now recovered (it's been 9 months since we first looked when we arrived back in the US). They said they'd probably do another credit check at the other dealers whereas this guy already has our financing approved (is that true?).
Either way, my options came to $48,771 including destination charge.
We're not too sure whether to go with the heated seats as we're moving to Massachusetts next year and cud use them, but it costs another $600-1200, what do you guys think? Is it worth it?
#304 of 742 Re: 2008 ML320 CDI Buying Assistance [hunter312]
Nov 29, 2007 (6:39 am)
They'll probably do another credit check because as you said 9months have passed. Regarding the heated seats, I have them in my ML350 Edition 10 as it came as part of the whole car package. I never use the heated seats here in the Northeast and don't think its worth the $700 they charge but there are people who use the very often in the winter, I just don't
#305 of 742 Re: 2008 ML320 CDI Buying Assistance [hunter312]
Dec 08, 2007 (7:53 am)
Curious how you fared with your deal. Would say the seat heater is a personal pref but admittedly a nice option. Not in a rush here but also looking at the 2008 ML320 ((though poised to execute the right deal). Straight off the bat was offered $2K off one on the lot or on an order. The other dealers have so far remained too close to MSRP.