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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1002 of 1295 Re: 2009 c300 - $32,770 [storm10]
Nov 28, 2009 (3:00 am)
Long story short...I didn't get the '09. Ended up buying the '10 c300.
price paid 35,015 (a tad over 10% off msrp)
1.9% financing for 66 months through Mercedes
They pay my first 2 payments (advertised on their website for winter event) which took off $1234 extra.
So... 2010 with msrp of $38,995 costs me $39,488 total with financing charges
2009 with msrp of $41,770 and $10,000 discount but 5.75% financing (couldn't find 3.99% like I had hoped) for 72 months $42,120 total with financing charges.
$2632 cheaper for 2010 but $2775 less of options on 2010 model $143 effective difference on 1 year newer car. By the way...they had a 2010 with same options as 2009 for almost identical msrp but I didn't really need some of those options. You were very limited in the packages you could choose with color combos due to there being few 2009's available. But I could have done the 2010 with $41,770 msrp for only $400 more than the 2009!
If I was paying cash then the 2009 was a definite better buy...but financing muddies the waters!!! All in all...I still think it's a good deal for a 2010!
#1003 of 1295 Re: 2009 c300 - $32,770 [scgirl1]
Nov 28, 2009 (7:58 am)
Nice job! Would you mind posting your dealer's information?
Nov 28, 2009 (4:58 pm)
sheesh, i finally negotiated a 2009 c350 down by $9000 below msrp, but the dealer wants me to pay 7.25% interest rate. i tried to negotiate, but he wont budge. guess i wont be getting the car
#1005 of 1295 Re: apr [upper]
Nov 28, 2009 (5:57 pm)
walk away from that deal,. Those dealers most (99%) of them, punched in the rebate, when it was 5k on the C350. So they are basically only taking 4k off, still leaving him about 2400 in profit. At 7.25% interest, thats just robbery. Most people in the summer got the C350 for 10,5 to 11k off, so this late into the year for an 09 at those terms, is a terrible deal. Let him hold on to the car, find another person to take advantage of.
#1006 of 1295 Re: apr [vchad]
Nov 28, 2009 (7:38 pm)
they said every 2009 car has no specials for interest rate now, that's not true right?
and how is this deal?
2010 C300W $33,600
650 Arctic White
118 Grey/Black MB Tex
R22 17" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels
104 Rear Deck Spoiler $300
105 Roof spoiler $300
333 333 Sport Sedan: Sport Body Styling, Mer
486 : Sport Suspension
772 : AMG Sportline
952 : Sportline Package
954 : Avant Garde Package (Sport)
413 Panorama Sunroof $1,070
427 427 7-Speed Automatic Transmission: (Req $1,490
P47 : Front Mud Flaps
427 : 7-Speed Automatic Transmission (Required
528 528 COMAND Package: 7" Power Retractable $1,800
049 : iPod/MP3 Media Interface Cable
518 : iPod/MP3 Media Interface
528 : Standard Radio
731 Burl Walnut Wood Trim $320
873 Heated Front Seats $740
917 PZEV-Emission, USA
DESTINATION & DELIVERY $875
I'm trying to negotiate this deal down to about 33000. is that reasonable? or am i kidding myself?
#1007 of 1295 Re: apr [upper]
Nov 28, 2009 (11:28 pm)
First off...I found out from going to look at several of these that all 2009 C300 and C350s were put into "demo" status the first of October. Doesn't mean a whole lot, but Mercedes is giving the dealership a $5000 rebate for demos and $5000 for clearing 2009s. That's how they can do the $10,000. Don't know how far off you are on your numbers, but they can do the $10,000 and if you look online, you can easily get 5.75% up to 72 months with good credit. Hopefully this helps:/
#1008 of 1295 Re: 2009 c300 - $32,770 [vinnyny]
Nov 28, 2009 (11:39 pm)
Sure! It was Anaheim Hills Mercedes in California. They had about 30 c300s...no joke! They had nice packages on them too. Some dealers really load the options on...some order them bare and some are pretty good at ordering nicely equipped ones. I found that especially when looking at BMWs. Some dealers would order the worst color combos and all their cars looked terrible. Others...all the cars were hot and nicely equipped. It's funny what a difference that can make. I also just have to comment that I read on yahoo that the best day to buy a car in the entire year is Black Friday. They have done averages for percentage off on cars throughout the entire year and 4.8% is typical. On the day before and day after Black Friday, 6-8% but on Black Friday...9% plus. Black Friday has going for it 4 things...end of year, not a weekend, most people looking for electronics or doing other shopping and end of the month quotas to meet...I also happened to luck out and get an accident that shut down most traffic to the dealership and RAIN!!!! The planets were aligned!! ( Oh yes...and I read these blogs which helped point me in the right direction!) Good luck!
#1009 of 1295 Re: apr [upper]
Nov 29, 2009 (12:08 am)
$36,000 is probably more realistic and would probably be a very good deal for them right now. Remember that the financing is really low right now which affects things greatly if that is what you are doing. You can get up to $1300 towards your first two month's payments and even though mbusa.com says that financing is 2.9% for up to 60 months,but they gave me the 1.9% for the longer period. That difference saves you about $700 between the $36,000 at 1.9% and the $33,000 at 2.9%. WIth the extra $1300 for the first two payments..you save a total of $2000 extra, effectively making your purchase price more like a $34,000 deal...pretty close to what you wanted.
#1010 of 1295 Re: apr [scgirl1]
Nov 29, 2009 (4:31 am)
Does the $1300 payment assist only apply to the 2010, or does it apply to the 2009 if financed through mbusa?
#1011 of 1295 Re: apr [upper]
Nov 29, 2009 (1:57 pm)
You don't have to finance through the mercedes, you can call your bank or credit union or apply online at many different banks. Just read their terms before applying. 2009 models don't have special finance rates.