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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#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.
#1012 of 1295 Re: apr [probuyer]
Nov 29, 2009 (6:27 pm)
2010 only for the first two payments. You do not have to finance through mercedes but why wouldn't you on a 2010 with the promo financing? You won't find it cheaper somewhere else if you finance. For a 2009 you can certainly shop around.
A little bummed right now..just got back from the car wash and only my 3rd day with the car and the nav and ipod are acting up. The curser is jumping around and flashing the different names and won't respond to the nav wheel next to the cup holders. Hopefully they can fix and it's just a fluke:(
Nov 29, 2009 (6:32 pm)
so i'm dealing these 2 dealers. one of them gave me 34000 and another's gave me 38000. the options difference are about $900. i emailed the one that gave me an expensive offer and they said "Well, there are a lot of low ball offers out there. Just be careful before you drive somewhere, because there might be a lot of grey area in those so called “to good to be true” quotes. Let me know if you want to do a clean business." is this true? or are they just trying to trick me?
#1014 of 1295 Re: okay [upper]
Nov 29, 2009 (8:21 pm)
The bottom line is the bottom line. They'll all fill you full of BS about superior service, VIP treatment, and silliness like "clean business". You're buying a car, not laying the foundation for a beautiful relationship. The dealer who offers you the lowest total transaction price should get your business. Forget all the fluff...
#1015 of 1295 Re: okay [upper]
Nov 30, 2009 (9:55 am)
Anybody who uses words "clean business" - does not reassure my trust...
#1016 of 1295 Re: apr [scgirl1]
Nov 30, 2009 (12:34 pm)
Wow, already yea that's not cool.
I contacted the Anaheim dealership you listed and they said they haven't had a c300 09' in months!
Here's the dealership addy info:
Mercedes-Benz of Anaheim
200 North Via Cortez
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
Is this the correct one?