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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1129 of 1295 Re: Mercedes-Benz Finance and Lease Specials June/July, 2010. [ob995]
Jun 07, 2010 (11:40 pm)
Dealers can mark-up money factor, acquisition fee and any dealer fee they want to. They can even mark up DMV fees in some States. Also, all rates can vary based on your credit worthiness and the whole deal structure... There are number of tricks that can be performed, that I'm not going to detail, because its a long subject to discuss...
Besides US Bank and Chase there is a huge number of local financial institutions (like Credit Unions), who can offer flexible terms, where you can actually adjust Residual Value up to $1, buy down rates and plenty of other manipulations. On top of that, some banks offer exclusive offers to hand-picked car dealers.
So, to pay $1k over invoice in California - yeah, like you said, you are a smuck (and there are plenty of them), but in some States, where there is only 1 or 2 MB Dealerships - you really have to fight to get advertised deal, because like MBUSA said: "This deal is available only at participated Dealers", so if they don't want to participate, then they don't.
What I said in my previous post was: Instead of negotiating fees and rates, why not negotiate the bottom line - down payment and monthly payment? When you do this with multiple dealers - you obviously will get the best of everything included in the lease. This way you can't loose. No need to complicate your life more than it already is.
#1130 of 1295 Re: Mercedes-Benz Finance and Lease Specials June/July, 2010. [storm10]
Jun 15, 2010 (10:17 pm)
Yes, it is sort of stiff in Seattle too. C350 MSRP 48375, asked 43k but dealer only willing to sell 44773. So just $300 below KBB invoice. Reason is because there are "hidden" fees, and the car needs to be transported from out of state. Not sure if we can call this a good deal, do you guys think this deal is workable?
I know in bay area at least people can get 1500 off invoice... Advise needed!!
#1131 of 1295 Factory order C300 and price negotiation
Jun 30, 2010 (12:14 am)
I am planning on going with factory order for C300 sport. I know the MSRP/invoice price etc for the exact car i am ordering through MB dealership. Wanted to know how much room for price negotiation is usually there in such special orders. One of the dealers I talked to indicated that since this is factory order (not picking car from stock), the price i can expect to pay is close to MSRP.
Folks who have ordered their car through dealership, how much below sticker price were you able to negotiate before ordering the car?
#1132 of 1295 Re: Factory order C300 and price negotiation [xmasdude]
Jun 30, 2010 (1:23 am)
Check MB Website there is a standard 7% discount off the MSRP with the European Delivery plus free taxi to and from the airport with one night in a hotel with a voucher for meals.
You can build you vehicle on the MB site and send offers to dealers from their list by states and cities.
You can shop at any dealer in the United States online for a European Delivery. You can negotiate for an additional discount 4, 5 or 6%. There is no shipping charge on the European Delivery.
#1133 of 1295 Fairfax, Virginia: Price paid for C300 Sport 4Matic
Jul 05, 2010 (11:06 am)
Greetings! Wanted to see whether any of you had any ideas on whether I got a good deal. Just purchased a new Quartz Blue Metallic 2010 C300 Sport 4Matic with Prem1, Ipod adaptor and Burl wood inlays. In Virginia, the pricing broke down like this: Price $35,934, taxes $1159.46, tags $118.50, processing fee $299. Used USAA car buying service.
Out-the-door I paid $37,510
I think it's not a bad deal, but would be interested to hear others' thoughts.
#1134 of 1295 Re: Fairfax, Virginia: Price paid for C300 Sport 4Matic [reebak]
Jul 05, 2010 (4:59 pm)
What was MSRP?
#1135 of 1295 Re: Fairfax, Virginia: Price paid for C300 Sport 4Matic [storm10]
Jul 06, 2010 (4:56 am)
MSRP was $41,690.
#1136 of 1295 Re: Factory order C300 and price negotiation [xmasdude]
Jul 13, 2010 (8:40 am)
Xmas, Just saw your question. Your dealer is handing you a line. Ordered a C300 in March. Showed dealer USAA pricing and they came within $400 of that so I got $5200 off sticker for a factory order. Since then my local dealer shows up on the USAA buying service. Prices are now about $1000 higher than they were in March for some reason. Go to zag,com for more info. You have to have been in the military to become an USAA member and access their pricing which is 1500 less due to a deal with M-B which expires 7/30.
#1137 of 1295 Re: Factory order C300 and price negotiation [nonjth13]
Jul 13, 2010 (9:40 am)
Mercedes-Benz offers extra incentives for USAA members. But if you are not a member of USAA - then above suggestions does not help...
All you need is to find a MB Dealer, who will agree to an upfront guaranteed selling price in writing, before placing an order.
Of course, you have better ability to negotiate and lower the price, if Dealer has it in his stock, because it's more motivating for them.
#1138 of 1295 C300 SPORT LEASE SPECIAL!!!
Jul 16, 2010 (7:09 pm)
Ok guys, anyone who wants a great lease deal on C300 - here it is:
Brand new 2010 C300 Sport Edition with Automatic Transmission:
Black or Arctic White
36 months lease / 7,500 miles per year - total 22,500 miles per lease.
$3,182 - Total out of pocket (includes 1st payment and fees)
35 remaining payments of $299.99 + tax.
This deal is available in Southern California, but it is possible to get this deal to people from other States, except there is a charge for shipping. Based on approved credit. You can be pre-approved over phone/internet.
There are only 80 units left, so don't delay. You can also get different color, more miles and more equippment - it will affect the payment, but it will not affect the overall good deal. You need to work the numbers directly with them.
I'm not going to put contact information as per forum rules. But you can e-mail me directly at igb10yahoo.com so I can give you the name of the manager and dealership.
The waiting time is over...