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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#129 of 1300 Re: 2005 Mercedes C240 4matic [landsteam]
Jan 01, 2005 (9:59 am)
That is indeed a terrific price, but misleading to most of us. The car you bought is a Demo (or as Mercedes would call it, a 'Alt Trans Car") which the dealer has punched and is not supposed to sell until after 6 months demo service. You can easily check this by having the dealer show you the warranty start date. The invoice on this car is $34888 plus IRG, so you got lucky and the dealer is playing games. The rest of us will generally pay a small amount over invoice.
#130 of 1300 Re: 2005 Mercedes C240 4matic [jwilliams2]
Jan 01, 2005 (12:59 pm)
jwilliams2 - you are correct that this may be a "demo" unit but it isn't necessarily bad.
Earlier in the quarter, MB had a deal where if a dealer can punch in the car, i.e. show it sold, they would get $1000 flat from MB. Many dealers chose to do so while leaving the car in the lot, i.e. not putting in as demo/service car.
So yes the warranty would have started but as long as duration is short (weeks), it makes little difference to the buyer.
Inspired by landsteam, I am negotiating C230 couple deal in Bay area with 2 dealers and they both are willing to offer $5500 off MSRP WITHOUT having punched the car. So there is room there if one is willing to negotiate hard.
#131 of 1300 Buying C230K from other area
Jan 01, 2005 (1:03 pm)
As a follow-up to my prior post, I have found a car in LA (I am in Bay area) and dealer is willing to offer $6000 off MSRP but I would need to pay transporation ($300 estimated). This deal sounds good and I am waiting to get it in writing to believe it.
So I would essentially purchase the car "remotely". Any word of advise on what I need to be careful of in this situation?
#132 of 1300 Re: Buying C230K from other area [savvybuyer]
Jan 01, 2005 (7:54 pm)
Not really, as long as the car only has delivery miles, was punched recently, and is a '05 model. These cars only have a 7% markup, and after the IRG charge generally nets down to 5 to 6%. A good deal on a new "C" Class is generally a $1200 to $1600 discount. So it sounds like you've done well. Coarse, the choices are limited, as these units represent a very small percentage of the dealers inventory, and are supposed to be used for demo's or loaner's only.
The dealer also needs to be careful 'cause MBUSA might pull the program if they find out it's being abused....so don't name the dealer! The problem I see is other folks will think they can do as well but they won't, unless it's a car with miles.
#133 of 1300 Re: 2005 Mercedes C240 4matic [jwilliams2]
Jan 02, 2005 (4:59 am)
I picked up the car on 12/30/04. The car only had 10 miles and the title says "new". The car has a build date of 11/04. I could of picked the car up a week early if I wanted. Even if I couldn't pick all the options I wanted, I am happy with the options the car has, and the color is what I wanted anyway. They had 5 cars to pick from. The $savings was important and I just kept waiting till I found a good price. The dealer emailed the offer that's how I found out about it.
#134 of 1300 Re: Just got my 2005 C230!!! [pktennispk]
Jan 03, 2005 (8:22 pm)
is it coupe or sedan? I'm looking at brilliant silver automatic C230 kompressor sport, with a sunroof and 6 disc changer. My total price was $32,709 with taxes,tag,and dealer fee. I also have a trade in for $2200, I'm going a good deal.
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Jan 03, 2005 (8:30 pm)
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#136 of 1300 2005 C230 Sport Sedan
Jan 04, 2005 (8:12 pm)
I am in love with this car! Has anyone recently purchased one? I would be interested to know what kind of pricing and APR % they got. Comming from a 2004 Accord EX V6 Sedan, Mercedes doesnt include much as far as standard equipment. Things like metallic paint, heated seats, sunroof, and CD changer are standard on a Honda but optional on a Mercedes. Anyway, any help would be appriciated.
#137 of 1300 Need Opinion On 2005 C230 Sport Sedan Deal
Jan 05, 2005 (10:35 am)
I'm ready to purchase a new 2005 C230K Sport Sedan and my local dealer has one in stock with the following options:
Brilliant Silver w/Black Int.
Pwr. Driver Seat & Steering Col w/Memory
Split Fold Down Rear Seat
Dealer will sell me the car for $33,600 (I assume this is excluding any dealer fee's as that wasn't discussed). The salesman won't go any lower and says there is "no more room to work" on the car. At this price it's lower than Edmunds TMV, but higher than some of the other deals mentioned here previously...so I'm wondering if this is considered a "good deal" or should I look elsewhere?
Also, I intend to buy the Mercedes extended warranty (we keep our cars for a long time) and was told by the salesman that the price on this is non-negotiable per Mercedes Benz??? Any truth to this and/or is it possible to receive a discount on a MB extended warranty? Thanks!
#138 of 1300 Re: Need Opinion On 2005 C230 Sport Sedan Deal [fireball]
Jan 07, 2005 (10:34 am)
I was offered $32,817 on a 2005 C230 Sedan MT with these options: 324 Sunroof Package, 317 Comfort Package, 319 Lighting Package, 873 Heated Front Seats, 325 Rear Seat Package. I'm in Northern Virginia. I may counter a bit lower if I can...never hurts. Where are you located fireball? You may want to get a quote from other area dealers...or even not so close dealers.