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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#217 of 1300 Re: 2004 C240 [dcsaab]
Apr 08, 2005 (2:48 pm)
Also, green is a cold, cold color! I'm not saying you can't like it, but a dealer won't tell you it's a harder color to move than black or silver. It is. This fall the 240 will be replaced by a 280, so you will also see an immediate adjustment (adverse) in it's value on top of the usual depreciation, since the new engine will be much higher output, and some folks think the 240 is a dog already. Is this a new, untitled car? Any benz dealer that still holds a brand new, untitled '04 240 is going to have 1000's in incentives on the car, so if this car has already been titled once B-4, it is used, and you should be able to get it for less.
-6 disc changers were the only way to listen to cd's up to '04, and they were optional (it's been ridiculous since '01) so even tho it should have one already, it can be installed any time. Heads up! Fiber optics...only a benz dealer can install, and it's upwards of $1000 to do so!
#218 of 1300 Re: 2004 C240 [stroudman]
Apr 08, 2005 (5:11 pm)
Stroudman - that is excellant advice. Thank you. I will be in Atlanta next weekend and I will check cars there. Any suggestions on dealerships? (I was born and raised in Atlanta and just moved to DC a year ago so I go down often). I will pass on this one (green one) - I think for $31~$32K I could get a new C230.
#219 of 1300 Re: 2004 C240 [dcsaab]
Apr 08, 2005 (10:31 pm)
If it was me, I would get a new c230 or wait for the 06 c280. I definitely woul stay away from Select Auto b/c $32K for an 04 is ridiculous.
#220 of 1300 Re: 2004 C240 [dcsaab]
Apr 09, 2005 (10:06 am)
RBM is the oldest store in the market, and they're big. The other two dealers are also big, atlanta classic cars, and mb of south atlanta. The only other store remotely close is mb of athens, (about an hour east) and they're a laid back mom-and-pop kind of place. All of them will likely have something you want, it's just a matter of what you prefer for a shopping environment. The only thing you're sure to get at the big dealers is more flash.
-DON'T go to augusta...
Where in ATL are you from? I grew up in Brookhaven, NE side, not too far from Lenox Square. City's too darn big nowadays, IMO. Nice place to visit, but can't live there anymore.
#221 of 1300 Re: 2004 C240 [stroudman]
Apr 09, 2005 (6:37 pm)
I'll try RBM.
I went to Mercedes of Alexandria (Va) today and try to negotiate a deal for '05 230K Sedan with Metallic, CD, Auto, Heated seats and sunroof - the sticker was $34.9 and they won't go down on that price. At all. They kept pushing this '04 240 4matic. Had 19k miles, CD, Black, Sunroof and automatic. So I thought he'd make a good deal on that car. Sticker was $34,900 and after about 45 min of bickering I got up to walk out and he came down to $31,900 - firm. So I left. It's frustrating. I guess I'm use to more 'common' cars. I'll re-group and try my luck next weekend.
#222 of 1300 Re: 2004 C240 [stroudman]
Apr 09, 2005 (6:38 pm)
Stroudman - I was born and raised in Tucker Ga and moved to Vinnings after college and lived there until last year.
#223 of 1300 Re: 2004 C240 [dcsaab]
Apr 09, 2005 (10:03 pm)
I can't believer that they won't budge on the sticker. It's not THAT great of a vehicle and from various posts here many are getting them at or near invoice, although it may depend on region Just hold out as long as you can til the 06's come out. I'm sure you can get one at or near invoice by then.
#224 of 1300 Re: 2004 C240 [kennynmd]
Apr 10, 2005 (4:46 am)
Tks Kennynmd - I agree. I live very close to the dealership and they've had the same 4 C230's sitting there for at least a month and a half. I don't have to buy a car right now so I'll wait, but I was pretty shocked they didn't go down more.
Apr 10, 2005 (8:33 am)
Everyone... stay away from Euromotorcars. I ordered Sirius Satellite radio, and the dealership did not tell me about the placement of the antenna nor the the fact that they drill a hole into my trunk to attach it!
They will not even assist me with findout out information regarding a solution... pathetic for a MB dealership.
#226 of 1300 Re: BUYER BEWARE... [lccalvert_1999]
Apr 10, 2005 (8:49 am)
Where is Euromotorcars?