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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#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?
#227 of 1300 Re: BUYER BEWARE... [dcsaab]
Apr 10, 2005 (6:28 pm)
Bethesda, Maryland. www.euromotorcars.com.
#228 of 1300 Re: BUYER BEWARE... [lccalvert_1999]
Apr 10, 2005 (8:00 pm)
I keep an example of the sat radio antenna in my office, and the first chance I get show it to anyone with even a passing interest in it. It's a permanent change to the car, and even tho the techs do a fine job with installation, some folks just mind. And it's their car.
dcsaab - I waited tables at the TGI fridays at Wildwood office park on Powers Ferry Landing a lifetime ago...small world. Regarding the negotiations on the C230, I would get #'s from other dealers and make every attempt to buy the car from your local dealer using those competitive offers. That's silly tho, to hold list on a bread-and-butter car like that. SL, SLK, CLK cabrio's, new M-class, CLS, sticker price all day long, but a C230? There's very little to play with there, it's the cheapest car they make, and it honestly has no incentives so far this month. Let the dealer make a little money on their car, but really. The amount of negotiating power you have is directly related to the temp of the car, and how easily the dealer can get another one. 230's are selling well, but everyone's got plenty of them, also.
#229 of 1300 Re: 2004 C240 [dcsaab]
Apr 10, 2005 (8:21 pm)
Seems like everyone hgere in the last couple of posts are from the DC/MD.VA area. I would wait it out. At least thats what I am doing. I curreently have a Sequoia but recently been annoyed by a creak in my sunroof. The dealership says there is a TSB out on it and I'm bringing it in this week. Hope they can fix it, and if they can't I may have to meet up with you to see if we can get a deal on 2 C-class cars soon.
#230 of 1300 Re: Obnoxious car dealership- Ewing Autohaus Plano, TX [merc1]
Apr 11, 2005 (9:51 am)
I don't buy that. I've been to the Lexus, BMW, Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Beverly Hills, Torrance (suburb just outside of L.A.) and Santa Monica and my best service has been at the Beverly Hills dealerships. The worst service I was given was at the Infiniti Santa Monica, where I walked into a room with at least half a dozen dealers standing around and actually had to ask a dealer for help - as opposed to the dealers offering.