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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#251 of 1300 Completed Purchase of 2005 C240 4Matic
May 10, 2005 (10:06 pm)
Here is the final price we paid. We went back to the dealer that we bought our 2004 C240 4matic because of the great service department and the excellent sales person.
I should note we had one problem with the 2004 C 240 4 matic, a noisy spring in the front end, that is it after 1 1/2 years and 30,000 miles. Cool part about the dealer, they pickup the car at your house for service and then deliver it back to you.......If you like they leave you a loaner.
We bought the 2005 C240 4 matic after driving both the C240 4matic and a large discounted 2005 e320 4matic. (7000 off of sticker of 55050)
The C has a much more sporting feel. So we went with the C class.
Dealer Berberian European Motors in Stockton California
2005 C240 4 matic, entertainment package, sun roof package, fold down rear seat, Tele-Aid, Drivers power seat package
White exterior black interior - a real hard combination to find....
Sticker - 39040
Price - $35675
Added 5th year and 100,000 mile warranty - $1825 I think this was a little high but the list on this was $2150 so my wife talked me into it.
Sirius will be installed on Friday at their dealer cost somewhere below $800 installed.
Mercedes 5 year note with $7K down was 6.49% I check a few banks and the rate was 6.5% to 6.99% - rates are going up in the San Francisco area.
We also traded in a 2002 Lexus RX 300 AWD with 38K miles $25K trade in. This was pretty fair since I checked and most dealers were thinking around $23K trade in.
How do I rate the service between Lexus and Mercedes, both are good however it seems like the Lexus dealer really sticks it to you on cost over the Mercedes. Oil change and mini service every 3000 miles at $150 plus big service every 15K versus service every 13000 miles on Merc.
We were on the list for delivery in May of a Lexus Hybrid but the more cramped interior of the 06 over the 02, the blind spot in the rear and the $51K did us in. Our 04 C240 4 Matic averages 23 to 25 MPG so we now have 2 of them. For speed we bought a 2005 Hemi Grand Cherokee which I posted 2 months ago on Jeep forum.
So were hooked on DC for now. .
Overall maybe not the best deal but the dealer is very good, they had the color combination, so we decided we did not want to drive around to save a grand.
#252 of 1300 Re: C230K at Invoice good deal? [tbonephile]
May 17, 2005 (7:49 am)
That seems like a great deal, where and what dealer is this?
#253 of 1300 Re: 2004 C240 [stroudman]
May 19, 2005 (7:11 pm)
I bought a 2001 clk 320 in Athens which was $2000 less than at RBM.Also chk Mercedes of South Atlanta.
#256 of 1300 Re: 2005 C240 4 Matic [bob_graham]
May 23, 2005 (1:11 pm)
You should come to Colorado to buy this car - my friend just bought a silver 2005 C240 4matic, sunroof package, folding rear seat, driver power seat, all other options you mentioned - the sticker was around $38,000, dealer gave her a $7000 incentive off sticker, gave her $5000 trade-in on her 1999 Camry LE, she put an additional $5,000 cash down. The dealer then asked her what was the total amount she wanted to finance, and her boyfriend chimed in $15,000 (she was prepared to finance $20,000) and the dealer negotiated an $18000 total loan. She got her financing through United Airlines Credit Union for 3.9% for 60 months, so her monthly payment is $337.
#257 of 1300 C240 4 matic in Chicago or twin cities area
May 23, 2005 (9:15 pm)
Does any one know which dealer in Chicago area or twin cities area offer the best deal for a new MB C240 4 Matic ? would you like to share the experience w/ the rest of us ? I meant like how much do the dealers willing to take of form the MSRP price, thanks
#258 of 1300 2004 C240 4Matic Wagon for $26,500
May 26, 2005 (7:50 pm)
I am in the process of negotiating the purchase of a 2004 C240 4Matic Wagon with 8,600 miles from a non MB dealer about 150 miles away from my home. The car has an inservice date of 11/03. The car is equipped with the Comfort Package (317) which includes power front seats with memory and the sunroof package (324) which includes autodimming mirror, rain sensor, and glass sunroof. The car is white and has a tan interior. Do people think that $26,500 is a good price? I have confirmed with the MB dealer that serviced the car that it has had no warranty claims and has been properly serviced. I need to make a decision quickly so your fast responses are appreciated.
#259 of 1300 General pricing question
Jun 09, 2005 (9:43 am)
I am considering buying a C320 for my wife. We live in the North Alabama (Huntsville) area but I am willing to travel to Birmingham, Atlanta or Nashville to avoid a hassle and get a fair price.
I have a general question concerning the pricing for the vehicle. Expressed as a percentage of the MSRP, what can I expect as far as an actual out-the-door discount for the vehicle purchase ? What have been your experiences concerning pricing negotiations ?
Thanks in advance for any advice...
#260 of 1300 jwcornelius43
Jun 09, 2005 (5:39 pm)
Generally, in smaller markets, a good price that you can get is invoice as shown on Edmunds + IRG (advertising fee = up to $500) + $500. BUT, now is the time of year (or soon will be) when MB starts giving incentives to the dealers to clear out this year's models and these incentives keep increasing on into October so be sure to check Edmunds for any incentives out there and take those into account.