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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#354 of 1300 Re: new car buyer help for c230/240 [new_buyer]
Feb 07, 2006 (11:30 pm)
A close friend of mine do own a 2005 c230 Krompressor, so far he has no problems with the car, but he bought it brand new. Some people do complaint the car is a little noisy since it is a Krompressor, but that didn't bother my fiend, since it did save him a lot on gas mileage. As far as the handling, it is quite good, it feels very similar to how Mercedes used to be, ie, more heavy on the steering wheel. Now, with the new 2006 c230, with the V6 engine, the steering is more light , to me it feels more like a luxuries Japanese car. The only thing we have heard is that if your car comes with navigation system, you might come across with some electronic problem later.
I am not too sure where you are located in California. But the three Mercedes Dealership we have come across are: Rusnak , in Arcadia, Penske, in West Covina, and Cal Star in Glendale. They are all located in Southern California.
Anyway, hope this helps and good luck!
#356 of 1300 Re: Need help on C230 [tiks102]
Feb 25, 2006 (3:09 pm)
Hey who was you salesperson laguna. Was it a one time deal or do they always give you love like that?
#357 of 1300 06 C280 Below Invoice?
Feb 25, 2006 (11:20 pm)
Now that the 07 model is about to come out, has anyone been getting really great deals on the C Class in Southern California? I just got quoted a few hundred dollars BELOW invoice on this vehicle, but I have heard that some people are getting 2-3k below invoice. I am wondering if this is realistic or just a pipedream?
#358 of 1300 Re: Need help on C230 [qwiksilver]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Feb 26, 2006 (9:13 am)
tiks102 can't give you any salesperson information, as it would violate forum rules....
See the message printed in RED, down below...
#359 of 1300 Re: Mercedes Benz
Feb 28, 2006 (10:05 am)
I have a 98 c230 Benz.
Have had it for sale since Sept 05.
selling for 9600.00
Have a difficult time selling it.
Offers of 6500.00 from KBB..
It has been well maintained and all service is up to date.
I still owe a payoff,and I JUST want to sell it.
I have listed on CL,and thru our local carsoup.com
#360 of 1300 2006 C230 LEASE
Mar 06, 2006 (8:33 am)
Can you tell me what the money factor is for March on a 2006 C230 sedan. Also, what is the bank fee and residual value? Selling price of $31,049. I'm thinking about a 12K/39 month lease.
I was quoted 2.8 MF, and $1095 bank fee.
#361 of 1300 Best deal on a C230
Mar 18, 2006 (6:43 pm)
I have been looking at both the BMW 325i and the Mercedes C230 sport. In our area (which is Austin Texas) you just can't find a decent price on a BMW. Dealers want full book and just won't budge. We liked the Mercedes after driving it so decided the 2005 might be the way to go but again, everyone wants full book! I found one that gave the certified warranty so this was at least over and above. I look on Ebay and dealers in other areas are selling them around 2-3,000 less than here. Texas in general is high! I found one out of state dealer that said to forget used and buy the new one for almost the same price. They said they will sell to me for 1,000 below invoice. Then my only problem is logistics. Getting it shipped cost 850.00 and the hassle. Hence my dilemma. My best quote here on a used 2005 with 100k certified warranty was 30,500. The car origianlly stickered for a little over 34,000.It has 12,500 miles,sunroof package, cd changer, peuter color, automatic and I think thats about it. Maybe I am wrong but if I can buy the same car new for close to the same price wouldn't that be the way to go? I know I am giving up the 100k warranty which is worth something. Here about 900.00 I was told. THe trade in-value on these cars is really bad on a 2005 so why is the dealer so high?? I think trade-in is around 27k in Nada but other guides. Kelley blue book shows it as 23k trade-in. What should you go by?? Sorry but this is a big purchase and I have found these boards in the past to be great. They sure have leveled the playing field.
SO in summary:
What is a good price for a 2005 C230 with certified warranty?
What is the best deal anyone is seeing on new 2006 models off invoice?
#362 of 1300 About best deal I forgot one
Mar 18, 2006 (9:51 pm)
I forgot the other one I had a quote on. The used one above is about normal of what I have been getting. Here is the other one.
2005 C230 Sport
100k Certified Warranty
Xenon Headlight/washer package (think it is called lighting package)
Harmon Cardon Stereo package
6 disc changer which I think comes with the stereo package.
Full electric memory seat/steering package
Peuter color (which is 680.00 option)
I think this is it. Price 30,400. Original Sticker price was 36,190. Is this a good buy or something I could beat? It is local which helps but I don't have to buy now.
So since this is the best, I have so far. I am torn between this or a 2006, automatic transmission, Sunroof package, cd changer, peuter color, for 31,224 brand new! (of course doesn't include tax, title license fees) Sorry so much info but I need help and would like to put the wife in a car sooner than later!
#363 of 1300 Re: About best deal I forgot one [soldaustin]
Mar 20, 2006 (8:00 pm)
I've done some looking as well. I think you have an OK price, but that's partly because, IMO, the 2006 is quite superior to the 2005. The 2006 has a better engine and transmission, so it should be somewhat easy to get a good price on the 2005. For me, personally, I'd go for the 2006 - or try getting them to come down another $500 on the 2005.