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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#386 of 1300 Re: 2005 C240 4Matic [prl]
Jun 18, 2006 (8:44 am)
CONGRATULATIONS! Hey I think you did great. Since it is the 4 matic and also the 240 I don't see how you can go wrong. That car will hold a good value as someone else just took a big hit. I mean new, that car probably sold for what, 37-38k? You got 10k off or more? To me it is a no brainer. Here it is so competitive, I couldn't even think of coming close to a deal like that. Now add in the great financing, certified warranty and you are set. Really it is hard to believe the difference in prices in different areas. Again, congratuations, you will have a car you can enjoy for many, many years. The 230 Sport was actually bought for my wife as her first car since she didn't drive until I bought it. She took drivers training and had been driving a little bit but not by herself. No license of course, just a learners permit. Now she has her license and is doing great and going on short drives by herself. Starting monday she is going to be driving to work on her own. Scary since the traffic is pretty tough but she has to do it sometimes. After driving her around for 7 years, it just got old so I had to entice her to want to drive and what better way than a new Mercedes? haha. Well it worked and she is so proud and independent. One thing I learned in the process is how much I like the car. I might have to do away with the SUV in a year or 2 and go the route of a Mercedes or maybe the new SUV with the 3 row seating. Since I am in Real Estate, I really need something that can haul more people as I never know when it will be 2 or 4 or more. The Armada is sharp looking and rides well. Horrible experience with it as it was put together poorly but I seem to have it worked out and finally enjoying it. Anyway, I got to rambling and off topic. Enjoy the new ride!
Jun 18, 2006 (9:00 am)
I looked and in our zip code area, it says for the 36 months you financed, here it is 1.9 percent which started June 1st and ends July 31st. Really when you are at what you are financing you are talking very little difference anyway. I would have loved to have gotten the 2.9 but after I realized I wasn't going to be financing long, the 4.75 I got was great or anything else for that matter would have worked. Again, if I had the same opportunity, I would have bought the car you got in a heartbeat over new. But of course in my case, I had a little different motivation so the new worked better!
#388 of 1300 Is it 1.9% or 2.9%
Jun 21, 2006 (12:42 pm)
For the last several months this web site as well as the "CarDeals" newsletter (which I have found to be otherwise accurate) have shown MB Finance to be offering 1.9% for up to 36-months on new car purchases, and 2.9% for up to 48-months (for excellent credit, which I have). Two local MB dealers, and the MB web site are quoting 2.9% for up to 36-months, though, with no mention of 1.9% financing.
Is it just the case that MB dealers always take a 1-point markup when the money is being lent so cheaply? Has anyone actually gotten an MB dealer to write them at 1.9% loan?
#389 of 1300 Re: Price paid for C350 LS [WRXwgn]
Jul 03, 2006 (1:12 pm)
Wow!! Anyone get anything this good recently? I am looking at a C230 but if they're giving away C350s for $6K under invoice it's the same price. Any chance of getting the C230 for significantly under invoice like that as well?
I live in Las Vegas which is hell for buying a car. There is only 1 MB dealer (as well as only 1 Audi, 1 Saab, 1 Acura, 1 Lexus..one of everything basically except dealers that sell cars I would never buy like Chevy). This means that I have to drive to SoCal to get a decent deal on anything. But 500 miles return is definitely worth saving a few thousand dollars.
Thanks for any replies.
#390 of 1300 Re: Price paid for C350 LS [ed108]
Jul 03, 2006 (1:34 pm)
I have heard about the c350 on here on this board, but nothing about them has been advertised here in the Austin area. I was lucky when I got mine 3 months ago to buy it for as low as I did which was around 3k off sticker. I am sure I posted this and forget now but it sticked for 34,985 or something close and I got it for 32,975 or closet to that. About 3k off. I checked everywhere and couldn't find a better deal. If I had of seen the c350 for the same price of course, I would have gotten it instead. WHere are they selling them so cheap? In Austin, we have 2 mercedes dealers so I was able to bargain a bit. They were willing to let me walk for anything less. You don't even try to buy a BMW here!
#391 of 1300 2006 C230
Jul 18, 2006 (8:34 am)
Just purchased a 2006 C230 black/black/auto/sunroof/power seats/6CD MSRP $34,175 for $29,938. This was for $2500 under invoice (incl. $600 ad fee).
#392 of 1300 Re: 2006 C230 [sjl2]
Jul 18, 2006 (9:29 am)
I made a typo on what I paid. I said 3k off but I wrote the price of 2k off. I paid 31,975 and it stickered like I said for 34,985 so not bad. I have had it about 3 months or so now so I am not surprised to see them go lower. I think that is a great buy you got. You got it for around 1,200 less than me. I couldn't wait and am glad I bought when I did as we have been enjoying it and there is a price to pay for that. At the time I bought I was surprised to do as well as I did as the Austin market is tighter than a lot of other areas I have read about. It pays to shop in any market. I bought my Nissan Armads in Nov 2003 (2004 model) and they were red hot and people were paying over sticker. I got about 3,000 off of sticker and was in the first group for sure to buy. Pain in the butt vehicle though and had tons and tons of problems which I hopefully have worked out. Enjoy the Mercedes! They are beautiful cars.
#393 of 1300 2005 C320 or 2006 C280
Jul 19, 2006 (10:11 pm)
I happened to find a new 2005 C320 4matic at a local dealer for $33k (incl Sunroof package). It has never registered, and got less than 100 miles on it. I'm wondering if I should go for this or 2006 C280 4matic. Any advise, please?
#394 of 1300 Re: 2005 C320 or 2006 C280 [mv2006]
Jul 19, 2006 (10:46 pm)
Hi, it sounds like you got really lucky finding this C320. Assuming that you like the color combo and that "never registered" means that the warranty hasn't yet started I would definately say go with the C320. I am jealous of this deal! The C320 has only 13 less horsepower than the C280 yet they both have the same fuel consumption and the same 0-60 time (6.9 sec). Also remember that the 320 was the higher end C-Class model which means that it comes standard with power front seats, power steering column, and tilt-down passenger side mirror for help parking. Also for 2005, Mercedes made the Entertainment package (harmon/kardon upgraded sound with 12 speakers and 6-Disc Changer) a standard feature. This is no longer standard on the C350 which is the 320s replacement. I would say that the 320 is a better car than the 280 because of its standard equipment and at that price I think its probably cheaper than any price I got on a 2006 C280 when I was looking. What is the dealer willing to sell you the C280 for? Good luck, let us know what happens!
#395 of 1300 Re: 2005 C320 or 2006 C280 [mv2006]
Jul 22, 2006 (9:49 am)
Thanks for comments. It turned out that it's really hard to find '06 C280 4matic in California, so I chose '05 C320 4matic anyway. It didn't come with 6-disc changer, but came with HK 12-speaker system. Thanks again, prl.