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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#69 of 1300 Re: Need your advice on 2004 c230 I purchased, Repainted bumper... [louie57
Sep 03, 2004 (2:32 pm)
Thanks for your input. I followed the direction you suggested. The salesman has been very good, and located an identical car with same number of kilometers. It has one extra option, wiper sensor, whatever that is. I will have a look at the car tomorrow (saturday). I asked for the VIN # of the vehicle and had the assistant service manager at the MB dealership where I have my car serviced to review the service history of the vehicle. He said he saw no items of concern, in fact no items that needed repair. Also I checked with the government body that registers motor vehicles, and confirmed that Mercedes Benz is the registered owner of the vehicle they located, and that it had no previous owners. I am proceeding with a little more caution this time. I hope the car checks out tomorrow. I have found this whole situation a bit stressful. I will let you know how it turns out.
#70 of 1300 Re: Need your advice on 2004 c230 I purchased, Repainted bumper... [louie57 [louie578]
Sep 07, 2004 (2:39 am)
Good job! I love when people stand up to the dealer and get what they want/deserve.
#71 of 1300 Need advice on 2005 C320
Sep 07, 2004 (9:37 am)
I am considering buying Lexus ES 330, BMW 325xi and MB C320. ES 330 looks like Camry, 325xi although nice handling but too small. That left MB C320 (2005), which is a little more pricey. I am looking at this model (4matic for safety reason) along with the sun roof package, MSRP $42180 and invoice $39278. What's a fair price for this brand new vehicle? By the way I live in NY (metro) and your feedback is greatly apprciated.
#72 of 1300 Re: Need your advice on 2004 c230 I purchased, Repainted bumper...
Sep 10, 2004 (7:17 pm)
The good news is that the dealer located a 3rd car, with fewer miles, and a sunroof, all at no additional cost to me. Needless to say I am satisfied. Thanks to all for your advice.
#73 of 1300 Re: Need advice on 2005 C320 [jcfishing2000]
Sep 10, 2004 (7:22 pm)
I live in Canada, therefore I cannot comment on the pricing, however, I was wondering whether you had considered the C240? I drove my 2001 C240 for four years, and was happy with its performance. It is available in 4matic. The price is somewhat lower than the C320. In fairness, however, I have never driven the C320. Let us know how it turns out.
#74 of 1300 What is a "good deal" for a 05 mercedes C240 4matic
Sep 13, 2004 (6:55 pm)
Hello all !
I need your savy purchasing tips.
I am currently in the process of negotiating a purchase for a 05 c240 4matic.
The car lists at retail for 36780.00, the Mercedes dealer is willing to let it go for 35,000.00 which is 743.00 over the invoice.
What kind of deal should I be looking at......
#75 of 1300 2005 C230 Coupe
Oct 01, 2004 (10:22 am)
i just got a C230 coupe 6-speed in black w/ the moonroof, entertainment, and lighting package for about $630 over invoice (custom order). i picked it up in kansas city at aristocrat motors. it was a pretty good experience, not much haggling, just laid it all out for the rep and he played ball. i think this is a good deal, i was aiming for $500 over invoice, but $630 isn't bad. what do you guys think?
Oct 01, 2004 (11:35 am)
Was that invoice + advertising fee + $630 or invoice + $630?
Oct 01, 2004 (12:25 pm)
Hi ckim1754.....$35000 is a good price. Don't forget, most Mercedes dealers get charged $300 to $500 over invoice from MB to cover group advertising (called IRG participation). His real invoice is probably $34257 to $34467. He probably is as low as he wants to go. MB dealers typically don't sell cars for "$100 over invoice" from my experience.
#78 of 1300 Re: p3001 [postoak]
Oct 01, 2004 (1:22 pm)
it was invoice of $27,xxx (can't remember the exact figure) + $630. the total price, excluding "processing" fee (what is this? can i have it waived?) of $295, was $28,330 (or something like that).