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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#808 of 1295 First Benz - 2006 c230 - good deal?
Jan 04, 2009 (3:02 pm)
I'm about to buy my first car and am looking for a good deal... swinging by the Mercedes dealership I saw a 2006 c230 sport, with several options such as sunroof, entertainment package, all leather, etc.. I want some advice on what kind of deal this is:
Car: 2006 c230, certified pre-owned
Warranty: until 7-2010 or up to 100,000 miles
Sticker price: $24,900
Sale Price: $18,000
Negotiated down to $15,500
I just worry about being hit with really expensive repair costs after the warranty is up. What do you guys think I should do?
#809 of 1295 Re: First Benz - 2006 c230 - good deal? [gyaruo]
Jan 05, 2009 (11:14 am)
It is hard to judge without knowing the condition of the car, but assuming that it is excellent, this sounds like a good deal!
#810 of 1295 Before you buy a C300 2008 "check suspension system"
Jan 05, 2009 (3:38 pm)
I strongly recommend that you test drive a C300 before you buy it.
The suspension system may not meet your expectations.
I've been buying new MB's since 1987. This is the first time that my internal organs shake when I go over a pothole or a crack in the pavement. The dampening factor is non existent.
The problem is exarcebated by the inadequate driver's seat (it lacks padding). I also own a 2007 C230 and it's suspension is superb by comparison.
If you own a C300 already I'll like to know if you concurr and if you have any suggestions to improve the unacceptable ride.
I purchased it at Fletcher Jones Newport Beach, the service dpt drove it and play with the tire pressure but there was no improvement.
#811 of 1295 C300 Ride Quality
Jan 06, 2009 (8:07 am)
Ride quality on the C300 Luxury is fine - well within the usual MB and German parameters, Ride with the Sport package is certainly too firm for my tastes.
I've owned 15 Mercedes since 1968; I'd say our '08 C300 Lux is probably the best of these, period....
#812 of 1295 Re: Before you buy a C300 2008 "check suspension system" [abe300]
Jan 07, 2009 (11:03 am)
I am surprised to read your comment. I have the c300 sport and I absolutly love the feel and drive of the car. Now I was looking for a sports car so that may be the difference. I thought the suspension was softer than the BMW 3 series. I think this is just a matter of personal taste.
#813 of 1295 good deal for C300?
Jan 07, 2009 (12:04 pm)
I am in the market for a Mercedes C300 2009. The car included pakage 1, navigaion, automatic transmission, wood trimming One dealer lower their MSRP from $38,890 to 35,000. Would this be considered a good deal, considering todays times? any input on this will be greatly appreciated.
#814 of 1295 Re: good deal for C300? [vilchez]
Jan 07, 2009 (6:08 pm)
is this a 4matic or sport or luxury?
#815 of 1295 Re: good deal for C300? [liche90]
Jan 07, 2009 (8:54 pm)
It's C300 sport with automatic transmission. good deal or can it be better?
#816 of 1295 Re: good deal for C300? [liche90]
Jan 07, 2009 (8:59 pm)
Its the sport mercedes C300 with automatic transmission. Good deal or can it be lowered? Thanks.
#817 of 1295 Re: good deal for C300? [vilchez]
Jan 08, 2009 (12:10 pm)
I think you can get it down a little bit more. that price is just around invoice and I think you can get it to below invoice.