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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
Sep 24, 2009 (9:10 pm)
Ok guys, I got the car yesterday and it was a done deal, as quoted. I'll post some of the details here so hopefully it can help you out also...
057 - Ipod Integration
413 - Panorama Roof
768 - 18" AMG Wheels
P02 - Premium Package II
320- Multimedia Package
427 - 7 Speed Automatic
MSRP of $44,150 the selling price of the vehicle I got was $35,225.
Since this is a lease, in finance, I opted for their up-sell of Lease Excess Wear and Tear and Tire and Wheel Protection, I had a previous BMW lease and really got hurt by those 2 so went for them.
Excess Lease Wear and Tear Plan for 3 years - $1,195 (negotiated down to $599)
Road Hazard Tire and Wheel for 3 years - $1195 - (negotiated down to $695)
I did not email them initially, I just looked up the internet team on the internet and called in told him I am ready to buy and if their number can match or beat I'll be in. I emailed him the numbers I was given which were from the nearest competing dealership, until I got the selling price to $35k
Since it was a 2009, not a 2010 the (.00173) money factor special was not eligible but after going back and forth he eventually got an OK from his desk manager to give me a money factor that was also a special at .00217 which is called a Mercedes Benz Ambassador Program Lease, dealers have these but in limited stock. So I went in the next day and the car already had a sold sign on it with my name.
If you can find any 09s in stock now is the time to get them (4k incentive for C300 and 5k incentive for C350) and if the dealer has any ambassador leases that drop your MF, left to use, try to get it. They need to clear these out and will, just have to negotiate hard for them.
BTW 2010 has different side turn signals and the biggest difference is on option package 320 (the multimedia package) on 2009s the package includes Logic 7 Surround 12 speakers, it is not included on the 2010s!
#940 of 1300 Buying a new C300 or C350
Sep 25, 2009 (10:21 am)
I am new to buying a Mercedes. Like the c class and am looking to buy for cash...What type of discount can I expect, or would you look at the CTS?
#941 of 1300 Re: Buying a new C300 or C350 [marc52]
Sep 25, 2009 (10:35 am)
I want to preface this by saying I absolutely love the exterior of the C300 and did test drive it prior to buying my Lexus (IMO, much more bang for the buck as far as interior and packages). But yes, I would look at the CTS. The CTS is much more luxurious than the Benz on the inside. Right now the CTS is only available in a sedan, but a coupe is coming out for 2010. Depending on your price range, also consider the CTS-V. It has a Corvette block engine (LS3), 6.2L V8 with 500+hp (sorry, I have to run or I'd find the exact number). I can give you more specifics about the CTS later if you want. You can email me from my profile.
#942 of 1300 Re: Buying a new C300 or C350 [greeneyespsu]
Sep 25, 2009 (1:29 pm)
thank you for the input. Yes the CTS is very nice inside,,, would you go for a 2009 or wait for a 2010. I hold on to my cars for at least 6-7 years and only put on about 5000 miles or less a year. what about GM reliability?
#943 of 1300 Re: My deals... [shinakuma]
Sep 26, 2009 (11:10 am)
Vinny, May i ask the name of the dealer in south cal.
#944 of 1300 Re: C300 New Deal [bluebomber1]
Sep 26, 2009 (11:00 pm)
Just got a 2009 C300 2 weeks for $29,734 with ipod intergration & multi media package white. Sales person was great!
#945 of 1300 Re: Buying a new C300 or C350 [marc52]
Sep 28, 2009 (9:59 am)
I own an 07 Hummer H3 & I'm not sure if it's b/c it's a Hummer or if all GM vehicles get this kind of love, but they're the most accommodating people I've ever met. They'll give you a loaner on-the-spot for an oil change, much less anything else. I took my car in for a few minor things, and the warranty is up-to-par with the best. I know this is a MB forum, but if anyone's ever interested in buying a Chevy/Hummer in the Chicagoland area, swing by the Woodfield location. They really are the nicest car-people EVER.
...on with the MB talk, lol...
#946 of 1300 Re: My deals... [akshayg]
Sep 29, 2009 (6:34 pm)
I think your question is really for Shinakuma.
#947 of 1300 Re: C300 New Deal [bluebomber1]
Sep 30, 2009 (6:18 pm)
Here is what I did: I went to www.BenzOnly.com, where you can go to "Dealer Quotes", select your State and request a quote individually from every Mercedes-Benz Dealership in the country. Let them compete between themself. Whoever comes with the lowest price - earns my business. I did not care about rates or residuals, etc... All I care - who can give the lowest payment. The best deal I got on my E350 was $2,100 below invoice plus they had $2,500 incentive at the time, but I did not care about all that. The only thing made a deal is the lowest payment.
Hope it helps.
#948 of 1300 bought- c300
Oct 01, 2009 (11:06 am)
bought c300, 6MT black on black, with multimedia, 18 inch AMG, ipod for 28,120 ( msrp 38,120) including $500 fleet discount.