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#1157 of 2218 Re: 2012 E350 Sedan [sp11]
Oct 21, 2011 (5:32 am)
3.5% discount on a new E350 (remember, they just came out with this car on Monday of this week), is actually a very good price. Remember, the USAA discount is based upon "invoice" of the vehicle plust $500.00. Invoice was a little over 58.000. Add $500.00 to that, then subtract $2000. Additionally, I received a $1500 incentive discount because I had a loan with Mercedes Benz Financial. Finally, I got a loan for 1.65% for 66 months because I had a previous loan with Mercedes Benz Financial (their rate was 1.99% less a percentage for direct withdrawal from my checking account for the monthly payment).
To the best of my knowledge, that was all I got as a discount.
They gave me 1000.00 more for my trade than Manheim auction prices for the car, which was also outstanding.
The $55,300 price was the final price after all incentive. To that, you add their dealer fee (down here in Florida, most dealers charge a fee, which is PURE PROFIT! If they charge the fee, they must charge all customers the same fee, by law, so that fee cannot be negotiated, however, the dealer, at its discretion, can take that amount off the pre-fee amount, then add the fee back in, if you know what I mean).
So, $55,300, + $599 + doc stamps for the loan, +title fee and tag fees, + sales taxes is what I paid.
Hope that helps you.
#1158 of 2218 Re: 2012 E350 Sedan [sp11]
Oct 21, 2011 (6:35 pm)
I have owned one of each---a Luxury and a Sport model. I'm currently driving a Sport model E350. I prefer the Luxury and am going back to it. It's really a matter of personal preference. As Mike pointed out, the ride of the luxury is smoother and I believe the Luxury cabin is quieter, probably mostly due to the different tires. I don't disagree that the Sport handles better, but the luxury model is no slouch. It corners pretty well at 110 mph on the Autobahn! (We did European delivery---a fabulous experience.) And, I fell in love with the Burl Walnut interior in the luxury and miss it. Sport....Luxury....it's all good. I don't see how you can go wrong with either! Enjoy yours!!
#1159 of 2218 Re: 2012 E350 Sedan [abacomike]
Oct 21, 2011 (6:44 pm)
I'm not seeing invoice prices on Edmunds for: (2012) Premium 1....or Wood/leather steering wheel....or Active multicontour driver seat. Any idea on those or where I could find it?
And...opinion please, is Premium 2 worth the big bucks?
Getting close to making a decision .
#1160 of 2218 Re: 2012 E350 Sedan [bevbran]
Oct 22, 2011 (4:47 am)
Go to www.cars.com and build your car. They have all the MSRP and invoice prices.
I've had premium 1 and now, for the first time, premium 2. I drive at night, and prefer the premium 2 because of the xenon lights, curve illumination, and cornering lights. Also like the Keyless Go. Trunk openr/closer is unnecessary. So, if you drive at night, I recommend the Premium 2. If you don't drive alot during the evening, it is not worth the 2200 more, in my opinion.
By the way, just hit 33 miles per gallon with the new 2012 E350. I GUESS I FINALLY HAVE AN ECONOMY CAR! Just kidding. But, it sure gets me more mpg's than any car I've owned.
#1162 of 2218 Re: 2012 E350 Sedan [abacomike]
Oct 22, 2011 (6:18 am)
OK, I'll check out cars.com. Thanks!
That's a great assessment---day vs. night driving. Most of my driving is daytime, so that may answer that. Economy car? I'm in! I just got 27.9 on the highway with my '09 4Matic and was feeling pretty good about that. 33 is impressive!!
#1163 of 2218 Re: 2012 E350 Sedan [abacomike]
Oct 22, 2011 (6:53 am)
Mike, I found invoice prices for everything except the Premium 1. Any guesses what invoice would be on that $4k msrp?
Also---opinions of active multi contour driver seat? I was thinking I'd like that---but dealer has a luxury modelcoming in with everything else I want, EXCEPT Active multi contour driver seat. Decisions, decisions...
#1164 of 2218 Re: 2012 E350 Sedan [bevbran]
Oct 22, 2011 (7:43 am)
Ignore my Premium 1 invoice question---the amount just popped into the Cars.com site---it's $3,720.
#1165 of 2218 Re: 2012 E350 Sedan [bevbran]
Oct 22, 2011 (10:22 am)
I had a list of cars available sent to me by the dealer in which the pricing (MSRP) for premium 1 on the luxury models were listed at $3600 by the dealer.
The premium 2 if I remember correctly was around $6400 or something but I can verify that the premium 1 was listed as 3600.
Thanks for your reply and thanks also to Mike also for his detailed explanation to my questions.
#1166 of 2218 Re: 2012 E350 Sedan [abacomike]
Oct 22, 2011 (10:24 am)
Thanks for your detailed explanation. It sure helps.