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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#1276 of 2213 Re: Conquest Incentive [stevemc3]
Dec 14, 2011 (7:11 am)
I would think the 2000 conquest on the 2012's will be extended through the 6th or 7th, and perhaps until the end of January. The Mercedes Benz financial 2000 incentive may drop to 1500, where it was in October. AS for the 1.9% financing, I would think there would be some kind of similar rates.
BUT ONLY MERCEDES BENZ CORPORATE knows for sure what will be available. I am only guessing based on previous years experiences this time of the year.
The only way to be sure is to take advantage of this discount NOW! I would not take the chance that there will be the same incentives 30 days from now. Remember, there is a shortage of E350 sedans throughout the country. Down here in southern Florida, there are 12 Mercedes Benz Dealerships from Palm Beach County to Miami-Dade County, and there are a total of 45 E350's in stock in all those dealerships. What does that tell you? And what do you think that says for January?
I ordered my car in late August, 2011. Arrived at dealer on October 17th. I took advantage of the USAA pricing of invoice +500 less 2000 (net of 1500 under dealer invoice) and a 1500 incentive from Mercedes Benz Financial. Also negotiated 1.6% financing on an 18,000 loan for 66 months (always pays to have a small loan on a Mercedes since MB Financial always has a special incentive for current loan holders or lessees). If I had waiting until November to get the car, I could have saved another $500 since the MB Financial incentive went up 500. I could not "bundle" any other discounts or incentives with USAA except for the MB Financial incentive. But, I got the car I wanted, $3000 below dealer invoice, and have truly enjoyed this new E350 sedan for 2 months now. I am not disappointed at all that I could have saved $500 more.
Never pays to wait if you can get a great price now.
#1277 of 2213 Re: Confusing MB Web Site vs European Delivery [abacomike]
Dec 14, 2011 (9:50 am)
Aren't 17" tires standard on the luxury model?
#1278 of 2213 Re: Confusing MB Web Site vs European Delivery [kevinc5]
Dec 14, 2011 (12:35 pm)
17" inch tires are standard on the Luxury model. My previous question is whether you could get the 17" tires with the 5 spoke design rather than the standard 17" wheels with 8 spokes..... Abacomike--would that still require extensive changes by dealer as you earlier advised? Thanks.
#1279 of 2213 Re: Confusing MB Web Site vs European Delivery [stevemc3]
Dec 14, 2011 (2:49 pm)
I have the 5 double-spoke design AMG wheels which is part of the Wheel Package on the Sport Model with 18" tires (different size for front than the rear).
I do not believe the 5 spoke or 5 double spoke 18" wheels are available on the luxury model. Remember, the 5 spoke (standard on the sport model) and the 5 double-spoke AMG's (optional as part of the wheel package) have different sized front vs. rear wheels.
If you were to have the dealer select a set of wheels for you new car and put them on the car, those new wheels might not have the necessary sensors and may not be in synch with car's computer, and even if the dealer could add sensors and match the sensors to the car's computer, it would be very costly as I mentioned to you for the dealer, which costs would be passed on to you. The only sensible way to get nicer wheels (I agree, the standard 17" wheels on the luxury model are hideous looking) is to order upgraded wheels with your new car as an "option". They have various optional wheels available from the factory. I have an ordering manual for the 2012 E350 Sedan, and noticed several wheel sizes available as an option when you order the car.
I believe you can also get 18" wheels/tires for the luxury as an option (with same size tires/wheels for front and rear).
Avoid trying to find wheels/tires as after-market for your car for the above reasons. Good luck!
Dec 14, 2011 (3:38 pm)
The stock 17" Sport wheels are staggered? Hmmm.. I didn't notice that...
#1281 of 2213 Re: Sport [kyfdx]
Dec 14, 2011 (4:49 pm)
The "stock" 17" wheels are not staggered! Only the stock wheels and optional wheels on the sport are staggered. The standard wheels on the luxury and luxury 4-matic are the same size all around.
What I was trying to convey to you is that you can order "optional" wheels for the "luxury" model in both 17 and 18 inch versions.
#1282 of 2213 Re: Conquest Incentive [abacomike]
Dec 14, 2011 (6:23 pm)
Checkin' in with the news that I got a call and my E350 4Matic Luxury with P2 has been built and is on its way! The dealer is still telling me they think it'll be in before the end of the year, which surprises the heck out of me. But, they want me to come in next week and get paperwork done so they can lock in the incentives. (They must be very motivated to get this deal done in 2011 I'm pretty motivated, too, not knowing what January might bring. I'll have USAA and MB Financial, but from what I'm reading I don't think I can stack the MBCA $1000 incentive...it says you can't stack "certificates." Do you think I'm right about that?
#1283 of 2213 Re: Conquest Incentive [bevbran]
Dec 14, 2011 (6:41 pm)
There are a few good things about that - you would be able to deduct the sales tax for 2011 federal income taxes and I am sure that if they want you to complete paperwork, they must be pretty sure the car will be in prior to 1/1/12.
It takes about two weeks to get the car from Germany to the US. But then the car must be made ready for transport from the port to the dealership. They can deliver the car on the same day they receive it, which is what happened with me. It's going to be tight but still possible.
Keep us updated on the progress!
#1284 of 2213 Re: Conquest Incentive [bevbran]
Dec 15, 2011 (2:02 am)
Yes! The only incentive you can bundle with USAA is the MB Financial Incentive. Of course you can also get the special 1.9% special finance rate for up to 66 months. I was able to negotiate 1.6% for 66 months. I always take out a small loan for 66 months with MB Financial because they always provide loyalty incentives of up to 2000 dollars if and when you buy a new Mercedes. Since I always buy Mercedes vehicles, it always pays. I usually borrow 18,000 so my monthly payment is always around 286.00. I never pay the loan off because you must have an active open loan account in order to qualify.
I hope this answered your question.
#1285 of 2213 Re: Conquest Incentive [abacomike]
Dec 15, 2011 (7:06 am)
Remember Kids, individuals can deduct either state and local income taxes or sales taxes.