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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#1467 of 1939 Hope I received a good deal
Jan 10, 2012 (1:24 pm)
Picked up my 2012 E 350 Jan 3rd. We were the last ones to leave the building. Cuprite Brown with Chestnut leather interior. Retailed at $66,785. Got it for 60K flat. Probably could have done better but was on vacation in FL and couldn't negotiate like I wanted to being out of state.
P2 package. Special order leather and paint. The wood leather 3 spoke steering wheel is sweet! Sports package and Top of the line Driver Assistance Package. My local dealer in Union didn't seem like it had the incentive plans the dealer in Paramus, NJ was offering. I would have gladly paid another thousand or so just to being closer to the house but the local dealer was trying to sell me a 2011 e350 for 58,500 with 4% financing. We got 1.9% a new car with lots more options. Getting my spoiler put on tomorrow. If I had the whole thing to do again I'd ask the local dealer to match the deal.
The car is just a jewel. It's smooth as butter. Power that I'll probably never use considering me and the wife are expecting a baby. Handling is precise and when I'm in the car I swear it's like I'm in my living room. That comfortable and quiet. Test drove Audi and Cadillac and BMW... It's definitely the grown up of the bunch. I'm glad I got this color because I'm seeing a bunch of new E 350's on the road now. Mercedes Benz is back!
#1468 of 1939 Re: Hope I received a good deal [damandamif]
Jan 10, 2012 (1:22 pm)
Yes that Culprite brown color is very nice indeed. That matching leather is beautiful as well with that exterior color. Brown was just too dark for me here in Florida, year-round. But if I lived up moth, I would definitely consider it.
Enjoy it - we all enjoy our's as well.
#1469 of 1939 Re: Hope I received a good deal [abacomike]
Jan 10, 2012 (1:29 pm)
I went to the Tampa and Pembroke Pines dealers. They didn't have any 4 matics but they had some very good deals. The only thing I wish I could have pulled off was a Pano roof. They were just impossible to find in a P2 cuprite brown. Florida, oh how beautiful. People really love their rims down there. Enjoy your Benz as well.
#1470 of 1939 Re: Hope I received a good deal [damandamif]
Jan 10, 2012 (1:51 pm)
Pembroke Pines is a dealership not too far from me. It's owned by Auto Nation, the largest dealership network in the country. My dealership is also owned by Auto Nation as are 5 additional Mercedes Benz dealerships in the greater Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Palm Beach areas.
It is very difficult to find 4-Matics down here in Florida for obvious reasons - no snow, no ice, no sleet, higher initial cost and a little less in fuel economy. I've seen a few at my dealership, which carries them for "snowbirds" who winter here and summer up north. Also, some people feel safer in the heavy rains we get with all-wheel drive vehicles.
Just enjoy your new E350!
#1471 of 1939 Re: Hope I received a good deal [damandamif]
Jan 10, 2012 (4:33 pm)
Forgot to mention - seems like the deal you got was at almost $7,000 under MSRP sticker and seems like it was a good one, especially when considering the fact that you have a special order exterior color and special order interior leather, all of which cost more when you special order anything on a Benz. You are lucky you got it on the 3rd, as incentives and the length of a loan dropped considerably, after that. Longest term loan available at 1.9%, or a little less, is now 36 months. When you got yours, you could get a a 1.9% loan for up to 66 months. I was lucky to get a 66 month loan for $18,000 at 1.6% due to the fact that there is a 1% mark-up on the rate. Even on the current rate, 1.9% for 24 or 36 months, there is a 1% mark-up. Most dealers are unwilling to give up that full 1% for obvious reasons.
Got your Benz in just the nick of time! Again, enjoy!
#1472 of 1939 Buying a New 2012 E350
Jan 10, 2012 (4:45 pm)
Hi Friends, I am new to this forum. Thanks for all you do here. I am in need of some help in purchasing my new E350.
Here is my Build:
Exterior: Diamond White Metallic $1,515
Interior: Almond MB-Tex $0
Trim: Burl Walnut Wood Trim $0
4MATIC Package $2,500
Premium 1 Package $4,000
Driver Assistance Package $2,950
Sport Styling Package $0
Wood/leather steering wheel $590
Panorama sunroof $1,090
BASE MSRP $50,490
TRANSPORTATION CHARGE $875
TOTAL PRICE $64,010
I Own 09 BMW X5 now and will sell to Carmax after I get this one. I am Ok with Purchase/Lease, I just want the best deal either way. Is there any incentives or a price suggestions?
Any help is greatly appriciated.
Thanks - Hiral
#1473 of 1939 Re: Hope I received a good deal [abacomike]
Jan 10, 2012 (5:12 pm)
Thanks glad to hear it. I'm a horrible negotiator. Are you using mbrace?
#1474 of 1939 Re: Hope I received a good deal [damandamif]
Jan 10, 2012 (5:48 pm)
Yes I am and always have. The only reason I use it is because of the stolen vehicle assistance, which saves me over $100 a year on my auto insurance. Also, if you have an I-phone or Android, you can download their app and use it to find your car if you forget where you parked, lock and/or unlock your doors, and even send an address to your navigation system through your phone. To me, it is worth the yearly fee. I took it out for 2 years which saves you quite a bit over the one year plan.
I also like the fact that during an emergency, you are in direct contact with someone. I use it at least twice each month to ensure it is working properly, which it always has since I've had Mbrace on my cars.
Hope this helps you out.
#1475 of 1939 Re: Buying a New 2012 E350
Jan 10, 2012 (6:08 pm)
Take $875 (shipping-delivery cost) off the MSRP of your car and multiply that figure by .935 which will give you the factory invoice on the vehicle plus advertising fees which the manufacturer charges the dealer on each car. Then add back the $875 to the factory invoice to arrive at the actual "factory" invoice. This is 2% above actual dealer cost which is the dealer's hold back. A great deal on the car would be that number less any incentives. You should be able to qualify for the conquest incentive which has been $2000 up to now. Another forum post stated it was now $1000, which I am not sure of. So, either way, take off another $1000 or $2000, whichever is the prevailing conquest incentive, and that would be a stupendous deal, or a true dealer cost deal. You qualify for the conquest incentive because you own or lease a BMW, a qualifying vehicle.
I would think that a good deal on the car would be $500 over cost, if you can get there. Also there is currently a 1.9% finance rate for either 24 or 36 months.
This info should get you started. Let us know how things work out.
#1476 of 1939 Re: Hope I received a good deal [abacomike]
Jan 10, 2012 (8:05 pm)
Wow, there's something else I need to learn about! I didn't know it could help me find me car in a parking lot or unlock my doors. I have State Farm...I'll have to see if they offer a discount for stole vehicle assistance. And guess I better read the manual about the iPhone app. So much to get up to speed on!