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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#1553 of 2213 Re: Dealers who deal? [greasykid1]
Jan 29, 2012 (11:26 am)
If you can get $4000 under invoice, jump at it! Ordering from factory will take 6 - 8 weeks and, by that time, USAA can change, which is what happened to me. Pricing went from $3000 below to $2000. Also, remember that you cannot bundle any other incentives with USAA pricing. Only MB Financial incentive can be used with USAA, which I was able to get.
So, what more are you expecting to get? USAA and Mercedes pre-establish the selling price, which is a great price and you state you can get another $1000 off. If I was in your shoes, I run, not walk to nearest dealership. Also, there is a 1.9% rate for 36 months on a loan with MB Financial. Once you get a loan or lease with them, there is always an additional incentive available on your next Benz.
#1554 of 2213 Re: Dealers who deal? [greasykid1]
Jan 29, 2012 (11:33 am)
I traded my 2011 sport with 5000 miles on it in October and got $44500 in real dollars for it. I would expect $40000 to $42000 for your car at this point if it is extra clean.
You can check this out on Edmunds or kbb.com
#1555 of 2213 Re: Dealers who deal? [greasykid1]
Jan 29, 2012 (12:44 pm)
Not exactly sure how to reply to you directly but I just bought a new Merc from MB of S. Charlotte from Nance. I checked literally all over the country and got the best price from her. I'm over in Raleigh. If all you care about is price S. Charlotte is the place to go. I have no personal interest in promoting the place.
#1556 of 2213 Re: Dealers who deal? [wireless]
Jan 29, 2012 (1:01 pm)
Since this gentleman, who is in his 80's, cannot get a lower price because a dealer cannot reduce the price any more (remember, the price cannot be negotiated), what kind of better deal can be get? Remember, he cannot combine any incentives with the USAA pricing (except for the MB Financial incentive which he does not qualify for).
I'd send him to my dealer too, but they would have to give him the same deal he would get from his local dealer. I agree with you that, as things stand, what advice can we offer?
The only flexibility he has is in his trade. His job is to find a dealership who will give him the most for his 2011 E350 sport.
#1557 of 2213 E350 cabrio lease
Jan 29, 2012 (4:52 pm)
Has anyone aggressively priced the 350 cabrio in NY or nj? Any thoughts on what the best I can do might be on a 65k msrp with nothing down and taxes rolled into the lease?
#1558 of 2213 It's been a month....
Jan 31, 2012 (1:42 pm)
and I'm very happy with my E350. It rides great, looks great and I've learned almost all of the gizmos and gadgets that I need.
#1559 of 2213 Re: It's been a month.... [lawcar]
Jan 31, 2012 (1:52 pm)
Glad to hear it! Knew you would! Hope your great ownership experiences continue to provide many years of enjoyment and satisfaction. I sure am enjoying mine!
Jan 31, 2012 (1:53 pm)
I love my new E350 Sport 4matic. The cuprite brown has turned lots of heads. It rides like a dream but has the power to get the job done when necessary. Now its time for my toy the new boxster 2013. The contrast will allow me to appreciate my E 350 even more. Plus the local Benz dealer gives me free car washes whenever I need them.
#1561 of 2213 Re: The Boxster
Jan 31, 2012 (2:07 pm)
Funny you should mention that. I had a Boxster as a loaner a few years ago, and loved the car. The convertible was great, and I drove around with top down all the time in January in Los Angeles. My wife hated the car; it was too low and hard to get into, and rode rough. When I was recently looking for a new car, my wife suggested I get the Boxster since I liked it so much (she really meant it, and just said that we would ride in her Lexus RX330 when we went out together). However, while I loved the Boxster, I don't think it would be practical as a daily car, and can't get one right now as a weekend car. Maybe in the future though.
#1562 of 2213 Re: My New E350 [damandamif]
Jan 31, 2012 (2:16 pm)
That's one of the best perks of owning a new Mercedes Benz- those complimentary car washes. I get one every week and enjoy the complimentary bagels and cream cheese, donuts and their great assortments of gourmet coffees. They sure know how to treat their customers. Got a carwash this morning after voting in the primary. Boy, you should have seen the voter turnout at the polls!