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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#1694 of 1984 Re: buying stradigy [melissaflorida]
Apr 14, 2012 (7:03 am)
Congratulations on youir new Mercedes. We all have positive and negative experiences at dealerships, unfortunately. I live about 5 miles south of you in Coconut Creek and tried to buy my 2012 E Class from them, but with a poor result. The same was true at their sister dealership in Pompano Beach. I have had great experiences with Mercedes of Delray, though. I've purchased 6 cars from them for me and my family in the past 3 years, and have found them outstanding. I am sure you tried them since they are the closest dealership to Boca Raton.
Sounds like you had a great experience in Palm Beach - also a good dealership from my experiences, but too far for me to travel - 30-40 miles or so. You might want to give Delray Mercedes Service a visit. I've had great experiences in servicing my cars there. Remember, you can service your Mercedes at any Mercedes Dealership - and their service department is huge.
Best of luck and enjoy!
#1695 of 1984 Re: buying stradigy [abacomike]
Apr 14, 2012 (8:58 am)
This last lease I tried all of them again and again no one could touch PB. It's a drive for us too about 40 mintues but we only go once to sign the deal.
I always service my car at Delray and the service department has been great. I admit I look for the color/options at the dealership closest to me then I give my guy the color/option package I want and do the deal via email.
I email all the internet salespeople and give them the opportunity to present their best deal without disclosing my lowest. I don't think it's fair to give the deal to someone else who only will undercut after I tell them my lowest price.
#1696 of 1984 Re: buying stradigy [melissaflorida]
Apr 14, 2012 (10:17 am)
I also live in Coconut Creek and contacted Palm Beach through the Costco program. They claim with the Costco program and 3K incentive I can save alot on a lease. If I may ask what are you paying on the E-Class lease?
#1697 of 1984 Re: buying stradigy [melissaflorida]
Apr 14, 2012 (10:24 am)
You sound alot like me in how you have leased cars. I never leased from MB but I have done things in a similar fashion. I narrow the car I want and try to be very specific about options wanted. Many years ago the internet was more of a novelty and salespeople were more responsive. These days it can yield mixed results. Often a salesperson will mention that another dealer can try to lowball or undercut any quoted price to get the sale. I always tell them if they dont give me a price, then they cant get the sale from me no matter what. After your comments about Coco creek and Pompano I will only consider PB if I get an MB. Considering the E350 with the Premium 1 package
#1698 of 1984 Re: buying stradigy [robertw477]
Apr 14, 2012 (11:05 am)
You should give Delray Mercedes a shot. They are just east of I-95 on Linton Blvd. Best dealership of all the Autonation-owned dealerships. See John Bradley, the sales manager, and mention Mike from Coconut Creek. You'll get your best price and best servicing.
#1699 of 1984 Re: buying stradigy [robertw477]
Apr 14, 2012 (11:09 am)
I don't lease cars anymore, I buy them. My 2012 E350 Sport with P2, ventilated seats, dynamic driver's seat (massage, etc.), rear spoiler, Wheel package and leather listed for 62,325. I am a member of USAA and was able to get invoice less 2000, plus the MB financial incentive (the only incentive available with USAA) for 2000. That put the final l price at 54K. Great dealership (Delray) and great management.
#1700 of 1984 Re: buying stradigy [robertw477]
Apr 14, 2012 (2:01 pm)
Here is the breakdown:
Incentives & discounts: $8375
dealer discount: 4875
MB loyalty: 2000
cap discount: 1500
Base cap: 47,600
total cap: $50,064 includes bank fee, dealer fee
residual: 61% $34,144.75
money factor: .00189
33 months, 15k miles/yr- no money down except 1st months payment & fees= $940.52
I got him to throw in 3 year prepaid maintenance & window tint. Also, lowered payment to $670.00 tax in.
#1701 of 1984 Mercedes Still Gives USAA Special Pricing
Apr 15, 2012 (3:59 am)
USAA members can still get a new E350 sedan for about $2000 below dealer invoice. And if you have a current MB Financial lease or loan, you can combine another $2000 incentive bringing the pricing to $4000 below invoice - nice price for a quality luxury automobile.
Definitely worth taking advantage of.
Most dealers still have conquest money available if you currently own/lease a qualifying competitors brand so don't forget to insist on that conquest money after you've negotiated your best price.
#1702 of 1984 Re: Mercedes Still Gives USAA Special Pricing [abacomike]
Apr 15, 2012 (9:10 am)
#1703 of 1984 Re: buying stradigy [melissaflorida]
Apr 21, 2012 (2:57 pm)
I was just offered the following. E-350 Sport. With leather. With premium Package 1 and a few other minor things like lane tracking. They told me sticker was 59K on the car. With the Costco program $1500.00 above invoice and the Conquest program -$3000.00 they came up with this lease
33 months/12K miles/756 a month plus TAX. $1100 up front covers first plus tax. The MB $795.00 bank fee was not mentioned. I asked about MSD on this lease and he said It might reduce it a little since the interest rates are very low right now. He mentioned single payment lease might reduce it, but only by a little cost. European delivery he said was 7% over dealer invoice? The claim was that this lease would be less than European delivery. I m also considering BMW to see what the offer. Any thoughts? Robert