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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#2132 of 2212 Out of State Pufchasing
Oct 06, 2013 (7:08 am)
2 more examples. I leased a new 1986 Porsche 911 from the North Dakota dealer. Flew to the dealership and drive the car home. Dealer charged me Mn sales tax and I was billed by Porsche in Mn. Same with the Mercedes I leased. My cousin drove to LA to lease a 2010 Nissan Maxima. Same thing. Dealer charged Nevada sales tax and Nissan billed my cousin in NV. No issues at all. He saved a literal fortune by leasing the car in LA.
#2133 of 2212 Re: Out of State Pufchasing [pingpong30]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Oct 06, 2013 (7:12 am)
It's easier with leasing.. CA charges tax on the monthly payment, so no big upfront sales tax charges...
As I live near a border, I buy almost every new car across state lines.. but, those states don't have CA sales tax rules... I can see how the dealer would have a policy of not selling out of state..
#2134 of 2212 2014 E250 Sport SoCal Quote
Oct 06, 2013 (9:05 pm)
Just received this quote from DD at MB in Long Beach...
Price 48008 plus tax and license
Its close to my ideal configuration but I like the look of the new headlights with the lighting package so I may sit tight until I can find a closer match. Thanks to pingpong30 and others for posting their contacts.
#2135 of 2212 Re: 2014 E250 Sport SoCal Quote [utc2]
Oct 07, 2013 (2:42 pm)
Can you confirm if this quote is for a purchase, or lease? Seems that the offers for purchase have been more aggressive from dealers.
I am in the Bay Area looking at leasing a gas E350.
Thanks for the info!
#2136 of 2212 Re: 2014 E350 [pingpong30]
Oct 07, 2013 (7:52 pm)
I have followed pingpong30's advice and contacted those mentioned earlier from his list of dealerships. I would agree that DD from LB has been very honest and prompt with his email responses.
I am a little skeptical about PL from Encino. I live about 100 miles from his dealership and I received this response when we started to talk about prices. Unless you have something in writing, I would be cautious with this dealership.
"You are outside of our selling area and the dealership is not interested in selling you the car! Fyi"
Oct 09, 2013 (6:48 am)
You received an excellent deal, I hope that you have already taken advantage of the opportunity as the programs for Mercedes-Benz have already begun to change and dealers are not able to offer such aggressive pricing.
#2138 of 2212 Re: 2014 E350 [missjones710]
Oct 10, 2013 (1:48 am)
And your getting this info from where?History has shown that deals get better in November and December.
#2139 of 2212 Re: 2014 E350 [utc2]
Oct 10, 2013 (10:22 am)
I concur. I live in Texas and PL from Encino told me his dealership would not sell me a car. I followed LexusBill, Pingpong30 and others advice to email others. DD at LB would. He responds very quickly to emails and gave me a good feeling. I ordered an e350 from him, since non in stock had my specs. It have a Built Date of 11/3/13.
My only concern is,he could not quote me the final sales price until the car is at the dealership. Best case scenario, the car arrives in Dec and I get a great winter event price. FYI- F.Jones was also willing to sell out of area.
Oct 10, 2013 (11:19 am)
For those calling PL at MB Encino, I would talk to the President of the company to inquire about that policy. It is hard for me to believe that if you walked into the dealership, that they would refuse to sell you a car. E
#2141 of 2212 Re: 2014 E350 [billyboy40]
Oct 10, 2013 (8:24 pm)
one can always get a one-way registration to drive it home, then pay DMV when you get home, on tax and tag. for lease, one pays the tax monthly anyway. when you move from one state to another MBFS will automatically adjust your next pmt, based on your new zipcode.
DD is a great gent to deal with, though not sure why he quoted me a number which is higher than the rest here. he does not have the car i want as well. ordering is good, but he cannot give any "final bona fide pricing", as no one know what the next month incentive will be, esp MF and residual. worst case is you do not get the car and walk away.
Nov and Dec are the biggest car season for the dealers, and car maker, they will do almost anything to push yr end target goal. I might have to order the car as well. just found out my employer has another deal with MB, so i obtained a control number thru MB to get more discount.
lastly, i would not go to FJ at newport as the guy would not tell me anything over the email, and i have to "come down to get the best deal"..lol, the guy is still trying to sell a car like he lives in the past century..lol