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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
Feb 16, 2006 (6:31 pm)
That is how Toyota is. I purchased the Land Cruiser new in 2001 with every option. While it was a great car, the service was horrible. I put a lot of mileage on my cars, and at 3.5 years old it had 70000 miles, and thus required service frequently. What ticked me off the most was the loaner policy. I owned many Land Rovers, Mercedes Benzs and BMW before, and while I realize a Toyota is not in the same class, I bought the most expensive Toyota. I was told that I needed to book a loaner 2 months in advance, which is absurd. On top of it, the dealer destroyed my car and tried to blame me, which is hilarious because it wasn't in my possesion. They fixed the car and I sold it in digust. I will never buy a Toyota again, and to be honest, I don't think they care. I bought a Range Rover. It may need more service down the road, atleast I will be treated better than dirt.
#226 of 2215 March Leases
Mar 01, 2006 (7:38 pm)
Any one know what the deal is with the March Leases? In December it was $3k back, in Jan/feb it was $2k with a smaller lease factor. Will March be a smaller lease factor and $3k? Anyone know?
Mar 01, 2006 (7:45 pm)
As Toyota sales go up, the CSI ratings at their larger dealers is the same as that of a Chevy store. In other words, the same hustle and jive. (Source: Cover article in Barons last summer.) Great. Toyota's reliability problems are getting to be like GM's and the buying experience is equally bad! This is progress.
#228 of 2215 should I buy? any recommendation welcomed
Mar 02, 2006 (6:30 pm)
I am presently looking to trade out of my volvo sedan into a MB E430 4matic sedan excellent shape all around - price is 13.9k with 80k miles. I am wondering if any one would care to offer comments relating to reliability - gas mileage achieved - any other comments relating to performance of car are welcomed!
#229 of 2215 04 E320 Sport RWD
Mar 06, 2006 (11:56 am)
I just puchased an 04 E320 Sport (Black/Black) with keyless Go, Sirius ready for $35,500+title,tax, doc with 19,000 miles, very nice and clean. What do u think? Also bought an additional warranty for 4yrs for $1500.
#230 of 2215 buy vs lease
Mar 08, 2006 (8:28 pm)
Debating between leasing and buying an e350 with sport package. 3 year lease 10k, residual 61%, 5k down.
Mercedes financial has special finance which I qualify for of 1.9% 36 months. I don't like he idea of buying and in 3 years having to try to sell he car or getting hammered when I try to trade it in.
#231 of 2215 Re: buy vs lease [vonbock]
Mar 09, 2006 (7:32 am)
My guess is you will be disappointed at the trade value. In 2009 MB will release a completely new build of the E-Class. I expect it will take a number of cues from the S-Class and hence will be a huge success. The 2006 E is pretty much the same as the 2003 E with a new engine. I'm picking up my new E350 in two weeks. Since my trade is worth $43K, I have no choice but to take the 1.9% in order to get the dealer incentive.
#232 of 2215 Re: 04 E320 Sport RWD [mmanchan]
Mar 13, 2006 (12:48 am)
Holy smokes, I see you're from Aurora! Where did you purchase your car from???? That is a hell of a deal from what I've seen on 04's E320s.
#233 of 2215 Any One use this Forum?
Mar 16, 2006 (8:01 am)
Tried to get a response in a different group. Anyone here have an opinion of this deal?
Maryland - E350 4matic.
2006 E350 lists for $61185 and the selling price
will be $54900 before taxes and tags. The 39 month
lease with 15000 miles per year with 1st month,
acquisition fee and tags upfront (a total of $1965) is
$832 per month. An addtional $5000 at signing reduces
the payment to $690 (a total of $6823 upfront). The
residual is $35487.30 (58% of the MSRP) and the money
factor is .00285 with approval by MB Financial. All
figures are good through 3/31/2006.
#234 of 2215 Re: Any One use this Forum? [golfer71]
Mar 16, 2006 (8:59 am)
bad deal....i am getting quotes of $8400 below MSRP....but then again, i am in SoCal. 832 a month with no cap reduction also seems really high for a 55k price tag