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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
Feb 08, 2010 (4:43 pm)
I'd go with the CPO for the warranty and 24,000 fewer miles. I wouldn't touch a non CPO 2004 E and would probably prefer an E350 over an E500. There were some significant changes when Mercedes introduced the W211 model E in 2003 and some reliability problems were reported, particularly in the early years of that series (2003-2008). Check out benzworld.org forums for info on the W211 model E.
(That may be a better place to ask your question)
Overall mileage shouldn't be a problem if the car has been maintained. Get a good pre-purchase inspection. I'm at 175,000 miles on my 2000 E320.
#581 of 2215 New E350 - Did I get a good deal?
Feb 11, 2010 (10:16 am)
Just bought a 2010 E350 Rear Wheel Drive Sport with Prem 1 Pkg. and Wheel Package (AMG wheels and Sport Steering Wheel) in Palladium Silver (metallic).
MSRP was 54,850
I Paid 49115 +599 dealer fee
Did I get a reasonable deal? It was over 2000 below invoice, according to Edmunds figures, so I hope the deal was a good one. Also, got 2.9% financing for 60 months on 15,000 dollars. That was 1% below advertised interest rate.
I traded in my 2009 E350 Sport and they gave me 39,000 trade value for it as well, which was about what the vehicle was worth.
Thanks for your feedback
#582 of 2215 Re: New E350 - Did I get a good deal? [abacomike]
Feb 12, 2010 (2:44 pm)
i paid $52,000 for AWD, luxury, non metallic, with wood steeering wheel; P1 package, dealer prep and DMV was $135...
#583 of 2215 buy 3 yr service plan???
Feb 14, 2010 (3:43 pm)
should i buy this for my new E 350? it is about $750..
any thoughts would be appreciated
#584 of 2215 Re: buy 3 yr service plan??? [golfhard]
Feb 14, 2010 (5:04 pm)
What does it cover? So you plan to do all your routine service at the dealer?
#585 of 2215 Re: buy 3 yr service plan??? [golfhard]
Feb 15, 2010 (5:07 am)
At least once each year, you need an oil change/filter change, etc. My dealer charges about $300.00 for an "A" service, which includes oil/filter, fluids, tire rotation (not good for me since I have a sport, which has different tires in front and back), inspection, etc. If the plan covers A and B services for 3 years, it's a good buy, if less than 3 yearts or does not cover the services, not a good buy.
I did not opt for this at my dealership (who charges 599 for 2 years), so you may be able to negotiate with your dealer on the price.
#586 of 2215 3 yr service plan
Feb 15, 2010 (5:29 am)
listed cost is $769 for 3 years/30000 miles and essentially coveresoil/filter change every 10,000 and brake fluid and air filters at 20,000; plus visual inspection of some things...
#587 of 2215 Re: 3 yr service plan [golfhard]
Feb 15, 2010 (8:46 am)
Sounds to me that you might save a few hundred dollars, but.....
I don't find that these are worth the money, especially since I don't know how long I will own the vehicle.
#588 of 2215 Beware of AMG wheels
Feb 28, 2010 (7:34 am)
I bought 2009 E350 and has 3K miles on it. When my wife was driving vehicle, suddenly wheel rim burst and lost air. I checked tire and was not damaged from outside or didn't see any stress where rim was damaged.
I believe that this is bad quality of AMG wheel but Dealers are not ready to accept.
1) Why MB always ask you to buy wheel and tire warranty for AMG wheels?
2) I have seen several post where people has described about the chip, crack in the wheel.
3) They always denies for warranty with outside force (including pot holes). How many pot holes in this country on the road and have you face any rim damage by pot holes on another vehicle?
I am IT person and this is simple logic that AMG low profile wheel are not designed properly to handle impact of small outside force.
We are paying high for vehicle with priority of safety for family members. But if this happens while you drive, your family could get hurt.
I have filed complain in NHTSA. I wanted to hear about your opinion or if you have faced this kind of issue in the past.
#589 of 2215 Re: Beware of AMG wheels [amd2004]
Feb 28, 2010 (8:17 am)
The rim appears to be damaged from an impact of some kind. No manufacturer warrants rims or tires against impacts.
You are correct in that low profile tires and wheels are more prone to impact damage, but that is the price you pay for performance (and appearance). A smaller diameter rim and a tire with more sidewall offers more protection against damage, but more and more cars are coming with tires and wheels like yours.