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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#620 of 2218 Purchased 2010 E350 4Dr Sedan in Houston
Jun 26, 2010 (6:00 pm)
I think this message board is very helpful to provide price information to save time during negotiation. I went over all posts for the price information on 2010 E350 here and printed out the posts before we went to the dealer. I hope to post my experience to return favor and would like to thank those people who posted the price information.
My wife purchased 2010 E350 4 Dr. Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A) this afternoon at Mercedes-Benz of Houston North. The negotiation did not take long after we showed the price of other people posted here with discount varying from $4000 to $6000.
The MSRP is: $55,095 on the stick including the options:
1. Steel Grey Metallic color paint: $720
2. P01 Premium 1 Package: $3,950
3. 230 PARKTRONIC w/Parking Guidance $950
We set the discount as $5,000 in the middle ground of the number posted here by other people. so
The final selling price is: $50,095.
Texas State Sale tax 6.25%: $3130
Dealer Inventory Tax 0.233%: $116
Dealer document fee: $122
Vehicle inspection fee: $23
License/Title fee: $93
Road and Bridge/deputy fee: $16
Tag fee: $5
the driving out of door price is: $ 53,604.
Based on our past experiece and the road condition in Houston, we also purcased additional insurance on 7year/70,000 mile extend warrente, 3 year maintenace and Tire&Wheel (5 year).
Overall, this is a good car-buying experience with less than one hour for the deal and another 30 min for paper work. The sale and financial people also appreciated our research for the price to ask a reasonable discount. Since 2011 model will come in a couple of months, you may still be able to get more discount, but we are happy with the price.
On another note, my wife bought two BMW 525i and both cars got totaled. She felt very easy to drive E350 compared to BMW 525.
Hope to thank those people again for posting price information here and Happying hunting for your cars!
#621 of 2218 Re: Purchased 2010 E350 4Dr Sedan in Houston [farmer20]
Jun 27, 2010 (2:14 pm)
Great and very clear post. Thanks!
#622 of 2218 Re: Purchased 2010 E350 4Dr Sedan in Houston [farmer20]
Jun 28, 2010 (3:38 am)
It sounds like you got the kind of deal you should get at this time of the year. Anytime you can purchase a new E350 with the equipment you had for about 5000 under sticker is excellent. Yes, a few hundred more or less could have been achieved, however, considering the fact that this was all concluded in about 1 hour is worth the extra few bucks. I'd pay a few hundred for less stress and aggravation.
Good luck with the new Benz. If your experiences are anything like mine have been with my 2010 E350, you'll be very happy.
#623 of 2218 2011 E Class Wagon
Jul 05, 2010 (5:49 pm)
How aggressive are dealers being with pricing on 2011 E wagons?
I am seeing $500-700 over invoice - any better deals out there?
#624 of 2218 Re: 2011 E Class Wagon [hookyjunk]
Jul 06, 2010 (7:01 am)
There are very limited numbers of E350 Wagons in this country. They are much more popular in Europe than they are here in the US. Most people who are looking for a little more cargo spade usually purchase vehicles like the Caravan, ML350 Benz, etc. My dealer has 2 of them, and has not sold "any" since first introducing them a month or so ago. As for pricing, he told me he would sell one for about 500 over invoice, but not a penny less. Remember, they were just introduced and they are 2011's, not 2010's. So I would assume a $500.00 over invoice is a great deal.
Good luck, no matter what you do.
#625 of 2218 2008 E-350 with 19K miles - CPO
Jul 07, 2010 (2:11 pm)
Just picked up a CPO 2008 E-350W with about 19K miles for $33,900 in MD. Not the best price but the car is in very good shape.
It has the Premium 1 package with 18inch wheels, the IPOD integration kit.
As part of the certification process dealer did the 20K mile service and replaced the front rotors and brake pads on all the 4 wheels. In addition gave me a set of new floor mats.
Didn't bargain too much.
Thanks to everyone on this forum for sharing their experience.
#626 of 2218 2010 E-Class 350 Sedan Buying experience in So Cal.
Jul 10, 2010 (1:52 pm)
Just purchased a brand new 2010 E-Class 350 Sedan (sports style) from one of So. Cal Dealers.
350E sedan- $48600
Interior: Blk MB Tex
Trim: Burl Walnut Wood.
PO2: Premium 2 Package - $6350
321: Sports Package-N/C
Purchased it for $48979. Got $6846 off MSRP. Just over 12% off from MSRP.
Hope this helps!
#627 of 2218 Re: 2010 E-Class 350 Sedan Buying experience in So Cal. [mbdatabank]
Jul 10, 2010 (2:19 pm)
Can you narrow down the area somewhat? Bakersfield? LA? Orange County? San Diego?
#628 of 2218 Re: 2010 E-Class 350 Sedan Buying experience in So Cal. [kevinc5]
Jul 11, 2010 (11:51 am)
Got the car from one of the LA dealers. Few dealers were offering offering over $3000 below invoice.
#629 of 2218 Re: 2010 E-Class 350 Sedan Buying experience in So Cal. [mbdatabank]
Jul 11, 2010 (12:04 pm)
Thanks...I'll be looking in San Diego.