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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#642 of 1986 Re: Ordering a 2011 E550 Sedan [tennisgal]
Jul 25, 2010 (7:54 pm)
If you order your E550 now - it will take about 3 -4 months for this car to arrive from Germany to the dealership showroom. So this car will be 2011 model year, not 2010. 2011 E-Class models have been released a few days ago. They did not change much from 2010, but have a lot of improvements and updates. You can see all the new features here: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Changes and Updates. It also explains what "E" stands for - very interesting...
If you place an order with the Dealership - make sure that they guarantee the selling price upfront. Because when they get this car, and this car is very unique - they can ask any price they want, because you can't really shop them around.
#643 of 1986 Re: Ordering a 2011 E550 Sedan [storm10]
Jul 26, 2010 (8:09 am)
I ordered my car Saturday so I am all set. They said to expect 3 months but it was possible it could come before that because they have one they can finish out with my specs.
I ordered a 2011 E550 Silver Iridium, black interior with burl, sport pkg, prem pkg and multifuntional seats. My husband and I dealt with the internet guy at the dealership and he is giving us $5K off sticker on the 2011 E550 (basically the Costco discount). He wrote the discount on the paperwork and initialed it. Now I just need to wait.
#644 of 1986 Re: Ordering a 2011 E550 Sedan [tennisgal]
Jul 26, 2010 (9:24 am)
If you don't mind...which dealer? He may appreciate the plug. Thanks.
#646 of 1986 August deal on a 2010 E350
Aug 04, 2010 (7:30 am)
I've been waiting to see if there are any incentives on the 2010 E350 for August and sure enough I heard from a local dealer (I'm in San Jose) yesterday that MB is offering a rebate of $3K. The dealer is offering 11% off MSRP minus the $3K. On a $53.4K car this works out to about $44.5K. With the $2K fleet discount (they raised it from $1K for August) the pre tax price is about $42.5K.
Can I do better?
#647 of 1986 Re: August deal on a 2010 E350 [nkole]
Aug 04, 2010 (9:39 am)
If you can do better, I'll buy another one. I paid 49110.00 on January 4th of this year for an E350 Sport with wheel package and premium 1 package. That was 2000.00 dollars below invoice on the vehicle. If you can get that same car for 7,000 dollars less, I would be amazed.
Even with the rebate and fleet discount, you would be buying the car for 8,000+ below dead invoice. I think if you can do better, you would have to hijack the car.
#648 of 1986 Re: August deal on a 2010 E350 [nkole]
Aug 04, 2010 (4:03 pm)
Hey man, that is a great price!!!if you really want the 2010 E350 go to dealer and buy it now..
love my E350
#649 of 1986 a little help please
Aug 04, 2010 (7:55 pm)
So, I'm helpin my mother purchase a E sedan, currently drives a clk320 cab, 2000 with 86K on her. She drove a C, before that. She wants an E nothing else. So, where are the deals? Tryin to find loaded with P2, and all drive assistance package. Not very common. I have found a 550 with the right configuration, and with the recent $3K from MB and the 2010 leftover discount, it'd be close to ordering a 2011, 350. Only major differences would be the introduction of the new diamond white(metallic), much nicer than the Arctic white(plain). Also, the driver assistance now features 'active' blind spot, and "active" lane departure. This differs from the 2010, by actually using the ESP to apply breaking to one of the rear wheels to help correct the cars drifting.
Also, we are pretty friendly with a local dealer who would treat us well. So, here we are again on the fence between ordering the latest greatest 2011(350), wish she'd just pay up and order the 2011(550), and a deal I found in Nh for a 2010, 550, stickering at $73kish. This should sell for $65ish?? the 2011(350) would be around the same $69K sticker, probably pay $64ish?
Any other suggestion, ideas or comments are appreciated!!
Did I say it has to be white.
Thanks for reading.
#650 of 1986 Re: a little help please [borno]
Aug 04, 2010 (10:39 pm)
Very simple: if you want Diamond White - there is only one choice: 2011 E. If you want to save money - there is only one choice: 2010 E.
Unless your mother is a car racer, I'm pretty sure she'll be fine with E350. The only major difference with E550 is the size of the engine, otherwise it's a same car.
As for me... I'm not in a hurry to replace my 2008 E350.. I'm not sure I like new body style - it looks a little more Japanese car style, but I do like the new interior and controls...
#651 of 1986 Re: a little help please [storm10]
Aug 09, 2010 (12:08 pm)
One other big difference is the E350 has vinyl interior ("MB Tex") The E550 has the real leather !