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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#88 of 2218 Re: [ncvol]
Sep 14, 2004 (2:07 pm)
So, so IMO.
I looked at a 2002 4-matic w/ 28k miles, E2, Comand and Xenons for $32,500. It wasn't starmarked, but the private owner had a transferable 7/100k warranty. That seemed like a good deal, especially considering the car literally didn't have even the slightest ding or scratch on it (love diplomats that rent expensive homes with heated garages).
I could have purchased your vehicle new in June 2001 for about $45k ($2,000 rebate) because Mercedes wanted to clear out the 2001's dues to changes introduced in the 2002's. So $28.8k seems a little high (65% residual) for a 4 year old car to me. But the Wagon does hold it's value pretty well.
We passed after deciding we really need an SUV for our treks up into snow country.
#89 of 2218 Habitat
Sep 14, 2004 (5:40 pm)
Terry over at the Real World Trade In Values thread says to shoot for $27,900, so shoot I will. I think this market isn't quite as saturated as the D.C. market to get better deals. I could probably get a better price up there, but there is a certain amount of convenience of buying local that's worth something to me. As for the private party vs. dealer, my Honda driving wife is insisting on a Starmark if I am to bring home a German make.
Thanks once again for your input. If you'll remember, I was on the verge of buying an E320 Wagon back in January, but at the last minute went with the "reliability" of Infiniti and a brand new FX35. Long story made short, the FX has been in the shop for 6 weeks straight with engine problems that Infiniti just can't seem to figure out despite numerous replaced components. Infiniti agreed to buy it back last week, and so here I am back with Mercedes, the car I loved all along.
#90 of 2218 Re: Habitat [ncvol]
Sep 14, 2004 (7:07 pm)
Sorry to hear about your Infiniti experience, but hopefully it will work out for the best. Good luck in your negotiations.
#92 of 2218 Re: Ok how'd I do? [dez]
Nov 22, 2004 (12:23 pm)
I sounds great. are you having any problems. i'm in the market for one, but a 2004 e500.
#93 of 2218 Price for E320
Dec 06, 2004 (6:13 pm)
I'm looking at a E320 (in Southern CA) with the premium package (automatic & leather). What's a fair price to pay before tax for this car?
#94 of 2218 Re: Price for E320 [ckp]
Dec 07, 2004 (6:18 pm)
You might want to price it out on carsdirect.com. Huge differnce in pricing SoCal vs. Boston...
#95 of 2218 Re: Price for E320 [laurasdada]
Dec 23, 2004 (10:33 am)
carsdirect is quoting 2005 E320 sedan at $5,900 below MSRP (or $2,850 below Invoice)for San Francisco Bay Area. Has anyone bought at this price? Can anyone share experience with carsdirect?
#96 of 2218 1997 e420
Dec 26, 2004 (8:54 pm)
I jus recently bought a 1997 e420 wit all the options the car runs great and it hella fast, i paid $29000(can) wit all taxes do u think this was a fair price??
#97 of 2218 2005 E-320 Lease
Dec 28, 2004 (2:13 pm)
This is is Los Angeles CA
Leased a 2005 E-320.
premium sound package, complete leather package, navigation, moonroof...
39 Month Lease
450.83 a month (THATS WITH TAX INCLUDED)
Peuter color with charcol interior..
Is this a good lease? I just went in there right after entering a chrysler dealership (lookin at the 300). The 300 touring (not the 300c) was 24k msrp and they wanted 4,000 down with 400 a month (before taxes) for a 3 year lease... so i go into Mercedes, not even sure of buying, but just to see what the e-320 would give on a lease...
when he gave me that price, i figured.. if the 300c is askin for that much at 24k, a 55k benz is worth it..
I used to drive an 99 e-430, so there is now two E-classes in the family... which is my only regret.