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#970 of 2218 E350 - Can I do better?
Aug 14, 2011 (1:55 pm)
Dear Abacomike, Carman, and everyone,
Long time reader, first time poster. Thanks in advance for all your help.
Looking at the following car:
2011 E350 Iridium Silver/Ash MBtex
775 Iridium Silver $720
108 Ash MB-Tex
P01 P01 Premium Package: COMAND System with $4,000
R08 R08 Wheel Package: 18" AMG Twin 5-Spoke $760
129 Accessory Styling Package (Rear Deck and $600
240 LED Daytime Running Lamps
277 3-Spoke Sport Steering Wheel
287 Split Folding Rear Seats $440
321 321 Sport Package: 18" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels
413 Power Tilt / Sliding Panorama Sunroof $1,090
432 Drive-Dynamic Multicontour Driver Seat w $660
736 Black Ash Wood Trim
873 Heated Front Seats
Dealer quoted me 9300 under MSRP including conquest discount, which makes it $49245. He hasn't broken the discounts down for me, but I told him I own a Benz and a BMW (both ten yrs old).
I don't qualify for USAA. Was hoping to pay closer to 47500.
Any room to move? If so, how?
I'm in Southern California.
#971 of 2218 Re: E350 - Can I do better? [dadcar72]
Aug 14, 2011 (2:39 pm)
Looks like a pretty sweet deal to me. Don't know about getting to 47K for that config thought. That car is almost fully loaded for a car with P1, and from the looks of it has more than the car Abacomike bought, and he gets crazy discounts, and he paid just under 47K. USAA and conquest are both 4K and you can't use both at the same time so I bet you might be able to get to 48,999, but if you want to get under 48K I think you are going to have to lose the sunroof. JMVHO.
Good Luck with the ride. I pick up mine in 14 days 14 hours and 21 minutes, but who'se counting!!
#972 of 2218 Re: E350 - Can I do better? [fatcat71]
Aug 15, 2011 (6:32 am)
I would doubt you can do too much better, however I would offer him $1000.00 less than the current offer, and put your checkbook down on the desk in front of him, with a check almost fully made out to the dealership, with the numbers missing. That usually gets them "drooling" at the mouth. If they say they can't do any better, see if they will throw in 3 years of maintenance. Something usually works.
But all in all, the car you have described has about $1500 more in options than I had. Good luck
#974 of 2218 Help with discounts: 2011 E350 with P1
Aug 16, 2011 (2:25 pm)
I am looking to buy a 2011 Mercedes E350 with P1 package. I am not a USAA member and do not currently own a Mercedes or a competitor's car.
I am looking to pay 45K+tax+license.
Can anyone help me with what kind of discounts I can get?
I would really appreciate the help.
#975 of 2218 Re: Help with discounts: 2011 E350 with P1 [coolseagle]
Aug 17, 2011 (6:58 am)
I doubt very much you will be able to get one for that price without qualifying for a USAA discount or a conquest discount. The car you are interested in will MSRP for around $56,000. If you take the car to invoice and then subtract 2000, you will still be far above the 45K you are looking for.
I would shop around and find out what the best deal would be. I am guessing that you can get one with an MSRP of $56,000 for around$49,000.00
#976 of 2218 Re: Help with discounts: 2011 E350 with P1 [abacomike]
Aug 17, 2011 (7:55 am)
I did talk to a couple of dealers and for a configuration with MSRP of 54,995, lowest they could go is $48K. Two dealers offered $46K if I had qualified for conquest deal which unfortunately I don't.
i m thinking of holding off till labor day in the hope that they may offer a different promotion to offload 2011 inventory at the time.
#977 of 2218 Re: Help with discounts: 2011 E350 with P1 [coolseagle]
Aug 17, 2011 (9:56 am)
So I was right. With a $56K MSRP, you would be right around 49K. One thing you should be aware of is that they are short on inventory in many dealers on 2011's. Additionally, the selection of lower MSRP vehicles will be limited, if they have any at all. Most MSRP's are around $56K with Metallic paint and P1 pkg.
You might get lucky, but I doubt it. My dealer, who is one of the largest in Florida, has about 15 in stock, which is very low for him.
#978 of 2218 2011 Mercedes E350
Aug 17, 2011 (12:39 pm)
First time posting and thank you all for the valuable info.
Recieved a good deal with comquest rebate and wanted to contribute back to the forum.
MSRP for around 56K --> purchased price 46K.
Bought it in California and the dealer experience was amazing. Thanks.
#979 of 2218 Re: Help with discounts: 2011 E350 with P1 [abacomike]
Aug 18, 2011 (7:48 am)
Abacomike, which dealership in FL? (if you don't mind, they sound wonderful) I'm in Broward. I'm looking for a lease on a E350 coming from a BMW.
I'm also not sure if I should try and wait for 2012. My current lease is up in Oct.