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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#980 of 2212 Re: Help with discounts: 2011 E350 with P1 [jagg]
Aug 19, 2011 (7:19 am)
Right now, since you drive a BMW, you can qualify for the 4,000 conquest discount since you drive a BMW. However, this is good only until 8/31/11.
I live in Broward also. I use Mercedes Benz of Delray located on Linton Blvd., just east of I95. John Bradley, manager at the dealership, is the one to see. Tell him Mike S. referred you. He has about 12 E350's in stock right now and is expecting some more, as I was up there for my car wash today and spoke with him.
I just ordered my 2012 which should be in during the first part of October. But you will not get anywhere near the deal you can get on the 2011. And I'm speaking of many thousands less, at least $6,000.
I currently have a Silver E350 sport sedan, and I ordered a silver E350 sport for 2012. REally like the Iridium silver down here in florida.
Good luck. IF you decide to see John Bradley, tell him who referred you so you get his bottom deal.
#981 of 2212 Re: Help with discounts: 2011 E350 with P1 [abacomike]
Aug 19, 2011 (7:44 am)
Awesome. Thanks. I can't even get the guy at Lauderdale Mercedes to call me back after 3 days!
#982 of 2212 Re: Help with discounts: 2011 E350 with P1 [jagg]
Aug 19, 2011 (8:22 am)
I used to deal with Ft. Lauderdale, but the managers who used to be there went up to Delray, and that's why I followed them up there.
They will treat you right!
#983 of 2212 Help with purchase price of 2011 E350 4MATIC (Luxury)
Aug 19, 2011 (9:28 am)
Hi all. I am a first time poster and would appreciate some input. I have identified several cars fitting my requirements in the Chicagoland area and just need some help in figuring out what an appropriate price would be. The car being the 2011 E350 4MATIC (Luxury), Arctic White, Almond Interior, Premium 1 Package, Wood steering, Rear folding seats. There are also a few with everything mentioned other than the rear folding seats. The MSRP for the former is $57805 and the latter is $57365 (both include destination charges). I do not qualify for the USAA, Conquest, Fleet, or Loyalty discounts. Any idea what I should be aiming for, pricewise? Thanks much.
#984 of 2212 Re: Help with purchase price of 2011 E350 4MATIC (Luxury) [njj1]
Aug 19, 2011 (9:46 am)
There are still some incentives available from the dealer to new customers. I believe there is about $2700 available. So, determine invoice of the vehicle by building one exactly like you are looking at here on Edmunds. Subtract the 2700 from that price, and that is approximately what you should pay.
I would offer the dealer $3000 below invoice, and see what he says. You have several dealers throughout chicagoland ( I used to live there), so if one dealer is not interested, there should be several others who are.
#985 of 2212 Re: Help with purchase price of 2011 E350 4MATIC (Luxury) [abacomike]
Aug 19, 2011 (9:56 am)
Thanks for your prompt reply, Abacomike. I gather, then, that paying anything above invoice is not even an option. Just wanted to make sure before I got laughed at, at the dealership. Is there a specific term I should be using for the new customer incentives? I used a fee-based car buying service the last time I bought a new car but after reading discussions on this forum, I think I might be equally well-served by contacting the internet manager of the dealerships and negotiating prices myself. Do you concur? Thanks again.
#986 of 2212 PLEASE HELP WITH TRADE-IN
Aug 19, 2011 (2:23 pm)
Sorry to chime in with a random topic guys, but I NEED MAJOR HELP. I am currently in a lease contract for a 2009 E350 and am getting KILLED on the payments because I had the negative equity from my SL500 rolled into the payments. Yes, VERY stupid I know.
I keep getting called by my local MB dealer to come in and trade my car for a newer one, so wanted to get some feedback on what payments I should be expecting with my situation so I dont get screwed again, including any and all incentives MB is currently offering for a returning customer. Looking to trade it in for a new E-class... I reeeally would appreciate your help, thanks in advance.
Here are the details of my current deal:
Bought my car: 8/2009
Current Monthly Payment: $915
Present Payoff Quote as of 8/2011: $39,821
Days Remaining on Contract: 801 days
I have checked out all of your payment quotes, so Im wondering how much different mine will be...
Thank you !!!
#987 of 2212 Re: PLEASE HELP WITH TRADE-IN [socalsl5]
Aug 19, 2011 (2:46 pm)
You first need to figure out how much negative equity you have in your '09 E Class. I would suggest you post the details of your car along with the actual payoff number over on the "Real World Trade in Values" forum to see where you stand. Once you have that number, you should be able to get help on this board.
#988 of 2212 Re: 2011 Mercedes E350 [neweowner]
Aug 20, 2011 (4:50 pm)
Congratulations...enjoy your E. Which dealer? I'll be shopping in San Diego.
#989 of 2212 Re: Help with purchase price of 2011 E350 4MATIC (Luxury) [njj1]
Aug 21, 2011 (6:30 am)
I never call a dealer's internet manager. What I do is determine what I want to pay for the car. Let's assume it is invoice or $2000 below invoice. To determine invoice, build the exact car you are dealing for with the exact options (dont' forget metallic paint if it has metallic paint). Then, subtract dealer incentives. That is what I offer the dealer, but I show up in person with my checkbook in my left shirt pocket, sticking out so they can see, and the title to my current car (if I own it) and/or the registration to the car also sticking out. I sit down, take out my materials (checkbook, etc.), and tell them I want that car on the lot, stock number......, and I will give you......! If you have a trade, first determine from edmunds what the trade is worth on a trade-in.
The more aggressive you are with the dealer, the less aggressive they will be with you.