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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan, Wagon
#993 of 2212 Re: Help with purchase price of 2011 E350 4MATIC (Luxury) [njj1]
Aug 22, 2011 (8:36 am)
I don't think it is worth it. All it covers is your A and B services. It does not cover brakes, steering, etc. So, really, all you are getting is oil changes and some other "minor" services.
A typical A service at my dealership is $329 dollars, and the B service if $400 dollars. If you put lots of miles on the car, it is worth it. But most folks would use the plan once a year, on average. It all depends on your driving habits, etc.
I sure wish Mercedes would go back to full maintenance, like BMW. They cover brakes, rotors, and just about everything else.
#994 of 2212 Re: USAA + European Delivery Discount (EDP). Possible? [windsurferk]
Aug 22, 2011 (8:38 am)
You would need to check with your dealer. Since you are purchasing the car for invoice or very close to it (I believe it is 7% discount), you still have to pay dealer fees, if any. Sales taxes have to be paid whe the car enters the country.
I believe you can, but check with USAA first and then your dealer.
#995 of 2212 Re: Help with purchase price of 2011 E350 4MATIC (Luxury) [abacomike]
Aug 22, 2011 (9:49 am)
Okay, that makes sense. What about the extended warranty? Thanks for all your assistance, abacomike. I sure do appreciate it.
#996 of 2212 Re: Help with purchase price of 2011 E350 4MATIC (Luxury) [njj1]
Aug 22, 2011 (10:15 am)
The extended warranty will cover major systems, such as power steering, engine, airconditioning, etc., after the initial 50K 4 year warranty is over. It does not cover replacing brakes, rotors, etc., which are wear and tear items.
So, unless you plan to keep the car for over 4 years and/or beyond the 50K miles, it does not make any sense.
#997 of 2212 Re: Help with purchase price of 2011 E350 4MATIC (Luxury) [abacomike]
Aug 22, 2011 (10:22 am)
I understand. Once again, thanks for your time and advice.
#998 of 2212 Re: PLEASE HELP WITH TRADE-IN [jwilliams2]
Aug 25, 2011 (9:35 am)
Thank you jwilliams2 and graphicguy for your replies. As I put my current payoff as of this month if I were to buy the car would be $38,900. The car has 48,000 miles on it and is kbb'd at $29,925 for "Good" condition.
I definitely wouldnt mind trading down for a c-class. Like I said my main concern right now is cutting payments.
My lease ends in 10/2013, so I still have a bit over 2 years left on it and the payments of $915 are killing me.
I am trying to get an idea of with my current condition how much I can get an E or C-class for. I think based on what you guys are saying it is better for me to go to a lower model.
Thank you again for your help.
#999 of 2212 Re: Help with discounts: 2011 E350 with P1 [abacomike]
Aug 28, 2011 (9:47 am)
I could not decide whether to get 2011 E350 or 2012 E350 Sedan with a new engine and transmission, which is not available until Spring of 2013(According to local MB dealers in Dallas area).
I was wondering when you order 2012 E350 sedan, what was the specification on the engine?
According to MB dealer, the new engine change will be in Mid year change so the first shipment on 2012 has the same engine as 2011.
I am dealing with the 2011 E350 sport package with P2, leather. I am not sure what is the reasonable price with conquest discount.
Aug 28, 2011 (5:02 pm)
Steve, three weeks ago here in Toronto I ordered a 2012 E350 with the new 306hp engine.
I have seen all the specs and options off the dealers ordering site. In fact they already had one new Cabriolet with the new engine ( I bought a sedan). My car is being built between Sept 20-30 and delivery is October 31.
Best regards, BL
#1001 of 2212 Re: steve [drbltoronto]
Aug 28, 2011 (6:07 pm)
Thanks for the information. I will double check with another dealer in Dallas TX area to confirm whether I can order 2012 E350 with a new engine.
Congratulation on your purchase. It will be a sweet and exciting ride.
#1002 of 2212 Do I pay taxes on the Conquest rebate?
Aug 28, 2011 (8:10 pm)
When my MB dealer calculates my final payment for a 2011 E350, they calculate the taxes on the amount prior to deduct the Conquest rebate. In other words, I am paying $392 extrac taxes for the $4000 rebate (Wasington State sales tax is 9.8%). I thought that I only pay taxes on the final purchase price, which should be (whatever the negotiated price is - Conquest rebate)? Did this happen to you guys as well? I have not purchased yet but am very close to a deal if I can figure this one out