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Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class, Coupe, Convertible
May 22, 2001 (11:08 am)
I know there will be a discussion tonight, but I will not be able to make it. I have heard a lot of conflicting stories regarding Mercedes dealers/retailers and whether or not they can move off of MSRP.
I am strongly considering the new coupe and am wondering if anyone has placed order? If you did, were you able to get any discount? I am assuming that like many new models that have any "buzz" attached people are actually paying over sticker.
I just drove the WRX and a Type R, but I really want real wheel drive and think the coupe will be a fun little car and a decent bang for the buck. I just sold my 2000 s4 which was an great car (I needed the $) and will surely miss the power as compared to a 4 banger.
For mid 20's I think a couple of extra g's is worth it for a Mercedes...let's just hope the quality of build is there.
#81 of 1636 Follow-up to previous ?
May 24, 2001 (9:10 am)
We put a $500 deposit back in December with our dealer and back then he said that he would most likely come off the MSRP by $650 or basically the delivery charge. He has been feeding us info. all along as he received it and last weekend we were getting my wife's car serviced and went through his MB computer ordering program. The prices were as they are on the website with the base at $24,950. We're fairly certain the only option we'll order is the premium package which had not been priced but if you price all the individual components together, you'll be at $3K. He expected about a $400 discount on the package so with tax, title and reg., if I think I'll be paying $28,500. We are his first order and his regional MB rep. said the intended arrival date is July 21st.
May 25, 2001 (4:02 pm)
#83 of 1636 Price $33-34K
May 25, 2001 (6:14 pm)
I just noticed that even if the base price was as low as $24,950, by the time you add the destination charge and load it with options (automatic, navigation, leather, moonroof, Bose stereo, metallic paint, heated seats etc.) at the options prices listed in an earlier post, the price is around $34,000.
At $34,000, it is not as attractive, since you could get an Acura CL-S with Navigation or other similar car for thousands less.
I am sure many people just want a Mercedes no matter what, and it still is the least expensive Mercedes you can get if even it tops out at about $34,000 so it should still sell well enough especially since the factory cannot build the C230 at the same pace Acura builds CLs. This low production may mean short supply and waiting lists for the people who will still be inclined to buy a C230 even at those prices.
#84 of 1636 Navigation + CD?
May 25, 2001 (7:13 pm)
The C230 only comes with a cassete player standard. Based on the picture on the mbusa web site, it looks as if the cassette is replaced with a single disc CD player when you order the navigation system. I am not sure about that though. This would at least spare you the expense of needing to also order the 6-disc cd changer to play CDs if you opt for the navigation system.
Can anyone confirm this and are any options required to be purchased together or do any options prevent you from ordering others? For instance, does the Bose system and navigation system require the other or eliminate the choice of the other?
#85 of 1636 CD player standard?
May 29, 2001 (4:48 pm)
I looked closely at the color brochure given to all the salespeople who got to test drive the C230 recently here in So. Ca.. Most definately, something new from M-B: There is a different radio than in other M-B products. Pictured is a NON-NAVIGATION radio, with a distinct slot for a single CD. Separately, is there any possibility of any discount on these cars? Or strictly an MSRP vehicle? Is this a car which will be in short supply like the CLK has been? Or will it be mass produced and readily available? Pete
#86 of 1636 CD
May 29, 2001 (6:20 pm)
The website says cassette is standard.
They are not going to be discounting a car that has has just come out and is a novelty.
Maybe in a year.
#87 of 1636 CD and Navigation System
May 30, 2001 (5:07 am)
I haven't seen the pictures, so I, of course, cannot speak with authority, but most navigation systems require a DVD or CD for their map information, so just because there is a CD slot does not necessarily mean that there is a CD player.
#89 of 1636 Tarik
May 30, 2001 (9:30 am)
MotoVision reported than an AMG version of the C-class coupe is currently being worked on. I assume it's more than just the AMG appearance package and will include engine mods as well?
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