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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#497 of 608 Re: Used diesel pricing [dave8345]
Feb 27, 2007 (8:42 am)
I followed used CDI prices for several months and almost a year ago I found what I wanted. Bought a 2005 with EVERYTHING on it. Have the window sticker at slightly more than $64,000. It is black/black...which I prefered and only had 3,500 miles on it. Bought for $48k.and it has been a great car.
To answer yout question I paid what I did because it was EXACTLY what I wanted.I followed many web sites;Ebay.Trader,etc. I am also a member of the Mercedes Benz club. A fellow member who is also a high end car broker had taken it in trade from a customer who wanted the new S car. Needless to say the car I bought was a special order as these cars are never ordered equiped as this one.
I would say that the price you are quoted is pretty good depending on equipment. We all know that dealers quote higher than they will usually agree to sell. I assume that you have checked all possible rebates etc. Personally I would go for a very good low milage preowned CDI. Maybe you could then get the equipment that you prefer.
Have bought 3 preowned MB's in the last 2 years. One had 1,800 mi,the second 3,500 mi and the third 2,700 mi. Dicounts off list were 15-25%.
Hope this helps. You have to look,look,look and be patient.The internet is your best friend although the one I just bought --a 2007 SLK350 popped up in our local newspaper. You never know where or when a deal will show up.
#498 of 608 Used diesel pricing
Feb 27, 2007 (11:29 am)
Thanks Greasy. After comparing a used 2005 or 2006 CDI to a new camry hybrid, I still prefer the CDI but the camry hybrid new with everthing is around 30k versus 45k for a used CDI with the options I'd want. I own a 300SDL which has been a great car so I was seriously considering the CDI's but I'll probably go with the Toyota.
#499 of 608 Re: Water in the trunk lid? [nimhrod]
Mar 03, 2007 (9:19 pm)
So... has it been any better since they "fixed" it last time?
I will check to see about my license plate screws, but I agree, their story is fishy. I haven't yet taken mine to the dealer here on that same question. I won't get to it until late March now, but if I figure anything out, I'll let you know! (Unless you now have an answer that satisfies you?)
#500 of 608 Re: Used diesel pricing [greasykid1]
Mar 10, 2007 (9:02 pm)
Sounds to me like you must have stumbled onto a "Designo" edition?
That has got to be the only way to get the sticker anywhere near that high.
How do you like it so far?
#501 of 608 Water in the trunk lid?
Mar 10, 2007 (9:15 pm)
They seemd to have fixed the problem, finally. The next day the Keyless-Go stopped going, though. Had the car for 4 days and couldn't figure out why the signal was not opening the drivers door locks when I got near the car. At one point they suggested that it could be the dark-tinted windows that came on it from FL.
I told them that they had a problem then, as most of the FL cars have tinted windows and I guess that all were malfunctioning? Finally they replaced all the sensors and it worked.
With mileage at 47150, I only have another 850 until I have to make a decision on the extended warranty. Looks like a no-brainer with the problems I've been seeing. Still, I hate to shell out $3200 to add another 2 years and extend to 100,000 miles. Ouch! Thinking about getting another with less miles.
#502 of 608 Re: Used diesel pricing [derrelhgreen]
Mar 13, 2007 (2:12 pm)
No not a "designo". Just a LOADED car. As follows;
Full leather interior, hands free communication,wood/leather wheel,active ventilated seats,panorama roof,tire pressure monitors,navigation,electronic trunk closer,Keyless go,lighting pkg,entertainment pkg,rear seat package,drive-dynamic seats.
Total extras $14,975
Have had NO PROBLEMS. Car is now over 2 yrs old. Average milage 30-31 mpg. Hwy 35 mpg.
What's not to love?
#503 of 608 Used diesel pricing
Mar 13, 2007 (2:23 pm)
A couple of questions-
1. How happy are you with the hands-free phone? Can you use some of the current gizmo-loaded phones available?
2. How much of the roof is transparent with the Pano, and do you still have a sunroof up front?
3. Do you really use the power trunk closer often?
4. Do the tire pressure monitors tell you the pressure in each tire, or do they just let you know when they are below a certain point?
#504 of 608 Re: Used diesel pricing [nimhrod]
Mar 16, 2007 (9:52 am)
1.Don't have a phone. Use it for Audio options. It is very handy when in traffic. Very good at recognizing my commands.
2.About 75%or so. #2 Yes
4.Displays pressure in each tire. Very accurate.
#505 of 608 email@example.com
Apr 03, 2007 (7:30 am)
Just turned 40000 miles on my e320 cdi. While in for a oil change mechanic noticed a fuel leak in the fuel line.
I was told the line must be replaced. Anyone had this problem.
#506 of 608 New diesel causes hose leaks?
Apr 03, 2007 (7:40 am)
I had the same thing happen on mine recently. I smelled it long before I finally took it in. They said that the new diesel is causing some of the hoses/lines to dissolve. Nice, huh? I asked why they don't replace them all and they said the factory only authorizes replacement if they are actively leaking. Makes sense to me. That way they can really dip into the owners pockets after the factory warranty runs out.