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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#589 of 608 Re: Wow -- Rude awakening [darwinptf]
Sep 15, 2011 (9:30 pm)
I have not been searching for prices on E320 CDIs but, for what it is worth, I can tell you that we have an E320 CDI that we bought new. We would not sell it for 20k.
#590 of 608 2012 bluetec vs gas?
Oct 27, 2011 (10:44 am)
Has anyone compared the new 2012 E class engines? I'm curious to hear about the performance of the diesel against the new gas engine. Thank
#591 of 608 Re: 2012 bluetec vs gas? [richardnva]
Oct 27, 2011 (1:27 pm)
The 2012 blutec hasn't changed....so it's performance hasn't changed.
#592 of 608 Diesel Newbie .. need some guidance
Oct 28, 2011 (3:10 pm)
I am looking for my next car and have been researching into the MB E-class diesels for the past few weeks. Overall I think the car has a great presence and very good feedback on performance and fit/finish. I am close to making my purchase. I have an offer for $48K for a 2011 new car equipped with the premium 2 package? Should I take it?
Also can someone advise on how much it costs to replace the urea fluid periodically? Can this be done at home without going to the dealer?
thanks a bunch all.
#593 of 608 Re: Diesel Newbie .. need some guidance [vikz001]
Oct 28, 2011 (4:48 pm)
that's a great price for a $58K car. I leased my e bluetec, my first diesel, in August and I love the car.
BlueTec fluid can easily be filled by you for about 1/3 the price of having a Mercedes dealer do the job. You only have to refill the tank every 10K miles or so and you can buy the fluid almost anywhere these days...or just go to a VW dealer to buy it if that's easier or you feel more comfortable.
If it will help your decision, mercedes leasing gives a residual value of about 76% after two years. That's 76% of the MSRP. That's what they think the car will be worth in 24 months. If they're right, you'll drive that car for 24 months for $3000 depreciation. Consider leasing by the way....ask about a 24 month lease on that car and you may be shocked at how little it costs.
#594 of 608 Re: Diesel Newbie .. need some guidance [ghstudio]
Nov 04, 2011 (1:49 pm)
Thanks ghstudio. Are there instructions available online on how the bluetec fluid can be refilled? Also have you purchased the MB prepaid maintenance? Is it worth it?
#595 of 608 Re: Diesel Newbie .. need some guidance [vikz001]
Nov 04, 2011 (6:22 pm)
yes, I purchased mercedes prepaid maintenance for my 24K lease...not sure what the MSRP was but they allowed me to residualize it, so I only pay 23% of the MSRP. I think it may have cost me $200 for the A and B maintenance. It's not at all clear if you really can residualize maintenance...some dealers seem to allow it, others don't....I have no idea what Mercedes finance says and apparently they don't care which was dealers go on this because there have been reports of people who have residualized maintenance and others where the dealer says it's not allowed.
Take your best shot
#596 of 608 Re: 2012 bluetec vs gas? [ghstudio]
Nov 05, 2011 (5:46 am)
Thanks. Let me restate the question then: Has anyone compared the new 2012 gas engine to the Bluetec?
#597 of 608 sale of 2006 mb diesel
Nov 07, 2011 (3:04 pm)
i thought i saw in past post about selling an e-class mb diesel. any ideas on how i might sell an original owner 2006 e-class cdi with 18,000 original miles, garage kept-no snow, salt or ice, show room condition. not sure what asking price should start at. any thoughts or perhaps there is no damand. just not sure.
#598 of 608 Re: sale of 2006 mb diesel [henryb1]
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 08, 2011 (11:25 am)
You might want to post details over in our Real-World Trade-In Values discussion. There are some people in the auto biz who hang out there and might know what the demand is like in your neck of the woods (not to mention a good asking price).