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Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class, Coupe, Convertible
#1 of 260 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences
Apr 25, 2005 (4:27 pm)
Share your prices paid & buying experiences about the MB CLK-Class.
#2 of 260 Leasing rates for CLK 2 door Coup
Mar 09, 2005 (6:19 pm)
I was browsing the MBUSA.com page and found that the CLK320 (MSRP $46K) was being leased at $499.00/month. This also requires:
$499- first month payment
$2800- capitalized cost reduction
$795- Acquisition fee.
Total cash due at signing = $4094.00
Here is the weblist: http://www.mbusa.com/brand/models/CLK320C.jsp
Is it possible to negotiate further? What is your buying experience?
#3 of 260 Re: Leasing rates for CLK 2 door Coup [amt7565]
Mar 10, 2005 (12:37 pm)
Went to M-B here in NJ today to price similar vehicle. Here is what I was quoted: 2005 CLK 320 Coupe. Sunroof pkg.., met. paint, CD changer. MSRP 49k. 39 mo. lease. 12,000 mi/yr. Downpayment $2000 includes 1st mo. payment, "inception fee (acquisition fee)"of 890 , and reg. fees. Monthly payment $635. I was left with the impression that they would negotiate further. They were reallllly anxious to make a deal today. I still have 1 mo. remaining on my BMW 330i lease. Wondering whether to wait for new 330 coming in about 2 months. What do ya think? I haven't test driven the MB yet. Its IMO a much better looking car than the BMW.
#4 of 260 Re: Leasing rates for CLK 2 door Coup [ajb723]
Mar 10, 2005 (4:40 pm)
I have not test driven the MB CLK 320 yet as well.
So, isn't the deal I posted better than the one you got? Certainly the CLK is better looking than the BMW. But then again the new 3 series are almost here....I am sure they will look nice. The MB priced at $49k and the BMW 330 priced at about $34K. That's a huge difference of about $15K.0. Something to seriously think about.
#5 of 260 Re: Leasing rates for CLK 2 door Coup [ajb723]
Mar 10, 2005 (5:00 pm)
If you've leased a 330 for the last few years, be sure to test drive the CLK before making any decisions. I find the CLK to be a very attractive design inside and out. However, I have driven the 325 & 330 and the CLK 320 & 500 coupe & convertible and they drive/handle very differently.
#6 of 260 Re: Leasing rates for CLK 2 door Coup [amt7565]
Mar 10, 2005 (8:17 pm)
Absolutely- your deal was/is better even though you are putting more $ up front. Where are you located? I have 2 other MB dealers within 10 miles of my home so I plan on checking them out as well. I'm paying $525 now on my 330i so even with a modest increase for the 2006 330 I'd still be paying less than the MB . And it likely handles better too.
#9 of 260 Re: Leasing rates for CLK 2 door Coup [ajb723]
Mar 11, 2005 (3:46 pm)
Yes, it's quite interesting that we had such different experiences. Looking at their website, almost all of their cars have the heated seats & have a list of $49,190.
Actually, I had just entered my name in a leasing website & he contacted me. Wasn't planning on buying so soon, but thought that it was a good deal.
Mine is Pewter & I test drove it. The down payment is the first month, acquisition & registration fees, as well as upfront taxes on the lease payments (which is between $1500 and $2000 depending on the state). So the payment is closer to $4000. But there is no "cap cost reduction required," as in the advertised MB lease.
I would recommend going back to him & seeing if he will revise his numbers. Perhaps the MB lease promotion hadn't started & he now has more flexibility. It seems that perhaps there's an additional discount being given on the cars.
Let me know what happens.
#10 of 260 Re: Leasing rates for CLK 2 door Coup [lwc336]
Mar 14, 2005 (10:17 am)
I leased my '04 CLK320 last year from prestige with same deal of $550 39mo. 10k/yr mileage. I have not had any problems until yesterday when I got 4 malfunctions all at once driving down rt.17 SRS, interior light, telaid, and sunroof all went out on me. Anyone else have this problem. Also the lag time from hitting the gas is always a problem.