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#265 of 716 Re: Advice on 2009 GL450 [alo2]
Nov 06, 2008 (4:03 pm)
I would like to know more about how one can purchase a new car below MSRP, especially an 09 GL. Perhaps if you're not fussy about the color and options, they may be willing to make a deal. I agree, high-volume dealerships are the place to start. Fletcher-Jones are known for great deals. There are three MBZ dealers in So Cal known for offering better prices: Walter's Mercedes Benz in Riverside, South Bay Mercedes in Torrance, and of course Fletcher-Jones, as you have mentioned. I might suggest obtaining quotes from all three at the beginning of Dec, then perhaps approaching Laguna Niguel and asking if they can offer a better price. With the Winter Event, hopefully they'll be offering factory to dealer incentives at get us below that MSRP. I'm planning on purchasing the GL 320 at that time. I would like to hear your views and experience on this topic. Thanks again and best of luck!
#267 of 716 Re: GL450 Nov Lease rates [fq1]
Nov 07, 2008 (8:21 am)
738 for 36 mo lease, 719 for 48 mo lease, but this is a dealership in Atlanta, GA according to a MBZ salespersons' blog, which cannot be posted here.
#268 of 716 New discounts on 2008 GL320 CDI?
Nov 07, 2008 (7:12 pm)
Anybody got new 2008 GL 320. I just got an offer of 7K off of MSRP of 65380. I was looking at 12500 off of MSRP like someone posted here before. Pl advise how much under can we get it for.
Nov 10, 2008 (7:27 pm)
Well I don't know how some of you got the spectacular deals you got. I shopped this around today and found dealers without a lot of stock and except for ray catena, there were no 2008's left. Didn't matter as I wanted the 2009. I put $1500 down on a $71,595 car. There's no security deposit and no lease acquisition fee so my driveaway costs are the down payment, MV fees and first month lease payment. My lease is $869 for 33 months and 15K miles per year. It's a good enough deal for me and I took it because the color (pewter) was what I wanted as was the interior color and it had rear seat entertainment. The deal works out to just over $900 when I take the down payment into consideration and I've never seen a deal that good on a near $72K MSRP vehicle on a lease that is less than the standard 36 months. I can still opt up to a 39 month lease at $839, a 42 month deal at $819 or a 48 month deal at $799. I'll decide that in the next few days, but in the meantime I deposited the car today. This replaces a GX470 which I leased for 2 and 3 year terms. Both GX's were great and as with most Lexus vehicles was flawless but 5 years was enough. I'm hoping MB reliability is a lot better than before as that always scared me off, but it's time to take a chance. This handles a lot better than the GX and is equally refined in ride and in inside luxury and I loved it the few times I've driven it in the past and on the test drive. I've just got to get used to all these MB placement of controls.
#270 of 716 Thanks for the great info. Question
Nov 11, 2008 (8:03 am)
Thanks for the detailed info. Could you please let us know what the Money Factor, residual and capitalized cost for the the different terms (33, 36, 39 months) of the lease were. Also, which dealer/salesperson did you use as I am also in the market and you seem to have gotten a pretty good deal. Did you have a previous relationship with the salesperson for gettng such a good deal?
#271 of 716 Re: Thanks for the great info. Question [fq1]
Nov 11, 2008 (4:32 pm)
If you have another lux car - Lexus or BMW mainly - drive it and make sure the salesman sees it. They are always trying to steal customers from each other. The moment they see you as very serious they'll reach a good deal with you quickly rather than endless negotiation. I don't have time for the latter anyway as I'm a quick dealmaker in everything I do as long as I get what I want. I'm also not a nickle and dimer. My actual price is $840 (I ended up changing to $2k down on a 33 month lease) and with tax works out to $912. Mercedes of Freehold. The Pewter color made the deal and the SUV had everything I wanted (PO2 + RSES). They seem to be rare in that color (I haven't seen one yet) and the GL looked great in that color. It takes on different color variations in different light. The national price right now is $739 (+ tax) on a 48 month deal with $5K down and $7K driveaway costs and only 10K miles a year on a $68k MSRP. I didn't want a long lease or a high DP.
Good luck with your shopping.
#273 of 716 Good deal on 2008 GL320
Nov 11, 2008 (7:56 pm)
Just picked up a 2008 GL320 with ipod, P1, and hitch with some dealer-installed accessories (mudguards, chrome door handles, rubber mats, tinted front windows) for $48,000 plus tax. This is 13,500 off MSRP and 14,500 off if you include accessories. If you can still find one, most dealers are really trying to move these things.
#274 of 716 2009 GL 450 Lease Details
Nov 12, 2008 (3:10 pm)
I live in Southern California and just picked up a fully loaded 2009 GL 450 with premium 2, leather package, rear DVD, GL appearance package, and tow hitch from Mercedes of Long Beach. Real leather is hard to find and the dealer was happy to trade for the vehicle. MSRP was $75K and sales price was $68K. On a 36 month/ 7.5K mile per yr lease I am paying $835 a month (before tax) with $1500 drive off (includes first month payment). Extra miles factored into the lease were about 20 cents more per mile per year. I highly recommended the dealer. You can do the entire transaction by email and they have no problem matching and beating prices even if they don't have the car in stock.