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#276 of 716 Re: Advice on 2009 GL450 [tracy_socal]
Nov 12, 2008 (10:55 pm)
This is easy to do. Send out price requests for your car using edmunds.com "free price quote" . Your emails are automatically routed to the internet sales departments at your local dealers. Be sure to use a few zip codes (San Fernando Valley, South Bay, Orange County, Padadena) so you can get most of S. California. At the present time you can get just about any car, any color, with any options for a discount. I just leased an 09 GL 450 for more than $7000 below MSRP. There are great lease deals for 3 reasons: they are selling the car below MSRP, Mercedes iis setting a high residual lease value (so you pay less depreciation), and they are offering amazingly low interest rates on leases (about 3%). Be sure to include all of the specifics in your email to the dealers including color(s), options, and whether or not you are leasing or buying. If you are leasing, include the duration of the lease and the mileage per year. If you have excellent credit, let the dealer know that as well. Also be sure to ask the dealers to contact you by EMAIL ONLY or your phone will never stop ringing.
#277 of 716 Re: Questions [bxm11]
Nov 12, 2008 (11:07 pm)
I don't think you can feel any real difference between the leather used in the GL 450 and the MB Tex. The 09 GL 550 has napa leather which is defintely softer. Why leather? I just have a hard time spending this kind of money for vinyl. In addition to leather seats, the full leather package also gives you a wood steering wheel and dark burl wood trim. The burl wood in my opinion looks nicer than the standard maple. In addition, the stitching especially on the dash and door panel inserts for some reason looks better with the leather package than it does with the MB tex.
#278 of 716 Prepaid Maintenance - yes or no? Price negotiable?
Nov 17, 2008 (10:35 am)
In process of buying a GL450 in NorCal (San Jose) at Smythe European. I'm considering the prepaid maintenance, if the price is negotiable. Does anyone have any experience cutting deals on the ppd maint. "MSRP" on the 36 month/39,000 mile ppd maint is $1,319, which is way overpriced. I'm thinking around $750 may make it worthwhile, but wonder what others are paying, and how tough the dealers negotiate on this.
#279 of 716 Re: GL450 [ljflx]
Nov 22, 2008 (2:14 pm)
I was looking at your posts at lexus forum.
So you finally decided to forget the LX and go for this 1.
Good luck. Which GL is it? GL550?
I hope you won't regret later.
When is the delivery?
#280 of 716 Re: Advice on 2009 GL450 [jdm2089]
Nov 24, 2008 (11:48 pm)
Thank you; this is helpful information. I'm interested in the GL Bluetec. I want to buy since the car qualifies as a hybrid and buyers are eligible for the $1800.00 tax refund (first 60,000 sold in US). I also like the higher torque, better gas mileage and cleaner emissions. I will try MBZ of Long Beach and definitely take your advice on the e-mail contact option. What are the leasing options and/or finance options available for the GL Bluetec?
#281 of 716 2008 GL450 MSRP $68,xxx
Dec 05, 2008 (9:39 am)
Been reading that last 5 pages or so of this thread. I'm just wondering if those of you that got a price in the low 50's had significant incentives involved.
For example I think someone said 15k under MSRP. Was that like 10k of incetives and 5k of talking them down? Or is that w/ out any incentives??
I'm looking at the above vehichle at the moment with an MSRP of 68k and MB has a 10k incentive. I was told 52,000 by one dealer yesterday and am going to start shopping around more now.
Should I be aiming for the high $40's?? That would be phenomanal for this SUV.
Any advice or thoughts is greatly appreciated.
#282 of 716 Re: 2008 GL450 MSRP $68,xxx [ryan79]
Dec 05, 2008 (12:07 pm)
We we just purchased a 08 Gl320 with msrp of around 66,995 and purchase price of 50,995. We were also quoted on a 08 GL350 with msrp of 68995, 52,995.
#283 of 716 Re: 2008 GL450 MSRP $68,xxx [ryan79]
Dec 11, 2008 (4:17 am)
For anyone else that is looking at purchasing an 08 -- I have 3 dealers at $18,000 or more off MSRP.. still undecided on the GL450 though.
#284 of 716 Re: 2008 GL450 MSRP $68,xxx [ryan79]
Dec 11, 2008 (10:28 am)
$20,000 off MSRP and 2.9% APR for up to 66 months i think i'm in like Flynn!
#285 of 716 Re: 2008 GL450 MSRP $68,xxx [330iii]
Dec 11, 2008 (2:29 pm)
ryan79 may i have the names and contacts of those three dealers? Pretty please?!