Last post on Feb 11, 2013 at 6:02 PM
You are in the Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Car Leasing, Car Buying, SUV
#677 of 716 Re: Just Purchased in EU [gummibear737]
Mar 18, 2012 (5:38 am)
Thanks gummibear for the encouragement and great tips. I think patience is the key. Currently my best offer is 6.5K off...that extra 3.5K is a big deal...especially for an end of cycle car. I'll be more aggressive...hopefully a dealer will aceept to sell at MSRP- >=10k.
#678 of 716 [Incentives?] Re: Just Purchased in EU [gummibear737]
Mar 18, 2012 (5:51 am)
Gummibear, I know you bought your GL in the EU, did you speciallly qualify for any incentives to get that 10K discount or was it just a straight discount. Some dealers have told me I do not qualify for some disocunts like the Conquest or USAA discount hence their inability to give me larger discounts.
#679 of 716 Re: [Incentives?] Re: Just Purchased in EU [gummibear737] [alexebi]
Mar 18, 2012 (7:27 am)
#680 of 716 GL450 Pricing: Invoice, below Invoice
Mar 18, 2012 (3:51 pm)
If the Invoice of a GL450 is 7% below MSRP and the delaer also gets a 3% of MSRP back as holdback that mean sin effect th etrue dealer incoice is 90% of MSRP.
so for a 70K car, the true dealer cost is about 63K which is just 7K below MSRP. So if people are getting cars at 10K below invoice, does that mean the dealer is selling it at a 3K loss...or am I missing something.
#681 of 716 Re: GL450 Pricing: Invoice, below Invoice [alexebi]
Mar 23, 2012 (11:09 pm)
Yes, you are missing the part that the invoice price minus holdback is not the true dealer cost. There are other incentives and kickbacks that dealers get that are never advertised, which provide dealers with their real margins on the car. Then the cash incentives are all on top of that. That is the reason people are able to get 14% or more off MSRP at times.
Apr 04, 2012 (6:39 am)
Just closed (on March 31) on a GL450. P01 Package, Trailer Hitch, Rear Entertainment PreWire, Parktronic, Blind Spot assist, Heated steering wheel, running boards - MSRP 70740+1950 for Rear Entertainment System, Total MSRP = 72690. Sale Price = $ 65,000 - other discounts (employee) = 1500, Final Price = 63500. The 65K price reflects a 10.5% off the MSRP.
I have found this forum very helpful. Though I would contribute as well (if it helps others).
#683 of 716 2012 GL350 BlueTEC - is this a good deal?
Apr 05, 2012 (1:41 pm)
2012 GL 350 BlueTec (New)
Black/Black MB-Text interior
Options: Premium 1, Parktronic, Blind spot assist, rear entertainemnt system, heated steering, side board with illumination kit
MSRP $72,350, and dealer offerd $65,000.
Is this a good deal? Any thoughts?
BTW: I just want to offer 60K + 1999 Nissan Altima (valued at $2300 trade in).
#684 of 716 Re: 2012 GL350 BlueTEC - is this a good deal? [mp4937]
Apr 06, 2012 (1:37 pm)
I suspect that you can push for the $60K (or lower) as MB just introduced the completely revamped 2013 GL class which should be on dealers' lots in September...a mere 5 months from now.
My two rupees.
#685 of 716 Re: 2012 GL350 BlueTEC - is this a good deal? [dewarsandsoda]
Apr 09, 2012 (5:59 pm)
I settled for $63300.
64,800 (sale price) - 1500 (FEP discount).
Thats the best I could get for BlueTEC.
#686 of 716 GL-Class Maintenance pre-purchase
Apr 11, 2012 (6:47 am)
Is it really worth pre-purchasing maintenance plan (say 5 years)?
Can any onne comment on howmuch in total they spend on maintenance?