Last post on Feb 11, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Car Leasing, Car Buying, SUV
#697 of 716 Re: Mercedes GL 450 [rboilard]
Aug 02, 2012 (1:02 pm)
well that looks good
#698 of 716 Re: Discounts [vroomvroom5]
Aug 04, 2012 (2:08 pm)
Just singed a deal today. GL350, MSRP $75K, got it for $63,500.
#699 of 716 Discount to MSRP
Aug 24, 2012 (9:17 am)
I've seen a lot of great posts about individuals purchasing a GL450 for 10-13% or even more below MSRP.
I'm curious on the breakdown between what makes up that discount? How much of the discount was from pure negotiation? From a conquest program? A cash incentive? A corporate partnership discount? Etc...
As an example, I'm looking at a 2013 GL450 (either finance or lease depending on terms). I have a corporate partnership program that gives me a $3,000 incentive. I can also include any cash or lease incentives available. The MSRP on the GL450 built through MBusa.com with the options is right at $74,000. I also drive a cadillac which may provide me with an additional incentive with the conquest program if they offer it (I've heard $3,000 is the number) for a trade-in.
This would be helpful in knowing how to approach the negoations!
Thank you in advance
#700 of 716 Re: Discount to MSRP [dtumba]
Aug 24, 2012 (9:35 am)
Does that mean your dealer has the 2013 GLs? Or are you pre-ordering?
#701 of 716 Re: Discount to MSRP [wopel]
Aug 24, 2012 (9:59 am)
The dealers don't have the 2013s yet. They have the first one arriving the first week of September.
What I want to do is go to the fleet manager and have a custom order of exactly what I want so they have an immediate turn around on that inventory. I just don't know how aggressive to be in negotiating. I doubt the posters here have gotten 13%+ discount on MSRP purely by negotiating before other incentives.. but I'd like to know how close to or below invoice you can get before other incentives.
#702 of 716 Re: Discount to MSRP [dtumba]
Sep 15, 2012 (7:47 am)
I think people are getting 13+% on 2012 but not 2013, I personally got 18% off a 2012 GL at the end of July. (last day of the month/week probably helped) But for a brand new, redesigned model which is not even on the lot, 5% is usually a good rule of thumb and if you can 7%, it'd be a very respectable deal.
If you can get 13%+ on a custom order, redesigned model, there must be something serious wrong with this redesign then.
#703 of 716 Re: 2011 GL 550 [jhcz]
Sep 18, 2012 (8:29 pm)
just purchased a 2012 GL450...white, black mb tex, blind spot, P1, hitch... for 13k off MSRP. MSRP is 71.5 ..paid 58.5...got 2.99 apr too. Thoughts on this price? thanks!!
Sep 19, 2012 (7:41 pm)
About to buy my first mercedes, went in to lease but opting to buy. MSRP $69,700, we are at 56,700 with credit union financing of 1.49%, thoughts on pricing? is the prepaid mainantiance really worth it at $2400 for 4 years/45,000 miles? Thanks!!!
#705 of 716 Re: 2012 GL350 [winegirl1]
Sep 19, 2012 (11:43 pm)
Price isn't bad, but I am assuming you're talking about a 2012. The financing terms are in your favor, the price seems high. When I bought mine at this time you should be able to get down to about 53k.
I would say the maintenance isn't worth it, but bear with me.
Your schedule would be every 10k miles or so. $199 for one, $299 for the other. Depending on if you're getting a 350, you have to consider paying for the additive which can be another 200 every SECOND service. So, if you drive about 12k a year, you're looking at about average 700 every TWO years or so.
That's only $1400 over 4 years, maybe a bit more. There's really no other maintenance that I've had to do, other than purchase tires (they wear pretty fast at around 27,000 or so).
IF it includes brakes, you may want to consider it, as my brakes are about ready to be serviced (I'm at 40k miles). I guess that would account for that extra $1000 in maintenance...
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