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Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Wagon, SUV, Van
#178 of 294 Re: Mercedes Benz R-Class: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [kyfdx]
Feb 07, 2010 (9:52 am)
I am really impressed at the great deals people have found on this board!
How did you go about finding your RCLASS? Did you do an internet search, go to your local dealer, ect?
We have been looking into purchasing a RCLASS for about a month now. We have been able to test drive a 2009 P1. It is black exterior and interior. The dark interior is lovely but seems to show dirt. With children it may be more practical to have the light interior.
Ideally, we would want a P2 package and rear entertainment. We would want a single sunroof. The panoramic sunroof is great, however, the single sunroof works better for us.
We have started our internet searches. Any advice on how you found your great and impressive deals would be great!
Thanks for the help!
#179 of 294 Re: New 2010 R350 4MATIC [nominivan4me]
Feb 07, 2010 (11:30 pm)
Not sure where u located. I got my R350 at MB of Encino (ask for David M. and tell him the guy bought the car from him at last min. on raining sunday refer u). Rclass production is pretty limited lately so not sure you can find that many P2 pkg around. Usually best deal is they have the car in stock.
If dealer has the car you want, they will always able to deal range from 10-15%.
#180 of 294 Re: New 2010 R350 4MATIC [dl_amg]
Feb 08, 2010 (10:48 am)
Thank you. Will it be about the same for leasing as well?!
#181 of 294 R350 extended warranty questions
Feb 23, 2010 (8:21 pm)
We own a 2006 R350 w/42,000mi. Expect to keep until 75,000+. What's a good deal for an extended warranty? MBF has one offer for a comprehensive ext wrnty 36mnth/75,000 for $3,109. Are these negotiable? thanks MC
#183 of 294 Re: R350 extended warranty questions [mchristi]
Feb 28, 2010 (8:37 pm)
We bought our car from the Pensacola MB dealership near the base; a 2008 R-Class CDI with 11,000 miles courtesy car never titled. We bought an extended warranty up to 100,000 for an additional five years. I wheeled and deal-ed a warranty down to $1,800. I've talked to other people that paid twice as much. I know our car is still under manufacturer warranty and at least the last year is definitely worth the money. I've had the car 20 months and have only put on 17,000 miles on the car. I would try to negotiate with a dealership if possible. Making some money is better than nothing. They may not make much on those warranties, until the work comes into the dealership; so approach your pitch from that angle when you try to get them to make you a deal. Best of blessings to you.
#184 of 294 Assuming a lease on a 2008 R350 4matic
Mar 04, 2010 (10:39 pm)
Need some help? This is my 1st MB lease. a guy is wanting me to assume his lease on a 2008 R350 4matoc it has low miles less than 17,000 and is allowed 27,500. the lease ends in 1/11, the payment will be $415.00 mth and was asking for 2100 down but will take 1800. He is asking for that amount down because he said they put a lot down to get it at that note. the car is fully load with the P2 packet. my concern is the short time frame of the lease and me putting the money down, i wish i knew for certain i will be able to extend the lease. i called MB Financial they said if i want to extend the lease i have to wait 90days prior to the time it's due back and will have the option of 6 mths or 1yr is this a common practice and have anyone every did this ? i only want to go through with the deal if i can extend it for another year, but they won't let me do it up front. The condition of the car is great, it was there extra car and they have no kids, it look brand new, Do you think this is a good deal?
#185 of 294 USED 2008 MECEDNES R350, 12K MILES, 35188.00+TAX+TTL
Mar 06, 2010 (7:31 am)
Yesterday I just bought a used 2008 R350, with 11,899 miles, at $35,188 + TAX (8.25%) + TTL($85 USD), OTD=$38,180.99, at W.I. SIMONSON/MECEDNES at Santa Monica, CA.
The vehicle is in excellent condition, clean and very low miles.
It has the following options:
7 SEAT OPTION;
GLASS SUNROOD(REPLACES PANORAMA SUNROOD);
6-DISC CD CHANGER;
PREMIUM 1 PACKAGE;
The vehicle was certified, and it will have warranty until Feb, 2013, or 100K miles.
I noticed that its retail price in 2008 is $47,625.00.
This is a good deal?
The sales manager is great, good guy, I don't have to haggle at all. He accepted my offer right way, total cost me 1 hour, I drove the vehicle back.
#186 of 294 Re: USED 2008 MECEDNES R350, 12K MILES, 35188.00+TAX+TTL [zijiangyang]
Mar 06, 2010 (11:18 am)
Jay, you'd have to research my posts to see exactly what I paid, but if I recall, I bought a 2008 320 CDI R-Class Courtesy car, never titled from a MB dealership with 11,000 miles and a 100,000 mile warranty for an additional five years '13, P2, Sunroof, no 7th seat, I pod, Car phone module, back cover screening of purchases, floor grid mat for back floor, Aftermarket matching Dual DVD Entertainment System with four head phones, swivel DVD's with matching headrests and remotes. AWESOME system approved by MB and made for R Class. This system looks like it was born in the R Class and can be moved to another car and the company will match the new system to your new car interior for free.... just pay for the install and removal. Maybe $200~250. Worth every penny. (Once you buy the system, it's yours and no drilling into the MB headrest like other systems do. It's BETTER than the MB system!) It's a slim line system. It will also receive TV, if you have TV reception, which I don't. OK.. enough about this...
OK... let's see... I paid out the door, tag, tax, & title I believe $42,500.00, in June of 2008. I've put almost 17,000 miles on my car now.
So, you have to decide whether or not you got a good deal or not yourself. I KNOW I got a good deal at the time. It's relative. I paid more for gas. I would have been happier paying less for gas earlier when I purchased, because right after I purchased, gas shot up to almost $5 a gallon for diesel. I get more miles per gallon than other people I know with the 320 CDI vs 350 R Class. Overall, I love the vehicle. Would I buy it again? ABSOLUTELY.
#187 of 294 Re: USED 2008 MECEDNES R350, 12K MILES, 35188.00+TAX+TTL [zijiangyang]
Mar 19, 2010 (4:26 am)
Me and my friend each bought a new R350 back in July 2008. It was a great time to get a SUV because of gas price.
Got pretty much everything, P2, navigation, 7 seats, panorama roof...
Paid: $44.7K+tax = $47k.
Got P1, with regular sunroof,..
Paid:Under $39k+tax = $40.5k
So whether you got a good deal or not.... I don't think so based on the year and prices of the R350 you are buying.. you are being ripped off. Plus, the MSRP of $47,625.00 in 2008 R350 is basically no optional equipments.
Again my friend bought a MSRP of $52k for $40.5k OTD in 2008, the one with MSRP$48k you just bought could have been sold as new in 2008 for under $37k OTD.
And now 2 years later, they are selling you a Used with Mileage for $38K OTD. You are ripped off. You should pay no more than $30k OTD for a 2008 R350 with no optional equipments.