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#199 of 294 Take a look, before you spend money on 2010 R-Class:
Apr 27, 2010 (8:35 am)
In about 3 months, new and redesigned 2011 R-Class is coming out. It's not going to change a lot, but it will look much better. You can see what will change here: 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Changes. Also, if you click on the picture, it will take you to 2011 R-Class cool photo gallery.
So if you still want to buy 2010 model - dealer must give you a reason: HUGE DISCOUNT. Use this info while negotiating with dealers.
Hope it helps.
#200 of 294 Warranty is a sham
Apr 27, 2010 (11:13 am)
Well, before ANYONE buys a Mercedes, let me tell you about my recent experience with a warranty issue I had with my 2006 Mercedes R350. I needed a replacement control module which was caused by a blocked a/c tube that subsequently leaked on it, causing it to short. There was a service bulletin on this very problem issued to all MB dealerships. This absolutely should have been covered under warranty but they fought me tooth and nail on it ($875). I finally called corporate and complained. I told them I would like to see where in the warranty this would NOT be covered. Instead of going through that harang, they just covered the warranty. Happy day, right? (of course, why would I have had to fight that hard for a warranty item anyway?) So, when I went to pick up my car, the dealership presented me with a waiver they wanted me to sign basically holding MB and the dealership harmless for any and all injuries from any accidents that occur in my R350. OMFG! (remember Toyota?) I laughed and asked if they were serious. I had a conference call with corporate up in Jersey, and I said let me forward to my attorney. Of course, my attorney said over her dead body would she have a client sign this paper. I am so disgusted that, after 6 Mercedes (S-Class, E-Class, 2 ML-Class, SL500 and now my R350), this WILL BE MY LAST BENZ EVER. I am so totally let down by this company. I love my car, but I certainly don't feel like I have a company that backs it.
#202 of 294 Re: Take a look, before you spend money on 2010 R-Class: [saytoken]
May 13, 2010 (4:09 pm)
Make sure you check the money that the dealer is getting back from MBUSA I got an 08 new with sticket at 52 for 39
4k off MSRP and MBUSA was giving the dealer 9K back
Edmunds shows incentives
#203 of 294 Re: Take a look, before you spend money on 2010 R-Class: [saytoken]
May 13, 2010 (5:43 pm)
This car is loaded! It also has Navi and tons of features. I'm sure that there is a plenty of room for negotiating...
Although I'm always cautious of any car with such low miles. What was the reason, the previous owner got rid of it so fast? Ask for CARFAX history. Were there any accidents or paint work? The warranty starts on the date of first sale. You need to find out the date. Maybe this car is more than a year old, even though it has low mileage. Is this car MB Certified? If yes, than you get automatic warranty extension and history is clear. If not - why?
Ask all these questions directly from Dealer. This will also help to drive selling price down...
#204 of 294 Re: Take a look, before you spend money on 2010 R-Class: [yetialan]
May 14, 2010 (8:15 am)
What a good deal you got! I checked the incentives infor on Edmunds, unfortunately there is none in my area (Seattle). I am hoping to offer at $43 K.
#205 of 294 Re: Take a look, before you spend money on 2010 R-Class: [saytoken]
May 14, 2010 (9:40 am)
The best way to get low price is to shop around. This way you make MB Dealers compete to earn your business. You can request quotes from any local MB dealership here: Request Mercedes-Benz Price Quotes from any MB Dealership anywhere in USA.
Of course, request from more than 1 Dealership and remind them that the deal must be good enough not to wait for 2011 redesigned model.
#206 of 294 Re: Take a look, before you spend money on 2010 R-Class: [storm10]
May 14, 2010 (9:47 am)
Thanks for the Info Storm10. I checked the carfax history, it looks odd. The owner brought in Oct 2009, and kept it for only 2 weeks, brought the car to service in early November and put the car for sale the next day. And the car has been on sale since. Also the car was brought in Florida, but now on sale by a Seattle dealer.
It's very odd looking to me a) kept only for 2 weeks, b) in a different states....
There is no accident on the car..... This is the link to the car fax history:
#207 of 294 Re: Take a look, before you spend money on 2010 R-Class: [saytoken]
May 14, 2010 (10:16 am)
Very strange. The car was serviced at 630 miles. Normally the first service is around 10,000 miles. It means - it had problem. And Service Dept fixed it, and 1,000 miles later Dealership bought this car back.
I suggest to stay away from this car. You can also call to MB of South Orlando and ask Service manager on what happened. The phone# is in Carfax report. Tell him you are thinking to buy this car and asking for a truthful advice. He can pull the info by the VIN #.
Maybe there is a good explanation - who knows?
#208 of 294 Re: R350 extended warranty questions [heris]
May 14, 2010 (12:26 pm)
I'm looking for a CDI with similar mileage. If you don't mind my asking, what did you pay for the vehicle?