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#246 of 294 Re: 2008 R350 4MATIC - $30,900 [mbr350_4matic]
Nov 18, 2010 (9:37 am)
Bank Of America.
#247 of 294 Re: 2008 R350 4MATIC - $30,900 [ramssaran]
Nov 18, 2010 (10:47 am)
Thats great. Thanks. When I look at their (BofA) website the best they have is 3.49% for 60 months. Any ideas how I can get the apr you got
#248 of 294 Re: 2008 R350 4MATIC - $30,900 [mbr350_4matic]
Nov 18, 2010 (11:06 am)
I got pre approval on Oct 30th, 2010 and at that time the rate was very low but now they increased it to 2.99 for a new car. Please see below for my pre approval message from BOA as of Oct 30th.
Also, my dealer said BOA is one of their preferred banks and asked me to go through them instead of going through the bank directly and I agreed. That was the reason why I got 1% less than my current offer.
Anyways, the dealer already pulled your credit report, so it does not hurt to apply with BOA to see how much you get.
Congratulations! You're approved for an Auto Loan. You're approved for the following offers.
Loan Amount Vehicle Term APR1 as Low As
$50,000.00 Used 36 months 2.95%
$50,000.00 New 36 months 2.75%
$50,000.00 Used 60 months 2.85%
$50,000.00 New 60 months 2.65%
$50,000.00 Used 72 months 3.73%
$50,000.00 New 72 months 3.43%
#249 of 294 Re: 2008 R350 4MATIC - $30,900 [mbr350_4matic]
Nov 18, 2010 (12:28 pm)
Thats a good deal. Is this Diesel or Gas? I am looking for diesel. Any reason why I should be swayed away from Diesel? I am on the wall for Odyssey and this one. Have owned Bimmer but not sure if I can trust MB! Please advice
#250 of 294 Re: 2008 R350 4MATIC - $30,900 [manigopi]
Nov 18, 2010 (12:58 pm)
I was also interested in Diesel earlier but changed my mind after I talked with a few people.
For models 2009 and above, you need to fill ad blue and this would cost you around $250 to $300 per year and also there are some additional charges during maintenance for diesel engines. So, you are looking at $400 per year additional expenses for diesel than Gas. Diesels give 5 miles more than the gas engines, so I did not think I could save money with Diesels.
Again, this is what I was told, so it may be wrong. If you are planning to buy 2008 CDI then there is no ad blue for those engines and you should go for a diesel. But definitely there is a huge difference in driving the R350 and the Odyssey believe me. (I drove my friends Odyssey a few times and test drove a 2011 model as well)
#251 of 294 Re: 2008 R350 4MATIC - $30,900 [ramssaran]
Nov 18, 2010 (2:18 pm)
Thanks for the advice Ram. How do you like your new R? Also, do you miss the sliding doors of a minivan? Thoughts? Would appreciate if you can IM me (if there is anything like that here). gmak169 at yahoo
#252 of 294 Re: 2008 R350 4MATIC - $30,900 [manigopi]
Nov 18, 2010 (2:29 pm)
I love it. I never owned a minivan to answer whether I missed the sliding door or not. It's depends on how do you like it. I did not see any problem with the big doors so far in my R350. I guess the automated sliding doors are cool too in Odyssey but I like the ride and comfort in R350.
#253 of 294 Re: 2008 R350 4MATIC - $30,900 [manigopi]
Nov 18, 2010 (2:30 pm)
manigopi, the price is for a gas model not diesel
#254 of 294 Re: 2008 R350 4MATIC - $30,900 [mbr350_4matic]
Nov 18, 2010 (5:48 pm)
thanks. How does the MB CPO compare to that of BMW? I had a BMW CPO that came with additional 2 yrs and 100K coverage. The bumper to bumper was phenomenal. I guess MB is 12 months and I have to pay extra for more coverage?
#255 of 294 Re: 2010 R350 $43700 [ramssaran]
Nov 18, 2010 (5:51 pm)
Does anyone know if the 2008s have 'curve illuminating' Xenons/HID? Or is it available only in later models?