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#263 of 294 Re: 2008 R350 $30750 23301 miles [2008r350]
Dec 23, 2010 (10:48 am)
Im in the market for a 2008 R350, but concerned about the warranty - really only going out 2 year plus a few months. I am willing to pay a bit more for a 5 year warranty.
Is the warranty through Mercedes Benz, where you can bring it to any dealership?
Was the 5 year warranty a big part of the negotiations?
#264 of 294 Re: 2008 R350 $30750 23301 miles [kotdkotd]
Dec 23, 2010 (11:16 pm)
Sorry I gave the incorrect info about the warranty. 5 yrs from the original sale date. Means I have approximately 2 yrs 8 months or so.
#265 of 294 2006 R500 Sak's Edition
Jan 11, 2011 (2:18 pm)
I just picked up a R500 Sak's edition for a little over $20K with 52k on the odometer. It is in very clean condition.
#266 of 294 More Extended Warranty Info
Jan 29, 2011 (2:32 pm)
I posted a few months ago about our attempts to get a good deal on an Extended Warranty once our CPO coverage ended in Feb 2011. A few important lessons that we have learned:
(1) I really dont think this is the right car to own without a warranty!! We've had some very costly repairs and I am guessing this will only get worse as the car passes 50k miles. I would suggest thinking about this when buying the car from a dealer. We probably could have negotiated an extended warranty for a much better deal at purchase.
(2) Of course you can buy the extended warranty from anywhere you want, so shopping around can pay off. Our original dealer offered us $4600 in October, then more recently when we called back they quoted over $5000! We ultimately found a dealer in Oregon offering us 48 month up to 60,000 additional miles for $3579 (including taxes).
(3) shame your original dealer! We called our dealer back and explained the 2 quotes we had gotten from them, plus the many, many more reasonable quotes. We also asked them to look at the service record of the car and ask if they thought it would be a wise move to continue owning this car without warranty coverage. Bingo, it got escalated pretty quickly to the owner, who agreed he would beat the lowest quote and come in at a round $3500 including taxes. I think it was pretty clear that we wouldn't have bought another car there in the future (or even continued servicing this one there) if they hadnt worked with us on this.
#267 of 294 Is this a good price?
Apr 09, 2011 (2:55 pm)
I just saw a 2010 R350 with 6,700 miles. MB CPO with original sale date of April 2010. Car was a corporate fleet vehicle.
Steel Grey, P1, 7 seat option, panorama sunroof, heated front seats. Dealer is asking $47,900.
Seems like a good price based on the low miles and the remaining warranty. Any thoughts?
#268 of 294 Re: Is this a good price? [jtm1631]
Apr 10, 2011 (8:21 am)
You may want to compare 2011 pricing before you jump in with 2010 model. 2011 R350 base invoice price is $46,723 (msrp $50,240). Edmunds.com says there is dealer incentive of $3250 (http://www.edmunds.com/mercedes-benz/r-class/2010/car-incentives.html).
Original 2010 msrp of vehicle+options you mentioned was ~ $55.7k. I saw a sale last month with same specs plus parktronics option - 14k miles here is San Diego listed by a dealer for $48,450. So, yours is OK deal to go. I would go for $45k.
Apr 19, 2011 (5:29 pm)
In January I bought a 2010 R350 CPO with 5800 miles. It had been a dealer courtesy car and with CPO warranty extending to over 4 years and 100k miles. $46500 with P1 options with pano roof, rear dvd entertainment, iPod interface, Nav, backup camera,19" AMG wheels, etc. Sticker price new over $60k.
I have been checking the forums and think that the reliability problems have improved since 2008. I have plenty of time to find out.
#270 of 294 Need your suggession.
Apr 21, 2011 (11:39 am)
ramssaran or other R350 experts, need your suggestion. I am negotiating a 2009 R350 with P2 premium package and a rear view DVD entertainment with 23K miles for 42K OTD. Is it a good deal? I am also getting a 2010 Acura MDX (Tech package) with 6K miles for the same amount (OTD). I am confused as to which one shall I go with.
My concern with R350 is that it is very difficult to resell it, Its maintenance cost and low fuel economy. I am inclined more towards the R350 because it has more space compared to Acura and its rear DVD entertainment system.
#271 of 294 Re: Need your suggession. [ven7782]
Jun 15, 2011 (11:24 am)
I just sold my MDX- 2003 model after driving it for over 6 years. I never once had trouble. I sold it because i came to know that 03 models started developing transmission issues and also 90K mile service and timing belt change would cost me well over 7000.
My choice was MB R-350. I talked to my friend who has been driving since 06 and his suggestion was to stay away from it after warranty is over. It seems every repair costs a fortune and some thing or another goes wrong every week. I am seriously considering MDX tech package but i so desperately wish I had R350 without all these repair issues.
I guess I am in similar situation to choose between lexus GX 470 or MDX or R350. I think I would go with a vehicle which would have bumper to bumper factory warranty till 100k miles and then sell it the day warranty expires.
#272 of 294 Re: Need your suggession. [texan100]
Jun 15, 2011 (1:42 pm)
You should probably go for MB CPO. Automatically gives you 100,000 miles warranty and they are fully reconditioned, so fully serviced. You can also buy extended original MB warranty up to 135,000 miles!
But personally, I would recommend to lease instead of buying. Lease brand new. If you do it right and make a good deal - you will end up paying less per month than the actual depreciation of this vehicle, and you don't need to worry about buying extended warranty. Everything is covered. If you fall in love with your car, then you can buy the remaining balance at the end of the lease...