Last post on Oct 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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#90 of 99 Re: C-300 European Delivery Program [trauppius]
Oct 09, 2008 (6:11 pm)
Thanks so much for the information! I would be ordering the C300 Luxury with the standard all-season tires. I won't be driving into Austria and probably not even into the higher elevations of Germany if there might be ice and/or snow there. I know that may sound timid, but driving the car out of the factory and around town to experience Germany will be enough for me.
It would be perfect if the factory could put winter tires on there and then my dealer put on all season tires when they receive the car state-side. I could keep the winter tires as backup like you said. My parents are retired Michelin employees so I could get a free set of all-season tires for my dealer to put on over here. My MB dealer is new and has had only 1 person do the EDP program so far. I'll be visiting them again tomorrow.
I've read somewhere about all wheel drive not being effective if one doesn't use winter tires. I thought about ordering 4-Matic as well since I occasionally drive through the NC and TN mountains from SC to OH during the winter. I drive a 2006 Acura RL now with SH-AWD and all season tires, but hadn't been in any serious snow or ice storms. I was wondering how the weather and roads were like in and around Stuttgart during February.
Thanks again for the information!
#91 of 99 Re: C-300 European Delivery Program [leeatlga]
Nov 16, 2008 (8:01 pm)
We hit snow going up to Buehl then to Triberg thru Hinterzarten driving the Black Forrest mountain roads, but the C300 is a 4Matic. No issues.
#92 of 99 Re: 2009 C300 Sports Availability [lusatenas]
Dec 26, 2008 (5:33 pm)
A few questions.
1. Do you have to be in the EU for 15 days or can the trip be shorter?
2. When you said paid in full, does this mean there is no financing with an EDP?
3. If you have to way a few months before the car arrives to the US, are you given a courtesy car from your dealer?
#93 of 99 Re: 2009 C300 Sports Availability [gotgt3]
Dec 27, 2008 (7:09 am)
1. Trip can be any length, from 24 hours to whatever....more insurance is required after 15 days, and expensive VAT would be due after 3 months, but there is no standard length. Depends on what you want to do.
2. Financing is done all the time; "paid in full" means that you OR your financing entity have written a check to the dealer. You have to find a financing source that won't balk at the fact that it could be up to 8 weeks AFTER they write the check that the car is back in the USA and ready to be registered and titled. Your dealer should be able to recommend plenty of sources for OSD financing.
3. No. Could be 4-8 weeks....no dealer I know of is going to let you have a car for that length of time.
#94 of 99 Re: 2009 C300 Sports Availability [lusatenas]
Jun 26, 2009 (10:50 am)
We live in Massachusetts.
We would like to go with EDP for our 2010 E350 4Matic. How can we get the the best deal...I know that you can get 7% off the MSRP and we do not have to pay the destination charge. Are there any other savings?
Please let me know. Thank you.
#95 of 99 MB EDP - One Air Ticket from MB USA
Jun 26, 2009 (10:53 am)
Does anyone know if MB USA pays for one air ticket if two people are traveling for EDP? Please let me know. Thank you.
#96 of 99 Re: MB EDP - One Air Ticket from MB USA [vs350]
Jul 17, 2009 (5:50 am)
MBUSA has a so-called "2 for 1" agreement with Lufthansa, but you are dealing entirely with the airline, not MBUSA, and my experience is that Lufthansa's ticket prices can be so high on specific dates that you're better off looking for a cheaper ride on some other carrier. Still, worth exploring before making a final commitment on how to get there to pick up your car.
#97 of 99 Re: 2009 C300 Sports Availability [lusatenas]
Aug 27, 2009 (4:15 pm)
Hi Lusatenas,5th MB pick up in Stuttgart,thats awesome !Well I will have my first P/U of my 2010 E-350 in October,I only plan to go for about 4 days so do you have any recommendations as to good places to go sight seeing?I would like to drop off the car in Zürich but am open to that also ,any info would be helpfull,thankyou in advance...B777
#98 of 99 Insurance risky
Apr 25, 2011 (8:12 am)
Picked up a new Mercedes on the EDP in March. Prior to delivery to Harms for shipping to the US, I went over the car closely. The windshield had two small chips on the drivers side. I called AXA insurance after reviewing the insurance information and reported the claim to an agent. I was assured that the vehicle would be repaired before shipment. I also reported the chips on deliveryof the vehicle to Harms in Munich. The car arrived in the states within approximately two weeks. The chips had NOT been repaired. The dealer noted the chips and advised to call Mercedes. I did, and they stated that I needed to contact AXA. But I have no US number and apparently they do not write vehicle coverage in the states. Now I am left by Mercedes and its designated insurance company (you have no option) to deal with this claim. This has soured me on the entire experience. Poor customer relations. If this is the manner in which a "premium" car company deals with its customers, it is not a good indicator for the future.
#99 of 99 Additional Discount over ED?
Oct 12, 2012 (3:10 pm)
Has anyone got an additional discount from their dealer in addition to the MD ED 7% delivery? There has to be more margin in an ED car than just 7%...