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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#15 of 99 Re: European Delivery 2008 C-300 [pat]
Sep 11, 2007 (7:29 am)
It takes 8 weeks to hit the East Coast and 10 weeks for the West Coast. I hope to receive the car the third week in October. I'm not sure why it takes so long when they have ships leaving for the US all the time. This is the only down side of using the EDP. Other than that it is a great way to save a few dollars and have the fun of driving your car around Europe. I highly recommend doing what is called the Black Forest Rally set up by Mercedes Benz. You can add more days to the trip if you wish and their travel agency will help you out with all the arrangements. Your local dealer has a book on the EDP which outlines the plan.
#16 of 99 Euro-Delivery
Sep 12, 2007 (4:57 am)
Thanks Kenny. Your posts are first-class. Informative and do a great service to all of us who are ignorant about the process ...but thinking about taking that route.
Where are all those M-B salespeople who brag about how many cars they sold/delivered through Euro-D and how often they travelled to Germany but seem ignorant about basic details.... when asked.
Again, great post(s) and thanks for sharing. We all wait for you to tell us about the final stage of the Euro-D process ..... your first spin at home.
#17 of 99 Euro-Delivery
Sep 21, 2007 (6:24 am)
For those who ordered 2008 C300 Luxury. When you ordered your car, were you charged an additional $260 Luxury Sedan fee? I was told that this covers the change of the Sport Grille (apparently the Sport Grille is standard on all C models) to Luxury Grille.
#18 of 99 Re: European Delivery 2008 C-300 [kenhiggi]
Oct 18, 2007 (11:02 am)
I am also in AZ and am looking to do EDP on a C-350. How long did it take from the time you ordered the car with the dealer before it was available for pick-up in Germany? Which dealer in AZ did you go through? Did they offer any additional discounts?
Thanks for the help!
#19 of 99 Re: European Delivery 2008 C-300 [mbineu]
Oct 18, 2007 (6:21 pm)
When I ordered my car back in July when the cars were just starting production. They gave me a date in August that worked out just fine for us. I'm sure you can get it faster now that they have production ramped up. We took delivery on August 13th and we dropped it off in Munich on the 18th. The car arrived in Scottsdale on September 21st.
The trip was simply the best trip I have ever had. The car is absolutely fabulous. I do feel the radio/nav system is to complicated but in time I know I will get use to it. The Lexus LS-430 simply has a system that is much more user friendly.
I bought the car from Schumaker in Scottsdale. My sales agent was Bill Lambert who was very helpful and very patient as we drove a number of cars before settling on the C-300. Bill is their EDP specialist and I will use him again in the future. I had them through in tinted windows. I sure they are not giving any more than the 7% discount because the cars are selling as fast as they come in.
#20 of 99 Please advice
Oct 30, 2007 (1:09 am)
Anyone has any experience with EDP in California (south or north cali)? Which dealer gives a better deal? Does each dealer has a different schedule as to when we will receive the car? What fees are negotiable?
Also, when do we actually pay for the car (bill of sale)? I want to get this through financing.
#21 of 99 Re: Please advice [willy007]
Oct 30, 2007 (5:50 am)
You pay for the car 30 days prior to delivery overseas.
Discounts will be small to non-existent....there is very little wiggle room on the OSD price at the dealer level. Won't hurt to try, but keep your expectations realistic.
No difference in delivery times.
#22 of 99 Dealers like this?
Oct 30, 2007 (6:34 am)
How much down payment to put down to get the whole process started? When is the soonest the car can be picked up after placing the order?
By the way, do dealers make money from this? If they don't, they probably don't like us doing EDP right?
#23 of 99 Re: Dealers like this? [willy007]
Oct 30, 2007 (1:15 pm)
Most dealers like a $500-$1000 deposit on any car, including OSD.
MBUSA likes to have 4 months notice on an OSD; they can sometimes do better than that, depending on options and color.
Margins on an OSD are thinner than a US-delivered car, but the MB OSD program is a well-established tradition, and most dealers are eager to help. Many have at least one sales person who specializes in OSD orders.
And in addition to the savings on the car, MB makes the experience a special one - factory tour, VIP treatment, etc. And the new Museum at the Unterturkheim location is worth a trip all by itself. [This is in downtown Stuttgart - the customer delivery center is in Sindelfingen, which is a suburb.]
If you haven't already, you should go to the MBUSA.com website and read up on the OSD program - complete details on there for your info.
#24 of 99 Is negotiation possible on price for European Delivery Program?
Nov 05, 2007 (7:31 pm)
Is price on European Delivery Program negotiable or not? If it is non negotiable, then 7% off MSR price is almost the same as Invoice Price + $250-$500 on the same model C300 or C300 luxury. Some people reported that they got the car for Invoice+$250 and later into 2008 such price would be more attainable indeed. However if EDP price is non negotiable and US price is negotiable, then there is no real saving (7%) in European Delivery Price. When I bought BMW 318i years ago I was able to negotiate European Delivery Price. So please advise if EDP is negotiable for 2008 C-class indeed and how much one can expect to negotiate it? Thanks!