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#265 of 280 Re: 2013 GLK250 BT Price Paid [gimmestdtranny]
Jun 18, 2013 (8:08 am)
I forgot that Canada uses those old KMH numbers.
I wonder if a dealer would be able to order a vehicle that is correct for Canada. Might be worth an email.
As far as winter weather in the SW USA. It can be 80 or 20 any given day. You can be assured to see snow above 5000 ft. The Interstates across the Southern USA are kept pretty clear of snow. I40 can be bad where it gets pretty high altitude. The high desert with a dusting of snow is beautiful. If you want winter sun stay on I10 down through TX. I wouldn't send my worst enemy on 120 through Dallas Ft Worth.
MB of Escondido
There are 22 Mercedes dealers within 150 miles of me
I have talked to the MB dealer in Medford Oregon and MB of Linden Utah. Both seemed willing to deal. I do understand dealers wanting to work on their own sales. I was use the CA prices as a bargaining chip. Ask them why you can buy a Mercedes in the land of Fruits, nuts and flakes for less than the land of the free?
#266 of 280 Re: 2013 GLK250 BT Price Paid [gagrice]
Jun 18, 2013 (11:20 am)
All good info, Thanks Gary..
I have a feeling as soon as they punched in my VIN, they'd know it was in sold from the USA from new even if I could order it in KPH. That part doesn't bother me in the least as I can think in both spur of the moment. In fact I prefer having my Temp gauge read in Feh. I miss the old days..still only know about 4 Celcius temps. 100 is boiling. 0 is freezing. 5 is 40. 20 is 68. Don't ask me why I can remember the 5 and 20...I think because I really drilled myself one year being tired of never knowing really what temp it was as the radio and TV never use Feh anymore
But for a temp ga. the Cdn car will likely start showing the higher temp red area as 95- 110 or so...but that's just it...the only time I'd actually know the temp was when it was at 212 equivalent.
Same with the outside temp displays, altho those may be switchable?
I wouldn't send my worst enemy on 120 through Dallas Ft Worth.
Because of road quality, congestion or?
Ask them why you can buy a Mercedes in the land of Fruits, nuts and flakes for less than the land of the free?
LOL and darn good question
#267 of 280 Re: 2013 GLK250 BT Price Paid [gimmestdtranny]
Jun 18, 2013 (1:10 pm)
I prefer Fahrenheit to Celcius for the closer accuracy factor. That and because we won the World Wars.
We just drove Interstate 20 on our trip East. The road is fine and you can maintain 80+ MPH without fear of being stopped. It is a boring ugly drive and the hotels in most of the cities are dirty and way over priced. Towns like Midland and Odessa are booming with oil business and the hotel operators are making a killing. Just not much to see crossing TX on I20. Stay North or South. Depends on your time limits. When you are getting 38-40 MPG in a new GLK250 BT what's an extra few hundred miles?
Jun 18, 2013 (2:47 pm)
Just finished a deal for a 24mo, 12K mi/yr lease. Details below:
Steel Grey - $720
Premium 1 - $3450
Heated seats - $750
Becker Pilot Map pre-wire - $200
Destination - $905
Total - $44615
Sale Price - $40,000
RV - $32,122.8 (72%)
Cal. MF - .0020
Mo. Payment = $514 (incl. 6.25% tax)
Total Out-of-Pocket: $1750 ($441 tag/doc, 1st payment, acquisition fee)
Hope this helps!
#270 of 280 Re: 2013 GLK250BT [glayfan40]
Jun 19, 2013 (6:00 am)
Looks like a nice vehicle. If you get the Becker NAV let us know what you think of it. One of the vehicles I am considering has the wiring for a Becker NAV. I would really rather have a NAV with Google Maps. That would require an Internet connection and the monthly cost associated. A lot of people have that on their Smartphones. Built-in NAV is somewhat redundant.
Be sure and let us know about your mileage.
#271 of 280 Re: 2013 GLK250BT [gagrice]
Jun 24, 2013 (2:42 pm)
My brother just bought an MB with the Becker Map Pilot. I like it better than my MB Navi!!
IMHO: Easier to use, easier to read, and has a super cool feature of constantly displaying the speed limit in a little speed limit sign in the upper right corner.
Once you use Map Pilot with the route2benz feature, I'd be shocked if you ever use your smartphone again.
#272 of 280 Re: 2013 GLK350 Price Paid [gimmestdtranny]
Jul 25, 2013 (5:00 am)
Not sure why no one uses carsdirect.com as basis of start of negotiation. Carsdirect usually gives avg. "decent" price. So if you can get $1-$2k below this price with negotiation.
Current GLK350 with ton of decent options, it comes to
MSRP PRICING: $46,255
INVOICE PRICING: $43,782
Target Price: $40,782
Pricing as of 7/23/13 in zip code 21045
Im looking too
#273 of 280 my experience
Aug 01, 2013 (11:11 am)
GLK350 4matic 2013
Premium package (didn't need panoramic roof, but got it)
Heated front seats (didn't need either)
total - $46,985
paid - $38,950
I had some choices, but the dealer wanted to sell and I wanted to buy!
#274 of 280 Re: my experience [lencu255]
Aug 01, 2013 (12:24 pm)
Looks like an awesome deal!
Any special incentives received? Such as USAA, MBCA, Loyalty/Conquest, etc.?