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2013 and earlier-Mercedes Benz M-Class Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • viggieviggie Posts: 16
    I am sorry Blazinginder I made a mistake it is the ML 350 (not the diesel SUV).

    Thanks,
  • Nkta, sorry, I haven't checked this board for a while. I'm in SoCal right now and I'll be seeing my friend today, I'll ask him and get back to you. Btw, I visited him at work yesterday (I'll be doing some work with the company) and saw his boss's wife's new ML in the driveway, it looked good, I really like the car in white.
  • In that case...it's definitely not a good deal, I'd aim to get it for 1k under invoice but at MOST you'd want to buy it for invoice
  • viggieviggie Posts: 16
    Thanks I will let you know what happen.
  • Viggie:
    You got good advice from blanzinginder. Given the time of year, definitely aim closer to invoice. Am waiting on a similar outfitted ml320 and was able to get close. Best of luck.
  • we are thinking about selling our light blue 06 ML500 fully loaded. how much you think we can sell for? the MSRP was 62.5k when we bought it.
  • chintchint Posts: 30
    In the market for a new ML350 .Looks like dealers in the LA area going 1000 below the invoice.

    Anyone aware of good deals in the Atlanta area?

    Thanks
  • LA market is different from the East Coast market...that being said I'd aim for 1000 under invoice given the time of year etc. but at most I'd only pay invoice seeing as how the 09 ML's are reportedly getting a very minor facelift
  • chintchint Posts: 30
    It looks like dealers in Atlanta are not willing to negotiate. A small dealership in south GA is offereng me a ML320 for around invoice . It has lot of options and its MSRP is 51900 and is offered at 48500.

    The sale person is great to work with and is willing to sit down and talk
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    Hi ML owners. has any1 here drove a X5 ML cayenne. whats the best in these cars the more i read the more i get confused about luxury SUVs, I just wish lexus would make a car to compete with them and lexus for some reason doesn't seem to care to bring anything to compete them, anyway

    Any replys appreciated.

    thanks
  • eights38eights38 Posts: 137
    bmlexus - All three SUVs are very strong overall. The BMW X5 is your best bet if you are looking for an SUV with a free maintenance program, excellent resale value, a newer design, exceptional handling, and a third row seat. The Porsche Cayenne (S or higher) is your best bet if you have more money to spend and want an SUV that is very fast and handles like a sports car. However, the Porsche Cayenne will likely be redesigned shortly. The Mercedes ML is your best bet if you are looking for a premium brand SUV at a lower MSRP. I believe that all three SUVs also scored quite high on crash tests.

    Of note, these three SUVs are exceptional and more fun to drive than Lexus SUVs. However, if you are looking for a car-like ride with exceptional long-term reliability, I would highly recommend the Lexus SUV line.
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    Yea i know that the x5 had a redesign i don't need a 3rd row seat. and heard reliability issues

    always liked the cayenne but ur rite the new generati isn't far away and it could be a lot better.

    ML not so sure it really isn't my choice but some1 else had prefer me the ML.

    reliability is my concern but lexus don't seem to bring anything new except the large new LX which is just to big.

    I guess i'll just wait for few months or even a year to see the new cayenne as well as the x6 and the newer RX

    thanks for the reply.
  • If you like the new redesigned Toyota Highlander, that's pretty much what the new RX will look like, with a Lexus badge, of course.

    The germans always have reliability issues, that's why you lease 'em for a few years and give them back before they fall apart. :)
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    The germans always have reliability issues, that's why you lease 'em for a few years and give them back before they fall apart

    nice 1.I Guess i get it now. falling apart germans :P
  • rrosellrrosell Posts: 16
    The price difference is about $12,000.00, and the reliability seems to be better with the Murano. Many more features in the Murano, but doesn't drive like the MB. Pretty good deal on the ML. List @ $52,000.00, buy for @ $47,000.00. What the dealeyo? ML tires only last for 20,000 miles or so. Repairs, if needed will give one a heart attack upon receiving the bill. The Commander, surpisingly handles and tracks very well and the pricing is most favorable. Very confusing!!!
  • oiakouoiakou Posts: 18
    You're comparing two cars from a "value" market segment to a luxury car. By buying ML350, you're not going to save any money, even in the long run. Reiterating: you will spend much more on ML350 - and that's just it.

    You have to ask yourself how much extra you're willing to pay to own a "luxury car" with whatever little extras you can get in it compared to the other two cars. I am sure that, if you'll break it out option-by-option, you'll discover that the biggest feature you're paying for is ML logo on the hood. What is it worth to you?
  • rrosellrrosell Posts: 16
    Good point!! I think I'll go with the LE Murano. It has all the extras built in, and the reliability is better according to the experts. MB charges for everything extra and having owned Alfas and Porsche in the past, the fits one has every time a new noise erupts is too unsettling. I really like the Benz, but I don't feel like getting aggrivated. Actually, the new Murano is very appealing. Thanks.
  • rrosellrrosell Posts: 16
    Aggravated!!! Not aggrivated.
  • chintchint Posts: 30
    I cant believe some one is comparing Murano with a ML in this forum. :mad:

    Reliability aside , Merc is a Merc and thier core values remain intact.
    Check consumer reports and they only report reliabilty issues for minor things, whereas engine and other safety features always get top grades
  • I was at a Mercedes dealer today and got quoted $499 a month plus tax. This is for the ML 350 with the P1 package. I hadn't even started talking about what the price of the car was. This is for a 33-month lease. let me know what you think?
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    Is the ML500 better or the ML63 AMG is comfort driving experience?

    Are the looks same or different can the ML500 have the same looks as the 63 AMG?

    Any new buyers experience?
  • Hello,
    What are the details of the lease? How much down and how many miles/year?
    Where did you get that quote?
  • They actually dont make the ML500 anymore, it's now the ML550 which fully loaded is about $70-72k i believe the ML63 on the other hand is in the $90k range fully loaded. I would think the ride on both would be equally comfortable though the ML63(500+hp), being an AMG, would have a slightly tighter feel and more road feel to it. Honestly if you want a ridiculously fast, great handling, luxurious driving SUV the ML63 is for you. If you prefer something with more then adequete power (382hp)for an SUV along with the luxury amenities then the ML550 would be for you. Honestly drive each one for yourself and then decide, looks are just one aspect to consider and in this case the looks are very similar.
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    Hi thanks for the feedback I do have 1 more ques whenever i see the AMG going fast the engine sound is like a large truck and the normal v8 engine sound is smoother can any1 confirm this.

    Is the cayenne or x5
  • chaddy75chaddy75 Posts: 48
    These forums have been invaluable in regards to getting better deals so I am posting what I just bought. Hope this helps! I think it was a great deal especially considering no other dealers were able to get this package II with color combo and options I was looking for. Or their prices were much higher. This salesperson was great, very professional and efficient.

    ML 350 Iridium Silver with black MB Tex
    Premium II pkg with: Ipod, Parktronic, 6 Disc, Running boards

    MSRP $53,290
    Selling price $45,182, Total drive offs of $2,000
    Monthly base $566 and $610.00 including tax.
    Money factor based on .00185, 60% residual
    Mileage allowance at 10k although this dealer was so easy going probably could have bumped it up if I wanted to at no extra charge.

    Email if you want his name and info. located in San Diego County. Chadbarrick@aol.com
  • lawing1lawing1 Posts: 3
    Am considering buying, not leasing, a 2008 ML350. How much should I pay for it in NV?

    Have the 2006 ML350 7-speed transmission problems (jerkiness (surging and lunging) of the vehicle when driving slow or stopping been resolved by MB?
  • ram45ram45 Posts: 1
    I just got a 2006 ml 350 last week and i just noticed the exact problem you just posted a day after getting it "jerking and lunging at low speeds" I am bringing it to the dealer tommorow , I didnt know this is a widespread problem, will post tom. what the dealer says. by the way did i get a good deal on it , it has 26k miles on it appearance package, entertainment package, nav and sunroof. for 35k runs great except for the transmission problem i did not know about.
  • fvtluisfvtluis Posts: 1
    Just picked up my 2008 ML 320 CDI

    MSRP : $58,375
    Paid: $54,100 +TTL

    Great experience at the dealer. everything went smooth like the ride by home. Very please with my purchase so far!
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    The Porsche Cayenne (S or higher) is your best bet if you have more money to spend and want an SUV that is very fast and handles like a sports car. However, the Porsche Cayenne will likely be redesigned

    I guess I shouldn't choose porsche because of the soon redesign however I assume quality is good its built in germany.

    Porsche has endless options which gets the price higher and higher.

    The BMW X5 is your best bet if you are looking for an SUV with a free maintenance program, excellent resale value, a newer design, exceptional handling, and a third row seat

    I know x5 is good but I have been honestly scared with the reliability that I heard abt it.

    Since the new x6 is out I like it even better but again reliability and difficult to use electronics.


    Of note, these three SUVs are exceptional and more fun to drive than Lexus SUVs. However, if you are looking for a car-like ride with exceptional long-term reliability, I would highly recommend the Lexus SUV line


    Do I have another choice!!! best reliability easy to use electronics japanese built but the thing that bothers me as you mentioned the other three SUVs are more fun to drive. :blush:
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