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



  • paxtonkpaxtonk Posts: 49
    Does anyone know what else to expect above the Edmunds invoice price? I was told "$2500" under invoice, but would like to figure out what invoice is before going back in.

  • paxtonkpaxtonk Posts: 49
    I did everything via email and had a great experience.

    Purchased a 2007 ML350 Alpine Rain / Beige
    Premium 1 + CD Changer

    MSRP $47,395
    Selling Price $42,000

    Purchased from Mercedes-Benz House of Imports in Buena Park, CA.

    We dealt with the Fleet Manager, and like I said all via email.

    The car was waiting out front when we drove up. The only bad experience was with the Finance department, I don't want to go into details but I just tried to keep telling myself "You got a great deal" because this guy was just spewing BS left and right.

    Good luck all.
  • kimcorkkimcork Posts: 4
    Since it's so difficult for us to be absolutely certain about the invoice price (and we seldom know about the holdbacks), I think it's useful to calculate discount from MSRP...posting #234 got 11.3% below MSRP (!), I got 6.5% below MSRP on a special order.

    Based on one of the conversations I had with a sales rep, I think invoice is around 7% below MSRP, but it will depend a bit on how many options you buy.

    At the end of last year, the discounts were deep.

    I think if you can get more than 10%/$6000 below MSRP, you're making an excellent deal.
  • shailenshailen Posts: 2
    Hi Kirmock,
    can you email the name name of sales person or sales manager you worked with at Mercedes Benz of Princeton . I am also interested in doing a special order for ML 320

  • vincechingvinceching Posts: 1
    premium 3, leather, sport package, 19" rims, dual rear dvd, 6 disc cd, and the lighting package.

    msrp sticker is $65355

    dealer is saying they will do a no profit deal (i dont' believe that) and sell me the car for $60,600 out the door with tax and license. i'm in norcal so tax and license is approx 10% of msrp.

    mercedes is giving the dealer $3000 cash for every ml500 they sale. supposedly i'm supposed to be getting all of that. edmunds says mbenz gives 3% holdback on total msrp.

    do you think i can do better? i really don't think they are selling the car with no profit when mbenz is going to give them $1650 ($55,000 x 3%)

    do you think i can do better?

    * 2007 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Prices & Equipment
  • kim128kim128 Posts: 2
    I am looking to buy a 2006 ML350 with Navi, out the door for no more than $40,000.00 (I've been approved for $40,000 anything above that will be out of pocket, which I don't have). My problem is a currently have a SUV, owe 17,000 on it and the dealer will only give me 7,000. So am I dreaming?
  • kim128kim128 Posts: 2
    Ok, so 2006 was not in my reach. Dealer offered me a 2005 ML500 Special Edition, with 37000 miles. Sale price was 34,900 and dealer offered 41,500 out the door including taxes, fees, and paying off the 17,000 loan. They will throw in all weather mats and car is certfied..Is this a good deal?
  • 0435004350 Posts: 26
    You're still upside down but should be OK in about
    4 years, depending on the length of your new loan and
    if you keep this vehicle and don't put a ton of mileage
    on it (ie., 25000 miles per year or more), during that time.
  • jfertljfertl Posts: 8
    Looking to purchase an ML500. I have received an offer of $1,000 below invoice for 2007 Ml500. Is this a good deal. I believe the dealer is getting $3,000 back from MB. I do not know what holdbacks may be involved.Thanks.
  • kaistringkaistring Posts: 2
    I sent out a price quote request through one of those websites and received quotes from all the dealers except from the San Jose dealer where I bought my previous ML from. I decided to call Smythe giving them the lowest quote I received (42K) from Fletcher Jones and letting them know that I need to buy within 48 hrs. The manager called me back a few hours later presenting a “returning loyal customer” discount beating my lowest quote by a few hundred. Just before he called, another bay area benz dealer actually offered me an even lower quote ($163 less), but we decided to go with our San Jose dealer simply because we really like their service dept a lot better (Smythe). I’ve been relatively lucky with my previous ML, it has been a real pleasure to own purely due to the Smythe service, I hope they will maintain their great service. I'm not a car buff, I just want a good SUV with a good service.

    My new ML 350 2007 with premium package, CD changer MSRP 47,395, Invoice $ 43,413. I purchased below invoice for $41,683 including destination.
    We drove to Smythe in the evening to inspect the car and drove out the new SUV 2 hours later, it was so quick and painless. :shades: I bought the extra ELW Benz warranty for 3 additional years 100K (no deductible) for an extra $4120 (I paid only $2450 for the 4 extra years warranty I bought for my old ML).

    Off subject: Originally I wanted the BMW X5 but our lawyer neighbor told me that he finally got a prorated refund for his new 7 series lemon after a long battle & painful series of unsuccessful dealer repairs. Another told me that his X5 engine cracked while being serviced by the dealer, for which the dealer told him it's not uncommon after a few years! Another X5 owner told me that his car dashboard came loose! The two nearby BMW dealers in our area just ruined the BMW ownership experience mostly due to incompetent repairs, cars sitting unrepaired causing long service delays, cars returned dirty and frequent cheap japanese lender cars despite being promised for BMW lender cars on the phone. They lost their BMW master technicians after their corporate owner AutoNation cut their salaries and reduced their Christmas bonus to a frozen turkey.

    The Porsche Cayenne would have been my first choice for style even with its low JD power satisfaction rating (due to initial debugging repairs). The Porsche emblem is what makes it different from the VW Touareg. I decided against it when the salesman emphasized that the simple Cayenne is made for the mass not for their typical Porsche clientele. I became concerned how their service dept is going to treat me if they have that attitude during sales.
  • agwagonagwagon Posts: 8
    Up $1,000 y/y for base 320CDI and 350. Up $3,200 y/y for 500 (going to ML550). Also, nav/camera are now included in Premium 1, which is $3,750.
  • naielnaiel Posts: 3
    Kaistring, which website(s) did you use?
  • parakramparakram Posts: 2
    You can use to send quotes to multiple dealers.
    Also, you can try to get an idea of the price.

    Do a TMV research of the vehicle price and come up with what you want to pay. Know before hand what options you want, how much you want to pay and how much deviation from your specs will be acceptable to you.

    Last week, i bought a 2007 ML 350 Pewter/Black, Premium1, Parktronic, Sports Package, ipod integration and heated seats == 43750/-

    2008 MLs are coming in so you might get a good deal on 2007 ML.

    In Bayarea, i would suggest Smythe European. I tried all from Pleasonton till Autobhan in South San Jose. Smythe was good in all its dealing. No pressure. Talk to Goran@smythe in sales.
  • naielnaiel Posts: 3
    Thanks for the great info. I will give it a shot. I am looking to lease, so I think I might have better luck with the 2008's since the residual will be so much higher. Sounds like you got a great deal though.
  • I was wondering if there is any sites out there that has invoice pricing on 2008 ML320 CDI. I am trying to order one and want to figure what a good deal is. I have been offered 4% off of MSRP and not sure how that stacks up.
  • we want to downsize to a rx350 because the ml500 eats too much gas and I just got my job. the car has 18k k and and the MSRP was 63k when we bought it. it has pretty much everything on it, what's the best way to sell the car and get the best price? the car is in pristine condition.
  • what year is the car?
    list it on
    also try ebay

    have you looked at mazda at cx-7
  • Should the fees be the same at all Mercedes dealerships within CA? Does anyone remember what their fees were? I requested quotes and now I am kind of kicking myself for not asking them to specify the fees.
  • you did a decent job. don't you think you would be happier not knowing than knowing since there is nothing you can do about it now.
  • vgxvgx FloridaPosts: 37
    nabbed a 2007 ML350 in Central Florida this past week. Here are the details.

    Black Ext
    Black Int
    Premium II package
    Sport Appearance Package (w/5 spoke wheels)

    MSRP was $50,800 or so. Negotiated price down to $45,000 before taxes and all that junk. So basically I took $2,300 of the $3k incentive manufacturers are offering dealers. If you can find a 2007 still, they are going to be anxious to move it in the next couple of weeks!

    Good luck. =)
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