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



  • 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.
  • 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:
  • Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,028
    A reporter from a national newspaper is looking to speak to consumers who just purchased a new Mercedes-Benz M-Class within the past six months and whether it had anything to do with gas prices. If you’re interested in speaking to the reporter, please contact Chintan Talati at with your daytime contact information no later than June 23, 2008.

    Karen-Edmunds Community Manager

  • bsedrishbsedrish Posts: 26
    Looking to lease an ML350 and not in a rush to do it before months end. Of course dealer is pushing to get this done by end of July. Has information been released on what MB is planning to offer in the way of incentives, money factors,etc for August? Any thoughts on whether it is going to get better?

  • ocautoseekerocautoseeker Posts: 425
    won't know new programs 'til august.
  • pmelanc1pmelanc1 Posts: 7
    Does anyone know when the 2009 models will be out.
  • bsedrishbsedrish Posts: 26
    Have the following offer right now:

    MSRP $52570 (P2, Ipod, Sunroof Package, 6 Disc Changer, Running Boards, Heated Front Seats)

    33 month, 12k miles

    No reduction in cap cost (only drive off costs, first month rent, bank fee, license/registration)

    $675 per month including taxes (CT)
  • bsedrishbsedrish Posts: 26
    Anyone know what the MFs and residuals are (10k and 12k) for the new 09s? Any rebates out there from MB?
  • stewdystewdy Posts: 17
    I had been thinking about an X3 but my wife likes the MB better than the BMW and it's going to be her car so that sort of eliminated the X3. Anyway, I have always been curious about the MB diesels and was wondering what kind of purchase deals people have gotten on '08 320CDI's recently. I assume that the $3,000 dealer cash will carryover from last month (whether it is publicized or not) considering the '09's will be on lots before too long (if not already on some). Thanks in advance!
  • stewdystewdy Posts: 17
    The offer I've been given is OTD with a discount of about $6,000 off of sticker on an '08 ML320CDI with:

    Silver Metallic Paint
    Premium 2
    Trailer Hitch
    Heated Front Seats

    MSRP: 53,780

    If there is still only $3,000 dealer cash then this equates to a few hundred over invoice and holdback of about $1,500.
  • tcg1tcg1 Posts: 5
    Was this offer on a 2008 or 2009 model?
  • dkla76dkla76 Posts: 41
    So with the 4000 manufacturer to dealer incentive. whats the best deals gonna be?
    invoice - $4000? is that the best we can do?
    im in socal. does anyone have an idea?
  • stewdystewdy Posts: 17
    '08 ML320 CDI

    Metallic Silver with Ash Leather:

    Premium 2
    Full Leather Package
    Heated Seats
    Trailer Hitch
    6 Disc Changer

    MSRP was $56,255
    "Sales Price" $50,299
    Doc Fee: $499
    Total $50,798

    That in itself is not too bad a deal when taken at face value, but after considering one of the cars they had on the lot I decided that I didn't really like the thought of paying $50K for a car with MBTex (vinyl) in it. I called my dealer (MB of Buckhead) and told them that I wanted the full leather package. They got on the computer and found the Silver/Ash leather ML in IDAHO. They told me it was the only '08 left with Ash leather interior in the US. I'd believe it too because I looked all over the southeast and everything I found in Silver/Ash had MBTex. The closest thing I could find on my search was in Richmond, VA and had just arrived as a service loaner/demo for the next 120 days.

    I've already put my deposit down and go to pick it up on Monday. So far this dealer has been a pleasure to deal with. I'll let everyone know how it goes after the final deal on Monday.

    BTW: One of my pet peeves is front license plates. Well, apparently Idaho requires a front state license plate and my ML had holes drilled in the bumpers to place the mounting bracket for the plate when it arrived on the dealer's lot in Idaho. Does anyone know of some way to fill the holes? Body colored plugs similar to what Acura (and others I'm sure) has? The only thing my dealer offered was plugging, sanding and repainting the bumper which doesn't thrill me for obvious reasons. I don't really want to mess with virgin paint on the most vulnerable part of my automobile. Thanks if anyone has any suggestions!
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