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



  • On Sept 25, "Mercedes Benz of San Diego" was discounting all ML class at $3,000 off msrp- believe it was to last through Sept 30. I was tempted, but, still trying to decide between ML500 and Lexus GS470.
  • Some dealers in the tri-state are offering $3500 off. I think that makes it very attractive.

    Where are you from. I am also from Sacramento but bought the vehicla from Pleasanton.
  • i just made a few calls to oakland and sf benz and the fleet manager was willing to do -$1500 or -$1000 under invoice.
  • Hi Sierrasonic,

    We live east of Sacramento. Hands down, we got the best price & customer service from Pleasanton's internet department. I did all the negotiating over the internet, which was very straight forward and took very little time. This was the easiest transaction we ever did. They traded the car from another dealer and it got there in much shorter time than anticipated. We told them when we would be there and the car was waiting for us. Great service. I could not get any of the dealerships around here to budge. So we were very happy to drive a couple of hours for the car and price we wanted.

    How do you like your car? What did you get on it?
  • Guys & Gals,

    I have been negotiating on ML350 and am very close to coming to a conclusion. Here is the offer:

    Sell Price: $45000 (below invoice)
    MSRP: 49000
    Residual: 62%
    Money Rate: 0.00335

    This brings the monthly costs between $720 to $750 at 36 months, depending in 12000 to 15000 miles/year.

    Here is the catch, I received an email from MBUSA with a new offer and it sounds like they are using Money Rate of 0.0029, which is much better but at 10000 miles/year.

    I am planning to head to the dealer trw or the day after, so if you can response with your feedback ASAP, this will help my decision very much.


    IKE :confuse:
  • wbwynnwbwynn Posts: 246
    Anybody buying a new M; there seems to be such low activity on this board. Please share any info on M research or purchase comtemplated. Thx.
  • jrynnjrynn Posts: 162
    If you had to take EITHER the upgraded Harmon Kardon sound system @$1080 or the MB-NAV system @$1250, which would you take and why?

    Is the upgraded stereo THAT much better than the stock stereo? Is the MB-NAV now user friendly enough to be useful?
  • gm1120gm1120 Posts: 22
    IMO, the stereo is a much better deal. If you browse through some of the postings for ML, you'll see lots of complaints about the NAV not being up to snuff - japanese made cars have much better NAV than the german cars. The upgrade sound is really awesome on the stereo and I love the 6 CD changer in the glove compartment. :)
  • Can someone tell me where I can get an ML 280 CDI and or a ML 320 CDI.
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    Oh, pmucic, you want a diesel ML?? Sure, you can get one.... just go to about any place in the world but the USA!

  • i agree, the stereo is great, except that the CD changer is in the glove. but the sound is superb. altho i did not have the NAV, it did not seem all that impressive on the M.
  • wbwynnwbwynn Posts: 246
    Can you fit the iPod integration kit and CD changer in the M's glove box?
  • cctdicctdi Posts: 82
    If you call 1-800 for Mercedes, you will be told that the ML with diesel engine is coming up sometime in 06 for the 07 model. The question is the displacement of the engine is not known yet. I hope it will be at least 4.L V8 which is more potent and fuel efficient. I prefer the E-Class gets the V8 CDI in wagon form, if happens in the ML, then I get no choice!
  • merckymercky Posts: 15
    do you guys know how much incentive dealer have if you finance with MB. I got offer from $1000 off invoice to $2500 off invoice if I finance with MBUSA. any insights?
  • jrynnjrynn Posts: 162
    My understanding is that the MB Finance "marketing support" credit to qualifying borrowers/buyers in December 2005 is $2000 on the M-Class. It's not really a "dealer" incentive. It's money MB corporate is kicking in.

    It's also my understanding that while you can't prepay an MB Finance loan immediately, you can pay it off after six months.

    I don't know whether there is a minimum $ amount or % of the purchase price that has to be financed.
  • y2001y2001 Posts: 7
    Does the incentive apply to leasing through MB Finance? Thanks.
  • I am about to start negotiations with the dealer regarding a 2006 ML350 with several option packages. The sticker price is $56,700. What should I expect to pay for this car. Any tips are appreciate it.
  • jrynnjrynn Posts: 162
    You should expect to pay whatever the minimum amount is that a local dealership will accept.

    (And that will depend on your "local" market. If there is a critical mass of competing dealerships willing to price aggressively to take a sale away from another (as in DC/MD/VA where Euro/ASC/HBL are at each other's throats) then the discounts can be surprisingly big. (MUCH MUCH MUCH better than Edmunds TMV). In a region where dealerships are spread far apart, you should expect to see much less aggressive pricing.)

    The BEST way to get the BEST price is simply to identify the car you want, get a quote from Dealer 1 (telling them you're going to get quotes from Dealer 2 & Dealer 3), and then to just keep making the rounds 1/2/3 (by phone/e-mail/in person -- whatever you prefer) til they stop making the price better.

    But, bottom line, what you pay depends on where you are.

    You should only pay attention to reports of $3000 off MSRP/$4000 off MSRP/$5000 off MSRP or whatever other number people post IF (and this is a big IF) they are in your local market.
  • jrynnjrynn Posts: 162
    I don't know if it applies to leasing. Sorry.
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