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



  • postoakpostoak Posts: 537
    I understand your frustration, but I think, really, they do things differently at an MB dealership. Go up to the receptionist and ask for a client adviser -- you'll get one.
  • postoakpostoak Posts: 537
    You didn't state the color, but assuming this is for a metallic paint color, then MSRP (according to Edmunds) is $35,640 and invoice is $33,198. So, their offer is $698 below invoice. If a standard paint color, invoice is $32,565 and so that's still below invoice. And don't forget, their invoice could include a $500 IRG (advertising fee) so their offer could be $1198 or $565 below their true invoice. Sounds good to me.
  • hkusp40chkusp40c Posts: 3
    Not a metallic color - going with either Red or Black with a Black interior.
    One other question - anyone think that the Entertainment package is worth the price?
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    This sort of thing happens at any high end dealership. I've had the samething happen to me at an MB, Lexus, Infiniti and believe it or not an Acura store. I say ignore them, the dealer. There is really nothing the manufacturer can do about a situation like this. I'd just go to another dealer.

  • jccai1jccai1 Posts: 103
    I got the exact same treatment at this same dealership a few years ago. When I did convince the front desk to page a sales person for me, he wasn't terribly interested in selling me the car, either. Maybe that's their tactic to make the customer feel that their products are in high demand, but I didn't like it at all. I ended up buying a BMW.

    I don't think this is common practice among luxury brand dealerships. It's true that they usually seem less eager when you walk through the door than a Honda sales person would, but most of the places I've been still treated me better, including Acura, Infiniti, Volvo, Saab and Audi.
  • suniljmsuniljm Posts: 10
    Purchased Mid March 2005.

    Metallic Silver
    Black leather inserts
    324 Sunroof package
    5-speed Auto
    6-Disc CD Changer
    Heated Front Seats
    3 Free Oil Changes

    Brand new (not a demo).

    Paid $30900 + TTL

    Probably could have gotten a little closer to $30k from other dealers, but I just wanted to get into a car at my closest dealer location. I assume people in the big cities will find even cheaper prices.
  • That sounds like a good deal to me-- if postoak confirms it certainly is. Where was this? I will be purchasing at the end of April and am not opposed to traveling to pick one up within reason. We are closest to Memphis, TN but I travel to Dallas, Tx and Atlanta, GA almost monthly for business.
  • suniljmsuniljm Posts: 10
    This was in St. Louis, MO.
  • What dealership? That is only 6 hours away from me!!
  • suniljmsuniljm Posts: 10 Let me know if you need any other information. Best of luck.
  • I've heard that if you look at the sticker price (MSRP), you can do a pretty good guess at the dealers' invoice by subtracting 7% (multiply by .93). Does anybody have more information or a simpler way to figure what the car costs the dealer ('cept for the holdback, which is so "sacred")?
  • postoakpostoak Posts: 537
    Look right here in the new cars section of Edmunds.
  • I leased a C320 sports sedan about a month ago. I shopped around in my local MB dealers and did not find a good price. Finally, I got the deal online. The transaction was easy and smooth. Price was reasonable too. The local dealer I went to – Claridges Mercedes in Fremont, CA – was polite, but they marked the price for their cars way too high. They added $10,000 to the sticker price (yap, more than the sticker) for some models. The price they offered for C320 sports sedan was about 10% higher than the price I got from the online dealer. Oh, by the way, the online dealer is “direct source motorcars”. They are located in LA.
  • Just bought a new 05 c240 4matic
    black exterior
    stone interior
    automatic transmission
    heated front seats(standard on 4matic)
    sunroof package
    power driver seat and steering column w/ memory

    brand new. price paid $33300 + tax.
    I think it's more than a thousand bucks below the invoice, and $3000+ below the MSRP

    Oh yeah, and the car is magnificent !
  • That is a great price! Is this your first MB? You've got everything on it that I would be interested in having if I decide to switch. How did you manage to get such a good deal? How many miles so far?
  • jdg1jdg1 Posts: 7
    got a quote of 2250 under invoice.
    i just started looking, wondering if this is a good start.

    im in Los Angeles
  • Kirstie@EdmundsKirstie@Edmunds Posts: 10,676
    $2250 under invoice? That sounds like a good price, and LA is a tough market. If you have confidence that that price will be honored, I think you'd do well to go for it.

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  • kennynmdkennynmd Posts: 424
    Thats a heck of a deal. How are they offering it with som much off? Acocording to this site there aren't any incentives or rebates on the C230.
  • stroudmanstroudman Posts: 192
    I would make darn sure this car is a brand new, untitled car. The c-class is commonly used as a service loaner, and mercedes doesn't give the dealer any breaks for using them as such, so the dealer will eventually sell them at cost or so, and some dealers will advertise the car at that price without disclosing that fact until the last minute. I would also make sure that the car isn't damaged, or something isn't fishy, b/c that number is too good to be true. The typically equipped 230 sedan ( roof pkg, auto, 6-disc, metallic paint) has about $2,300 profit, and if they're more than $2k below that, something is up.
  • dcsaabdcsaab Posts: 13
    Got a quote of $32,800 for a 2004 Dark Green C240 with only 38 miles. Xenons, Sunroof, Full Leather and automatic. This is one of those places that have just BMW's, M-B's and Jags so it's not a dealer but I would have the remainder of the factory warranty. How much lower do you think they could go?
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