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

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  • soldaustinsoldaustin Posts: 91
    Yes the brakes were warranty as I only had 2,700 miles on the car. I know the brake dust on the front wheels was terrible and am hoping it isn't so bad now but this probably won't change unless they have come up with a new type of pad. My Nissan Armada had terrible brakes and after replacing them I think 3 times before I hit 20k miles or something like that, they finally came up with a fix. The new brakes leave little to no brake dust and is great. The others would turn my wheels black after one day of driving around town. Ok, back to the putting half down. By the time you get this, you will have already gone to the dealer today. But as I said, I paid right at 32k and financed 20k through my credit union. I got 4.75% financing which was great and surprised me. The dealer couldn't beat it. It doesn't matter at all how much you put down. They don't even know what you are putting down until you have already made a deal and are paying them. Money is money, they don't care. I knew I wasn't going to be paying long and had some money coming in so my first payment was 11k more. That took me down to 8,500 and I am paying it off next month. Just great timing on my part on getting some deals to close at this time. I am in Real Estate and you just never know how it will come but it always averages out for me. Anyway, the price you were offered sounds great to me. Here in my area (Austin) the used vehicles were just too high. And don't even try to buy a BMW! Resales are priced almost as much as new. Heck, I would have loved to buy a one year old car and saved a lot of money but not possible here. Good luck on your deal.
  • prlprl Posts: 10
    Well, I went in yesterday with the parents, he wouldn't go any lower than $27K. I have shopped around and I think it is a good price, so I bought it. It is actually the dealership that was on The Sopranos, Globe Motor Car in Fairfield, NJ. The car is beautiful only 7,300 miles. He did give me free all weather floor mats, but that is no big deal, like $100 at most. The car will be under factory warranty for another 3 years and then 1 additional year of certified warranty for a total of 100,000 miles. I am putting about $10K down, and then financing the rest for 36 months for only 2.9% from MB Financial! Great rate, its actually less than I get on my simple money market, so why not borrow the cash instead of take it out of the bank. I should pick it up this Tuesday/Wednesday and I can't wait!
  • soldaustinsoldaustin Posts: 91
    CONGRATULATIONS! Hey I think you did great. Since it is the 4 matic and also the 240 I don't see how you can go wrong. That car will hold a good value as someone else just took a big hit. I mean new, that car probably sold for what, 37-38k? You got 10k off or more? To me it is a no brainer. Here it is so competitive, I couldn't even think of coming close to a deal like that. Now add in the great financing, certified warranty and you are set. Really it is hard to believe the difference in prices in different areas. Again, congratuations, you will have a car you can enjoy for many, many years. The 230 Sport was actually bought for my wife as her first car since she didn't drive until I bought it. She took drivers training and had been driving a little bit but not by herself. No license of course, just a learners permit. Now she has her license and is doing great and going on short drives by herself. Starting monday she is going to be driving to work on her own. Scary since the traffic is pretty tough but she has to do it sometimes. After driving her around for 7 years, it just got old so I had to entice her to want to drive and what better way than a new Mercedes? haha. Well it worked and she is so proud and independent. One thing I learned in the process is how much I like the car. I might have to do away with the SUV in a year or 2 and go the route of a Mercedes or maybe the new SUV with the 3 row seating. Since I am in Real Estate, I really need something that can haul more people as I never know when it will be 2 or 4 or more. The Armada is sharp looking and rides well. Horrible experience with it as it was put together poorly but I seem to have it worked out and finally enjoying it. Anyway, I got to rambling and off topic. Enjoy the new ride!
  • soldaustinsoldaustin Posts: 91
    I looked and in our zip code area, it says for the 36 months you financed, here it is 1.9 percent which started June 1st and ends July 31st. Really when you are at what you are financing you are talking very little difference anyway. I would have loved to have gotten the 2.9 but after I realized I wasn't going to be financing long, the 4.75 I got was great or anything else for that matter would have worked. Again, if I had the same opportunity, I would have bought the car you got in a heartbeat over new. But of course in my case, I had a little different motivation so the new worked better!
  • For the last several months this web site as well as the "CarDeals" newsletter (which I have found to be otherwise accurate) have shown MB Finance to be offering 1.9% for up to 36-months on new car purchases, and 2.9% for up to 48-months (for excellent credit, which I have). Two local MB dealers, and the MB web site are quoting 2.9% for up to 36-months, though, with no mention of 1.9% financing.

    Is it just the case that MB dealers always take a 1-point markup when the money is being lent so cheaply? Has anyone actually gotten an MB dealer to write them at 1.9% loan?

    Thank you.
  • ed108ed108 Posts: 34
    Wow!! Anyone get anything this good recently? I am looking at a C230 but if they're giving away C350s for $6K under invoice it's the same price. Any chance of getting the C230 for significantly under invoice like that as well?

    I live in Las Vegas which is hell for buying a car. There is only 1 MB dealer (as well as only 1 Audi, 1 Saab, 1 Acura, 1 Lexus..one of everything basically except dealers that sell cars I would never buy like Chevy). This means that I have to drive to SoCal to get a decent deal on anything. But 500 miles return is definitely worth saving a few thousand dollars.

    Thanks for any replies.
  • soldaustinsoldaustin Posts: 91
    I have heard about the c350 on here on this board, but nothing about them has been advertised here in the Austin area. I was lucky when I got mine 3 months ago to buy it for as low as I did which was around 3k off sticker. I am sure I posted this and forget now but it sticked for 34,985 or something close and I got it for 32,975 or closet to that. About 3k off. I checked everywhere and couldn't find a better deal. If I had of seen the c350 for the same price of course, I would have gotten it instead. WHere are they selling them so cheap? In Austin, we have 2 mercedes dealers so I was able to bargain a bit. They were willing to let me walk for anything less. You don't even try to buy a BMW here!
  • sjl2sjl2 Posts: 10
    Just purchased a 2006 C230 black/black/auto/sunroof/power seats/6CD MSRP $34,175 for $29,938. This was for $2500 under invoice (incl. $600 ad fee).
  • soldaustinsoldaustin Posts: 91
    I made a typo on what I paid. I said 3k off but I wrote the price of 2k off. I paid 31,975 and it stickered like I said for 34,985 so not bad. I have had it about 3 months or so now so I am not surprised to see them go lower. I think that is a great buy you got. You got it for around 1,200 less than me. I couldn't wait and am glad I bought when I did as we have been enjoying it and there is a price to pay for that. At the time I bought I was surprised to do as well as I did as the Austin market is tighter than a lot of other areas I have read about. It pays to shop in any market. I bought my Nissan Armads in Nov 2003 (2004 model) and they were red hot and people were paying over sticker. I got about 3,000 off of sticker and was in the first group for sure to buy. Pain in the butt vehicle though and had tons and tons of problems which I hopefully have worked out. Enjoy the Mercedes! They are beautiful cars.
  • mv2006mv2006 Posts: 2
    I happened to find a new 2005 C320 4matic at a local dealer for $33k (incl Sunroof package). It has never registered, and got less than 100 miles on it. I'm wondering if I should go for this or 2006 C280 4matic. Any advise, please?
  • prlprl Posts: 10
    Hi, it sounds like you got really lucky finding this C320. Assuming that you like the color combo and that "never registered" means that the warranty hasn't yet started I would definately say go with the C320. I am jealous of this deal! The C320 has only 13 less horsepower than the C280 yet they both have the same fuel consumption and the same 0-60 time (6.9 sec). Also remember that the 320 was the higher end C-Class model which means that it comes standard with power front seats, power steering column, and tilt-down passenger side mirror for help parking. Also for 2005, Mercedes made the Entertainment package (harmon/kardon upgraded sound with 12 speakers and 6-Disc Changer) a standard feature. This is no longer standard on the C350 which is the 320s replacement. I would say that the 320 is a better car than the 280 because of its standard equipment and at that price I think its probably cheaper than any price I got on a 2006 C280 when I was looking. What is the dealer willing to sell you the C280 for? Good luck, let us know what happens!
  • mv2006mv2006 Posts: 2
    Thanks for comments. It turned out that it's really hard to find '06 C280 4matic in California, so I chose '05 C320 4matic anyway. It didn't come with 6-disc changer, but came with HK 12-speaker system. Thanks again, prl.
  • michhalamichhala Posts: 375
    It has been a long time since I last posted here. I bought a C320 in 2001 and because the paint was defective, Mercedes after much ado gave me another one. I loved that car......and also the help I received from this forum

    Sunday at 1:00 AM, I was in a major accident on the 405N fwy, and the car was totaled. Lucky for me, I was not injured, other than some bruising from the airbags deploying on the driver side. Everyone who has seen the car told me I was blessed to have escaped injury.....the 320 and a guardian angel kept me safe :D

    I was hit twice in the rear and it was hit and run. The first hit sent me spinning and careening across the fwy where I was hit again and headed for the cement wall. I ended up facing the oncoming traffic. The Highway Patrol found the original car that hit me within 15 minutes. I had also purchased a four-year extended warranty when I bought the car expecting to keep my car until 2008. I had a little under 31K :cry:

    In the 320 2001, the E-class engine was used and the power and acceleration speed was one of the features I really enjoyed. I understand they no longer use the E-class engine.

    My questions:
    Which 2006 C-class would be comparable to my C-320's power?
    Is there a Lexus that would be comparable?

    My thanks.

    Miki
  • michhalamichhala Posts: 375
    Did I post on the proper C-class forum?

    Miki
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,898
    You might get more response in a more general C-class discussion...

    Try here: Mercedes-Benz C350 & C280

    regards,
    kyfdx

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • michhalamichhala Posts: 375
    kyfdx -- thank you........Miki
  • michhalamichhala Posts: 375
    My 2001 C320 was totaled and I want to replace it with a 2006 C350. I was given a price for a new black on black with Xenon lights, TeleAid, and CD changer of $35,500 and with California Tax and License, the total is $38.771. The dealer has to have it shipped from another location

    Please let me know if this is a good price.

    The dealer had two in stock with Xenon, but not with TeleAid or CD changers. This would have been $33,500 not including tax and license.

    My thanks.

    Miki
  • lee2007lee2007 Posts: 1
    HI Everyone, I'm new to message board and found the recent discussions on 2006 C350 sport model pricing very useful.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what is realistic for the 2007 models? Invoice/MSRP costs of base model and various options are similar/identical between 2006 and 2007.

    Thanks for your input,
    lee2007
  • merckymercky Posts: 15
    Hi,
    anybody know how much dealer incentive is MB giving to dealers for 06 c230? Carsdirect.com lists the car ~$5300 off MSRP, dealers advertising $5000 of MSRP. This is in bay area. I am assuming should go below carsdirect.com price. Thanks
  • i just bought a 2007 c230 sport sedan, automatic, metallic silver, sunroof package, 6 cd changer, spoiler, for $31,434 before taxes. Does that sound like a good deal? Has anyone significantly beaten this price? thanks!
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