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

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  • Thanks for the heads up on the 2012 model.

    just been quoted.
    c300 sport black with almond mocha automatic, p1 package, Nav 4 package and wood trim.
    MSRP $40,715
    Invoice $38,427.00
    Selling price = $36,900

    27 months x 12k
    $472 per month tax included.
    $1004 upfront inclusive 1st month payment.

    is this a good deal ?
  • Hi is this for 2011 model and where did you get this quote from?
  • evjonevjon Posts: 5
    Can someone provide me the March 2011 MBF money factor and residual for a 33 month lease at 10,000 miles on a 2011 C300 Sport . Also at 12,000 and 15,000 miles.

    Thank you.
  • storm10storm10 Posts: 175
    2011 C300 buy rate for Tier 1 credit is 0.00109

    Residual for 33 mo:

    7.5k/yr- 65%
    10k/yr - 64%
    12k/yr - 63%
    15k/yr - 61%
    20k/yr - 56%
  • Looking to see if there is any recent leases done that can share the experiences/deal they got? Looking @ C300 sport in Dallas area.
  • 2k5ml3502k5ml350 Posts: 2
    edited April 2011
    Just received an offer on 2011 C300 4Matic Sport

    Mars Red/Blk
    P01
    Dynamic Rear View Monitor
    Multimedia package
    Burl walnut
    heated front seats
    18" AMG alloy wheels
    sport sedan: sport body styling

    msrp $45,635
    'OTD' $39,750

    Is this a good deal?

    thanks!
  • tuzi11tuzi11 Posts: 1
    $41,690 ->$33,000 ! That's a great deal! would you mind sharing your dealer name with me? I am looking for a C-300 now, trying to find some good deal.
  • temiztemiz Posts: 11
    edited July 2011
    Hello I am wondering how you are calculating the right lease amount after getting msrp, sales price and rates for the related month. Do you use a specific calculator ? Because the ones that I try on web give me way higher outputs such as the one in mbusa web site than comments here. I am planning to get the 2012 automatic c class with couple extras lets say

    negotiated sales price is 36000 and
    msrp was 40000.
    top tier credit score,
    todays interest rates and
    36 months 12000 miles a year
    1000 down

    Can you give me a reasonable range for 36 moths lease?

    Thanks in advance.
  • Hi All,

    I guess inventory is getting low on 2011 C300's so I need to move on this pretty fast. Can you tell me if this is a good deal and if anything is negotiable? According to the salesperson, its an amazing deal and not negotiable anymore. Its seems to good to be true and Im afraid what might change once I get the the contract stage that things may be changed. Please give me any advice you can.

    Car: New 2011 MERCEDES BENZ C CLASS C300W1 Sport (black/black)
    Term: 33 months
    Allowed Miles per Year: 12,000
    Total Mileage Allowed: 33,000
    Total Inception Fees: $1500 (includes 1st payment, fees/insurance)
    monthly payment: $379 (includes taxes)

    Options included in this deal:
    Extras: Ipod Kit: $380
    Wood Trim: $325
    Automatic Transmission: $1,490

    Vehicle Price (MSRP): $37,060.00
    Preferred Customer Discount: -$4,734
    Total Selling Price: $32,326
    Total Capital Cost: 33,113
    Sales Tax (estimate): +$1,981.87
    Tag/Registration Fees (estimate): +$300
    Tire/Battery/MVWEA: +$8.50
    Tag Agency Fee: +$98.75
    Documentation Fee: +$599.95
    Balance Due (estimate): $35,315.07

    Retention Rate (money factor): 0.00109
    Total Residual: 23,347
    Purchase Option: $23,497
    Cap Reduction: 7.52
    Excess Mileage Chrg: 0.25
    Max Reserve Rate: .00150
  • scgirl1scgirl1 Posts: 12
    That doesn't seem like a very deep discount for a 2011. You should be getting closer to $10,000 off for a close out 2011. If you're going to go with that lease you can get it on a 2012.
  • plektoplekto Posts: 3,738
    What boggles my mind, though, is why anyone would buy a 300 Sport and not get the manual transmission.
  • 5K sounds just about right hey.
    In SA it would go for just about the same price with the same mileage.
    I always check out websites that list second hand cars from private sellers and dealers when doing any potential purchase decisions.
    I was looking for a mercedes benz in south africa
    for my Aunt and used surf4cars, and we got all the comparison pricing I needed for when we finally went to the dealership. That way we managed to get a great deal. Try using one on your side of the world.
    Hope this helps."
  • laphotoglaphotog Posts: 1
    So I was talking to the dealer tonight. Looking at a C300, multimedia. MSRP $40k. My credit isn't spotless - a lil under 700. Out the door price 40k w/ $5k down and a trade in (tho its a 2000 suv w/ 150k miles).

    Should I be looking for a better deal?
  • plektoplekto Posts: 3,738
    edited July 2011
    Go to truecar.com and also cars direct.

    I put in special paint, panoramic sunroof, luxury package, multimedia, automatic, leather, and so on - really loaded it up with extras. It came out to 40K. No trade-in, no 5K down.

    If I select Sandstone Beige metallic (best color combo, IMO), the rear spoiler, and the multimedia option on a C300 luxury, truecar quotes me a MSRP of $40,995. I personally think that the car with that combo needs the panoramic sunroof, but YMMV. Set up that way, it kicks back $36,850.

    The dealer you went to is playing games with you as the price you're being quoted seems about 4-5K too high.

    Note - to further show that it's too high, I went to Mercedes site and chose the same car through their European delivery program. I get a total of $37274. Trust me, you really want to get the European delivery option if it's only $424 dollars more :) The downside is that you have to wait for it to be built. But if you select the Panoramic sunroof, that paint, and the spoiler, with a beige interior, you'll have to custom-order it anyways.
    I saw ONE of these for sale in the last year and it looked stunning as it was about half dark smoky glass and half painted that awesome color. The spoiler and the sunroof makes it look a bit more like a European hatchback and less like a typical car, IMO. Also, if you have the option, the 12 spoke wheels look much better than the standard ones.

    And that's all not counting year-end discounts, which should be another 2-3K extra.
  • dl7265dl7265 Posts: 1,381
    Please tell me where you can get 10k off ? We were offered $500 off sticker, and said if you don't want it we sell to someone else, good day.
  • Hi, may I know where did you get the 5K off? I am in the market for C300 with AMG spoke and so far the dealer in Grapevine can only budget for $2K.
  • scgirl1scgirl1 Posts: 12
    I purchased it two years ago from Anaheim Mercedes...good luck:)
  • storm10storm10 Posts: 175
    Wow, 2012 C-Class is not even available yet, but there are special deals for leases already. Check it out: September Mercedes Lease Specials! With these deals for sedan and new coupe, I don't see any reason to get 2011 model.

    Besides 2012 models have much better interior...
  • Sticker $42,530. Last '11 in stock. Offer is $2k conquest cash b/c I own a '99 Lexus and $4k dealer discount for a total of $36,530 + tax + tags + dealer $199 fee. I can also get 1.9% financing for 36-months. Would the dealer be able to give me significantly more off than $4k? The car is tempting but I'm still looking at close to $40k with tax/tags/fees and over $40k with finance charges. Not a drop in the bucket to me. Any shot of another grand or more off or is this about the best I can hope for? Thanks in advance for any insight.
  • What boggles my mind, though, is why anyone would buy a 300 Sport and not get the manual transmission.

    Always amazed at the number of folks who assume that anyone in their righ mind would opt for a manual tranny. Here's a few reasons why I'd buy a sport with an auto tranny:
    - Don't know how to drive a manual. Sure I could learn, but read on...
    - My wife doesn't know how to drive a manual. Less likely to learn than me, expecially if not her full time car.
    - I am an admitted "multi-tasker" while driving (in a local sales job). Needing to shift manually would be a constant headache.
    - Live in an area that is very hilly (SW PA) and do a lot of my driving on local roads with lots of lights. The amount of stop and start driving I do would drive me nuts even more if I was constantly shifting.
    - Auto tranny's have improved to the point that many actually post better MPG ratings than their auto counterparts.
  • storm10storm10 Posts: 175
    If you live in LA and drive daily in traffic - manual transmission is a burden... plus it will be more difficult to resale in the future and get decent money or find the right buyer who wants it.

    When I drive stick I waste more gas. I actually measured it.

    2012 C-Class comes only with automatic transmission, because of very low demand for stick.

    Luxury cars you expect automatic transmission for comfort reasons.

    C-Class automatic transmission comes standard with 7-speed automatic touch-shift, so you are welcome to shift without the need of using clutch..
  • plektoplekto Posts: 3,738
    Well, you can order it with manual...

    As for driving, yes, I live in Los Angeles and the last traffic jam I was in, I counted. I shifted a whopping *five* times. It's about technique and if you are trying to drive on the person in front of you's bumper like an automatic, your leg will wear out quickly. If you drive stick, you absolutely have to unlearn the idea that your car should always be a constant distance from the one in front of you.

    To be honest, the constant having to jam on the brakes over and over again as the car wants to creep forward is far more annoying to me in heavy traffic.

    My take on a manual is that properly driven, it's a LOT easier in a traffic jam.
  • storm10storm10 Posts: 175
    Actually on 2012 C-Class you can not order stick anymore. It is not available even as option...

    You are right about braking, but my point was you can also downshift with MB touch-shift transmission - which I always use. The only time I use brake pedal is when I need to stop completely. On my last E-Class, which I had for 39 months, I had never need to replace brake pads. When I turned my lease in, I still had more than 50%.
  • balto2balto2 Posts: 4
    Helped in-laws buy a 2012 C250 sedan yesterday in Palm Beach County, FL. Through negotiations with three dealerships, it became apparent that all would sell for 7% below MSRP. Ended up getting $2870 off $41,000 MSRP vehicle plus additional $1,000 conquest cash plus dealer gave $1,100 more than CarMax appraisal on the trade. It was the last day of the month but it's clear good discounts can be had despite the new model just arriving. 7% off MSRP is a bit less than invoice as apparently the dealers are giving up a bit of the 3% hold back.
  • sfcharliesfcharlie Posts: 402
    Basic model : black/black/aluminum ... S32 Comand Package (available during launch of new model) ... Premium Package ... spoiler ... MSRP with $875 fee would be $39,405. Stumbled into email exchange with two dealerships (I had a misunderstanding at one place that led me to turn to out-of-neighborhood dealer who offered $500 discount on top on $2000 conquest discount, then told nearby dealer why I had bailed out and mentioned the $500) which ended up with $5K off that $39,405.
  • Hello all,

    I am looking to lease a 2012 C300 sport 4matic, and while the price, residual value and money factor all sound great, the monthly payments were very high.
    These are the details:

    Sticker price 43,370
    negotiated down to 39,600
    residual value 29,057
    money factor .00195
    monthly payment for 30 month lease, 15k miles per year (with CT sales tax) $525!?!?

    When I pressed for details, the dealer told me that there is also a rental charge that MB charges, they claim non-negotiable, which was $4,160.67 for this lease.

    Is this rental charge above and beyond the money factor really typical of all MB leases?

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,991
    The "rent charge" is the finance portion of the lease.... calculated with the money factor..

    There is no separate charge.. it's just part of the lease calculation. They are throwing numbers out, here and there, to confuse you. Instead of being upfront and showing you the entire deal.

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  • dm46dm46 Posts: 4
    Hi
    Bought 2012 c300 4matic, premium package, s32, keyless go
    MSRP 44530
    Paid 40230 (including 1500 rebate)+ Tax
    financing: 2.65% x 66 months
    Did I do well?
    input appreciated,
  • ccappaccappa Posts: 29
    edited October 2011
    dm46:

    What was the $1500 rebate?
  • gattanigattani Posts: 6
    edited October 2011
    @dm46 I think you did fine

    just bought one yesterday
    Here is how it shook:
    Car purchased 2012 MB C350
    Negioted price = 89.5% of the MSRP ( 38900 for MSRP of 43500) That includes the conquer rebate of 2K
    +tax+doc fee

    Finance 0.9% financing. The rate drops to 0.65% if you set up an ACH auto pay at the time of the loan application itself.
    HTH
    negotiatedprice you paid 90.3% ( I paid 89.5, so probably a bit better but only margially... but then again the cars we bought are different)
    Finance: 2.65 is great for 66 months.. The shorter term finance is much cheaper though!

    @ccappa:
    There is a conquer rebate ( if you own bmw, acura lexus, audi etc)
    It is $1500 ot $2000 depending upon th ecar you buy.
    I
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