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



  • i want to buy a pre-owned mbz. the problem is, the car i want is at a not so reputable dealership. i have in mind to go to another dealership ,which has a much better reputation and have the car tranferred over and buy the car from them .
    .what do you think? thank you.
  • poodog13poodog13 Posts: 320
    I'm getting ready to buy a RWD C350 Coupe. None of the dealers in my area (W PA) stock that configuration, and so I'll either be going out of state, having a local dealer bring one in from elsewhere, or ordering from the factory.

    Any thoughts on tools to either locate one myself at a non-local dealer or for competitive pricing searches? I've used TrueCar in the past, but since no one has one none of my local dealers are posting pricing to that site.
  • e2009e2009 Posts: 23
    Check out Europen Delivery. You can pick up at the factory with options you want. You can also build on MB and send to dealer in different states for a quote. You can use the prices from True Car. You can change your location in true car to find what state has the vehicle you are looking for. You can call a dealer another state. I found that E-mail works better.

    I bought through a dealer in another state and pick up at the factory.
  • I am attempting to lease an C250 Sedan in Atlanta. I also have a MB SLK 230 to trade in.Are there any other available incentives?

    Do you have the lease rates (residual / money factor) for either 33 or 36 months 10,000 miles ?

    Any help you can provide is appreciated.
  • poodog13poodog13 Posts: 320
    Just negotiated the following deal on a C350 Coupe RWD in SW PA:

    Included Options:
    Multimedia Package
    Keyless GO

    MSRP: $47,655
    Invoice: $45,081
    Negotiated Price: $45,280

    It's a direct factory order as there are no such vehicles avaiable locally. I didn't think getting into the holdback would be an option in this case due to limited availability, and didn't feel like fighting them over the last $200.00 over invoice. Instead, going to get them to throw in a couple of freebies such as wheel locks, etc.
  • poodog13poodog13 Posts: 320
    Has anyone ever seen or heard of dealerships who are willing to offer good pricing on the M-B extended warranty if they aren't the ones who sold the car? I bought a Honda a few years ago (not the same, I know) and was able to cut my warranty costs by 2/3 by going through another dealer in Massachusetts.
  • plektoplekto Posts: 3,733
    When you you buy the car, the dealer is looking to pad their profit as much as possible and add a couple of dollars a month more to your payment.

    But any dealership can issue the warranty. If you shop around for it as a separate item, they will almost always offer it at a lower price to try to take business away from their competition (and it's a high profit item for them) On something like a Mercedes or BMW, the extended warranty can be a great thing if the price is reasonable.
  • e2009e2009 Posts: 23
    I have. Bought new vehicle from MB dealer in New Orleans. He did not sell MB warranty only third party. Local California dealers were very expensive. Make sure you get a 7 year 100,000 miles. Have the dealer send you a quote with the correct price and terms. Dealer back East tried to give me a one year 100,000 miles. Dealer said that I told them I was a high mileage driver. Had previously discuss with MB Headquarters the problems I was having obtaining the warranty because of the time limit. I had European Delivery and needed a time wavier. I did get a full refund from Eastern Dealer after call from MB.

    Called near end of month on a Saturday, morning to a dealer in Colorado Springs. He send me a quote and price. Paid the price and contract was correct. One dealer about one hundred miles a way in California was going to get back to me. Could never make contact not available or was on the phone.

    You can go to MB site and look up dealers in each state. Call ask for the Finance Department. They handle all the warranties. Make sure you get all your quotes in writing before paying anything.
  • kingjames6kingjames6 Posts: 1
    Looking to lease a C300 4matic. MSRP $45530 (P-1 & Multi-Media packages). The dealer is claiming their cost is $41,060 which would be my cap cost. With a money factor of .00092, a 61% residual and a 33 month lease with $15k miles per year, the monthly payment is $500 oer month. Im looking to pay $400 per month. Do do so, I need the cap cost at $38060, $3k below what they are claiming their true cost to be. I figure they have about $1k in profit built into the car at the $41,060 cap cost and according to this site there is about 3% in additional Hold back money ($1365) in the car. So my qustion: Is there an additioan $1700+/- in the car that I can point to to get hem to use the cap cost i need of $38,060?
  • carhunt2carhunt2 Posts: 1
    sticker of 41505

    how much of a discount should I aim for?
  • rkaminrkamin Posts: 1
    MSRP: 45,5xx (premium 1, panorama, keyless go, etc.)

    Down: $2k
    Monthly payments: 351 + tax
    terms: 24 mo/12k

    rebates that were applied to the deal: not sure how much, but I work for EMC and have a competitor in household
  • sommysommy Posts: 2

    I've been lurking here for a few weeks and think I'm ready to make the plunge and join the family.

    Looking at my first MB purchase and need some insight as to what I should offer and what I should expect to pay for the car detailed below.

    C350 with Keyless Go, Panorama Sunroof and Multimedia Pkg

    MSRP $46,700
  • hx_guyhx_guy Posts: 39
    What about the $1000 Conquest incentive from Mercedes Financial? Has that already been applied?
  • poodog13poodog13 Posts: 320
    I'm picking up virtually the exact same car today. My pricing was $200 over invoice before incentives, which included $500 in auto show cash and the $1000 conquest incentive. That brought my net pricing to $13000 under invoice.

    Hope that helps!
  • sommysommy Posts: 2
    I was close to that, but I didn't have the conquest available to me. I was able to get about 500 below invoice, which I was very happy with.
  • bon2012bon2012 Posts: 2
    C300 4Matic, P1, Multimedia, MSRP 45,5xx. Negotiated price 41,8xx, + acquisition fee $7xx, + prepaid service for 2 yrs $6xx, + license fee of $19x, total cap cost $434xx. + $2xx in added accessories
    24 mo lease, 12K/yr. MF 0.00092, Residual 69%. Monthly pmt $600 including tax :-(
    was in a rush + a very snobby dealership. didn't want to wait/haggle. FYI
  • :) My mind was constantly thought over to buy a Benz. So I thought that it is the right time to buy a classic car like Mercedes Benz c-class. My friend bought a subaru outback since he lives in Arizona from a dealer found through So i followed his advice and bought a Benz c class from a dealer nearer to my residential area. :shades: :shades:
  • :) My mind was constantly thought over to buy a Benz. So I thought that it is the right time to buy a classic car like Mercedes Benz c-class. My friend bought a subaru outback since he lives in Arizona from a dealer found through So i followed his advice and bought a Benz c class from a dealer nearer to my residential area. :shades: :shades:
  • luckyj1luckyj1 Posts: 2
    Hi, we paid 42,500 (OTD, incl tax & license fees) for a 2012 C250 sport in Iridium Silver with the following options:

    1) premium package 1
    2) multimedia package
    3) lane tracking package
    4) heated front seats
    5) keyless go

    is this a good deal?
  • bingxubingxu Posts: 1
    I am looking to buying a 2011 C300 (4 dr, sport) from a local dealer (certified). It was a loaner car and has 13k on it. Dealer is asking for $30994 + $700 documentation fee. The car is in excellent condition

    Is that reasonable or on the high Side?

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