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



  • coccacocca Posts: 7
    I just posted above and have found another car and alternate to the RWD. A dealer has a 2002 E430 4-matic, w/33k miles, navigation, cd changer, leather heated seats, integrated phone, xenon lights w/washers for $33,500 w/another year on the 1yr/100k Starmark Warranty. It's dark blue w/beige inside.

    Is that a good deal? Is it better for me than the RWD 2003 E320 above?

    really, really -> :confuse:
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    Cocca, I have a 2000 E430 sport RWD... and I've had trouble in the snow/ice even with traction control. I would think an 4x4 suv would work better for you. My 2002 ML500 is AWD and I can go anywhere at anytime, I feel invincible when driving it.

    As you know, the 2002E-class is the 'previous' style. The 2003 is the new style and had a few teething pains. I think they came out with electric brakes on that model. Someone here will probably chime-in with the correct info.

    Whatever you pick, with a 25 degree grade in snowy weather, it has to be an AWD vehicle of some type.

  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    Miyme, I just don't understand your offer. :confuse: You made a higher than MSRP offer on a year-end 2005 unit and they wouldn't take it? You must be leaving out something. Sounds like your offer was very generous to me. From what I have seen, these cars on not pulling MSRP.

    Let us know what you decide to do.

    Mark :D
  • miymemiyme Posts: 6
    this was at fletcher-jones in newport beach, ca. the MSRP was 43888....with taxes, lic, fees and interest they wanted 63,000 plus....i felt this was absurd!! especially since the car had 8500 miles on it already....the final negotiated price was 50,000 otd...i still felt this was too high was i right?
  • miymemiyme Posts: 6
    hi mark,

    no i didn't actually the MSRP was 43888, i offered 43,000 otd (incld tax, fees, interest etc)....the sales mgr went "ballistic" and commenced to yelling at me and demanded to know where I got such an asinine figure to offer them...i maintained my cool....told him that i was not accustomed to begging people to 'take' my money and left!! i am now looking for another dealership in the socal area (this was newport beach, ca. btw)
  • Good Luck. I'm in Atlanta and the dealerships here basically told me they wouldn't sell me a car, because they couldn't make money off of me. They wanted 10K over the value of the 2004 E320's that are breaking every 2K miles. I did the interview with TIME magazine regarding my experience, read it online at and type in mercedes and it will pull up. The reporter was really nice, but, I still can't find a dealership that's fair. They still want that bogus $489 documentation fee, guess there are not enough educated consumers and they don't know what to do when they find one. Look at bimmers, I am.
  • You have your numbers mixed up. The "MSRP" could not have been $43888. Base MSRP on a 2005 E320 was $49220 including destination without any options. With the most common options like sunroof, CD, etc you are up in the low to mid fifties, and thats before taxes etc. Perhaps you are meaning "selling price". Otherwise, your numbers just don't make any sense and are certainly way below the actual MSRP.
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    Miyme, I was just over at Fletcher Jones in Newport Beach about a month ago. While my ML500 was being serviced, I looked over the lot and they have a huge inventory. I think they are known for the "highest" volume Mercedes dealer in the country.

    So I'm thinking you meant to say "Invoice" instead of MSRP, right?

    If Fletcher won't deal with you, there is a Mercedes dealer in Laguna Niguel and Hoehn Mercedes in Carlsbad and Penske Mercedes near Ontario (I think), so, you have a choice.

    Good luck, Mark
  • Stormybmw

    what dealer did you get the $4800 off invoice.
    Can you provide tips or steps to negotiate such a great deal?
    Names of the people you worked with?

    your name?

    thanks andrew
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  • miymemiyme Posts: 6
    yes, mark you're right wasn't was "selling" price...the vehicle had 8400 miles on it so they were selling it used...however, i was saying with that selling price they were trying make me take it otd for $63, my point was wasn't that too high??
  • MBUSA is aggresively advertising lease deals on E350 & 4matic. Dealers are also getting $3000 back from manufacturer. How much can you negotiate with dealer on selling price before you lease. E350 4matic is advertised for 569/month,10000 miles/year & 2900 cap cost reduction.
  • My friend just leased E500 4Matic with premium package & appearance package($68,000). His lease deal was like this. 1st month payment +Bank fees(895)+Reg.+Document fees=$2200.
    His monthly payments were 750/month tax included for NJ for 39 months. How is this deal? Can I do better than this?
  • shopping prices for a purchase. Now Manuf has provided $3,000 additional support.
    Would Invoice minus $3,000 be a fair price?
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    miyme, I've been away from this site... Looks like to me that $63,000 is too high for a car with 8,400 miles. Let us know if you find another one at a better price.

    Mark :)
  • hey! can you give name of dealrship & phone #

    i am also intersted in 06 350 4matic
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  • miymemiyme Posts: 6
    hi mark,

    i have been away awhile myself, well last negotiated price otd on the same vehilce 05 w/ 8400 miles was 50, you can see i didn't bite now they're begging me to return...if all else fails i'll just settle for the infiniti m45!! ;)
  • byumbyum Posts: 13
    I'm finalizing the deal tomorrow when the car arrives. Any comments on this deal I got? Thanks

    2006 E350
    - Premium Package
    - Sports Package
    - Lighting Package
    - ParkTronic

    MSRP: $58345
    Price Negotiated: $48850 ($6000 below Invoice)
    Drive off: $3000
    Lease Term: 39 months
    Miles: 12k / year
    Payment: $605 including tax
  • Here's the deal I got.

    MSRP $58,800
    Price $50,000
    Drive off 0 ( except for 1st month and registration)
    39 months lease
    15K miles per year
    Payment $675 (tax included - california)
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