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Mercedes-Benz CLK Class Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • CLK500 coupe MY 2004 (comes with 4 years 48kmi free schedule maintenance)
    When: Apr 2004
    Milage: 12 at the time
    Heated seat, 6disc CD
    Lighting package (bi xenon light, headlamp washer)
    Sunroof package(Power tilt, sliding glass, one touch something, rear shade control)
    Ventilated seat
    Wood & leather steering wheel
    Upgraded to chrome wheel
    Price: 58500 OTD (included tax (7.75%) & license) with no trade in
    Finance thru MB credit 60 months 2.9%, zero down (payment around 1k/month)
    Love the car so far
  • Ordered a new 2006 CLK 500 a few weeks back. Waiting for it to be built.

    Options: Comfort Pkg, Premium Pkg, Lighting Pkg, COMAND, Heated Seats, Keyless Go, iPod integration kit

    Final negotiated price (including tax, tags, etc.) $66,000
  • frlac40frlac40 Posts: 3
    Please tell me what is the best price to pay for a MB 1999 CLK 320 Convertible with 68,450 miles clean no dent and running good. Thank you
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi everyone. Please use the following discussion to post any questions that you have about leasing a Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class. Thanks.

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  • Is that a coupe or cab?
  • rdubsrdubs Posts: 11
    Quick question about the European delivery option, where they say you save 7% off MSRP. It looks like you might have to order through the MB website and would not be in addition to whatever deal you got the salesperson at the local dealer down to. Anyone have any thoughts or experience with this program? I wouldn't mind sending my wife to pick her car up if it helped reduce the price, but if it was that great a deal I have to think everyone would do it. Is the catch that it's not an additional 7% from the negotiated price with the dealer?

    Thanks all!
    Rich
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,822
    You might also try our discussion called European Delivery: Experiences, Advice & Info.

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  • I ordered a 2006 clk cabrio in storm red metallic in May. Still no word on delivery date. Does anyone know when the color will be available? My dealer does not.
  • Recently leased for 1600 down which included inceptions and first month lease payment. It is a brilliant silver coupe with sunroof package, six disc cd changer.
    It is for 39 months and 10K miles/year.
    The lease payment is 680.00 plus tax monthly.
  • Just bought a used 2003 CLK500 with date of first registration 02/04 (23K mileage)which means that warranty and scheduled maintenance of another 28 months is included. Xenon, heated seats, but no keyless go or navigation. Price was 36,900.
    I am wondering if anyone else who drives a the clk500 is also experiencing a slight pull or lack of directional stability. I suspexct that the 225/45 and 245/40 factory installed tires have something to do with it - depending on the depth of the bumps or potholes, one definetely feels the pull in the steering wheel. Just curious if anyone has a view on this - may be re-alignment or rotating tires.
  • Hi, I am looking for a few good online stores for accessories. Can anyone recommend? Thank you!

    dpc
  • You may want to verify air pressure in your tires. If one of the front tires is low, it may cause the slight pull you refer to.
  • Every time I put my CLK in park the engine starts to rev. Does anyone recognise this problem? Thanks
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,643
    I know your car isn't a C-class.. but, since it shares many of the same mechanicals, you might have a better chance of getting an answer here:

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Problems & Solutions

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  • rdubsrdubs Posts: 11
    Hi everyone,

    Anyone know for sure if Mercedes dealers get holdbacks on all models they sell, or is it just selected ones (similar to rebates)?

    I recently negotiated the price on a CLK350. The research I did showed Mercedes gets a 3% holdback on all its models, and there are factory->dealer rebates on models on some models in addition (none for the CLK). Anyway, when I was talking to the guy I indirectly referred to the dealership's cost being lower than invoice (i.e., holdback) but he seemed to indicate no further cost reductions below invoice applied. Anyway I took his word for it and after we agreed on a price (based on no holdback) I regretted it.

    If there isn't a holdback on some models, I think I did well, but it looks like the holdback is irrespective of the model. Anyone know for sure?

    Thanks in advance.
  • dlukdluk Posts: 2
    I just took delivery of a 2004 Black Opal CLK500 two weeks ago. 22k miles, great condition, paid $38k. I think I got a great deal on the price and the car is just intoxicating to drive!

    It is an absolute rocketship on the highway, and quite capable in the twists. It was also a delight on the highway for my long Xmas drive to my parents house.

    My only complaints are a bunch of niggling issues in the interior (it's no japanese car when it comes to little things going wrong) - i.e. the cupholder doesn't slide out, the glovebox doesn't close without a firm and inelegant smack, the passenger vanity mirror light doesnt' work, etc. :shades:

    A couple of bigger issues that I'd welcome people's opinions on: (1) the engine makes a weird noise at idle, which I've read is normal for this car, and (2) the transmission seems to sometimes upshift way too early under part-throttle acceleration and/or coming out of a turn, to the point where it feels unnatural. This scares me a bit but also might be that I'm used to having full control of a manual. Hopefully the adaptive transmission will un-learn this behavior?
  • pkunkpkunk Posts: 1
    Select models are subject to holdback.

    Hopefully your "research" tagged that holdback is per vehicle and by that I mean each individual one on the lot.

    Its just the same if you shop the clearance clothing at Nordstroms; the nicer clothes in the sizes and colors have already sold and anything on the clearance rack is sold to prevent/minimize a loss for the company.

    Its too bad that there are posts here asking "Did I get a good buy?" It just shows how insecure people are about their decisions. Do you really need the reassurance from total strangers to recognize if this vehicle is meeting your wants/needs?

    Ideally, you should be purchasing both a vehicle and customer service. Your salesperson is part of your ownership experience. I gladly pay a little more to know I will be taken care of when something beyond my control arises with my automobile.
  • Hey,

    I got my car today and agreed on a monthly payment of 599$ inc. taxes and w/o any other payments (0 Down Payment, inc. tax, license fees). This lease will cost me:
    (39*599) + Disposition fee.

    It only has Premium Pack and the price is around 50K. The mileage is 15k/year and the term 39 months.

    I hope this helps.
  • wantmbwantmb Posts: 15
    Carman,

    Can you tell me what the lease program for an 06 CLK 350 is currently. What is the program (money factor & residual) for 39 mos 15k miles. I live in Maryland.
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