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

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  • MSRP is 52k Invoice is probably around 48-49k

    So for them to be selling for 6k under MSRP at $46k (2-3k under invoice) there must be some back end money that they're getting from MB.
  • MSRP for the car you spec'd out is around 52k so the invoice is around 48-49k, the same as the one I got quoted on (the Edition 10) which had the Edition pkg and only P1...so you should be able to get the car for around 46k

    I know there's another member that got 5k off MSRP from American Service Center in Ballston (Arlington, Virginia). You should definitely try getting the extra 1k off if you can.

    http://www.justmercedes.com/

    I'm located in NJ so I doubt you'd want to come around here or north of here to get your car for an extra 1k off.

    Let me know if you need any other help.
  • I just bought a 2007 ML350 Iridium Silver P1 with 6 disc CD changer for my wife in Texas.

    MSRP $47,395
    Invoce $44,131
    Price Paid $41,131 Paid Cash

    Great deal. Great service, No BS whatsoever.

    I also pruchased a 2008 BLk/Blk Sport E350 for myself with $6,680 off MSRP the same day (see E class forum).

    I hope this helps someone.

    James
  • jwushjwush Posts: 5
    I am looking for ML350 2008 with Package 2, black Interior with Alcantara Seats, and Iridium Silver or Pewter Metallic Exterior color. I need one in 48hrs. I dont mind if its under 500 miles.

    Can you help???
  • Call American Service Center Mercedes Benz in Arlington, VA...another memeber on this board got 5k off MSRP from them. You should definitely try getting the extra 1k off if you can.

    The link below is their website

    http://www.justmercedes.com/

    email me at sagarpatel1@gmail.com if you need any further assistance
  • I hesitate to give specifics on where I purchased in Texas because I feel that I developed a working relationship with the salesperson and hope to use them in the future. I don't want someone elso to walk in with my post printed out with their dealerships name on it and demand to get the same deal. I will say that sometimes (it seems) that some of the large metro area dealerships are artifidially high (at least in my area). I think people are used to or willing to pay more. I went to a smaller nearby market and did most of the negotiating on the phone and it turned out perfectly. Look and call around. There are only so many mercedes dealerships in Texas.
  • Hey guys!

    I am looking to buy a Black 2007 or 2008 Mercedes ML320 CDI for my dad. He's less knowledgable with cars so he's left it up to me to get a good deal on one. I live in South Florida and had contact with Pembroke Pines and Ft. Lauderdale Mercedes dealerships and the Pembroke Pines dealership was quoting me $500 over invoice and options on top. I was wondering whether this is a good deal and what others are paying for it, because I don't particularly trust the TMV ratings on Edmunds or KBB.

    The options i'm seeking are as follows (invoice prices):

    2008 ML320 CDI Invoice: $41,524
    P01 Premium Package 1: $3,488
    318 Leather Seating Surfaces Package: $1,837
    323 Heating Package: $1,274
    819 6-Disk CD Changer: $419
    Destination Charge: $775
    Dealer Offer: $500 over Invoice

    This brings the total invoice price to $49,817.
    Edmunds states that others pay $52,565 which I find hard to believe. I want to know if this is a good deal and if I can get em to go lower, or what they are paying so I can haggle. We plan to move to Massachusetts next year so we need the heating package.

    What are you guys paying for it?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
  • It's not a BAD deal but it most certainly isn't a GREAT deal. It all depends on the market in your area, some parts of the country with a lot of competition and other factors allow for people to get really good deals.

    I'm in the tri-state (NJ/NY/CT) area and have been offered $6k off MSRP on an 08 ML350 Edition 10 by one dealer while the others are easily willing to do invoice/possibly better then invoice but no where near the 6k off that the one offered.

    And NEVER trust KBB/EDMUNDS "TMV" pricing its almost never correct unless the car really is going for MSRP (which they rarely are)

    if you have any questions etc. my email is sagarpatel1@gmail.com ;)
  • Thanks i'll keep that in mind about Edmunds/KBB. I think they're definitely being influenced by marketing to a certain extent.

    I'm not exactly sure what the market is like down here actually. We only moved here a few months ago from England so i'm not quite sure how it goes with demand. All I know is there are a number of older ML-class SUVs driving around and a bit less of the newer models, with dealerships pretty full of them (at least the gas models that is).

    $6,000 below invoice would be about $46,970 unless I am mistaken, but i've never seen a dealer go that far below a set price. The MSRP on that 49k invoice would be $52,970. I don't know if I could get a dealer to go that far down, and I know that if I could that he'd definitely try to make it back through financing.

    Any suggestions or tips (especially on how to handle dealers)?
  • I'd say try shopping around and getting quotes from all the dealers and then try getting one of them to go lower then the other's invoice quote, it's possible that it could get you a better price.
  • harry28harry28 Posts: 29
    I just bought a 2007 ML 350 from Pembroke Pines Mercedes last month. They were very good to deal with. I would highly recommend my sales person if you want a name. Here are the details of my purchase. I don't think there are any 2007's left. Your deal sounds pretty fair to me.
    I love the car.

    Premium 1 Pkg
    DVD Navigation
    6 CD changer
    Heated Front Seats

    MSRP: $49,745
    Invoice : $46,316
    My Price $44,495 + TTT+ $600 Dealer fee.
  • harry28harry28 Posts: 29
    "Any suggestions or tips (especially on how to handle dealers)?"

    IMO, the best way is to make an offer and be prepared to walk.

    They will eventually just say yes or no. Be prepared to walk out is the key. If they don't counter with a lower quote then it's in your court to buy or not.
  • That's a good deal, 5k off is what I'm looking for from my local dealer on a 2008 ML350 Edition 10 while a distant dealer is willing to give 6k off.
  • Hey,

    I just did a price check on your exact car on Edmunds and it shows the MSRP to be $49,045 and the Invoice ar $45,665. I was wondering whether you paid the $775 destination charge and how you got the dealer to do $2,000 below invoice?

    If there are no 2007's left that means i'd have to get a 2008, and the price has gone up on those over 2007. However, I think the DVD navigation and the P1 package are now integrated. The dealer I spoke with was called Lance Shetrompf and he was pretty persistent. Couple things came up so I haven't gotten back to him yet about it. Did you deal with him?

    Also, what is TTT?
  • TTT = tax, title, and tag
    (I'm almost certain this is what it means)
  • harry28harry28 Posts: 29
    Yes I paid the $775. My invoice was 49,745.

    TTT = Tax, Tag, Title

    You are correct, in 2007 model Premium Package 1 did not include the Navigation system which I paid separately for.

    I specifically wanted to buy one of the last 2007's that was left. I went to 3 other South Fl Mercedes dealers and there were no 2007's left. I'm sure that was a big motivating factor for me getting it 2K under invoice.
    I also traded in a 2004 CLK 320 convertible. I'm sure they got me for a few dollars there.

    I dealt with Ariel.
  • Okay thanks for that guys! I'll keep looking and keep you updated!
  • If there's anyone in the NJ area looking for an ML350 Edition 10 or even a regular ML350, ML550 etc. shoot me an email SagarPatel1@gmail.com I'll put you in contact with the right guys...

    I bought mine locally and payed a little more in return for better service, loaners and more importantly a peace of mind for the duration of my ownership (which usually runs 10 years)

    ...I got about a good deal off MSRP from my local guy while I was getting more off from the farther dealer which I passed on (mind you both quotes were on a New 08 Black ML350 Edition 10 with MSRP of $52,705)...

    Let me know if anyone in the NJ area is looking for one immediately ;)
  • tedmtedm Posts: 2
    2008 ml350 Editon 10

    I was quoted MSRP $52,500 w/ prem option 1 & bixeon lights
    Dealer willing to sell for $50,900 in S. E. Pa
    I think that is still to high.
    What should I expect to pay?

    tedm
  • raiteeraitee Posts: 1
    I live in northern jersey, just started to look for either a ML 350 of 550, what is "Edition 10"?
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