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2010 Mercedes E-Class

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  • What do you all think about this?
    1) 2010 E350 - P1 option, metallic paint
    2) 39 months lease
    3) 10,000 miles/yr
    3) 3,000 down payment - dealer does not specify if the down payment includes DMV, first month lease payment etc etc
    4) monthly payments of $699 plus CA tax - which comes to about $761/month
    Surely some one is aware of a much better deal some place - willing to get into vehicle this weekend if better deal can be had. Thanks for your input/suggestions.
  • aeggroupaeggroup Posts: 131
    I got my car couple days ago and here is my numbers. You compare for yourself.
    1) 2010 E350 4matic - which is $2,500 more than regular car.
    2) black ( no color charge ), P2 ($6K ), wheel package ( $750 ) , MSRP - $59,xxx
    3) 15,000 miles a year - $2,200 due at sign in ( includes bank fee, first payment and DMV)
    4) monthly payment $775 including NY sales tax.
  • aeggroup:
    Thanks for your prompt response - the side by side comparison makes for an interesting encounter with the dealer. Have a wonderful weekend.
    know of any dealer in northern California/Sacramento area willing to match your numbers? No harm in asking etc etc - you never know!!!
  • aeggroupaeggroup Posts: 131
    I can't help you with CA, I'm in NY, but i'm sure you can do better than what you've got. Ask them how much off MSRP. In today's economy it should be no less than $6K off. Money factor ( interst rate ) is 0.00259 for 39 months.
    Good luck.
  • Hi all,

    Recently got a 2010 E350, and I believe the MPG on it is slightly worse than my 2007 E350 (both cars had RWD). Anyone notice a similar drop off? Thanks!
  • 1st - are u on the RAMBUS investor village site?

    2nd - Did you end up with a lease. If so, what were the numbers? If not, a friend of mine is a car wholesaler that works with the entertainment industry and can definately help you with getting a car. The best part, they deliver to yoru house.
  • Probable cause is ethanol! In 2007, you were probably still running 100% gasoline and now it is up to 10% ethanol. Noticed significant decrease in my cars when they started putting ethanol in it.
    Write your Congressman!
  • retnavretnav Posts: 25
    Comment to post 57. I have a 2010 E 350-4matic Luxury model. I do not like the Continental tires either. I don't really notice the noise, but here in Virginia in the cold weather the tires develop flat spots if the car is not driven for a couple of days. I really liked the Michelins on my 2003 and will replace the Continentals when the time comes. I like this car, but it is a P-3 compared to an F-14 ( my 2003). I would like to be able to raise the drivers seat slightly more, and I definitely prefer real leather to the faux leather MB has moved to. My 2010 does not build the black brake dust on the wheels which is real plus. Overall I continue to be an MB fan.
  • I understand the CLK replacement is an E350 Cabriolet (convertible) which I've heard will be available in May. Anyone have any ideas if it will be available in 4Matic? Thanks!
  • dkim1dkim1 Posts: 10
    I purchased my 2010 E 350 4matic in 8/09 after considering 2009 model. I like the new sharper look in the front but the rear could be more defined . I had a chance to drive a C 350 during my last service and noticed that it looks and drives very similar to the new 2010E model. It almost seems that the new 2010 E is a recentl C 350 with little more gadgets.
    Does anyone know how to repair the uneven volume on the satelitte radio vs other functions such as am/fm/disc function? Whenever I change to the satelite station, I have to increased the volume by about 3 notches, then when I change it back to other functions, the volume gets so loud that my ears ache. any suggestions?
  • I answered my own question. I contacted MB and they tell me that the car will not be available in 4matic. Boo Hoo! Who knows, maybe somewhere down the road, but now right away.
  • Also considered the 2009, but then saw pics and features of 2010 and waited. Got E350 Luxury with P1, Palladium silver. Very pleased, especially with the features and styling-inside and out.
    Ironically, a lady stopped me in the grocery store parking lot the other day and said "That's the most beautiful car I have ever seen." Exactly and only had the car 10 weeks.
    Didn't get compliments from strangers when I owned Nissan 330Zx, Saab 900 Turbo, Mazda Rx-7 convertible.
    :)
  • Sirius signal is weaker-therefore lower volume.
  • Did any one find a Mud flap that will fit on the E-350 sport
  • Yes, you are absolutely right. I show a drop of 2 mpg when I fill up my tank. Its a mix drive of 85% freeway to 15% surface street.
    My previous car was a 2007 E350 compared to my recent 2010 E350.
    Wonder why :confuse:
  • Jason5Jason5 Posts: 440
    Looking at a black E350 Sport 4 matic with Package 1, 5 spoke wheels.. Was able to negotiate for about $3500 under MSRP and the 3.9% financing currently available. Reasonably good deal?
  • golfhardgolfhard Posts: 16
    i paid 600 under invoice and i could have done better if i went to NYC...
  • Jason5Jason5 Posts: 440
    Thanks Golfhard...I'd say that was an exceptional deal but the fleet discount certainly added to that. How did you come by that? We felt reasonably good about the deal given we have one dealer in this part of Pennsylvania and didn't want to go Philly for a better deal. Last question of the night....do you find that it's TRULY necessary to use premium? I've always been skeptical of it being presented as a "need".
  • carolinabobcarolinabob Posts: 513
    edited March 2010
    "Fleet" discounts are available through insurance companies, credit unions and so forth according to posts on other sites. Got $2,000 off through my insurance company after I made my best deal. Often you don't know unless you contact your insurance company or credit union.
    Good luck!
  • carolinabobcarolinabob Posts: 513
    Two other very good sites are benzworld.com and mbworld.com. For 2010 E class, look under sedans and then W212 (M-B nomenclature for latest E class).
  • golfhardgolfhard Posts: 16
    i have always used premium gas and will continue to do so. that is just the way it is with mercedes....

    enjoy yours...
  • dannye350dannye350 Posts: 28
    Can you post any of the companies, credit unions, etc you know of? Cant seem to find anything on the internet, except some USAA insurance for military.
  • carolinabobcarolinabob Posts: 513
    Don't recall names, but on another forum people posted their credit unions. Might call any credit unions, clubs or insurance carriers that you use.
  • dannye350dannye350 Posts: 28
    What insurance company?
  • dannye350dannye350 Posts: 28
    Can you tell me what insurance company you have that got you that discount?
    i got a lfeet discount but its only $1000 off
  • dannye350dannye350 Posts: 28
    I think i am getting a good deal. But i thought id throw it out here to see what other say.

    MSRP:$59,075

    Sale Price: $50,639, with 1000 fleet discount, and $4000 total out of pocket

    Payment is $665.00 per month with Michigan Tax 6%
    Term: 39 months
    Miles: 10,000 per month

    Money Factor: 0.00259
    Residual: 59
  • mbuster25mbuster25 Posts: 14
    I love my E-350 4Matic Luxury. Quiet, luxurious inside, very smooth ride. I don't think it looks bad on the front or side, but do agree that the rear styling is not the best.

    I chose Mercedes E350 4matic, after considering BMW 528xi and Lexus GS350 AWD. I chose Mercedes because it was right for me. Each of these cars has some strengths and weaknesses. No car is perfect, and I've had my share of concerns and cost. I think Mercedes and Lexus will cost similarily to maintain or repair.
  • avatar1avatar1 Posts: 32
    I just dropped off my 2009 C300 after a very satisfying 2 year lease. The dealer called my lease 5 month early. He wanted to sell me a 2010 E350. I took the 3 yr lease with free service and negotiated a full 5 yr tire and wheel warrantee included. I have the White Ext/Beige Int - Premium 1 package with the wood steering wheel and the ipod package.

    I totally love this car and it's a HUGE upgrade from the 2009 C300. It rides like my S class of 2000!

    Mileage is better than I thought, actually looking like it's even better than my C300, I am getting about 21 in mixed driving and 27+ on the highway. That's better than the C300. It's far quieter and more powerful than the C300, the ride is firm and connected to the road yet smooth and comfortable.

    The electronics are about the same as the C300 with some notable upgrades;
    - The bluetooth system imported all my iPhone contacts.
    - The ipod in the glove box now shows the contents of my ipod on the main screen. On the C300, it showed only on the dashboard smaller display. It seems to know it's connected to an ipod and has more controls as well.
    - The climate controls are different, not sure if it's better, I miss the "rest" feature from my S500 which would continue to circulate residual warm air for about 1/2 hour after leaving the car, keeping it warm inside while I was gone.
    - The rear shade is standard.
    - The rear headrests have a switch to raise them.
    - They switched from TeleAid to MBrace, which is a clone of TeleAid and a bit more expensive.
    - The FM radio now says "HD" on most stations. It still seems like the same FM channels, I don't see how to tune in separate HD stations, if possible, anyone know?
    - The shifter is gone, as you know, replaced by a control on a steering column stick, leaving an odd feeling of an empty center console.

    I was surprised that the ashtray is standard. That whole area could have become an iPhone/Cell Phone holder and power port, which for me would have been a much better use of space.

    The center console compartment is huge. It's big enough to fit a laptop.
    There are two new compartments on the front of each seat, under your knees, which are wonderful storage areas for gloves or anything you want, smart use of space.

    Overall, this is a great automobile and continues the Mercedes tradition of outstanding engineering. It looks great too! The only negative I can find is the MB plastic seating covers which are "better than leather" I would prefer the leather and I would have liked the option of the ventilated seats which I also miss from my S class.

    I have not taken a real road trip yet, in a few weeks I will drive a few hundred miles in an afternoon and I will report back if I find anything interesting.
  • carolinabobcarolinabob Posts: 513
    Congratulations on your new car. Have had mine about six months and still very impressed with it. Took on a 100 mile road trip in 100 degree/90% humdity and A/C worked very well.
    Have gotten as much as 31 MPG on interstate at 70 MPH with A/C on.
    You must have the Luxury version since the wood steering wheel supposedly only comes on that model. I think the compartments on the front are on the Luxury only as well.
    I've got the Luxury version and much prefer it to the Sports. The exterior styling and lines flow better, grill is more impressive and of course the ride is much better. Also think the interior looks better.
    The ventilated seats are available with the P2 package, but at quite a price increase.
    Try MBwworld.org and Benzworld.org for more forums and information.
    Supposedly the MB Tex vinyl seats are better. I have had leather and had problems and know others who have had durability problems with leather. Per articles in MBCA Star magazine, probably should be treated 2 X's per year with Lexol Vinylex.
  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 3,776
    I have had the same experiences. I had a 2008 and 2009 E350 sport, and now have the 2010 E350 Sport. I get about 25-26 mpg on highway, 15-17 around town. ON my two previous E350's, I got about 28 on the highway and 18 around town. So there is a significant drop in mpg's, both highway and city. That's about 10% worse fuel economy. I don't understand why, since the engines were the same and the transmissions were the same. I believe the 2010 is a little heavier than the others, which may account for the drop in fuel economy.

    2014 Mercedes Benz CLS 550 - best car ever! 2nd best car ever, my 1967 Corvette Stingray Coupe with 435 hp.

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