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  • nil88nil88 Posts: 10
    Is there anybody waiting for a c240 from Georgia and deling with Atlanta Classis Cars. I have placed my order in early dec and still waiting. I been trying to get a build date but my salesperson says he doesn't have it. I have seen previous post where people have build dates. I am trying to figure out if my salesperson sucks and is too lazy to get the information.
  • If I were you I would go to the dealership and ask your salesman to show you the printout that lists all the cars they have on order. Yours should be there along with a general build date. If he refuses to show you the list I would be very wary. Any good salesman/dealer should be more than happy to share that info with you. I would guess that if you ordered in early Dec. you probably have another month or two to wait. It took me 4 months from order to delivery and I think was about average. They had my build date in the computer within about 2 months from my order.
  • kimj1kimj1 Posts: 32
    I certainly understand your frustration. I placed my order for a C240 with C1, C2, C3, Auto and Comand on Nov. 10 and I still do not have a build date. I was told at the time of order that it would probably be a 6 month wait. My husband spoke to our sales rep. last friday and he assured us that he would have a date within the next two weeks. So, I hope to know something by next friday, hopefully sooner. His "guess" is that it will be a mid to late April date. I have the impression from reading all of the past posts that some dealers are more than happy to share the information with you at the time of order, while others play "dumb" and claim that they have no idea when your car will be built. Unfortunately we happened to get stuck with the latter of the two.

    With my situation I only have one dealer in town, Austin, TX. I could have driven to San Antonio, Dallas, or Houston and probably could have received my car quicker, but at the time I was in no hurry to get it. Now, I am just praying that my current car holds up until my car comes in.

    I am trying to look at the positive though. Hopefully some of the problems mentioned on this board will be figured out by the time my car is built. I am buying this car, not leasing, so the wait is allowing me to sock even more money away for a bigger down payment. So, I am trying to be patient knowing that the reward will be worth the wait.

    Happy waiting!!! It will be worth it I'm sure.
  • w2p2w2p2 Posts: 63
    I too started at ACC. Had a salesman that really ticked me off. I got so pissed at him I canceled my order and left.I left ACC which is 3 miles from my house and went to RBM,23 miles away from me. Good luck at ACC. Laurie at ACC is the best, unfortunatly I had someone else.
  • Anyone know the trick to programming the auto opener feature on the mirror? I have a Genie Intellicode model and have tried programming in accordance with the manual for the 240 and the manual for the opener. No luck! Is there a special position I have to hold the remote in??

    For kimj1, I ordered mine on 15 NOV and received on FEB 1. Better make sure they actually ordered then and didn't do a lot of stateside shopping first! Might get you some leverage for some free toys.

    Also, had an interesting fault the other evening. Left the radio on but engine off when I went into a restaurant to pick up a to-go. (had friend in car) Cranked the ingition without returning key to off position first and car started fine. As I'm scooting down the highway I noted all of my guages were flat; tach, speedo, fuel, everything. No other problems though. Pulled over, recycled the ignition and all was well again. Got my heart going though!

    CW in Charleston, SC
  • acco20acco20 Posts: 211
    chuckj2, The Mercedes c class is equipped with Homelink system. Go to and click on directions.After 2 or 3 "nexts" it will ask about ROLLING CODES.. This is what you have, and the instructions for that will probably get the job done.You may need some help... although I did mine myself. No guarantees but I think this is your problem. By the way... mine is not a Mercedes but I do have homelink and a genee system. Good luck.
  • Dealer called this morning saying a car is available. I am having second thoughts as the economy is affecting me. Bay area deal, if I back out does anyone want it? No, I am not selling my spot. I'll just let you know where it is and you go get it if I decide not to do the deal.
  • gb16gb16 Posts: 12
    First thanks for all info on the C230K. It was sold out from under me .

    Now there is a 2000 C280 Special Edition. 8K on miles, asking 33K. Anybody with one of these Special Editions? Any thoughts? Thanks again in advance.
  • Today, Friday early am, I stopped by the MB Dealer Fletcher-Jones, Newport Beach CA. to see what was on the lot. Saw at least 8 240/320s equiped in various ranges including the Sport with command. No I don't have any affiliation with them, but they are major players for MB in sales so I would give them a look. They are in the 949 area code.

    Good hunting . Let us know if any of you find something there!
  • Although I did not push the issue. I accepted the fact that I would be paying full price after reading these posts for the past 2 months. I did go after the CD because of what others have been able to do. Also will get mud flaps and stuff like that thrown in. I should have tried for discount off MSRP! The dealers are making a healthy profit off these cars. I'm in Mass. and bought it off a small town dealer where I felt comfortable. I visited a big market dealer just outside of Boston and felt out of place. Lots of dark suits and greased hair!
  • nycanyca Posts: 232
    It's weird, if you look at the income demographics of people buying this car, and the demographics of stock market investors, it's a tight match. Yet with the market tanking, it doesn't seem to affect demand for this car, and thus the MSRP pricing. Aren't you people losing money, LIKE ME!
  • I was toying with the idea of buying my wife a c-class, but after giving back all of the 1999 gains in 2000 and 2001, I'm staying the heck away from the Mercedes dealer! If everyone is similarly effected, we are definitely going to have a recession 'cause I'm not spending money like I used to...
  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
    is starting in 7 minutes time. See you there!

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  • jayonejayone Posts: 25
    He, my 99 323i's lease is up next week , loved my car even tried getting an extension but they wanted similar prices to a new one so I chose not to. so I decided to look at new or off-leased cars. I chose the Mercedes, the c240 thought was a good deal for a Mercedes, same price as the 323i. I must say reading everyone posts has made me a little nervous. anyway my car arrives next week had no rob getting one. Local leasing company tracked one for me. I leasing and curious what other people are paying. I am paying somewhere around $510 plus add ay 8.25% tax to that?? anyone else leasing??
  • dennettdennett Posts: 332
    I guess I shouldn't have said eject me eh? What happened in Friday Freeway after I left? 3peat!!!LOL I'll go for the quad next week! JerseyJack will be proud of me! Seriously though, Friday freeway was a blast as always. I like the new format better, although I wish the text was larger. The text for me was about the same size as it is here, maybe smaller, it was about twice this size in the previous format. But I got used to it. I'll try not to get ejected next week!!LOL
  • sleakesleake Posts: 47
    I don't know what caused this problem after leaving the radio on, but it sounds like you left the key in the on position. I just want to let you know that you don't need to do this. The radio will stay on as long as the key is in the ignition, even in the off position.
  • I am in Boston, MA area...I only went to Herbs Chambers and Clairs. Which dealer did you go to if i may guess? and did you get a good deal?

    Thx for any info
  • Show it and Dennett please go to my profile and send me an em-ail about the warranty information that was previously discuss. I have the C320 and -class and would like to buy the extended warranty. Thanks in advance for your input.
  • Hey shhowitt,
    please email me with the name & phone number of the dealer discounting extended warranties. I tried to email you but your profile do not show your email address. Please go to my profile and email me.

  • nil88nil88 Posts: 10
    who was your salesman at ACC? did you place your order at RBM. If so, did they give you a build date yet?
  • sshowittsshowitt Posts: 137
    Try Viti, in Tiverton, RI. 800-544-5580, ask for Marsha. Superb dealership, single product store, with THE best service. They have quite a few customers in the Boston area as well as in NY. Will pickup your car and leave you with a loaner.
  • dennettdennett Posts: 332
    But some guy is insulting him over in the M-class thread. If you have enjoyed Drew's pics and sagely advice go over there and voice your support for him. I just can't believe anybody would have the gall to insult Drew after all he's done to help people. The deal starts at post 1864, if you don't care then never mind! I hope everybody has a great weekend!
  • dennettdennett Posts: 332
    I ordered some Magma Red paint for a few chips on our new C. Drew, who else, is giving me some pointers on how to apply it. I'll let you all know how it goes. From what I've heard it's a common problem, likely it's the water based paints and the slope of the nose that causes it. Cross your fingers for me LOL!
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    ditto on discounted mb warrantee infiormation!! please email me at:[email protected]/// thanks!
  • kenyeekenyee Posts: 738
    Be careful about Herb Chambers. When I was shopping for my ML, they would not commit to *not* using my ML as a demo. The new thing that dealers (including Acura of Boston) have switched to putting a small number demo miles on new cars instead of beating the crap out of a single demo. When I did my ML demo at Chambers Flagship, the guy used an ML w/ plastic wrap still on it. I beat it up pretty well. :-)

    No such problem at Clair. My salesman even showed me the car w/ plastic wrap still on it when I went to check it out before delivery. On final delivery, it has 6mi.
  • w2p2w2p2 Posts: 63
    If I had stayed at ACC, I would only have dealt with Laurie. She was great. I had to deal with another Salesman because Laurie didn't want to step on his toes. I had driven the first car with him. Went back on a Saturday and Laurie was with me for an hour and half, driving and talking about the car. I wanted to go ahead and order a C-320 then, but she said for me to go through him because he had orginally spent 15 mins. with me.
    My salesman was a male and He is the one I got passed at and left after about a 6 weeks of dealing with him. I didn't enjoy the "buying experience" at all. He never gave me a build date. He kept trying to get me to buy a used car or one with different options and color, because they had one available. You can get the CD for $800.00 or less there, be firm. I think when I canceled I was close to getting one. Also, you don't have to let them know if you want the extended warrenty then, you can add it later.
  • SShowit and Dennett please go to my profile and send me an email about the warranty information that was previously discuss. I have the C240 and -class and would like to buy the extended warranty. Thanks in advance for your input.
  • dennettdennett Posts: 332
    I don't have any info to share, I was one of the askers! My dealer said I could have 10% off if I bought in the first month, don't know if that'll be extended. I'm looking into the info Steven gave me, but I don't have anything yet. I'll let everybody know if I find any good info.
  • dennettdennett Posts: 332
    Alright, here goes my first effort to load some pics, and to prove I really have a new C LOL!! Our car has the oyster interior, and I included one pic of the interior, plus one of both my babies!



  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
    Glad you were able to post the pictures! It's nice to be able to associate a name with a face :-)

    Wow, the Magma Red paint really showed up well in the pictures! Much more so than Orion Blue/Jasper blue. Your C will definitely not be easily mistakened for another, eh! I like how the Oyster interior complements the red.

    BTW, your head restraints appear to be in the standard (lowest) position. Have you adjusted them? Ideally, the top of the head restraint should be level with the top of one's head, and as close to the back of the head as possible. This will minimise any chances of whiplash, if god forbid, you are involved in an accident. FYI, if the head restraint does not go up to the top of the your head (all MB ones do, but in other vehicles they may not), the top should at least be level with the top of your ears.

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