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-6 disc changers were the only way to listen to cd's up to '04, and they were optional (it's been ridiculous since '01) so even tho it should have one already, it can be installed any time. Heads up! Fiber optics...only a benz dealer can install, and it's upwards of $1000 to do so!
-DON'T go to augusta...
Where in ATL are you from? I grew up in Brookhaven, NE side, not too far from Lenox Square. City's too darn big nowadays, IMO. Nice place to visit, but can't live there anymore.
I went to Mercedes of Alexandria (Va) today and try to negotiate a deal for '05 230K Sedan with Metallic, CD, Auto, Heated seats and sunroof - the sticker was $34.9 and they won't go down on that price. At all. They kept pushing this '04 240 4matic. Had 19k miles, CD, Black, Sunroof and automatic. So I thought he'd make a good deal on that car. Sticker was $34,900 and after about 45 min of bickering I got up to walk out and he came down to $31,900 - firm. So I left. It's frustrating. I guess I'm use to more 'common' cars. I'll re-group and try my luck next weekend.
They will not even assist me with findout out information regarding a solution... pathetic for a MB dealership.
dcsaab - I waited tables at the TGI fridays at Wildwood office park on Powers Ferry Landing a lifetime ago...small world. Regarding the negotiations on the C230, I would get #'s from other dealers and make every attempt to buy the car from your local dealer using those competitive offers. That's silly tho, to hold list on a bread-and-butter car like that. SL, SLK, CLK cabrio's, new M-class, CLS, sticker price all day long, but a C230? There's very little to play with there, it's the cheapest car they make, and it honestly has no incentives so far this month. Let the dealer make a little money on their car, but really. The amount of negotiating power you have is directly related to the temp of the car, and how easily the dealer can get another one. 230's are selling well, but everyone's got plenty of them, also.
Stroudman - I've eaten at that TGIF's several times. I used to live at Woodmill Apts (the big water mill in front off Akers Mill Rd). Small world.
2004 C240 4 matic (AWD)
6 CD changer
$27,500 (certified pre-owned), $27,400 (certified pre-owed), $27,000 (not certified).
Does this price seem too high? Are the prices about to fall through the floor? Please respond asap; I'd like to finalize my decision soon. Also, are there other forums like this that show people's purchasing experience?
We are about to buy a C230K Sports Sedan, and we live around glendale california. Would it be possible for us to buy an 05 for the same price you paid? Where should we go? Should we just buy online instead? Help! Thanks
just started looking at the c240....from previous posts here i see that deals BELOW INVOICE are quite common. is this still true? if so, how much below invoice is reasonable?
also....if someone has recently leased a c240, can you please post your monthly payment? i am wondering whether it will be below $400/mo 36mo.
if someone is in the NYC area, id also like to hear comments about which dealers are good/bad.
thanks very much!
What quotes are other people getting?
Here's the issue...it has 58,500 miles, and it not covered under any manufactuer's warranty. I purchased a warranty from the dealership (and I can cancel w/in 30 days) and I feel like I may have gotten an overpriced deal.
The warranty is exclusionary and for 36 mos/36,000 miles is $3129. It includes a $250 dissapearing deductible if I go back to the dealership.
I've been looking at quotes on line since Sunday and Monday (tonight) and it is VERY overwhelming with all the quotes and coverages, and articles. I want exclusionary (bumper to bumper).
Any warranty suggestions?
Any help would be appreciated.
Seems like finding a White C240 4 Matic in California is pretty hard.
2005 C 240 4 matic
White exterior - Black interior
Sun Roof Package
Split folding rear seat
Driver power seat / sterring with memory
Sticker = $39040
Price = $36865
Dealer adding Sirius radio with installation = $800 list $200 install
Total Price with satellite radio = $37,500 plus tax and lisc
Is there some dealer cash I'm missing?
Be sure to ask for the $2000 dealer incentive plus $1000 if you finance through MB.
I should note we had one problem with the 2004 C 240 4 matic, a noisy spring in the front end, that is it after 1 1/2 years and 30,000 miles. Cool part about the dealer, they pickup the car at your house for service and then deliver it back to you.......If you like they leave you a loaner.
We bought the 2005 C240 4 matic after driving both the C240 4matic and a large discounted 2005 e320 4matic. (7000 off of sticker of 55050)
The C has a much more sporting feel. So we went with the C class.
Dealer Berberian European Motors in Stockton California
2005 C240 4 matic, entertainment package, sun roof package, fold down rear seat, Tele-Aid, Drivers power seat package
White exterior black interior - a real hard combination to find....
Sticker - 39040
Price - $35675
Added 5th year and 100,000 mile warranty - $1825 I think this was a little high but the list on this was $2150 so my wife talked me into it.
Sirius will be installed on Friday at their dealer cost somewhere below $800 installed.
Mercedes 5 year note with $7K down was 6.49% I check a few banks and the rate was 6.5% to 6.99% - rates are going up in the San Francisco area.
We also traded in a 2002 Lexus RX 300 AWD with 38K miles $25K trade in. This was pretty fair since I checked and most dealers were thinking around $23K trade in.
How do I rate the service between Lexus and Mercedes, both are good however it seems like the Lexus dealer really sticks it to you on cost over the Mercedes. Oil change and mini service every 3000 miles at $150 plus big service every 15K versus service every 13000 miles on Merc.
We were on the list for delivery in May of a Lexus Hybrid but the more cramped interior of the 06 over the 02, the blind spot in the rear and the $51K did us in. Our 04 C240 4 Matic averages 23 to 25 MPG so we now have 2 of them. For speed we bought a 2005 Hemi Grand Cherokee which I posted 2 months ago on Jeep forum.
So were hooked on DC for now. .
Overall maybe not the best deal but the dealer is very good, they had the color combination, so we decided we did not want to drive around to save a grand.
I have a general question concerning the pricing for the vehicle. Expressed as a percentage of the MSRP, what can I expect as far as an actual out-the-door discount for the vehicle purchase ? What have been your experiences concerning pricing negotiations ?
Thanks in advance for any advice...
Hope to hear some of your voice!
Metallic Silver Sports Sedan
Black leather inserts
324 Sunroof package
6-Disc CD Changer
Heated Front Seats
3 Free Oil Changes
Winter Floor Mats
Brand new (not a demo).
Paid $30900 + TTL
Probably could have gotten a little closer to $30k from other dealers, but I just wanted to get into a car at my closest dealer location. I assume people in the big cities will find even cheaper prices. Mine was purchased in Missouri. Love it so far!
-Brilliant Silver paint
-Black leather interior
Edmunds says the invoice for this setup is $35,103. That's a bit out of my price range, though. I think I could live without the leather interior, and settle for the "leather inserts," which would drop the invoice down about $1,400, but maybe someone could tell me what the difference is? For those of you who have leather inserts, how's the quality?
Also, for those who have the entertainment package, is it worth the extra money? Or should I just settle for the changer only? The thing about just getting the changer though, versus the whole entertainment package, is that it ends up being about $300 for a mere changer, when you can simply get the whole package with extra speakers, subwoofer, and the changer, for $900 invoice.
Any help would be much appreciated. I'm curious as to what I should be looking to pay, out the door. Obviously I'd like as best a deal as I can manage. Seeing as how the 2006's are on their way in, and they'll have more horse power, and a better CD player that plays mp3's, do you think I can work out a killer deal for a 2005?
I bought my 2004 C230 Sport Sedan in May 2004. The MSRP was US$29,250.00
The options on the sticker are (in US dollars):
Pewter Silver (code 723), $670.00
5 speed auto trans (code 423), $1,360.00
Premium sound (code 810), $640.00
CD changer (819), $410.00
Sunroof package (324), $1,640.00
Destination and Delivery, $720.00
Total Sticker price $34,690.00
Negotiated price $29,390.00
(Sales Tax, License fee are additional)
In Southern California, there are several dealers within 40 miles radius. I first checked with Edmunds.Com for prices and any incentives, then clicked on all the boxes that list dealer names for price quote. The Internet Managers from these dealers then contacted me by email and phone. We negotiated price on phone. I then paid a visit to three dealers (out of five) with competitive prices.
If I were to buy the same car again, I'd get the option of the power seat with memory feature. During a long drive, I usually move the seat positions from time to time to relief pressure on my lower back. With the power seat + memory feature, it'd help me to reset to seat angle where I like most.
I have the leather-insert seats. The headrest, seat back pockets, and side bolsters are not leather. The seating surface and seat back are of perforated leather. I think the MB-TEX material on the side bolsters will probably last longer due to rub and wear as one gets in and out of the driver's seat.
I heard that the 2005 models no longer include free oil and filter changes under FSS (flexible service system) in the 4 year-50K mile warranty program. You may want to verify this, and check how much your dealer charges for FSS-A and FSS-B.
Hope this help.
You got an amazing price. I'm up in Seattle, but my family lives in Orange County, so I fly down there every summer. Which dealership did you buy your car from? I've sent out some inquiry emails to a few down there, like, Flether-Jones, Caliber Motors, MB of Laguna Niguel, MB of Newport Beach, etc.
The cabin smells OK, not much of leather smell.
Good luck in your purchase.
I forgot to address your question of dealership where I purchased my car from. It was House of Imports at Buena Park, in May 2004. I recalled something about promotion/incentive during that period of time in May 2004, around $2,000.
Hope this help.