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  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    i happen to be in sales.. to retail... my customers are writing orders like crazy,, their shelves are bsing emptied.. one described 2 weekends in feb as being close to the level of x mas.... i would agree.. that of looking at a 35-40thousand dollar car... $500 difference one way or the other should not make a difference..of course there are cars that are giving rebates/discounts..pontiacs,mitsubishis,et al... think theres a reason????? they must tomove the inventory!!!!!!...i admire and applaud anyone that has driven a good bargain with an mb dealer..
    "you know it dont come easy"

    zmeenow
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    ... hahahah!!! love it... tercel!!
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    jason... be careful.. to many evenings there.. we wont fit in the front seat!!!
  • djasonwdjasonw Posts: 624
    Hey Zmee..... yeah.... only can afford to go there once a month. I figure that if went there daily, I'd have to buy an S Class (so I can fit). LOL!!! Enjoy your C. I am gonna check out Zaino as you seem to love it! I used Meguair this weekend with excellent results.
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    if u see a shiny black c going down godwin ave... thats me!
  • c320buyerc320buyer Posts: 17
    Me arrogant? You better reread the posts to see who is arrogant. I'm just stating the facts.Enjoy your car like I said.
  • nycanyca Posts: 232
    Wow, I never thought my post would create such a furor. In any case, to all of those who are happy with the car and the price they payed for it, I'm happy if you are happy. However, it is still illustrative of my earlier point, that until the initial demand bubble of people who are willing to pay MSRP for the car is satisfied, deals will be hard to come by on this car. It's not a criticism, so please don't flame me, it's just an observation. Also, it's not fair to compare a car like the C to something like the E55 which is truly supply limited. The economic analysis in this forum is interesting; it doesn't matter if the Naz drops 62% and tech companies are laying off people in droves, so long as the lines at the Cheesecake Factory are long, the economy is OK. Wow!
  • c320buyerc320buyer Posts: 17
    Me arrogant? You better reread the posts to see who is arrogant. I'm just stating the facts.Enjoy your car like I said.
  • dennettdennett Posts: 332
    I think you're having a hard time pulling the trigger and you're looking for a reason not to.
  • chuckee2chuckee2 Posts: 1
    1 month/1400 miles on 240 - obsidian black, charcoal, auto, C2. Wife has done most of the driving and can't get comfortable in either the driver or passenger seat (manual/auto seats). Says that her back & sometimes her legs start to ache after 15 minutes. Says she has tried many different angles/tilts/heights but nothing seems to make a difference.
    Any similiar experiences?
    Any suggestions on what she can try?
    Otherwise she loves it.
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    im amazed!! anger! resentment!! passion!!
    hey guys and girls... its just a car... buy what ya want,at a price you can live with.. enjoy life!.. its too short to argue over piddling little things .like this!
    is the stock market taking a hit? you bet.. are 27 yr old newbie yuppies that got used to making 100+ grand finding out that what goes up.... yada yada yada.... i know it hurts.. but the entire economy isnt co dependant on hi tech.. thank god!
    we got thru the 70's and 80's .. we ll survive this blip too... the sky ISNT falling chicken little
  • ny74ny74 Posts: 15
    Sure... no one wants to pay more than he or she has to for C. I am pretty sure we don't have to pay the full price for anything... we do have an option to "just walk away." Sure we don't have to buy a MB Sure we don't have to negotiate the price with sales people because they are simple doing their job. Sure we don't have to post any messages on this issue.... because we can always walk away from it.

    Sure if you have paid less than MSRP. Great!!! What else do you want! If you had to or are going to pay the MSRP, that's what you get for "I gotta have that" factor.

    Let's try to talk about more about the car itself and put aside money matter as Bubba has said.

    Anyway... my point is STOP ATTACKING ON EACH OTHER WITH A FULL OF EMOTIONS.

    by the way, what happen to the Owner's Chat?
    I clicked on around 9:30 PM ET... The link says it's been closed. Hmmm... maybe I was too late to join the chat session.
  • bubba3007bubba3007 Posts: 38
    To me, it doesn't seem all that long ago that everyone was very excited when the Dow hit 3000! Wow 3K we're all going to be rich!!! In the mean time lets enjoy our new rides and hang on. Spring will be here in just over a week, the snow is melting, and the smell of a Road Trip is in the air, the state just confirmed that I'll get the plate I ordered (AMENDS; as in "Oh Lord wont you buy me a Mercedes Benz, my friends all drive Porches, I must make AMENDS...") Could life be any better than this?

    Bubba
  • dennettdennett Posts: 332
    At 6 Pacific
  • dennettdennett Posts: 332
    It just seems to me that he/she is having the same problem I, and I bet a bunch of you had, pulling the trigger on our first expensive car. I too was shocked at having to pay MSRP, we went back to the dealer multiple times, and I just couldn't believe they wouldn't budge. I was able to negotiate way off of MSRP on every car we've ever bought. I have a feeling this person is just looking for a reason to not do it, and by arguing with people here will have reason to not do it. Just my opinion, I could be way off, it's happened before!!LOL
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    i too had never paid msrp for a car before.. even when i was younger and didnt even know HOW to negotiate for a car!why would i "settle" for msrp this time?.. my salesman showed me the computer sheet listing the cars... the waiting time for build date.. and anticipated receipt time for any given car being built back in oct.yes,i had the option of saying"hmmm is it worth it to own a benz for $35... or go with an infinity I30.. for$33"now to me.. the $2000 difference presented NO CHOICE! SLAM DUNK!
    This car is tighter and more solid than anything i test drove.
    another thought.. all these discounted cars..or those having rebates... it LOWERS the resale value later on!!!!either way.....take it in the front... or get it back at the end.... all the same(no off color comments from the peanut gallery please!)
  • hvan3hvan3 Posts: 630
    Anyone who base their judgement on the economy by walking into a Cheesecake Factory is truely an ignorant fool. It's a fact that the wealth affect was created by the irrational exuberant of the stock market. Now, with the stock market bubble burst, spending on luxury items is not a high priority. 95% of all companies' stock options are now underwater. The threat of being laidoff is enough reason to scale back on spending. 5 months ago, my sister was in the market for $500K house in Santa Barbara. Now, her portfolio dropped so rapidly that she forgo the house and a new Honda S2000 roadster. $500K house in Santa Barbara is considered cheap. Try buying a house in Silicon Valley for that price and you'll get a bungalow.

    Does anyone here besides me and C320 follow the stock market? Anyone who paids full price for a vehicle needs their head examine, especially in this slowing economy. Dont let anyone tell you otherwise. In life, EVERYTHING IS NEGOTIABLE.

    I am confident that MB is starting to feel the pinch (order cancellations, bloated inventory, low monthly lease, and etc). I do notice that MB has been aggressive in advertising their vehicles lately. Coincidence? For anyone who is interested in MB, you'll get some heavy discounting by next month. Be patient. A penny save is a penny earn.
  • michhalamichhala Posts: 375
    Chuckee -- Your wife might want to try a pillow such as Obus makes for seat backs. They are exceptional and really help. Leg aches are usually connected with lower back problems. Pay attention to low-back pillows #BM01517 and lateral support cushion BM02611. I do not need a cushion in my C320 for comfort or for visibility -- But, I need to sit on one for my head to properly reach the head restraint -- and methinks this is really weird! I have seat BM01417.


    http://www.comfortliving.com/obus.htm


    Miki

  • mmc240mmc240 Posts: 4
    I have a c240 silver c2 auto cd ~ I too have the problems with the seat. I just can't get it right. Tried every position but doesn't help. Seems it doesn't have enough support. Besides that, everything are pretty cool except I heard a ticking sound when the car's idle (I remember some people talked about this earlier). Just a question for the people who had the ticking sound, did you guys get it fixed by the dealer or just lived with it? It's not loud and it doesn't happen everytime the car's idle but I would like to know how you guys dealt with it. Thanks And to chuckee2, and the others, if you found a solution for this seating problem, pleaze~ let me know. It's too late that i didn't get the all power seats at the first place. anywayz, my girlfriend doesn't seem to have a problem with the seating at all, she just love the car, every single bit of it~
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    I'm somewhat shocked by your comments in here. Are you same person I used to discuss certain Mercedes models with including the C320? If so what changed your disposition towards the C320 and seemingly Mercedes in general?

    M
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    yes.. i do know many people are feeling the pinch.. and i just say that people that based a lifestyle on an inflated market.. thinking it never will come down.. have never studied macro economics.. or even have an inklng of basic capitalism.. if u want lessons speak to my 81 yr old parents remember every major depression including '29.. up and down up and down.... an easy lesson.. but..in a country where"greed is good... greed is neccessary" many do get in over their heads.. thinking they are too smart to get caught... well.. guess what?
    like in vegas,,, buy with your head,,, not your heart.. buy what you can afford in a worst case scenario.... not based on the giddiness of a booming market... (its all just paper.. until u need it).. and youll never get in trouble... i know its not as much fun... but then... neither is loosing one's house

    additionally.. mb was aggresivly pushing the c(on tv) back in the fall
    when they had virtually no product to ship and the market was sitill reasonably good.. tv advertising time is booked well in advance... and has no relation to unpredictable wall street jitters
  • djasonwdjasonw Posts: 624
    I can see it now... cameras poised at Cheesecake Factory to monitor the economy. Henry thinks I meant this literally!! Once again... if people pay MSRP... leave them be!! As far as the economy goes... it's STILL STRONG. Henry must be the same idiots that bought out all the bread in Shoprite last week when weather forecasters said it would be the STORM OF THE CENTURY!! Listen to the hype. The media WANTS a reecession you fool!!! It's something to talk about. As long as rents stay high, home costs remain high, and there are NO incentives on the C class, the economy is still OK.
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    ( listening on line at A&P)... "ohhh gawd.. we better buy bread and milk... ya never know how long we ll have snow"geeesh!!
    the media comment is to a certain degree correct.. no wars.. no famine... let jump on an issue.. people become fixated.. and make an economic correction.. into a more serious problem.i dont know jason.. maybe we live in a pocket of unknowing..unseeing..unfeeling delusional conspicuous consumers. i don know one thing... usually the economy SPENDS its way out of a recession... so if people want to make this as painless as possible.. support your economy.. spend some money.. help enrich all those around you.. and it will come back 10 fold!
  • nankynanky Posts: 75
    All right folks...... being schooled in economics 101 has outlived its welcome and is not the purpose of this club. Recession or no recession I believe we are all in a position to determine whether or not we are in a position to shell out the $$$'s for a C class or whatever model we desire. It is true I could go all over town and maybe save a buck or two over MSRP yet that may not be what I want to do especially if the savings and period spent haggling is not worth my time. It is true I could get a fully loaded Acura RL for what I am paying for my C320 as it is also true I could buy three Hyundai Elantras. We have all made decisions, hopefully not under any type of duress, to either buy or consider buying a Mercedes and that comes at a price non Mercedes fans may have a difficult time rationalizing. One thing that is certain is that we share a common interest in Mercedes, particularly the C. Let's put a stop to the name calling etc and return this forum to what it is meant to be - sharing C experiences.
  • benz747benz747 Posts: 91
    All,

    I have been reading all arguments and counter-argumanets regarding the MSRP issues, first of all my this POST is not for those who already have that ORNAMENT on their HOOD, ENJOY !!!! so please do not feel that I am attacking you, my thinking on this post is for those like ME still hunting for a right DEAL

    I am totally agree with C320 buyer, I my self has experienced call re-calls from my MB dealer who have cancellation every two week, unfortunately the CAR he offered to me was LOADED with some or the other package I dint intended to buy - that is the STORY now you have to figure out the reasons beyond this cancellations either the people who ordered that FIRST place found another car better than MB? heck no in my opinion MB is undisputed queen of the road !! then what could be other factors for those cancellation ???? is it STOCK market or some sort of FEAR in peoples mind about ECONOMY ! the best thinking is if you can wait to see that ORNAMENT on the hood of your next CAR - the time has come to save few $$$$$
  • billp8billp8 Posts: 56
    ...and ad in today's Washington Post (Business section) by a local Lexus dealer which said "Respectfully discounting our entire inventory." Before buying my 2000 C, I do know that ES 300's, at least, were regularly discounted. Still, this ad was a surprise--I'd be curious as to whether any of the local Benz dealers "loosen up" re negotiations. Happy motoring (and dealing!)
  • fedssocrfedssocr Posts: 90
    I have to agree that the name-calling really is counter-productive if you're trying to make a point. It just makes you look small-minded. And that goes for both sides of the argument.

    Certainly those of us who already have the car likely paid full price, I think we can agree on that. For those who are currently hunting for their car, I'm sure that some people have been cancelling orders, probably because their personal financial situations have gone downhill. It really doesn't matter one way or the other macroeconomically speaking what's going on in the world if the people who actually placed the orders for these cars are suffering from bad times because they lost their jobs or lost money in the market or whatever. The fact of the matter is that people are not picking up their orders in some places. I think in some areas it's worse than others. If you live in CA you're likely to see more cancellations and have more choices. I drove past my dealer's lot on Sunday and they had very low inventory of all models and I didn't see any C's.

    We all make our own choices. Sure I would have loved to have saved some money off MSRP, but I wanted to have the car now so I paid what I had to. My job is not directly dependent on the strength of financial markets and I am personally very secure so I don't think I need to have my head examined. I have always wanted a MB since I was a kid. I am in a position to be able to afford it now and I don't wait to wait...any of us could get hit by a bus tomorrow, so I'm going to enjoy my life now. That's not to say that I'm not preparing for the future too, but I wanted to live a little. If you really want a discount you're going to have to wait a bit longer I think. And depending on whether or not MB gets "desperate" to unload some cars you may be waiting even longer before they feel like they need or want to deal on the car. We all make our choices. I hope we can have civil discussion here without calling each other stupid. I don't spend much time over at MBworld.org any more because the message boards over there are just people yelling at each other all the time. I have better things to do with my time than wade through all the negativity.
  • nankynanky Posts: 75
    All right folks...... being schooled in economics 101 has outlived its welcome and is not the purpose of this club. Recession or no recession I believe we are all in a position to determine whether or not we are in a position to shell out the $$$'s for a C class or whatever model we desire. It is true I could go all over town and maybe save a buck or two over MSRP yet that may not be what I want to do especially if the savings and period spent haggling is not worth my time. It is true I could get a fully loaded Acura RL for what I am paying for my C320 as it is also true I could buy three Hyundai Elantras. We have all made decisions, hopefully not under any type of duress, to either buy or consider buying a Mercedes and that comes at a price non Mercedes fans may have a difficult time rationalizing. One thing that is certain is that we share a common interest in Mercedes, particularly the C. Let's put a stop to the name calling etc and return this forum to what it is meant to be - sharing C experiences.
  • blehrlichblehrlich Posts: 92
    In my occupation (financial advisor), the buzzword for the new millenium is SUITABILITY. People should be intelligent enough, when it comes to the purchase of a car, to determine how much they can spend, as well has how much they are willing to spend. If spending more on a car means sacrificing something else, than that is the choice of the individual.

    On the lighter side, the C is an awesome vehicle.
  • benz747benz747 Posts: 91
    I read a well drafted messages from fedssocr, I just want to add something, the author mentioned that in spite of cancellation (due to any reasons) he didn't find any C's on dealers lot - the reason is those cancellations are happened to be for those CARS which will arrive here in MAY, so dealers are finding each and every way to sell those by making telephone calls to prospective buyers, this POINT they still hold MSRP, the discounting era will start when the Princess will arrived at their LOT and waiting for King to show her asphalt !! (lol) the reason I am optimistic is because I have not put down any amount to be on their WAITING LIST whom they said they will offer the CAR in case of cancellations

    so now the word is WAIT and WATCH, anyway even if you are ready for MSRP you have to WAIT
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