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



  • On Sept 25, "Mercedes Benz of San Diego" was discounting all ML class at $3,000 off msrp- believe it was to last through Sept 30. I was tempted, but, still trying to decide between ML500 and Lexus GS470.
  • Some dealers in the tri-state are offering $3500 off. I think that makes it very attractive.

    Where are you from. I am also from Sacramento but bought the vehicla from Pleasanton.
  • i just made a few calls to oakland and sf benz and the fleet manager was willing to do -$1500 or -$1000 under invoice.
  • Hi Sierrasonic,

    We live east of Sacramento. Hands down, we got the best price & customer service from Pleasanton's internet department. I did all the negotiating over the internet, which was very straight forward and took very little time. This was the easiest transaction we ever did. They traded the car from another dealer and it got there in much shorter time than anticipated. We told them when we would be there and the car was waiting for us. Great service. I could not get any of the dealerships around here to budge. So we were very happy to drive a couple of hours for the car and price we wanted.

    How do you like your car? What did you get on it?
  • Guys & Gals,

    I have been negotiating on ML350 and am very close to coming to a conclusion. Here is the offer:

    Sell Price: $45000 (below invoice)
    MSRP: 49000
    Residual: 62%
    Money Rate: 0.00335

    This brings the monthly costs between $720 to $750 at 36 months, depending in 12000 to 15000 miles/year.

    Here is the catch, I received an email from MBUSA with a new offer and it sounds like they are using Money Rate of 0.0029, which is much better but at 10000 miles/year.

    I am planning to head to the dealer trw or the day after, so if you can response with your feedback ASAP, this will help my decision very much.


    IKE :confuse:
  • wbwynnwbwynn Posts: 246
    Anybody buying a new M; there seems to be such low activity on this board. Please share any info on M research or purchase comtemplated. Thx.
  • jrynnjrynn Posts: 162
    If you had to take EITHER the upgraded Harmon Kardon sound system @$1080 or the MB-NAV system @$1250, which would you take and why?

    Is the upgraded stereo THAT much better than the stock stereo? Is the MB-NAV now user friendly enough to be useful?
  • gm1120gm1120 Posts: 22
    IMO, the stereo is a much better deal. If you browse through some of the postings for ML, you'll see lots of complaints about the NAV not being up to snuff - japanese made cars have much better NAV than the german cars. The upgrade sound is really awesome on the stereo and I love the 6 CD changer in the glove compartment. :)
  • Can someone tell me where I can get an ML 280 CDI and or a ML 320 CDI.
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 2,006
    Oh, pmucic, you want a diesel ML?? Sure, you can get one.... just go to about any place in the world but the USA!

    2010 Land Rover LR4, 2013 Honda CR-V, 2009 Bentley GTC, 1990 MB 500SL, 2001 MB S500, 2007 Lincoln TC, 1964 RR Silver Cloud III, 1995 MB E320 Cab., 2015 Prevost Liberty Coach
  • i agree, the stereo is great, except that the CD changer is in the glove. but the sound is superb. altho i did not have the NAV, it did not seem all that impressive on the M.
  • wbwynnwbwynn Posts: 246
    Can you fit the iPod integration kit and CD changer in the M's glove box?
  • cctdicctdi Posts: 82
    If you call 1-800 for Mercedes, you will be told that the ML with diesel engine is coming up sometime in 06 for the 07 model. The question is the displacement of the engine is not known yet. I hope it will be at least 4.L V8 which is more potent and fuel efficient. I prefer the E-Class gets the V8 CDI in wagon form, if happens in the ML, then I get no choice!
  • merckymercky Posts: 15
    do you guys know how much incentive dealer have if you finance with MB. I got offer from $1000 off invoice to $2500 off invoice if I finance with MBUSA. any insights?
  • jrynnjrynn Posts: 162
    My understanding is that the MB Finance "marketing support" credit to qualifying borrowers/buyers in December 2005 is $2000 on the M-Class. It's not really a "dealer" incentive. It's money MB corporate is kicking in.

    It's also my understanding that while you can't prepay an MB Finance loan immediately, you can pay it off after six months.

    I don't know whether there is a minimum $ amount or % of the purchase price that has to be financed.
  • y2001y2001 Posts: 7
    Does the incentive apply to leasing through MB Finance? Thanks.
  • I am about to start negotiations with the dealer regarding a 2006 ML350 with several option packages. The sticker price is $56,700. What should I expect to pay for this car. Any tips are appreciate it.
  • jrynnjrynn Posts: 162
    You should expect to pay whatever the minimum amount is that a local dealership will accept.

    (And that will depend on your "local" market. If there is a critical mass of competing dealerships willing to price aggressively to take a sale away from another (as in DC/MD/VA where Euro/ASC/HBL are at each other's throats) then the discounts can be surprisingly big. (MUCH MUCH MUCH better than Edmunds TMV). In a region where dealerships are spread far apart, you should expect to see much less aggressive pricing.)

    The BEST way to get the BEST price is simply to identify the car you want, get a quote from Dealer 1 (telling them you're going to get quotes from Dealer 2 & Dealer 3), and then to just keep making the rounds 1/2/3 (by phone/e-mail/in person -- whatever you prefer) til they stop making the price better.

    But, bottom line, what you pay depends on where you are.

    You should only pay attention to reports of $3000 off MSRP/$4000 off MSRP/$5000 off MSRP or whatever other number people post IF (and this is a big IF) they are in your local market.
  • jrynnjrynn Posts: 162
    I don't know if it applies to leasing. Sorry.
  • Thanks.
  • merckymercky Posts: 15
    in california, looks like it is pretty competitive for the dealers right now. With the MB financing deal, you can get well below invoice. I have seen offers around $2500-$3000 off invoice with MB financing.(in stock cars tho). I guess $2000 of this discount is already coming from MB finance as explained in other posts. I was almost pulling the trigger for one in stock car I like, but then the reliability of the ML got me scared. I still like the car.
  • wbwynnwbwynn Posts: 246
    I like the layout and option packages of the new M a lot; I previously owned a Lexus GX470 and was disappointed, mainly because I didn't need third row seats and just hated the swing out rear door. However, reliabilty is the #1 issue with me, and I have not seen much on this forum to make me feel good enough even to test drive. Comments from current owners would be appreciated....expecially on the 350M. Thanks
  • i am sure you read my posts about mine. i had major tranny issues and safety concerns regarding my 2006 ml350. mbusa ended up buying it back from me once it was in the shop for the requisite lemon law period. i absolutely loved everything else about the vehicle. i was sad to actually let it go, but did not have a choice. maybe in a couple years, i may reconsider. it is sharpest SUV in its class. :cry:
  • Purchased ML 350 in July, just reached 9,000 mi., no serious issues noted. Pleasant experience so far, vehicle has many strengths and minimal flaws. From reviews (Car & Driver, Consumer Reports) read to date, I feel the vehicle is underated. I have owned 4 BMW's prior, and considered the X5, but after a comparative analysis between the ML & X5, found myself in a Mercedes and no longer in a BMW. If you acquire an ML with a light leather interior, make sure to inspect between the joint's of the rear seats/rear arm rest) for discoloration due to lack of improper tanning (corrected by M.) To date, no mechanical flaws noted,knock on wood :)
  • you are one of the lucky ones, enjoy! i am envious!! :shades:
  • y2001y2001 Posts: 7
    Just leased a white/tan ML350 with trim/sunroof/heated seats/power lift gate. MSRP $45,325. Selling price $39,270.
    Monthly payment (with 10 MSDs = $5,000) $455.8 (6% tax included). 39 months, 10k/year.

    Due at delivery: $795 bank fee + $200 down + 1st month + $200 registration/title/dealer fee.

    Very nice car, loving it so far.
  • merckymercky Posts: 15
    Anybody has information on if this MB winter event finance incentive ends jan 3rd or it is being continued? I believe there is $2000 incentive if you finance with MBUSA on M-class.
  • rapomrapom Posts: 2
    It's been extended till tomorrow, 1/6/06.
  • mrsp for the car and fully loaded is $54300
    The dealer wants $52000 for that car(5% off MRSP)
    is there any way I can get it for less, that dealer is the only dealer in the city where I live. The nearest dealer is 4hours drive. How can I bargain, is it a trend to get
    5 % only. I didn't feel comfortable in that dealer place, the manger was tracking me in the front door when I entered the second time(he remembered me and came listening to my conversation to another person that work in service dept). Please I need some help in getting a good deal.
    Thanks :(
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