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Mercedes-Benz questions and answers

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Has anyone cross shop the C43 AMG vs the E400 coupe (I think they are roughly the same price range) and what was your reason choosing one over the other?
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Sep 6, 2006
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looks like many people's C300 lease are due soon and looking for GLC300 or GLE

we can form a group buy to get better discount?

my c300 is due at the end of May, MB allows ending lease 4 month before due.

I will be getting a new lease in Feb. when their AutoShow Promo comes out.

during Feb 2018 autoshow, they sent me a promo card for 2018 C300 with 0.9% lease rate.

btw, I heard facelifted 2020 GLC300 will be in the market later this year, Sept. or Oct., which will have a larger central LCD screen.

Styling updates highlight 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC revamp. Should you wait?
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Dec 12, 2013
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sircool wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 9:51 am
looks like many people's C300 lease are due soon and looking for GLC300 or GLE

we can form a group buy to get better discount?

my c300 is due at the end of May, MB allows ending lease 4 month before due.

I will be getting a new lease in Feb. when their AutoShow Promo comes out.

during Feb 2018 autoshow, they sent me a promo card for 2018 C300 with 0.9% lease rate.

btw, I heard facelifted 2020 GLC300 will be in the market later this year, Sept. or Oct., which will have a larger central LCD screen.

Styling updates highlight 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC revamp. Should you wait?
How do you get the promo codes. Is there a place where people can sign up?

My car is scheduled to be delivered in February 2019 C300 coupe. Would be nice to get extra discount.
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pcmania wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 11:21 am
How do you get the promo codes. Is there a place where people can sign up?

My car is scheduled to be delivered in February 2019 C300 coupe. Would be nice to get extra discount.
it is a postcard they send to my mailbox, not promo code, once you becomes a owner, they will send you those stuffs, magazine, promo cards, souvenir etc.
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Sepiraph wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 9:57 pm
Has anyone cross shop the C43 AMG vs the E400 coupe (I think they are roughly the same price range) and what was your reason choosing one over the other?
Coupe to Coupe, the AMG is sportier while E400 is bigger and for cruising.

But the real fun is the E53 released in 2019. The 48V system put like 150lb of torque up front at 0 rpm. It's virtually 0 lag.
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Oct 3, 2005
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sircool wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 9:51 am
looks like many people's C300 lease are due soon and looking for GLC300 or GLE

we can form a group buy to get better discount?

my c300 is due at the end of May, MB allows ending lease 4 month before due.

I will be getting a new lease in Feb. when their AutoShow Promo comes out.

during Feb 2018 autoshow, they sent me a promo card for 2018 C300 with 0.9% lease rate.

btw, I heard facelifted 2020 GLC300 will be in the market later this year, Sept. or Oct., which will have a larger central LCD screen.

Styling updates highlight 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC revamp. Should you wait?
I am also in the same boat. I wouldn't mind a group buy? What are others looking at after the C300?

I most likely will get a GLC300 after give back my C300 which is due in April. I wouldn't mind the GLE but I don't think I want to spend the extra. Only problem with getting the GLC300 is that the inside kind of feels the same as my current C300.

Also, I was wondering, did you all pay for the 3 years $950 for the maintenance? How about the $399 admin fee and $250 security etching fee?
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hello99 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 3:25 pm
I am also in the same boat. I wouldn't mind a group buy? What are others looking at after the C300?

I most likely will get a GLC300 after give back my C300 which is due in April. I wouldn't mind the GLE but I don't think I want to spend the extra. Only problem with getting the GLC300 is that the inside kind of feels the same as my current C300.

Also, I was wondering, did you all pay for the 3 years $950 for the maintenance? How about the $399 admin fee and $250 security etching fee?
agree on the bolded

I did not get the prepaid maintenance, but did serviced at the dealership. Buy it if want to service at dealership; don't buy if service elsewhere.
I got offered $750 lease protection with no security deposit, usually it costs $1450?
did pay for admin fee, etching fee (Global i?), and wheellock ...
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btw, MB also allow you to postponed the lease by 5 months at the same monthly lease fee after the lease due date.
e.g. if your lease due jan.31, you can extend it for another 5 months till the end of June.
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Aug 17, 2018
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My lease is up in April as well C-300 - looking at getting the E-300 sedan, however I have heard that there will be a refresh for 2020, I hope that comes out sometime this year.
My dealer has been pushing me to get into another c300..... I really don't want another C class as this will have been my 3rd one.
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Oct 3, 2005
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sircool wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 3:44 pm
btw, MB also allow you to postponed the lease by 5 months at the same monthly lease fee after the lease due date.
e.g. if your lease due jan.31, you can extend it for another 5 months till the end of June.
I didn't know that...I may consider that...having a hard time deciding what to get next
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sircool wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 3:44 pm
btw, MB also allow you to postponed the lease by 5 months at the same monthly lease fee after the lease due date.
e.g. if your lease due jan.31, you can extend it for another 5 months till the end of June.
Of course they will, they just make more $ off you with the same depreciated car.

My early return is end of this year and kinda have my eyes on C43 Wagon. I don't think CLA45 or A45 will hit us my then but those those could be alternatives (it they do indeed get 48V boost like the E53 series which will solve one of my biggest complains on the 45s, turbo lag).
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RealtorGTA1 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 3:57 pm
My lease is up in April as well C-300 - looking at getting the E-300 sedan, however I have heard that there will be a refresh for 2020, I hope that comes out sometime this year.
My dealer has been pushing me to get into another c300..... I really don't want another C class as this will have been my 3rd one.
Coming in late fall 2020 as MY2021
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Jan 4, 2019
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Hello,
For negotiating a new lease, I believe this thread seems to suggest aiming for a 5-6% dealer discount off configured MSRP in addition to factory incentives. I'm wondering if it's worth using sites like Unhaggle, Car Cost Canada, APA, etc. to find the dealer invoice price and then negotiating based on dealer profit margin instead?
Thanks!
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Oct 3, 2005
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sircool wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 3:40 pm
agree on the bolded

I did not get the prepaid maintenance, but did serviced at the dealership. Buy it if want to service at dealership; don't buy if service elsewhere.
I got offered $750 lease protection with no security deposit, usually it costs $1450?
did pay for admin fee, etching fee (Global i?), and wheellock ...

Are you expecting more than a 6% discount?
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Sep 6, 2006
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at least 8% off, for Unhaggle invoice price, it's 8% off base msrp, 14% off on package and options
plus factory/dealership incentive, 1% rate reduction, 3 months payment waived
heard even at Unhaggle invoice price, there is still a room for dealership profit.

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