10% discount on new W205 C Class

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  1. Roger Bill

    Roger Bill Active Member

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    Just noticed some very attractive prices for the new W205 C Class models and options on www.Carfile.net For example, C200 Sport automatic £30,350 recommended on the road price is discounted down to £26,788.40 which is more than 10% off and the £895 Airmatic air suspension option is £787.60 Unfortunately they don't have pricing for the premium and premium plus packages but prices for most other options are listed.

    For a newly released car these seem incredibly good discounts. Am I missing something? I understand Carfile cars are new (not pre-registered) and are supplied by UK main dealers.
     
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    Our local dealer in Italy (Guidicar) has W205s in stock with a discount of up to 12,000 euros depending on model. They are mostly diesels, manual and autos in white, silver or black. Perhaps sales are not going as well as expected.
     
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    It will be brand new car. They will put you in touch with the dealer. In past I was contacted by Boston and more recently by Stoke on Trent dealer. I've got higher discount than Drive The Deal was able to offer.
     
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    When I bought my c250 in 2011 I got 12.5% off list price. Deals can always be done
     
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    One could be forgiven for missing the time when there was a two year waiting list on a new model Merc or being asked for 20% above list.

    Where will it all end...
     
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    Widespread heavy discounting on list doesn't bode well for retained value/ trade in values in 2-3 years time. So you might buy it cheap--- but come it's time to sell--------??
     
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    On this basis, it'll be interesting to see Lease prices as well, get in early before any come on the 2nd hand market?
     
  8. MercedesMatt

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    Ill just shed some light if i may, as a Mercedes-Benz sales executive.

    Mercedes have just started offering a small level of support to dealers to help get the numbers of new W205's out quick. Theres some good risidual prices offered on personal contracts (PCP - Mercedes Agility). Contact me if anyone would like any more info.
     
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    Hi,I ordered on a PCP back in May. In the region of £600 support from MBFS. Just seen this support has almost doubled since 1st July. Can the additional support be factored in on a confirmed order retrospectively? Rgds
     
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    Cheers Matt, would prefer Merc to provide more assistance with the production times - a small discount isn't enough consideration for a 5 month wait for a standard C250 Sport IMO.
     
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    I'm trying to see a positive aspect to this argument, but I can't. I'd rather have my big discount up front and then another on the next new car than dangle in the air hoping for a better trade-in down the line. Given that I'm a 4-5 year man rather than a serial car swapper, the trade in value idea has never convinced me.


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    Hmmmm? Yeah no problem at all, we can knock the other £6000 off that folk are now getting too. :p

    Seriously, did you put the £500 deposit down?
    How much discount did you get overall?
    It may be worth loosing that and seeing what deals you can get if you order again now.
     
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    £800.00 I total. Was a factory order C250 AMG Line Auto Premium Plus Metallic + Privacy Glass. Ordered mid May, and dealer would give nothing other than £250.00 on top of Finance offer. £250 paid as deposit. Told car will arrive 12th August.
     
  14. Vel

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    Ordered last week and managed to get just shy of £2,000 by way of dealer contribution and discount. It seems that as MercedesMatt says, only now are some discounts being offered.

    The discount is a bit soured by the fact that on top of the 5 weeks being added to the delivery date because of the move of RH production to South Africa, there are now further delays if you order a Premium Plus pack. There seems to be an issue with supply of the sunroofs.
     
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    Drivethedeal are offering £4800 off that spec, so may be worth emailing drivethedeal and finding out lead times?

    They may have a dealer who has one with metallic already allocated, so you wont wait any longer for your car and you will save £4000 even after loosing your £250.
     
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    I got 10% off a brand new W212 from a Merc dealer four months after its release.

    It was a base spec petrol model stock car so maybe that played a part.
     
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    Wow, I've now seen that too, so going back to my original query - I'm interested to know thoughts whether anyone has had experience of the current dealer renegotiating on an already ordered car, rather than run the risk of a potential cancellation?

    I'll approach Drive The Deal for a quote, I do have a feeling though that that level of discount at the front end will be negated by a lower residual on the back end. The deal I agreed to factored in £23800.00 residual after 24 months.
     
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    What deposit are you putting down on the finance, I will do some sums for you?
     
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    I am guessing you paid £37,500 for your car?


    Say if you put down a £3500 deposit.

    And have a £23800 balloon you should be paying Mercedes £558 a month on their current 5.5% APR rate.

    Does that sound right?


    Now, if you were to order throuh drivethedeal or maybe a friendly dealer on here.
    You could be saving £4800 on list, so £33700.

    If you were to do that over 2 years you could have a £19500 balloon at the end for £560 a month.
    This means you would have just over £4k equity or you may still throw the keys back.

    If you had the balloon at £23k you would be down to £420 a month.

    £23800 balloon brings the monthly down to £391.

    £391 vs £588 is a big difference!!

    I would lose the the £250 deposit if they don't cut you a deal.
     
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    Guaranteed value should be the same regardless of dealer discount or lack of it. In my case it looked on documentation that I'm paying more deposit than I actually did but guaranteed value was exactly the same as on finance example on MB website.
     

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