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Date registered: Nov 2003
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Please help. Need your input ASAP. Buying a car
Currently I have an '05 Acura TL with Navi and A-Spec, bluetooth, xenons and just about anything you can think of. BUT... I wanted to upgrade to a higher class car, so I've looked at several options, to include the '06 CLK350 with Navi, Xenons package, Satellite radio, wood steering wheel and leather. (Black on Stone leather).
My TL would get traided at a current payoff, so no problems there, plus I have to pay taxes only on the price difference ($21K).
Originally I stopped by Mercedes dealership and wanted to get on the Winter Sale event, but the CLK did not fall into that category. So, I asked them to run the numbers on $3,000 total at signing and they came back with like $850/mo payment. I laughed in their face, wrote down on a piece of paper that I'm willing to pay $3,000 total down at signing and will accept a payment of $600/mo for a lease. Told them to keep those numbers and call me, if they change their mind. Today I've got a call and they have agreed to my numbers (but for a 51 month (4.25 years)lease and 10,000 miles a year). But I have to do that deal by 3pm tomorrow (Tuesday, 3rd of January).
Here's my deal, my friends have told me that the lower class Mercedes quality has gone down in the last few years. BUT... what is considered lower class for Mercedes? Is it the C class? If that's the case, then doesn't CLK kind of fall into the C class category by worksmanship quality?
I spoke to my friends, but they can't say anything about the CLKs, because they are all older and drive S class. So it's kind of hard to get some kind of explanation from them.
Pleas tell me if you think that my deal is OK, and any comments on CLK quality and ownership experience will be appreciated.