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post #281 of 305 (permalink) Old 04-15-2009, 08:25 AM
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best extended warranty?

Thanks for the offer of help. I own a 2004 CL600 that was put into service 9/2005 and I have 25,000 miles on the car so it is still covered by the new car warranty until this coming September. Do you have any suggestions on an extended warranty for this car? I am the second owner and would like to keep it for 3-4 more years but am concerned about what I have been reading about the costs to repair exotic items like the ABC suspension system. Any help would be most appreciated.
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Dealer fees for CPO car purchase

All,

I am looking to buy a CPO ML350. I would like to know what fees I should expect the dealer to add on?

document prep?
group advertising?
etc?

Some threads talk about this but they are in the context of buying a new car. Since I am going to buy CPO, I was wondering if there are differences in terms of dealer fees that I will get hit with.

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My wife and I started with a 07 C280W4. We lease because I tend to drive my cars hard. In 2008, when we decided we needed an SUV as well (space + seating) we were interested in the R and the GL. The GL was a bit out of our price range but the R was a complete mess. The thing completely dragged. Felt like a 4 cylinder trying to haul a trailer or something!

Upset that there wasn't a MB for us, we set out to find a suitable vehicle. The Infiniti QX was terrible (though the M and G are still nice compared to MB), and the Escalade and Lincolns not worth the cash..... The Lexus' third row was totally uncomfortable (though looking back, we probably should have given it more consideration, the salesman was a complete jerk though). ... We checked out other vehicles as well and suprisingly enough ended up at a Buick dealership. The Enclave was a great truck it seemed and we priced it out. Suprisingly the salesman came back with a monthly price well above any other car we drove.

The culprit was their interest rate (over 8% while everyone else was well below 4%). Told him if the interest rate were lower we'd take the car, he said no. Pulled out a stack of files and said something to the effect that I should buy the car "because all these people didn't have a problem with the interest rate." I told him that's because all of those people were too oblivious to realize that they could drive down the block and get a MB or Lexus (both more expensive) for the same payments and walked out telling him I'm going to get the ML350. Settled on the ML350, at least we got the space, and love it. A week later the Buick guy calls and says they can do 0%. Anyway....

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The ML is up in a year and we're considering the GL again. Will also consider the Audi, Buick & Lexus again as well though. We don't drive much and so we're considering buying this time (potentially used because I can't see buying a new car that will lose so much value when I sign the papers), but wanted to know if you had a sense as to when MB will change the GL line?

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Anyone here know where to get a side mirror signal light cover for a 2008 ML350 at a decent price? The one on my driver's side is cracked.
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The one on my driver's side is cracked.
So are you - if you think this thread is about stupid questions like yours!
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So are you - if you think this thread is about stupid questions like yours!
Never know . . .

Saw much worse in reading through though. How about you take a walk and shove your head up your a**, might do you some good.
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but wanted to know if you had a sense as to when MB will change the GL line?
2012-2013. It's on a seven year redesign schedule, and it had it's halfway mark facelift this year. They nailed it out of the park in 2007, it won Motor Trend's SUV of the year both 2007 and 2008. That's rare, they usually pass it around more.
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Anyone here know where to get a side mirror signal light cover for a 2008 ML350 at a decent price? The one on my driver's side is cracked.
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E350 LED Daytime Running Lamps

When ordering a 2010 E350 4Matic Sport and not choosing the premium 2 package which includes the LED Daytime Running Lamps are they replaced with the double circular fog lamps.

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