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post #1 of 15 Old 10-11-2009, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Please help with price.

Hi all,

I found new 2008 ISF. Sticker ~$61. Dealer says he can sell it for $49.9, with "a bit more room to negotiate". My friends brother says that he has purchased a similar car for $45K , few weeks ago. He traded his M5, though, so I'm sure it affected the final price. I'm also thinking about trading my 07 Jeep SRT8 with 36K miles.
What do you guys think about the price? Can I squeese another couple of grand of him?

Thank you.
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post #2 of 15 Old 10-11-2009, 05:45 PM
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Probably not, that is a pretty good price for new even if it is an 08.
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if he said there is room to negotiate, you will be able to get the price down, $45k may be pushing it. then again, that car has been sitting on their lot for a long time now, which costs them money. be politely aggressive and see how you make out.

about the trade in, that should only be addressed after the final price is agreed upon. it shouldn't even be discussed during the price negotiation, the same goes on whether you are paying cash or financing. the only thing that would change this is if incentives would apply, and i don't think there are any currently going on for the F, especially an '08.

even at 49k a new one is a steal. good luck and have fun.

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the worst they can say is no. then you're still getting it 10k under sticker.
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Thank you guys.
It's not about how much they will sell it for, but rather how much I want to spend in addition to my trade in. BTW I spoke to a friend who got a similar car couple of weeks ago. He figures, he paid aroung 48.5K. That's what I will be aiming at...

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Test drove an ISF, nice! I loved it, but in auto mode itís very slow do downshift. Carís well balanced, quality is far superior to my Jeep, of course. The suspension compared to Jeep is really cushy.
Now the problem: the car was sold when I was there. How about that? So, itís two cars now, which have been parked for a year and a half and both were sold when I came to the dealer. One on Friday and one on Monday...
Did anybody say something about luck? Iím not even upset, just amused.
Well, I'll keep looking, C63 also becomes a possibility (shhh, don't tell my wife)
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I'm pretty sure there are still dealers out there with 08 ISFs. Just go on cars.com or a similar site and check. I saw a new 08 listed for 46k and change the other day.

I'm sure you would be extremely happy with the C63 if you purchased one...they are awesome...minus the typical Mercedes depreciation, maintenance cost, and fuel mileage...this is important to some and not to others. I know that I feel more satified driving an extremely fast car that averages me 21 mpg rather than 17.

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I'm pretty sure there are still dealers out there with 08 ISFs. Just go on cars.com or a similar site and check. I saw a new 08 listed for 46k and change the other day.

I'm sure you would be extremely happy with the C63 if you purchased one...they are awesome...minus the typical Mercedes depreciation, maintenance cost, and fuel mileage...this is important to some and not to others. I know that I feel more satified driving an extremely fast car that averages me 21 mpg rather than 17.
I spent couple of hours yesterday searching/calling; nothing within reasonable distance (I don't want to travel far). Those few used cars are just as expensive or even more then leftovers I found, so it doesn't make sense to buy them. I think I know about an 08 you're referring to. That's one they delivered on Friday one hour before my arrival (or so they say). For some reason (traffic generator?) they still have it on autotrader.
As to C63 AMG, they had crazy incentives on 09-s, when people bought them for $55K out of the door with the sticker in high 60-s
I know how bad the depreciation is on theses cars I used to drive CLK55 couple of years back.
Fuel economy doesn't really bother me, coming from the Jeep SRT8, almost anything will get better mileage
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That's a great price for a loaded C63 AMG. If you get one, I hope you know how to handle oversteer. From some of the videos I have watched, a little throttle and the rear end comes-a-flying-out. Lots of power and lots of fun! Of course, the ISF is the same way if you disable the traction and stability control. Overall though, you can't go wrong with an M3, ISF, or C63 AMG...in my opinion.

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Overall though, you can't go wrong with an M3, ISF, or C63 AMG...in my opinion.
Or with RS4, or with CTS V, especially the latter, but I have a problem with styling/quality, too many angles IMO. Never drove one, but heard that Caddy did (who knew?) a great job with suspension/handling.
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