AA747123 wrote:I would lean more toward finding one from a MB dealer and buy it CPO. I just purchased a 2014 E350 4Matic from a MB dealer as a CPO. I wound up getting better coverage (I did buy an additional warranty) and got better financing than Car Max could offer. I looked at Car Max and had trouble finding one with all the equipment I liked. You may get lucky and find just what you are looking for at Car Max, but I was more than happy with my purchase from a MB dealer as a CPO unit. Right now MB is offering 1.99 APR on CPO and two years of pre-paid maintenance.
dfwjim1 wrote:I was checking the CARMAX website today and looking at their inventory of used MB C250s Sport priced between 20 and 22K with 35 to 45 K miles on them. I drive only about 8,000 miles per year (in Florida) for commuting so I do not mind at all buying a used car for cash. Would a C250 be a good purchase or should I avoid buying a used MB? I don't mind purchasing premium fuel but how are the maintenance and insurance costs on the 250s? BTW, I have used CARMAX in the past and really like the way they do business.
Thanks for your help.
DLFREEBIRD wrote:Not sure why some are trying to push MB dealer. carmax has CPO. and nobody needs to buy additional warranty if the MB under 50k or less than 48 months the vehicle will still be under MB factory warranty.
I thought the OP was paying cash. Anyway, the last place i would go for financing on a used car or new car is a dealer that includes CARMAX. go to your local credit union Watch for add ons. Doesn't matter if your have 1.99 APR they are going to soak you by enticing you with no money down offers. Don't do it. The minute you drive off the lot your upside down, and it's going to take you a couple of years to dig out of that hole. Always pay cash for a car if you can. Try not to fall in love with a car, the people who do are the ones driving around paying 800.00 a month for a car.
Yeah MB are high maintenance and care, and more expensive to insure. That's a given. Just try to get something that's interior looks well taken care and has good maintenance records. avoid the opposite, excessive miles, poor maintenance.
FriscoHeavy wrote:I've got a 2014 MB C250 Sport, Black with 22,000 miles if you want it! Great, fun little car and no you DO NOT have to use 'Premium' gas. It says to, but I've done extensive research and spoke to many people, even at the dealership and have stated it is not necessary.
Regular Maintenance has been completed every year since I got the vehicle (I believe 3 services now).
Also, insurance is not expensive if you have a good driving record. My wife and I pay about $2,100/year for a 2014 & 2015 Mercedes. That is full coverage and very high coverage limits on each.
jetstar wrote:Check the owners manual for fuel specifications, it will probably say 93 octane recommended, minimum required 87.
My Volvo says that, and all I ever use is 87.
DLFREEBIRD wrote:Not sure why some are trying to push MB dealer. carmax has CPO.
GuitrThree wrote:DLFREEBIRD wrote:Not sure why some are trying to push MB dealer. carmax has CPO.
Well, CarMax has CPO that they made up. It's CERTAINLY not FACTORY CPO. And there is a difference. Anytime you are buying CPO, you NEED to be buying at a dealer that sells the same brand. Buying a CPO Camry, get it at a Toyota dealer. Buying a CPO Accord, buy it at a Honda Dealer, Buying a CPO Benz, buy it a MB dealer, etc.
Thinking that CarMax CPO is equivalent to Mercedes Benz CPO is simply wrong. Do your homework. You fell for the CarMax marketing lie. Like a lot of people do.
DLFREEBIRD wrote:That's a pretty broad brush your painting with, ( some shady guy in the back of the CarMax Shop.
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