For one equipped a little better than my 2012 SLK 350 it comes to $66,855. That's just $1,800 more than what my car listed for when new five years ago! :smile: And that's with a more powerful engine and more safety features.
If they give me what I paid for it, I might take that and save the hassle. Thataway, you pay a little less in state sales tax, but eh. Jalopnik had an article on the pros and cons of trade-ins this year. There were a few arguments like that for trading in. I suspect mine will sell fast - it was only on the lot one day when I bought it after a lot of shopping.These guys are the only Mercedes dealer I know that will give you what your vehicle is worth, we got $3000 over blue book on our trade with $900 discount on vehicle price as well (traded 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited for 2016 GLC 300).
You will definitely save a LOT on state tax for sure because they can't charge tax on the trade value, so a big factor to weigh in on IF they offer you fair trade. Its going to be a niche car for a while so I doubt their will be any to spare right off. I don't even see a dealer with one in stock anywhere, all special order for 8 week to 3 month delivery. I'ma hold out till the market is stocked a lil, might even wait for Joe Blow money bags to take that ream job from Mercedes and get me a bigger discount. I DO NOT like fooling with dealers. If you know where and how to look, used is the wisest thing to do. Thats what I did with my 350, old guy bought it, put 3300 miles on it, sat in his garage mostly for the 4 years b4 I bought it at half the original price. It was in better condition than the so called certified pre-owned ones I drove at local Mercedes dealers. Just took a lil patience and I actually had more fun buying used.If they give me what I paid for it, I might take that and save the hassle. Thataway, you pay a little less in state sales tax, but eh. Jalopnik had an article on the pros and cons of trade-ins this year. There were a few arguments like that for trading in. I suspect mine will sell fast - it was only on the lot one day when I bought it after a lot of shopping.
Going to pick up some parts this week, I'll see what they say. No deal without driving first, may not be enough to be worth trading, except for an irrational case of the wants.
$65,240 Bama style. Nicely equipped stock P1 package, Selenium Grey, Bengal Red-Black Nappa, Pano-roof, opted out for extra $5-7k for all the bells and whistles that would just get in my way and fail to operate in short while. I mean command don't understand half the time, I always check my blind spots, I prefer to parallel park myself, and I don't need computer to brake for me:wink:$75,941 Dallas style. That's pretty much everything, only way to go. I don't really need the AMG handling pkg but I can't take it with me. Might as well go out with a bang. Need to look closer at paint and interior choices but that won't change the price much.
This would make the world's best 2012 SLK 350 available. Not trading it in, they ROB you.
The next SLC is to be released in the 2020 model year. So it's 3 years off. Details about it are decidedly sketchy. It may not even have a folding hardtop. As for more powerful engines, all the indications are that the AMG SLC43S will be a 435PS remap of the current 365PS 3.0V6 which in itself is nearly as fast as the old outgoing 421PS SLK55.I'll be waiting until the Facelift SLC AMG offers a twin turbo V8 ... right now that car is far slower and less attractive than what I have.
You sure he wasn't 100% serious?:grin:Went to the stealership today to pick up some replacement parts that had fallen off. Man said he expects an SLC 43 demo in 6 weeks, maybe 4. Not bad! His people will call my people. Orders taken in August. Had all the info in the computer but no brochures and such until August, likely. That's all I was able to find out.
He thought selling my lo-miles 2012 would be best for me as he says he only pays 10% of what it's worth. About half serious.
Dunno, but surprised he was that honest. Didn't even argue the point, agreed with my assessment. Of course he knew the sales tax thing but a rough calculation showed it not to matter that much. In general didn't seem very interested in the car. Not sure if I mentioned it but this was the same place I bought it. Hard to poo-poo a car you sold. One problem is he can look up what I paid for it. Something south of that would be his starting point. It's a better car now as it now has the missing floor mat hold downs I picked up.You sure he wasn't 100% serious?:grin: