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I saw on the MBUSA.com everytime i build a car there the transportation charge will always be included, im just wondering if do you always have to pay for that ?
 

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I saw on the MBUSA.com everytime i build a car there the transportation charge will always be included, im just wondering if do you always have to pay for that ?
Yes as SuperCLA noted there is no delivery charge for European delivery - go figure.

I am taking delivery of my AMG in Stuttgart next year, driving it around Europe for 2 weeks and then it will be shipped over to the US for me to pick up at the US dealer without having to pay the destination charge.
 

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I saw on the MBUSA.com everytime i build a car there the transportation charge will always be included, im just wondering if do you always have to pay for that ?
To the best of my knowledge, every company charges you for transport. Others may call it a Destination Fee or a Freight Charge or another similar term but it's all the same and it's always on top of MSRP.

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Thank you guys
guess picking up in German only worth it if you're planning to visit there.
 

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What do you think it will cost you to ship the car back home if you would pick it up in Germany?
Probably a whole lot more then what the dealer charges you...
If only you're thinking one by one not a whole lot of cars :)
 

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What do you think it will cost you to ship the car back home if you would pick it up in Germany?
Probably a whole lot more then what the dealer charges you...
The shipping back to the States or Canada is free in European Delivery
 

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Are you guys saying if you do European delivery they will send it to the US for free after u pick it up there ?

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I'm picking up my car in Stuttgart and will drop off there 2 weeks later after touring Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Germany.
I'm using frequent flyer miles for the trip from the US so Stuttgart pick and drop off was the optimum itinerary for me.

Being able to use FF miles definitely makes ED much more of a reasonable option.

My wife is coming with me on the trip and We are fortunate to have enough miles for business class. If we had to pay for these tickets they would cost $4700 each.

BTW Mercedes also includes a free night of accommodation at a 5 star hotel with the purchase.
 

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I'm picking up my car in Stuttgart and will drop off there 2 weeks later after touring Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Germany.
I'm using frequent flyer miles for the trip from the US so Stuttgart pick and drop off was the optimum itinerary for me.

Being able to use FF miles definitely makes ED much more of a reasonable option.

My wife is coming with me on the trip and We are fortunate to have enough miles for business class. If we had to pay for these tickets they would cost $4700 each.

BTW Mercedes also includes a free night of accommodation at a 5 star hotel with the purchase.
Aside from saving the delivery charges, is there additional discount like they used to do ( like 5% in the 80's ? )
Also how much do they charge for insurance while you are driving in Europe ? Is that complimentary ?
No drop off charges ?
 

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Aside from saving the delivery charges, is there additional discount like they used to do ( like 5% in the 80's ? )
Also how much do they charge for insurance while you are driving in Europe ? Is that complimentary ?
No drop off charges ?
Complimentary for one week or something like that. Plus they ship it to North America for free, at least for Canada that is. I don't know about the U.S but it should be the same. Other then that I dont think you get any discounts
 

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Aside from saving the delivery charges, is there additional discount like they used to do ( like 5% in the 80's ? )
Also how much do they charge for insurance while you are driving in Europe ? Is that complimentary ?
No drop off charges ?
I'm getting 7% off MSRP on both the price of the car and the options.

Mercedes is giving 5% off the AMG and my dealer is giving me another 2%

Complementary insurance is provided for 15 days and there is no drop off or, destination charge from Stuttgart.

I believe some of the drop off locations may have some kind of handling fee eg. Italy
 

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Are you getting more than 7% in total? I was advised that European Delivery was a straight 7% off of the car's total MSRP and that no other discounts could be applied. Is that not true?

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Are you getting more than 7% in total? I was advised that European Delivery was a straight 7% off of the car's total MSRP and that no other discounts could be applied. Is that not true?

-Eric
Normal Mercedes discount is 7% off both MSRP and options but not all models get a discount.

Some models don't get an ED discount period.

For the CLA45 AMG Mercedes is giving just 5% - which is good for an AMG version of the CLA

The dealer is giving me another 2% and of course I"m not paying the $935 destination charge which is about 2% of the base MSRP of the AMG.

I guess in total this equals almost 9% off what would be the US MSRP plus destination charge.

If you are buying airline tickets this would not cover the cost of travel and hotels if you are staying in Europe for any length of time.

This is all explained on the Mercedes USA web site.

The site doesn't have the CLA discounts posted yet.
 
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