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If theres a short supply of these things come October/November and dealers start charging $5k over or whatever they decide over the MSRP, would you be willing to pay, or just wait?

The Chevy dealers did this with the ZL1 when I was considering one, but I would never pay any markup, and won't do so for the AMG either.

What about you guys?
 

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Mark-up? No.

MSRP? Maybe...but probably not.

The CLA isn't a limited volume collector's car and it's going to drop in value just like any other car. Paying a mark-up gets me what? Bragging rights for being the first guy on the block who overpaid for an econocar that most other drivers on the road won't even notice? No thanks. I'd rather find a reasonable dealer who is farther away and take a road trip. And, my guess is that in the NYC metro area I won't have to go very far to find a dealer willing to deal. There are far too many not to play the game. Those who don't play around here are foolish. I would run from them like Forest Gump. I understand that everyone doesn't have that leverage but since I have 21 dealers within 50 miles of me I'm not too concerned. If all 21 are stupid then I will happily buy an Audi S4 or a sports sedan from some other MB competitor.

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-Eric
 

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My dealership doesn't do mark-ups, no matter how rare. I asked my sales Rep this very question. MB of West Chester
 

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My dealership doesn't do mark-ups, no matter how rare. I asked my sales Rep this very question. MB of West Chester
Would you recommend them? I have worked with Fort Washington a couple of times- no complaints.

And no, I wouldn't pay over MSRP- I bought my C350 at the end of its lease, so I have no deadline. Although I can't wait to drive the '45!
 

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In Canada, M-B dealers are prevented from marking up above MSRP.
 

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Would you recommend them? I have worked with Fort Washington a couple of times- no complaints.

And no, I wouldn't pay over MSRP- I bought my C350 at the end of its lease, so I have no deadline. Although I can't wait to drive the '45!
Same as you, no complaints.
 

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Pardon my ignorance but do you mean above MSRP before or after tax, title, license?
Tax, title and license fees aren't typically considered mark-up. Mark-up is a premium fee that is made up by the dealer over the MSRP that is charged just like an additional option (e.g. "rust protection") sold by the dealer that adds to the cost of your car. Think of it as a membership fee. :-/

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my dealer, mercedes of manhattan ,is not marking up the car....... paying mark up on these cars would be absolutly redic.

cant wait to get my car
 

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Mark-up? No.

MSRP? Maybe...but probably not.

The CLA isn't a limited volume collector's car and it's going to drop in value just like any other car. Paying a mark-up gets me what? Bragging rights for being the first guy on the block who overpaid for an econocar that most other drivers on the road won't even notice? No thanks. I'd rather find a reasonable dealer who is farther away and take a road trip. And, my guess is that in the NYC metro area I won't have to go very far to find a dealer willing to deal. There are far too many not to play the game. Those who don't play around here are foolish. I would run from them like Forest Gump. I understand that everyone doesn't have that leverage but since I have 21 dealers within 50 miles of me I'm not too concerned. If all 21 are stupid then I will happily buy an Audi S4 or a sports sedan from some other MB competitor.

Just my $.02,
-Eric
I'm in nyc too! If you find someone to give you a good deal you already know who to tell lol
 

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+1 expect discount,never mark up
In 2001, when the 333 hp M3 debuted, one of my local dealerships offered their first arrival at a mark up of $25k ( against MSRP of $45k ) and sold the car at that marked up price.
At the same time, a $130k BMW Z8 was in the showroom listed at $300k. It was sold but not sure at what negotiated price. That was the very tail end of the dot com bubble and I lived in the land of PinkMonkey.com, a company with $100 of revenue and $50 million market cap. Within a year, I saw a Z8 ( probably not the same one ) advertised for $80k.
January 2008, Los Angeles BMW dealers were asking $30k over MSRP for their newly introduced V8 M3. After Bear Stearns fell, I bought mine for $5k below MSRP. Had I waited for Lehman Brothers to fall a few months later, I could have bought the car for $10k under MSRP. So much for paying mark up...
 
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