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Old 01-22-2019, 12:41 PM
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I've been on the lookout for a used GLC300 SUV for my wife to drive. I concentrated on 2017 or 2018 with reasonable mileage. I found two locally both silver with beige interior (I hate the black). One has 5.5K miles for $39,900 and the other has 27.5 miles for $33,000. They look brand new and run well. Both are still under warranty so that should not be a problem. The 27.5K is being sold by an Infinity dealer whereas, the 5.5K is a Mercedes dealer and is certified. Certified and lower mileage is nice but is it worth an additional $7,000 miles? My thought is to buy an extended warranty as the original warranty comes close to ending.

Any thoughts? I'd appreciate any advice since this is our first Mercedes.

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I've been on the lookout for a used GLC300 SUV for my wife to drive. I concentrated on 2017 or 2018 with reasonable mileage. I found two locally both silver with beige interior (I hate the black). One has 5.5K miles for $39,900 and the other has 27.5 miles for $33,000. They look brand new and run well. Both are still under warranty so that should not be a problem. The 27.5K is being sold by an Infinity dealer whereas, the 5.5K is a Mercedes dealer and is certified. Certified and lower mileage is nice but is it worth an additional $7,000 miles? My thought is to buy an extended warranty as the original warranty comes close to ending.

Any thoughts? I'd appreciate any advice since this is our first Mercedes.

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Are both the same year?
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Old 01-22-2019, 05:10 PM
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Yes, Both are 2018
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Both have intelligent LEDs and other 'must have' options?
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:36 AM
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Yes. They are pretty much identical with the same options. The only difference is the mileage. It seems a big $ difference for only mileage and being certified.
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Itís itís in your budget I would go for the lower mileage vehicle.
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1 First Factor - our planned mileage/usage - for your future value you can't roll-back the mileage you bought at - the question the future mileage/vlaue that you will own as you drive/use over your planned ownership

2. 2nd Factor - anticipated service over your planned ownership - the maintenance schedule can be found on mbusa.com under owner's section. The "cost" for next 3yrs service recommended service at 40K-50K-60K will be quite higher than recommended 3yr service for the 5K rig 10K-20K-30K for example (and if the MB dealer may have already done the 10K - if they have your next next 3 services will be at 15K(20Kservice)-25K(30Kservice)-35K(which will be 40K service). You need to be aware of Spark Plug Change/when and Transmission Service/when - as major expense.
The one from MB has been inspected and/or serviced - do you really think a 37K mile 2018 has been serviced per MB recommendation for 10K/20K/30K (this 18 is called a "Road Runner")

3. 3rd Factor - warranty - the Mercedes New Car Warranty is 4yrs/50K miles from original in-service date (whichever comes 1st) - then Mercedes CPO add's a additional 1Yr Unlimited Mileage Warranty that seamlessly when the New Car Warranty ends. That Mercedes CPO Warranty can be extended up to a additional 2yrs - adding up to 2 additional years of added Unlimited Mileage Warranty - for added cost at time of purchase or up to last day of the original 1Yr CPO warranty.

4. 4th Factor - if the one at your MB dealer is a "retired service loaner - called CVP) then it "may" qualify for Special Mercedes Financial Financing as low as 1.99% out to 72 - or may qualify for Mercedes 1st Class Lease - where the Infinity one you know does not have any possible special.

That covers the 4 factors you might consider... you have "risk factors" on the 37K mile GLC - and yes you do have "added value" on the 5K one..
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Thank you for your excellent analysis. It give me something to think about. BTW, the mileage on one of the cars is 27.5K not 37 K as you indicated. In any case it give me pause to consider the pros & cons of each car.

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Good luck... please note this "factor" expires end of February - even if you are cash-ready 1.99 out to 72 is cheap money

"4th Factor - if the one at your MB dealer is a "retired service loaner - called CVP) then it "may" qualify for Special Mercedes Financial Financing as low as 1.99% out to 72 "
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