I still have not gotten my E55 which I mentioned on the NG in Oct 03. I am
now number one on the waiting list. The sales manager says that they should
be getting their 2004 allotment any day now. Does any one know how MB
parcels out limited production vehicles in the US? Is the dealer is just
jacking with me? Should I go ahead and put a deposit on a new M5 instead? I
may just keep my E500 and get a Porche convertible for nice days.
E500, E55 ..... splitting hairs I would say. I dont think the dealer is
giving you a hard time at all. You seem to have all the bases covered on
An E55 owner would seriously consider buying a BMW ... NOT.
I still drive it on dry warm days. It's completely restored and shiny as a
new Dime. I have the suspension set up for road racing so it's a bit rough
for driving every day. My back can't stand it day in and day out.
Has the E60 upgrade been scrapped?
I thought they were going to start making them about now.
Juergen would probably know the answer to that.
If so I would ask for the E60.
Even if its only another 50HP - will you
not be unhappy if 2 weeks after you collect
your E55 they announce the E60 is available?
You should try another dealer or try European
delivery. You need to be more aggressive and
inquiring - Dori can probably give you tips.
April 2004 issue of Automobile Magazine has a story just right for
you. Unfortunately, only the Table of Contents is available on-line
"The Waiting Game " by Timothy Ferris
It's a guy who's only moderately rich complaining about how the MB
dealers would take $50,000 or more than he would pay for an SL55 AMG,
and how heroic he was to wait to pay only $10,000 over sticker. Funny
stuff about how MB USA says that they don't encourage this type of
behavior. Ha Ha Ha. Right.
Also note that the European Delivery program was cancelled from under
According to Timothy Ferris, nothing.
You would hear nice soothing words about "repeat customers" and "best
business practices". Then you would hear about "anti-trust" and that
MBUSA can only "suggest" action, not enforce it.
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