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Old 03-22-2021, 12:33 PM   #1
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Is Sterling, VA near any of you DC peeps>

Hi All,

There is a REALLY nice e450 wagon at AutoNation Honda, down in Sterling VA that I am actively shopping. I'll know by end of today if I have a deal in place on it. I was wondering if anyone was very close to that area and if so has nothing better to do today or tomorrow and would like to put eyes on it for me.

If there is someone that is close and has free time, I'll let you know before you head over that it is something in the 90% complete range or if it is a dead end.

Thanks as always.
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Old 03-22-2021, 12:38 PM   #2
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I was just out there on my bike yesterday—it’s not super close but I might be able to get out there this afternoon or evening for a quick look.
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Old 03-22-2021, 01:19 PM   #3
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I was just out there on my bike yesterday—it’s not super close but I might be able to get out there this afternoon or evening for a quick look.
Thanks Josh

Here's the link. I'm waiting to hear back from the sales guy. If it works out, I'll send you a PM in case you would be able to check it out.

FYI, the option list made this a $90k build when new...
I have not seen that Designo spec interior on any other car to date.

https://www.autonation.com/ebrochure...06244&hid=2837
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Old 03-22-2021, 01:19 PM   #4
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It's a bit too far for me to work in today or tomorrow.
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Thanks Josh

Here's the link. I'm waiting to hear back from the sales guy. If it works out, I'll send you a PM in case you would be able to check it out.

FYI, the option list made this a $90k build when new...
I have not seen that Designo spec interior on any other car to date.

https://www.autonation.com/ebrochure...06244&hid=2837
Looks nice!

So your no longer looking for a beater?
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TIL that Mercedes sells cars with scent dispensers in them.
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Old 03-22-2021, 09:17 PM   #7
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First, Josh, thanks again for checking it out for me. I wouldn't have gone forward without someone getting eyes on it. I'm glad you enjoyed the massaging seats and the fragrance dispenser...

(Did you actually try the fragrance dispenser, and if so what did it smell like?)

Truth be told, I would check that option box if I was buying new, not for the fragrance dispenser but for the full ionic and charcoal HEPA filter that comes with it - allergy free environment.

i put a deposit it on it. I won't believe that it actually went through until I have the keys on Wednesday. The sales guy is a complete PITA. But I wound up dealing with his manager and got pretty much what I wanted.

This came out of nowhere. I had mentioned in a couple of other threads that we were going to be replacing the x5 sometime in the next year. We had considered a new x3 after the LCI, but my wife really prefers wagons to SUVs. The e wagon is a nice package. I really lusted over an e63, but couldn't justify the outrageousness of them. I had been doing a lot of research to understand the s213 (2017 on e wagons) and had been scouring sales ads mostly just to get an idea of what was out there, what the prices were etc.

I found this one and liked it. I had not seen that interior (Black "Designo - a $4900 option) on any other cars I had looked at but really liked it. When I dove into the options and saw it had well over $20k in all sorts of fun boxes checked, the price seemed really good. I ran it by my wife and she was more excited about it than most of my stupid car search ideas, so I worked with the dealership on a trade # and tried to keep the options low key. They realized their mistake in the pricing mid way through the day and I thought they weren't going to honor the listed price. Luckily I had one email in writing to push back with and it all sort of fell together.

We'll pick it up Wednesday (if nothing goes south with the dealership in the mean time).

and yea, sometime between now and the end of the year we'll probably grab a beater.
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Wasn’t it priced at like $45k or something in the site earlier today? It’s now at $63k.
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