X3 vs GLC 300

Microsoft Vrrroooom
Oct 22, 2018 10 Comments

So we need to get a 2nd car and are torn between the GLC and X3. Leasing for 36 months and 10k miles/year. Budget is restricted to $700/mo max.

Note: Pricing is pre-negotiation, but including Microsoft discounts and the salesman “being nice” up front.

Got a pretty loaded 2018 GLC 300 4matic quoted at $640/mo with $4k down.

Compared to an equally loaded 2019 X3 xDrive30i quoted at $757/mo with $5k down.

Benz dealer is eager to unload the ‘18 models so might be able to go even lower. We plan to go back to BMW and try to get down to $700/mo if possible.

Is the X3 worth the extra $/mo compared to the GLC?


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TOP 10 Comments
  • Facebook / Eng

    Facebook Eng

    entry level luxury cars are a scam
    Oct 22, 2018 2
    • Netflix Johnny5
      The X3 is not an entry level BMW. X1, yeah, but the new X3 is pretty nice.
      Oct 22, 2018
    • Google lalY02
      X3 is very much entry level.
      Oct 22, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng

    Microsoft Eng

    Cholesterol was little high, but still fine. Could shed a few pounds.
    You don't really need AWD.
    Oct 22, 2018 0
  • Netflix Johnny5
    Those deals are pretty terrible. Check out leasehackr dot com forums.

    You should be able to get $600/month payments with zero or $1000 down on $55k cars.
    Oct 22, 2018 1
    • Brocade romdom
      ^this. You're asking the question on the wrong forum. Leasehackr is the place togo..
      Oct 22, 2018
  • Microsoft Vrrroooom
    Yes, I definitely have a ways to go with the negotiation, but back to the root question...

    Let’s say I can get the GLC for $550/mo and X3 for $600/mo. Same/similar features.

    Is the X3 worth the extra $?
    Oct 23, 2018 1
    • Netflix Johnny5
      I think it comes down to personal preference. Not many people here will have driven both. Does Mercedes give free maintenance like BMW? That’s a very nice thing to have.
      Oct 23, 2018
  • Google martinlöf
    Model X
    Oct 22, 2018 0
  • New Hayran
    If you negotiate well, you can get both these suvs for around $40K base. @$700/mo + $4K = $29K.
    Oct 22, 2018 0


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