Why is this Seminole Fl Dealer allowed to list a 2005 sl500 as a 2006 car?

Asked by Lynda Jun 07, 2015 at 12:18 PM about the 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

Why is this dealer allowed to advertise this 2005 car as a 2006 when the MFG sticker
says JUNE/2005? Please, explain. Thank you. See link to this car on your site below.
The MFG sticker says JUNE/2005?  Seminole FL $31,990 listed as overpriced for a
2006. But this car is a 2005 according to the photo of the STICKER on the DOOR. Am I
wrong? http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-2006-Mercedes-Benz-SL-Class-SL500-
t22783#listing=102130878

2 Answers

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Mfg Date does not necessarily make the model year date for a title. It is the date on the title that is the law. Several years ago I bought a car with a July date and argued with the dealer. After losing that argument, I went to the Secretary of State and they gave the clarification. The dealer was right... the title rules! That said, the car is overpriced.

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What you have found is normal practice in the auto industry. Often a manufacture will start making cars in May (sometimes even April) and list them as the following year car. The dealer is listing the car(s) as the manufacture labels them. I had on 07 SL550 that was actually made in May 2006. My current 09 SL was made in May 2008. That being said - I am very knowledgeable on SL's (especially in Florida). Without knowing more info - $31,990 seems a little high. if you would like more info - you may send me a PM and I will be glad to help you.

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