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Discussion in 'Spotted on eBay!' started by clk320x, Oct 12, 2017 at 8:46 PM.

  1. clk320x

    clk320x Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    At the time, it might have had some value. 12 years is a lot of water under the bridge, miles under the wheels and bums on seats.

    Equally, it means it was the press car. That means it's been violated by all and sundry in the motoring journo world before being disposed of.
     
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    Strange, I was just thinking the opposite. Had this been for sale at one or two years old people would have probably have slated it saying the engine/gearbox etc would be toast. It’s gone on for another 12 years/100k+ miles now - kind of debunks the theory :D
     
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    So one careful owner, the other 42 didn't give a monkeys.
     
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    I agree, a combination of modern engineering, liability and fear of being cut off by the manufacturers means that press cars are rarely broken. The point I was making was subjectively whether you would want the car that has knowingly, as Larkone put it, had 42 careless owners.

    The advert is trading on the prestige of the car being featured in a Top Gear episode. That prestige only lasts so long - 12 years would seem to be tenuous.
     
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    I doubt any 12 year old AMG hasnt been thrashed to be honest
     
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    Filmed off a tablet for some reason, I have it on my DVR :)

     
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    I wonder if I'd rather the one the Stig drove than the ham-fisted gorilla.
     

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