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On the hyacinth , my bro in law's neighbour opposite had a red e63s saloon and I could never take my eyes off of it . The colour looks great with night pack .
Meh c63s estates, there's very few low mileage ones , and there's one for Sale for 55k on autotrader. No thanks... I can get an e63s estate for that price!
My 212's part ex value is dropping fast. Was 28k before, dropped to 26 when I last checked and I dare not look now as it will have fallen off a cliff. Its got 39k miles now. Once it hits 40k psychologically it may be even less desirable for a potential buyer...from a purely value perspective, seems like sell now may be a good move according to my man maths scientific calculator
 
On the hyacinth , my bro in law's neighbour opposite had a red e63s saloon and I could never take my eyes off of it . The colour looks great with night pack .
Meh c63s estates, there's very few low mileage ones , and there's one for Sale for 55k on autotrader. No thanks... I can get an e63s estate for that price!
My 212's part ex value is dropping fast. Was 28k before, dropped to 26 when I last checked and I dare not look now as it will have fallen off a cliff. Its got 39k miles now. Once it hits 40k psychologically it may be even less desirable for a potential buyer...from a purely value perspective, seems like sell now may be a good move according to my man maths scientific calculator

^^^X2 man math
 
Once it hits 40k psychologically it may be even less desirable for a potential buyer...from a purely value perspective, seems like sell now may be a good move according to my man maths scientific calculator
I believe your man maths scientific calculator is calculating correctly, therefore act fast before your wife takes the batteries out of it or you fall off that 40k mile cliff.
 
Getting closer though Roger, that is lovely and a colour combination I was considering had I continued to follow the E63s erge.
Although (as you know) buying a tuned car and tuning a car yourself are two totally different things.
Yes I have been there and done that with remapping an E63 Richie.
Huge gains and great fun, but not so great when you come to sell the car on.


The Hyacinth in question with beige interior is the perfect fit for what I want, but there are too many negatives about it for me to take it further.
A it's a Bradford car. No thanks.

B Been on sale with three different traders in and around Pudsey since last August, originally at £54k.
Its now a 7 year old car. I'm not paying close to £50k for a car that old with over 50k miles on it however much I like it.

C It's been remapped. I have read Pure Tuning are a good company, but I'm avoiding cars already remapped.

D Realistically it will be late this year before I get one. Prices will drop eventually for this model and I'd like to think I can secure a well optioned newer car with the colour scheme I'll be happy with. I am very patient.

But it hasn't stopped me looking:D
 
What does it matter where it comes from?... there will be good and bad cars everywhere.... be it South Kensington or inner city Glasgow.
 
What does it matter where it comes from?... there will be good and bad cars everywhere.... be it South Kensington or inner city Glasgow.
It can be a good indicator of what to expect.

Same as mileage or number of owners.

There can be exceptions to the rules but in general they correlate.

Nice cars come from nice areas.

Affluent areas attract wealthy owners who look after their cars well. They don’t penny pinch on servicing and usually have nice homes with garages and stuff like that.

But you know that! :)
 
^^^x2

Also i avoid cars from inner city unless its perfectly mint and coming from a good home, inner city = lots of road humps, accelerates wear and tear to suspension, tight roads = more chance of bumper scuffs and curb rash. I prefer buying from outer suburbs where roads are wider with fewer owners v5c. Tend to pay a little more for low mileage cars in mint example.

The M157 I brought had a golf towel in the boot, a trickle charger pre connected to the front battery terminals, all were tail tail signs of a caring owner.

I also look at the side seat bolster, they have to be good, have seen a lot of squashed ones and a turned a few down.
 
It can be a good indicator of what to expect.

Same as mileage or number of owners.

There can be exceptions to the rules but in general they correlate.

Nice cars come from nice areas.

Affluent areas attract wealthy owners who look after their cars well. They don’t penny pinch on servicing and usually have nice homes with garages and stuff like that.

But you know that! :)
What rubbish..... as said above you get good cars in rough areas...and vice versa. And the wealthy are often some of the worst at looking after their cars.... if it gets damaged or I miss a service so what... its only money. Being a car mad petrolhead who looks after his car has very little to do with his bank balance. I personally find your comments quite offensive to the car enthusiasts with nice cars who live in the areas you won't buy from and I think it tells me more about you than the condition of any cars you might buy...... and I live in a very nice area!
 
What rubbish..... as said above you get good cars in rough areas...and vice versa. And the wealthy are often some of the worst at looking after their cars.... if it gets damaged or I miss a service so what... it’s only money. Being a car mad petrolhead who looks after his car has very little to do with his bank balance. I personally find your comments quite offensive to the car enthusiasts with nice cars who live in the areas you won't buy from and I think it tells me more about you than the condition of any cars you might buy...... and I live in a very nice area!
Me talking rubbish? What areas have I said I wouldn’t buy cars from? Haven’t you just made that up? 😂

I said ‘nice cars come from nice areas’, and I stand by that statement - it’s based on my personal experience.

And now you’re stereotyping wealthy people and saying that they often don’t look after their cars. But I’m the one posting ‘rubbish’

I’ll go easy on you as I see it’s your birthday (Happy Birthday btw 🎂) but please don’t insinuate I’m some kind of snob - because that is certainly not the case and I was only providing some background to the views of others (which they’re entitled to of course!)

I know a couple of Merc "specialists" in Bradford....they can get any Merc you want...as long as you are not fussy about colour or lock damage.....
What’s that supposed to mean btw?

Motorhub is in Bradford and it seems nobody on here wants to buy a car from them either.

I’ve never bought a car from this area but I am sure you can elaborate on what you mean about the specialists you know :)
 
LOL....the second part was clearly a joke about cars stolen to order... posted ages ago!!!
 
Motorhub is in Bradford and it seems nobody on here wants to buy a car from them either.
I really really want to buy a car from them and have wanted to for more than a decade,I just don’t have the courage to do so! 😁
 
I bought my R129 from Bradford. The seller was almost everything you don't want in a seller...
 
A shed...

Tbf, it was my own fault - blinded by lust; a very shiny Tanzanite SL 500 with a genuine AMG bodykit and a sand-coloured interior. Who wouldn't be?
 
What rubbish..... as said above you get good cars in rough areas...and vice versa. And the wealthy are often some of the worst at looking after their cars.... if it gets damaged or I miss a service so what... its only money. Being a car mad petrolhead who looks after his car has very little to do with his bank balance. I personally find your comments quite offensive to the car enthusiasts with nice cars who live in the areas you won't buy from and I think it tells me more about you than the condition of any cars you might buy...... and I live in a very nice area!
You can put me in the same group as Will and badgx and I suspect quite a few others who would not consider buying a high performance car from possibly the dodgiest area in the country for stolen, abused and thrashed cars.
If you are happy to buy from an area with that reputation, carry on,, but don't be surprised if you buy a shed.

I have looked at cars from Motorhub and immediately moved on. Their lousy reputation precedes them. Seems you'd be happy to buy from them. Fill your boots. It's no coincidence that cars have been up for sale for years with no offers. They don't care. The dealership is just a front anyway (allegedly;)).
Sure there may well be nice cars in poor areas, but why risk buying a dud?
You being a dealer in the past know how slippery they can be. We've read enough about poor dealers all over this forum.
I'm reducing my risk by avoiding known bad areas. If anyone is hurt by that, they need a thicker skin.
 

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