C220 CDI Sport 5dr Auto

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  1. dazzler1976

    dazzler1976 Active Member

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    Hello All,

    I am thinking of getting another Merc and would appreciate some help. I had a W210 a few years ago but had major problems with rust (usual places) and the exhaust. Traded that in for a Rav 4 (no I'm not a hairdresser). Now that we have a dug and a wean I'm looking at getting an estate. I spotted this on Arnolds website.

    2008 (08) Mercedes-Benz C Class C220 CDI Sport 5dr Auto in Glasgow | Arnold Clark

    Anything to worry about with this model? Does the price seem fair?

    Regards

    Derek
     
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    duncanh Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I would be looking for the latest model (W204) for that sort of money.
     
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    +1

    I note that MB of Glasgow have a couple of C220's of a similar age and price but the W204 model. Yes, they have about 20k more on the clock but worth it for the refinements of the most recent (albeit pre-facelift) model. There will be others in Paisley and other nearby locations if you want a bigger choice. No disrespect to independent dealers but I would value the 12 months MB warranty you get buying from the main dealer as well.

    EDIT: Sorry, just realised you are looking for an estate. There's a C180 estate (2010) for just under £12k at MB Giffnock and a C220 sport 2008 at Scottish motor services - this one is £13k and I think it's rather overpriced - worth a punt at making an offer if you think it is up to standard.
     
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    As others have already said, the W/S204 is a better car and available for that sort of money.
     
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    Thanks for the responses, Ill have a look at the cars suggested.
     
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    Hello,

    If the Merc at Arnolds was £300 cheaper would that make it a better deal?

    Personally I dont think they have done a good job advertising it. It has a full leather interior, which isnt clear from the listing or the photos?

    The Merc has a MB glasgow service history.

    Im assuming if the approved merc has a FSH the high mileage isnt a issue?

    Kind regards

    Derek
     
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    Is the "full leather" Antico? If so, it is "man made" - very hard wearing but not strictly "real". The service history (I assume it is complete) helps but I reckon it needs to be a whole lot more that £300 cheaper to make it a really good deal - Mercland in Warwickshire are selling a W203 2007 C220 CDI COUPE SPORT EVO PANORAMA AUTO DIESEL with 45000 miles for £8,300 - I know it isn't exactly the model, but it gives a ball-park figure. I would have thought £1800 to £2000 less and you are getting towards a reasonable deal (assuming the car is pukka).

    With recent "prestige models" the difference between 35k and 50k is, in my experience, negligible as modern engines are built to cope with high mileages. A main dealer (or good independent Merc specialist) FSH should minimise the risks of problems - although of course no one can absolutely guarantee you won't have unexpected bills.

    And to repeat what has been said previously, the W204 is all round a more refined car than the W203.

    Jon
     
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    Hi Jon,

    Thanks for the response.

    The only thing that concerns me about high milers is the wear and tear parts of the car. I was quoted £750 for two sections of an exhaust for the W210. Ive never had a car yet were the engine wear has been an issue.

    I see the benefit in having a lower mileage car is that exhausts, brake disks and pads etc are jobs for the distant future.

    However the common consensus on here is that the W204 model is a better car.

    Best keep looking.

    Cheers

    Derek
     
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    duncanh Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have had my W203 for 11 years, 308K miles and still the original exhaust. I suspect that the number of miles is not relevant, but whether the exhaust consistently gets hot enough to drive out any moisture. 100K motorway miles is better that 30K urban/short journey miles.
     

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