@dasachmo I bought from a MB dealer when my car was 2.5 years old. It came with 12 months MB warranty. It all depends how much your peace of mind is worth (as well as your time)? It is very expensive to buy from MB dealers compared to private sale, but for me personally, I don't have time (or the inclination) to be hunting around independent garages to try and find cheaper parts and servicing should something go wrong. I had a recent incident with a check engine light came on one Sunday, I drove it into my dealer first thing Monday morning. Within 1 hour, I had a brand new C class car provided by Europcar for up to 3 days whilst my car was being diagnosed. In the end, the dealer found the car needed a software update, which they did on the Monday, and Tuesday morning, I picked up my car, with nothing to pay, since it was all covered under the MB warranty. BTW, MB wrote to me offering to extend my warranty as the used car warranty is expiring this month. I went online and got quoted about 440 pounds for another year. I think that's quite reasonable given how much technology is fitted to these cars. I wonder if you are able to buy the car privately and renew the MB warranty that has just expired? Worth a conversation with the MB warranty people.