C63 insurance

Discussion in 'Insurance & Finance' started by fordgt40, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. fordgt40

    fordgt40 Active Member

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    I'm thinking of swopping my 2010 £350 CDI sport estate for a C63 estate, I know insurance varies but I'd like to know what people are paying, I've been quoted £424 with 'More Than' fully protected bonus for the C63, I think this is quite reasonable, or is it?
     
  2. Adam230K

    Adam230K MB Enthusiast

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    Oh my god. I don't mean to sound funny, but if your paying ~ £400 for one of the fastest estate cars money can buy, JUST DO IT !

    I wouldn't even think twice if that was the only factor you're considering!
     
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    that does sound rather cheap...
     
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    That does sound jolly reasonable.

    If you go for it, please consider my offer for £351 for your current CDi. You'll even make a £1 profit on the deal!! ;) :D
     
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    fordgt40

    fordgt40 Active Member

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    Yes I'll probably go for it, only problem is I've only been offered £23,000 for my C350 CDI as a trade in, it's only done 8,500 miles, palladium silver, leather, command, heated seats and with 2 more years free servicing, I'm sure it's worth more but after driving the C63 it's a no brainer.
     
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    Bloody 'ell :eek: Thats cheap. Where do you live?!
    Are you sure they haven't quoted you £424 extra on top your existing policy :confused:
     
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    Head or heart......

    Heart -- C63 no contest.......
    Head -- What's your annual mileage. Factor in 40 mpg for Cdi and 18 mpg for C63....Then there's depreciation. You have seen how your car has dropped -- in a few years time what will be the value of the C63.

    If you use your head you will keep your Cdi if your heart leads your wallet - why have you even bothered posting here....you know you will get it.:D:bannana::D
     
  8. Red C220

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    C350cdi is one of the best all round cars money can buy.

    It has more performance than you're generally ever going to use.

    The C63 is, in reality, a second car unless you're well off of course and money simply doesn't matter.

    If insurance is a consideration then the fuel bill will kill you.
     
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    fordgt40

    fordgt40 Active Member

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    Heart has always ruled but recently I've been persuaded by those who know better to go for the diesel for economy and residual value but as I'm a petrol head through and through and it will not go away no matter how much I try, there is absolutely no doubt the petrol engine is better by far.

    I've got a GT40 and sometimes I start the engine just to listen to it, the C63 is the same, it just sounds wonderful, sorry to ramble on about sound but it's important to me.

    I would do very little mileage in the C63, maybe 5000 per year, so the fuel costs are not that important (we've got a diesel VW Passat CC for longer journeys) anyway petrol is cheaper than diesel.

    The C63 would be a keeper but as my wife says ' I've heard that before'

    Regarding the insurance cost, we live in Preston, Lancashire and the post code is town centre although it's about 2 miles out of town so it's a high risk area, it does sound cheap and it's for a full year in fact there is no charge for the remainder of my existing policy.
     
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    Simon_M MB Enthusiast

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    Why not just get a Brabus powerkit fitted to your car, it will still put a smile on your face!!
     
  11. Red C220

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    Given the above extra information what on earth are you thinking about, just get it.

    From your first post I assumed it was an only vehicle.
     
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    Brabus, too expensive, tried the Chipexpress route, very good company to deal with but it didn't make a great deal of difference, maybe I was expecting too much, so sent it back and got a full refund.
     
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    fordgt40 Active Member

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    You're right I should do it and will do it, you only live once.
     
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    Just do it
     
  15. paneraiseeker

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    A car with an ASBO
     
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    Bought it, picking it up next week, can't wait
     
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