Car path to your first Mercedes?

gr1nch

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W222 S350d AMG Line Premium Plus 2017 Iridium Silver over Black Nappa
Waiting patiently for my first, reminiscing on what I'd bought on the way here. What's yours?

Hillman Hunter estate (brown!, £250) - a relic
Ford Granada 2.3L V6 (gold, £600) - fake lambswool seat covers
Ford Escort van (red, £2.5k) - workhorse
Ford Sapphire 1.8L (new, black, 9k) - polished it too soon
Ford Granada estate 2.8L? (light blue, £400) - enormous
Austin Metro 1.0 (light blue, £250) - tiny
Datsun Sunny (silver, £120) - on last legs, awful
Mazda 323 (white, £300) - so reliable
Austin 1300 GT (blue, £150) - fun 2nd car
Citröen BX19 GTI (grey, £750) - superb
Honda Accord 2.2 (black, £6k) - meh
Saab Estate 2.3 LPT (blue, £6k) - best car I'd ever had
Saab 9-3 Cabrio 1.9 TDi Vector Anniversary (grey, £9k) - ditto
Mercedes-Benz S350D AMG Line Premium Plus (silver) - March 2017!
 
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tangey

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GLC250D
1986 fiesta 1.4S
1989 fiesta XR2i 1989...red, anti-lock brakes !

1992 Rover 800 ...green
1996 Rover 400

1999 Ford Cougar 1999...silver
2002 Mondeo ST220 2002) 5-speed blue
2003 Mondeo ST220 (2003) 6-speed blue...problem with the last one, Ford gave me this one.

2006 Volvo S60 (2006)...gold.... a bit of a softy
2009 Volvo XC60 (2009)My First AWD..bronze...loved this car

2015 GLC 250D (2015) My First Auto

I've no idea how much many of them were, but they were all new except the two rovers.
 

Major774

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Ford Fiesta 1.1 LX I think

Honda Civic 1.5 iLS
Honda Civic 1.6 VTI
Honda Civic 1.5 iLS
Honda Civic 1.5
Honda Civic 1.6 VTI
Honda Logo 1.3
Honda Civic 1.5

MB E Class E320 CDI
MB E Class E55 AMG
 

merc85

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1957 Austin A35
1989 Volvo 340
1988 Granada Ghai
1990 Audi 80

1989 Mercedes 190 :)
 

Fendttrisix

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Mercedes c250 w205
T reg mk2 escort 1.3l
C reg 1.2 seat Ibiza
D reg 1.2 seat Ibiza
F reg 1.2 vex Astra
J reg 1.6 escort
M reg 1.8td escort
P reg 1.8 escort si
T reg 2.0 l focus saloon
51 reg 1.8 mondeo
53 reg 2.0 mondeo
55 reg 2.2td mondeo
57 reg 2.0 t aero Saab 93
10 reg 1.9ttd aero Saab 93
12reg Audi A6 3.0t
14 reg Audi A4 3.0t Quattro
65 reg merc c250 Amg line
66 reg merc c250 4matic amg line
 

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B reg Ford Escort 1.3 Ghia
X reg Lexus IS200SE
57 plate C220CDI Sport
 

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Saab 9000 (88)
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Scooby P1 (2001)
BMW M3 (2003)
Evo 9 FQ360 (2006)
Audi RS4 (2007)
C63 PPP Estate (2010)
 

HB

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Raleigh Grifter 3 speed manual.

E63 ...
 

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I learned to drive on my dad's W115 220/8 which was about six years old at the time , and passed my test in it . Not long after that , the W123 series came out , my dad treated himself to a new 200 in maple yellow ( very like the one driven by 'Mr Khan' ) and I was given the 220 .

The first car I bought with my own money was my Ponton . There have been many since .
 

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Loads and loads that I listed before on other threads.

Then a 1998 c180 that we loved and I drove to Skiathos.

A E220 estate on an L plate bought from a skint ex-pat.

Some more non Mercs after.
 

Happytalk73

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age:

17 Black MG Metro (Non Turbo) Pride & joy £950.00

18 Red Sierra Sapphire 1.6L

19 White Vauxhall Astra Van 1.3L £300.00

22 Grey XR2i 1.6L

25 Pepper Red Mondeo ST24 2.5L V6

29 Grey Focus 3d Zetec 2.0L

32 Performance Blue Mondeo ST220 3.0L V6

36 Black Fiesta 3d Titanium 1.4 Auto

39 Mountain Grey B180d Sport Auto

42 Tenerite grey E220 AMG Night Edition saloon auto
 

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w220 s320 2000
Austin Alegro Estate (76 P)
Fiat 127 (81 X)
Ford Sierra 1.6L (83 A)
Ford Sierra 2.0GL (85 C)
Mercedes 190E Auto (85 B)
Mercedes 190E Auto (86 D)
BWM 635 CSI (85 C)
Mercedes 420 SEC (86 D)
BWM 840 CSI (94 L)
Mercedes S500L (96 R)
VW Passet 1.8 (96 R)
Audi A8 3.7 (96 P)
Mercedes S320 (00 W)
Mercedes CLS (09 59)
 

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Toyota MR2 - 1990-92
Toyota Celica - 1992-1994 (The one with the pop up headlights)
Another Toyota Celica - 1994-1997
Saab 93 Convertible 1997-2007 Great car
Saab 93 Convertible 2007-2015. Just a new version of the previous one. Same colour as well!
Saab went bust.
Merc as per the picture to the left since 2015.

Ok, the Merc has the edge!

Before the cars, motorbikes for a couple of years. Yamaha RD125 (well someone had to) and then a Honda CX500.
 

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C63S Saloon
Mums White Vauxhall Astra Swing 1.3 - 27 years ago (Check me out!)
White Ford Orion LXi 1.6
Blue BMW 316i Compact 1.6
Red Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0
Silver BMW Z4 3.0
Black Land Rover Freelander 2 2.2d
White VW CC GT 2.0d
White Beast they call a C63s!

You can tell that children arrived somewhere between the carefree days of the Z4 and the grown up dad of the Freelander :)

The C63s is the pinnacle of my car buying. It's gets no better for me.
 
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WDB124066

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1996 E320 Sportline Cabriolet x 2
Triumph 2000TC Man O/D.
Triumph Stag Man O/D.
Toyota Starlet Diesel. :)
E320 Cabriolet.
E320 Cabriolet.

And that's all the cars I've ever had - must do something about that.

OP, did you buy your first house just before the Metro..?
 
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JohnnyAMG

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VW Golf 1.6 Audi A3 1.6 BMW 320ci BMW 323ci BMW 330ci Clubsport BMW 335D 1967 Eleanor Mustang 2013 C63 PP
Current 2 x 205 GTI 1.9 and a Saab 93

Currently seeking an SL55
 

Maco

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2021 A220D AMG Executive Saloon.
2006 Ford Focus 1.4 5 Speed. Blue
2012 Audi A3 1.6 TDI 5 speed. Volcano red
2013 BMW 116D 6 speed. White
2012 Vw Golf 2.0 TDI 5 speed. Black
2012 Mercedes C220 Manual 6 speed. Grey
Now onto a 2014 Mercedes E250 7G Auto in white
 

BEA76

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Mk 1 Escort 1300 1974
Mk 1 XR2 1983
1.6 205 GTI 1990
1.9 205 GTI 1993
A3 1.8T sport 1998
1.9 TDI Passat sport 2003
A3 2.0 TDI SPORT 2010
W205 C220d AMG Line 2015
Each one was the best I had owned at the time.
 
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gr1nch

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W222 S350d AMG Line Premium Plus 2017 Iridium Silver over Black Nappa
Triumph 2000TC Man O/D.
Triumph Stag Man O/D.
Toyota Starlet Diesel. :)
E320 Cabriolet.
E320 Cabriolet.

And that's all the cars I've ever had - must do something about that.

OP, did you buy your first house just before the Metro..?
Looks like you like a coupé! I bought my first house about 8 years after the Metro (I was skint and it was economical to run )
Old thread revival but thought you may like to see older posts on similar subject.

http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/general-discussion/197420-car-history.html

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Thanks! I'll chuck mine on that thread and suggest we close this one and head there instead [emoji56]
 

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