Did I get an OK deal on my used c class coupe?

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I don’t think it will be half leather and alcantara, will be man made stuff, and microfibre, some find it better then the real stuff.
Probably right but I just said that to "describe" it as opposed to the "full leather" version. I prefer the softer suede-like fabric anyways!
 
Thank you - I've seen some bad reviews of car sales at Mercland upon further investigation (seems like they don't bother to sort the car out until people decide they want to buy, just seems a little odd to me to try to sell a car to people when it has things wrong on it, almost as if they'd only be willing to do the minimum?) and don't feel I can trust them based on this, but I have found "Autohaus Werkshoppe" that has good reviews in Coventry which is even closer to me than Bham or Nuneaten so I may give them a call.
I’ve never heard anything other than glowing reviews about Mercland in Nuneaton. Lots of very happy customers on MBClub - both buying cars and for service/repair work - where did you read the bad reviews?
 
I’ve never heard anything other than glowing reviews about Mercland in Nuneaton. Lots of very happy customers on MBClub - both buying cars and for service/repair work - where did you read the bad reviews?
Google reviews, filtered by lowest. My main concern is the shortcuts taken in the cars for sale, as explained by customers. I remember seeing these when I was looking for a Merc and I decided to not bother test driving anything at this place. Some complaints seem perhaps a little unfair, but others I found really odd. I felt there was an extreme representative of poor customer service. I didn't find many complaints about service-only customers, admittedly, but some. The reviews were mostly based on customer service experience and for me that can extend to and represent its culture in other roles of a small family-run business. Now, I completely accept my opinion could and may likely be very wrong, but there is something that puts me off in my own evaluation and not sure I feel I can trust this business. I don't always believe cheapest is the right price to pay, and they are also the most inconvenient for me to get to. (I made another thread about ATF quotes in the parts & servicing section, by the way).
 
Google reviews, filtered by lowest. My main concern is the shortcuts taken in the cars for sale, as explained by customers. I remember seeing these when I was looking for a Merc and I decided to not bother test driving anything at this place. Some complaints seem perhaps a little unfair, but others I found really odd. I felt there was an extreme representative of poor customer service. I didn't find many complaints about service-only customers, admittedly, but some. The reviews were mostly based on customer service experience and for me that can extend to and represent its culture in other roles of a small family-run business. Now, I completely accept my opinion could and may likely be very wrong, but there is something that puts me off in my own evaluation and not sure I feel I can trust this business. I don't always believe cheapest is the right price to pay, and they are also the most inconvenient for me to get to. (I made another thread about ATF quotes in the parts & servicing section, by the way).
You’ve got to use someone you trust, so I completely understand.
 
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Hey all

Excited to be back to Mercedes. I just like how everything works in these cars; they feel "right" to me.

I was wondering your opinion how I did for what I paid as I'm actually downgrading in an attempt to save my money for long term investment plans instead of wasting thousands on newer, faster cars and changing my mind too much. How very sensible of me, I know. (Used to own a Lexus RC F, but have also owned a CLA shooting brake and that's what got me into Merc). This time I am sticking to my guns and want the car to last.

Anyhoo I got myself a coupe 2.1 C220 CDI AMG Sport Edition G-Tronic+ Euro 5, from 2014, with 99830k miles on the clock for £8850.

Fell in love with the interior quality and ease of driving feel on the c class coupe (I like it comfortable and effortless). Hoping with lots of care and attention from myself I can keep and run this car for a long time despite the slightly high mileage. I tried an SLK but it did not feel as comfortable.

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Black paint bodywork is very good for age, few stone chips on bonnet as expected. Tiniest ding on the side door, but I can barely see it, from a car park door. Windscreen is peppered with tiny stone chips, will probably get that replaced as it will annoy me when washing it! It's pan roof, heated seats, adapted headlight thingy, rear camera (but I was disappointed no guidelines on the camera and it's bit poor vision), some electric seat, but no memory, parking sensors, dab, half leather half alcantara(?) soft fabric which I preferred.
It has "full" service history - it's been serviced regularly but last 3 years were at a local garages and so I don't think it fully follows Merc's recommendations, something I shall make sure is attended to and have put a service plan spreadsheet together already. Before that, full MB servicing.
It's got new tyres from last year but they are a budget brand, annoyingly. Break pads and disc seem ok, tiny lip on fronts, prob last a year. Calipers visually look like they could do with a refurb, blue paint is a bit wishy washy.
It probably hasn't had the automatic transmission fluid changed, another thing I shall see to ASAP. I think it could do with a wheel alignment, feeling the tiniest of left drift on the motorway. MOT seemed fairly tidy.

So how did I do? I personally reckon I did about average. I had a budget of 9k. I could have shopped for months trying to find the perfect perfect example but I suppose I am slightly too impatient for that. It's difficult to find a car with everything tickety-boo at this mileage and budget, right? Have you managed to get a good deal? Do you think these cars are great bang for buck? I couldn't bring myself to own anything less refined as a does-it-all Merc, especially as MPG was really important for me as I do *at least* 12k a year.

And let me know if you have any thoughts on anything I should look out for at this mileage. There's a good specialist near me I will get a quote for the transmission and I may ask them to do a look over the car for me, fingers crossed they're good and willing to do that sort of thing and give me quality recommendations.
Is circa £9k for a 100k mile 2014 c220cdi the going rate?

Good news if it is - they are holding value rather well!
 
To be honest I am not sure. But I have DAB, sat nav, bluetooth and can play cd's, if that helps!

If you have an SD-Card slot under the CD slot, then you have COMAND. You will also see a message on the screen whenever the car is started "Do not let COMAND distract you...".

This means that the car is equipped with COMAND Online NTG4.7. The car will also have the KOM Module (with built-in Vodafone 3g modem), meaning that the navigation system can receive the TomTom Live Traffic service, though this is a subscription that needs to be purchased online after the VIN has been registered with Mercedes me. The latest maps data is 2022 v20.0.

And, the car will also likely have Road Sign Recognition Assist (using a front-facing camera hidden behind the rear view mirror), and reverse camera.
 
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Bought an ML from Mercland, highly recommend them . Had any items I was unhappy with sorted before collection and ran it for over 12 months without any issues at all.
Had service , plus a gearbox service done , very reasonable price and my daughter who lives locally also used them when she bought an ML from a local MB dealer, she was also very happy with repairs and service done by Mercland
 
Is circa £9k for a 100k mile 2014 c220cdi the going rate?

Good news if it is - they are holding value rather well!
Seems this way!

If you have an SD-Card slot under the CD slot, then you have COMAND. You will also see a message on the screen whenever the car is started "Do not let COMAND distract you...".

This means that the car is equipped with COMAND Online NTG4.7. The car will also have the KOM Module (with built-in Vodafone 3g modem), meaning that the navigation system can receive the TomTom Live Traffic service, though this is a subscription that needs to be purchased online after the VIN has been registered with Mercedes me. The latest maps data is 2022 v20.0.

And, the car will also likely have Road Sign Recognition Assist (using a front-facing camera hidden behind the rear view mirror), and reverse camera.
Ah, thank you, yes I do believe it does have these things. Thank you for the additional information!
 
Thank you - I've seen some bad reviews of car sales at Mercland upon further investigation (seems like they don't bother to sort the car out until people decide they want to buy, just seems a little odd to me to try to sell a car to people when it has things wrong on it, almost as if they'd only be willing to do the minimum?) and don't feel I can trust them based on this, but I have found "Autohaus Werkshoppe" that has good reviews in Coventry which is even closer to me than Bham or Nuneaten so I may give them a call.
Hi , I would suggest that they don't prepare cars for retail sale bec ause if the send the car to auction / trade it they would loose money.
 
Looks a nice motor. Regarding the price, I recently paid £9625 for my 2013 C220 CDi AMG Sport Plus in black from a Mercedes dealership so comes with 12 months warranty and 12 months roadside assistance.

My car has 75k on the clock, Full Independant Service History but like yours annoyingly pulls to the left, seems to be a common issue on these cars….
 
It looks like a really nice car. I think the w204 was a great car. I've just upgraded to w205 from w204 estate (same engine as yours) because the DPF was giving me problems. Even after a full DPF clean I was still not getting the performance it had before. So I would say try to keep the DPF soot free as far as possible. Try to avoid lots of short trips and use additives every three or four fill-ups or so. Some say use premium diesel every other fill-up but of course this is pricey and who knows whether this will prolong the life of the DPF? The w205 220d feels like a completely different animal imo and the torque acceleration is incredible.
 
Interesting to read about this post. I purchased a 2013 C220 CDi AMG Sport Plus in black from a Mercedes Main Dealer. AT the time, the car had 75k miles and I paid £9650 and comes with 12 months Mercedes Approved Used Car Warranty and 12 months roadside assistance. It is very much poverty spec but that doesnt bother me in the slightest as I just wanted a reliable all rounder, which after 5500 miles it has been so far.

Looking back I think I paid too much, I think the car today is probably worth between £7k and £7.5k and even then it may struggle to sell as prices seem to have dropped massively for some reason. Mine has FSH and has had the all important ATF changed at 39k miles. You talk about the pull to the left, thats what irritates me more than anything about my car. It constantly wants to pull to the left. Iv had the 4 Wheel alignment done twice, wheels balanced, had it back in Mercedes and they state its normal and due to the road camber, im not so sure on that...

Anyways, its a good mile muncher, a little bit on the boring side to drive I have to say and its very agricultural sounding, especially when cold and at idle..
 
Looking back I think I paid too much, I think the car today is probably worth between £7k and £7.5k and even then it may struggle to sell as prices seem to have dropped massively for some reason.

I suspect diesels are less popular/desirable nowadays.
 
2013 I believe. I see your'e in Warrington, as am I. May see you around mate.
I am, look out for a c class in palladium silver, later spec c class wheels, black grill and window surrounds, wont be many like that in warrington i wouldnt think
 
I thought the rear subframe issues were sorted by 2014?
I did not know that...Is that on all models?......I .thought is was until the end of 212 and 218 production in 2015 or 2016.......so you are saying later models on E 212 and CLS 218 wont have the subframe issue??
 
I did not know that...Is that on all models?......I .thought is was until the end of 212 and 218 production in 2015 or 2016.......so you are saying later models on E 212 and CLS 218 wont have the subframe issue??
Im pretty certain ive read a report somewhere that the rear subframes problem was a pre 2014 issue only, it was advising to get any Mercedes pre 2014 checked out

And all of the reports of issues ive read about none have been newer than 2013, its the reason i went for the 2014 amg edition
 
Interesting.....the subframe issue was putting me off all those models. Will look again.
 
Interesting.....the subframe issue was putting me off all those models. Will look again.
i dread to think how much time i spent looking at it all online, theres nothing written in stone because merc havent exactly been forthcoming with info, but i definitely read a report about pre 2014
 

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