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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mjcapri, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. mjcapri

    mjcapri New Member

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    Hiya everyone,

    Just a quick introduction. You'll probably guess by my username that I have a soft spot for a particular Ford coupe, but I like Mercs too! The only one I've had though was a 1988 300CE which I sold a while back having only had it a couple of months.
    Anyway, the main purpose of my visit was to get a bit of help from you guys with choosing another Mercedes.

    I've recently moved into the city (Newcastle - don't mention football lol) and no longer need a car, not for everyday use anyway. I'd like one however, firstly for a hobby and secondly for the occasional long journey to visit family.

    The flat where I live has an underground carpark where the car will spend a lot of it's time so whatever I buy will be kept safe and dry.
    But I really don't know what model to go for!

    I've a budget of around 2K, I have to watch insurance costs as I'm not 25 until January, but due to the use the car will get I'm not too bothered about economy. I do prefer manuals, but as well as the 300CE I also had a Scorpio (sorry if thats a naughty word....) with an autobox and can live with them.
    You might also want to know I'm pretty decent mechanically, having been an HGV fitter until a couple of months ago when I decided to take the plunge and do a degree!

    So, I 'd be grateful for your thoughts, and any specific buying advice you may want to share. And no, I couldn't just drive a Punto!!!!

    Thanks again,

    Mark.
     
  2. st4

    st4 Banned

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    Hi and Welcome.

    Good news is that its a buyers market out there, and there must be W202s changing hands in that price range, 6 clyinder ones too :D or a clean W124 E300-24 must be in reach.
     
  3. kjay

    kjay Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Nice to welcome a Capri fan - Ive had about 7!!

    Test drive a MB auto - you'll love it!

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  4. verytalldave

    verytalldave Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yes........nice cars the Capri. I always rather fancied one.....

    And I mean the PROPER Capri. Not the pale imitation that came later.........

    BTW.........WELCOME ! ! ! ! !
     
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