Price depreciation on trade-in Dear Members I would like to ask for comments/advice on my current dealings with Mercedes Direct. 7 Months ago i bought a CLK 320 sports coupé on a 56 plate complete with all the whistle and bells. A very clean and tidy car with 2 year Tier 1 warranty Cost £15450 Due to circumstances, I now am looking to change my car for something bigger so I have been looking at the ML range. I have always dealt with Mercedes Direct has this is not my first Mercedes and I have always been happy with the service so off I went to see what was on offer. I contacted the sales representative who had sold me the CLK and explained my situation and pointed him to an ML I had seen on the Web site. Now in the past, a small deposit would bring the car to my local Mercedes Direct garage to view and do the deal but not this time, the explanation given was that there was no money in it for them and I should could contact the dealership directly. I was disappointed on two fronts one the attitude and two it took a week of me chasing on the telephone to get them to give me the information. A sales representative where the ML was being sold from then contacted me. I give him my details and he said he would call back with a deal. The offer for my car was £9500 Yes a eye watering £6000 or approx. £1000 per month depreciation, doesn’t seem right to me. When I told the sales rep what I had paid for it he said “looks like you have been kicked in the nuts” umm yes doesn’t it. I know that the minute I drive out that the depreciation clock starts ticking but I did not think that it would need a lap counter on it! Well Bank holiday Monday and I am sat licking my wounds. What do you all think? Am I being unreasonable in thinking its worth more than £9500? Moreover, if not who should I vent my anger on? PS I Love the car just circumstances.