Pricing advice needed E350

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Thulborn

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Hi All,

I am looking to see what the general consensus is for a realistic and fair sale price for my 2011 (first registered December 2011) 4 door E350 is. The car is the Blue efficiency Sport 125 Edition which has one previous owner (I purchased from Mercedes) and I have owned the car as my daily driver for 6 years (probably the best and most reliable car Ive owned). Its HPI clear and no nasty surprises in its history.

Selling wise I am looking to price it realistically as I need to sell the car in the next few weeks due to a my son about to undertake a kidney transplant (hence I won't be using the car and its probably time for a change).

The car has 84k miles with all history to validate, new MOT (again with no advisories) its dark metallic Grey with black leather interior ( I think its referred to as the Schiphol Taxi colour scheme :)). it has Mercedes service history to 40k then I used a local specialist (I had a preventative gearbox fluid replacement at 55k) Its been serviced in the last three months including new discs and pads around ( genuine MB) and the car wants for nothing. It has all the usual spec and I recently had the wheels refurbished (diamond cut with colour coded inserts) and four new tyres fitted. Condition is extremely good with the only two blemishes being a small car park ding on the NS rear door and a small scratch on the rear bumper, both less than 10p size and barely noticeable.

In addition as I don't have time to swap it back, the car comes with a dateless registration (123 VXO), originally the car was on a 61 plate.

So I guess the question I'm looking for help on is a realistic price point for the vehicle that strikes the balance between not giving it away and not putting off genuine buyers who are looking.

Any help gratefully received. I have just joined the site as a member so I don't think I can PM so please bare that in mind.
 
Welcome to the site.
Wouldn't you need your car more if your son is having a kidney transplant?
My dad was in hospital for weeks after his so we all needed to have transport to visit and I even bought him a car for his various appointments.
Best wishes to him. I hope it is a big success

Regarding your asking price, I would look on autotrader and see what they are advertised for
 
Thanks SarahAnn. We are "lucky" as my wife is the donor. She will be in Guys in London and my son is in Great Ormand street. So I have her car to use as needed (I will be using the train and my legs for getting around) but will be based in London for two weeks and my wife and son stay at the patient hotel at GOSH for the following two weeks. Thereafter, I have time to find another car as needed. Sadly finances must and all that. Again thank you for the welcome.
 
I cannot help on a price (suggest checking Autotrader, Pistonheads, We Buy Any Car etc to get a feel) but can wish you and your family all the best with the upcoming transplant.

David
 
Not sure about the price, as said easily found out on AutoTrader, etc. Good luck to your Wife and Son with the transplant.
 
Thank you David and SmartAMG. Good advice and I did look but there seems to be a large variance (to be expected dealers vs private etc). The best I can seem to see of those that actually sell is that mine is probably 7.5 - 8k but interested to see what thoughts people in the know have. I appreciate your good wishes. Regards - Mark
 
Gosh, very lucky to be a match. It's a big deal being the living donor. I started having the tests but they found issues with my own that I didn't know about so I had to keep hold of them.
I wish you all the best. Two members of your family. A big deal. The surgeons really can work miracles these days. Fingers crossed for quick recoveries for both of them. They told my dad the kidney he was receiving wasn't a very good one but it lasted ten years. Back on dialysis now.
Good luck to you all
 
Thanks Greenman, sound advice but selling it on separately etc adds time I just don't have, plus whilst its a vanilla dateless plate, I think for the future I'll just stick with the standard reg scheme, no offence meant to anyone. I'm clearly getting boring in my old age :)
 
Thanks Greenman, sound advice but selling it on separately etc adds time I just don't have, plus whilst its a vanilla dateless plate, I think for the future I'll just stick with the standard reg scheme, no offence meant to anyone. I'm clearly getting boring in my old age :)

You do not need to sell it on, put it on retention and it is saved for you to use in the future. Your choice :)
 
Gosh, very lucky to be a match. It's a big deal being the living donor. I started having the tests but they found issues with my own that I didn't know about so I had to keep hold of them.
I wish you all the best. Two members of your family. A big deal. The surgeons really can work miracles these days. Fingers crossed for quick recoveries for both of them. They told my dad the kidney he was receiving wasn't a very good one but it lasted ten years. Back on dialysis now.
Good luck to you all

Thanks SarahAnn, we were fortunate, while I was only a 6/12 match, my wife is a 12/12 match so very fortunate.
 
You do not need to sell it on, put it on retention and it is saved for you to use in the future. Your choice :)
Thanks David, you are right, however if it "adds" a bit more value to the car for someone then thats fine. The next few months put finances in the front of my mind so thats really the focus, plus the plate whilst nice, has no sentimental value to me. But again thank you for your sound advice. regards - Mark
 
I would say 123 VXO is actually quite valuable. As in wel over £1k. Take the five minutes to put it on retention. Nobody will pay you a dime more for the car with the plate. Keep it and put it through an auction when you have time in the future. I hope your sons op is a success. A friend of mine had a kidney transplant. Family member donated. Both right as rain afterwards and that was 10 years ago now. Best of luck!
 
I would say 123 VXO is actually quite valuable. As in wel over £1k. Take the five minutes to put it on retention. Nobody will pay you a dime more for the car with the plate. Keep it and put it through an auction when you have time in the future. I hope your sons op is a success. A friend of mine had a kidney transplant. Family member donated. Both right as rain afterwards and that was 10 years ago now. Best of luck!

Thanks Eddy, from your and Davids advice I'm going to put the reg on to a retention certificate. Hopefully the registration goes back to the previous one as I still have the plates. Great to hear of your friends progress, thank you.
 
Put it into WBAC to get a valuation then you can add a bit on for a private sale if you so wish.
 
Put it into WBAC to get a valuation then you can add a bit on for a private sale if you so wish.

Thanks Monkey Legend, that shows a price of £7140 on the site, so maybe my thoughts around 7.5 are about right. Appreciate your help. Regards - Mark
 
I cant help with the valuation but i truly wish your Son and Wife well, My sons regularly have trips to GOSH to whom i owe so much, He couldn't be in a better place but you probably already relies that.

GLWTS and speedy recovery for all concerned. Welcome to the Forum Also :thumb:
 
Try somewhere like regtransfer.co.uk for a valuation on the reg
 
Thank you Merc85. Totally agree. My sons kidney problem first showed up on our 20week scan, so 13 years later we are at this point which wouldnt have been possible without the amazing people at GOSH. Just staggering support throughout our journey. All the best to your family and thank you for the welcome.
 

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