S350 AMG spec with £23k of extras and only 16k miles

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Nice car but wrong engine. Most will want either the diesel or the V5. I like 6 pot engines, always have but reckon in a car that size, you want a bigger engine than that, or a turbo diesel to give it some mid range shove.
 

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Nice car but wrong engine.

My initial thought too.

He would have been better off spending (or putting towards), that £23k in extras, on a higher model to start with - which would have come with more as standard anyway.
 

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Agreed.

The S500 is the petrol model of choice.
 

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An S500 is about £10-£15k more than a S350, would have had heaps to spec the car nice.

Don't get me wrong, its a lovely motor, but it would either be a diesel or a V8 I'd buy, unless that was very cheap (talking half its reserve)...
 

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Yep, one of THOSE !!!
Let's note that the opening offer is not the reserve on this car.

2006 S500's are not that far away.
 

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Great spec nearly a carbon copy of mine. Shame he did not have the Piano black and leather steering wheel,it has the full options. It will be interesting to see what it goes for.
 

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I'm sure a S350 would more than able to aquit itself in all S Class essentials-it would not be found wanting imho
Specced up cars near to price of bigger engine model are nothing new -new Merc owners tend to do this
 

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Nice car but wrong engine. Most will want either the diesel or the V5. I like 6 pot engines, always have but reckon in a car that size, you want a bigger engine than that, or a turbo diesel to give it some mid range shove.

The S Class market doesn't fit the norm in some respects. However good you think the diesel is, it just doesn't suit the car as well as a petrol engine. If I was to get another S I would get the 500. Another factor is that some people simply will not buy a diesel model (Arabs for example), so for the right buyer, the price won't suffer as much as you think. There are a few 350 Vianos tooling around London - another case in point.
 

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thought i would share my opinion for what its worth

i really dont see what the problem is with the 350, i have a 320 (w124 estate) and it pulls like a train, even after 17 years and 126k miles. on top of this its refined around town with smooth power delivery on motorways, and im talking about my old e320 not a nearly new car, worth 70k plus, personally i would go for more extras over a more powerful car as most of the time you will be listening to classical fm whilst in a traffic jam on the m25 looking at all the lower classes pass by in their pathetic modes of transport

i can see myself drifting alone relaxed in a sea of leather and wood in a car just like this (in my dreams)
 

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The S Class market doesn't fit the norm in some respects. However good you think the diesel is, it just doesn't suit the car as well as a petrol engine. If I was to get another S I would get the 500. Another factor is that some people simply will not buy a diesel model (Arabs for example), so for the right buyer, the price won't suffer as much as you think. There are a few 350 Vianos tooling around London - another case in point.
Bear in mind that in UK S320CDI accounts for a thumping 80% plus of s class sales.
 

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Bear in mind that in UK S320CDI accounts for a thumping 80% plus of s class sales.

That's right. Nearly all of them are registered PH vehicles and make economical sense. The petrols still suit the car better though.
 

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great car spec car-when is new model out?
 

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End of next year.
 

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Suprised this didn't sell, perhaps his reserve was too high? Didn't look like there was a lot of competition with the bidding either.
 

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