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Tetleysmooth

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Hello everyone, new boy here.
Currently without a Mercedes, but I'm aiming to put that right verrrry soon. I would have done yesterday. Viewed a spotless C280, but because I never had the cash on me, I had to walk away as the seller had a concrete cash offer and was not prepared to hold it for a week while I sold my current car. Arghhhh.
Anyhow, there are a couple of other options stewing in the pot, so hopefully I'll be on here making a total nuisance of myself with questions etc.
Looking forward to it.
Good wishes to everyone.
Tetley.
 
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

Not from Leeds are you, by any chance?
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum.What C class were you looking at?
 
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Tetleysmooth

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Hi and welcome to the forum.What C class were you looking at?

Hello. I viewed a C280 yesterday. Lovely motor.
I'd consider most C's, but don't really fancy a 180. One of my fellow drivers at work has one, he reckons it's underpowered. He's had it 10 or so years though.
 

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I've had two 180's and found them fine for daily use, but then I came from smaller engined cars... I imagine if your used to 2 litre or more though, then 180's would be rubbish!
 

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Welcome to the forum.

I found the C180 OK with just car and driver. Two up or more and it struggled at the sight of a dropped kerb! Go for the C200 minimum.
 

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Hello
Welcome to the Forum :thumb:
 

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Hi & welcome!

I had a W202 C200 recently as a courtesy car, and although it was nice I did find it a bit sedate compared to even our 1.9 TDi Audi.
 
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Tetleysmooth

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Thanks for the replies everyone.
May have found another C280.
Fingers crossed it doesn't go the way of the pear again.
Selling my current car - a Toyota Previa - seems to be the big problem at the moment.
 

gchild

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I have a silver 1997 w202 c280 v6 sport that I may be selling soon. Drop me a pm if interested
 

Grahamcol

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Should be auto as my understanding is all C280 V6's were auto. They're lovely cars by the way !
 

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Yup auto. Had it for about 6 years or so. Silver with the usual rust issues. Engine has been rock solid and interior in good shape.
 

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Sure. Will try and pm you later this eve. Mines a sport with full leather.
 

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