What used MB would you buy with £20,000.

esscee

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Noticing a couple of rather exotic vehicles in the For Sale section recently, I was wondering what some of the members here might go for if they had £20,000 spare. For example, an immaculate E63 looks tempting, as does the links to a pair of S65's. Would be interested to read members thoughts on the pros and cons of the vehicles I have mentioned above and any other MB of say more than 5 years old that could be in the £20,000 region.
 

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If I could find a good one within that budget (which is becoming more challenging), I'd choose a W124 500E.
 

MercedesMatt

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Sounds like a good deposit for finance on a AMG GTS!
 

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You should be able to pick up an early C63. I sold my 2010 last year for just under 25k. Has to be one of the best all round cars I have ever had. Great fun.
 

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Whether having a budget of £20K or in my case a budget less than that, I have been researching various models and prices for sometime now and yet to take the plunge.You can certainly purchase a prestige car for a fraction of the original sale price due to considerable depreciation. However, you still have the running costs of a prestige vehicle to address as stated earlier.
Take a look at this example, the dealer has included the original sales invoice and a car with exceptional low mileage.
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classif...ass&price-from=12000&price-to=16000&logcode=p
 
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Chrishazle

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I nearly got tempted by a fully loaded 53k miles full MB service history 2002 SL55 AMG recently - for a few quid under your budget!
 

StuartK

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SLK55 appreciating daily R171
 

automaniaman

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There are now several C63 available circa £20k. But as has been stated, running costs will remain high.
 

c_200k

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My experience has been you buy and older car and spend sometimes thousands in maintenance repairs upkeep etc. OR you buy a newer car and you lose give or take the same or more in depreciation.

So your going to lose either way
 

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There's a very nice E500 that'll shortly be on the market in perfect condition. Look out for a JT Classics' E500 with AMG alloys in Silver. It'll be priced around £21K I expect and will most likely sell fast!!

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I'm not the owner, just someone who works closely with them - they look after the E500's we import to UK. ;)
 

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Old cars are very cheap to run and will even turn a profit provided you don't use them too much and never in the rain and salt.

When I retire I may get another one and have a run about to take the abuse in bad weather.
 

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