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Always liked the older CL

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by SteveX, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Submariner1

    Submariner1 Senior Member

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    Explaining the car could be easy in comparison to explaining the repair bills lol :rolleyes:
     
  2. Flyinspanner

    Flyinspanner Senior Member

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    I wonder if any members on here have ever parted out a W215?
    What did it raise £?
    How long did it take for 'requests' to dry up?
    What were you left with? ...was scrapman happy collecting the final leftovers
     
  3. davemercedes

    davemercedes Senior Member

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    It looks very good and the "dateless" plate is okay.

    It is a heck of a lot of car for the money and rather tempting... but:
    - The seller is very unlikely to budge under £2K
    - Still a lorra car for £2K though
    - Of course it could be a heck of a lot of service bills to come...
    - No close up or mention of tyre tread - what's a set going to cost?
    - What mpg would be expected?
     
  4. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    W215 CL500 Garage Queen; W212 E220 AMG Night Edition; W211 E320 Avantgarde Estate Designo Edition
    Remember, I got mine for £2.4k when the average state of the market was £4.5-5k. They have dropped significantly over the last year or so.

    They key to keeping these cars on the road and in good condition is regular maintenance- check fluids, check struts, check filters, check battery.

    Above all, do not leave it standing in a field for 6 months. Keep driving it regularly. I'm convinced that this is what caused the rear valve block to gunk up- see the attached for the tail off in mileage since mid 2010.
     

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  5. mikestrivens

    mikestrivens Senior Member

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    1995 W124 320TE, 1998 R129 SL500
    2001 was when the vehicle tax rate changed to be much higher for these vehicles.
     
  6. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    Yes, it went up £60 per year! £235 to £295...
     
  7. mikestrivens

    mikestrivens Senior Member

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    I misread the DVLA table
     
  8. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    It surprised me too as I had an inkling it went to £480, but I was clearly being mental and had invented it in the back of my mind ;)
     
  9. Naraic

    Naraic Moderator

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    Mine came from Dublin where the road tax for this car is current about Euro1850pa.
     
  10. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    Bejeezus!
     
  11. Naraic

    Naraic Moderator

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    ...as they would say.:)
     

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