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Old 11-01-2017, 10:02 AM
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plans have been working in my head on how to explain a 215 on the drive to the wife
Explaining the car could be easy in comparison to explaining the repair bills lol
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:11 AM
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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
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:29 AM
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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?
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:10 AM
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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 Very true
- Still a lorra car for 2K though Just under 16 foot of car to be exact
- Of course it could be a heck of a lot of service bills to come... Ask me how I know this!
- No close up or mention of tyre tread - what's a set going to cost? Depends on wheels; standard is 245/40fr and 265/35 rear on 18" rims.
- What mpg would be expected?18-20mpg combined, 25-26mpg on a run.
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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Old 11-01-2017, 11:51 AM
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2001 was when the vehicle tax rate changed to be much higher for these vehicles.
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:55 AM
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2001 was when the vehicle tax rate changed to be much higher for these vehicles.
Yes, it went up 60 per year! 235 to 295...
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:59 AM
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I misread the DVLA table
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:09 PM
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I misread the DVLA table
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
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:15 PM
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Yes, it went up 60 per year! 235 to 295...
Mine came from Dublin where the road tax for this car is current about Euro1850pa.
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:18 PM
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Mine came from Dublin where the road tax for this car is current about Euro1850pa.
Bejeezus!
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