Anyone considering a W204

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way too expensive! theres probably 6 grand just to put the airbags right never mind the rest of the car! and what do they cost new? id guess around the £30k mark!
 
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way too expensive! theres probably 6 grand just to put the airbags right never mind the rest of the car! and what do they cost new? id guess around the £30k mark!

Close enough. Bigger thread on the other site, but looking like at least £2k for the bags, F knows what for the body work. Probably near £10k, and it still won't be right.

I am concerned as there may be chassis damage, (air bags don't deploy for nothing) so its a fairly serious shunt and the car, IMHO doesn't look a lot different than a 204 after its been NCAPed.

My fear is that a stealership may well retail this car, such is its nice spec, and low miles.
 

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i know ford airbags used to cost around £1k each to put back to rights with the new seatbelt tensioners etc and thats blown both knee bags, both head bags, hence my guess of £6k! and then the body. and it will cost as much to buy and repair, if not more, than the car is worth!
 
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i know ford airbags used to cost around £1k each to put back to rights with the new seatbelt tensioners etc and thats blown both knee bags, both head bags, hence my guess of £6k! and then the body. and it will cost as much to buy and repair, if not more, than the car is worth!

I get you now with the £6k. Economically unviable to repair. What a waste of a lovely motor.
 

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that was my thoughts too. pity. i actually like the look of the 204. and the 212 come to think of it. it looks much better in the metal than on the posters, tv ads etc. now if only i could pick the right numbers on saturday night........
 
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that was my thoughts too. pity. i actually like the look of the 204. and the 212 come to think of it. it looks much better in the metal than on the posters, tv ads etc. now if only i could pick the right numbers on saturday night........

204 with a 250cdi engine with lots of goodies would get my nod.

or to hell with it, with decent numbers a C63 with an LSD and a driving course to teach me how to tame the beast :lol:
 

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the right numbers, a C63, an empty carpark and a direct line to michelin would do the trick for me! clarkson ruined the rear tyres on a C63 in spain in 35 miles. why didnt he take the brick out from under the pedal? im sure i could waste them in less!
 

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And the wedding ribbons are still on the car .... I wonder if the bride was in the motor ???
 

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Some poor bugger will buy it and join the forum.

"Hello all I have just bought this XXXX And I would like to know how to fit a new front end Oh and MB have quoted £5k for all of the dash and air bags"
 

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As I said on the 'other side', would most likely have been a ex-rental, as it would have been part of a self insured fleet to be not recorded. Problem with that means is the next buyer will have no idea of the damage it had so...lets hope once the car has been repaired, any prospective purchasers of YE09 DVT get to see this thread

YE09DVT YE09DVT YE09DVT YE09DVT YE09DVT YE09DVT YE09DVT YE09DVT YE09DVT

Google can be a powerful tool...
 

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Some poor bugger will buy it and join the forum.

"Hello all I have just bought this XXXX And I would like to know how to fit a new front end Oh and MB have quoted £5k for all of the dash and air bags"

Would that be an approved used car ???!!:lol::lol:
 

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Nice one J400uk ............... it comes in at the top of the page ................

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There was another one in similar condition on Detling Hill, Kent tonight. This one was black on a 59 plate (ouch) and was the meat in the sandwich. The ambulance and fire service were in attendance, hopefully nobody was seriously hurt.
 

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As I said on the 'other side', would most likely have been a ex-rental, as it would have been part of a self insured fleet to be not recorded. Problem with that means is the next buyer will have no idea of the damage it had

would this not show up on AA car data check?

Are there other data checks that are more comprehensive? Although the AA 5 car check for £25 is the cheapest I can find ...
 


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