Attractive options / features - getting the car ready for sale

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I decided to sell my A200 and am debating whether to add to an already extensive list of options and features some, which I don't consider useful, but others might find desirable ... like DAB for example - I never ever listen to the radio, so never fitted one. Would that be something people look for in their new to them car?

What else might be helpful in getting a smooth sale?
Please resist the temptation to say "V8" :p

Similar question regarding the existing bits:

Shall I include a set of an MB alloys with Michelin winter tyres (both bought brand new before last winter), or would that be wasted on a 169 buyer?

What about GPS tracker, HUD, Apple CarPlay, extra OBD ports, etc - I'm perfectly happy to leave all these in, as long as that helps the sale, rather than scare off a potential buyer :rolleyes:

Spare parts, filters, trim, etc - chuck it all in?

Personalised reg - leave on the car or replace it with a standard reg?

Just to make it clear why I'm asking for the advice - I'm not after squeezing every last possible cent out of this deal, just want a fair price, and most importantly a quick, uncomplicated sale ...
 

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:eek: you’re selling probably the nicest 169 coupe going... really? David, you love that car!
 

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I think your mo mo is right fro a Merc enthusiast that will understand the advantages,
or a younger type that likes toys.

Often a car that has been modified can deter a buyer, insurance implications being a concern for the experienced.

Returning yours to original spec doesn't seem feasible so being selective on the extras seems best. Avoiding descriptions that will only confuse the buyer, "what's OBD" springs to mind.

Winter wheels I would sell separately, or offer the buyer after the existing sale is completed. They will likely just be a subject of knock down negotiation otherwise.

I've been asking myself the same questions now it's time to sell the Vito. I modified for my purposes and might have to accept that the buyer doesn't share my enthusiasm.
The Viano is going to see similar messing with though.

Good luck,
what's the next mo mo?
 

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I wouldn’t add anything else as it won’t increase the sale price.
Throw a bucket of water over it, take some good pictures and put it up for sale.
I’d also sell the winter wheel separately. You could offer it to whoever buys it once they bought it.
 

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I think if depends on how much more you want to do after selling the car.

You can offer all the bits with the car which will only push up the price marginally compared to if you sell all the bits separately in eBay for example which requires some efforts from you.

Me personally would do what means I make more money back and sell the bits separately. Some just don’t want the hassle.

In the meantime a good wash, clean and wax.
 

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I'd sell the bits separately and not add to the car. You'll always get more money that way IMHO
I'd take the reg off too if it means something to you.
 
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Thanks chaps, appreciate the advice.
I thought that might be the case - I'll keep the extra bits out.
The winter alloys in particular, with their own storage trolley, will fit 204 or 205, if I remember correctly, and some other models - I'll have to check part numbers.

:eek: you’re selling probably the nicest 169 coupe going... really? David, you love that car!
He-he, thanks Craig ... yes, I do love it, but with a new (company's) smart EQ, it's not going to be used much, if at all, and we have more pressing budget considerations ...
 

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Thanks chaps, appreciate the advice.
I thought that might be the case - I'll keep the extra bits out.
The winter alloys in particular, with their own storage trolley, will fit 204 or 205, if I remember correctly, and some other models - I'll have to check part numbers.
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I don't suppose they are 18" ET34.5? (To fit my 218 Shooting Brake?)
 

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I am thinking as above said David..
Winters separately leave the rest on, except the plate it's unlikely to mean anything to the next buyer
 
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I don't suppose they are 18" ET34.5? (To fit my 218 Shooting Brake?)
No, they are 16" ET43 - I got the kit priced up on Alloys Wheels Direct, when I bought it:

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Funny... they're only wheels and tyres but they look absolutely gorgeous! You should definitely keep them unless your car buyer sees them and offers you silly money. But the selling price needs to be good for you because as soon as you want a new set you're back to shelling out current prices.
 

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Thanks chaps, appreciate the advice.
I thought that might be the case - I'll keep the extra bits out.
The winter alloys in particular, with their own storage trolley, will fit 204 or 205, if I remember correctly, and some other models - I'll have to check part numbers.


He-he, thanks Craig ... yes, I do love it, but with a new (company's) smart EQ, it's not going to be used much, if at all, and we have more pressing budget considerations ...
You can sell the trolley separately too :D
 
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Funny... they're only wheels and tyres but they look absolutely gorgeous!
They are rather nice - I took this pic almost as soon as I unwrapped them - the stain-like marks on the alloy were left by the old-fashion waxy paper Mercedes used to protect them ... I didn't pay nowhere near the full price, by the way.

Here's me changing back to summer alloys:

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You can sell the trolley separately too :D
Ha-ha, as everything else here, it was modified - the pole was extended, to make it possible to grab it, whilst manoeuvring the trolley - work fine now, even with heavy 18" AMG alloys and 225 tyres :)
 

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They are rather nice - I took this pic almost as soon as I unwrapped them - the stain-like marks on the alloy were left by the old-fashion waxy paper Mercedes used to protect them ... I didn't pay nowhere near the full price, by the way.

Here's me changing back to summer alloys:

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Ha-ha, as everything else here, it was modified - the pole was extended, to make it possible to grab it, whilst manoeuvring the trolley - work fine now, even with heavy 18" AMG alloys and 225 tyres :)
Charge double!!! Nice wheels....
 


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