Bit off an odd one, Dubious!

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I have been given the oppertunity to swap my W210 E320 CDI for a CLK 230 6 speed manual with a faulty roof (door module fault) So the roof doesnt open and close automatically, for now. It has 130K miles on it compared to my 160K, and has tatty bodywork.

The seller is happy to do a straight swap and will meet me half way, as I am in london, and he is bordering scotland.

The car has 10 months MOT and no tax.

I have arranged to meet at a busy services petrol station, but still, I am a bit dubious.

What are other members thoughts on this, am I likely to be mobbed by northers and beaten, or could it be ok? :D
 

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Is it a 208 or 209 please, do check for rust in the rear wheel arches
 
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Is it a 208 or 209 please, do check for rust in the rear wheel arches

208! I would be extreeemly concenred if it was a 209!:)

Will do malc!
 

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Get him to tax it before swap as you might get pulled over no tax !
 

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The very fact the 208 is a manual would make me not even consider it.

However, if you make sure the trade is done in public and CCTV coverage (pretty standard in this surveillance-mad country), it could be do-able
 

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Hi all

I have been given the oppertunity to swap my W210 E320 CDI for a CLK 230 6 speed manual with a faulty roof (door module fault) So the roof doesnt open and close automatically, for now. It has 130K miles on it compared to my 160K, and has tatty bodywork.

The seller is happy to do a straight swap and will meet me half way, as I am in london, and he is bordering scotland.

The car has 10 months MOT and no tax.

I have arranged to meet at a busy services petrol station, but still, I am a bit dubious.

What are other members thoughts on this, am I likely to be mobbed by northers and beaten, or could it be ok? :D

I too would be dubious, and recommend that you take someone with you.

John
 
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Get him to tax it before swap as you might get pulled over no tax !

I did say that to him, but he doesnt want to, so I said send me the MOT and we will go from the place to a post office and tax it immediately.
 
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Go with your gut instinct, it's usually right IMO
 
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My advice, for what it's worth............if it feels slightly odd, don't do it! Plenty of others around. :)
 
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My advice, for what it's worth............if it feels slightly odd, don't do it! Plenty of others around. :)

True, not for a grand though.

However if you know of a 208 convertible that needs a bit of work, then let me know! heh
 

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Doesn't seem too dodgy to me, you can see he has ebay feedback. If thats the car you want, go for it. Obviously check all documents before making the journey (get him to scan and email over to you). I don't see why this is more 'dodgy' than any other transaction would be when buying a used car. Go for it, nothing to lose!
 
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Doesn't seem too dodgy to me, you can see he has ebay feedback. If thats the car you want, go for it. Obviously check all documents before making the journey (get him to scan and email over to you). I don't see why this is more 'dodgy' than any other transaction would be when buying a used car. Go for it, nothing to lose!

Those are my thoughts, I have already asked him to send me the documents via emaill, so lets see if he delivers.

And yes, he has a high number of good feedback, and I have spoken to him on the phone etc and it seems ok on that end.
 
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I wouldn't swap a 208 for a 210 anyway, 210 is more useful and yours has the 320cdi engine

True, but 2 x 210's less usefull,

much rather have a 210 and a 208 convertible!
 

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