C200 how much?

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I have a C200 Elegance Auto 1997 P reg.

The engine has a misfire and a slightly blowing exhaust.

I love the car to bits, but sadly am not in a position to pay for the repairs, so my options are to get something else and:

1, Scrap.
2, Sell with faults.
3, Advertise it to enthusiasts to buy for parts.

Questions are, how much would I get for each option?
 

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Hi,
Just for information I could of recently bought a P plate C200, for £650, to sell with faults I would reckon on getting no more than £150-200, to scrap for bits probably get £300-400 though there are so many parts for the 202 on e-bay and the like it has somewhat deflated the second hand value of the parts.
A breaker I would expect £100-150.
Please do bear in mind this only my opinion,
The definitive price will depend on many things, if the car has a nice spec ie, electric leather, A/C, good body work, if it was to sell as a goer it would help if the car has an MOT bit Tax etc,
Have you investigated the misfire? and priced up fixing the exhaust? as getting it repaired might be a better option to get as much money for it as possible.
 
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It's MOT'd until September next year and is taxed until end March.

As far as the misfire the AA chap said the thing that does the fuel/air mix needs stripping down and cleaning, and a new set of plugs.

It only misfires on tickover, and is ok when moving, but feels like it's losing a bit of power when accelerating.

Another theory was the coil?
 

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I would say take it to a local indie and get their advise on it, It the MAF needs cleaning then you could simply try it yourself (alot of info in DIY section on this forum). Plugs shouldnt cost too much either so all in all you are looking at around £100 for repairs for miss fire.

As Andy advised there are loads of parts available so try sourcing a second hand exhaust from Ebay and getting it fitted by local indie/mechanic.

good luck
 
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Thanks for the suggestions folks.

Decided on a change of vehicle, so I am now the proud owner of a 250 diesel, and loving it.
Not had a diesel before, but initial thoughts are that I am very impressed.
 

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Did you scrap or p/x the C200 then? It seems an awful shame (just like the Govt scrappage scheme, but thats another rant for another day) to break or scrap the car for the sake of maybe less than £100 in repairs, surely there was some cost involved in swapping over to the diesel car anyway?
 
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No I've still got it.

Haven't decided what to do with it yet.
 

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No I've still got it.

Haven't decided what to do with it yet.

How about some pics and further details on this forum, somebody may be able to get it back up to par for next to nothing and provide a reasonable set of wheels for a little while yet.
 
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