- Jul 17, 2009
- Reaction score
- Keynsham, Bristol
- Your Mercedes
- Present 2004 W211 E500, 1995 W124 E320 CE Coupe.
Hello everyone. This is just a rant really but a point that I think is worth airing. I recently bought a 1989 W124 300E from a dealer in Southampton trading as Prestige Car Sales. I saw the car in Autotrader for £599 and the description was great. 130,000 miles, taxed, FSH, everything working etc. I called the bloke and asked all the usual questions about condition rust etc and arranged to view it with intent to buy. I was given the usual dealer spiel but most people can read through that and I feel I know enough to know a decent buy when I see it. Long story short is that when I got down to Southampton things were not as described. There was no tax, sunroof and rear windows not working and the car had rust spots starting all over it and the mileage was 20,000 over what he had stated. I bought the car anyway after knocking him down on his price as it is basically a good car and if I sold it for spares I would get my money back but the point I'm trying to make is that I had to travel a fair way to view the car and it was not as described at all. This sort of behaviour really hacks me off and I just thought that I would warn people out there to be aware. Rant over.