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E vs C class question

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Quickbrit, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Quickbrit

    Quickbrit Senior Member

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    I'm in the mood for something economical and I've narrowed it down to two vehicles...

    2002 E220 Avantgarde, nice spec with a factory sunroof and xenons and with 61000 miles - black on black (newer shape).

    Or

    2004 C270 Avantgarde similar spec but sans sunroof and xenons. 68000 miles, again black on black.

    My budget is between 5 and 6k and both these fit the budget - I'd appreciate everyone's thoughts, especially on the E as I've never had one before.

    TIA - Mike
     
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    mikestrivens Senior Member

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    if economical is the prime requirement then go for the smaller lighter car, i.e. the C class.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Quickbrit

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    It would seem that the diesel MPG difference between the two is negligible (and an obvious improvement on my current 3.2 petrol)

    Mike
     
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    Quickbrit

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    Sorry TV, yes.

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    Base it on small car bigger car :D
     
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    2004 C270cdi over a 2002 E class. Faster, more efficient, newer.
     
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    Plus 2years less corrosion, less likely to have a valeo rad, galvanised plus nano paint so it's got a chance of not rusting.

    Plus the 203 C was well established and bugs ironed out but an early 211 stinks of potential money pit.
     
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    Fixed that for ya...
     
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    C Class hands-down in this comparison
     
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    Quickbrit

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    Thanks all.

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