Is this car worth the money they're asking

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Looks a nice car Lee and I especially like the updated grill. The colour is marmite, but I like it.
It seems a reasonable price for a sub 100k mile car with service history. Just check its had an annual service and the MOT history checks out with the service record. The dealer should have the service record already printed out showing previous main dealer history. The ad states it was serviced at 88k miles, but its the date that is important. Its every 12 months so haggle a service if its due in the next 3/4 months.
Check it has decent quality tyres fitted and the brake pads still have some meat on them. If not, worn pads and discs can help you when agreeing on a price.
 
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Thanks guys it’s not the engine I wanted, it’s the 234bhp but just been reading up on the reviews of the trader Some bad ones on there is putting me of a bit really. I know you can’t please everyone but when buying a car like this it has to be right
 

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Cant see any service history, I would want full MBSH at that age & milage.
Its the 231BHP engine, most seem to thing the slightly later 265BHP version is a better variation.
Road tax is £350 on that, its £240 on the later one. I have the 2011 265 BHP one & I am very pleased with it.
As for price I think its a little expensive.
There is another thread active at the moment for someone looking for the same car as you "Newbie who needs some help"
 

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Looks a nice car Lee and I especially like the updated grill. The colour is marmite, but I like it.
It seems a reasonable price for a sub 100k mile car with service history. Just check its had an annual service and the MOT history checks out with the service record. The dealer should have the service record already printed out showing previous main dealer history. The ad states it was serviced at 88k miles, but its the date that is important. Its every 12 months so haggle a service if its due in the next 3/4 months.
Check it has decent quality tyres fitted and the brake pads still have some meat on them. If not, worn pads and discs can help you when agreeing on a price.

And at least one gearbox service although at that age it should be heading towards it's 3rd.

Personally I don't like the grille and what is going on with the rear number plate bolts!!!!!! and the stain on the boot floor
 
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Cant see any service history, I would want full MBSH at that age & milage.
Its the 231BHP engine, most seem to thing the slightly later 265BHP version is a better variation.
Road tax is £350 on that, its £240 on the later one. I have the 2011 265 BHP one & I am very pleased with it.
As for price I think its a little expensive.
There is another thread active at the moment for someone looking for the same car as you "Newbie who needs some help"
Thanks mate and that’s me on the other thread I thought this car is to good to be true I’ll be avoiding this one just so frustrating when you want One of these cars and can’t ****** find one
 
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And at least one gearbox service although at that age it should be heading towards it's 3rd.

Personally I don't like the grille and what is going on with the rear number plate bolts!!!!!! and the stain on the boot floor
I’ve just seen that well spotted it looks like a it’s been spruced up just to move it on
 

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Thanks mate and that’s me on the other thread I thought this car is to good to be true I’ll be avoiding this one just so frustrating when you want One of these cars and can’t ****** find one

What is wrong with the MercLand one??
 

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The one you posted looks really interesting- ditch the grille and if the history is good it looks great
 
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What is wrong with the MercLand one??
Nothing yet bud. I’ve called and emailed them like 5 Times there not getting back will try again in the morning, that’s looking like the one to be honest it’s a lovely looking car and coming from a Mercedes specialist like them I can’t go wrong really just hoping to get the price down a bit lol
 

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Cant see any service history, I would want full MBSH at that age & milage.

Cut and pasted from the Autotrader advert
" MOT till 31 October 2021, service history, last serviced at 88k,"

I have to disagree about the car needing a full MBSH. Once the warranty runs out, a lot of owners prefer to have their car serviced by an indy. I see nothing wrong with that. It's more important to me to see its been done by the book and within the specified mileage and annually.
I would however want to see the complete service record before even looking at the car. If its incomplete or missing services, walk away.
Reading later posts, I see the dealer in question doesn't have the best reviews so I'd be very wary. £7k is a lot to spend on a pup.
 

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The service history of each car for sale is posted on the Mercland site so easy to view - the one he has for sale has been well serviced - the bonus is Jay selects his vehicles for sale carefully and it will be serviced ready to go by them. The 2 years added warranty cover is worth considering I believe they underwrite it
 

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Not a big fan of the grille to be honest. Seems like it's been tarted up. Personally I'd go with the 265bhp model, I'd keep searching. :D
 
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The service history of each car for sale is posted on the Mercland site so easy to view - the one he has for sale has been well serviced - the bonus is Jay selects his vehicles for sale carefully and it will be serviced ready to go by them. The 2 years added warranty cover is worth considering I believe they underwrite it
Thanks malcom I’ve finally made contact with them this morning so it’s going well waiting for a video of the car. Mercland seem to know there stuff from the reviews I’ve. Been reading
 

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Thanks malcom I’ve finally made contact with them this morning so it’s going well waiting for a video of the car. Mercland seem to know there stuff from the reviews I’ve. Been reading
You wont go wrong with any car Mercland have in stock. Definitely a better choice than the brown car . Hope this one works out well for you .
 
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You wont go wrong with any car Mercland have in stock. Definitely a better choice than the brown car . Hope this one works out well for you .
I have spoke to them this morning if I’m interested in the car they will do a full service plus gearbox service on the car before I purchase it what more could you ask for
 

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I have spoke to them this morning if I’m interested in the car they will do a full service plus gearbox service on the car before I purchase it what more could you ask for
Only that they do it correctly , with correct spec oils , sump bolts , etc :D
 

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Cut and pasted from the Autotrader advert
" MOT till 31 October 2021, service history, last serviced at 88k,"

I have to disagree about the car needing a full MBSH. Once the warranty runs out, a lot of owners prefer to have their car serviced by an indy. I see nothing wrong with that. It's more important to me to see its been done by the book and within the specified mileage and annually.
I would however want to see the complete service record before even looking at the car. If its incomplete or missing services, walk away.
Reading later posts, I see the dealer in question doesn't have the best reviews so I'd be very wary. £7k is a lot to spend on a pup.
I have only ever bought second hand Mercedes with full MBSH. My preference & its always worked for me, & I have never had a major component fail.
 

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