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Newbie buying help + show me yours.

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by noswad, Oct 16, 2020 at 1:52 PM.

  1. noswad

    noswad New Member

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    Hi all , my name is Shane, I'm 38 and have been a mercoholic for roughly 3 weeks now . I've gone c class crazy over night ! First thing I do in the morning and last thing at night is search the internet for a c class , Ive literally fallen in love with them ! and from what I've been reading I have every right too ! Ive never owned an "upper class" car , always played it safe with a Ford or vauxhall so also never experienced a rear wheel drive car except having the pleasure of ragging an old sierra cossie round a dirt track .
    I am very particular about cars and can be some what picky but all i know right now is I want a c class and I want one now !!!! But am struggling slightly as I'm a little restricted .
    So .... the finance company I'm going with states that .....
    1. Vehicle cannot be more than 8 years old (so 2013 onwards)
    2. Has to be under 100k miles
    3. Cannot be a cat C or N
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    4. I believe I have to buy from a business .

    My budget allows me to spend upto a maximum of 9k .
    It has to be a diesel.
    Saloon/estate
    DEFINITELY black
    But maybe red , maybe silver , maybe white.
    (this is where the show me yours comes into affect)
    Leaning more towards a black saloon.
    I've been looking at the 220 , 250 and 350.
    I REALLY want the 350 but not only am i finding it difficult to even find one but also within my budget , my particular taste and finance co restrictions . I've found a fair few 220 and 250's but it just won't do , i want a 350 haha .
    Obviously the lower the mileage the better and needs to have at minimal part service history . Distance from ss2 isn't really too much a problem either . Any info regarding things to look out for when buying would also be a huge help .
    Thankyou so much in advance guys/gals
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :) Just a word of warning do not put your money into a Red one. There are known problems with Fire Opal Red where they have been found to be bubbling and have needed a back to bare metal re-paint. It is a problem that is recognised by MB and the re-paint costs covered by MB. Shame really because it is a great colour :rolleyes:
     
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    easily removed! :confused:
     
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    noswad New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome .
    Thankyou so much for the link malcolm , I had seen this one but unfortunately it has to be 2013 onwards . I have to input the registration on the finance co site and have tried numerous 2012 plates and have told me each time its too old
     
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    Thanks for the heads up . So You say that the re-paint costs are covered by MB if it were to bubble ?
     
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    Yes it is a warranty item fortunately but quite common with Fire Opal Red :)
     
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    I think I’d look for another bank loan your current lender seems to restrictive, finance through a dealer tends to be a bit pricey but perhaps worth a call - the spec on that car is very rare in a C class
     
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    Welcome, Shane, for me its got to be White or Silver, with Pan Roof if you can, Black is gorgeous when clean but ain't clean for 5 minutes. :D
     
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    Slightly under average credit score from past difficulties proves a little difficult im afraid so gotta take the best deal I can without it costing the earth . Its risen alot in the past 2 years since being in the job im in now , paid off all what I owed but obviously stays on file for 5 years and im far too impatient to wait another 3 years for a 350 or atleast a 250 and by then the mileage of this particular shape would be astronomical.
     
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    Pan roof would be amazing and again I find hard to find . Totally agree with you about black cars , my current and previous car have both been black and enjoy every minute washing , polishing and detailing them even when that one single seagul has been watching you for hours doing it and decides to s#$t on it
     
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    Welcome to the forum Shane.
    I found this website, which lists cars from main dealers, independent dealers, and the cars on Autotrader. You can select from model/price/area. Good luck with your search.

    https://www.autovillage.co.uk/used-car
     
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