- Dec 15, 2008
- Reaction score
- PRESTON, LANCS.
- Your Mercedes
- 97. E300.TD. 7 SEAT.ELEGANCE. EST.TOYOTA SUPRA MK4. RS. VAUX. CORSA.GLS AUTO. SPORT.
i purchased my mercedes 7 seat, elegance est,car in 1997 with £12,000 worth of extras, £51,000.purchase price. since then it has covered 190,000 miles and has had £4,700 spent on it. today i thought i would just see what the going price is on auto trader. they had 5 est. cars, 3 of them 7 seaters. they were circa my reg. date, 1997 - 1998. mileage 116,000 to 140,000. they were all trade with full mb service history, but the shock for me was the asking prices, £2,000 to £3,700, so the people who traded them in must have been looking at £1,500 to £3,200. being that the merc. estate is known to be the best, most comfortable, safe, load / people carrier, and how reliable, etc. then why are these vehicles so cheap ? the vauxhall vectra estates circa same age were the same price, no comparison. why ? is it the fear of mpg ? or repair costs ? i don't understand it. ? herbiemercman.