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second hand merc e-class ( post 2000 ) 13 52.00%
second hand merc ml 270 5 20.00%
hyundai terracan 2 8.00%
ford endeavour 1 4.00%
honda crv 4 16.00%
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Old 14th April 2004, 19:26   #1
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budget - 25 to 28 lacs.
prestige top of the value

what would u pick ?
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Old 14th April 2004, 19:35   #2
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Merc ML270.
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Old 14th April 2004, 21:13   #3
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pick up a good second hand e class dude,
and if you want it to look a little hatke, catch s600 to give you some good deals on the merc add on kits

this would make your car look far better than a drab ml
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Old 14th April 2004, 21:35   #4
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As most of your list comprises of SUVs, i guess we're talking offroad prestige here.

If so, then there's absolutely no competition for the Ford Endeavour.

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Old 14th April 2004, 21:40   #5
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Quote[/b] ] prestige top of the value
Then Why second hand!? (just wondering) *though I voted for the second hand E*
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Quote[/b] ]If so, then there's absolutely no competition for the Ford *Endeavour.
Hey Shantanu, theres the ML270 too.
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I voted for the E as well.

Ofcourse, when buying cars 2nd hand a LOT depends on the condition of the car, so i am assuming it would be a very good condition E!

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Wondering how Shantanu didnt pick up a Honda this time I voted for the CRV thou. No nonsense car. Cant trust second hand cars. Better to play safe when it comes to premium vehicles.
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The E240 2001 or 2002. Your budget is perfect to drop this car in your lap and leave small change to make it look awesome. You have prestige and and once you have done it up the exclusivity also.
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I agree, pick up a pristine condition E240, modd it up....you have everything you were looking for

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It would have to be the E for me and if you talk SUV land nothing but the Ford would do for me . Its just too huge and I love it

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Old 15th April 2004, 22:59   #12
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If prestige is what you are after go for a Merc E Class.
Second hand or not, it's still a Merc.
No Honda or Ford (except the GT probably) is going to match a Mercedes when it comes to snob value.
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You have 4 SUVs and a sedan to choose from. Of the four SUVs, three are unibody, so I assume you won't get off the road a lot.
I've heard from co-workers who own the M class that the car has serious quality issues.
The Terracan would be a waste of your money. The Endeavour, I think, is grossly underpowered for a vehicle it's size (a good offroader, nevertheless). The CRV is a decent baby-SUV, and has nimble handling and a slick powertrain. Good for city driving too (my personal experience). But the price of these three SUVs is far lower than your budget, and if I understood you correct, it won't exactly be a "prestige top of the value".

So the bottomline I guess is - sedan or SUV ? And if I were you, I'd choose either the E-class or shop for a second hand BMW X5.

PS: Just out of curiosity, why are you not considering a brand new C-Class ?
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And if I were you, I'd choose either the E-class or shop for a second hand BMW X5.

I agree, pick up a pristine condition E240, modd it up....you have everything you were looking for

Your budget is perfect to drop this car in your lap and leave small change to make it look awesome. You have prestige and and once you have done it up the exclusivity also.
exactly my thoughts folks....merc e class is on the top of the list

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a second hand BMW X5
thats in my mind too

and yes the merc e class will be a pre-owned merc certifie by the dealers ..at least there is some kinda warranty

will keep u posted what ultimately comes into the family

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hey guys u left out the forester.
i think that suv also has decent power.....
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