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Old 18th May 2013, 20:30   #316
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Hey guys. So I went and test drove a Mercedes Benz C Class C 220 CDI Avantgarde variant. Man what a beauty she is. Sitting under a nice shade looking at me, gently smiling asking me to take her on a long drive. Drove her for close to 15 kilometers. The size of a Laura with the engine of a Mercedes Benz and the maneuverability much better than that of a 5 series I was love struck! She roared! She shouted! She yelled her angry side on me asking me to push her limits and there my foot went. Floored the gas pedal on an empty stretch. Man she was smooth. Suspension is top class. Ac top class. Drive , pickup, stability excellent. I did not like the black interiors, made it look small. Loved the panoramic sunroof. Don't like the ac controls. They're like semi manual. Too cheap looking for a car worth 38.5 lacs on road.
If you want to show off, go to marriages, parties, clubs in a big car, one should go for the likes of the E class and 5 series. But if you want to drive your car like a maniac in love with his machine? C class is the way to go. Nothing like it. Beats the 3 series and the Audi A4 by miles!
Oh on a sad note? Test drove it with a friend who's buying it. Not for myself :(
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Wanted to update that the car has been sold at 5.5 lakhs couple of months ago. 9 years old with 1.05 lakh kms on the odometer and an MH15 registration, it went at a good price (for both, buyer & seller).

The interest in a used diesel Benz was higher than expected. We had several offers, and the listing -> sale process didn't take more than 2 weeks.

After my last update on the car @ 90000 kms, she didn't suffer any major issue or breakdown. Fact is, the reliability in the later years was far superior to what we faced in the 40,000 - 60,000 km window. Guess the quality of replacement parts was better than what Merc used on the factory line .

A ton of memories with the car. She served us well for the last 50,000 kms (and the first 30,000).
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Congrats. Yeah the diesel commands a good resale. I remember i sold my C200 Kompressor 2005 face lifted for 5.5lakhs and that a tough time doing so (probably over a year it took to sell).
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So which car is going to replace the merc now? 5.5 L seems like a steal for the buyer, i feel.
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I remember i sold my C200 Kompressor 2005 face lifted for 5.5lakhs and that a tough time doing so (probably over a year it took to sell).
Wow, a year! What year did you sell her in?

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So which car is going to replace the merc now?
Now, that's a question . Honestly, the options are wide open. We're going to take some time deciding as there isn't a need per se for another car. Would prefer 6 cylinders though.

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5.5 L seems like a steal for the buyer, i feel.
Yeah, good price for both of us. It was manual too, that hit the price a bit (premium customers prefer AT). Mumbai market is much cheaper than Bangalore for sure.
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Wow, a year! What year did you sell her in?
Sold her in February this year. Honestly still miss the driving pleasure but head says no more Germans till roads and reliability improve.
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Now, that's a question . Honestly, the options are wide open. We're going to take some time deciding as there isn't a need per se for another car. Would prefer 6 cylinders though.

6 cylinders? Other than the Honda Accord, Nissan Teana & Skoda Superb, is there any other used car available with a V6 engine?
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Now, that's a question . Honestly, the options are wide open. We're going to take some time deciding as there isn't a need per se for another car. Would prefer 6 cylinders though.
I smell 530d all over the place.
Though frankly can't imagine you buying a car other than the Star or the Beemer to replace your C220.
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I smell 530d all over the place.
Though frankly can't imagine you buying a car other than the Star or the Beemer to replace your C220.
The smell of the 530d might be there but I'm not sure he is looking for a german that too used.
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The smell of the 530d might be there but I'm not sure he is looking for a german that too used.
Ooh.. i was thinking that it was brand new.
Pre worshipped 'walk the talk' right? If used then in Mumbai skies the limit for an 6pot sedan.
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@GTO
Knowing that you wont go for an SUV unless you really need a truck.
You already have the Sunny and Civic for routine runs. If this one is going is not going to clock miles by the dozen a year, a 328i F30 makes the most sense if you can find one with a warranty. Powerful and good road manners. Decently more spacious than your C. Reasonably fuel efficient, nearly close the the Civic if I can predict well (8 speed does help).

Going against the tide, somehow dont think the 530d F10 is going to really appeal to you as a whole package. No reasons though.
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Wow, a year! What year did you sell her in?


Yeah, good price for both of us. It was manual too, that hit the price a bit (premium customers prefer AT). Mumbai market is much cheaper than Bangalore for sure.
Would love to hear what the service costs were like- especially in the last 30-40K Kilometers. It would be instructive to many folks thinking about a pre-worshipped premium car.
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Would love to hear what the service costs were like- especially in the last 30-40K Kilometers. It would be instructive to many folks thinking about a pre-worshipped premium car.
Don't buy a car with over 50,000 genuine clicks on the odometer.

In terms of total cost (tyres, battery, lubes, repair, services etc.), the C220 hovered between 50 - 75k per year. This was obviously at independent shops (not the authorised dealer).
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