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Old 2nd July 2020, 15:25   #31
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Default Re: Advice on buying a 12-year old Mercedes C-Class?

Having never owned one of the 3 Germans, but having spent a considerable time piloting them, would suggest you avoid one more than a decade old. Apart from the obvious costs of maintenance, the availability of spares, access to a good mechanic and insurance can also deplete a wallet. Further, interiors for some mysterious reason seem to chafe and fray faster (or seem to) with use, which means that things end up looking worn and scruffy.

However, buying a machine is led by both the head and the heart. Notice that you're said you may not proceed, so all the best finding another machine that moves the soul.
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Old 8th July 2020, 13:03   #32
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I would suggest to give it a miss. You are better off buying a used German car with extended warranty than spend lakhs on repairs and maintenance. As explained by many BHPians, these cars are extremely complex. Having owned a C Class myself, sensors go wrong very often in these cars and are very costly to diagnose and replace. The only good side being, they are excellent to drive and Merc's diesel engine is really fun to drive.
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The C Class vintage you are looking at is good one. I have owned it in the past and a fun car. Since it is 60K on the ODO, I would personally ask for repair service history from the local Merc if it was serviced at MB stations. Also if you took it back to MB and asked what they feel are essential replacements, that will give you a truer picture of the state of the vehicle
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