Should I buy this nice & clean, but slightly over-priced W204?

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RF62
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Should I buy this nice & clean, but slightly over-priced W204?

Post by RF62 » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 1:54 am

Hi!

There is a 2009 W204 with a mileage of 95000 km. It is a very very nice and clean black special edition avantgarde. It has full service history from MB. The only problem(?) with this car is its mileage (in relation to other cars from the same year).

When I first saw it couple of months ago (back in 2017), it was $20500 and the owner said he won't drop the price even a dime! At that time I was happy to pay $19500. I have been on the market for quite some time now and the fair price at that time was $18500-19000.

At the moment, I think it's price should be between $17000-18000 to make sense, but it is priced at $19500. So, he tends to set price higher than the market value. The car worth $1000 above the market, but not more than that. All in all, the seller is not willing to drop the price. Do you think I should buy it at $19500?

To make it easier, here I present this chart:
------- His Price ----- Fair Price ------ My offer
2017: 20500 ------- 18500-19000 ------ 19500
2018: 19500 ------- 17000-18000 ------ ?

Thanks :occasion5:
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Re: Should I buy this nice & clean, but slightly over-priced W204?

Post by DBW124 » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 11:22 am

There are so many out there either black, or 50 shades of grey down to white, with black interiors, that I'd be happy pay a premium for a more interesting colour combination.
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Re: Should I buy this nice & clean, but slightly over-priced W204?

Post by Ivanerrol » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 12:49 pm

My car was on the market at $22,500. C280 with 44,000ks

The only serious offer I had was $20,750.

Since I’ve just spent a load of dollars on it I’m going to keep it.

There are heaps of W204’s on the market. Pick the best one you can find.
IMHO a car with 85+k’s on it is not worth more than $17,000

Make sure you ge a post 2008 model - in fact you should aim for the 2011+ update.

The update was major and was designed to get the Chrysler out of the MB.

At 90,000 k’s there are some potentially expensive service items coming up.
Platinum plugs
Transmission fluid change
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Re: Should I buy this nice & clean, but slightly over-priced W204?

Post by RF62 » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 1:59 pm

Ivanerrol wrote:
Sat 03 Mar, 2018 12:49 pm
My car was on the market at $22,500. C280 with 44,000ks

The only serious offer I had was $20,750.

Since I’ve just spent a load of dollars on it I’m going to keep it.

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May I ask what is the year model of your car?

I think for a 2011+ you have to spend $23k+
Was Chrysler that harmful? I thought they only affected the design!

This is a very nice car; but like yourself, I have a classification for myself. I also think there is no point in paying $15k-16k+ for a car that has done around 100,000kms.

BTW, what is the problem with 2007-2008 models? Because I also found a Black 2007 with Tan interior and 145,000kms for $11,500. It has a problem with its interior light and there are some scratches on the paint based on seller comments (I have not inspected it yet). I checked online and it seemed there was a recall for their SAM unit.

Also, do you know how much the 100,000kms service approximately costs?

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Re: Should I buy this nice & clean, but slightly over-priced W204?

Post by Ivanerrol » Sun 04 Mar, 2018 9:56 pm

Check this.
It's the rear door quarter window.
IMG_4281.jpg
It's a dogs breakfast. Poor engineering and poor design. Bruno Sacco would be horrified at such shite.

My car was a $100,000 C Class. No excuse for such poor quality for that price.
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Re: Should I buy this nice & clean, but slightly over-priced W204?

Post by RF62 » Tue 06 Mar, 2018 6:30 pm

Yes, you are correct! :laughing6:

I found couple of nice C280s and C320 CDIs on the net. I was avoiding 6 cylinders, but now I don't remember why! :) They seem like nice cars with more features than C200s, C250s and CDI 220s which I was looking at previously!

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