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Old 29-10-2020, 11:47 AM   #11
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530d or e class for me, so if you get nervous there is no hope for me, I already bought two or three lemons buying used private, one in fairness served us well, lesson learned don't buy a car when its coming down dark, and don't buy a car from a friend
Good luck on your hunt Stevie, I was nearly on the phone to you a few weeks back to have a look at a car for me on your back door

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Old 29-10-2020, 02:10 PM   #12
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Its a classified add on ebay, still waiting on the seller. I think its the spending money that makes me nervous, i'm not to worried about it being a lemon, so far communication has be quick and he hasn't used the word m8 or bruv, or mint ...

Its an honest listing and presents its self quite well. I have a plan b and c, thinking about plan c is probably the better car but its at a trader and for me if someone wants shot of something they px it, if they feel confident with it then they will sell it themselves - unless your in birmingham, manchester, leeds, covenrty ... in fact most of the high risk covid areas are the ones where you should probably avoid buying a car from.

Oh and someone has picked the right car - and i'm in for a world of abuse at work if the bid is accepted !

Here are the 4 in no particular order

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Peugeot-5...kAAOSw7MZfmG8s

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-1-YEA...F/224184747334

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2009-BMW-...AAAOSwvdJfl-3y

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Mond...0AAOSwD6hfh-sl
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Old 29-10-2020, 02:26 PM   #13
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508 it is then!
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Old 29-10-2020, 02:30 PM   #14
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I have just bought them all now so you will have to start your search again!
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Old 29-10-2020, 02:57 PM   #15
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How's this for a cop out.....

I'd be going for the one that has the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic owner with a shed load of invoices & receipts.

IMHO provenance is everything.

But part of me still favours the 530d although from the sound of it it's the 508

Whichever one you get I have my fingers crossed that it's good, solid, reliable transport for you. And yes, I guess being "in the trade" makes it worse, not better, when it comes to choosing.

Andy.

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Old 29-10-2020, 03:08 PM   #16
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I think the Merc looks good value. The price gap isn't as big as I would have guessed over the Peugeot and Ford.

The pearlescent white paint of the Peugeot does help it look modern. It looks in good condition inside. The seats look good, but the photos do hide the driver's bolster.

Don't expect much from the 2020 maps. The only difference between the 2012 and 2020 maps is the 2020 maps knows more roads to get you lost on.

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Old 29-10-2020, 04:28 PM   #17
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Before seeing the adverts my view was to go for the Mercedes; after the adverts I'm quite taken by the 508 - looks a tidy and well-specified car.

Had a ride in one in France as a taxi - was pleasantly surprised by the amount of space and comfort in the back, also seemed to be a quiet and smooth ride.
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Old 29-10-2020, 05:11 PM   #18
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Steve. Have you heard of Mercland? He advertises on a site I am on mbclub.co.UK and deals in cars around that age. The people who have bought from him who comment on the mbclub site are usually impressed with him and his cars. Just a thought
I've just had a look on his site. Doesn't seem to have much in that price range at the moment. Quite a high mileage estate at under £3k then it jumps to £8k. It was just a thought

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It was indeed the 508, the Merc did look nice and in fairness is priced sensibly but i'd only want to pay £6000, they suffer with brake pipes, rear suspension airbags, compressor and injector leaks and although i can get bits cheap there is nothing worse than having to put your own car in the workshop taking up space for customers cars.

The 508 just looked tidy, its on matching pirelli tyres with good tread, has a full history, its due a service soon and cambelt next year, the inside looks clean too. I think it looks good in white too and has lots of toys. Oh and I paid £4700 for it.
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Good choice!

She looks a lovely car, hopefully she'l be as reliable as she as tidy
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