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    Quote Originally Posted by Deafjeff, post: 202712
    what would they check? There is a garage across where this car is based.

    Is it a good car? I am quite surprise with the condition, bit scared re the mileage though..
    Well Im not sure if that age of car has an ODB connector but if so you can easily attach a reader to it and check on the status of a few key things. An experienced mechanic will also be able to visually check certain things and will know from experience whats likely to show signs of going first.

    The car WAS a decent car in its day yep (in my opinion anyway!) and superficially looks to have been taken care of reasonably for its age but yah know, it's a grand because of the mileage :/ Now how BAD that mileage is, depends on the "kind of miles" it did ;-) and how it was treated.

    A well cared for one would not be at the end of its useful engine life even with that many miles but one that's been ragged would have been lucky to make it that far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 202713
    Well Im not sure if that age of car has an ODB connector but if so you can easily attach a reader to it and check on the status of a few key things. An experienced mechanic will also be able to visually check certain things and will know from experience whats likely to show signs of going first.

    The car WAS a decent car in its day yep (in my opinion anyway!) and superficially looks to have been taken care of reasonably for its age but yah know, it's a grand because of the mileage :/ Now how BAD that mileage is, depends on the "kind of miles" it did ;-) and how it was treated.

    A well cared for one would not be at the end of its useful engine life even with that many miles but one that's been ragged would have been lucky to make it that far.
    And mechanic would be able to tell me if engine is healthy?




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    I have to admit that Im in love with this car I have already got smart car 04 but something about this car I just love!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Deafjeff, post: 202715
    And mechanic would be able to tell me if engine is healthy?
    Well it depends how much you pay em ;-) a visual inspection will tell you something for sure, if you want them to really go over it it'll cost more but I reckon if there's a garage right opposite, they'll be more than willing to help out and to be honest, they may even have worked on that very car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deafjeff, post: 202730
    Ah well youre on your own with Mercs and particularly the A class (they're the ones that kept falling over when they went round corners ;-) )

    seriously though, the merc is going to be the "easier" choice. It's newer, FAR less miles etc. (although terminally boringly yawn inspiring IMHO)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 202734
    Ah well youre on your own with Mercs and particularly the A class (they're the ones that kept falling over when they went round corners ;-) )

    seriously though, the merc is going to be the "easier" choice. It's newer, FAR less miles etc. (although terminally boringly yawn inspiring IMHO)
    mmmhh but it is Avantgarde so nicer model me think........
    hoping for a swop with a small payment but very much doubt it.....




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    Quote Originally Posted by Deafjeff, post: 202735
    mmmhh but it is Avantgarde so nicer model me think........
    hoping for a swop with a small payment but very much doubt it.....
    Well I reckon that's well over priced! Glasses guide looks like it should be more around 2500

    So a fair bit to play with if you ask me ;-)
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    Would anyone here go back to couple of years (i.e 2004 to 2002/2001) to get a car you like?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Deafjeff, post: 202744
    Would anyone here go back to couple of years (i.e 2004 to 2002/2001) to get a car you like?
    For sure I would if it was the right car with the right history
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