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JohnC

One for Alf to scratch that itch

http://www.mercedes-benzretailgro...-cars/57550/mercedes-benz-c-class
Clunes

I can't see which one it is when clicking the link on the phone but assume a C-Class AMG so I searched on those

The red one with under 10k miles seems oddly cheap in comparison to others on the site but the mobile app is shit so hard to tell why. Looking at the prices it seems the drop fast to the 30k mark or a little below then hold well after that
JohnC

They seemed to have changed the price and yes, it was the red one which was in at 29,495. It has now jumped up to 43,000 this morning. That's a shame because I thought it was a bit of a bargain. Not any more!

EDIT: I see it is still on Autotrader at the lower price.
Clunes

Damn

I was actually doing sums in my head on the red estate but figured something was wrong for that age and mileage.

O.
JohnC

Clunes wrote:
Damn

I was actually doing sums in my head on the red estate but figured something was wrong for that age and mileage.

O.


You weren't the only one!
PG

It now appears to be 39,485. For a 12 month old AMG C lass estate.

Parkers are not the most reliable but seems to be on the money.




When you consider that a new shape C250 diesel is 36k list before any options (or discount admittedly), 39k starts to still look quite reasonable. to my V8 motivated eyes.
JohnC

I wonder if the 29K figure is their book cost and someone just read it off the wrong column.
PG

If 29,995 was the book cost, they've well and truly taken somebody's trousers down.

I suspect it was meant to be 39,995 and it was a typo.

I was told a few years ago that a lot of big dealer chains use a system whereby they change the price of a car each week (by only a few often) so that the sales person immediately knows how many weeks it has been on sale. Helps when looking at cross dealer stock. A salesman at Stratstones told me this when I asked why two identical Jags had weird prices that ended in ..438 and ..448 or some such.
cbeaks1

Pretty sure the above pricing happens at Pendragon (Stratstone/Evans Halshaw).
Alf McQueef

Red! And forty grand! at thirty, yes that would be a serious bargain.

I did see a lovely grey estate - literally saw it as I drove past the garage near Brighton - that I was very taken with, and found it on AT later, I can't recall the specifics now but I think it was a 2012 for about 35k.

Like a lot of these low-volume enthusiast cars, initial depreciation is steep but then flattens right out. Even the oldest cars seem to be in the low 20's with sensible mileage, and I have noticed E9X M3's and ISF's rising in price recently - possibly as fuel has dropped. I keep an eye on ISF, XFR, C63 and V8 M3 prices on AT. Though with my mileage back up - and not likely to drop soon as this quarter is a nightmare again at work (Q4 always is) - I despair of ever owning such a thing. It was this time last year I started looking at V8 XF's as I was just so bored with the weather and down about work - much the same this year! Unless there is snow on the ground, I hate the winter.
JohnC

My friend with an E92 M3 had an M4 for a day because he was thinking of changing. He liked it but didn't love it and has decided to keep what he has for a while.
He is now talking about a Cayman or used 911 and has almost dismissed the thought of another BMW. He is also tempted to try a new C63 or C63S.
Maybe if the M3 prices are firming, he is not the only one thinking like that!

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