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Old 24-03-2009, 12:43 PM   #31
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I had a similar experience on testing a 'new' current plate CLS500 with the 306bhp engine - which rather gave the game away.
In Dec 07, I found some new CLS's with huge discounts (I think around 1/3rd off). They had to be registered by end 07. No movement on price at all .. was being sold by a broker.

Turns out these cars did not have the new 5.5 litre V8 ...
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Old 24-03-2009, 02:02 PM   #32
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Now if I could get that Estate down to 33k.....
At that price, it is yours no need to fight...enjoy
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Old 24-03-2009, 02:05 PM   #33
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Can we still have the fight if it goes under 30k
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Old 24-03-2009, 02:16 PM   #34
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Can we still have the fight if it goes under 30k
Oh go on then...just be warned that I fight dirty
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Old 24-03-2009, 02:17 PM   #35
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Oh go on then...just be warned that I fight dirty
we'll resume this thread in 6 months time
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Old 24-03-2009, 02:36 PM   #36
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Or Maybe sooner when/if I get the reponse from registering my interest at 30k.....

Well the nice lady at Merc Chelsea has just called to tell me someone will be calling me later, so we will see where this goes.....

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Old 24-03-2009, 02:49 PM   #37
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Or Maybe sooner when/if I get the reponse from registering my interest at 30k.....

Well the nice lady at Merc Chelsea has just called to tell me someone will be calling me later, so we will see where this goes.....
I bet you 5 that they come back at 40k
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Old 24-03-2009, 02:52 PM   #38
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If I can get to 30k with a New car warranty I will snap it up, if not they will have to do some serious work......as will I when the missus finds out!
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Old 24-03-2009, 03:26 PM   #39
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Don't MB dealers buy these odd-ball vehicles at closed auctions and flog them to the public for whatever they can get? Wonder what they paid for them...
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Old 24-03-2009, 03:43 PM   #40
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Don't MB dealers buy these odd-ball vehicles at closed auctions and flog them to the public for whatever they can get? Wonder what they paid for them...
MB Chelsea is owned by MBUK .. so it's the manufacturer clearing stock through its own retail channel
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Old 24-03-2009, 04:26 PM   #41
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MB Chelsea's website has the date down as 1980 on three of them!
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Old 24-03-2009, 04:37 PM   #42
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Warranty starts from first registration date, not build date.

Put it this way - I paid 29k for the 388 bhp version in my car - 6 months old, new over 67k.

I think they'd bite your hand off if you offered 27-28 ish.

Bargain.
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They do seem to be selling is as Used with 500 miles on the clock, with delivery in June, so I suspect that they will try for just a years warranty.
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Old 24-03-2009, 04:51 PM   #44
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They do seem to be selling is as Used with 500 miles on the clock, with delivery in June, so I suspect that they will try for just a years warranty.
that's not the case .. it's just the way they dress it up.

they are available unregistered before month end .. and you will get 3 year warranty from date of registration

if they do not sell before month end, they will then be registered, and sold as "used" -- I don't think anyone will have to wait either. After all, it is the manufacturer, and not some dealer
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Sean is right. The warranty is provided by MB and MBUK on the basis of three years from the registration date - provided I think it serviced by an authorised party. (I didn't say dealer deliberately).

If you guys want these E500's at bargain prices I think they'd sell them to you. Seriously - they are killing for sales volume atm.
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