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Old 22-03-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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Cheap new unregistered E500s

Was surfing the net last night and came across about 9 E500 saloons (all with really good spec) and 1 E500 estate.

All in the Approved Used Car Locator for Mercedes Chelsea.

As I was around that area today, I popped in ...

It turns out:

1. the cars are unregistered.

2. they are knocking 20k off list price

3. the cars were built a while ago ...

in the case of the E500 Estate in Jul 07 (!!) - up for 43,000
http://www.mercedes-benz.motortrak.c...26&country2=GB

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the E500 saloon which I really liked (sport pack, obsidian black with black nappa, panaromic roof, keyless go, Harmon Kardon, Comand etc etc), in Dec 07 - up for 40,000
http://www.mercedes-benz.motortrak.c...26&country2=GB

These cars have the old generation COMAND .. i.e. the ones without the 4GB music harddisc, or the standard bluetooth. Plus it's separate CD changer (current models have integrated CD changer).

They want to sell or will register as 'demos' at month end.

Tempting, but not nearly tempting enough.
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Old 22-03-2009, 05:44 PM   #2
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Wow, good find! If you were to buy one of those I'd hate to think how much more value they would loose in the next 12 months. If they are registered as demo's and sold on in 6 months time presumably they would be closer to 30K.
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Old 22-03-2009, 05:50 PM   #3
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these E500s are attractive because they have the 388 hp V8 engine ....
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Old 22-03-2009, 06:51 PM   #4
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Nice discount for a basically brand new car, but golly, it has about 25k more to lose in a 3yr 36k ownership cycle. I'd get a PCP quote and see if it would work out cheaper that way
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Exactly what I was thinking, I wonder what the GFMV will be in three years.
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Old 22-03-2009, 09:27 PM   #6
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Financial suicide really.
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Old 22-03-2009, 09:43 PM   #7
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clearly E500s are not wanted at all .. the taxi companies don't want them, and private buyers all wants diesels.

that would explain why these have sat around for so long.

even with 20k off, it's still too expensive.
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Old 22-03-2009, 10:17 PM   #8
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I'd be tempted by the E500 Estate IF it was under 30k. At 43.5k I'd rather buy a new 7-seater 4x4 e.g. XC90, Landcruiser etc.
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Old 22-03-2009, 11:38 PM   #9
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these E500s are attractive because they have the 388 hp V8 engine ....
These cars are cheap and discounted because they have big V8 engines and their day has long gone.
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Old 23-03-2009, 12:03 AM   #10
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Rather than poke around with the price why dont they give them out to a raffle and help raise some money for the local community.

Doing the local pubs for months at a time you could easily raise 60K GBP for each car and pay off the cars and find some loose change for a school Vito or two.
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Old 23-03-2009, 12:15 PM   #11
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I'd be tempted by the E500 Estate IF it was under 30k. At 43.5k I'd rather buy a new 7-seater 4x4 e.g. XC90, Landcruiser etc.
my thoughts exactly ...
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I'd be tempted too sub-30k - maybe we should ask about a group buy!!??
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no one is worried about the fact that the cars have stood around for at least 15 months and up to 21 months?
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Old 23-03-2009, 12:32 PM   #14
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I'd be tempted too sub-30k - maybe we should ask about a group buy!!??
OK ..

Brett will have the Estate for 30k
BD will have an E500 saloon for 27k
I will have the E500 Sport I listed for 27k

shall I call the salesman and propose???
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If you buy it cheap enough, with a three-year warranty that can be extended, and I don't think standing arond will be a problem.
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