I had an auto SLK 230 last summer which I never really got on with as I didn't like the transmission, the engine was a bit weedy and the lack of engine note was disappointing (having come from 5 cylinder Italian). I really like the shape and size of the car, the folding roof and driving position. I currently have a Focus ST170 which is nice enough but not exactly exciting
Now, I have seen a metallic blue / black leather X reg 2001 manual
320 for sale for Ł7k - few more miles than I would like at 92k, but it has FSH (MB & specialist), has had an aircon service and will have 2 new Michelins, 6 months tax, new MOT.
I would expect to get at least 3.5k for the Focus, so about the same on top. Does it sound like a good deal? It looks well priced based on other similar cars, the manuals are rare but seem to enjoy less of a premium than the autos. I would consider adding a sports exhaust to get a bit more from the V6
All and any advice welcomed