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At $1,650, Would You Roll the Dice on This 1999 Mercedes SLK 230 ‘Mechanic’s Special”?

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On an automatic? Noooo, probably needs 10,000 clutches and a new planetary gear to count the earth revolving around the sun as it accelerates..
3 pedal superior.
 

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There is no such thing as a cheap Mercedes, and that one isn't cheap anyways ;)
 

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There is no such thing as a cheap Mercedes, and that one isn't cheap anyways ;)
Totally disagree, Dave.

ANY Merc is cheap at half the price.
Alternatively, take a penny off when advertising.

Why £999.99 appeals to buyers more than £1000 is a mystery. But it does work on some.
So, half the price, penny off and every Merc is a bargain.
 

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Silver HE being a case in point? :p
Exactly !!

I should know, I've bought plenty and the cheap ones always cost more than buying a minter ................

The case in point for that being my AMG W212 Wagon, I could sell that for double what I paid during 1st Lockdown :p

Yet still I have spent a few grand on it maintaining it in tip top condition. but I'd still make a healthy profit with a caveat ....

If I sold it now I'd have to add significant cash to buy a better one.

A Mercedes is for life not just for Christmas :p
 

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Nope. It just needs...everything.
Parting it out would recoup the money, body panels and electronic bricks have value. Good source car for discontinued items.

If one was in love with R170 and wanted a project - a few grand more will get a running example with half the miles, maybe even with good paint and no accidents. Go for the refresh 2002-2004.

Happy top down spirited motoring, cost effectively.
R
 

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SWMBO said a Mercedes is for the wife and not just Christmas.
Tell me about it, my E Class wagon has all but been commandeered by 'er indoors :ROFLMAO:

To be fair I did buy it to replace the C Class that she commandeered 🤣
 
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:ROFLMAO: I can't be doing too bad, I currently own 7 Cars and spend most of my spare time working on those Cars and buying Parts for them :D
 
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