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Practical (pretty new) vs cool (pretty old)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 548 ek motor
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    Which of these would you buy? Thanks

    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202103110029569

    https://www.bristolstreet.co.uk/used-car/2620020/buy-online/

    Insurance about £700 more p.a. for the Merc

    Is go for the merc, it'll cost you a lot more if anything goes tits up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,018 ✭✭✭ Four Phucs Ache
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    Go for the merc, you will always regret not doing it.

    I have E class kompressor auto 04, the slk has updated version of this engine with 184 hp so very nice power to size of car.

    The gearbox is 7 speed, very smooth once it's been serviced.

    I get 55 -60 miles for a tenner with mixed driving, so expect same or slightly better.

    Now, I do all my own work but parts are same as most cars I've owned.

    Just go to local garage if needed.Dont go back to merc on 12yo car

    Enjoy!


  • Registered Users Posts: 161 ✭✭ dickdasr1234
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    Which of these would you buy? Thanks

    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202103110029569

    https://www.bristolstreet.co.uk/used-car/2620020/buy-online/

    Insurance about £700 more p.a. for the Merc
    Hehe, classy ad: "ONLY HAD 1 PREVIOUS OWNER...Current Owner had for the last 17 Years!!"


  • Registered Users Posts: 822 ✭✭✭ spiggotpaddy
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    The merc will probably need a timing chain and tensioner at that mileage and possibly the cam sprockets which will be pricey even if you do it yourself. Still the one to pick though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 238 ✭✭ micah537
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    The Hyundai is hideous.

    The SLK might even rise in value if you keep it long enough.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,782 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm
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    There’s so much middle ground between an i10 and an SLK.


  • Registered Users Posts: 51 ✭✭ Bhail
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    colm_mcm wrote: »
    There’s so much middle ground between an i10 and an SLK.

    What a mental duo to be left with.

    Go with the merc though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,334 ✭✭✭ I see sheep
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    Hehe, classy ad: "ONLY HAD 1 PREVIOUS OWNER...Current Owner had for the last 17 Years!!"

    I assume that's a typo!
    Will suss it out when I go for a test drive :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup
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    i take it you live there?


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,782 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm
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    Bhail wrote: »
    What a mental duo to be left with.

    Go with the merc though.

    Or something else. It’s very hard to tell the OP to buy the merc purely because it’s not a Hyundai i10.
    There are so many other cars out there !


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,334 ✭✭✭ I see sheep
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    fryup wrote: »
    i take it you live there?

    Yeah.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,334 ✭✭✭ I see sheep
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    colm_mcm wrote: »
    Or something else. It’s very hard to tell the OP to buy the merc purely because it’s not a Hyundai i10.
    There are so many other cars out there !

    Yeah I get you but I'm comparing them by price .. if I go for a car a bit better than the i10 it'll be a bit older, I've looked at those options too.
    I'm leaning towards the Merc anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup
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    fryup wrote: »
    i take it you live there?
    Yeah.

    Bristol, nice spot


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,782 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm
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    There’s a bit older and then there’s a 12 year old premium car with a supercharged engine that’s known to be throw up issues, with a hydraulic roof that’s known to throw up issues.

    I’m all for getting something cool, just be realistic about premium car ownership and the extra costs that can go with it and you’ll be fine.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,334 ✭✭✭ I see sheep
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    colm_mcm wrote: »
    There’s a bit older and then there’s a 12 year old premium car with a supercharged engine that’s known to be throw up issues, with a hydraulic roof that’s known to throw up issues.

    I’m all for getting something cool, just be realistic about premium car ownership and the extra costs that can go with it and you’ll be fine.

    Ok thanks, could you elaborate on those issues, that is why I started the thread. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 253 ✭✭ forestgirl
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    Very strange choice you are trying to make there,it almost doesn't make sense.
    I was expecting an older Audi or BMW or VW etc but a hyundai a completely different ball game.

    Anyway to answer your question it has to be the merc


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,782 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm
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    Ok thanks, could you elaborate on those issues, that is why I started the thread. :)

    The 1.8 kompressor engines had issues with timing chains and sprockets.

    The roofs are very complicated, there are plenty instances of them giving issues.
    That said you’ll never hear about the ones that work perfectly.


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