Originally Posted by capslock
As I am hunting for a new car... I also came across some used (2003-2007 Mfg range) Mercs (C,E class) from 5-10 L with about 50k to 1L on the ODO (On internet, carwale etc sites).
These 10 odd years old Mercs have all the features we see as "advanced" features on our new cars (ABS
, Air Bags, Power windows, Power steering, EPS, Rear ACs and more).
Owning a Merc is a dream and the price just sounds tempting.
Is it worth buying old German cars? Does anyone have experience with such purchases?
Also, assuming I get a good car initially, how much (Roughly/Year) should I keep aside for maintenance?
I am aware that Odo tampering is very much probable in such deals.
I have no experience in buying used German cars but I would not recommend it !! See there are plenty of cars available for your budget and requirement ,why to spend on a 10 year old Merc? Seriously ? Go for it only if you have other cars for daily and weekly runs , lot of time to spend on service centres or on a garage and cash to fiddle with !!! Its better If budget permits after some years get a new one and you make it old