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andlfloh

Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:12 AM

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I visited a friend who owns a 1995 Mercedes 3 litre car. He told me he bought it for about RM30 K. I googled and found that used Mercedes cars are quite cheap - some below RM20K. Can Mercedes users and sifus/know-a-lot-about-cars tell me why these cars are so cheap. Some 2005 models are also advertised for sale at below RM20K.
Is the petrol consumption very heavy, plus other costs like road tax/insurance, tyres or engine tune-ups and other maintenances ?
Why buy a used Proton MYVI or Toyota which cost so much more than an old Mercedes?

Glad to have your opinions based on experience and facts.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:30 AM

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QUOTE (andlfloh @ Aug 14 2012, 09:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I visited a friend who owns a 1995 Mercedes 3 litre car. He told me he bought it for about RM30 K. I googled and found that used Mercedes cars are quite cheap - some below RM20K. Can Mercedes users and sifus/know-a-lot-about-cars tell me why these cars are so cheap. Some 2005 models are also advertised for sale at below RM20K.
Is the petrol consumption very heavy, plus other costs like road tax/insurance, tyres or engine tune-ups and other maintenances ?
Why buy a used Proton MYVI or Toyota which cost so much more than an old Mercedes?

Glad to have your opinions based on experience and facts.


I think the old mercedes are cheap simply because they're old considering their age which is exceeding 15 years already. If we take other car models the same age, the other models will be cheaper. For example, a pre-95 Honda Accord costs less than RM20K while a mercedes the same age will cost more than RM25K generally... depending on conditions.

And that's an Accord. Other 'sejuk' models will be a lot cheaper. 1995 Proton is already below RM10K. Looking at it that way, the Mercedes is still relatively expensive.

Furthermore, cars this age cannot be purchased on loan and you have to buy it cash or through credit financing which is expensive. That again forces the price to drop coz a guy has to fork out RM25K cash to drive it home.

Maintenance wise, the Mercedes is not that bad considering abundance of available parts though it's not that cheap compared to Proton's parts. Furthermore, Mercedes parts last longer and don't break down that often.

The only think I don't like about these old cars is the fact that it feels old, smells old and lack of modern features. I can't help of feeling old when I'm driving my father's 1991 W124.



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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:56 PM

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QUOTE (andy111172 @ Aug 14 2012, 11:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the old mercedes are cheap simply because they're old considering their age which is exceeding 15 years already. If we take other car models the same age, the other models will be cheaper. For example, a pre-95 Honda Accord costs less than RM20K while a mercedes the same age will cost more than RM25K generally... depending on conditions.

And that's an Accord. Other 'sejuk' models will be a lot cheaper. 1995 Proton is already below RM10K. Looking at it that way, the Mercedes is still relatively expensive.

Furthermore, cars this age cannot be purchased on loan and you have to buy it cash or through credit financing which is expensive. That again forces the price to drop coz a guy has to fork out RM25K cash to drive it home.

Maintenance wise, the Mercedes is not that bad considering abundance of available parts though it's not that cheap compared to Proton's parts. Furthermore, Mercedes parts last longer and don't break down that often.

The only think I don't like about these old cars is the fact that it feels old, smells old and lack of modern features. I can't help of feeling old when I'm driving my father's 1991 W124.


Some people like the safety feature of the solid bodies of these old Mercedes. We also don't have to go back to 1994-5; even some Mercedes 2000-2005 are offered at prices below RM20K. I wonder whether these are genuine offers.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:51 AM

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QUOTE (andlfloh @ Aug 14 2012, 08:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We also don't have to go back to 1994-5; even some Mercedes 2000-2005 are offered at prices below RM20K. I wonder whether these are genuine offers.


Sounds fishy... Maybe that's just the downpayment.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:01 PM

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QUOTE (andy111172 @ Aug 15 2012, 11:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sounds fishy... Maybe that's just the downpayment.


yes, the 2003 E200k or C180K still around RM 100k.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:57 AM

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Or maybe it's a pre-1995 model but registered in Malaysia in post 2000.

For example, some people brought in cars from UK using AP and registered in Malaysia after 2000 although the cars were actually manufactured bedore 1995...

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:01 PM

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QUOTE (andlfloh @ Aug 14 2012, 09:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I visited a friend who owns a 1995 Mercedes 3 litre car. He told me he bought it for about RM30 K. I googled and found that used Mercedes cars are quite cheap - some below RM20K.
Why buy a used Proton MYVI or Toyota which cost so much more than an old Mercedes?


Cheap is relative. For a Continental car that is 17 years old that is expensive. You can get a 1997 Volvo which less expensive parts for less than 13K and in good condition. I find used Merc, BMW, Toyota, Honda always higher selling value compared to other makes.

And if you compare what other countries are paying for a car that OLD, we are paying much MORE.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:11 PM

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hello
i am jainny from india...welcome to this forum site...i think Mercedes Benz is not cheap....but not good....
Thanks
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:18 PM

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QUOTE (andlfloh @ Aug 14 2012, 09:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I visited a friend who owns a 1995 Mercedes 3 litre car. He told me he bought it for about RM30 K. I googled and found that used Mercedes cars are quite cheap - some below RM20K. Can Mercedes users and sifus/know-a-lot-about-cars tell me why these cars are so cheap. Some 2005 models are also advertised for sale at below RM20K.
Is the petrol consumption very heavy, plus other costs like road tax/insurance, tyres or engine tune-ups and other maintenances ?
Why buy a used Proton MYVI or Toyota which cost so much more than an old Mercedes?

Glad to have your opinions based on experience and facts.




2005 models below 20k? smile_blackeye.gif



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:50 PM

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The resale value is probably lower, maybe due to higher maintenance cost of old Mercedes Benz?
Parts are pretty expensive.
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