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4 hours ago, fesa7044 said:

Yup

the earlier 3 speeder .

heard it’s a bit agricultural .

reckon if yours an auto ,u will walking on air,almost god like status.

In dat era,everybody is on manual ,so if u can afford an auto,either u are in talking terms with LKY or some opium dealer!

I wanted a 123 juzz bcos of my wedding foto(I’m given my age away)wans to replicate the actual scenes on my big day.

i couldn’t find one ,so I settle with a 124.

Rare sale - very seldom is a stock W123 on sale, not on classic scheme,  and with 10 yr COE renewal.

And this one happens to be a 3 speed auto.

 https://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=873888&DL=3506

But for the asking price of $68K, I'd rather get a 2-owner facelifted W210 Kompressor with fresh 10 yr COE at $50K for more realistic comfort in the daily drive. 

https://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=838835&DL=1000

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11 hours ago, Vinceng said:

Rare sale - very seldom is a stock W123 on sale, not on classic scheme,  and with 10 yr COE renewal.

And this one happens to be a 3 speed auto.

 https://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=873888&DL=3506

But for the asking price of $68K, I'd rather get a 2-owner facelifted W210 Kompressor with fresh 10 yr COE at $50K for more realistic comfort in the daily drive. 

https://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=838835&DL=1000

Whatever those dealer advertise ?

3 or 4

cannot trust,u need to go down & verify,been to a couple & question the sales ppl why dis feature dun have,,dat one also dun have?

,Dey said ,oh,the lady in the office dunno where she copy & paste from !!

Buying a merk,it’s not so much 210 is cheaper &123 cost more.

Actually buying a continental car,the passion must be there.,or else there are cheaper alternative,there must be something dat separate the man from the boys.

u must noe what u are buying.

Dats the reason u see ppl owns it for a veri very Long time,almost everybody who noes somebody who owns a Lau yeh Cher since the day of dawn.

My mscp got a uncle who owns a masterpiece ,think 1995 since NEW.

I bought a 1989 200E from sg car mart who I dun belief it’s an one owner for 29yrs!

for a moment I thought dey put the E on the wrong side ,suffix not prefix,if u noe what I’m talking about.

so u see,it’s either u are a fan of the 123 or a 210?

once u do it up,c’mon u need to,it’s oredi a couple of decades old.

actually for dis type of classic ,u need the patience & ready to get yr fingernails dirty  & a tow truck mobile number. is a must.

it will be an awesome classic & definitely a daily driver,my 124 club members,think ,most of them drives Everyday ,I’m one of the few who dun.

Oops,I do carried away.

sorri.

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42 minutes ago, TheCarDealer said:

COE too high. Now buy new better.

Agreed. Many people only look at yearly depre and affordability and miss out to factor in the high COE...don’t drive just park aside the daily depre is higher than those with low COE

maybe that explained the 19k “average” mileage...need to drive more to justify the high COE 

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2 hours ago, mersaylee said:

Agreed. Many people only look at yearly depre and affordability and miss out to factor in the high COE...don’t drive just park aside the daily depre is higher than those with low COE

maybe that explained the 19k “average” mileage...need to drive more to justify the high COE 

When buying a used car, why do we need to bother about the coe price when the seller bought it?

Isn’t depre the price u pay minus scrap value? At the end of the day coe value becomes zero. The price the seller pays become irrelevant.

In fact, a higher coe car is more “value” because u r paying for something refundable should anything happen to the car, as opposed to a coe price of say 5k (this your money goes to the car and not refundable). 

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Hi Merc Owners,

Any good and trusted workshops to recommend for merc servicing and maintenance?

 

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Twincharged
On 2/22/2020 at 3:33 PM, Midorima said:

When buying a used car, why do we need to bother about the coe price when the seller bought it?

Isn’t depre the price u pay minus scrap value? At the end of the day coe value becomes zero. The price the seller pays become irrelevant.

In fact, a higher coe car is more “value” because u r paying for something refundable should anything happen to the car, as opposed to a coe price of say 5k (this your money goes to the car and not refundable). 

agree with your view

would prefer high coe than low coe car for used cars 

when dereg value is close to buying price, its a safe bet

arguing the same point for new cars, one may be delighted with new car price with very low coe , but thats only good if drive till scrap. if need to sell after 5 years, the value will be very low compared to a high coe car 

eg 2013 cars at coe >90K, dereg value is very high and when need to sell after 5 years, there is a bottom for offers, compared to cars with 25k coe

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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On 2/19/2020 at 9:00 AM, TeamAMG69 said:

alternatively you can join SGMERC telegram chat or MBOS, they also talk about Merc dynamic, etc

other car threads keep talking about COE , i have notice that in Mercs forumn topics (or chat groups) they dont talk about (very rarely) about COE,  they talk about specs more and when can take delievery, etc 

really diff level

Well my rep looks amused when I asked him about COE

he simply said “Sir, Mercedes gets their COE” 🙂

 

i know they about 9k more than the final closing bid.. and that’s for a brand van..

i also monitored Mercedes chats for issues and thankfully the number of posts from owners having issues seems less .. maybe not like corolla chats but way less than other premium makes :D 

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23 hours ago, OptiRed said:

Hi Merc Owners,

Any good and trusted workshops to recommend for merc servicing and maintenance?

 

What did you get bro?

there’s  a thread of workshops around this same forum .. check it out bro. 

And I posted it in this thread too

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1 minute ago, therock said:

What did you get bro?

there’s  a thread of workshops around this same forum .. check it out bro. 

And I posted it in this thread too

I got a used one. 2012 c180 cgi 1.6l.

Will search for the thread later. Thanks!

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9 hours ago, therock said:

Well my rep looks amused when I asked him about COE

he simply said “Sir, Mercedes gets their COE” 🙂

 

i know they about 9k more than the final closing bid.. and that’s for a brand van..

i also monitored Mercedes chats for issues and thankfully the number of posts from owners having issues seems less .. maybe not like corolla chats but way less than other premium makes :D 

i have a AD CC SE , she/he also claim, u give me cheque, i can gtee you COE!

never fail before. (really dare talk so big) - but i think top sales

yes, i am inside SGMERC telegram chat, people there seems quite nice and friendly to help out m

 

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I have gotten a C180 (built in 2012), registered in Apr 2013.

Does anyone have a hardcopy of the owner's manual?

I will be happy to buy it from you.


I have also found that soft copies are available here: http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/owners_manuals

But I prefer to read the hardcopy one if possible 🙂


Btw, the soft copies have 2012 and 2013 versions available, which one is more suitable for mine?
 

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2 hours ago, kobayashiGT said:

The new E-class is an estate?

This should be a facelift of W213.

Not replacement of W213.

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1 hour ago, kobayashiGT said:

The new E-class is an estate?

I think the other versions will come out eventually... 

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