$10,000 for a car with over 100k miles?

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Re: $10,000 for a car with over 100k miles?

Post by astro64 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:18 am

Isn't "routine maintenance" for a Mercedes much more expensive than for your every day Subaru or Honda? My neighbor was not too pleased, don't recall what the model was.

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Re: $10,000 for a car with over 100k miles?

Post by SteveL123 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:22 am

Tubbers wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:01 pm
Mercedes!

I have a '67 D-200 4 cylinder diesel that I've been trying to get roadworthy for a couple years. It needs a brake booster and lots of electrical, but runs great.
That's a classic collector car. A well restored example can fetch over $20K! How many miles on yours and what condition is it in?

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Re: $10,000 for a car with over 100k miles?

Post by doug » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:43 pm

$10,000 doesn't buy what it used to. Twenty years ago, you could have bought a brand new, fairly nice, car for that.
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Re: $10,000 for a car with over 100k miles?

Post by simonm » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:17 pm

doug wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:43 pm
$10,000 doesn't buy what it used to. Twenty years ago, you could have bought a brand new, fairly nice, car for that.
I mentioned Dacia above - their cheapest new car in Europe comes in between US$ 8,000 and US $ 9,000 in most countries including about 20% sales tax. In the UK it is somewhat more for whatever reason - maybe the volatility of the UK pound at the moment. This is the stripped down petrol version of the cheapest model. Lots of brands have something that will come in under Euro 10k. Once you start adding "extras" all sorts of little games come into play to push the price higher. Typically if you want a diesel, you have to up at least one trim level for example and get all sorts of "valuable" extras, that you don't need or want, in the process.

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Re: $10,000 for a car with over 100k miles?

Post by fast eddie » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:03 am

Don't know used car prices these days, but as far as reliability, my 99 Tacoma has had less than $300 in repairs in 18 years. I bought it new.
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