1998 Mercedes C200 Elegance
126k miles, MOT August.
I picked this up from AndyW201 about a fortnight ago as a daily to replace the Cavalier whilst I take it off the road, I've done about 1000 miles in it, drives absolutely spot on and Andy has definitely undersold it in his description.
However, due to buying the A8 from sims and another potential purchase I'm in negotiations with on here, I really need to free up some space - my storage is absolutely maxed with stuff and I now have 4 cars at home annoying the neighbours, I need to make some movement.
Scrubs up fairly well, it has had some odd touch ups around the body but nothing that overly stands out, decent tyres all round, all electric work, has cruise control so is ideal on A roads/Motorways etc.
£350 or will roffle at £6 a ticket. Delivery possible.
I don't like it. I want a small car. Suzuki Wagon or similar.
£350 or roffle at 6 quid each.
159,000 miles. Just under a year's MOT
Leather Interior (Actually that's a 'bad' to some people)
Complicated starting method - 2 keys and an immobilizer
Likes a drink - TADTS (Plus it is Scottish)
Smells oily sometimes - TADTS
Tappy noise occasionally. Have been told Vanos - but hasn't affected anything. Might actually just be a loose engine cover.
Gearbox hangs in a low gear for first 30 seconds or so of driving after cold start. Fine after that.
Bodywork has scratches and rust (rear arches)
I don't actually have many pictures...
1 2 . Disco Fever 3 4 5 6 . Aston Martin 7 8 9 10 11 . Ohdearme 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 . sporty-shite 24 .Amishtat 25 26 27 28 29 . Disco Fever 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 . Split_Pin 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 . Disco Fever 53 54 55 56 57 58 . sporty-shite 59
Proper funny-face Multipla
My wife's car for last 8 years
ELX spec, so has the twin sunroofs
8v turbo diesel that plods on and on. And on and on. Did the 20 mile commute today, outside lane of M1 for a lot of it.
Dependable to go anywhere. More reliable that was ever in the blueprint !
180k and everything still works including the folding mirrors, air con, both sunroofs, all windows, etc
Some war wounds well what do you expect, some interior sticky plastics but nothing broken
Some noisy front clonking to deal with - was told it's the inner ARB bushings despite MOT man being happy. Just been turning up the stereo
Now has a Cat-C marker because of this. Grrr. The upshot is the insurer valued it at £1k. Stitched together with cable ties for now.
MOT all the way to October
Thinking roffling at Tenner a ticket - it really is that reliable and I don't want it gone but wife is in ear about it. Taxed and insured until end of the month, see
We moved white goods with it last week and a whole fixed panels front end from a classic Mini (Riley Elf ectually) the week before. So VAN status is achievable as the seats just lift out
15. -Aston Martin
19. -Aston Martin
32. -Aston Martin
47. -Aston Martin
56. -Aston Martin
this has been stagnating over in the for sale section for a couple of weeks and I really need to get it shifted (fatha gm is not happy about it being parked out front of his house)
so tickets are now only FOUR EARTH POUNDS EACH or THREE FOR A TENNER !
the original roffle post is here
but please reply below with how many tickets you are wanting
the list so far (copied over from previous post)
1 primeradoner (somewhere local)
2 Northern Monkey (oop north, presumably)
3 95 quid peugeot (suffolk)
4 JimBell (sooth sheels)
5 Snagglepuss (accrington)
6 BL bloke (oldbury)
7 Brown Nova (north wales)
8 DaveHedgeHog31 (scotland)
9 ohdearme (dunno, down south ?)
10 Eddyramrod (north west-ish ?)
11 clayts450 (Nottingham)
12 sealtainn (fucking shetland!)
13 JoeyEunos (chesterlestreet)
14 primeradoner (local lad)
15 JimBell (sooth sheels)
16 Flat4 (scotland)
17 davehedgehog31 c/o loserone (scootland)
18 cavcraft c/o the doctor (chester(not -le-street))
19 95 quid peugeot (suffolk)
20 Northern Monkey (oop north, presumably)
21 Brown Nova (north wales)
22 Flat4 (near knock hill, I hear)
23 BL bloke (oldbury)
24 primeradoner (local lad)
25 sealtainn (really ? fucking shetland ?)
26 DaveHedgeHog31 (scotchland)
27 clayts450 (Nottingham)
28 gadgetgricey (west midlands)
29 Snagglepuss (accrington)
30 Eddyramrod (north west-ish ?)
31 JimBell (sooth sheels)
32 primeradoner (local car for local people)
33 cavcraft (chester(not -le-street))
34 95 quid peugeot (suffolk)
35 Toby (Ipswich)
36 gadgetgricey (west midlands)
37 Brown Nova (north wales)
38 Flat4 (jocks wahay)
39 Toby (Ipswich)
40 Toby (Ipswich)
41 cavcraft (three trains away)
42 sealtainn (floating by boat)
43 BL bloke (oldbury)
44 JoeyEunos (chesterlestreet)
45 Eddyramrod (north west-ish ?)
46 clayts450 (Nottingham)
47 gadgetgricey (brum, brum)
48 JimBell (sooth sheels)
49 Snagglepuss (could it be autotested?)
50 sealtainn c/o loserone
51 primeradoner (local lad)
52 Northern Monkey (oop north, presumably)
53 davehedgehog31 c/o loserone (swap you for a haggis supper?)
54 cavcraft (packed lunch included)
55 primeradoner (howay the lads)
56 JimBell (sooth sheels)
57 The Doctor (time and space)
58 cavcraft c/o the doctor (I'll pick you up in the roffle 107)
59 JoeyEunos (chesterlestreet)
Things are a changing folks, the Rover of Smoothness has to go and I think a Rover Roffle is the way for this to happen.
You can see piccies of the car elsewhere on the forum but will try and post some as soon as I can over the weekend.
This is really a lovely car that has had some serious money spent on her over the last few years.
I have had a new rear section of exhaust fitted, a new brake caliper fitted to the N/S rear and it has had the CVT fluid drained and changed by the Rover specialist in St. Albans just a few months ago. I had a new battery fitted when I bought her as well. She is a lovely smooth driving car, utterly comfortable too and she motors along beautifully. Quibbles? The heated seats don't work but seeing as the seats are velour fabric, that really isn't an issue. A few giffer scuffs on the bumpers are present and there is a slight ding in the drivers front wing but I have a good wing that will come with the car. The boot lid will sometimes come down unannounced but I was going to add a spring to the mechanism and see if it helped. That's it really. Mileage is around 58,000 or so. MOT till November I think. The old reg will come with the car and the current reg will be retained by me. No OMG HGF/coolant loss/overheating issues whatsoever.
She is insured under a classic insurance banner by PBIS. This is a lovely, lovely car.
Roffle interest at £8 per number? Taxed to get you home.
If anyone wants to cross my palm with pound notes then £425 will see the car bought for cash tonite mate, no X boxes, sorry.
2. Sealtain (R)
4. minimad5 (R)
5. brown nova (R)
7. ohdearme (R)
9. ranting Yoof (R)
12. TheDoctor (R)
14. sealtain (R)
18. ohdearme (R)
22. ranting Yoof (R)
27. brown nova (R)
32. minimad5 (R)
46. barefoot (R)