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.
£8 a ticket, or two for £15
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 scratchy plastics but nothing broken - all functional
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
ROFFLING AT £8 a ticket, or two for £15 - 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
Where is it? Well, you can smell the gunsmoke of Luton from here. M1 jns 9, 10, 11 will get you near. Or use the A5 and don't venture near that seething metropolis.
02. -gadgetgricey, touted by snagglepuss
04. -Aston Martin
11. -Aston Martin
15. -Aston Martin
16. -gadgetgricey, touted by snagglepuss
19. -Aston Martin
21. -missus northern monkey, on the snagglepuss account
23. - Nyphur, BACK IN THE GAME !
29. -95 quid Peugeot
32. -Aston Martin
35. -gm's randy random
36. -Aston Martin
37. -bangernomics, in at the last moment
39. -Fabergé Greggs
41. -95 quid Peugeot
43. -Aston Martin
47. -Aston Martin
50. -FatHarris's guaranteed winning random
53. -New POD ticket swapped to Bangernomics
55. -Bucketeer, on the snagglepuss account
56. -Aston Martin
57. -Fabergé Greggs
58. -tonedepear, on the loserone account
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
Well after almost 11 years it time to part ways with my Cavalier as recent changes mean I'm needing a estate car now.
It's in tidy condition for it age and years but is no show car, though saying that I get plenty of nice comments off people about it which is nice! Will be really sad to see it go as it's been a fantastic car to me and has always been a dependable friend. Holidays, house moves, days out, road trips buying tat or being on family taxi duty. It does it all without fuss.
I have folders full of various receipts and bills for work carried out over the years and have got various spares mainly used that I can include if wanted. I also have a compete spare 1.8 engine with 74,000 miles available too.
Mileage is 204,000 but I did replace the engine with a secondhand unit about a year after first buying it with similar miles due to a oil pressure fault. Though I've seen these Cavaliers with over 250,000+ miles and I have no issues with driving this car anywhere as these are hardy things.
I've always serviced the car each year and always use a quality 15w40 oil. In recent years it had all new shocks/ front springs and top mounts. Front Brakes and had various other parts replaced as needed to keep it ticking over.
Has Pas, leccy front windows and central locking. Also has working Towbar see pic bellow.
There so much more I can say but I'd be here all night!
Currently awaiting some Mot repairs to sort out emissions [ replace front downpipe ] and some minor welding to the rear floor pan . It should be ready for me to collect by Friday. Any questions just ask away. Will add some pictures over the weekend once I've got the Car back. Still Insured till the end of May and Taxed etc.
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)