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    • Londoner_1
    • By Londoner_1 10th Jul 17, 8:34 PM
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    Which car
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    • 10th Jul 17, 8:34 PM
    Which car 10th Jul 17 at 8:34 PM
    Looking to replace my excellent petrol mazda 6 ts2 2009 plate with another car. Had it for nearly 3 years, took a risk and bought at 102k mileage part history, needed a full service and replaced tyres over 2 years, only fault was a blasted suspension arm that creaked like hell plus a dead battery.Average mpg is 34mpg, on a 500 motorway run with 4 people and loaded estate, i got 44mpg out of it (would have got 50 with less weight).

    Looking at petrol only 2010-12 Merc c class 1.6 saloon or Skoda Superb 1.8 tsi hatch. (Petrol only, don't want the hassle of diesel related problems)

    Any advice on above 2 cars??

    ta
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    • khcomp
    • By khcomp 11th Jul 17, 12:07 PM
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    Did Mercedes do a 1.6 saloon during those years?
    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 11th Jul 17, 2:42 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 2:42 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 2:42 PM
    Did Mercedes do a 1.6 saloon during those years?
    Originally posted by khcomp

    Yes it's the C180 CGI

    This is what autotrader has:

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-search?search-target=usedcars&radius=1500&onesearchad=Used&onese archad=Nearly%20New&make=MERCEDES-BENZ&model=C%20CLASS&price-from=&price-to=&year-from=2010&maximum-mileage=&fuel-consumption=&zero-to-60=&quantity-of-doors=&minimum-seats=&annual-tax-cars=&colour=&keywords=&fuel-type=Petrol&maximum-badge-engine-size=1.6&transmission=&co2-emissions-cars=&maximum-seats=&insuranceGroup=&seller-type=&postcode=bt622hb
    • khcomp
    • By khcomp 11th Jul 17, 2:58 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 2:58 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 2:58 PM
    Ah, they've done what BMW did and have adopted model numbers that no longer correspond to the engine size, the little tinkers!
    Plenty of decent info on the Merc on honestjohn.co.uk - doesn't look to be the most reliable vehicle...
    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 11th Jul 17, 3:52 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 3:52 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 3:52 PM
    Looking to replace my excellent petrol mazda 6 ts2 2009 plate with another car. Had it for nearly 3 years, took a risk and bought at 102k mileage part history, needed a full service and replaced tyres over 2 years, only fault was a blasted suspension arm that creaked like hell plus a dead battery.Average mpg is 34mpg, on a 500 motorway run with 4 people and loaded estate, i got 44mpg out of it (would have got 50 with less weight).

    Looking at petrol only 2010-12 Merc c class 1.6 saloon or Skoda Superb 1.8 tsi hatch. (Petrol only, don't want the hassle of diesel related problems)

    Any advice on above 2 cars??

    ta
    Originally posted by Londoner_1

    Is there something wrong with the current car? Would keeping it not be the most MSE option?
    • Ozzuk
    • By Ozzuk 11th Jul 17, 4:16 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:16 PM
    I'd check out the running costs on a merc, I've heard (from friends/family who own) that they can be scarily expensive for things like clutches, alternators etc. Servicing also usually more expensive than a 'standard' car.

    You said no diesel, I think BMW are producing some of the best diesel engines on the planet at the moment, I'd have one over petrol and I never thought I'd say that having owned many petrol sports cars. Again, can be expensive on parts though and servicing (I always used a BMW specialist though).

    Another thought, I had a V50 Rdesign volvo, absolutely loved it (60 plate IIRC), lovely looking car, auto box was great and the interior was really nice. I'd have another in a heartbeat and my father just got a V70 he liked mine so much. I only sold mine as I needed a 4x4. Tend to be rock solid engines and rarely have issues.
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