Mercedes is a brand held in high esteem by many in the motoring world, by industry and car owners alike; there is even a famous song by Janis Joplin that namechecks this prestigious make of vehicle – so needless to say they are very popular.
Put yourself in a position though where you are not quite able to afford the costs of a brand new luxury Mercedes, some people might think that this person’s idea of owning their dream car is just that – a dream. In reality it’s not a fantasy it’s something very real, there are many Mercedes out there you can drive away for under £10,000 – but which ones and where can you find them?
Where to buy?
As you may have already guessed the used car market is where you need to turn your attentions, but this by no means should be a deterrent. Reliable sellers such as Exchange and Mart have a fantastic range on offer and will give you a complete breakdown of the car’s specifications and history. The good and surprising news though is for less than £10,000 you could end up with pretty much any used Mercedes you have set your sights on; age, mileage, engine size and model all playing their role in the overall cost.
There are factors to consider though as there is such a diverse range of different Mercedes, you will need to do your research to ensure the car matches your circumstances, below are some examples of what could be on offer to you:
Mercedes-Benz SLK (2004) – a classic. You could find yourself a used 2-door, 2.0 Litre petrol engine for seven to ten thousand. Some would argue the older models are just like the new ones without as many mod cons, they still drive in the same majestic way.
Mercedes Benz A Class (2012) – smaller family run-around with Mercedes quality. A relatively new, 5-door hatchback, with low mileage, a 2.0 Litre engine and excellent diesel fuel economy could be yours for eight and then thousand.
Mercedes Benz CLC Sport (2008) – a definitive model. This automatic, 3-door coupe just smacks of the elegance you associate with Mercedes. Speed and control mixed with a comfortable leather interior and impressive diesel fuel economy can be found for eight to ten thousand.
Ultimately the choice will be yours. For the price of a smaller new car you could find something infinitely better in the used market, so indulge yourself and buy the car you know you want.