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Shivashankar & others, I have a dream to buy a Benz in my life but can afford only 5-7 lakhs. Which model Benz do you recommend for that price. The usage will be occasional and yearly say 6000 kms running only. I have a M-800 & Indigo Marina for my regular use. Kindly give advise.
By Pirebhuoo 04 April 2009
Expert`s comment:

It is possible to get Benz of around 1990 in the budget range mentioned. But the average maintenance costs will be on higher side due to spares costs. Nodoubt Benz ads to status quo but the cost of ownership will be quite high. Hence recommended to go for the same if and only if maintenance costs is not a constraint.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 04 April 2009

i dont know wat is mr. expert's source of information coz in u can get a 1996-97 model e220 in excellent shape for about 4-5 lakhs from one of mercedes-benz's authorised pre-owned car outlets and for all info regarding maintainence costs refer to the april 2009 issue of autocar india where they have carried a buying used feature on this model...this magazine is far more trustworthy than the "wierd" info of the so called auto expert..

Answer by Rohit 04 April 2009
Expert`s comment:

Hi, Mr Rohit thanks for your comments.You are right in saying availability of Benz. Yes Benz of 96 available for around 5.0 lac. Regarding maintenance for example, cost of replacement of front bumper will not be less than 40k for Mercedes C220CDI (Source Autocar India). The average maintenance cost of benz will be on higher side considering the maintenance cost is bound to increase with usage of car.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 04 April 2009

The Benz is a great Car, I have a friend who is interested in selling his Benz, Its a 1988 Diesel, Call me at 9970129039 if interested

Answer by Ronny Gracias 05 May 2009
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