Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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I don't know about newer having higher depreciation.
I was selling perfectly running W124 diesel, what per my estimate was at 50% of its usable age, yet I could not sell it fast for 5% of cost of new one.
- when you take aging MB to dealer for "free safety inspection" and it will come with $9900 estimate, that often exceeds car value
- very few owners DIY, that is why buying or leasing new car with guarantee makes sense to them,.
- the new car smell and no restriction on option choice is hard to beat.
That said, I love the depreciation. For years I've been buying MB diesels in southern, or eastern states, bringing them to California, driving for 2-3 years and selling for profit.
No other brand would let me drive with fashion and make money on it.
Last edited by Kajtek1; 10-17-2014 at 10:23 AM.