Is it worth spending £6000 to repair my nine-year-old Mercedes-Benz?

My 2014 Mercedes C220 Estate, mileage 95k, needs a partial engine rebuild which is estimated at £6k. Is it worth doing?

Asked on 11 September 2023 by julian dearden

Answered by David Ross
When carrying out repair work on an older vehicle it is important to balance the cost of maintenance and repairs against its current value. We would estimate the value of your car at present (in full working order) is around £12,000 to £14,000, so although £6000 is a significant amount it is around 50% or less of the car's value.

However, you may wish to sell the car as it is, although if it is not in full working order its value will be somewhat less.
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