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Should we buy a Porsche Cayenne and 1997 Mercedes-Benz SLK from our neighbour?

Our neighbours are moving abroad and are offering us their 2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S (4.5-litre V8) with 104,000 miles plus their 1997 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Kompressor with 78,000 miles for £8000 (for both). Both drive well and, we are assured, are in good condition and have been well looked after. The two cars would fit our requirements of runabout and long distance load carrier quite well, replacing our 52,000 miles 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK 200 Kompressor. Is this a not-to-be-missed bargain or are we possibly storing up much trouble?

Asked on 9 November 2013 by JP, Southsea

Answered by Honest John
The SLK is down to about £2000. A 2004 Cayenne Turbo S with 81,000 miles trade books at £9430, and the miles pulls that back to £8380, so even at Glass's guide trade prices you are quids in on the Cayenne and get a free SLK. Obviously, the Cayenne is high maintenance.
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