What used Mercedes SLC sports will I get for my budget?
You’ll need about £21,000 to buy a 2016 SLC with a low to average mileage, a full history and bought from a franchised dealer. Healthy discounts are available on new SLCs and this tends to drive down the used prices; so although the SLC is an expensive car new, there are reasonably priced ones to be bought on the forecourts.
How much does it cost to run a Mercedes SLC sports?
All SLCs are petrol-powered, so fuel economy is not their strongest point. The SLC 180 is on paper the most efficient, with a claimed average fuel consumption figure of 48.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 132g/km. Tax for cars registered before April 2017 will vary according to CO2 figures, while cars registered after that date will pay a flat rate that's currently £140 per year. Make sure the new cost of your SLC doesn’t rise above £40,000, though, or you’ll be paying an annual surcharge on top, too.
Mercedes runs a number of servicing options for its cars, of varying cost, that allow you to budget for future services and spread the cost of the payments.