Hi all, currently juggling between these two cars. Looking basically for a 5+2, but not a full 7 seater SUV.
Honestly, I've been eyeing my first Merc for a while, GLB seems to fit the bill & spec (not for investment lol). However, recently noticed the new Outlander PHEV is pretty good looking, has good specs, and comes with 10 years warranty + capped servicing. I had a Mitsubishi Lancer for a long time. It's always been reliable, even with the family's old old Pajero, so always have a soft spot for Mitsubishi. Hell, even all my AC in the house are Mitsubishi lol
Merc is probably going to cost 10-30k more than the Outlander PHEV, but is it worth that extra money? I could probably buy outright for Outlander, but will probably go for finance since the interest is so low these days. Is Merc just the luxury factor? Or will it provide better reliability in the long term to justify the higher cost (all about "buy it right buy it once")? Not to mention, Merc will attract luxury car tax too. Or should I avoid PHEV due to any potential past issue?
Also, I have a registered company too. Is it better to buy a brand new to claim immediate asset deduction? or ok with just buy near new second-hand/demo? To be honest, I was never a "buy new car" person, as the depreciation just doesn't make sense. But my other half is probably leaning towards new seeing we've been working so hard in our company in the last few years, and deserve something to spoil ourselves.
Appreciate your input in any way! Thanks!