Probably new owner... purchase advice please!!

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Woodyjbh
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Probably new owner... purchase advice please!!

Post by Woodyjbh » Sat 31 Dec, 2016 7:21 pm

Hey guys.

Long time car guy but first time 'likely' Benz owner. Just found the forum and I thought It was the obvious spot to get some advice. We've found a bit of a gem on the used car market and I'm chasing some advice on things to look for, possible problems and any other advice that can be offered.

It's a 2013 C250 W204 Sport Coupe. Its $44k, in mint condition and seems to be flawless. Why you ask?? Because it's only got a legitimate 8900 kms on it!!

So I'm still doing research and we go back for a more in-depth look on Tuesday arvo but if it's all above board then we want to commit. But this is obviously where the external advice comes in.

Is there any obvious things to look for?
Is there any common faults that cover with the C250?
Is there any maintenance things that I need to be aware of?

I'm a mechanic so no need to sugarcoat it. I'd rather have all the info up front when I go back to the dealer with the intent to drop a deposit on them.

Any help would be appreciated. Cheers.

Woody

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Re: Probably new owner... purchase advice please!!

Post by ansteadeh » Sun 01 Jan, 2017 5:46 pm

I have a 2013 204 and it is completely trouble-free. I'm not a mechanic by trade but can check,measure and rebuild an M130 engine without a problem, but I would never take on my 204

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Re: Probably new owner... purchase advice please!!

Post by AMG » Mon 02 Jan, 2017 7:49 am

Get a pre purchase inspection by a licenced MB specialist independent Mechanic.
Do not pass go before this is done.
Current:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Classic 4sp auto Ardennes Green "Oswald"
2012 E63 AMG Speedshift MCT Diamantweiß "Klaus"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"

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