To buy or not

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To buy or not

Post by rufus1948 » Thu 21 May, 2015 9:40 pm

The boss has taken a liking to a 2003 CLK320 with 180k
What are the problems likely to be encounted in a car of this age and milage
The car has FSH and appears in good condition from photos
My problem is the car is in Sydeny And i'm i Brisbane so any Question i should ask would be greatly appreciated

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Re: To buy or not

Post by Ivanerrol » Sat 23 May, 2015 11:21 am

Get a P.P.I. done - Pre Purchase inspection.

Service record
Make sure the transmission has had it's fluid changed and that there are no leaks.
Make sure their is no sludge in the oil. - or white/coffee coloured milkyness.
Make sure all the electrics work.
Seat belt presenters work properly and the windows operate properly.
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Re: To buy or not

Post by celine240 » Sat 14 Nov, 2015 12:04 pm

You'll probably encounter some electronic issues at some stage. Warning messages coming on intermittently. All things that can be avoided with proper maintenance and proper servicing :)

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