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S320 2008

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by bennyboy, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. bennyboy

    bennyboy Senior Member

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    Hi
    Im looking at a 2008 S320 with 84000 miles showing. Any advice and opinions most welcome.
    Its up for £7000 with a six month warranty.
     
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    Check that it has had an atf and filter change at 37500 miles . Is that the 320cdi engine ?
     
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    its the 3 L 235 bhp engine
     
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    Petrol or diesel?
     
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    Sorry mate its diesel.
     
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    is it a good spec car pal ? has it had gearbox oil changed ?
     
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    looks tidy and decent spec but grey leather is to taste pal :rolleyes:
     
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    Grey leather is the best (Black is too depressing) - grey doesn’t get any dirtier than black it’s just those with black don’t see it
     
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    I like cream leather myself but with a car this age its more about condition. Im just a bit worried about the air suspension giving up on me. Friend of mine just had to pay £1600 for a leaking front shock on his E500, had to change the pair....
     
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    I have sleepless nights about abc suspension costs and I haven't even got it :D
     
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    Have a read up on the om642 engine in relation to other common faults of oil cooler seals , inlet port shut off motor/swirl flaps and blocked inlet manifolds . Turbo/actuator failure.
    Not designed to panic you or put you off but a bit of research on this engine will stand you in good stead when you examine the car and negotiate a deal .
     
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    im sorry I don't agree pal , grey interiors just suggest " Derek from accounts , with his tank top, stay pressed trousers and season ticket to the model railway " :D:D;)
     
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    that's uncanny! Do you know me?:D
     
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    haha , everyone knows a Derek pal ;) , did you view the car then ?
     
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    As usual painting the lounge took twice as long as expected, will pop by tomorrow. Stanmore only 20 mins from me.
    Also it failed its MOT on this: Its been sorted for the new MOT but a bit worrying
    Repair immediately (major defects):
    • Engine MIL inoperative or indicates a malfunction (8.2.1.2 (h))

     
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    Lot of car for the money- that MIL needs an explanation though of course. What did they do to fix it?
    Airmatic is much more dependable than ABC and cheaper to fix, you can buy struts for instance from Aerosus much cheaper....
    OM642 is a decent lump with a few issues as mentioned by Wighty- but then all engines ( almost) have some issues
     
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    buy a 2009 one with Bluetooth phone, Bluetooth media, DAB, 7 Digit postcodes and Speed limits on the nav

    you will pay more than the difference trying to get your phone and music to work

    expect 4k a year maintenance bills
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Im 60 next year so the good old c.d and the radio will do just fine, not into all this streaming and media malarkey. I think i would have to be very unlucky to be spending that sort of money for maintenance, although it will of course be higher than ordinary cars.
     
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    I suspect that's a bit higher than the average and you'd need to quite unlucky to have bills that big each year unless you were doing a million miles...
     

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