Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by ninjamagic, Jan 3, 2018.
That’s for sure Ian- optional extra...oh wait, here’s one I can sell you for £500- bargain
Sell the baby keep the car, you will be much better off financially
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The guy in Southampton has put down a deposit today. (100% I bet you it was because of my forum post on the the "other" side.)
Shame, as the red one looked cool.
Oh well, plenty more silver ones in the sea.
So is the hole in the lower grill for a radar jammer!! (Late black one)
Torpedo door Ian!
There’s even one looks like a Passat
Hi guys. So, the silver SL55 with 47,000 on the clock. Looks like it's had zero miles (or MOTs in the last 5 years)
Does that mean somebody put it into a garage? What does that do to a car of this type. Spec wise, it looks ace but I wonder what the catch is...
Zero miles in 5 years spells problems all ovvert’ place for a 230...
Hmmm... 4000 miles in 8 years (and most of them 5 years ago) and no MOT in 2011. I would be interested to know if it was all the same owner and then contact them to see why. In isolation I'd be a bit worried by that and very worried by the 2008 advisory and fails!
Hmmmm - "professionally painted in white". By whom? and what colour did it used to be?
Check the fails from 2008 - looks like a front end smash judging by distorted suspension arm and seatbelt pre-tensioner gone off. Everything else is front end related as well.
If you need a lift "walking" away from this one do let me know....
Date tested 4 December 2008
Mileage 34,427 miles
MOT test number 8949 3913 8358
Test location unavailable until further notice
Reason(s) for failure
Offside Front Lower Rear fog lamp not working (1.3.2b)
Offside Front Direction indicators not working (1.4.A.2c)
Offside Headlamp aim too high (1.8)
Nearside Headlamp aim too low (1.8)
Front registration plate missing (6.3.1a)
Front Windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid (8.2.3)
Offside Obligatory mirror missing (8.1.1)
Nearside Front Suspension arm severely distorted (2.4.G.1)
Advisory notice item(s)
Wiring loose and fouling brakes pad wear sensor wiring
Seat belt pre-tensioner has been activated
Okay, so lets forget the cars with questionable history. What about this one (Only one lady owner)? If I can knock them down on price, I'd be interested in this one for sure.
Ha! Okay. Point taken!
Looks much better. At least it has the wind deflector.
MOT history looks good although budget for a front strut potentially in the future.
Doesn’t “one lady owner” mean “fcuked rims”?
the big difference in pricing i believe is generaly about condition and history. some are just a few owners in excellent condition and have fairly good history others are far from this . one can ussualy suss out the really genuine cars from the chancers, or at least i think i can . i looked at around ten cars over two yrs before settling on mine, and frankly i wanted the one i bought about five min after first looking at it . cos i knew it was well cared for and in pretty mint order ,as one would expect for less than 34k miles deffo , dont buy the first one you see. look at many , my only failing, doing it again i would probrably have passed on the abc , the ride and cornering are very good but i was happy enough with coils in all my other cars and in hindsight its just one too many complications ,benz did not give any consideration on how to drive it,at least to home, when it fails. even they have given up on the system. the sl350 has coils
The roof looks squint too...
Yes looks much better. Wonder if it’s been for sale for a while - notice the temp in the pics shows +17.5o!
Could bargain that down if so
Nail and hair clippings on the floor?
Just say it www.mbclub.co.uk most members here are member
That looks like a nice car, certainly worth a look. It has the wind deflector which is essential as it makes a big difference to the buffeting in the car. It also has the rear luggage belts which i think became an option for this model year. Don't be fooled by the advertising, make sure you look at all the possible issues, ABC, boot seals, water in boot floor, water in passenger footwell and check the roof operation more than once.
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