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Old 20-05-2012, 04:35 PM
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Hi everyone owning a CLK430 I know that the engine and box are bullet proof,I am going to check out a 05reg E500 at a main agent are there any particular points to look for bodywork wise.
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By 05 the E class should be a mix of galvanised steel and aluminium so rust should not be a problem.

I have had my 04 for a couple of years and haven't seen any body problems.

The engine just feels fantastic and the whole experience of driving her is special. I also am getting about 23 mpg according to the computer ( I can't be giving it enough welly)

Buy and enjoy.
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Hi

By 05 the E class should be a mix of galvanised steel and aluminium so rust should not be a problem.

I have had my 04 for a couple of years and haven't seen any body problems.

The engine just feels fantastic and the whole experience of driving her is special. I also am getting about 23 mpg according to the computer ( I can't be giving it enough welly)

Buy and enjoy.
bear in mind you have the additional weight of an extremely high spec Pete!
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Old 21-05-2012, 06:20 PM
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Hi everyone owning a CLK430 I know that the engine and box are bullet proof,I am going to check out a 05reg E500 at a main agent are there any particular points to look for bodywork wise.
Thank you Regards Mick
Hello,

Have you seen this? Probably a little more money than the 05 but it's a facelift, 388 bhp rather than 306 and open to offers!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-E...ht_1044wt_1017
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