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john hood

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im thinking of buying a 1999 v plate s class 280 auto petrol with 85k miles on the clock .geezer wants £4200 with full histrory and ive seen most mots done at merc dealer . anybody know any faults mpg or any other gremlins to look for
 

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Hello and welcome

Check for rust and make sure all the toys work as they can be expensive to fix.

I bought a '99 S500 earlier this year. Higher mileage than yours and more money. Had to buy new tyres, battery, 2 cats, MAF sensor.

But its the best car I've ever had !!

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cheers for that matt . all the toys seem to work ,seats , suspension etc and no rust hows yours on the juice?
 

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Hello John and welcome,,they really are great cars and the 280 should do between 24 and 31 mpg,,but you will do it in style.

Do check for any rust blister in the rear wheel arches or boot near the fittings
 

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Also front wheel arches are prone to rust
 
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thanks malcolm much appreciated i dont want to buy a plug as my last car cost me an absolute fortune in the 3 yrs i had it [evo 6] now its time to grow up and get a sensible motor with a bit of style so the first thing i thiught of was amerc
 

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No one can guarantee trouble free motoring but they are good
 

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thanks malcolm much appreciated i dont want to buy a plug as my last car cost me an absolute fortune in the 3 yrs i had it [evo 6] now its time to grow up and get a sensible motor with a bit of style so the first thing i thiught of was amerc

With your now grown up self, forget the 280 and go for a 320cdi, go well, good on fuel and the best ride in town!!!
 

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With your now grown up self, forget the 280 and go for a 320cdi, go well, good on fuel and the best ride in town!!!

I could not agree more,,the power to weight ratio is so much better
 

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cheers for that matt . all the toys seem to work ,seats , suspension etc and no rust hows yours on the juice?

I get 22-24 mpg. You should do better than that.
Also check the heater system does hot & cold. The valves have a habit of sticking.
 

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Are you talking about the 220 S class.. then deffo the diesel cdi its the one to go for.. only problem will be the rust..
 
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With your now grown up self, forget the 280 and go for a 320cdi, go well, good on fuel and the best ride in town!!!

any ideas how much a steering pump for s280 is or should i just take the motor back . i bought it yesterday and the pump whines going round corners . i put fluid in it today but if it keeps leaking i think im snookered
 

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