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I'm looking at getting either a CL or SL anyone have any advice on a good years and engines etc before so I can limit my search down.

Never really been into brand new cars (not since I wrote off my M5) so age and millage have never really bothered me.

I have seen a few CL AMG's I rather fancy, sorry its a bit vague but I'm still shopping and looking at the moment, they are two car's Id very much like to own
 

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What models are you looking for,or years
 
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Not worried about model to be honest. Years 2000-04 maybe 05

I'm looking to spend around the 30ish mark, maybe more if i sell the 911
 

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With the SL there were slight changes after 2003 when the comand went to wide screen,,from 06-06 the face lift came out,,and the engine is far more efficient, with better 0-60 times and economy.

The face lift CL came along in 2003 and ran til 2005

The CL has 4 seats and the SL 2, but offers open air motoring,,not much difference in construction and they share many feature,, when you decide on what car,,I will give you a list of the options that were available, and if they are worth having
 
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After chatting with the wife and the fact we have a newborn (2 weeks old) she does not want another 2 seater sadly! So I think its going to be the CL we are going to take a look at a CL500 tomorrow 19,995 04 plate with 48k on the clock I think it was blue with cream interior
 

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OK the extra's list is here.

Garage door opener.
Isofix child point attachment points.
Multi contour back reat.
Pneumatic head rest.
Sunblind for rear window.
Bose surround sound.
Nappa leather.
Wood and leather steering wheel.
gear knob----------------------
18" 5 spoke wheels.
Comfort front seats. ( very nice to have)
Distronic. ( very nice to have)
Keyless go ( a nice touch)
Linguartronic
refrigerator in the rear armrest
Tyre pressure monitoring


Congratulations on the little addition
 

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After chatting with the wife and the fact we have a newborn (2 weeks old) she does not want another 2 seater sadly! So I think its going to be the CL we are going to take a look at a CL500 tomorrow 19,995 04 plate with 48k on the clock I think it was blue with cream interior

Good choice and the CL with windows down and sun roof open is pretty well ventilated whilst giving the advantages of rear seats and good boot.

A post face lift of 2005 (later the better) should be well inside your budget. 5L cars are quite hard to shift at present and these are well made and well specified.

I look forward to hearing what you choose (and seeing pics if poss).
 
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Is there anything I should be aware of or look for build wise, know problems etc. Are posts to external sites (trade) allowed I can post the two I'm thinking of taking a look at
 

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does your wife really want to be putting the baby in the back seat of a 2 door car?
 
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does your wife really want to be putting the baby in the back seat of a 2 door car?

We do that now with the CLK time the seats move forward there is plenty of room to get in and out, plus she drives a 5 door focus ;)
 

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Please post them up there are no problems in doing this
 

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Is there anything I should be aware of or look for build wise, know problems etc. Are posts to external sites (trade) allowed I can post the two I'm thinking of taking a look at

As Malcolm. Go for it.

I just did a search for CLs on Autotrader - up to 5 years old, up to £30,000, up to 40,000 miles.

http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-u...=&ukcarsearch_full.x=63&ukcarsearch_full.y=12

If the link works it shows 5 cars - one is a private sale, circa £25,000 but only 13,500 miles.
 

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We do that now with the CLK time the seats move forward there is plenty of room to get in and out, plus she drives a 5 door focus ;)

In that case definitely go for it. I love my S600 coupe, it a fantastic drive.
 
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I do like the AMG you posted but its silver and I've never had any luck with silver cars. My silver SLK had a skip placed on it, my silver M5 i wrote off and last week I bumped the wifes silver focus...
 

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I do like the AMG you posted but its silver and I've never had any luck with silver cars. My silver SLK had a skip placed on it, my silver M5 i wrote off and last week I bumped the wifes silver focus...

So two out of three were your fault :D Nothing to do with luck.
 
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The plan is to take the first one out tomorrow as its just down the road see If the wife likes it and then travel to make a deal and buy.

I want to spend more but that means selling a car and as I wount get much for the spitfire and I promised id give the targa to my first born Its her's now. I'll let you know how I get on with the test drive :)
 


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