clk's suffer from rust too?

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just wondering if the 2000 type clk's are the same as the e series in regards as being wary of rust on the wheel arches etc, as there is one for sale thats a good distance away, not sure about the colour, its not too bad,dark met red, but in my mind a mercedes should be silver, gold or black, lol, but the interior is just what id want in a car
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Yes they can rust very badly in the rear wheel arches, this goes right up to 2003 when some got better but not all.

There are some good ones out there,but look carefully at the lip all the way around the arch
 
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wow thanks for the quick reply television, this one looks good, just wanted to be warned in advance of calling about it, been trolling the car ads, and this one kinda grabbed me http://www.pistonheads.com/SALES/1254794.htm can see myself sitting in it right now lol
 

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Very nice car and if the mileage is genuine(with some backing up documentation) that would be well worth £4K.

They are truely awesome and drivers cars
 

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That does look nice from the ad,,he is a trader, so you are covered under some aspects of the laws in selling motor cars.

Take a look and check for the tiniest bubble on the paint
 
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yes, its just on my budget and looks very clean, but so did the e series i was planning till it was found to be rusty on the arches, its a fair drive to be dissapointed, when your up at the top end of scotland, far far away from all the "bargains" lol
 

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Tyrone is a long way for me as well,, you may get 32 mpg but more like 27 on average,,what says you AMO
 
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was thinking his mpg figures were a wee bit exaggerated, but at only doing about 4 thousand miles a year if that it wouldnt be as bad as i thought for a large engine and servicing it would be straight forward enough id have thought without going to the main mercedes garage here
 

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Similar car to mine, I get average 26(ish) 24 if I drive mainly in town, 28 if on a good run
 

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Similar car to mine, I get average 26(ish) 24 if I drive mainly in town, 28 if on a good run

Then the same as my 129 320 that I had,,its a very good engine though
 

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Tyrone is a long way for me as well,, you may get 32 mpg but more like 27 on average,,what says you AMO

Yea 32 mpg would only be possible on a run, around town you wont get anywhere near it. I get around 24mpg on my 230 so this one I would say 20-22.
 

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Hi. On a motorway run, (mostly) obeying the limits, I get a reliable average of 33 mpg. Having the air conditioning on gives about a 2mpg penalty.

(BTW Television, I wonder if I could trouble you for a copy of the paper on changing CLK plugs? Thanks).
 
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thanks for all the replies, giving real world figures certailny makes a difference in how to find a car surprised to see theres not much diff between the smaller engined clk's in mpg, on i search, one of theses days ill be posting saying im a new owner, lol,
thanks again guys, george.
 

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Regardless of MPG figures i would still buy 320 as its alot smoother engine and you really cant go wrong with the super smooth V6 engine. The MPG figure isnt that much different but the V6 has alot more power and OOMPH than 230.
 

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Regardless of MPG figures i would still buy 320 as its alot smoother engine and you really cant go wrong with the super smooth V6 engine. The MPG figure isnt that much different but the V6 has alot more power and OOMPH than 230.

No one can argue with that,,it is a very good lump
 

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Hi. On a motorway run, (mostly) obeying the limits, I get a reliable average of 33 mpg. Having the air conditioning on gives about a 2mpg penalty.

(BTW Television, I wonder if I could trouble you for a copy of the paper on changing CLK plugs? Thanks).

Yes Peter I can but I need an Email address,,you could put it in you user profile, and click save at the bottom of the page
 

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Regardless of MPG figures i would still buy 320 as its alot smoother engine and you really cant go wrong with the super smooth V6 engine. The MPG figure isnt that much different but the V6 has alot more power and OOMPH than 230.

I've got a CLK 320 cab and I generally get 31mpg although most of that is motorway driving at 70mph with the cruise on. Had it a few months now and the v6 is a beautiful engine. Appreciate it more and more each day!

Mine's a 2001 with 60k mileage and no rust in sight. And no I'm not squinting. Anyway just to say there are some decent ones out there and the one on the website looks like one of those. The non standard stereo wasn't to my taste though
 

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I wonder why people do put in a radio like that ,,it sticks out like a sore thumb
 


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