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Vehicle Doesn't sound like a well maintained car?

Discussion in 'Mercedes Goods on eBay' started by spock500, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. spock500

    spock500 Senior Member

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    Why would they spend a bag of sand and leave all of the bits unattended?

    They also mention the suspension pipes being replaced in the description.

    No log book after 6 months of ownership?

    The Known Faults are:
    Front Strutt Top mounts need replacing
    Offside track rod need replacing
    Off side & near side brake hose needs replacing
    Rear Subframe bushes
    Brake pipes
    Leaking suspension pipes need replacing
    Fuel tank leaking
    Exhaust Blowing
    Tires Worn



    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1995-MERCEDES-BENZ-W124-E300-DIESAL-24V-AUTOMATIC-ESTATE-/221172770724?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item337eeca7a4
     
  2. paul hayward

    paul hayward Senior Member

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    all MB sold..V70R now ;-)
    forget all that...what have they done to the Grill:shock::lol:
     
  3. prwales

    prwales Banned

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    the interior is good but it isn't leather, not worth much more than the current bid
     
  4. robparker

    robparker Senior Member Authorised Forum Supporter

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    I know that car... MONEY PIT, at that money, stay well away.
     
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    Ben Longden Senior Member

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    Not only that, it uses sea water as fuel.
    Its a DESAL.

    ;)
     
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    spock500

    spock500 Senior Member

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    The off side front wing looks to have paint. Overall the call looks like a mismatch.

    >rob, can you expand on your post of is it 'car confidentially' clause [​IMG]
     
  7. robparker

    robparker Senior Member Authorised Forum Supporter

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    I dont know the guy who owns it, but he bought it for pretty strong money with a fairly short MOT and took it to cornerstone garage near me to have the MOT done, and they basically said it was hanging, it was offered to me but I think he was going to loose too much money on it. This was about 4/5 months ago atleast, so i guess its been doing nothing since then. I have seen decent enough year-long mot'd ones of these available for around a grand, the garage quoted about £2k of work to get this to MOT standard (of course if you can do it yourself it would be cheaper...) If it was less than £500 maybe it would be worth it, but for the price its at, no way!!
     

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