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  1. vtaylor78

    vtaylor78 Senior Member

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    simple question, What sort of SL could I get for around the 15K Mark.(as new as poss)
     
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    Whatever the SL350 is at that price that doesn't have ABC suspension (unless it was a factory extra )
     
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    You're looking at least 10 years old. Let's assume you want petrol, you'll find beteen the 3.5 V6 and up to the 5.0 and 5.5 V8.

    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classi...-to=16000&price-from=15000&radius=1500&page=1

    Found this, you could haggle?? But it does have the ABC that some say you have to worry about.
     
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    Or an SL500 for 11k and put 4K in an account for ABC issues
     
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    So when were these ABC issues sorted ?
    Sorry really don’t know much about the SLs.
     
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    Not sure ABC has been sorted yet , the costs have come down as those in the know will confirm but it seems to me one of those issues that you need to fully understand if you buy an ABC equipped car .
    If you have money to cope with the possible problems it's not an issue , if you haven't then you need a decent amount of cash set aside incase
     
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    Sorry Gents is it only the 500 that has this. ?
     
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    Any V8 or V12 r230 with exception of the Black.
     
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    That was big low point on it. Just note all the points you're after and search AutoTrader. A lot of these cars will have the things you're after, one or two might be perfect.
     
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    The ABC system on the r230s was largely unchanged throughout its life.
    Reliability of the system is something of a lottery. Some don't give much in the way of trouble, some give no end of trouble. The key to ABC seems to be maintenance and cleanliness. Regular fluid changes, correct fluid and regular filter changes. None of that is beyond the average DIYer.
    Some kind of diagnostic tool capable of reading ABC faults is in my opinion a must. I'd also recommend keeping it in the car so as to be able to interrogate the system if a fault occurs whilst away from home and clear faults if necessary.
    There is a lot of information out there on the web about how ABC works if you want to better understand it.
     
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    Early days yet just trying to get my head around what to look out for.
    I’m not fussed about V6 or V8, so I suppose that opens quite a few doors for me.
    Car would only be used weekends and away-days so no more than 4K per year.
    Thanks for all your replies so far .
     
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    Get an SLK... :rolleyes::D
     
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    Her indoors has one :D
     
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    Nice ladies car, my daughter has one too

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    4K a year needs the V8 roar!
    500,55 or 63:)
    Just please please due your due diligence no matter who is selling it, involve any of us as appropriate to help in that and we will!
    They are just fantastic, very special indeed when running right so don’t be put off by too many of the horror stories in here....:rolleyes:
     
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    If I was looking for one and I was only going to cover 4k a year, I would go with whatever put the biggest smile on my face, and that would be the V8, simple.
     
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