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Thinking about a MB

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Ladyblue, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Ladyblue

    Ladyblue New Member

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    OK - so bear with me for being a bit blonde!! - Having realised that however hard I try I cannot fit anybody in the back of my Jag XK8 - unless they are under 4 years old! Have today looked at a 53 CLK320 convertible with circa 50k on the clock - need advice as to anything in particular I should be looking for? Thank you in anticipation
     
  2. alexanderfoti

    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Rust, as that time its in the crossover year for galvanising, check around all 4 arches, bottom of the doors, underneath the rubbers etc,

    Also, ensure that the roof goes up and down smoothly with no issues, a good solid engine on that car. Im not sure if you may have a valeo radiator in that one, no doubt somebody else will confirm that.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    hello and welcome, exactly as the above post really, there are some nice ones around.
     
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    Just be aware the CLK rear is a tight squeeze for adults or large teenagers ..... And it is just 2 rear seats....not 3 as some think... ...
     
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    Hello and welcome

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  6. David Nock

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    The late 2004 CLK's onwards have better rust protection and the dreaded Valeo radiator problem had been addressed.

    You honestly need to check out the Valeo rad on a 53 car.

    (As I understand it, having owned a late 2004, the cooler for the auto transmission is integral with the main radiator and on the cars up to late 2004 the cooler can rupture/crack and allow radiator coolant into the auto box - mega££££££).

    Depends on budget but the facelift CLK from 2005 has many improvements over the early W209.
     
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    I think most MB models are just four passengers, not just the CLK range
     
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    Look for a facelift car much better and don't rust, also have the 350 engine which is superb
     
  9. alexanderfoti

    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    E class, C -class, A class, B class and S class (and GL, ML etc) are all 3 passengers seats at the back.

    CLK, CLS are 2 seats at the back.
     
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    Was just going to say my C-class has 3.... Why did you think there was only 2 Miffy?
     
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    WG M-B Senior Member Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Erm? Apart from the chocolate balance shaft gear they are yes
     

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