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Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by John Tinsley, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. John Tinsley

    John Tinsley Senior Member

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    Hi Guys & Gals, I've been a member of this forum for just over two years now, and have thoroughly enjoyed the help and advice I've had. I bought a CLK on a whim, for a bit of fun. It's a 240, 03 plate, cost very little and it's sailed through two MOT's since. I love it,it's a great motor. Never missed a beat, but she's getting temperamental on the electrics and I've never been able to upgrade the COMAND system to my liking, because it's part fibre optics.
    I've seen a 57 280.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-Benz-CLK-280-Sport-Convertible/183838294664?_trkparms=aid=111001&algo=REC.SEED&ao=1&asc=20160908105057&meid=51955942c16946d98151e945297e0a2c&pid=100675&rk=1&rkt=15&sd=183838294664&itm=183838294664&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci:4f67ebf3-9d91-11e9-8d83-74dbd1800eb9|parentrq:b7e40a9d16b0a99b9b625d2bffe6995e|iid:1

    Higher mileage than I'd like (90k) any views on that? Can anyone tell me how the MPG compares to the 240? It has fm radio and CD changer, so I'm hoping I can upgrade to an Android unit. Any advice on that would be appreciated.

    Cheers
    John
     
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    Major thing I'd be checking is the engine for Balance Shaft Issues and possibly the rear subframe for corrosion

    and that the roof works perfectly

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    John Tinsley

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    Many thanks for your input Blobcat. The car had been sold. I'm now thinking of going SL .

    Cheers
    John
     
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    John Tinsley

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    Thanks JB, I had seen it but a bit more than I want to spend.

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    Was it relisted on ebay ??
     
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    Enjoy your SL when you find the right one
     
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    LOL... As I said, not my first choice, but I don't feel quite that strongly about it.

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    I like the colour but the thing is, Its different!! Most (as my CLK) are silver or black. I take the view that I'll be in a black one soon enough!!
     
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