What to look out for in CLK 270 CDi 52 plate?

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Hi all,

I have been looking out for a used CLK 270 CDi Elegance model for some time now. I wanted to go for a 2004 plate as this seems to be post-rust issues. However I have spotted one which fits the bill which is a 52 plate and its a fair bit cheaper too. A few more miles than I was looking for at 66k, but not too bad.

Anyway, a few questions: is 52 plate in the rust era? And is this a real problem I should be worried about? Also are there any other things I should watch out for in this car?

Any advice appreciated...

Reuben
 

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Seemed ok when I checked it - certainly no rust anywhere.

Another question for you Merc gurus: the sat nav didnt accept postcodes; can you update the sat nav so its a newer version which has the latest maps and takes postcodes? How much might that cost?

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So does that upgrade the actual sat nav firmware, or just the maps? Thats what I couldnt work out - was the disc in the cd loader just the maps or the software as well?
 

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the CD will update the Nav software as well as contain the new maps
 
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Handy.

It funny, the only thing thats stopping me buying it at the moment is that the buttons around the command/audio part and climate control part are of the older style - i.e. more plasticcy as opposed to the post 2003 (or was it post 2004) models, which had a bit of a facelift. So it comes down to can I put up with the older style buttons for a saving of about £3k - £4k?

The decision is driving me mad!

Shame its not possible to drop in a new unit between the passenger and driver with the new style command and climate control!
 


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