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Yet another newbie!

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Zimbo, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Zimbo

    Zimbo Active Member

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    Hello all,

    Happy New Year and all that.
    I have been a member for a while but this is my first post after digesting loads of info from all of yours!

    The reason for the post is that today I put a deposit down for a 2004 C220 CDI Elegance:D. It's done 80k but seems in very good condition for its age. The story I got from the dealer is that it has sat around since late 2011 when the prev owner passed away and his missus didn't drive so was just started periodically.

    I pick it up on Saturday so I will try to post some pics soon, fair weather permitting!

    I have had a 5 year break from Mercs as I was a disgruntled A140 owner for a while and was not impressed! Steering column replaced @ 37k under sig warranty, air mass sensor failed @ ~45k (£450+fitting for new ECU housing), rear trailing arm bearings & broken coil springs around the same time, which I did myself. :cry:

    I am sure I will have better luck with this one!

    Anyway, thanks for all the great newbie advice on other posts which resulted in this purchase and I look forward to contributing in future.
     
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    welcome...and welcome back to MB s after the break....fingers crossed 2nd time lucky;)
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Hello and welcome and look forward to your next post when you have bought the car :D:D
     
  4. Cole@MBS

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    Hello and Welcome from me too
     
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    Hello and welcome :D
     
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    Sue new MB owner!! Senior Member

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    Hello and welcome from me tooo!!

    My first Mercedes Benz SLK 200 .... bought Sept 2012 ... hoping for a nice summer to enjoy!!

    :D:D
     
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    C220 is a reliable proven model, it should be ok. Welcome
     
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    welcome welcome
     
  14. brick10

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    Hello and welcome, good luck with the car.
     
  15. Mcobinad

    Mcobinad Senior Member

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    Zimbo

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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

    :D:D Well, I have the new toy :D:D
    Picked it up last Saturday and am very pleased with it so far. I have noticed a few little niggles which you never see the first time and there are a few things which I need to see to, but all in all, I am chuffed with it.

    They did an oil change before I collected it and on the way home on the M25 I had the high oil level warning, so I jumped on the forums as soon as I got home and saw that it was fairly common. I removed about 1l of oil and the hidden menu still displays 6.4l and have not had the problem again after driving it all week.
    I think I also need to replace the thermostat as the temp does not seem to get above 70 deg and the heater takes a while to warm up.

    Anyway, I will attempt to attach some photos but not sure if I can do it from the iPad (is there an app for this forum?). Excuse the quality of the pics - these we're from the advert as I haven't had a chance to take any of my own yet.
     

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    Zimbo

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    I only seem to be able to attach one pic at a time, so here is another one.
     

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    Zimbo

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    And another.
     

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    Zimbo

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    One more. There is a bit of moisture in the drivers side fog light.
     

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    Zimbo

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    Last one!
     

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