buying

  1. M

    buying sec 500 problems to look for

    i am thinking of buying a mercedes sec 500 160k with full history only three previous owners are there anythings i need to look out for as in common faults it does have an idel issue where revs drop when warm this started after thr engine was cleaned using a pressure washer
  2. M

    Buying my first Mercedes please help! C220 CDI

    Hello, I have just had my Seat go bang and I need a new car I have been looking at the Mercedes C Class C220 CDI 2.1 Automatic. Problem I have is I don't have a huge budget but really want a car that is going to last. From what I have read this is a good model but if something goes wrong its...
  3. Eddy77

    Buying an MX-5

    So I'm in the market for a MK3 MX-5 next spring. That's the shape which ran from around 2005 to 2015...2.0 version is the one I am after. Only looking to sink £3.5k into one which seems to give me a good range of cars to go at. Anyone had one or got any practical advice? I know it's...
  4. kylezx7r

    Buying a CLS 320

    Hi, been a couple of year since I been on this forum since I sold my last Mercedes, Next week im picking up a 2008 CLS 320, its got 89,000 miles on the clock but comes with full dealer history and is a very very clean car. my question is what should I look out for? is there any common faults...
  5. I

    Tyre Skipping: Now it's my fault for buying a car with 20 inch rims.

    An interesting conversation with AMG yesterday following a referral by MB C.S regarding my GLA45AMG tyre skipping. In summary, I was informed the tyre skipping I am experiencing is characteristically different to that experienced by GLC owners. (Having viewed YouTube videos from GLC owners...
  6. N

    Any Arcam experts here, buying a used FMJ dvd player of Fleabay

    Who's an expert on Arcam hifi products on this forum? I migth buy a used dvd-audio player fro Fleabay? I'd like to know if Arcam had upgraded their laser-mechanic on their successor dvd players? 15 years ago I had a DV-88 if I remember the correct model number. this was their first...
  7. G

    Thinking of buying an E62 estate, some advice please

    Sorry about the title of the thread!! Hi, I am looking to get back in to an E63. I have read that there is a hefty service that includes spark plugs and transmission oil (£1,000+). Can you tell me when this normally occurs please. I am looking for a 2014 E63 estate with about 20k to 35k miles...
  8. J

    Potential C63 owner...does anyone regret buying one

    Hi all, So I'm a newbie here and also new to MB. I have always wanted a C63 since seeing one years ago pull up next to me. looking at the prices for a 2013 coupe I feel that they are a depreciated bargain and now is the time to live the C63 dream! A few things I just want to ask thought...
  9. shazzya45

    Buying An A45 My Experience

    Im a newbie to the Mercedes family and i have finally made one of my dreams come true by putting an order in for an A45 AMG. I made this account the moment i left the show room and i cannot explain the excitement. Im due delivery of the car towards the end of September. This order took me almost...
  10. Dizz

    CLK 320 buying check list

    Thinking of going to view a 2005 CLK320 (facelift dash) and wanted a definitive check list, have I missed anything? 1. Rust on rear wheel arches 2. History of gearbox oil change 3. Oil service history etc 4. Clicking air vents/flaps It doesn't have parking sensors, can they be successfully...
  11. Smart320

    Buying an ML420 am I mad

    Am thinking of trading in my 2008 W211 E320 cdi with 42 k on the clock for a one owner 2007 ML 420 with 69 k miles. I need something higher off the ground for easier access and to transport a couple of dogs ( well my wife has told me we do ) I would like to enjoy some decent power again, miss...
  12. M

    2015 E350CDI buying advice...

    Hi guys. Are there any common major (expensive) problems/reliability issues with these? I tend to think not as you see so many of them being used as taxis. Are there any optional extras that you would deem as must haves? Is the sport better for standard options/ generally a nicer place to...
  13. N

    C63 buying guide

    Hello everyone, I know that you probably have this a lot but I'm a prospective c63 owner and want to know a little bit more about the general ownership and some of the scary problems I've read about from people that live with the car day to day. Currently I have a 2016 civic type r but have...
  14. E

    Advice on buying CLC

    I hope to get a little advice on buying an automatic CLC to replace my 2001 C180 Sportcoupe. Shame really as it only has 80k miles though I'm facing a few expensive necessary repairs in order for it to get through MOT. The wheel arch rust is also quite bad now. As I'll be stuck in Germany...
  15. S

    Buying advice required!!

    Hi All. I am shortly buying a new car as a company car replacement (opted out of CC scheme). I will be doing around 20k miles per year and it needs to be a good size with great boot access. To me, this says C class estate or E class estate. Either option would (I think) suit me well and...
  16. Pcn1

    R129 buying advice

    Hi, A long time ago I wanted to own a R129 and came here for advice, but that didnt happen (Bloody kids, take all your money !) Anyway, Im activly now looking again. Im intrested in these examples: Mercedes SL 300 SL Only 66k Miles! Total History Appreciating Classic! | eBay Going to view...
  17. Alex225

    C-Class Buying (W204)

    So currently my other half uses her 2006 SL350 as her daily car but we are looking to start a family so four doors will be a requirement for her in the future. She doesn't do huge mileage any more but obviously the SL isn't great on fuel (around 20mpg) so it would be good if her next car was...
  18. lfckeeper

    The buying used minefield

    On the look out for a new CLS. Nearly every non main/franchise dealer has a horror story in the reviews of them. The prices some people want is comical....£9500 for a 99,000 mile 2006 CLS anyone? I was thinking of using an Evans Halshaw or the like until the chap from Jaguar (had to...
  19. tingtongpj

    Thinking of buying 2005 SLK 350

    hi all i'm after some advice please i'm thinking of buying for the wife a 2005 54 plate SLK 350. i have read about engine issues but was just after some more help, the car has 80k with full service history, is it likely that the issues on engines even before 468993 would have shown issues...
  20. Z

    What to look for when buying a 350cdi e class convertible

    Hi all im new to this forum and looking to purchase an E class 2010 350cdi convertible. The car looks in great condition (by the photos) and spec is fantastic, it has 42k and fsh although the last 3 years are with a mb specialist. Im test driving it this weekend can anyone give me pointers on...
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