Anyone's E55K Estate or anyone know about it?

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Is this anyone's E55K Estate? Or anyone know it or anything about it please?


I'm playing with the possibility of selling my 2017 213 E43 Estate and going back to an W211 E55K Estate. Not 100% sold yet as really wanted to go a little bit newer but not sure I'm getting on so well with the newer cars and am sure I felt happier in the older cars.
 
Never seen that one before.

Sounds like a pretty honest advert :)

LPG is a bonus, if it’s a decent system it will run almost exactly the same on petrol or gas. Shame the prices have gone up so much, was 49.9p a litre when I had mine a few years back.

Seems like he’s looked after some of the big items, calipers are a good shout on one of these nowadays (they suffer with corrosion causing the pads to bind).

Worth a look IMHO if you’re after one to use and improve rather than a weekend special sort of thing, if that makes sense.
 
Not sure if the LPG is much of a bonus , depends on if you live or drive by an LPG garage, being slowly phased out (as I understand it) but it's already fitted to the car so might get some use.

Nice honest advert.
 
Not sure if the LPG is much of a bonus , depends on if you live or drive by an LPG garage, being slowly phased out (as I understand it) but it's already fitted to the car so might get some use.

Nice honest advert.
People have been saying that for ages. Sure there’s not loads of them around but you just top up as and when (mine would give around 120-160 miles on a similar sized tank) for around £20 to fill. Even at £1/litre it’s still a bonus as and when you can top up.

There’s 3 or 4 LPG stations within as many miles where I am, but you can obviously just run on petrol regardless. No downside IMHO :thumb:
 
Thanks for your thoughts. It will be a work and daily car but I don't do so many miles these days maybe 6k miles so MPG not too much of a concern. I guess the LPG is a bonus if it works OK but not sure if it could go wrong and affect the running of the petrol side. I'm guessing not but never had an LPG car before so have no idea.

I have an LPG equipped station pretty close at London Colney and there seems to be another fairly close at Tesco Hatfield so might be useful. Not sure if either are live as LPG Station data seems sketchy at best on quick inspection.

Seems a fairly well looked after car and they seem pretty honest about the marks/scratches/paint that doesn't both me too much if it isn't horrific. I guess I'd need to see it though as levels of expectation can't be very very different.
 
Well lpg is fine,only a couple of drawbacks in very cold weather the lpg lines at a garage will freeze,and without fail given there are 12 pumps at a services for fuel and one shared with the lpg you will wait behind the only car in the services filling up with diesel and the driver wondering just why with 11 other pumps you are waiting behind him,I know daft but the company was insane about us using petrol.
 
Alot of LPG stations are closing & being replaced with EV charging points. Worth checking out how many are currently in your area.

Edit: I see already mentioned above
 
I don’t think OP is thinking of buying the car for this reason, it’s just a bit of a bonus if it’s a good system and working well :thumb:

Most of the EV charging points in garages I have seen have dedicated bays (obviously), whereas LPG is just another hose at the regular fuel pumps (petrol/diesel) so seems unlikely they’d put an EV charger in that point.
 
I wonder if an LPG car puts people off not bother by LPG? It is half putting me off to be honest. I'd rather one that didn't have one really.
 
I would not consider any car with LPG fitted. There is the LPG tank taking up space somewhere and all of the fittings getting in the way generally. Also iirc engines that run on LPG suffer from higher rates of inlet valve degradation. I suppose it makes sense to some people but not to me - if you want more mpg buy a different car.
 
The other thing that puts me off that ad is the photo of the car with the headlights on. Looks very Vauxhall Corsa.
 
The other thing that puts me off that ad is the photo of the car with the headlights on. Looks very Vauxhall Corsa.

Replacing the sidelight bulbs with white LED bulbs would sort that out.
 
If thats the case, how does an E55 cope with (presumably) being sat around for 9 months....
That could be a positive for negotiations, but have created a few issues....
 
Well it was MOT’d in December and seems to have covered a few hundred miles in that time so I doubt it has sat around that long? :thumb:
 
The URL suggests the ad was put up on 27/5/22 so has been on sale for 8 months+

Well pointed out. I'd be asking why it's been for sale, for so long.

MOT history:-

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1st December 2022
Passed MOT Test
105,973 miles
Hydraulic leak, but not excessive (8.4.1 (a) (i))

26th October 2022
Failed MOT Test
105,973 miles
Nearside Rear Shock absorbers has negligible damping effect (5.3.2 (d))
Offside Rear Shock absorbers has negligible damping effect (5.3.2 (d))
Fluid leak, but not excessive (8.4.1 (a) (i))

19th October 2021
Passed MOT Test
103,514 miles
Nearside Front Wheel bearing has slight play (5.1.3 (a) (i))
covers and under trays fitted

23rd October 2020
Passed MOT Test
101,284 miles
covers and under trays fitted
Offside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge (5.2.3 (e))

20th October 2020
Failed MOT Test
101,284 miles
Nearside Headlamp aim too low (4.1.2 (a))
covers and under trays fitted
Nearside Rear Seat belt buckle not functioning as intended (7.1.2 (d))
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint excessively worn front (5.3.4 (a) (i))
Offside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge (5.2.3 (e))

15th April 2019
Passed MOT Test
96,546 miles
Nearside Inner Seat belt buckle slightly damaged (7.1.2 (d))
Offside Front Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (1.1.14 (a) (ii))
Nearside Front Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (1.1.14 (a) (ii))

15th April 2019
Failed MOT Test
96,546 miles
Offside Front Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (1.1.14 (a) (ii))
Nearside Inner Seat belt buckle slightly damaged (7.1.2 (d))
Nearside Front Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (1.1.14 (a) (ii))
Offside Obligatory mirror seriously damaged, affecting the rear view (3.3 (b) (ii))

26th March 2018
Passed MOT Test
91,295 miles
Noise from power steering pump
Front brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (3.5.1i)
Offside Rear Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)
Offiside mirror glass deteriorated
Rear registration plate deteriorated but not likely to be misread (6.3.1d)

26th March 2018
Failed MOT Test
91,295 miles
Offside Rear Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)
Offside Front Front suspension ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt front lower arm (2.4.G.2)
Offiside mirror glass deteriorated
Rear registration plate deteriorated but not likely to be misread (6.3.1d)
Front brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (3.5.1i)
Noise from power steering pump

13th April 2017
Passed MOT Test
87,674 miles
Offside Obligatory mirror deteriorated, but not seriously affecting the rear view (8.1.2a)
Rear registration plate deteriorated but not likely to be misread (6.3.1d)

13th April 2017
Failed MOT Test
87,674 miles
Nearside Rear Seat belt locking mechanism does not secure or release (5.2.5a)
Offside Front exhaust clamp broken
Rear registration plate deteriorated but not likely to be misread (6.3.1d)
Offside Obligatory mirror deteriorated, but not seriously affecting the rear view (8.1.2a)

15th March 2016
Passed MOT Test
81,848 miles
Fixed child seat fitted nearside rear
Front tyres worn unevenly
Offside Front Road wheel with a slightly distorted bead rim (4.2.A.1a)
Covers & under trays fitted
Nearside rear seatbelt buckle damaged & operative
Nearside Front Road wheel with a slightly distorted bead rim (4.2.A.1a)

14th March 2016
Failed MOT Test
81,848 miles
Nearside Front suspension has slight play in a lower suspension ball joint (2.5.B.1a)
Offside Front Road wheel with a slightly distorted bead rim (4.2.A.1a)
Nearside rear seatbelt buckle damaged & operative
Nearside Rear Tyre has ply or cords exposed 265/35/18 (4.1.D.1b)
Covers & under trays fitted
Nearside Front Road wheel with a slightly distorted bead rim (4.2.A.1a)
Fixed child seat fitted nearside rear
Parking brake lever defective so that it cannot be satisfactorily operated release lever (3.1.3c)
Front tyres worn unevenly

9th April 2015
Passed MOT Test
76,745 miles
parking brake release lever partly broken
Nearside Front wheel bearing has slight play (2.5.A.3c)

8th April 2015
Failed MOT Test
76,745 miles
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm has excessive play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
tyre tread depths front n/s 6mm o/s 4mm 245/40zr18 97W XL rear both 4mm 265/35ZR18 97W XL
Offside Front Tyre has ply or cords exposed (4.1.D.1b)
Nearside Front wheel bearing has slight play (2.5.A.3c)
parking brake release lever partly broken

4th April 2014
Passed MOT Test
70,271 miles
tyre tread depths n/s/f 6mm o/s/f 4mm 245/40ZR18 both rear 6mm 265/35ZR18
n/s parking brake effort slightly low

4th April 2014
Failed MOT Test
70,271 miles
tyre tread depths n/s/f 6mm o/s/f 4mm 245/40ZR18 both rear 6mm 265/35ZR18
n/s parking brake effort slightly low
Nearside Rear Seat belt locking mechanism does not secure or release (5.2.5a)

2nd April 2013
Passed MOT Test
64,527 miles
tyre size: front: 245/40 ZR 18 93Y, rear: 265/35 ZR 18 97W XL.
slight play in both lower arm ball joints (in front hub assembly) rear most joints.
tread depths: n/s/f on 4.5mm, o/s/f on 6mm, both rear on 7mm.

28th March 2013
Failed MOT Test
64,527 miles
Offside Rear Tyre has ply or cords exposed (4.1.D.1b)
slight play in both lower arm ball joints (in front hub assembly) rear most joints.
tyre size: front: 245/40 ZR 18 93Y, rear: 265/35 ZR 18 97W XL.
Nearside Rear Tyre has a cut in excess of the requirements deep enough to reach the ply or cords (4.1.D.1a)
tread depths: n/s/f on 4.5mm, o/s/f on 6mm, n/s/r on 3.5mm, o/s/r on 3mm.

10th March 2012
Registered owner change

8th March 2012
Passed MOT Test
56,730 miles

8th March 2012
Failed MOT Test
56,728 miles
Nearside Rear Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm (4.1.E.1)
Nearside Front Tyre has ply or cords exposed (4.1.D.1b)

8th January 2011
Passed MOT Test
51,707 miles

10th January 2010
Passed MOT Test
48,824 miles

10th January 2009
Registered owner change

9th January 2009
Passed MOT Test
40,611 miles

27th July 2008
Numberplate change
PEJ555

GY05MXA

21st July 2008
Numberplate change
PEJ555

GY05MXA

3rd March 2008
Passed MOT Test
28,240 miles

20th November 2007
Registered owner change

7th November 2007
Registered owner change

21st March 2005
First registration date
 
Is this anyone's E55K Estate? Or anyone know it or anything about it please?


I'm playing with the possibility of selling my 2017 213 E43 Estate and going back to an W211 E55K Estate. Not 100% sold yet as really wanted to go a little bit newer but not sure I'm getting on so well with the newer cars and am sure I felt happier in the older cars.
Fair value at £10k go buy it, new MB are shite.
 
Well lpg is fine,only a couple of drawbacks in very cold weather the lpg lines at a garage will freeze,
Never had that happen - in NE Scotland during several winters.
and without fail given there are 12 pumps at a services for fuel and one shared with the lpg you will wait behind the only car in the services filling up with diesel and the driver wondering just why with 11 other pumps you are waiting behind him,I know daft but the company was insane about us using petrol.
Never had that happen - in any of the four LPG outlets I use.
 
The URL suggests the ad was put up on 27/5/22 so has been on sale for 8 months+
Never noticed that before. Is the end number then made up of the first listing date? Do AT do a listing package for life until sold?
 
Yes they do.
 

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