Buying a W202 C-Class

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  1. Tan

    Tan Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi Guys

    A friend is looking to buy a C-Class, he wants to spend around £7K, what are your recomendations and are there anythings to look out for?

    Regards

    Tan
     
  2. Koolvin

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    get a nice C class for that,

    things to look out for apart from usual bodywork is

    faulty/noisey

    waterpump (not too expensive to replace)
    CAT (expensive to replace)
    Tensioner shock (cheap to replace)

    if its a C280 (m104 Engine) then check for signs of headgasketity issues.

    will think and post as I remember....

    make sure u get extra options such as all electric windows, and aircon/sunroof.

    a facelift version would be nice to get also.. bear in mind early W202's never had ASR.
     
  3. GrahamC230K

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    Not much to add.

    Def. don't buy without Air Con or Sunroof.

    Lots of C180's for that money, but can only recommend at least a C200.

    A post '97 would be good.

    Check for rust around boot lock, quiet operation of windscreen wiper and electrics in general. There is a relay that controls heated rear window, indicators and a few other key gizmos that is prone to failure.
     
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    never guess what Iv'e got on my mind tonight then? :bannana:
     
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    Had to read it three times to figure what you meant LOL Have fun :rolleyes:
     

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