Cl203 / c-class coupe buying advice

Willinot

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Hi guys,

I'm looking to buy a cl203 (c-class coupe). I am sure this question has been asked before but I can't seem to find it on searching so sorry if I'm repeating a question that has been asked a thousand times before!

Petrol vs diesel not a huge issue although having previously had a 1999 c220cdi saloon I like that engine so I was preferring that setup.

What should I be looking for in purchasing one of these cars. I know rust can be an issue as my father has an 03 c saloon. What about mechanically though? I've read reports on oil seals causing problems, gearbox problems etc.

I'm fairly confident working on cars so general ongoing age related maintenance as with any car is not a problem.

Thanks for any advice.

Paul.
 

Smatt

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Try to get a facelift post 2004 with the white tail lights & clear headlamps & updated dash(plus other drivetrain improvements & better rust protection). I would suggest a C200K petrol or C220CDI depending on your milage.
I have not had any engine/gearbox(manual) probs with mine.
Would recommend leather, heated seats, panoramic roof & satnav if poss. The Evolution/Sport/AMG editions look nicer/more dynamic.
I would recommend them as a good, versatile, practical choice.
Good luck
 

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