CL500 - Purchasing help please

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  1. Seamster15

    Seamster15 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hello all,

    I have a very good friend that is looking to replace his aged BMW 740 with this;

    http://www.wyvern-carsales.co.uk/ve...in=&intMax=&RSpage=1&ID=630121&popup=&Modela=

    Please the crowd help with this one? What should we be looking for on a CL500 ? Options etc. I know about the corrosion between the two metals but thats about all....

    many thanks,

    Simon

    P.S I'm not convinced about the colour of the wood... is it Zebrano? if so it looks ok in the Whale, but not good here...
     
  2. jaymanek

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    thats extremely expensive.. see the one on my site for comparison ;)

    Rust and elctrics all working are the main things on these.
     
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    Thanks Jay, yours looks very nice but my friend tends to keep his cars for a long time and likes to buy low mileage. Do keep me in mind if you happen across any low mileage examples....

    Simon
     
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    definately will do... although they are not popping up very often these days...
     
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    In that case he would be better buying higher mileage cars as he is losing more by not doing so. Let someone else take a bigger hit.
     
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    I agree with you, but he is kind of old school.

    Simon
     
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    No, it's chestnut, same as in my car:

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    Looks actually very good in the flesh and is a bit different from the rest of the herd :devil:
     
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    No, that was because it came from the garage :D. It's usually radio 4 otherwise. ;)
     
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    I've got an '04 CL500 and I would recomend he gets a facelift model which, I think, came out in early 04. It has the 7 spd gearbox, different tail lights and a re-designed command screen (much bigger) and controls.

    This example on Pistonheads looks a much better bargain - says me crying in my cornflakes and remebering how much I paid for mine 18 months ago :eek: But I don't care, the car is sublime. When I said to my daughter that I might have to sell it she said "What? To get a better car?..." How I laughed ;)

    Cheers,
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    The CL500 on PH looks like an awesome car! That is amazing value and I bet the dealer would come down on price too.
     

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