CL55. To buy or Not to buy.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Actdaft, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Actdaft

    Actdaft New Member

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    I have an SLK and a CLK but fancy something with a bit more power. I have found a black CL55 with cream leather on an X plate full service and 92000 miles. Is there any fall backs or anything to avoid, its up for £8995, with original price of £78,000, opinions wanted please.:D
     
  2. tpwuk

    tpwuk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Lovely cars with lovely big repair bills if/when they go wrong.
     
  3. corned

    corned Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Plenty on here about the virtues and pitfalls of CL ownership. Have a good search through and make up your own mind!
     
  4. Ted

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    'Only' a 500, but this looks to be good value.

    I'd be too scared to buy one though.
     
  5. lakelord

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    I've had a CL600 biturbo for approx a year now and I love every thing about the car. Yes the repair bills would bring a tear to a glass eye but if you're in the market for this sort of car, you have to expect that. I've a very good warranty and while this wasn't cheap, it takes the risk out of potentially huge bills.
    Things to look for are rust and the ABC pumps are known to fail and are an expensive fix.
     
  6. DSLiverpool

    DSLiverpool Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    For a few grand more you can get a much newer car with lower miles - Ive had a good look last few days and they are bargains but as my indie says put aside 50% of the buy price for repairs and if you dont need it your £ in but you may need it.
     
  7. cl55 amg

    cl55 amg Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I am thinking of selling mine if your interested, black with black leather, full history 81K miles.
     
  8. jaymanek

    jaymanek Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

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    Who is the warranty with? Im always being asked for good aftermarket warranties.
     
  9. rascalmaster

    rascalmaster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    looks a familiar place! I'm sure a member owns the garage... :rolleyes:
     
  10. rascalmaster

    rascalmaster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    n if it is, I wouldn't worry about buying from them! :thumb:

    Right Jay?
     
  11. rascalmaster

    rascalmaster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If I was in the market for a car, it's where I'd definitely have a gander :)
     
  12. lakelord

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    Warranty is with Warranty Direct. It's not listed on their website but if you call them, they have what I think was called a prestige warranty. Covers pretty much everything but you do have to pay 10% of any claim. No restriction on who performs the repair, can be MB or any reputable garage.
     
  13. C43AMG

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    Yes i have a WD on the CL and the S-Class. £750 each.

    Very impressed, so far.

    Condenser failed on the CL over £700 + Boot Struts £ 179 and just had the Door Mirror Motor on the S-Class replaced £279 and no inspection needed.

    I have independent rates on the CL £60 ph and Dealership rates on the S-Class.
     
  14. jaymanek

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    Thanks! Actually im selling this on behalf of a friend but seems to be a lovely car with some nice options.
     
  15. Mercedes_Benz

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    Great value for money, but make sure to check it out properly before parting with any money. Just remember, if it seems to good to be true, then it probably is.
     
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