Looking to buy a 2008 SL500

mac1997

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Hi all, I'm looking to purchase a 2008 SL500 with around 50,000 miles on the clock. Can anyone tell me what issues I should be looking for when viewing the car and service history. Also at 50,000 miles are their any major costs coming soon in terms of servicing.
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40k miles is quite a big service with new plugs and a gearbox oil and filter change. This is is supposedly once in a lifetime for the gearbox. The ABC pumps tend to leak after about 40k miles, and that's as far as I've got to with mine so far. By 50k the fluids should have changed a couple times and if all these have been done it's probably a good mileage to buy at.
 
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mac1997

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Location
Upminster, Essex.
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R230 SL 500
40k miles is quite a big service with new plugs and a gearbox oil and filter change. This is is supposedly once in a lifetime for the gearbox. The ABC pumps tend to leak after about 40k miles, and that's as far as I've got to with mine so far. By 50k the fluids should have changed a couple times and if all these have been done it's probably a good mileage to buy at.
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