New to the board

juggernort

New Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2011
Messages
4
Location
Staplehurst, Kent
Car
Mercedes CLK 320 AMG
Hi everyone

I have been prompted to join the club after a very brief conversation with another member! We bumped into each other at the Village Hotel in Bury and he commented on the poor rust spots on my arches. Also mentioned that a friend is in discussions with MB about there being a lifetime guarentee on bodywork?

I am a little unsure if this is the club he is in as mention was made of a CLK owners club. Irregardless, having had a look around, this club seems to welcoming!

Driving an aqua R plate CLK 320 Sport with AMG badge. AMG extras appear to be interior finishes and AMG wheels.

No issues with the car since ownership, drives like a dream. Bought with rust marks on the arches, boot lock area and around a headlight. Seem to be commonplace?

Other annoyance is the drivers window glass which doesnt shut cleanly against the rubber so I have to shut the door by pushing the window to get a decent seal.

Hope to see more of you around.

Neil
 
D

Deleted member 37751

Guest
Hello and welcome to the forum.

There are a few on here with a W208 that I'm sure will be along soon..
 

MicB

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Nov 2, 2010
Messages
1,037
Location
Beckley, Oxford
Car
MB SL500 (R230) 2003, MB SLK320 (R170) 2001, Volvo V70 XC AWD 2001
Hello and welcome......you will not get any help from MB regarding your rust unless your car complies fully and exactly with the Mobilo warranty conditions and even then you would have to at least commence litigation proceedings and demonstrate that the rust is not resultant upon external influences......have you had the car from new?

Mic
 
OP
OP
J

juggernort

New Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2011
Messages
4
Location
Staplehurst, Kent
Car
Mercedes CLK 320 AMG
Thanks for the welcome replies :)

No Mic, I have only owned the car since Feb this year. I assumed as much re the rust, but it was worth a thought.

Will be attempting a repair job myself, or unless windfall comes my way, a partial respray. Question of economics having expensive work done to an old car then comes in to play.
 

MicB

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Nov 2, 2010
Messages
1,037
Location
Beckley, Oxford
Car
MB SL500 (R230) 2003, MB SLK320 (R170) 2001, Volvo V70 XC AWD 2001
Thanks for the welcome replies :)

No Mic, I have only owned the car since Feb this year. I assumed as much re the rust, but it was worth a thought.

Will be attempting a repair job myself, or unless windfall comes my way, a partial respray. Question of economics having expensive work done to an old car then comes in to play.

Owning the car from new is not a prerequisite but it means that you probably do not have enough first hand knowledge of the car's history as regards minor scrapes, stone chips or whatever else might have been the catalyst for rust which in turn, I suspect, means you would not want to start litigation......even if the car appears to fulfil all the T&C's of the Mobilo warranty.

I think you are wise not to contemplate taking the matter up with MB.

Mic
 

GoatBateman

Member
Joined
Jun 28, 2011
Messages
59
Location
SW London / Surrey
Car
Mercedes C180 Coupé Kompressor
Firstly welcome. You're right, a friendly bunch on here. Hope you enjoy your stay.

I'm sure I remember seeing someone post on here saying that you have to have owned your MB for at least 2 years before that bodywork guarantee kicks in. I didn't read that whole thread thooughly though. Have a search, I'm sure you'll find it easily.

Also, Village Hotel in Bury is very nice, been there a couple of times!
 

s500colin

MB Enthusiast
SUPPORTER
Joined
Jul 25, 2009
Messages
2,363
Location
Southampton
Car
S 500L / Toyota Landcruiser Amazon 50th Anniversary Ltd Edition
Hello Neil
Welcome to the Forum :thumb:
 

pammy

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Dec 2, 2003
Messages
7,468
Location
North Yorkshire
Car
hers - slk 320, his - dull diesel BMW fleet :/, Xtrail, Honda CBR 1100xx, Yamaha YZF600, Ribble Road
Welcome:)
 

trainer

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Dec 27, 2007
Messages
1,144
Location
Staffordshire
Car
C32 AMG - Sold October 2013
Hi and welcome to the forum Juggernaut.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom