Newbie from Sussex...

Discussion in 'New member introductions' started by Woody68, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Woody68

    Woody68 New Member

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    Hi all ...:bannana:


    Just thought I'd sign up on here as I'm looking at buying my first Merc and welcome any advice on what to look for and so on ...

    I like the look of the E430 V8 Avantgarde and have seen a local one for sale on a T plate with 112,000 miles on the clock, FSH,....:cool:

    So what do I need to know about these models ..??

    Look forward to been a full time member on here :rock:

    Phil
     
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    d w124 MB Club Veteran

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    Hi there Phil and welcome to the forum.You'll need to check for rust but if you find one without,it might be a winner
     
  3. EDZ649

    EDZ649 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Welcome! There are lots of threads on here about the W210, mainly relating to rust.

    In particular the wheel arches and front subframes. The 430 (M113 engine) is pretty much bullet proof, same basic engine as used in the E55.

    They suffer with front suspension issues, spring perches, ball joints, anti-roll bar drop links etc.

    Don't be put off by this, they are great cars :)

    Whereabouts are you located in Sussex? I'm in St Leonards on Sea.
     
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    MicB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hello and welcome......as said.....rust is the enemy. Otherwise, good car, good engine.

    Mic
     
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    Hi Mate, welcome to the forum
     
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    Hi, and welcome!
     
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    Woody68

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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone ,seems like a very friendly site, and thanks for the tips on what to look out for too..;-)

    I'm in Hastings by the way EDZ649, good to know some of you are local to me
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    The V8 is an excellent introduction to Mercedes.
     
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    s500colin Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hello Phil
    Welcome to the Forum
    Good hunting for your perfect Mercedes :thumb:
     
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    EDZ649 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Small world! I'm aware of one other member on here from Hastings and there is one in Battle and a couple over Bexhill and Eastbourne way....
     
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    Woody68

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    And getting smaller by the day it seems ...:D
     
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    Welcome from me too.
     
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    Woody68

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    Just thought I'd say Hello once again ...

    I had to put on hold the purchase of my first MB due to my dad passing away suddenly

    But I'm now back on the look out for one and have now decided on either a E55 or S55 depending what i can find for the right sort of money ..

    So whats everyone's opinions of these and which one should i go for over the other and why ..??

    Look forward to hearing your reply's ...

    Cheers

    Phil
     
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    Hi & welcome to the forum:thumb:
     
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