Right folks. Since a fellow member posted this link up a few days ago, i took an instant shine to it. A good buy for someone It’s a 2011 61 plate CLS 350 with a great spec. I have made some enquires with the seller, some of which is a little odd but that aside it appears to be a straight honest car. It is a one owner car and has a full documented MB history, from MB Guildford/Surrey (it was Tony Purslow the 1st two and then Surrey & Hampshire there after) MOT history is good, an advisory some years ago for play in wheel bearings around 38k, and is due a B service incl brake fluid change in Sept this year. I am not in a position to view it, let alone test drive it. They won’t allow it to leave their premises but are more than accommodating for any inspection to take place on their site. Trying to get an indie to do this was harder than I thought! None seemed interested even one which is 1.5 miles down the road! I have managed to find a mobile MB mechanic who will carry out the inspection incl STAR diagnostics and take it for a test drive too. (Mobile Mercedes he is called IIRC Paul Rodgers, based in Surrey) The seller is not willing to knock 50p off at this moment in time as he states there is no movement on price as the car is priced well at £14,998. My main concern with this is the chain tensioner and check valves in the M276 engine, which this car falls into the affected range of both. So really my question is (and possibly seeking reassurance) what would other members do? As I really do like the car, it suits my needs, it’s the right colour combo, spec, mileage and price bracket for me. BUT I don’t wish to cut my nose off to spite my face as they say, and buy a car which has such issues with the engine! Help please before I pay for the inspection!