Why should I buy c270 cdi elegance

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I am thinking about buying a c270cdi elegance can you talk me into it or out of it?
 
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Been offered one 02 plate 84000 miles full service history £4000.00
Are they very reliable? What should I look for? ... I hear loads of stories about mercs and electrics .... Anything to worry about?
 

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I would try to get a galvanised 2003 car, or better still a (much improved) face-lifted 2004 - possibly lowering the engine spec (e.g. 200CDI or the super-cheap 180K) to compensate for the higher cost.
 
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Is the major issue with this model rust then? The car looks very clean, drives nice and am very tempted....
 

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Valeo radiator, MAFF, rust particularly around wheel arches and door bottoms. The C270 has plenty of grunt but gives decent MPG - I regularly see 45+ from my 2001 W203 estate. Personally, I think Elegance has enough toys but Avantgarde has too many potentially expensive to repair electric toys - steering wheel adjust, seat stuff etc.

We've had ours 2 1/2 years now and are really happy with it.
 

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I would try to get a galvanised 2003 car, or better still a (much improved) face-lifted 2004
I did all that, mine is December 2005, still had to get Mercedes to fix the rust.

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Electricaly mine's fine, unfortunately I didn't know the aircon wasn't working when I bought it as it was cold outside so didn't need it. Would definitely check that on the one you're looking at.

Other than that and a couple of wear and tear items that you have to expect with a 10ish year old car it's great. Resonable MPG with satisfactory grunt :thumb:
 
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Thank you all so much for your comments
 

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