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Old 09-18-2008, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Buying a 06 CLS500 with 63k miles, any advice?

i am buying a 06 CLS500 with very high mileage 63k, i think the factory warranty is expired at this mileage. car seems run very good without any noise. all the body and interior are clean. i am buying from dealer, what kind service record should i ask them from? is 06 CLS500 will have a lot problems with 63k miles? 63k seems all highway mileage for the year.
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1. Go to the nearest New Balance Store
2. Find a pair of running shoes
3. Lace them up real tight
4. Run and don't look back
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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1. Go to the nearest New Balance Store
2. Find a pair of running shoes
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4. Run and don't look back
Now why would you say that not knowing the condition of the car? Just seems like an easy blanket statement to be made to just to post a response.
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Now why would you say that not knowing the condition of the car? Just seems like an easy blanket statement to be made to just to post a response.
No warranty is fine, if you keep around $10K in liquid cash for unplanned breakdowns.
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No warranty is fine, if you keep around $10K in liquid cash for unplanned breakdowns.
thats why
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I don't think a CLS would brake down at 63k miles. But, you don't know what kind of care that the last owner offered this car.

How much is this car ? If this car is very cheap then I would say go for it.

My 2006 CLS500 has 28k miles.
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thats why
Well, that could go for any car out there. So it's still a blanket statement not knowing the condition of the car. Not saying these cars are not expensive to fix, but it all depends on the history of the car. These cars are not Ferraris or Lamborghinis that need that kind of money for routine maintenance.
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I don't think it is necessarily a bad deal.... Mechanically 63K is well within the normal service life of this car. Assuming that the price is acceptable, you have to factor in the perceived or confirmed mechanical condition of the vehicle as well as other factors like how handy are you at mechanical repairs or the availability/cost of aftermarket extended warrantees, etc.

Do your homework, stay objective but keep in mind the cost of ownership will always be more than just the sales price. Buying used just increases your odds of having additional maintenance costs that may or may not be covered by extended warrantees. Good Luck!
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I don't think it is necessarily a bad deal.... Mechanically 63K is well within the normal service life of this car. Assuming that the price is acceptable, you have to factor in the perceived or confirmed mechanical condition of the vehicle as well as other factors like how handy are you at mechanical repairs or the availability/cost of aftermarket extended warrantees, etc.

Do your homework, stay objective but keep in mind the cost of ownership will always be more than just the sales price. Buying used just increases your odds of having additional maintenance costs that may or may not be covered by extended warrantees. Good Luck!
Best advice in here so far!
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thanks for all replies above! the car is selling for $32k and i can't believe that i can get a CLS for that price. i am buying extend warranty for it to save my trouble in the future. i also i will bring some mechanic to help me check it soon.
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