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Need advice buying a 2002 CL500 (loaded) 42k miles for $25k

Hi, everyone. I am looking into buying a CL500 next month. On autotrader, I ran across a 2002 CL500 with keyless go, heated/cooled seats, and power trunk close. The car is black/black and it has on 42k miles. The Chevy dealer has it going for 25k. I carfaxed the car and it has only had 2 owners. No, abc problems serviced. Just the transmission checked but not serviced. Here is a few details from the carfax. The first 5 years it was used as a corporate fleet in ohio. The second owner who was a lawer from what I was told from the dealership only had it for 9 months. Here is the full report. Do you think I should go for it or purchase a 2004 BMW 545i?


Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
02/04/2002 5 Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted
North Olmsted, OH
440-716-2700
Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted, North Olmsted OH - Home
ww.northolmsted.mer
cedescenter.com Vehicle serviced
Manufacturer's recommended maintenance performed

03/22/2002 20 Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted
North Olmsted, OH
440-716-2700
Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted, North Olmsted OH - Home
ww.northolmsted.mer
cedescenter.com Vehicle serviced
Manufacturer's recommended maintenance performed
Electrical system checked
Transmission checked

04/15/2002 Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted
North Olmsted, OH
440-716-2700
Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted, North Olmsted OH - Home
ww.northolmsted.mer
cedescenter.com Vehicle sold

04/19/2002 Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Canton, OH Registered as
corporate vehicle

04/23/2002 48 Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Canton, OH
Title #1804916610 Title issued or updated
First owner reported

05/09/2002 456 Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted
North Olmsted, OH
440-716-2700
Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted, North Olmsted OH - Home
ww.northolmsted.mer
cedescenter.com Vehicle serviced

09/26/2002 Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Canton, OH
Title #7601844183 Title issued or updated
Correction to record
Loan or lien reported

05/13/2003 11,110 Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted
North Olmsted, OH
440-716-2700
Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted, North Olmsted OH - Home
ww.northolmsted.mer
cedescenter.com Vehicle serviced
Manufacturer's recommended maintenance performed

06/18/2003 12,430 Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted
North Olmsted, OH
440-716-2700
Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted, North Olmsted OH - Home
ww.northolmsted.mer
cedescenter.com Vehicle serviced
Transmission checked

10/08/2003 16,705 Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted
North Olmsted, OH
440-716-2700
Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted, North Olmsted OH - Home
ww.northolmsted.mer
cedescenter.com Vehicle serviced
Transmission checked

12/03/2003 18,495 Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted
North Olmsted, OH
440-716-2700
Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted, North Olmsted OH - Home
ww.northolmsted.mer
cedescenter.com Vehicle serviced
Transmission checked
Electrical system checked

05/25/2004 19,751 Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted
North Olmsted, OH
440-716-2700
Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted, North Olmsted OH - Home
ww.northolmsted.mer
cedescenter.com Vehicle serviced

01/13/2005 23,828 Service Facility Vehicle serviced
Suspension system serviced
Miscellaneous service performed
Brakes serviced

04/11/2007 32,564 Auto Auction Sold at auction
in Florida
Listed as
a fleet vehicle
Dealers routinely buy and sell millions of used vehicles at auction each year.






Purchased: 2007
Type: Personal
Where: Florida
Est. miles/year: ---
Est. length owned: 5/23/07 - 2/25/08
(9 months)



Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
05/23/2007 Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Leesburg, FL
Title #0098428920 Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black

06/29/2007 Mercedes-Benz USA, Inc. Manufacturer recall/service bulletin issued
Recall # 2007060002 Recall campaign - models 215,
220. model years 2000-2004. replace active body
control (abc) high pre

Click here or call 1-800-367-6372 to locate an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer near you to obtain more information about this recall

07/30/2007 Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Leesburg, FL
Title #0098428920 Registration issued or renewed
Registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
Vehicle color noted as Black

02/25/2008 Dealer Inventory
Eustis, FL Vehicle offered for sale

03/02/2008 Mercedes-Benz USA, Inc. No recalls open for repair

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Steer clear of this car. Unless you like one of the worst model year MB cars ever produced with loads of electrical problems, then this car is not for you. The owners only had it for a such short time because it needed so much work and was so unreliable.
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If you buy the car plan on purchasing an extended warranty, preferably starmark through MB.
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Yes, I do. Dont.

Unless you have large sums of money stashed away in a bank in Zurich or the Caymans, I wouldn't buy that particular auto. If you really, and I mean REALLY want a CL, wait a few years and buy a newer one on the cheap. Remember, the rule is generally the more expencive the MSRP (dealers like to brag about the MSRP when new) the more the car will cost to maintain, and it will cost a lot. So you should get a warranty defantly.

5er is a good car. Good V8, overpriced when new, but good to drive, although defantly not the best looking car in the world with all of its flame-surfacing nonsense.

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A thread full of good advice Are you taking it?
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