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New Member - have one and looking for #2
I have a 2004 E320 and am looking for a daily driver (20-25 miles per day) to replace an Acura RL that is terminating the lease in December. I'm going to see an '88 560SL tomorrow; one owner California car with the owner heading for an old folks home; 35K miles; both tops priced at $12,500. Any hints, suggestions, warnings, old wives tales or just plain advice would be welcome.
So far, I'm planning on checking out the records on the following:
transmission; power steering pump; plugs/wires/rotor; valve cover gasket; a/c compressor/condensor/blower and coolant type (R12/22 or the whole condensor changed out with 134); vacuum system O rings; cruise controls; climate controls; radio; soft top rubber seals & condition of rag top itself; brakes; and tires.
I'm most concerned about things that would not normally be replaced at 35K miles but should be looked at since the car is 20 years old. This would be my first older car, so any help would be appreciated.