Date registered: Apr 2009
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I am new to this forum.I currently own a 1997 C36 in vivienite, bought last June.The car has done 98,000 miles.I spent some money on the car initially to bring it up to scratch mechnically. The car had been lightly used over the last 5/6 years. My biggest concern was that after initially purchasing it the gearbox kept going into limp home mode. Fortunately the fault was traced to the electro hydraulic plate.This not being the horrendous repair cost I thought it might be. The car now drives really well and feels more solid than my wifes 2006 220CDI coupe.
The body work is excellent no rust only minor stone chips which you would expect for a car of this mileage. The only major issue I have is the air-con which has been re-gassed a couple of times but only lasts a couple of weeks.
Does anyone know how expensive the air-con unit is to repair and as my car is for weekend use even if it is repaired how long will it hold up before it needs re-gassing?