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Date registered: Nov 2011
Vehicle: 1985 380se
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Control arms for 1985 380se
I just bought a well cared for 1985 380se - NO RUST, great paint job, perfect dash, all electrical works great - spent its entire life in California and Texas. Just 135,000 miles.
I took it to an import mechanic for an oil change and inspection. I know that the oil and transmission pans need to be changed so I asked him to give the entire car a once over.
Was told I will likely need all new upper and lower control arms in the next year -- at 135,000 miles it seems a little suspicious - especially since the car feels ok.
Also, total charge would be $1,350 thought son both the cost and the likely need for them.
Thoughts? Thanks in advance for all replies.