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New to MB, Possibly buying an '08 C300 Sedan, Thoughts?

Hi all, this is my original post here.
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w204...ml#post5123574

I've had relatives with Mercedes, I have never owned one myself.
There is a dealership nearby that has a 2008 C300 Sedan with 52,400 miles, selling it for $20,500. It's in pretty good condition and drives smoothly.

I just want to know what I"m getting into here - a close relative is a long time owner of multiple Benz vehicles and while she loves them, she says once they start breaking down they get expensive.

On the other hand, my coworker bought a 2004 CLK320 brand new, has put 160,000 miles on it and isn't planning to replace it any time soon and has had a great experience.


Hoping to get some insight from some experienced Mercedes owners, possibly of this generation/model year so I can know what to look for, and if I get it, be proactive with my maintenance to limit costly breakdowns as much as possible.


Thanks!

P.S. I am a consultant in South Florida, so work has me driving all over Miami/Fort Lauderdale/West Palm Beach, so depending on the season, I spend a lot of time behind the wheel.
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2008 for W204 was a good year.

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that's good to know.
any crazy service bulletins or things I should check?

also, at 52k miles, where would I find out what maintenance should be done at what interval?

thanks
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that's good to know.
any crazy service bulletins or things I should check?

also, at 52k miles, where would I find out what maintenance should be done at what interval?

thanks
At this point I would suggest you start a thread on the car specific forum and gain advice from the people who own and drive this model, here is a link;

W204 C-Class - Benzworld.org - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum

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