Hi all, this is my original post here.
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.
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.