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New to MB - 2007 C230

Something always drew my eye to these but wasn't really in the market for one as they are on the smallish side for my needs. I like long roofs ( have a '95 Volvo 850 turbo ) to hold my surfboards, bikes, snowboards etc. Saw two side-by-side at the dealer. Both sport models, one white (
yummeh ) the other grey. Test drove the grey one first. Nice comfy ride compared to the long roof, everything works as it should, little to no wear and no rattles. Impressed with my first turn behind the wheel of a Mercedes although the power is lacking but that's another story.

Now, the one I wanted to jump all over, the white one. It just had that look. I knew what to expect handling wise now and seeing as this one had 20k fewer miles I figured it would be THAT much nice. Opened the door and had to catch my breath. Heavy smoker. Noticed quite a few oily scuffs on the door sills and the face of the stereo was peeling like a snake shedding its skin. Pop went the bubble. The test drive wasn't too great either. CEL, much rougher ride ( surface streets and freeway, same route as other ride ) and the smell of smoke that they tried to cover up.

Happily drove away grinning with the grey model. Hope to have many miles of happy motoring.
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