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Date registered: May 2012
Vehicle: 2001 E430
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98 SL500 Q's
Am looking at a 98 SL500 in another State. Price is V. Low. There are a couple of known issues - mostly cosmetic, needs a heater/AC fan, couple of roof hydrolics in the back are leaking.... The worry is - 225,000 miles... Owner insists that the car is well maintained, most miles were freeway, engine is not burning oil. I was going to have a Mercedes shop read the engine computers etc. for faults but my local mechanic says these can be zeroed out at any time.... He also feels that at 225 k the transmission is really flakey.... and prime for failure....
Any thoughts or insights from those on this board? I found a performance shop in that State that says they are qualified... and can do a good eval... but really, who knows - should I give the shop a wish list of things to zero in on?
Car is less than $6k..... maybe I could get an extended warranty.