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Am I Crazy to Consider a 2004 500CL?

I found a 2004 500CL with under 40K miles for under $14K. Am I nuts to even consider this?

It's a beautiful car, thinking of getting it as a weekend driver. Any advice is really appreciated.

My current Kompressor has 220K and still running strong. Just want something bigger for cruising around.
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They are cheap these days. Great cars, very comfortable and the styling IMO is getting better with age. Colors seem to play an interesting role on price.

The 2003+ are the ones to get, with 2006 being the most desirable. Lots of threads around here on common issues, with the air suspension being the largest. l would at a minimum keep $4,500 in reserves for when the Airmatic (non-sport package cars), or ABC (AMG sport package cars) goes. The general consensus is anywhere between 60k and 80k miles.

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WTH if you like the car, can afford it and recognize the potential suspension issues, go for it. Life's too short
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