FS: 1997 C280 w/extras $3500 (Portland, OR) - Mercedes-Benz Forum

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FS: 1997 C280 w/extras $3500 (Portland, OR)

For Sale:
1997 Mercedes C280 4-door sedan
5-speed automatic 722.6xx transmission
2.8L M104 inline 6cyl 194hp/199ft-lbs!
Leather seats
Bose premium sound system
140K miles
Clean title

Yakima roof rack with locking posts
Bentley Publishers Repair Manual
GoPoint GoLink OBDII Diagnostic Cable (for iPhone)
Brand-new never used tire chains

Recent work in the last 10K miles:
New serpentine belt
New battery
New Goodyear Eagle GT high-performance all-season tires
New spark plugs
Rebuilt headliner
New front brake pads and rotors
Regular oil changes with Mobile-1 0W-40

Known flaws:
(1) The paint is a little rough, clear coat worn in some areas. There are some minor chips and dings (nothing serious).
(2) The interior shows some wear. Some smaller plastic trim pieces are sun-baked and cracked. The carpets could use a thorough cleaning. The driver's seat has some wear.
(3) The A/C compressor will need to be replaced if you desire A/C. The A/C system worked flawlessly until about May, when the compressor finally gave up.
(4) The stereo unit and one speaker (driver's rear door) will need to be replaced.
(5) The child-lock switch for the rear windows is broken.
(6) The driver's side mirror is slightly damaged, but completely functional. If you are a perfectionist, it will need a little work.
(7) Rear brake squeal under some conditions. Pads and rotors still have life left, will inspect and report back (probably just needs some anti-squeal paste)
(8) Noticed a cracked tie-rod end boot while replacing front brakes. Ball joint has no play (yet).

(1) Mechanically very good condition. Engine is strong (very powerful!), and transmission is flawless. There are no leaks, and the engine does not use oil between changes. The steering is tight and the brakes are good. Come drive it and see for yourself!
(2) Body is straight, clean and rust-free.
(3) The headliner was just re-covered.

Car is located in Portland, OR. I would much prefer to deal with someone who can come look at the car before they buy.

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I would also be willing to consider partial (or in an exceptional case, full) trade for the right 1984 or 1985 300SD.

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Will sell for $3K minus the roof rack, the diagnostic cable, and the tire chains. Repair manual still goes with it.
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Good car.. It is in better shape than many at this price, and with lower miles. I'm willing to entertain reasonable offers.
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