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WTB: 1997-2005 SL WITH LOW MILEAGE

I AM LOOKING FOR A WELL MAINTAINED SL WITH LOW MILEAGE FOR A SUMMER TOY. I PREFER AN ORIGINAL OWNER OWNED VEHICLE, BUT WILL LOOK AT MULTIPLE OWNER CARS. SEND ME PICS, MILEAGE, MAJOR REPAIR HISTORY AND ASKING PRICE.
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That covers both the R129 and R230 chassis. Do you have any preference?
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I am still not sure which I prefer and would appreciate your thoughts. i have heard that the R230 has lots of ABC problems, and the later model R129s are pretty reliable and lower tech. what do you suggest? do you have anything for sale?
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I am still not sure which I prefer and would appreciate your thoughts. i have heard that the R230 has lots of ABC problems, and the later model R129s are pretty reliable and lower tech. what do you suggest? do you have anything for sale?
Hard to suggest between the two types, they both have their good and bad.

If it were me I'd look for a 02 Silver Arrow, but I'd settle for a 99 and up as long as it has the package options.

If you like the 230 style as well I'd go for the youngest example with low miles.

Spend some time in the 129 and 230 forums, reading about problems the owners are having, and they all do have their problem spots.

Go on autotrader and sort for the things you want, here is a search in the lower 48 for your year range under 30,000 miles.

Find Your Car: Mercedes-Benz SL_CLASSCLASS_SERIES Listings Near Kansas City, KS 66101 - AutoTrader.com

If you have the money, there are many 1 owner low milage cars listed

SL's & 124's
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hey jkak

try thisCraiglist aggregator as well - this is a search for all SL's under 100k in the US.

Good luck, thats one hell of a summer toy!!!!!
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Not mine - just saw the ad.

http://scranton.craigslist.org/cto/2842172091.html

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