Is this a good deal on a 1999 c43? - Mercedes-Benz Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Is this a good deal on a 1999 c43?

mileage 134k
silver
17 inch monoblocks
the paint is an 8 if 10 were immaculate
brand new coolant system (new radiator, hoses, etc)
100k service done at MB
new ignition components, spark plugs, etc.
stock xenons
interior is good. no cracks. minimal wear on the seats.
car idles nice.
transmission smooth however it hasnt been rebuilt. just fluids changed.

do you think 8300 dollars for this car is priced well? figure id check in with the best.

thank you
illmaticnyc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 05:26 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Komrade 124's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2010
Vehicle: '90 300TE 4Matic, '83 250
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 1,873
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 137 Post(s)
Price seems a tad high for those miles but can't tell much without a full history, photos, etc.

For reference, KBB puts the private party value at $7,918 in Excellent condition (but this sounds more like "Good" condition to me)

1990 300TE 4MATIC Japanese-spec - 74,000 mi
1995 E300 Diesel - 327,000 mi
1983 250 German-spec - 227,000 mi
1992 400E
1994 E320 Wagon
1990 300E 2.8
1988 300CE Lorinser
1988 300TE
1990 300E
Komrade 124 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 05:35 PM
BenzWorld Member
 
ARMANDO74's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jul 2010
Vehicle: 2002 R129
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Posts: 267
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
w/o pics its hard to judge
ARMANDO74 is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-2012, 02:19 AM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Kropf's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jun 2007
Vehicle: 2005 E55 Black, 2007 GL450 Red
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Kropf Send a message via Yahoo to Kropf
Quote:
Originally Posted by illmaticnyc View Post
mileage 134k
...
transmission smooth however it hasnt been rebuilt. just fluids changed.

...
Beware!
I bought mine with 94,000 miles.
I changed the Trans fluid and filter at 101,000 miles. (with M-Benz fluid!)
A thousand miles later, at 102,000 miles, the transmission chewed up needle bearings.
(photo attached)
I replaced the transmission - which is very common on these C43s!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1010475.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	82.7 KB
ID:	441773  

Staggered 20" Mesh-7 Wheels with 235/35 & 275/35 for sale!!
2007 GL450 Carneol Red Metallic/Macadamia 2015-
2005 E55 AMG Black 2012-
1999 C43 AMG Black 2007-2013
1999 C280 Sport Black 2006-2012
Kropf is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-2012, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kropf View Post
Beware!
I bought mine with 94,000 miles.
I changed the Trans fluid and filter at 101,000 miles. (with M-Benz fluid!)
A thousand miles later, at 102,000 miles, the transmission chewed up needle bearings.
(photo attached)
I replaced the transmission - which is very common on these C43s!
thank you for the info. how much did this cost you?
illmaticnyc is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-2012, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Komrade 124 View Post
Price seems a tad high for those miles but can't tell much without a full history, photos, etc.

For reference, KBB puts the private party value at $7,918 in Excellent condition (but this sounds more like "Good" condition to me)
ill try and get photos but trust that it looks great. would you say 7k is a fair price? what am i looking at for breaks and transmission?

thank you so much for your insight all!
illmaticnyc is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-2012, 04:30 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
benzmizer's Avatar
 
Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: 1983 240d AT; 1993 e320 AT
Location: Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
Posts: 2,253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Pics!!!

benzmizer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    1999 Wagon 159k for $5k. Seems like a deal? What should I look for? jholder W210 E-Class 8 09-01-2011 11:19 AM
    Is this a good deal? peter18 C208/A208 CLK-Class 7 12-19-2008 03:55 PM
    1983 300SD Good deal / Bad deal? Diesel_Dave W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 11 10-28-2008 12:29 PM
    Good deal? Bad deal? bdonkersgoed W124 E,CE,D,TD Class 16 05-31-2004 07:03 PM
    How good of a deal is this? 1999 CLK 430 $38,000. Joe C208/A208 CLK-Class 1 06-28-2002 12:13 PM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome