The antenna goes all the way down 80% of the time. I have located the correct spare which I can install prior to delivery. The AC is all there, the PO said it got cold last summer. I have not had my indie diagnose the system. His initial opinion was that all the inside controls, vents, blowers etc. were operating as they should and that he would replace the drier and re charge the system. In the PNW A/C is rarely used, but I do recognize that most other regions it is a must.
It could be working just fine. Does the defroster function? Typically the A/C unit is used as a dehumidifier to remove the moisture from the air even tho the Defrost vents are pushing out hot air. If that works the A/C unit is probably just fine.
I'm quite interested in the vehicle myself but have a couple of questions
1 Are there photo's available of the undercarriage you could post? I'd like to see the undercarriage (exhaust, drive train etc).
2. Can the rear shade be extended manually or is it locked in place? It's an easy fix but if it's already floating that means the gears are stripped (kinda sounds like it).
3. Has the car had the 100k service to replace the plastic timing chain tabs? This can be a big deal since if they fail the engine can be roached. Something else that's a pretty easy fix.
4. If I were to fly up there to check the car out if I paid the expense for a PPI could this be done at one of the MB dealerships? If I don't purchase the car, I'd let you keep the results of the report for your reference.
The photo's are showing what looks like to be a really nice 560sec. It does not have the coveted traction control but with the mileage, that's an acceptable trade-off.