Again, Thanks to all for your feedback & help since I am new to Mercedes
I have learned a lot from reading this site for hours on end this past week and it's been a great help.
I test drove the SLK (link below) and it was so sweet! In very good shape for 15 yrs. old & way better than any one that I've looked at so far.
I requested a PPI (& offered to pay for it) & the seller had no issue with that. I had it done at a Mercedes dealer that he did not frequent (I read both good & bad about dealer PPI's). For $271, I wasn't real impressed with the dealership, but it's done now.
What I am asking of you Mercedes Guru's is for any opinions, (and I know everyone has one) on whether it's worth the investment? With the below findings from the PPI, and at a cost of $8500 with 52K miles, do you think it's worth buying?
Trunk lid shocks
- this is all it said, no details
Air injection check valve & pipe
- Code PO410
- No details, except it needs a routine service appt.
Light bulb in instrument cluster
- SRS is only one that doesn't light up
Power Steering flush
Possible tires & alignment
- Tires are ok, but will need new ones soon
*It has the original battery and only a note that the battery is marginal at 20-50% remaining.
When I spoke to the Service Manager he said the PO410 is probably just carbon build up or a bad valve, no big deal (in his opinion, but I read it could be). He said the car was in excellent condition for that year. He was with the seller when he called as I am out of state and could not be there.
Any opinion would be greatly appreciated. I do have the PPI in my email, so I could forward to anyone that would want to see it.
Cars for Sale: 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 in Leesburg, VA 20175: Convertible Details - 356796025 - AutoTrader.com
Again, thanks for any advice you have, or if you see a big red flag on this purchase.