Date registered: Jan 2009
Vehicle: SLK 230K auto
Location: Madrid, Spain
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Is this a good 114 coupe?
I am on the process of buyind a merc coupe. I was originally looking for a w123, either a 280 or a 230 CE, but i came across this beauty and I am having serious doubts now.
On the one hand 123s are easier to service and maintain and might be even safer and more reliable but i prefer older style. I want the car for ocasional outings on the weekends together with my wife and three kids. What one would you recommend and what do you think from the pictures?
The car is a 250 CE auto from 1972 and one owner, black leather interior and no seat belts on the back (I hope there will be attachements on the back to install them). They are asking about the same price as for a 280 CE auto w123 in similar shape (pretty good)
I have a ride this morning and the car performs faultlessly but some jerky changes. Oil pressure is atop. Blows frozen wind from the air conditioner and front and back windows go up and down with no problem (they are all manual).
One concern is that we could not make the non conditioned air going (might be a knackered blower?) and the motor temperature indicator didnÂ´t move. It is been a cold morning but I would have thought that the peg should move at least a bit.
I would greatly appreciate your knowledgeable comments.