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Old 02-26-2006, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1999 CLK 430

Hey everyone,

I have a question/favor. I am considering buying a 1999 CLK 430, which has 63,000 miles. It is in great condition. The guy I am buying it from is a friend of mine, and he is selling it for about 15K. It needs a few things done to it, such as new brakes. I don't know a whole lot about MB, but it seems like a pretty good deal. Does this sound like a good deal to you? About how much does it costs to replace brakes on the CLK? Any opinions/suggestsions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-26-2006, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like a very good deal if it is in good condition. As far as the brakes go, obvioulsy if you do it yourself you'll save a lot of money. Here's the basic rule of thumb though.....if it has anything to do with Mercedes, it's going to be expensive. ha ha
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Old 02-26-2006, 11:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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.....if it has anything to do with Mercedes, it's going to be expensive. ha ha
Oh how so true........[8]
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If you can do your own repairs, go for it. A trip to the dealer will cost you $200 for diagnostic fees. Opening the door is considered a diagnosis,lol.
15 is a very good price, any body damage, engine?
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Old 02-26-2006, 02:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No real body damage. There is some normal ware and tear, which I assume comes along with a 99. It has a couple minor scratches, but nothing major. The engine runs great. I has been used as a commuter car, and has been kept in great condition.
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Old 02-26-2006, 03:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well even with 63k that's a damn good price, at least around here. I would go for it. You can pretty much learn everything about the car right here.
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Buy it, but beware although your friends if something goes wrong w/car i really hope it does'nt break up your friendship w/him, but i'll just say A MB for 15,000thou ALEX!!!
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Old 02-26-2006, 06:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Too Cheap...At that price, I would be suspicious... Dealers would pay more than $15k for that car.. IF IT ONLY NEEDS BRAKES..
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Old 02-26-2006, 07:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think that price is in line. I bought a magma rot 1999 clk430 from a friend of mine for $15.5k last year with 46k on it. When I heard that she was getting a new CLS500 I asked about what she was doing with the car. I told her I wanted to buy it, and then she said "what can you afford?" I told her it was probably out of my price range but I could afford $16k then she said I'll take $15.5k save the $500 if something goes wrong. Later, I found out the dealer wanted to give her $17k. Sometimes it pays to be nice to your older neighbors :)
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