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Buying an '02 CL55??

A friend is looking at two 2002 CL55s here in Las Vegas. One is 131K miles, the other about 150K. We both own 560SECs and are very familiar with the good and bad for the W126 vehicles, but both of us know next to nothing about the CL55.

Is there a write-up on How to Buy a CL55? If not, what should we be looking for on these? We need enough into to realize "this" car is pretty good, before spending the $150 or so at the local MB Dealer for a Pre-Purchase Inspection. What won't the dealer know to look for?

In the 560SEC, if there is *any* rust near the back window / trunk hinge area, run. Our M117 engines need the timing chain replaced 100K-150K miles. Lower ball joints are a PITA to replace. The biggest problem in the W126's are the age of the o-rings in everything - AC, Trans, Engine. How is the CL with old o-rings? Did MB put better (longer lasting) o-rings in yours??

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