BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: May 2014
Vehicle: 1997 SL 500 w/Pano, 1999 CLK 320
Location: Eastern Washington State
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Okay, it may be me....
BUT if the car is really THAT clean, with no accidents, all service records and it's in color you like, why not?
These cars are complex mechanically, and trim and paint issues aren't cheap and easy to fix.
These are not cars you want to skimp on.
It may be worth the extra couple of thousand to have peace of mind of a "no stories" car with known history...
Plus, you don' have to spend money on a PPI, or $1500 on shipping.
Think of what other fun car is out there for $18k.
It's a toy, enjoy it.
However, I'd try to get the seller to come down $2,000 for the hydraulic seal replacement...tell him (truthfully) they have a 20 year life, so it's time.
Show him the Top Hydraulics website for the work and costs involved. He might agree or meet you half-way since he's getting a free (no ads, no auctions), hassle-free sale at well above what a dealer would give him for it.
Last edited by JohnEB; 12-12-2018 at 06:13 AM.