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should I get this

I have found a 2002! Metalic Blue e220 CDI fully loaded!! and I mean it has every thing..it has the retractable mirrors, and parking sensors and climate.. it looks immaculate body wise and interior, original rims, Taxed and MOT'd.

No for the shocking bit which brings us to this question, The original owner has had a new transmission installed by Mercedes and obviously looked after it very well indeed I imagine they have spent some serious P's on her, but it has 216K on the motor.. but the seller whos a MB dealer swears blind that it drives like a 40K car .. is that even possible?

I really want it but I suspect you will tell me I don't!!!
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216k on cdi is just broken-in.
Sounds like excellent deal
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216k on cdi is just broken-in.
Sounds like excellent deal
not so shocking after all
I assumed that is Miles not Kilometers ..but who knows what hes got the cluster set to.. if its in K that is 135K Miles and would get it with a shadow of a doubt.

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Sounds good to me, do you know the price of it yet? Like Kajtek1 wrote that is not many miles for a CDI diesel. But you might be able to beat the guy down on price by using that to your advantage.

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We use miles as well.
BTW is England using the same miles US does, or do you use what is called "nautical mile"?
We always have lot of confusion comparing mpg, when Imperial gallons are quite bigger.
Anyway, diesel MB engines have usual 1 million miles life expectancy. Unless you use it as a taxi like the guy in Thessaloniki logging over 4 mil km, there is no way you wear out the engine in your life.
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Sounds good to me, do you know the price of it yet? Like Kajtek1 wrote that is not many miles for a CDI diesel. But you might be able to beat the guy down on price by using that to your advantage.
The guy said he had it for £3300 then he droped it to £2995 I think from the way hes talking hell budge a tiny bit but probably be like 50-100 quids if
anything.. and it is straining my budget at that price already.

and as for us using nautical miles I've got no idea
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The one significant aspect of measurement on which the UK and Ireland negotiated a derogation for which no date has yet been set is in the use of miles, yards, feet and inches for road traffic purposes. This has been misrepresented by some as a permanent licence to continue the use of imperial units in this field, or even as a bar to the use of metric units. The truth is that the UK has simply not set a date for conversion (despite the obligation to do so, albeit with no deadline set for it), and that there is no reason for UK legislation to be amended to permit more widespread use of metric units. Despite Ireland's similar derogation, they have now largely completed the conversion of distance signs, and plan to convert speed limit signs during 2004. In the UK, speedometers have given dual English-metric units for many years, and metric units are increasingly seen on signs indicating distances in metres. In addition, certain commercial vehicles where the drivers are governed by EU regulations on working hours and distances travelled (e.g. coaches and trucks) have speedometers which show km/h in large figures, with mph in smaller figures; their odometers register km only. Also, the conversion of Ireland's road signs to metric must put further pressure on the UK to eventually finish their metric transition.
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I tell you, if you bring the car to US you can at least quadruple the price.
Coming to metric conversion, I am old enough to remember UK switching the monetary system from dozens to tens. It cost a fortune years ago, but that is pennys comparing what it would cost today.
Even Canada switched to metric in 1970, on my last visit to Victoria, where seamen make big part of the living, they still used miles for distances on the sea, feet for diving and pounds for selling the products.
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If my math is correct, 3000 quid is only $4800 US. I think it's well worth the price he's asking.

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Engine wise, I would agree that it's just broken in. But what about all other parts including: MAF, CPS, Cam Sensor, oxygen sensors, fuel filters, serpentine belt, suspension components, glow plugs etc... etc...

Unless they were maintained with a record, most are in need of replacement so you should take that into consideration.

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JeffreyP makes a valid point about the routine maintenance items that are possibly overdue. Will the dealer provide you with the service history?

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