see if you can find a starmarked one at the dealer or purchase an extended warentee from the dealer, at least you'll be covered. price wise I don't think there will be much of a difference from a private sale or otherwise. good luck.
Best to buy from an MB dealer as you will have a warranty, and that is VERY important on this car. They will naturaly be priced a lot higher, but you can bargain a lot and come pretty close to an individual's sale price. If you buy elsewhere, I recommend you get an aftermarket warranty of some type unless you like to gamble.
If you buy from an individual and the car is starmarked or CPO the warranty will transfer to you. If you buy from a non-MB dealer and the car is CPO or starmarked, the warranty will NOT tranfer. Many used car dealers claim "starmarked" or "certified pre-owned" with warranty but they do not know. Warranty only transfers if its an MB dealer, or a private sale.
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