pete it sounds 'good' but if you can do some homework. is it similar in how you got the E320? Gator430 is right. did some extensive research before my clk purchase BUT had a $$$$ mech issue that forced me to dump the QX4 a clk and ml @ the same time. FYI...knowlegde is power. I got a 'volume discount' considering gas a few months back. can you obtain the VMI? check the glove box for non dealer records...finally get the VIN and do a carfax check. i don't mind a scratch ding or something I have to hunt peck and eventually service---we're all a little different there. but remember this is now officially a 9 yr old car. something is bound NOT to work unless you're buying certified--even then I said it's 9 yrs old. what mech issues can you live with for that price off the lot? from limited experience i can tell you will love the car, but make sure you're not dumping big bucks in to a not-well-serviced machine even before the 1st payment.
get the VIN # and run it by the dealer for a maintenance history. If the owner didn't use the dealer you are SOL except for a Carfax and that can be bogus. Are there any maintenance records or parts receipts?
Chances are, its a great deal. New and used car prices are dropping like rocks right now. There has never been a better time to buy a car. Almost any car.
I say chances considering what shape mechanically the car is in. Have it checked out and if it is clean, I'd buy it.
I just purchased a 2000 CLK430 convertible fully loaded, with the navi system and all, for $9,200 with 100K on the clock. I thought I got a good deal. $6,000 is a steal. If it is in good shape, that is.
Long story short, i've bought a W208 (CLK 200 / 136HP) pretty much from hell. The garage so far fixed a few things under warranty, but its obviously a bad repaired vehicle where alot of things are wrong with. However, i do have some spare time within a few months which i would like to stick in...
I am having some trunk issues that appear to be pretty common to the W208 and to Mercedes in general. I've done some pretty thorough searching and found some great tips, but have reached a bit of a dead end in terms of troubleshooting.
Note that about two weeks ago I had all of the...
Hello Ive just replaced the rear coil springs on my 2002 clk 430 . I noticed that the old ones had a red stripe. The new ones have a blue stripe. Needless to say the ass end of the car is sticking way up and looks awful. Has anyone ever run into this issue if so is there a part number for the...
Very new to the forums as well as very new to Mercedes in general, but man I fell hard for this car!
Since I know almost nothing about these cars, I was wondering if you guys and gals could help me through this.
I am looking to purchase a 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 coupe w/ AMG...
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