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2002 E430 4MATIC with 110k, one owner with service at MB car is spotless in and out all original full full equipped, navigation, lumbar AMG wheels drives great
looking at paying low 5k color dark grey with dove grey interior.

What are the issues on these cars, my previous experience with MB is with the W124.
 

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Rust, rust. In Canada that seems to be biggest issue.
Beside stuff in the stickies, 4M seems to have weaker front drive-line. CV joints as well as front driveshaft joints seem to wear faster than the rest of the car.
 

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thank you for the information, not a spot of rust on this car top or bottom, all I could find was a minor scratch on the trunk where someone put a package, should buff out.
 

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John,

I bought my first MB about five weeks ago. I found rust at the bottom of the doors in the weather strip channel. Mine was minor though and I already fixed it with POR 15 and a spray of CRC rust inhbitior. Make sure you check at these locations!
Good luck!
 

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On those cars rust seems to show on the fender edges over the wheels and trunk lid at the plate lights. Something you might not notice without going on your knees or laying down
 

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4matics seem to be less prone to rust. if taken care though, there shouldn't be any visible rust. i have seen 1996 w210 in showroom condition and 2002 w210 beaten to death, all depends how it was taken care. if you are used to w124, overall w210 should be more reliable.
if your description is correct, sounds like you got a really good deal.
 

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I have the same year except not 4matic. It seems like a good deal if the car passes a good inspection by a mechanic familiar with these cars.
 

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just got back from my mechanics who is an MB specialist, went over the car completely and there are no leaks, no rust only thing I noticed when on the highway was a bearing noise and he said it is just starting and we will replace it next week. overall very happy with the purchase pictures after i get it all cleaned up. thank you for your assistance.
 

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If you paid $5k you did well. That's alot of car for $5k. enjoy it.
 
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