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Need help with potential SLK55 purchase
Hi everybody, I have the opportunity to buy an '05 SLK55 AMG in Iridium Silver with Black and Red interior with less than 19K miles for $30,000. It has been driven just 4,000 miles over the last 3 years.
It has Airscarf, COMAND/Nav/Harmon Kardon, Sat radio, Bi-Xenons - most options except 030 AMG Perf Pkg, Designo, and maybe 1 or 2 others.
The car belongs to an acquaintance of a friend who has too many vehicles. It has had 2 total owners.
I took a ride in the car and it's awesome! Drives great and looks killer, although the paint has been touched up in some spots (by a non-professional grrrr) and the underside of the front bumper is quite heavily scratched. Otherwise it looks like new inside and out. All maintenance is done and there are no issues/problems.
1) Is the price good (same as what the local MB dealer offered)?
2) Are there any known '05 model-year recalls/problems?
3) Do I hold out for another low-mileage one in more pristine condition?
Help, so torn - to buy or not to buy this SLK!!