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2009 slk 55 amg

Hi everyone,


I am looking at buying a 2009 SLK 55 AMG with 80,000 k's on it that presents in as new condition.
All services done by a Merc dealer in Melbourne.
What are the common issues with these cars that I should look out for?
Is there a big drop in value once they go over 100,000 k's"


Thanks in advance for the help.
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Really no issues with the AMG (I have one)

valve covers sometimes like to 'seep'

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As Jeff has already said, not a lot of issues with the 55. Make sure you're aware whether there' sandy maintenance due, such as brakes discs/rotors, as they can be expensive (especially if it have the performance pack with 6-pot calliper a at the front.

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Welcome from Wirral, England.


Whilst on the test drive the valve seal actually went on the car.
There's a wear and tear limit on them according to the MB mechanic who came to sort it.
Already new of the issue from here.


I saw it as a win cos it put the salesman on the back foot & I know they are brand new now.


The biggest thing is service history and no crash damage, not been stolen ( last two may affect your insurance quote).
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Mine has but neither dealer nor insurance can tell me what.
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

Get the service history. At 80k there is a big service B that needs to be done, make sure it's done before buying.

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Hi and welcome to the forum.
I had the dreaded valve gasket (seepage) up to a few days ago.
I got some great info on how to do it yourself on the forum and now the job is done.
Its a very easy and straightforward job,took me one hour.
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Check the heat seats if it is warming on the legs and back.. It's an issue with these cars.
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