Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Burgess Hill
Vehicle: R170 320 previously R171 350 and CLK
Other Toys: 4 grandchildren
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All was not as advertised. My friend only gave it a perfunctory examination, mainly bodywork.
Once underneath there were problem areas.
Further, the door shuts were hardly even. There was a replacement bumper on the front. There was no apparent twists to the front of the car by front tyre wear was uneven.
The engine ran, after a fashion, but the whine from the turbo showed that there was a bearing problem. OK, so not a major problem, but the oil was sludgy, the radiator damage was not recent and there were hardy any coloured stains, suggesting that it had been present for some time.
The passenger seat mechanism was faulty and the leather poor. The roof was a little slow, around 40 seconds to lower, and there were some unusual noises from the back over bumps in the road. 'That's a loose exhaust' was the suggestion, but one I didn't quite agree with.
A money pit was my feeling.
And a hint to anyone selling a car. If the brakes don't work all that well, it is best to tell the prospective purchaser before he drives the car. Just before braking for a junction is a little late.
Shame really. Thanks for everyone's help.