The facelift models started having electronic service records.Such a great welcome, thank you all
The info links will be a great help thank you
I had a look and test drive of a 55AMG for sale locally today, I was very impressed with it but there were a few reasons I didn't jump at the first one I saw.
The service history was a little sketchy with no service book present only a computer print with some dealer addresses, mileage and dates and very few receipts to back this up. It was an 2008 facelift I believe with smaller front brakes. I was offered a good deal on the price and 12months warranty/mot with break down cover.
The car is black, but I think I would like to see a silver one in the flesh before deciding.
My last V8 was an E92 M3 which I sold earlier this year to make way for a new Exige 350 Sport. I'm now looking to sell my E46 M3 and get into Mercedes ownership
Mmm, that's reassuring to hear thanks. I may have a re think on this one...The facelift models started having electronic service records.
You could have a book if you wished, but some owners didn't bother.
The car was poorly presented to say it was in prime position on the front of the forecourt. The inside of the boot, the cockpit and under the bonnet were all in need of a good valet. Disappointing given the selling price as you say, even the newly fitted tyres had tyre soap all around the rims.Hard to give an opinion from pictures, but I have a comment on the dealer.
If I'm selling a car for a 5 figure sum you can bet your life I'll detail it first.
Take a look at the inside of the boot?
Was it like that when you saw it?
By the way, did you try the roof and look at the seals?
Check the inside of the rear alloys, they can crack.
Price seems low. That can be good, or bad.
My gut instinct...stay away.The car was poorly presented to say it was in prime position on the front of the forecourt. The inside of the boot, the cockpit and under the bonnet were all in need of a good valet. Disappointing given the selling price as you say, even the newly fitted tyres had tyre soap all around the rims.
They've just dropped the price from £17995, it was still displayed in the window. They've also just had a buyer drop out as he couldn't get finance or so they say..
I didn't know what to look for until now, thank you for that advice. Everything seem to work fine though