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seat heaters working? known issue to stop working
valve cover gaskets leaking?
rear main engine seal leaking?
This might not a mercedes specialist that lemon squad sent out, so some items can be missing
seat heaters working? known issue to stop working - not mentioned in the report, could be missed
valve cover gaskets leaking? - yes per report
rear main engine seal leaking? - not mentioned
 

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It's a 16 year old used car with nearly 80k miles.

If you want a perfect example you're not going to find it for $22k.

Valve covers noted are an issue, as are rear main seals on any M113 car. Former much cheaper to repair obviously. The miss or perceived miss may be due to failing motor/trans mounts...does it have any kind of service history to delineate whether or not the plugs/coils have been changed? Coils rarely fail on these. The remotes can have the shells replaced cheaply, and I'd much rather the floormat take the abuse than the carpet. Love the Mars Red, 2-tone interior, and the fact that they have a TON of pictures. Very thorough.

$22k is a decent price as these cars continue to appreciate, but if you aren't comfortable with the items listed of concern, try negotiating. It can't hurt.
"failing motor/trans mounts" this isn't engine or transmission failure right...? sounded kind of serious...
The carfax report I have linked above is all the history there is.
 

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Cost of moving car to you????
Is a big factor.
Is there a member close to there that can look at it also???
Would know more
It'll be about $2k to ship the car from CA to HI.
Don's white SLK is out of my budget range.
I think I'll contact @Racerstev and see how we might proceed...perhaps find an escrow company?
 

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Racerstev was on before... did u send him a convo?
I called Racerstev directly. We need a mutual solution on how funds can be transferred if this were to happen, me being in HI and him in PA. I was thinking an escrow service, but we don't have banks that have branches in both states, plus we both never used an escrow company for vehicle sales, so he wasn't comfortable with the idea. He wanted a wire or cashier's check, which is understandable but I wasn't comfortable with that.

I do have a coworker that lives 10 minutes away from Racerstev, but if it's going to take a month for the car to be shipped to HI, I don't know how that's going to work........like when does my coworker hand over the check, for example.

Currently unsure how to proceed.
 

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Hi all, funds for me is really black and white. If the car and title leave me i need to have cash or a certified check made at a bank in my presence. I know i’m old school but that’s the only way i can move forward.

if your coworker is going to check the car out, drive it to be shipped. I would think he would be trusted to hand me the funds as well.
i wish i could be more flexable but this is the world we live in.
Steve
Yup, understood, I'll think over what I want to do. Thanks.
 

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How ironic! I contacted this dealership before it was detailed and the bumper needed paint fixing. It was owned by a doctor in Palm Springs per the sales guy. Always serviced by MB dealer and a single owner. Not a bad price as there are only 2 Red SLK55 AMG's for sale in the country.
Yup this is the one! Were you just browsing around or actually shopping for one?
 

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I would have bought that gorgeous black one in Pennsylvania thats for sale now. but i was officially out of a car last january. i had to buy one then.
We couldn't come to an agreement on how to make the transaction comfortable for both sides so I had to let it go. Sometimes it's just not meant to be.
 
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