After weeks of searching for a nice cheap DD in a sea of overpriced beat up civics and hick-tuned cherokees, I made a crazy move and fell in love with this Mercedes.
I got seduced by it's mis-matchingly fading headlights and it's allure that screams ''I've circled the earth twice''. The interior is glorious and I felt a bond.
The problem is I don't know where this relationship might be going. She has over 450 000km (roughly 270k miles). And works needs to be done before she's (or is it ''he''? I don't know yet) back on the road.
-Great interior. The back seats have probably never been sat in. The front seat are almost as good. no rips or scuffs. The dash is perfect, so are the carpets, door cards and headliner.
-All the electronics work. Heated seats, P-windows, locks, sun-roof, switched and gizmos.
-The car was undercoated every year so it has great floors.
-The engine pulls nice and the tranny is crisp like a MB tranny should.
-Recent maintenance includes new plugs, wires, ignition coil, radiator hoses, brake pads, rotors, and e-brake cable.
-PO had the car serviced at a shop I befriend and they confirmed that he followed their recommendations and always had the necessary maintenance done and with authentic parts. I have their all clear as far as the soundness of the car.
-comes with a fresh set of studded Pirelli winter tires and a spare set of rims (with bad tires)
-It leaks coolant around the water pump area. Might be seals or water pump itself.
-Heater core is probably cracked and is leaking coolant inside the car. Which was probably caused by the PO trying to fix the previous leak with some Stop-Leak.
-Some surface rust and dings.
-Badly faded paint.
-There is some minimal work to be done to make the exhaust ''perfect''.
I'm calling upon the great collective intelligence of TCL to guide me in this adventure. I'll try to upgrade my progress here as I go along and if ever I fail, I shall rest my head on the cutting log and let everyone have a swing at this virtual guillotine!
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Sorry about the image quality, I'm a welder, not a photographer...