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Old 31-12-2016, 07:33 PM   #16
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Come on a 55 with no history !! Ammo for discount I suppose.
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Old 31-12-2016, 07:37 PM   #17
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Yes - potential discount on the cards ..

Car is a 2007 model... Not my first choice..

It does seem reasonably tidy and unfortunately there does not seem to be many other good examples on the market at the moment...

Ideally want a facelift version and not many around at the moment,
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Old 31-12-2016, 07:39 PM   #18
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Nearest MB independent to me has quoted 312 + VAT parts and labour for plug change on C55 (16 plugs @ 14 each)
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Come on a 55 with no history !! Ammo for discount I suppose.
It's "missing" 1 service not the whole history!
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:12 AM   #20
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Bought 16 Bosch plugs for my 55 yesterday - sub 94 delivered (ECP). Takes about an hour to change and a very basic toolkit. Save yourself some money and do it yourself. Can't be an easier job on the M113 than plugs.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:28 AM   #21
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If it's had a couple of services since, and a full one from a decent garage since, then surely they would have picked up anything?

Right price, yes go for it
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Is it the same for people who have used an independent garage rather than the Mercedes garage?
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:00 PM   #23
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Is it the same for people who have used an independent garage rather than the Mercedes garage?
I'd rather see a service stamp from a known independant than the main dealer.
At least with an indy you know the work is actually being done.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:04 PM   #24
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Yep that's my thoughts too !
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:32 PM   #25
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Bought 16 Bosch plugs for my 55 yesterday - sub 94 delivered (ECP). Takes about an hour to change and a very basic toolkit. Save yourself some money and do it yourself. Can't be an easier job on the M113 than plugs.
Oil and filter are easier and a drive belt.... if you have never done m113 plugs it won't take an hour, especially if there tight there a pita.
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A bit of an update on the service history....

Service 1 and 2 - carried out by main dealer on time..

Service 3 @ 23k miles (April 2012)- Main dealer - minor service- oil and filter

DSR says next service was 19k late....

Service 4 @ 51k miles (Dec 2014) - Independant specialist... Large service...brake fluid, filters replaced, spark plugs replaced, tramsmission fluid changed..oil filters changed..

Service 5 @ 60k miles ( Dec 15) - Kwik fit , invoice states -MOT, air filter changed, oil change using 5w30 triton oil ( not sure this is suitable oil for the car). Also says spark plugs changed but total invoice is <200


The above was carried out by the same owner...

The above is all suggesting to me that the car was not cared for as it should have especially for an AMG. Would this also be an indication of the how the car was driven etc...

Thoughts and comments appreciated....

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Old 02-01-2017, 01:37 PM   #27
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So no services recorded in 2012, 2013, and 2014?

Depends on year of registration, but I'd be surprised if the car pre-dates the move back to annual servicing, so it could easily be three missing services.

To add some balance, yes it would put me off. There are plenty more to choose from which have continuous service history.
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A bit of an update on the service history....

Service 1 and 2 - carried out by main dealer on time..

Service 3 @ 23k miles (April 2012)- Main dealer - minor service- oil and filter

DSR says next service was 19k late....

Service 4 @ 51k miles (Dec 2014) - Independant specialist... Large service...brake fluid, filters replaced, spark plugs replaced, tramsmission fluid changed..oil filters changed..

Service 5 @ 60k miles ( Dec 15) - Kwik fit , invoice states -MOT, air filter changed, oil change using 5w30 triton oil ( not sure this is suitable oil for the car). Also says spark plugs changed but total invoice is <200


The above was carried out by the same owner...

The above is all suggesting to me that the car was not cared for as it should have especially for an AMG. Would this also be an indication of the how the car was driven etc...

Thoughts and comments appreciated....
My thoughts are unchanged. Look for another.

Your spidey-sense is telling you that this is not the car for you, so listen to your spidey-sense and look for another.
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Old 02-01-2017, 01:40 PM   #28
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Doesn't mean services have been missed owner could have done them themselves which is what I used to do, you will be able to tell from the drive and condition if its a worry or not, wouldn't bother me if car looked and drove right
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Kwikfit 200 !! Lol
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Kwikfit 200 !! Lol
Enough said.
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