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Old 08-21-2017, 08:50 PM
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considering a good used late model GLK of E class

Got the dreaded call from the lovely Ms engatwork this past Fri. Seems CPS died and left her stranded with the bull dog (05 E320 wagon showing 280k miles). Took about an hour to get there and get her, dog and car home. All I have heard since is talk of a "new car". Keep in mind new car to me is not the same thing as new car to her. She threw out the name Suburu because the oldest step daughter and her hubby drive fairly new Subbies. Anyway I'm looking at either a GLK350 non 4Matic, '14 E350 or '14 E250. Personally Im leaning towards to E250 but it is at high end of price range. I will have to upgrade car diagnostic tools if I get the 2014 cars.

I've actually been looking out for a 05/06 CDI for a couple of years but I'm thinking she is getting tired of me "looking".

She averages 10k every three months and is currently driving a 98 E300 which is probably what she should be driving. What do yall think?

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Old 08-21-2017, 10:08 PM
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40k per year? Something from Toyota, rear-wheel-drive, without a CVT. Tacoma crew cab? RWD 4Runner?
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:10 PM
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Kia Rio.
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Old 08-22-2017, 01:12 PM
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Howdy Jim,
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Old 08-22-2017, 01:14 PM
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I would choose a GLK over an E-Class. I like the way they drive much more, but that's just me. Lots of nice CPO GLK's out there...........
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:51 PM
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Just got home in a new to me and the lovely Ms engatwork white 2014 GLK 350, non 4matic. Got a good price on it and traded in a 2005, 290k mile E320 wagon. Needless to say I did not get much for the wagon but it still sure drove out good on the interstate.

What sold me was the "elevation" of the drivers seat in regards to getting in/out.
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:05 PM
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What is the CPS that failed?

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Old 08-23-2017, 06:56 AM
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Crank position sensor.
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Old 08-23-2017, 10:48 AM
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Isn't that a fairly simple fix?

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Old 08-23-2017, 11:31 AM
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That looks like a nice vehicle Jim! What color? It's 2wd?
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:17 PM
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Rear wheel drive and white. Once they are on the lift it takes less than 5 mins to change cps.
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:26 PM
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Man I'm sold on the GLK. A couple of things are how easy it is to get in and out of and after keeping tires on a 05 E320 for awhile to see the 800 treadwear rating on the tire sidewall. I'm not a fan of the fuel mileage but man what a nice ride. The wife is going from, currently, a 1998 E300 with a cassette player to a 2014 GLK with all kinds of neat chit on the navigation. I don't have any doubt that it will be as good a ride at 250k miles as it is now with the proper care. It has that "feel" to it if you know what I mean. I'm starting to like it as much or more than the E class.

This is the first car in 20 years that every thing worked when I drove off the lot. I think the last three were towed to the shop and sold to me after I got them going.
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Timely post as I'm also looking at 2014-2015 GLK's for the missus. Might I inquire to what kind of pricing and mileage of the vehicle?

Did you add any CPO coverage?
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:21 PM
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77k miles, $23k. No CPO. The lovely Ms engatwork loves it. Seems to average 23/24 mpg on interstate at 80.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:45 PM
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That's great appreciate the info

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