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Old 05-04-2001, 11:31 PM
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I gave a good lookover to this beautiful looking CE320 (110 K miles on the odometer, two owner car) this afternoon. It looks awsome (factory skirtpackage, Sportsline suspension, 17" AMG rims etc.) but for one thing. There is a lot of rusting at the back of it. All along the bottom of the trunk lid, below the rear lights on the inside corner, along the drivers door under the panel. Most of the rust is under the paint, but it is bubling up, except at the bottom edge of the trunk lid where it is very prominent. My 86' has some rust on it but nothing compared to this. I am just wondering what's up with that?!
Was there a recall regarding this (the mileage seems to be original judging by the interior and the exterior, unless it was repainted, but I did not see any evidence of that)?
One would find this amount of rust on a 10 years old domestic.
I am wondering if the car was rearended, but if it was the panel gaps are just perfect.
Any ideas? Thanks for your input,

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Old 05-04-2001, 11:47 PM
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WOW, could have been in the water. That's a lot of rust for a Benz, especially a '95..
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Old 05-05-2001, 12:03 AM
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Wow! That doesn't sound good at all. Is this a Northern car exposed to road salt? Both our 300Es are in excellent cond and have absolutely no rust.
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Old 05-05-2001, 12:21 AM
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Yes the car is in the frozen north, Toronto, Canada but so is my 86' 300E. It still does not explain all that rust.
I am just wondering if it is possible to fix it for good or once it is start rusting that is the end of it. 'Cause the price is attractive (maybe because of the rust hehehe), even though the owner claims he did not notice all of the rust.

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It probably be necessary to replace whatever panels are affected. I would suggest forgeting about this one. Sounds like it could be a money pit.
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Old 05-05-2001, 02:11 PM
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There is probably a water leak somewhere and when it rains the car gets flooded under the carpets
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