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Old 03-15-2009, 01:06 AM
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W204 advice

as the go to guy for Mercedes at work my boss asked me about a C350 she found for sale at the local ford dealership.

As far as I know it is a 2004, with 40k on the clock, fully loaded. She asked me what to look for and etc. I told her I only know pre '93 cars with only the w210 chassis being the newest I kinda know. I told her to at least get a PPI at the Mercedes dealership but will find out more for her
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDon View Post
As far as I know it is a 2004........
If it's a 2004 it's probably a C320, W203. If it's a 2008 it's a C350, W204. Both are great cars, but if it's a W204 it has some factory warranty remaining. Either way, a Pre-Purchase Inspection is a must!!!
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:39 PM
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There was a W203 C350 in '06-'07. The engine carried over to the W204.

If the car is indeed a 2004 model, then it is most likely a C320, with the M112 V6 engine.

In general, the W203 is a pretty decent car. The reliability and quality are not up to par with the W204 (or its predecessor, the W202), but they are still nice to drive.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:00 PM
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they ended up getting a used E350 from the Mercedes dealership with a star marked warranty on it and like 20k on it for a little more than the C230
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