New member here needing some advice. Found a 2003 CLK 500 with 71K miles and front end damage sitting in a D.A. holding pen, it had been there for over a year, court case was over so I offered 4k for the vehicle and it was accepted. I was going to part out but after installing a battery to verify mileage and to see if the radio and other elecs. worked. They all did so we decided to check oil and water and put some gas in it just to see if it would turn over. Not only did it turn over it started(scared me silly) I'd like to say I cut the car off immediately because i did not want to cause any damage but the truth is it startled me by starting and my first reaction was to cut it off. Now I'm wondering if I should invest in putting vehicle back together or stick with original plan..... Any advice would be helpful.
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|07-03-2011, 07:48 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Oklahoma City, Ok
Drives: 2003 Clk500
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I'm just a little worried about the engine sitting so long.
No such battle ever occurs in the 2003 CLK because that obstacle is gone. Further, the front seats are electric, so a simple pull of the lever that flips them forward advances them toward the dash, and therefore getting yourself or a child back there is cake–as it should be in a Mercedes of course.
The Mercedes-Benz CLK is a luxury coupe you can drive hard without even realizing it. The chassis has the kind of stiffness Mercedes has only graced its SL roadsters with in recent years. Torsional rigidity has increased a very welcome 40 percent compared to the pre-2003 CLK.