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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Mercedes
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles
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Considering 2009 SLK 300 with 34k Reliability What usually

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Considering 2009 SLK 300 with 34k
Reliability
What usually goes wrong
Repair and maintenance costs .. Should I worry
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

is the top working perfectly , u need to try open and close it several times to be sure , major expense if not working

they are pretty reliable car that is low mileage for a 2009 model .

i dont expect you having problems at this mileage other , wear tear parts , like brakes , belts & fluid changes

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
ford dealer selling 12 mo power train warranty
I'm just concerned about repair costs
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

If you buying it , take it to dealer spend $100 on full diagnostic report , this way they can run a test on the convertible top

and the rest of the modules for any what we call pending fault codes are about to come out .

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ford dealers advertised 110 point inspection
Think it would still be worth the 100 for MN dealer to check
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
MB dealer
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

at this mileage i would not worry about , problems usually mercedes start having issues around the 100 k

but not major stuff, as long as you keep oil changed regularly it want give you problem always use oem oil filter and mobile 1 full synthetic oil

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok thanks for help
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

I would because the ford dealer techs are not experienced with benz cars neither the scanner can communicate with all the car module like the dealer can for initial buy i would

also this way when u take it they will tel if there is any open recalls and they will fix for free and also tell you the car history

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

but i do have to say 34k is low mileage it should be a really clean vehicle

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

what color is it?

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

these are the specs on it , it has good gas mileage

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK300

Luxury vehicle

4.8/5 Edmunds.com8.7/10 Kelley Blue Book

Model: 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Curb weight: 3,208 lbs

Horsepower: 228 hp

Engine: 3.0 L V6

MPG: Up to 19 city / 26 highway

Wheel size: Front 17″ diameter, 7.5″ width; rear 17″ diameter, 8.5″ width

Dimensions: 162″ L x 70-71″ W x 50-51″ H

Configurations

MPG (city / hwy)

SLK300 Manual Convertible

17 / 26

SLK300 Automatic Convertible

19 / 26

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It's red and looks pretty sweet .. FL car, price seems Ok, 4 previous owners, but doesn't look like anyone rolled many miles on it...
My big concern is dropping big bucks for some computer module or something
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

well all these module are available on ebay or germanautoparts.com , The key is to find a local shop that has a capable scanner .Now days if you have an Iphone or samsung you can dowload an app that you can run the test on it , all you have to do is go to amazon and buy a wirless OBDII plug that conenects to the diagnsotic plug in your car ,the app and your phone and then you can retrieve all the faults code for this car only , so if buy the buy the $50 software for your specific car and buy the OBDII plug for $50 and You save a lot going to dealer to know why .

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

when you get the codes than come back here and ask one of us what is the problem , with these codes you can get very close to whats wrong , then you buy parts and take it to repair shop and just pay him labor.

Just giving you ideas

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

That is in case you have problems but you might drive it 200k miles and all you do is belt brakes and fluid changes

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'm looking on Amazon for the obdii plug
Not sure which one to buy
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

key with mercedes vehicles is regular maintenance

dont skip a oil change, always use oem filter,full synthetic oil and change cabin air filters, and do the 50k service at dealer and 100k service , if u do that should be a good car to ride.

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