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    New 500E owner

    Drove it home 900 miles from SF to Van. Car performed well although quite a few things were revealed after the first 50 miles. Now to address the 20 or so minor and not so minor (expensive) needs. Not thrilled with the seller's representation of the car.


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    Re: New 500E owner

    Well Sam, don't know whether to congratulate or send condolences, but rest assured that most of the items can be methodically rectified with patience and sometimes a lot of $$$.
    The guys here are super patient and there are many "how to" procedures to help you.

    So, I say congrats!
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    Re: New 500E owner

    Congrats from a fellow west coaster. Now to keep filling it's belly with $1.50/litre gas. Fun times!

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    Re: New 500E owner

    I experienced a similar situation, but slowly and surely getting things sorted. Congrats...great looking 500E. I'll echo Trae that this community is great.


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    Re: New 500E owner

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    The good:

    Body panels check out to be original with no evidence of collision repairs.
    Paint is original except for new clear coat on hood.
    Factory stock inside and out.
    No oil leaks from either engine, transmission or diff.

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    Re: New 500E owner

    That's a good start. The car looks to be in good shape.

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    Re: New 500E owner

    Very nice. That steering wheel leather also looks to have been replaced. I think.
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    Re: New 500E owner

    Welcome Aboard Sam,

    Looks like you have a nice example of our beloved 500E.

    Please post more pics ASAP!!

    Tell us about your trip home. You can get a lot of help here w/ any problems.

    Good Luck w/ your new ride.
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    Re: New 500E owner

    Looks great! Interior looks clean and original. I like the black on black. If it's a CA car then it most likely is going to be rust free or minimal. Might want to pull the battery in the trunk and just make sure it's clean under there. That is a possible trouble area.

    Lots of knowledgable people here to help fix any issues and a lot of parts are still avaliable online or thru your MB dealer. Congrats and hope you can get the few issues fixed up.
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