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Old 07-11-2019, 04:58 AM
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Default Paint condition

As I have never purchased a used car more than five years old, I am not sure what constitutes normal when looking at the condition of the paint for an 11 to 14 year old car

- many stone chips and white marks on the hood and front of the front fenders
- small dent on the lip of the rear fender, probably from a door ding

Would you buy a car with these paint flaws or it it normal?

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Old 07-11-2019, 06:23 AM
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Default Re: Paint condition

Sounds like normal were and tear. Wether you purchase such a car is strictly up to you. Be advised you can't take it to a dealership for any maintenance. Some independent European import garages will have the knowledge to work on them, but it is much better to learn the car and do it yourself. These are great machines. Made by Mercedes in Germany.
I have had my 2005 for ten years now and take very good care of it, but I drive it and consequently it to has the paint chips on the front. Headlights can be easily polished clean to look brand new if that is necessary.
 
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