Considering buying a 2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport, black/charcoal, 76K miles, asking $14, 988. Please help.
I am considering buying a 2004 C230 Mercedes-Benz, Black/Charcoal, 76,029K miles, vin A613378, asking $14,988 from Lake Norman Imports, Denver, NC 28037.
I am trading in 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva, 50,000k miles, great condition, always garaged, purchased new. Dealer is giving me $2,500 for Olds which brings cost to $12,488 plus taxes, etc. There is no warranty. Dealer is offering me warranty for $1,875 for three (3) years or 45,000 miles.
Dealer also figured a 4.49% interest for 60 months (5 years)at $265.00 monthly payment for me.
Also, I had them check the brakes and was told back brakes are good and front brakes are half worn (looks like original Mercedes brakes are not on the car). Checked rotors and the front looked worn out plus do not match back wheels (back wheels are solid and front wheels have holes).
I am very worried about the transmission going at 80,000 miles (I heard this happens, of course could be wrong). The car looks great, no dents or scratches, and interior is super clean.
Also, is it true that the car holds it value? Please help me with your answers. I am a little nervous about buying this car. Thank you for your time and attention.