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Old 03-14-2017, 10:18 AM
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2012 ML350 w/just under 6K miles

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I am taking delivery of a MB certified 2012 ML350 with just under 6K miles in a couple of days. Having the tires swapped out before delivery. Does anyone have any thoughts on any other items that I should have looked at with such a low mileage car? The certification process should evaluate all the fluids and the battery. I know that the brake fluid was swapped after 2 years like the service manual dictates. Just based on its condition I know it was in some kind of climate controlled garage most of the time. I'm just curious if there is anything outside of the certification process that I should get eyes on? My plan is to verify as much of the certification list that I can on my own. It's not that I don't trust the stealership but... I don't trust stealerships.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:16 PM
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if your getting it from a mercedes dealer you should be fine, from what i understand they go under a harsh process before even putting it on the lot so you should be in good hands. Did you test drive this car?
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:01 AM
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if your getting it from a mercedes dealer you should be fine, from what i understand they go under a harsh process before even putting it on the lot so you should be in good hands. Did you test drive this car?
That's what we [the consumers] think. That's not the case with all MB dealers.
On the bright side, if there are any problems, they are likely to fix the issue without giving you too much run-around if you bought the car from MB dealer and the car is still under [original/CPO/extended] warranty.
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I did drive it and everything sounded and felt ok. I'm just a little nervous about a car that sat around for so much of its life.
its got a year of bumper to bumper certified warranty. I just have to hope that any issues present themselves during that time period.
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Old 03-15-2017, 02:43 PM
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if I may ask, how much did you pay for it?
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A little south of 36K
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Replace the battery NOW!
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Auxiliary battery is probably ok
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When is the warranty up on that? I would think it started from the original in-service date which may have been back in '12. That would mean the bumper to bumper warranty is already up and you're already into the CPO warranty.
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We got it with a year of certified bumper to bumper warranty. Sadly, I just dropped it off back at the dealership... Picked it up Thursday night so a whole whopping 3 days. They put new tires on it and had a rim fixed before we got it. Now I have a significant rumble between 40mph and 60 mph.
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