Alain_Dupuis

presentation Alain

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hello everybody,

I own a 2001 CLK 200 Kompressor cabriolet, purchased almost a year ago with slightly over a 100.000km on the odometer and only 2 owners. The car had a few things that neded to be sorted out, especially the handling that was kind of vague. A full set of shock absorbers and a steering damper cleared most of it. Other than that there were slight cosmetic issues inside that got easily fixed. I had to change the water pump and a couple of hoses that were leaky. Most annoying was a problem with the gearbox that needed a rather costly visit to a specialist. And the last thing to give me trouble was the rear window regulator that had to be replaced.

Otherwise it is a really nice car that I enjoy driving every day.

I own another CLK in my home country, France, a 1999 320, also a convertable. Perfect for holiday rides in the countryside. In 5 years I only had to change the baterry and a sensor for the aircon.

Other than that, I have been living in Singapore for the past 20 years, maried and a 15 year old son.

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Welcome !

Nice ride.

Looking at those headlight makes me miss mine W211.

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Nice ride you have got there! I am also a fan of w208. If my judgement is right. There are only about 5 units left on Singapore roads. You are one of th lucky 5. Hope you will take good care of this beauty!

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I was looking for one for quite a few years. They are extremely rare to come by. I could not resist. The price was nice, the condition looked good, the mileage was low, only 2 owners. To make it even better, the color combination is unusual and classy. I had my regular mechanic to check ang he gave me the green light.

I will renew the COE in 3 years and enjoy the car forever. If all goes well this is my final car in Singapore.

I know of only 3 other W208 all convertibles as they were advertised in SGCarmart over the past year when I bought mine:

- a white 200, the add disapeared suddenly 

- a blue 230, single owner, sold recently

- a heavily modify black 230

I have not seen any on the road for over a year.

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