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Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by Muyesky(m): 11:51am On Mar 31, 2020
A very good friend of mine is really crazy about this ride and I really want to know if it is worth the hype. It's a 5.5 litre V8 engine

Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by Muyesky(m): 11:52am On Mar 31, 2020
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Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by joshboo(m): 11:59am On Mar 31, 2020
Depends on diff factors in naija here, that's if he's in naija good ride but bad for nigerian roads, most people around here but it for aesthetics
Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by Muyesky(m): 12:01pm On Mar 31, 2020
joshboo:
Depends on diff factors in naija here, that's if he's in naija good ride but bad for nigerian roads, most people around here but it for aesthetics

Thank you sir. He is in Lagos here and I think the looks is the point of attraction for him also. Though the ride fine sha.... cool
Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by HeavenlyBang(m): 12:10pm On Mar 31, 2020
For one single reason, no. Airmatic is an expensive fix.

If he has the resources to immediately convert the Airmatic to a traditional strut/spring setup, then yes! The M273 is a beast of an engine. This car is basically a W211, so it shouldn't be hard to maintain.

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Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by Muyesky(m): 12:13pm On Mar 31, 2020
HeavenlyBang:
For one single reason, no. Airmatic is an expensive fix.

If he has the resources to immediately convert the Airmatic to a traditional strut/spring setup, then yes! The M273 is a beast of an engine. This car is basically a W211, so it shouldn't be hard to maintain.

Conversion in the range of how much sir?
Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by HeavenlyBang(m): 12:23pm On Mar 31, 2020
Muyesky:


Conversion in the range of how much sir?

Budget circa 550k for everything.

Could be cheaper.
Cc: Eddee

Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by Muyesky(m): 1:56pm On Mar 31, 2020
I just confirmed from an engineer and he said it will surely work.

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Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by AgentGoat: 1:59pm On Mar 31, 2020
Muyesky:
I just confirmed from an engineer and he said it will surely work.
For how much?
Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by Muyesky(m): 2:04pm On Mar 31, 2020
AgentGoat:
For how much?

420k and he said I can also sell the suspension that came with it for at least 50k each

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Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by BarrSly: 2:21pm On Mar 31, 2020
He said YOU can sell the suspension that came with it.

Meanwhile at the beginning you said A FRIEND is admiring the car.

In your heart of heart you know you are about to take a big risk which isn’t supported by a large amount of persons but however you are seeking validation hence the use of the word ‘MY FRIEND’.

Be careful ooo If your mind no catch am at all e men say e no catch am at all





Muyesky:


420k and he said I can also sell the suspension that came with it for at least 50k each

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Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by Muyesky(m): 2:32pm On Mar 31, 2020
BarrSly:







He said YOU can sell the suspension that came with it.

Meanwhile at the beginning you said A FRIEND is admiring the car.

In your heart of heart you know you are about to take a big risk which isn’t supported by a large amount of persons but however you are seeking validation hence the use of the word ‘MY FRIEND’.

Be careful ooo If your mind no catch am at all e men say e no catch am at all






Yes boss, I had to act like the owner so I can get the best bargain or idea from him.

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Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by Eddee(m): 9:44pm On Mar 31, 2020
HeavenlyBang:


Budget circa 550k for everything.

Could be cheaper.
Cc: Eddee

It's not a 4matic, just checked the pictures. Even if he buys brand new parts, he'll have some change. Going with Aunty Radu's estimate. If he has ears he will listen to your advice and avoid that money pit. The engine and interior are just about the only reliable components in that Merc. Body kits and just about any other thing are very expensive.

And nobody will buy his airmatic suspension (balloon/bags) for 50k, dem no dey fear you.
Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by HeavenlyBang(m): 9:36am On Apr 01, 2020
Eddee:


It's not a 4matic, just checked the pictures. Even if he buys brand new parts, he'll have some change. Going with Aunty Radu's estimate. If he has ears he will listen to your advice and avoid that money pit. The engine and interior are just about the only reliable components in that Merc. Body kits and just about any other thing are very expensive.

And nobody will buy his airmatic suspension (balloon/bags) for 50k, dem no dey fear you.

Lmao, I just realized that the car is squatting even in the Copart pictures.

How's your R/T treating you? You never update boys; e no good o
Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by kernniejay(m): 3:49pm On Apr 01, 2020
I will personally say No. Even if you convert, you wont have a very smooth and perfect ride, your ride will still somewhat be bumpy because the car came originally with baloon, if you change to spring, the baloon sensors will not be able to understand the springs and therefore, vehicle computer will not be able to interprete accurate road topography and indentations on the wheels/tyres.
I will advise, if you are really a benz enthusiast, you save more and go for a C300 Nigerian use (or E350) with all suspensions intact rather than this money pit as someone called it.
Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by Lexusgs430: 4:45pm On Apr 01, 2020
Have they already gone south?..... cheesy

Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by EgunMogaji2: 4:29am On Apr 02, 2020
I’ve always found this model to be ghastly looking.

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Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by Lexusgs430: 6:10am On Apr 02, 2020
EgunMogaji2:
I’ve always found this model to be ghastly looking.


I prefer the newer model..... Their curves are alluring........

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Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by Billiebaba(m): 7:10am On Apr 02, 2020
OP, I know it's your money, but i they beg you don't let attractive looks of the car to you woo you. It's completely a bad idea to swap out the air suspension. It gives serious and acute migraine later on.

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Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by Bigdre31(m): 7:22am On Apr 02, 2020
HeavenlyBang:


Lmao, I just realized that the car is squatting even in the Copart pictures.

How's your R/T treating you? You never update boys; e no good o

it goes up or should I use the word pumps when it recognises the key @ the ignition

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Re: Is Benz Cls 550 (2008) A Good Buy? by HeavenlyBang(m): 7:34am On Apr 02, 2020
Bigdre31:


it goes up or should I use the word pumps when it recognises the key @ the ignition

It should, yes. Until you notice that the front isn't sitting.

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