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#285 of 294 Re: How much for a '08 R350 4Matic? [gforaker]
Jul 02, 2012 (8:39 am)
Thanks 'gforaker'. I am looking for this in the DC area. Do you know where I can check on the engine issue - any link?
#286 of 294 Re: How much for a '08 R350 4Matic? [adkol]
Jul 02, 2012 (10:21 am)
Get the serial number and call your local dealer service dept. They can look up the engine number and tell if your engine is in the Balance shaft problem area. They have a number of service bulletins.
Service bulletin is here - link title
From another forum:
M272 (350) engine up to Serial #468993 or M273 (550) to 088611. The material for the balance shaft sprocket and the timing chain guide wheel (idler) was modified on engines past the serial numbers listed above.
If engine #is within range, reference DTB S-B-03.30/08j JUN09 for repair under factory warranty or extended warranty. Out of warranty have SM involve MB rep covering dealership to consider/approve goodwill repair given defective part was installed production
Not all engines in the range will have problems. This affects all MB cars with the 350 M272 engine, not just R Class. MB is now helping owners with the problem, but the help varies according to your relationship with the dealer.
#287 of 294 Re: How much for a '08 R350 4Matic? [gforaker]
Jul 02, 2012 (10:39 am)
Thanks 'gforaker'. I got the engine nr as 27296730937118 - how do interpret from this? Thanks so much for your help - really appreciate it.
#288 of 294 Re: How much for a '08 R350 4Matic? [adkol]
Jul 02, 2012 (10:47 am)
I'm no expert, but it looks to me that your last 6 digits "937118" are above the problem area 2729..30 468993 listed in the bulletin. Your local dealer SA could tell you for certain.
#289 of 294 New R350 2012 buying price.
Jul 11, 2012 (9:20 pm)
I got an offer from a local on Mercedes Benz on R350 for $8000 less on MRSP. The MRSP of the car is 62,525 and he offered it for 54,525. Is this a good price for this model. The price includes premium package 1, parktronic, 7 seat option, blind spot assist, panorma sunroof, rear seat entertainment, heated front seats.
Any help is appreciated.
#290 of 294 Re: New R350 2012 buying price. [veena1]
Jul 13, 2012 (8:28 am)
It sounds like a good price to me. The R class will not be sold any more in the US though it will be sold in most other countries.
#291 of 294 Re: New R350 2012 buying price. [gforaker]
Jul 22, 2012 (1:36 pm)
you should be able to get at least 10k if not 12k off
#292 of 294 R380 2008 price
Aug 01, 2012 (2:00 pm)
Hi, would you consider a price of 25k on a 'good' condition 2008 R350 gas with the Harman stereo / backup camera and less than 40k miles fair?
private party sale (I am the buyer in this transaction)
#293 of 294 Re: R380 2008 price [adkol]
Aug 02, 2012 (7:49 am)
I just did a search on autotrader for 2008 and 2009 models within a 500 mile radius and that seems like a decent price. It depends on options and condition. Having the car checked over by a dealer or good German independent garage would be recommended.
#294 of 294 Re: R350 2008 price [adkol]
Aug 02, 2012 (10:24 am)
I guess you mean R350, not R380. That sounds like a good buy. Tires are expensive, so I don't know what 'good' means. However, if you have the back-up camera, you have a good package of upgrades. Snatch up the extended 100K warranty before the 50K runs out. You have to buy it from a MB dealership... with these cars you WANT THE EXTENDED warranty, in my very experienced opinion.