Buying a classic C-Class – what should I check?

I am currently looking at buying a classic C-Class W202 (1998 model). It has 130k on the clock and is priced at £5700. Are there any known issues I should be aware of?

Asked on 16 November 2016 by Neels

Answered by Honest John
Interesting car. They sometimes crop up at Historics classic car auctions. Needs to be very carefully checked for rust because 1998 - 2003 was the period when all Mercedes rusted badly due to poor pant preparation. Anything else is here:
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