What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled Final rebuttal to the buy this used 10 year German super sedanadvice

This is why you don't buy a 10 year old german super sedan over a new Camry:

On the right are the plugs from cylinder 12. They look similar. However the residents from #12 are aged only 6,400 miles. Surprise! A closer look by the tech located valve stem seal leaks in #12 that appeared to be the cause. There were similar but less pronounced leaks in #11. The cost to replace all valve stem seals was quoted at a rate of roughly four semesters at community college. We passed.

Our test is now officially complete and it's time to sell. This CL65 could be yours. Go ahead, make us an offer. Please?

Total Cost: $4,586.72

Total Days Out of Service: 18

Note: abusing Carmax extended warranties Demuro style is still ok, if you want to spend the $3600+ for the warranty its clear you will get your money back (very quickly).

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