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I'm a 25 year old from Pittsburgh, PA and looking for some information on a MB that i'm looking to maybe purchase. I'm in the market for a early 2000's luxury car, most likely with higher miles (90K - 130K) ... I'm looking at BMW, MB, Acura, Lexus and Infiniti....
Here's my dilemma... the 3 japanese cars are all very nice, and have a great repuation for being reliable, long-lasting cars.... the German cars, not so much... but i also know that people usually only get on the intenet to b*tch, so I'm trying to determine where i wanna go...
I'm looking at a 2001 C240 with 130K miles on it... looks clean as a whisle inside and out... honestly, one of the nicest cars i've looked at... HOWEVER, I am concerned with the reliability of the car and worried that it'll kill my wallet...
I know this is an MB forum, so i'm expecting to hear good things, but i'm also hoping for some objectivity.... What kind of problems do these cars have? are they reliable in the long term?? I'm only ever owned domestic cars, and i've always had good luck... change the oil and take care of the car and it lasts forever... I have a 410rwhp naturally aspirated Corvette (with a 150 nitrous shot when necessary) that never gives me fits and has been a gem... I'm not looking for a performance car with the MB, but i am looking for somethign that will stay on the road, be reliable, and not cost me an arm and a leg....
Any thoughts/help/suggestions is greatly appreciated!!!
It's good to hear feedback on the later W203 cars. I knew they got better later, so I assumed the 2003 would be better. My 2001 being such a disaster I was hoping that they got them sorted out. My C240 was the last new MB I ever bought. Great behind the wheel, but reliability was not MB like.
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