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post #21 of 28 Old 12-12-2004, 09:00 AM
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Hi!
My family possess Mercedes 2002 E200K, Mercedes 1995 E220 and Suzuki V8.
And I would never, never advise anybody to buy a Mercedes, especially a new one.
My old, 1995 MB performs much better than 2002 MB; and costs much less in repairs! My 2002 is a real pain, within 2 years I've had loads of problems with chassis and electronics. It is still on warranty, and I just dread the moment when it expires.
You can read the whole story at http://www.auto-master.com.ua/eng/merc_e.html
I supply all documents from the MB service station, and the letters I wrote to Daimler Chrysler along with their answers.
Hoping it could be of use to anybody.
Sincerely,
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Interesting question. I hope i can give you some hard bought experience.

I drive a 1999 BMW 528 (56k miles ) and my wife drives a 1998 E430 ( 80 k miles) we bought both new and has serviced both at the dealer at all reccommended intervals.

Besides oil changes I have replaced the front brakes and the Mass Airflow sensor on the BMW.

On the MB I have replaced every outside light bulb on the car. the Air Cond compressor, the Harmonic Balancer, Sunroof motor. all four power window motors. the battery, 2 valve cover gaskets front and rear brake pads and rotors, both outside mirrors. And very high priced rotuine service prices.

I like both cars yes somehow my wife got the v8 but I must admit that I have been shocked on the problems with the MB.
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I may be wrong in this assumption, but I suspect that most people become members of these on line car forums because they have a problem with the car and like to use the Internet for solutions to problems. That's certainly my case.

If that assumption is accurate, you'll get a horribly skewed and negative perspective on car quality for money-pit car you own and wistful envy for the gem you don't own.

I did the world's stupidest thing when I bought my first M-B: I bought it on reputation rather than research. It was like buying the same car twice, for all the expensive repair and replacement work I had to do or had to pay a competent mechanic to do. I believe I have one more major expense (new alternator) and I will have a sound car for another 100K miles or so. I bought the clunker for $3K (about $2.5K more than I should've paid) and have put about $3.5K into it. That's the 300E. But it's a nice car now, buddy.

Having learned a harsh lesson but fallen in love with the w124, I bought a '95 E320 at a very, very good price ($6K TT&L) and have paid next to nothing in maintenance. The difference was in having researched this forum and others to glean info and tips for evaluating a purchase and then sticking with the plan.

I am very happy with both cars, despite having spent more on repairs for the first than the dang thing cost me to buy. The second one is a driving dream machine and the first one is a great first car for my teenager. I think my long-term goal is to stay about 5-10 years behind the curve on new cars (most likely M-B) and be very, very picky when I buy. I've owned several new vehicles and have not been pleased with them. No more of that for me. But before I get into the newer cars, I want one more bite of the late-eighties apple.

If my luck will hold and I find the perfect 300 SDL....

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My family bought their first in 1969 ( a 250/8 sedan ) and I bought my first one in 1978 ( a 300D 123 body ). Between 1978 and 2005 I've probably had 15 different ones. Real change in quality when Chrysler merged in 1994-1995 time period. No comparision between my 95 E300 and my 81 240D... Go figure.
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are w221 good for 20000
would anyone buy a used s550 for that price because ive seen some go for as little as $17,900
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ARE 560 sel REGISTERED 170 MILE PER HOUR
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I had the same trouble with my Volvos... I was a Volvo owner for 25 years, but recently, their cars sucks and the service also sucks.

I'm planning to buy a Mercedes, but I still have this in my mind. Are they still the great car they used to be?
The days of quality engineering with Mercedes ended after the W126. Buy one now and expect to pay pay pay for maintenance, and I am an Old master tech, who is sadly dissapointed in the direction Mercedes have taken. Profits first now.

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