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NEED ADVICE. Ownership of a Mercedes Benz

Postby h3llh3x » August 2nd, 2020, 10:06 pm

Good Day,

I've been wanting a Mercedes for quite some time and my tribulations have finally paid off. I've been looking at the C220d foreign used from the UK (14896 KM) , but before I make this commitment, I'll like to hear from the community (owners of Mercedes) of their reliability, maintenance and any other information that you deem fit to advise.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: NEED ADVICE. Ownership of a Mercedes Benz

Postby gt4tified » August 3rd, 2020, 12:56 am

If it ain't an AMG, don't bother importing one.

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Re: NEED ADVICE. Ownership of a Mercedes Benz

Postby j.o.e » August 3rd, 2020, 5:05 pm

I would stay away from diesel. You’re just going to run into the problems as long as we have low quality high sulphur diesel but the experts can chime in.

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Re: NEED ADVICE. Ownership of a Mercedes Benz

Postby 16 cycles » August 4th, 2020, 11:50 am

you cannot import foreign used diesel iirc....

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Re: NEED ADVICE. Ownership of a Mercedes Benz

Postby sweeks » August 4th, 2020, 9:20 pm

Good advice so far .... get the amg kit, stay away from the diesel esp if it's being imported. And budget for maintenance. This ain't no B14 you're buying.

State of the art, precision engineering that needs to be taken care off. Lots of electronics too which can be problematic at this. But the thrill and comfort of driving one is def worth it.

Besides that, the gas engines e.g. C180 has a 1.6 turbo which is very fuel efficient but you got to use premium and motor vehicle taxes will be at minimum. Most parts are easily available to source locally or online.

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Re: NEED ADVICE. Ownership of a Mercedes Benz

Postby agent007 » August 5th, 2020, 8:28 pm

If you have a mosquito problem then that c220d will come in handy to smoke out your property in a timing.

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Re: NEED ADVICE. Ownership of a Mercedes Benz

Postby amd-dude » August 6th, 2020, 1:34 pm

I would agree with all so far, stay away from diesel and make sure you on top of maintenance. I can't speak about the newer models I have a C320 W203 doing 330,xxx kms and no problems so far, only major issue I had was with the ABS module, swapped it and working fine. My aunt has a W204 which never gave her any problems and my cousin has a PDA series E250 with again no issues.

Just take care of it, and it won't let you down, if you do a lot of highway driving the comfort makes up for the price of ownership, when I make POS to south in any other car, I feel tired. Having said that if you want an alternative, the Toyota Camry is an excellent car.

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Re: NEED ADVICE. Ownership of a Mercedes Benz

Postby MaxPower » August 7th, 2020, 8:43 am

Hello h3llh3x,

I would stay away from any Used Euro.

Keep working hard my brother, go get that Showroom Mercedes.

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Re: NEED ADVICE. Ownership of a Mercedes Benz

Postby Ted_v2 » August 8th, 2020, 11:53 pm

not recommended at all.

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Re: NEED ADVICE. Ownership of a Mercedes Benz

Postby Calor » August 9th, 2020, 9:54 am

Buy a lexus

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Re: NEED ADVICE. Ownership of a Mercedes Benz

Postby Calor » August 9th, 2020, 10:00 am

agent007 wrote:If you have a mosquito problem then that c220d will come in handy to smoke out your property in a timing.


:lol:

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Re: NEED ADVICE. Ownership of a Mercedes Benz

Postby A172 » August 24th, 2020, 1:04 am

OP also keep in mind the 205 has been out since 2014 so it's officially the new sufferer benz like the 204 & 203 have been for years

wait a little for the 206 that's coming out soon

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Re: NEED ADVICE. Ownership of a Mercedes Benz

Postby Kenjo » August 24th, 2020, 7:15 am

A172 wrote:OP also keep in mind the 205 has been out since 2014 so it's officially the new sufferer benz like the 204 & 203 have been for years

wait a little for the 206 that's coming out soon

A Benz is a Benz is a Benz to most people

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