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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-21-2015, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Mercedes B Class - non running car

I've just been told that my Mercedes B Class 200 turbo needs a complete new transmission, or something to that effect. I had a issue with the transmission in March and that was fixed (approx $2k), but now it needs a complete rebuild (hope that makes sense). I've been given an estimate of between $5k-$7k and the car would have to be towed to a mechanic in Sydney to get it fixed from the place where it is currently at (a Automatic Transmission Specialist).

This car has caused me some grief and rather than getting it fixed I'm leaning towards selling it. Because its not working how do I go about getting it sold? Any advice greatly appreciated.
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You might want to go over to the W245 forum on this website. Most people wouldn't know a W245 if it ran over them. In North America, they were sold only in Canada.

You will find a number of posting about the cvt transmission. Since you're in Sydney, Au. try this Sydney mechanic (I lifted this from a post in the W245 section discussing the cvt and this mechanic knows quite a bit about the transmission and its problem. Maybe he can give you a little more insight about whether you need a rebuild or not.

"My mechanic's name is Andrew Brundu and his email is <> and phone number 61 2 9331 1478. He says he is happy to answer your queries. I'd love it if anyone who can could actually ask Andrew to fix their vehicles "

As for your question you don't have many options.

1)Sell the car as is. Likely to get little more than scrap value
2) Sell it for parts and then scrap what's left. Okay option if you'e handy at dismantiling and have the space for the car while its being stripped.
3) Not sure what the street value of the car is but get it fixed and then sell it. In Canada it would be alittle better than break even.

It's a shame about the cvt transmission reliability as the car itself is one of the better smaller cars on the road.
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