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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-19-2004, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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4matic maintenance/repair costs?

I am looking at a used 2000 e320 4matic wagon with 135k miles.

All appears well but I have read references to 4matic being expensive to maintain and repair.

Please let me know your horror stories of 4matic repair and maintenance costs.

I would like to know the worst case scenario. $3000-5000 to fix failed 4matic?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-19-2004, 09:29 AM
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RE: 4matic maintenance/repair costs?

If your car is a 2000 model year then you are well out of the horror story zone: all those tales are concerned with the very first try at 4Matic, which was on the W124 series in the late eighties. I have an 88 4Matic which is just starting to act up at 160k miles, and I'm not looking forward to the quote from the mechanic!

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03 CL500 (Black/Grey, 48k, Comand, 7GTronic, Keyless Go) 302 Bhp
01 E430 (Silver/Black, 112k, Comand, Lingua, 7 seats, tow...) 275 Bhp
97 SLK (40k, Yellowstone, partner's car!) 200 Bhp
03 A210 AMG (Black/Black, 63k, project rescue car) 140 Bhp

...I make that 917 Bhp...!
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