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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-05-2004, 10:13 PM
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RE: reliabilty...

As a W126 owner...I agree!!


But I think you wanna take that back....(or make exceptions)

1994-1995 W124 have the "E' letter first
and...
1992-1994 W140 has the numbers first and the letters second and they're crap
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RE: reliabilty...

AMMENDED

"Anything with the old nomenclature, numbers followed by letters is reliable on or before 1991"

How's that? [8D]

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[:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D]
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RE: reliabilty...

I understand from the surveys that the ML series does especially badly.

Steve
London, right in the middle
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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RE: reliabilty...

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Compared to the modern Benz' - yes...

but stay away from the cheap C class...PhatBenz will tell you that...

BTW, the C-class in Europe isn't as suciceptible. I think it's all this OBD2 wiring....
To my surprise ... C class drives very well. The dealer often give me a C class when my cars are inservice. I drove the C240 twice and they were just fine. The C230 (99') was well too. They seem like they have as much power as the SL500! [:)]
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RE: reliabilty...

The issue isn't driveability (which I agree with you)...it's the reliability....which is on par with a Dodge Neon
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Just read:

http://www.lemonmb.com/index.php


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Anything with the old nomenclature, numbers followed by letters is reliable [:D]

Anything starting with a letter and then the numbers started to go down hill.

Just my 2 cents,

Tory

No, you were right the first time:


Just remember:

“Letter first is the worst…�

“Letter last is a blast…�
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hahaha!

That's hilarious, cheeky, clever and most of all, true!

You're awesome,

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-285 hp@5200 rpm, 324 lb/ft@3750 rpm
-2.65 limited slip diff
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RE: reliabilty...

http://www.autooninfo.net/ReliabilityPercentranksMercedes.htm

this website reviews and rates the reliability of all cars,including Mercedes from 1989 to 2000. As you can see the 1989 and 1990 E-series gets the highest reliability ranking for Mercedes in that time frame. Somehow Age is factored into the equation.

The 1989 and 1990 300E have the 103 motor, and get a B / B+ rating. Lots of Lexus models get A and A- ratings. According to this research, (in comparison to the newer Lexus models the newer Mercedes models get bad reliablity grades).

I've driven the W123's since 1979, I prefer the 280E / 280CE 110 motor and have not had many major problems, or big repair bills since 1979. The reliability problem I had with the W123 diesels is starting them in the winter, other than getting them started in winter, (which is an important part of reliability) the 240D/ 300D are very reliable cars that will easily last for 300,000 miles.



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