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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-07-2005, 02:49 AM
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Bad news indeed. It makes me shock for awhile, how could three-pointed star on our hood could be hampered with quality problems like that.

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Check out www.sesh.com for a new online book outlining some of these problems.
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Interesting...I was thinking up upgrading my 2002 430clk to a CL500 or CL600 but now I am not so sure

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well maybe they are talking about like the old 80's 300e/180e type cars.... cuz ... wow... ive never heard of the e class being unreliable... the people that i know that have them only have to do the regular tuneups like oil and such... peculiar...
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Some light reading might be in order:

GOOGLE
http://www.google.com/search?q='consumer+reports'+%2B+mercedes&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Consumer Reports
http://money.cnn.com/2004/11/08/pf/autos/cr_auto_reliability/

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Hi Chris,

That http://www.sesh.com/ site is very good. Lots of info.

Last year, while getting my MB repaired, I was told "the W126 represented real MB quality" & newer models in general weren't as good.

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Consumers Report: I believe very little ( about nothing) on what they say about cars and who they survey. I had a 2003 E320 best car I ever owned till the SLK350 came out. Lets remember Ralph Nader.
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Hi redSLK1,

I wish we could forget Mr. Nader. His early work on automotive safety took much of the 'soul' out some really wonderful vehicles of the '60s. For example: the MGB sprouted giant rubber bumpers, E Type Jaguars lost the glass fairing over each headlamp, mechanically satisfying chrome toggle switches on the instrument panel morphed into plastic rockers.... wheels lost their knock offs... etc.

Sorry, I digress.. lost in the '60s..

For some balance to this thread, I refer to a the mbusa page below that follows the essence of MB best: LoveMercedes. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

http://www.mbusa.com/microsite/brand/index.jsp

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I have to say on the web you can find anything bad about any manufacturer of any type of car. I just dont have these kinds of issues with my car, im a Mercedes loyalist so here I come cl600 or 65 (dreaming), plus you arent going to get looks in you toyota camry

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