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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-20-2006, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking about getting a 1984 190E Mercedes with 170K on her.

I took it for a test drive and the tranny shifted a tiny bit rough. It wasn't exactly smooth.

Is this somewhat normal for this year and model? Is is something I should be concerned about?

I normally wouldnt ask this question, but it is a older car and I'm not sure if this year/model's shifting is that smooth to begin with. Thanks alot.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-20-2006, 11:09 PM
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Don't know about this model, but on my 95 E the tranny is a but rough until it warms up. I think this is pretty common.

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I have experienced a similar problem too. I used to have a 94 C220. The transmission did require some warming up to become smooth, especially at low gears.
However, my present 04 E320 does not seem to have the same problem, probably because I am using the C (= Comfort) instead of the S (= Sport) setting.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-21-2006, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input.

Yeah I was thinking sorta the same thing in the back of my mind.

Its in fairly nice condition and their asking $1500 for it.
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Its in fairly nice condition and their asking $1500 for it.
Paraphasing another contributor: "The most expensive car you can buy is a cheap Mercedes".

You had better be prepared to spend some more money on her, just in case.

Been there, done that - but if you want to drive a Benz, you have to start somewhere.

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if it was warmed up then there is a problem. if it's cold, then it's normal.

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yes it seems a little rough
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-22-2006, 08:59 AM
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Yeah
I got 96 C220 and the same rough shifting happens untill it warms up. This might get even rougher in winter time but no worries. My mechanic (dude works on Benz for over 20 years) told me that's quite normal for older models.
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