Date registered: Dec 2004
Vehicle: 1985 300D Turbo
Location: Westchester County NY
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mercedes quality (II) and advice/ help
I have a 1985 300d turbo which I love, but my family is thinking about getting a new car and possibly a mercedes wagon
there have been several posts recently about mercedes quality, and since the last post was so huge, i thought id start a new one
[QUOTE=190Evoluzione]The perception of MB in the UK is unfortunately similar to their
image in the US. The main bugbear here is customer service - MB dealerships
packed with rude young men who know f**k-all about anything built before 2000.
Amen to this--I had to have my valves adjusted on my 1985 300d and the dealership bearly gave me the time of day. And i have heard that the last full hand built mercedes were in the 1960s--correct me if i am wrong
I have asked many people as to the quality of todays mercedes and generally the response is that the mercedes of the late 1990s-early 2000s were not that good, due to slipping quality controls, and complicated electrials both nessisary and "extras" which due to their newness often had many gliches.
Now people are saying that mercedes is getting its act back together, and that the new cars are improving each year, with better quality control and helped by the smoothing out of the daimler chrysler merger.
What do you think about the quality of mercedes today vs 5-7 years ago--do you agree with the above? Also, as a side question, how much should one expect to pay for mercedes dealer maintainance for the first few years--most have told me this is where the real expenses lie
thanks for your opinions
Last edited by bulletproof diesel; 02-13-2007 at 08:49 PM.