Originally Posted by Benz-o-mania
Hey,my bad luck -yes.Bad luck for almost 80% of the users here-yes.What else?Don't you see it's not just me?Do you really need to spend almost same money you paid for the brand new car to keep it running for a while?Isn't it wrong?
$6000 95' honda civic with the same miles will last 250-300k WITH NO MAJOR ISSUES.I believed the Benz can do at least the same.I was wrong.Or maybe it will-but with the next $6000 invested in a repairs.
You gotta make a like with like comparison here. We've had 4 Benzes in our family and had very little trouble with any of them.
The first, a 1984 230E, four things. First was a blocked injector, second a bit of rust, third a flattened battery-(entirely our fault), and the last cold start problems.
The second a 1989 420SEC, four things. First more rust, second the ignition control module went and third the transmission became rough, and lastly again cold start problems.
The third, a 1996 CL500, again-four things. The mini AC sensor fan, second the auxiliary fan, third yet more rust, fourth valve body went.
The fourth, a 1998 E430, two things so far. The exterior bulb failure indicator, the second is rust-(again). It seems there may be two more problems still to come with that one going by how the others went.
I don't think that's bad going at all.
To compare a car like that that has so many more things built into it with a Honda Civic which I assume is a somewhat basic cars doesn't seem like a fair comparison. Find something of equal complexity to add a little more weight to your argument.
Personally I think Jap cars are absolutely horrid, (Nissan Skyline excepted), I would rather have a car that was three times as unreliable as one as long as it was three times as nice to drive.