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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
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first merc

hi all,
have decided to buy my firsy merc, its a c180 1999. runs great....any suggestions what to look out for in relation to maintenance and possible problems with it....

also it sounds silly but whats the significance of the W as in W202

thanks in advance for all the help and support

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Good luck and welcome - I've been on here a year or so - anything you need help with, somebody here will know about it!

Advice - keep it clean, polished, watch for rust (!) and DO NOT scrimp on the servicing, even if you do it yourself. No quicker way to automotive hell...

I think the W stands for Wagen (German for car) although I have never actually worked it out. I assume the WDB you see prior to VIN is Wagen Daimler Benz - I could be wrong!!!

2002 (C215) CL500 (Batmobile), Obsidian Black, 60k miles
2000 (S210) E320 Wagon, Alexandrite Green, 140k miles
1990 (C126) 420 SEC (Bruce), Astral Silver, 112k miles
1978 (R107) 350 SL (Boabby), Signal Red w/ silver hardtop, 115k miles

2004 (W209) CLK270 CDI, 32k miles
2000 (W210) E240, 70k miles
1997 (C140) CL500, 134k miles
1991 (W201) 190E 2.6 Sportline, 133k miles
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