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I am Meyer from Kansas City and own a 1999 e430. It has 66,000 miles on it. I love the way it drives but the maintenace is very costly. I found this forum and hope to learn to DIY a lot of the problems.
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Welcome. You have learned a lesson that many Mercedes Benz ownes learn: while the price of a used Mercedes may seem reasonable for such a sophisticated machine, the maintenance and repair costs make the true price of the car much higher than the upfront purchase. It's very easy to buy an $18K Mercedes and put several thousand in it to keep it running right. If Mercedes never had any problems, they would depreciate much less and cost more used. DIY is one way to minimize the costs, but the parts are still expensive. But you have a great car and you will get much driving pleasure by keeping it in top condition.

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