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Last name Higgins... 20 Years old March 29th 2009..
When my grandfather passed away he left a small sum of $ to my name... My grandmother gave me her extra 91 Ford Explorer when she bought an 03 as a reward for graduating high school ;]

When my 91 Ford Explorer was stolen for a month I used the $$ left from Grandpa to head to car dealer and purchase something to get around!.. I could have chose between some obscure Nissan which may have cost significantly less to fix up over the years, or my 94 Mercedes-Benz C220..

So I chose the nicer looking of the two and paid 6,000 w/ a 1 year warranty for the C220. The warranty helped me replace a bad drive shaft, and a transmission mount..

.. The warranty didn't help me replace the 2600$ head gasket leak, or the brake vacuum servo line... or the wiring harness..

I already took care of the head gasket.. the car runs great now.. it has 153,000 miles. I put new rotors on the back brakes and new pads on the front.. Had a valve job done w/ the head gasket, replaced all the spark plugs, changed the brake servo line...

I still have an ABS Light and SRS Light on, but my mechanic told me it's probably due to the wiring harness since he had serviced those areas. It does make a loud clanking noise only when braking from drive to reverse, or vice versa.. but that's a minor problem...

I noticed someone else had a problem going uphill w/ the car.. Mine has that problem too, but it has become slightly better w/ the head gasket job being done.

The next things I have planned are (major) Wiring Harness for about 1400$, after that I need to do the front Tie Rods and leaking shock. After those jobs are done I hope to buy new rims and tires and slap them on and fix the alignment (which veers to the right currently)..

I love my car. It feels smooth compared to others... Though my older friend drives a relatively newer S500 with an in-dash player/deep dish chrome rims/ and 2 15" subs.. But someday I'm gonna have that AMG I've always wanted to drive. ;]
-So Cal
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Welcome to Benzworld, sounds like you have your hands full with the car, good luck with the repairs. Try the search feature it may help you with your repairs and of course post questions for more info.
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