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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-03-2009, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone. I'm in the process of buying my first Benz. My oldest son owns a garage in Kansas City and every once in a while gets a car where the customer just can't afford the repair or decide to sell the car for what they can get out of it broken and buy a new one. In this case his landlord's 99 C280 with 92 K on it and it had huge tranny problems. When my son dropped the pan there were ball bearings in it. Needed a new AC compressor and MAP sensor as well. So I picked it up "cheap". Having a used tranny with 73k on it and 90 day warranty dropped in.

I own a 96 BMW 318 TI also and it's been completely resealed with all new gaskets, and a planed head. It has 20k more miles on it so I'll probably sell that one now since my GF has a 2005 325 XI BMW.

Looking forward to the Benz being my daily driver and my Mountaineer being for long trips with more people and gear.

Everything I've read about the C280 says they're rock solid and dependable.
If it drives anything like my BMW I know I'll like it.

Cheers from KC

PS... Once it get it cleaned up I'll post pics. It's a red maroon color with grey leather interior btw.
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Welcome to Benzworld, Roy!

Congrats on getting a very reliable Mercedes-Benz! I have a 2000 W202 C240

Drop us a couple of photos/pictures of your C280 in the W202 forum! Always nice to meet new W202 owners!

2000 E320 Estate (W210) Elegance in obsidian black -- Clear projector headlights w/ MTEC 6000K HID/Xenons --
-- 18" x 8.5" Genuine AMG alloys --

2000 C240 (W202) Elegance in emerald black metallic -- Avantgarde grille -- AMG pedals -- AMG gear knob/shifter --
-- TouchShift transmission -- 17" x 7.5" AMG Monoblock II replicas w/ 225/45ZR17 Michelin Pilot Preceda PP2 tyres --
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I am in KC too and just joined the forum today. Purchased n 91 300SEL this weekend and am getting to work. I will be doing a head gasket for sure and some front end work. I ordered the shop manual on DVD today so I can get cracken on the knowledge. We may want to get together some time and play Mercedes!! This is a whole new world for me. I am a 1969 cougar guy from birth but I just fell in love with this car when I saw it.

Welcome from a new guy!!

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Welcome KC guys!! Just a plug for our local club: Home | Kansas City MBCA Club Check us out, as we have a lot of members with experience and a lot of events planned for 2010

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