my first Benz - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
dallas260e's Avatar
Date registered: May 2009
Vehicle: 1988 260E
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
my first Benz

I have purchased a 1988 - 260E from the dealership in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. (it was the dealers mother's car)

While traveling in northern Africa I rode in many Mercedes Benz taxis to see the country of Morrocco. After talking to some of the drivers, i found that some of these cars reach a million miles on the odometer! Living in Canada means there is a LOT of highway driving. I wanted my vehicle to LAST. So the choice was clear.

After buying the car a few minor things happened. The two front power windows stopped working within days of each other (the back passenger window hadn't worked when I bought the car). I lifted the lower console and switched the back left switch to the front drivers window and it started working again. (i figured if the back passenger wants it down they can do it themselves)
The front passenger side didn't fair as well... so I've ordered a new right side switch for the front window. (fingers crossed)

Other than that the only faults on the car are the Radio antenna staying up and the headrests only power down, not up. not a big deal, but the SRS light has come on for short bursts a few times on the highway. (haven't had a chance to get the techs to check this yet.)

All in All , I love the car. It's been a fantastic smooth ride and very solid feeling compared to any other car I've driven.

I think I've been converted for life.

I may have some questions in the future so this is why I've joined the forum... thanks for having so much information that I've been able to use already.


Dallas in Saskatoon

1988 Mercedes Benz 260E
dallas260e is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 09:06 PM
BenzWorld Elite
GogglesPisano764's Avatar
Date registered: Feb 2008
Vehicle: 1983 300D Turbo Diesel
Location: Brewster,NY (Putnam County)
Posts: 1,799
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to GogglesPisano764
Welcome to Benzworld!

Yes Honey! Thats how they sound! Its a diesel!
MBCA Member
1983 300D "Schultz" (Relocated to Canada)
1983 300D "Klaudia" (My new love)
1985 300D (Whipped then Stripped)
1985 300SD (In way over my head and let go)
2002 Suburban Z71 (Eats gas stations during trips)
2004 Aveo (Only because I enjoy stuffing my fat ass in a tiny car. Oh and it gets good gas mileage)
GogglesPisano764 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
Mercedes-Benz : 300-Series Mercedes Benz 300 SDL(AMG) LIKE 560 & 420 SEL on eBay 48hp W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 8 05-03-2009 02:15 PM
True Benz Power - What A Benz Was Built To Do - Making The Impossible, Possible! Zonet Off-Topic 2 03-21-2009 05:44 PM
When did Chrysler Buy Benz...and why would benz allow that? kdude87 Off-Topic 9 02-11-2008 08:21 PM
PURE GERMAN BENZ VS. DAIMLER-CHRYSLER BENZ Prochambers W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 22 02-06-2004 09:36 AM
Any car magazine for Benz or mostly talk about Benz? ... Andy ::Vancouer:: R170 SLK-Class 5 05-20-2002 03:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Title goes here

video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome