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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.

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Dallas in Saskatoon

1988 Mercedes Benz 260E
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