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2006 C200 General Maintenance Cost
Hi all, I am not a Merc user at the moment and contemplated to be one. The only model that's within my budget and suitable for my lifestyle is C200, 2006 model. The only concern that I have in owning a Merc is the maintenance cost. I have seen many of my friends and business associates driving BMW 320 and the maintenance cost is so prohibitive.
Most of the problems they encountered such as Air Conditioner IC Chips malfunction and cost them USD 1700 to replace. Gear box gave way after few years of ownership seems to be a norm for BMW 3 Series. I have gathered many good comments on Merc and my German colleague was a strong promoter for Merc because he said Merc is the cheapest car in Germany if we are evaluating from the long term perspective. Merc involved very little maintenance.
I just need to get a reliable car, good comfort and safety for my small family. I won't be involve in any street racing and high performance is really secondary. Fuel economy is also what I am looking at since the gas price is on the rise. Ultimately, I don't want to get a car which I need to send it to the workshop once every 2 months for repair work.
Do you think C200 is a good car for me?