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Im, thinking of buying a w202 as a first car. Can anyone tell me if its a good idea (expense wise). we have a BMW in the family and it has been very reliable is the W202 much the same?
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Im, thinking of buying a w202 as a first car. Can anyone tell me if its a good idea (expense wise). we have a BMW in the family and it has been very reliable is the W202 much the same?
The w202 has a lot of maintenance issues. My first car /is/ a w202 and I'm pretty lucky that my mom got most of the expensive maintenance taken care of before giving it to me. Go by the w202 forum and you will see some of the common problems.

Other than that I love it. It's very comfortable, looks good, fun to drive, and the c280 performs well.

Whether or not it is a good idea basically depensds on how much money you want to put into it. I don't mind paying for the maintenance because it is such a good car otherwise.
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I'd go for a late model car. They got better over time.
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