I am honestly blown away by some of the answers to my post.
You guys have some fantastic advice for me.
-Yes good advice on handling only the easy maintenance/repairs myself.I definitely don't want to tackle a transmission replacement myself.
_ I work on the road and I have a RBM which I deliver parts to, I will ask the guys in receiving one is almost a buddy of mine.
-I love your answer.Thanks!
-I did check your W210 changing brakes tutorial, I would probably would tackle that with a buddy of mine that has some knowledge of brakes.
Not impossible by any means.You seem to really know your stuff, congrats!
-I am looking at a S430-Class W220 2000-2002 model black with tan leather inside, I dream of it LOL! but I will probably enter the luxury car market with a C-Class to get confortable with them. I like the ML 320 too.
-I tend to look at bargain cars but I tend to check everything also before I buy and cover my bases.That's great advice thanks!
-Definitely don't want to tackle the hard stuff. Oil change, break pads, filters to start are fine then move on to other stuff that I can manage.
I am not trying to become a MB mechanic, just trying to keep some cash to take the wife to dinner in the MB!
-That is one good post my friend, extremelly smart advice on getting a reliable car that has been well taken care off.
Last year we bought my wife a Ford Expedition and we did our homework and it has paid off so far, the wife loves it (It had 1 owner with all maintenance black on white, we drove it to our trusted mechanic and for $70 he said it was immaculate.)
You all rock, I am going to keep looking and researching, the S-class is in the lead, but strangely the C-class is not far as a second as I am a little scared of starting with a S-class monster. Then third is the truck ML 320.
I don't like the W210 mid class as much as I used too for some reason but I would put it fourth.
Thanks to all again