Date registered: Aug 2012
Vehicle: soon to be mercedes
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Help please/ need Mercedes advice
Aloha (yes, I moved to Hawaii, and that's part of my vocabulary now)
Really need some help/advice. I've recently been bitten badly by the Mercedes bug. I can't drive down the street without being drawn to them. I'm a valet attendant at a nice resort, which has made matters worse, as I'm constantly driving them now (for very short distances of course), and of course I've fallen in love with the comfortable interior, and the solid amazing way they drive.
So here's the problem. I'm not rich by any means. I currently drive a reliable 94 Civic that gets me around fine, and I have no finance payments to worry about every month. But I still can't stop checking out the used MB's on the island.
So, I've found a few MB's in the 2003 ballpark, and have found a couple with only 60K miles on them for anywhere from 10 grand to 15 grand. I don't have the money to buy one outright, but I could finance one.
HERE'S where I really need advice from people who have had their fair share of experience with them. Obviously if/when it breaks down, it's going to cost more than a Honda; that's a given. But a fair price to pay. But HOW MUCH can I expect problems, breakdowns, etc. Because I don't know what would happen if I was financing a car, and then had to drop a ton of dough on constant repairs.
Can ANYBODY please tell me what to expect? or is that impossible?
I greatly appreciate any and all input!!!