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Introduction - kleva from South Africa

Hi All

As my first post on the forum, courtesy dictates a brief introduction before I start posting all over the place.

My name is Kevin and I live in Durban, South Africa. This is my first Mercedes and so far have been exceptionally happy with the purchase:
* 1997 C230 (W202) Right Hand Drive (as we drive on the left) made by Mercedes Benz in South Africa - 230 000 km's when purchased

As with any second-hand car there have been a few things to sort out and this forum has been invaluable over the last few months (browsing as a guest), and thought it was about time to start contributing back and also explaining some of my unique challenges.

In South Africa it is commonly perceived that a Mercedes is a car for the rich and as a status symbol, but the older vehicles (8+ years) go for a song (mine only costing about US$3480 or GBP2150) in full working order. Which is cheaper than most VW's of the same age.

Cheers for now.
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