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1999 C240 v.s. 1999 E320 v.s. 2003 C200 Kompressor

Hi there,

I am looking at buying my first Mercedes and wouldn't mind some advice from Mercedes owners!

I am quite keen on a 2003 C200 Kompressor with 85,000km but I read a few reviews/forum and reliability seems to be a recurrent theme and I think maybe I should get an older / proven model.

I am thinking either of a 1999 C240 with 110,000km or a 1999 E320 with 150,000km.

What do you guys think?


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Lot of folks in US will not buy C class because of size.
I am biased to E class and 320 engines are passing 300,000 miles marks and going for 1/2 million.
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I am like the E320. I have had a couple Mercedes with the same engine and I have been happy with them.

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Any 722.6 automatic transmission produced until mid 1999 can fail because of a defective needle bearing. The chances of this happening with any particular transmission might be low, and there are many of these transmissions that have been running until now without such failures occurring. But it has happened to more than a few people. On my 1999 E320 the transmission failed and had to be replaced at 108 k miles. A search on the forum will yield more information about this issue.
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