Date registered: Aug 2008
Vehicle: 2008 E320 Bluetec, 1988 560SL totalled unto death). 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1983 300CD
Location: Greater Metropolitan Beaverdam, Virginia
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We have a 2008 E320 BlueTec
My wife bought it new and I seldom drive it. She insists on dealer maintenance and will not let me even change oil. Only about 50k miles but ...
NO corrective maintenance to this point. Preventive and servicing only. I find that remarkable in such a complicated car. Looking under the engine cover, I can't imagine performing an r&r of any engine components or accessories except for basic servicing. It certainly is no OM617.
It is however lightning quick and a very nice place to sit. Also gets 10mpg better than my W123 300CD. That too is remarkable for such a big, heavy car.
I still prefer my basic, honest W123.