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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-03-2015, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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R350 or R500 2006

I hopping to find some help on which car to focus on. There is a 350 with 56K at a local dealership but before I could take it for a test drive it had to be fixed with Mercedes, something about the suspension. There is another 500 that has 76K miles. I like a little more power, but I know with more power one looses some MPG. I also have read that the 350 engines are prone to more problems. Is this true? Any suggestions would be grand.
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I would stay away from the 2006 R350. It has not had a track record that MB is proud of.
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thank you! This confirms my research.
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The 500 engine is virtually bullet proof however the car is still prone to the typical R series problems such as rear air bags rear hatch issues etc. I wouldn't touch one without a proper PPI. Good luck on the hunt. I've been tempted many a time on an R series but my wife is not crazy about vans.
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