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Pick the new Mercedes you like best and find a used one like it.
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post #22 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 06:08 PM
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I would steer very clear of a Benz from 1996-2008. There cars were pretty much crap and built by monkeys for the lowest bid. Do not even think of the W220 bodies, as they do not hold value and the quality is on a par with a Korean car. Until the 2005 models, Mercedes built Chryslers and would not recognize that the quality had fallen so far. It took until recently for the quality to return. Sadly, the parts are no better than Toyota or Datsun.

The last really good S class was the W126, and the last E that was built by Germans was the W124. Best of that line would be the 1994-95 sedans.

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Sorry for the late response. Ended up getting a 2008 E350. The advice here was spot-on; this car is perfect for what I was looking for. Thanks for all the replies!
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Nice choice.
If you have any questions please visit our W211 section.
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post #25 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-15-2016, 05:35 AM
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We have a 2008 E320 (Bluetec). Bought new and have had NO repairs required. Preventive maintenance only.

A great place to sit on a long trip but I still prefer my W123.
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post #26 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-15-2016, 10:09 AM
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I just bought 2008 Bluetec with >160k miles as well.
Amazing car. Less worry with no airmatic and no SBC, but still have to get used to 7-sp downshifting and affecting braking.
Pretty hard to make smooth stop.
Now black car for California is another story. After driving black for 8 years, I went back to white one.

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post #27 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-15-2016, 10:35 AM
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BTW I noticed in 2008 MB installed dummy gauges.
I drive with scangauge that shows engine temperature changing from 177 to 215F, yet the cluster gauge is glued at 85C.
There are some reports about Bluetec seizing due to bad oil and I wonder if dummy gauge simply gave too late warning.

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A neighbor has a 2008 Bluetec and his gauge works from dead cold up to about 95.
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post #29 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-15-2016, 01:31 PM
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How he knows it is actual value?
There is reason why they are called "dummy gauges"
I just bought full climatronic for Bluetec, so should have another confirmation from it.
This is just site observation that should not affect normal use, but if you have vehicle that is very sensitive to something, accurate monitoring is crucial.
I bought ScanGauge for Ford 6l but with Bluetec questioned reliability, I might use it here as well.
So far looks like I can't read MB oil temperatures, but will keep on trying.

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Yupp.. even the LED bars on cluster show with 5C accuracy, the computer show 73C on climatronic, when dash gauge was already at 80C.
Same was at 101C, when dash show 85C.
Also did another test and checking the thermostat, did not refill the radiator. Took 2 miles before coolant warning come up.
Definitely dummy gauges.

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