Date registered: Apr 2009
Vehicle: 96 E-320, 91 190E, various and sundry Euro and American vehicles
Location: N/W Chicago in the cornfields
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Just put my E-320 up for sale.
I no sooner got the (2nd) coil replaced, and I started it up, and now the SRS light is flashing, and the drivers window finally crapped out.
This was supposed to be the car that replaced my 190E, but it just cannot be trusted.
The 190E is a totally different car from a quality standpoint has been flawless.It's not near the car the E320 is from many standpoints, but quality? It went to hell after that 190E body change. Problem is, the car is 18 yrs old, and finally some rust has barely started, and it has so many miles I won't trust it on a long trip.
If you want to believe the quality has returned, go for it. I work on these things, and don't see any certain improvement, and for the cost of these cars, they should be bulletproof. They are far from it.
These will be my last 2 Benzs unless I buy one as a collectible. For a daily driver?....fagedaboutit.
(Oh, and my 91 Mustang GT has been bulletproof, fast and dependable since the day I've owned it....For all the abuse I have put it through, it should have blown up years back, and it has NO issues....NONE ! I run the Piss out of it on a regular basis, and it has cost me virtually NOTHING!)