BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jan 2012
Vehicle: 1989 560SEL
Location: Louisville, Kentucky USA
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Wow I can't believe how long it took me to find this thread... I haven't been out of the W126 forum much.
River City Imports, Dutch Bogard in Jeffersonville.
NOT River City Imports at corner of Mellwood and Brownsboro.
LOL! That uh, yeah that clears up a lot.
Pre-purchase diagnosis "This car is great, needs nothing but freon".
I drive it, radiator light, starts overheating, driver window doesn't go up, few other noticeable things.
So I take it to Autobahn.
One day before a 10 day trip, I get a call, "We're up to three pages now, you're gonna spend like 8,000 on this car."
Ugh. I call back the first place - wtf? He says "Oh their mechanics make commission they have to find stuff wrong."
Love how mechanics trash each other...
So I see another 420sel in my neighborhood, track down the driver to ask about his mechanic, and he recommended Motorwerks in New Albany and told me to talk to Ben. They do mainly Mercedes and Volvo and they often have used parts to save on costs. I've been happy with them. They did a whole long list of things including "tie rod assembly" (sp?), later I went back to get blower motor fixed. Total spent so far 1100.
It's a trek though for me especially for littler things. Right now there is a wiring issue with the headlights. (Got new bulbs yesterday.) Brights work but not low beams, on driver side.
I"ll come back and post the places I've been told to check out. Sure would be nice if AngiesList had more on mechanics.