Date registered: Jan 2014
Vehicle: 1995 Mercedes C220
Location: Southern California
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Hey guys, long time lurker, first time poster (first time car owner as well).
I was recently Craigslist bamboozled into a '95 C220 that needs a lot of work I didn't expect to (and don't reallllly want to) pay for. A MB stealership estimated close to $4k worth, not including various interior issues (dash lights and speakers). I'm still not sure how I want to handle everything but would at least like to start with the engine/trans mounts and wiring harne$$ and hopefully get the Check Engine light to go away (it didn't pop up until after the purchase, of course).
Would it be best to call around with my list of repair estimates to see who's more "affordable"? From what I've read in these forums, it looks to be between Minksy (which is five minutes from work) and South Bay (a few minutes from home) for me.
Does anyone know, of hand, which place would be best for my situation?
EDIT: Oh, I forgot a question. I've read in other threads about buying wiring harnesses (and other parts) and taking them to shops, rather than paying for the shops to get them?
Last edited by TracerBullitt; 03-09-2014 at 05:04 AM.