Originally Posted by pendry
Hi i am new in this forum but i have been wondering if i should buy a used mercedes c220 diesel and manual from the uk, what worries me is if the parts and car care are expensive as they say! i am mainly worried about the wear and tear parts that are more likely to be changed ( like brake pads, oil filters etc etc) so if there is anyone out there to tell me if its that much expensive or at least give me an idea of the prices that would be very helpful!!
if you go shopping for parts at MB dealers you will pay a premium. But OEM parts are available online and if you can wait a couple of days for delivery they will be much cheaper. The C220 CDI is no harder to work on than other vehicles of the same size and any competent mechanic can repair them.
I have a 4 year old c220 and other than a couple of minor failures repaired under warrantee there has been no other problems. Parts such as rotors and pads are the same price as Ford or Vauxhall components
But major components such as engine gearbox tend to be pricy but second hand ones are much cheaper are available if you know where to look