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163 vs 164

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Looking to replace my 2005 163 with 190,000 miles on it for something new. I was looking at a 2004 163 with 30,000 miles on it, but the seller wanted $9K and I got cold feet and bam it was sold. I would really like to find a 2010 - 2011 164. I think the ride will be better, but are they more difficult to repair? I have to say my 163 was one of the easiest cars to work on I have ever had, part of the reason I was looking at replacing with another 163...but I would like to upgrade a little after 10 years....

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The W164 is not really any harder to work on, but it is much more complex. The W163 had one body computer - the AAM. The W164 has front and rear SAMs, plus various controllers for the doors, seats, steering column, etc. Like the W163, it has its own set of issues, but the forums are full of great info.

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The W164 is not really any harder to work on, but it is much more complex. The W163 had one body computer - the AAM. The W164 has front and rear SAMs, plus various controllers for the doors, seats, steering column, etc. Like the W163, it has its own set of issues, but the forums are full of great info.
was just researching the difficulties in putting on a trailer hitch on the 164...the 163 was pretty easy....thanks for the note.
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Yeah, if you need to tow, I'd look for one with a factory hitch already installed.

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Looking to replace my 2005 163 with 190,000 miles on it for something new. .

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190,000 you have barely broken it in. You do qualify for the first tier award the 250,000 Km radiator badge.
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Joe thanks for the like. I am serious about the badge we got a dealer notification and have the paper work to fill out.

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My daughter has 218k on her 163 and it's running so strong ir worries me.lol That is a solid car.

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My daughter has 218k on her 163 and it's running so strong ir worries me.lol That is a solid car.
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We picked up the 350 for our daughter, mainly due to the fact that on the 500 we had just changed the transmission fluid. Took it on it's first road trip to Spokane, on the way back I stopped at the Spokane Dealer and ask for a courtesy fluid check. Out steps the shop foreman with a rag and the special tool (dip stick) he looks and says:

"An ML, I have 3, I drive a 500, my wife a 350 and my daughter a 350, In my opinion there is not a safer car on the road, there is so much steel in them especially the doors".

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