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I'm only going to be living here (left my '69 280SL in the US) for a few years but I need to have a good car . What are the common W202 problems that I should look out for? Any other buying advice would be appreciated.
 

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It's all here...

What you want to know plays out on this section of the Forum every day...

The key problems are the organic wiring harnesses in the early models '94-part of '96. Front end parts wearing out sometime after 100,000 miles. Transmissions that have never been serviced because of faulty service advice from M/B. The list goes on. Spend some time reading the back pages and you'll get a good idea what to look out for.

Good Luck and Welcome to our corner of the Forum:thumbsup:

C as in 220
 

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Check the "Common problems and their solutions" thread that's stickied at the top of the W202 forum. There's loads of helpful stuff in there :)
 

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I agree!

The "Common Problems & Solutions" thread really helped me a lot when I bought a 1995 W202 slightly more than a year ago. You'll surprise the mechanic with the knowledge of the car after reading up the postings by the members here......great help!
 

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holy shit its used?!!!:eek:

yeah i went to advanced reply for that joke. wanna fight about it
 

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Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Test driving later today.
 

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Also be sure to avoid those with badly repaired, involved in heavy accidents.
 
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