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I have a W164 2006. A lot of problem! So i am going to change a new car, seem not many car can choose, should i go for a new R?
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Are you willing to bet that the '06 problems are ironed out by '12?

Others may be able to advise better than I, but don't the W251 and W164 share the same platform and I imagine many of the same components and probably also the same problems? If so, the question may be would you chance a current ML given your problematic history? What I don't know is whether '06 was merely the troublesome first year and the various problems were ironed out by '12.
 

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Multiple sources I have read indicates that MB's in 2012 should be much better than the '06s. 2006 was the tail end of MB coming out of a huge quality crisis (of their own doing) that began in the late 90s. They have admitted publicly what a mistake that was and have really been working to improve quality in recent years. They will still be very expensive to repair though so an extended warranty is probably wise.
 

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finally bought a new R300 Cdi. My ML320 Cdi is gone! The turbo was broken. Too much problem of my car...

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I talked to a service guy in Mercedes, he said even R300 and ML320 CDi is a same car but beucase my R300 is a facelife model, all problem should be fixed.
He said next time, don't buy any Mercedes when they first come...
Let see W166 owner...



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