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Too funny!For a guy that's in the Middle of Nowhere, it's obvious why he's getting so much business. His 20' neon sign says "We Fix All Mercedes W210s-Whether They Need It Or Not - Free Courtesy W140s - Our Repairs Never Take Less Than 30 Days - All Major Bank Cards Accepted AWA Sub-Prime Mortgages" All he's missing are the day old donuts; correction he's got those too.
I have just gotten fed up with them. I would love to like Mercedes, but they are not for me. I have owned a '94 SL74 that then became an SL600 after I stole the engine for the W140, a '99 SL500, an '87 190e 2.3-16 that became a Sonax DTM car, a '96 C220, and I still own my '72 280sel that is undergoing a full restoration with help (parts wise) from the Classic Center in Irvine. Mercedes are wonderful cars, but far too much of a headache for me. It's far too long of a story for now, but I came to run the MB shop mostly out of "convenience" (and to keep the head tech around). Besides the W108's, I have yet to find another MB that I truly love. I paid a measly $1200 for the 280 with 155k on the clock and two prior owners. It is a total POS at the moment, but even so it was far more enjoyable than all the other Mercedes. It puts a smile on my face when I take it for a spin, whereas with the others I fret constantly about something breaking lol.Geez, MB Fahrer, for a guy who doesn't own a Mercedes, you sure like to trash them. If you have owned one, you ought to list it instead of your RENNtech "give away".
He's like a doctor that complains about all the sick people coming to see him. Ugh.
Cheers -- Greg
2000 E320 Sedan - Brilliant Silver
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Funny coincidence, maybe. I just hit 130,000 on a 1991 Camry and it's one of my daily drivers. I've put money into it as well; a power steering pump, 3rd water pump, a couple of timing belts, valve cover leaks, and 3 half-axles (leaking CV boots) come to mind. Not to mention a pretty expensive service every 30,000. But cosmetically, it looks as good as any car I know of that sees daily action....I used to have 97 Camry with 130K miles, it was a good car but also put some money on it...
See, even Camry need to put money on it to keep it running. I live in California so no problem at all with rust. However, my parents live in Canada Montreal, they do anti-rust every 2 years. They had a Integra 92 and sold it to a friend and still runs today. its almost 20 years car but if you maintain the car it should be OK. Montreal snows a lot so people prepare their car with anti-rust for $90.Funny coincidence, maybe. I just hit 130,000 on a 1991 Camry and it's one of my daily drivers. I've put money into it as well; a power steering pump, 3rd water pump, a couple of timing belts, valve cover leaks, and 3 half-axles (leaking CV boots) come to mind. Not to mention a pretty expensive service every 30,000. But cosmetically, it looks as good as any car I know of that sees daily action.
Don't be scared of W210, its very reliable. People post in here because they have problems, issues..... There still a lot of W210 owner in this planet so all the comments are from around the world (most from US) but there are so many W210 out there with only this posts. There are more Mercedes enthusiast than Camry that why more people post in Mercedes forum. You won't find Camry forum talking how to change engine mount.......Gee, I was about to start looking for a really nice W210 E320 with a reasonable amount of miles. Then I read the many posts on this forum and got cold feet; I mean really cold feet. I'm thinking now just to keep my '78 280SE, which is in excellent condition. Poor gas mileage, but cruises well and looks so very "classic." W210s do have a big advantage over my '78 in at least one critical department---a/c. Oh, well.
Are you getting bad w210s? Well of course you are. They are supposed to be broken down if they have to come to you. Just like a physician who mostly sees people who are sick. He rarely sees healthy people in this office who are health conscious and getting their yearly physical. You just got a bunch of W210s in. That's all.Well I am now the general manager/owner of a MB repair/sales shop… I am flooded with all these W120's! Every single W210 that drives into my shop has; high miles, broken glowplugs, a/c problems, seat switch problems, CAN issues, sensor nightmares of all kinds, overheating, etc, etc, etc… I used to think the W140's were the "worst" Mercedes to try to keep running, now I truly believe it is the W210. Anybody have any insight into this? Am I just getting bad W210's or are they roaches in general?
Just curious! Hope I didn't offend! :thumbsup: