reliability

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    W212 Facelift E250 CGI reliability

    I am looking at a beautiful example of a 2014 E250 CGI with 72k miles on it all the optional extras I could ever want and a beautiful spec as well. I am coming from a 2.0TDI Passat and fell in love with the E-Class once I drove a 2010 E350 CDI but decided to go for a petrol instead. My question...
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    R231 SL500 -- or SL63 -- reliability/comparison

    So, I sold the SL55 -- I wanted to keep it forever but reliability worried me and I needed the cash for an investment (which is currently paying off, hence my new questions) I am now daydreaming of an R231 early SL500, or possibly the SL63 - But the first question my wife asks, what about the...
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    C220 bluetec AMG Line anyone done high mileage

    Hi everyone. I have an opportunity to buy a soon to be ex lease, late 2014 C220 Bluetec Manual AMG Line saloon. 70k miles. Although the mileage is pretty high, I know the owner and the car has been carefully driven on mostly A road and motorway, well looked after both inside and out. I realise...
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    Advice on buying a used E/C class

    Hello, We would like to buy a E/C class after being frustrated with our recent cars. We are looking to spend around £5000 on a used E class or C class. One thing that we are worried about (apart from some rare but pricey repairs) is the servicing. We used to own two 190s in Diesel back in...
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    Longevity

    Whilst googling for other stuff I came across the following http://www.fleetbusiness.com/pdf/DD7.pdf published in 2010 Which deals with survivability rather than reliability of Canadian cars.. for those of use who look to buy something to last, it's of interest, and much more relavant...
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    About to buy a W220 and need some advice

    Hello all, Having read many useful posts on this forum, I am about to buy a facelifted W220, but I still have a few outstanding questions after doing some searches and would be most grateful to hear from any s class owners: - 1. I read that the airmatic should take about 30 secs to raise...
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    Diesel or Petrol

    When browsing the forums it seems to me that there are many more threads related to problems with diesel engines as opposed to petrol engines and I wonder why. Perhaps the easy answer is that there are many more diesel engined Mercedes on the road or, alternatively, that current diesels are...

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