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2001 W210 e200 kompressor - useful life

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by peakmandala, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. peakmandala

    peakmandala Active Member

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    Hello all,

    I have a 2001 W210 e200 kompressor.

    I purchased it in late 2009. There was 47000 miles on it when I got it and there is now 78000.

    Since I have had it I have replaced a MAF, battery, droplinks and tyres. Apart from that reliability has been good.

    Im considering changing it for something else.

    Is it reasonable to expect 2 more years of reliable everyday motoring out of an 01 W210 with kompressor engine. Is it likely to start giving me serious problems now that it is over 10 years old?

    Advice and thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Devonian

    Devonian Senior Member

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    I bought my 2001 E200K six years ago with 45K on the clock. Currently has 140K and hasn't given any trouble apart from usual service items.
    I think with only 78K on yours you could reasonably expect it to go on for quite a number of years yet. How about the bodywork, is that rusting at all?
     
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    peakmandala

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    Thanks Deonian,

    The rust is minimal. As far as I can tell some little rust spots on the driver side front door and panel near fron door. I have monitored these and they dont seem to be worsening so I have left them as they are.

    I think I will carry on and take it to 100000 miles at least which would mean at least 2 more years driving for me.

    Thanks for input. Let me know if you have any more thoughts.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    The next 10k miles could be the cheapest miles that you will ever do,, keep it :D
     
  5. Devonian

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    I agree with Television, I decided to keep mine for the same reason, given its age and mileage it isn't really worth anything so as long as it keeps going and doesn't cost much in repairs then as Malcolm says it's cheap motoring :)

    If the rust isn't bad on yours with only 78K on the clock it should go on for ages yet
     

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