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Another E Class or Something Different?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Warrior, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Warrior

    Warrior Active Senior Members

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    I'm probably going to change the car next year, I must say my E320 has done everything i've asked of it over the past two years, and has done so in comfort & style, so my choice is between another E class saloon, or possibly a Chrysler 300C (the missus thinks they're ugly but I quite like them)

    If I stay with MB and go for another E class the one thing I want to ensure is that I definately leave the 'SBC pump club' so my question is when did they consign the SBC system to history?

    I will probably be able to stretch to an 07/08 ish E Class, does that get me away from SBC?
     
  2. malcolm210

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    Definitely - Facelift >06 without SBC

    check up on Inlet Port Shut-off Motor probs. Keeping an eye on the Turbo seals for oil leakage at each service should avoid oil contamination on the IPS and replace seals if leaking.
     
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    Wise choice and 06-06 to be exact,,, we certainly do not get many problems with them at all
     
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    Thank you Malcolm(s) :)
     
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    Well I hope this helps, after 2 years in a 530i BMW I'm back in a E Class as of last weekend sad I know but it felt like coming home. Nothing wrong with the BMW at all it is just not a Mercedes.
     
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    I had a 57 plate E320 Cdi and it was superb..
    I can confirm they have a good old fashioned tried and tested SERVO brake set up.
    Also with the face lift E class they apparently made over 2000 improvements / modifications over the old one.
    I remember mine drove like a much smaller car than it actually was.

    With regards to the inlet port shut off motor problem.. I note now that some forward thinking mechanics are replacing the troublesome seals every other service as a precaution..
    This is far, far cheaper than replacing the motor and then the seals as well.
    Think of the seals as a service item that is done every other service...
     
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    how is that beast doing now?? Must say if the wife gets her way and buys a FIat 500, then the smoker we got is going and will be replaced with an E500 estate. I have seen a rather tasty 7 seater one up for sale too.

    However, the SBC issue is no longer worrying me. It is just like every other car, a part that may or may not go wrong. I have a used warranty that covers it, but it may never fail.
    I know when we worked for Fiat and their EPS systems were failing like crazy, and a £1000 a time people were going mad (especially when you think they were under 7k NEW!) however, it didn't take long before some company smelt a profit and found a way to successfully produce and exchange unit. Price dropped over night, now they are probably pennies.
     
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    Steve@Avantgarde Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    I like the sound of that!!:):)
     
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    yes mate, fist place it'll find itself will be on a ramp in your workshop.................making sure it's all above board and proper.

    However, have found a few 5.0 E500, but seems the later facelift had a 5.5 V8 388bhp one.......now that sounds tempting!!!!
     
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    500 estates are pretty rare, it won't hang around long. Get it bought
     
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    .......just gotta get the wife a Fiat 500 first, then i can have mine!
     
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    I got talking to a guy in Tesco car park with a 55 AMG estate, he did not know what the AMG was:( he just said its a bit too fast for him and rather thirsty :D He bought it as his wife liked the colour
     
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    seems about the norm in London. Many are like that, bought cos it looked nice or colour, wife chooses that bit, husband specs it so it looks good on drive......yes i am jealous, but not because they live in London though!
     
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    It is sad though when the AMG bit will never get used, it will make a good car when it comes onto the market again :D
     
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    I'm going to decide over the next few months and will be going for a test drive in the later (V6) E320CDI, i'm still keen on the Chrysler 300C so will be trying both.

    I'm currently selling my Mitsubishi GTO TT weekend toy too, and thinking of a Crossfire to replace it as they seem to be going for very reasonable second hand money, I test drove a Crossfire last weekend, what a sweet sound from that MB motor, and it is everything I want for a sunny weekend blast in the summer....that is if we actually get any sunny weekends next summer!!
     
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    The 300C has the 211 V6 with the 5 speed box and the 210 chassis. I did 100k miles in my facelift 211 320CDI, it wasn't however without problems. The 7g box took a long time to get right (numerous software upgrades), inlet port shutoff motor failed (and the turbo) as well as the gearbox valve pack a 50k miles. It wore grooves on the inside shoulder of the front tyres, the cause of which was never fully understood.

    Having said that as I didn't commute in it I was averaging over 39mpg in it and it was a very very nice car to do lots and lots of miles in. Find a good one with a decent warrant and you'll not go far wrong.
     

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