Build quality of CE300/320 W124

roygarth

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Did the legendary build quality last through until the 320 ie is the 320 as well built as the 300?

I ask as a while back I had a 3 year old N reg C class that fell apart!

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Piers
 

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Must say the the build quality has not been an issue here at all no matter what the model, the 202 does not have a bad name for the best part
 

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Hi welcome to the forum ,I would second Malcolm’s assessments as from my own experience ,my M registered C200 (bought new) has been an excellent car ,beautifully built and a pleasure to own over the last 100,000 plus thousand miles that I have run it this last 15 years .It still looks like a car two years old with no rust . In fact I dread changing it as I think standards have gone down hill ever since about 1998 .

If you had one that fell apart you were very unlucky .In what areas did you have “fall apart “ problems because I struggle to believe it unless you unwittingly bought something that had been accident damaged and poorly repaired or very badly treated by its previous owner.
 

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Hi welcome to the forum ,I would second Malcolm’s assessments as from my own experience ,my M registered C200 (bought new) has been an excellent car ,beautifully built and a pleasure to own over the last 100,000 plus thousand miles that I have run it this last 15 years .It still looks like a car two years old with no rust . In fact I dread changing it as I think standards have gone down hill ever since about 1998 .

If you had one that fell apart you were very unlucky .In what areas did you have “fall apart “ problems because I struggle to believe it unless you unwittingly bought something that had been accident damaged and poorly repaired or very badly treated by its previous owner.

Yes its true, for what they cost to buy they must the the best value older car to buy,,they still look the part and give a quiet refined ride, sure some are neglected but they have always been around
 

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I ask as a while back I had a 3 year old N reg C class that fell apart!

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I bought a 3year old N reg C class and it was one of the best, if not THE best car I ever owned. I had it 2 years, Sold it to my Dad who ran it for another 7 trouble free years and when he got his E class, I was very tempted to buy it back and run it again myself.
 

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