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Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Stevie77, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Stevie77

    Stevie77 Member

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    Hi guys, just wanted some feedback please. Thinking of buying a 2003 e class 270 diesel. Has done 100k with fsh, not sure if it's Mercedes tho. Looks really clean and high spec. :neutral::neutral::neutral:
     
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    Great car but research the valeo radiator issue.
     
  3. Steve@Avantgarde

    Steve@Avantgarde Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    That will be the only gripe to look out for really but should be sorted by now.

    Make sure it has a FSH too.
     
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    Stevie77

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    Yeah, that's what I thought it would have been done or gone by now!!! Was it not done as a call back then ? Also what does it cost to get it replaced ? Is it hit and miss if they go or is it just a matter of time !!
    Thanks for the replies anyway
     
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    No call backs. Very expensive, if auto transmission is badly contaminated and ignored too long. Like said , usually already blown and repaired. If not, new radiator costs under 200€. Overall, pay attention how automatic transmission is working, should be smooth and firm.

    SBC brakes is another big issue, if unit already changed, should have plenty of miles ahead. Otherwise prepare up to 2k costs, if cannot refurbished by software.

    Low mileage, try to find out is it true? (basically rather easy to cheat, diagnose software will show if done poorly).
     
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    i have an E all beit a 320 diesel. Purchased it used with 92k and FSH, but i got a warranty a boy i am glad i did.

    I had the drivers door lock packup - locks bounce due to broken spring, new units have a modified part fitted to them.

    Duo valve failed - had cold air from front vents, hot air from rear. Kindly replaced by Cole @MBS while on holiday!

    Leaking Valeo rad -yes even at just under 100k it had not been replaced, but was done along with new torque convertor by Steve @ Avantgarde cost of around £1500!

    Cooling fans packed up, ouch at £815 for just the unit

    Soft closer on tailgate failed to shut boot - £300

    as you can see in the first 6 months we had a rough time, but all were covered by a warranty. Yes we got REALLY fed up with it, but now (touch wood) we have nothing but good times. For the money of these cars you do get so much comfort and i'd be hard pushed to want to give it up, as i'd really have no idea what to replace it with!
     
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    I have my eye on the old E class, this has made my mind up - no!

    In my family, we have 2 E class car bout on the 60 plate, both going strong, so may get the newer one in a few years.
    :)
     
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    The w211 model from 2006 onwards Steve had over 2000 improvements to its predecessor so is probably the one to look at as a used purchase. "Touch Wood" mine is still going strong after 17 months and 30,000 miles.
     

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