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Looking at E300 hybrid

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Huggy0504, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Huggy0504

    Huggy0504 New Registration

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    Hi Guys,

    Looking for a bit of advice, I'm looking at buying an 2014 E300 diesel hybrid but unsure if there is anything I should look out for on these. I've read a few mixed reviews some good and some bad.
    Please help.
     
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    If you are paying the bills don’t do it, as above a lot can and has gone wrong with that generation of car
     
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    I had a 2014 E300 Hybrid on lease for couple of years and loved it, during that time I had no hybrid issues but John Laidlaw on here did have one which caused him a probl3m.

    Quite a fast powerful car considering it’s a 2.1 diesel.

    I would think owning one out of warranty could be expensive as they are apparently quite expensive and in need of specialist repairs if hybrid goes wrong.

    Robin
     
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    I think the comments sum it up - lovely cars but horrendously expensive if something goes wrong.
     
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    Oh dear, where to begin...
    Have a search for my tale of woe but to summarise...
    15 months after delivery had what started as a gearbox issue which unfortunately ( as the electric motor is attached to the transmission in these) led to a hybrid failure which led to the car being in the dealership, well...never saw it again! (Was in a 2 year lease)
    Supremely smooth when it was running though
    I would just not consider one as a private buy to be honest
    Some as mentioned have had better experiences though
     
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