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Whats the most reliable Mercedes

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by johno2004, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. johno2004

    johno2004 Senior Member

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    Having been a member on this great site for 5 years now i must vist at least 5 times a week.

    My interests on here tend to go towards the SLK this being what i own.

    However there is not always daily posts on the SLK let alone the SLK32 with problems to be solved or help needed so i just wondered what the most reliable modern Mercedes model is.
     
  2. cliveyboy8

    cliveyboy8 Senior Member

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    Matt32AMG Senior Member

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    The new one still in the showroom :rolleyes: :lol:
     
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    Troon Active Senior Members

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    As there were only 263 SLK32 AMGs imported into the UK (the main user base of this forum) that's not a great surprise... ;)
     
  5. Frontstep

    Frontstep Senior Member

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    Well theres four Mercedes in the bottom 10 of the Car Reliability Index,
    read it and weep.
    http://www.reliabilityindex.com/

    The SLK though is not in the bottom 10
     
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  6. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    There might be a few more by next year ;)
     
  7. mercmancdi

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    Some of the big diesels have covered some big miles ,, but these would be older cars.,, hard to judge the newer ones as it takes time to get a more accurate idea of reliability .
     
  8. kth286

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    I would say my 1995 E320 124 coupe is the most reliable car I have seen on this forum.

    It's been my only daily driver for over 10 years, and it's now done 192,000 miles - never let me down.

    I never wash it - but do maintain the mechanicals very well.

    I am trying to stop using it, so I can get the body tidy.

    Even bought a cheap runabout for the winter - but I just cannot stop driving
    the Merc.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I think the 124 must win on this topic, there are loads of them floating around
     
  11. mikestrivens

    mikestrivens Senior Member

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    On the basis of my own experience and my own cars I tend to agree with you. My W124 has required the least repairs of the three, other than planned maintenance, and is used the most as well. :D
     
  12. Silver_Star

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    It will have to be a W123 or W124 oil burner.
     
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    Modern car a 204 220cdi 5g. Name a common bug with either
     
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    You cannot include that, its far too new
     
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    Since 1982, I have owned 2 W123s and 2 W124s and none have let me down. There is no secret to this reliability, I choose the good ones and then get them serviced as per requirement and drive them with care cos I love them!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Black death on any CDI in addition to injector issues.
     
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    All Mercs from the 80s and early 90s. 123,124,126,107,201 etc are all very reliable cars. It's all downhill from there though I'm afraid.
     
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    Anything from the 80's but in particular W123, W124 and W126 .....
     
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    A 190e in my books esp the last of them, never suffered from wiring loom problems. :)
     
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