Thread: OEM Parts
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Old 01-18-2002, 05:07 PM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
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I am not really interested in donating to the local dealer either, but I have found my particular dealer to be very competitive with the MBCA discount. I always check Fastlane and a few other places but when you count in shipping on the smaller stuff the dealer wins out. For example, motor mounts are cheaper from the dealer, but the starter for the 1982 240D was better priced from the Fastlane site. I always buy filters from the dealer, since he always stocks the filters I use, and the differences are ususally less than fifty cents. So, maybe I have a better dealer than most, and I know I get along well with the parts department guys having known them since they started working there, but I would not blow the significance of the MBCA discount off. It surely is better than nothing and in many cases makes the parts affordable from the dealer. Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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