[QUOTE]Originally posted by suginami
[B]Mercedes has only used timing chains. They have never used belts.
The C220 is a nice car, but underpowered, with a slightly cramped rear seat. My mother had a 95 C220, and she drove it for 150,000 miles with no problems.
Thanks for the reply on the C220. I have always liked these C220s, since they first appeared in 1994, replacing the 190s. I was reconsidering however, if it would be wise to just pay $4000 more and get a Mercedes 8 years newer. Since your mother had one with 150K, with no problems, it sounds like they are reliable cars. I am not too concerned about the room or the power. I like the size of the C220s. I am guessing they are much more maneuverable than the 560SEL. I may consider the C220, or keep looking for another C220. Actually, I even like the 84-85 190E's. I think instead of making a hasty decision to purchase the 560, I may just keep searching for another Mercedes.
1993 Mercedes 400SEL 4dr
2012 Honda Civic LX 4dr
1972 Chevrolet Caprice Kingswood Estate 9-passenger wagon
1973 Pontiac Grand Ville 4-dr hardtop sedan
1988 Mercedes 300SEL (was mine, now mothers)