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Old 01-14-2003, 11:36 PM
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[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.
1991 Lincoln Town Car Executive (33k miles)
1991 Cadillac Sedan DeVille (77k miles)
1992 Toyota Camry LE (177k miles)
1972 Chevrolet Caprice Kingswood Estate 9-passenger wagon (44k miles)
1973 Pontiac Grand Ville 4-dr hardtop sedan (94k miles)
1988 Mercedes 300SEL (was mine, now mothers)
(Prior MB's: 1974 240D, 1985 380SE, 1984 190D)
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