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Old 03-27-2003, 10:14 AM
DaveJ DaveJ is offline
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W210 Reliability and Cost of Maintenance

I have a '98 E320 and '01 SLK320, both of which I'm very happy with. I've maintained both cars very well. The E320 has about 65K miles. My goal was to keep the E320 at least to 150K miles. I'm not concerned about the SLK because it only has about 6K miles.

I'm starting to have my doubts about keeping the E320 because I'm afraid of the future cost of maintaining this vehicle. I know Mercedes quality has dropped over the years so I don't want this car to become a money pit.

The more I read on discussion boards about Mercedes cars, the more I'm becoming concerned about the future cost of maintenance. I do not service the cars myself.

What do you think? Is it worth the cost of maintenance owning a car like the '98 E320?

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