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Old 02-11-2019, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by tjts1 View Post
Sedan or wagon? If you want reliability and ease of maintainance get an 04-05 RWD E320. M112/722.6 is by far the most reliable drivetrain they put into the 211. Avoid 03s. 722.9 found in E500/E350/E550 is not maintance friendly like the 722.6. There's no fill tube and the TCM is built into the conductor plate and coded to the car. The M272 and M273 intake manifold is failure prone and can sometimes send it's components into the intake. Avoid anything with airmatic. It is very expensive every time anything fails. That includes shocks, airbags and sensor.

SBC brakes on 03-06 cars are covered under a 25 year unlimited mileage extended warranty. The fuel tank on all non PZEV 211s is covered under a 15 year unlimited mileage warranty.

So would the '05 E500 not be a good choice? (I was looking at one moments ago.)

My E430 was M113/722.6 and trouble-free, so I'd like to keep that going.
2008 E350 4matic / Black/Anthracite

Gone but not Forgotten:
2001 E430 4matic, 206,xxx miles, Black/Charcoal
1995 E320, 252,xxx miles, Black/Grey
1989 260E, 223,00 miles, Black/Black
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