Originally posted by dkarp
The W210 had a beautiful and unique body design but was plagued since birth, see number of "updates" and/or "upgrades" they did with almost every part of it and it is out and replaced after 7 years.
Every second '96 or '97 had to have an "udated" head gasket replaced, almost every E-class has a vibrating steering wheel, almost every E-class had to have an "updated" AC compressor and switches replaced, the blower motor and the controller were not fitted so one had to replace both with the "updated" version, the coolant sensor and the washer fluid sensor on most of the M and E-class had to be "updated", the air intake is whisteling and on and on.
Why not the S-class, why not the C-class ???
Holy crap. that's not owning a car, that's owning a computer with wheels!
A friend of mines 1988 holden commodore (australian car, nissian engine) is sitting outside my house right now cause we can't get the bastard to start. No bloody spark and we've replaced half of the ignition componets. Only thing I mutter is "why did they put computers in cars"