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Old 04-13-2005, 03:46 PM
DieselJim DieselJim is offline
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I don't think there is a fundamental problem with the engineering. It is obvious with the older Mercedes that they kept the concept of K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid). The more complex you make the automobile the more you have to spend on Quality Assurance and the more things that can go wrong. Having an adaptive transmission is a great feature but a great liablity. Automatic windshield wipers, memory seats, automatic lights beg for problems. I will take the simple, classic Mercedes any day. Apparently though Mercedes must not be doing the gadgets as well as other car makers because you don't hear these complaints about Lexus, Acura, or BMW.

I believe the CDI has a vacuum boosted turbo to reduce lag. This is cool but obviously adds more complexity to what should be a simple part. Another possible problem,
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