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Old 07-31-2012, 12:37 PM
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Two ways

First option, be hyper-organized: I had an acquaintaince who had a DD of another european make that he drove even in the Canadian winter... and would then go win car shows against trailer queens in the summer. His car looked showroom all the time and was mechanically flawless.

How? He prepared a written maintenance plan and stuck to it. Just about every weekend he would spend at least a half day on the car. He had a schedule for parts replacement based on probable service life (in other words, he replaced stuff before it broke). If no work needed, he would detail it (and I mean detail, seats taken out etc.).

He changed his oil so often, another car club member actually offered to purchase his old motor oil for resuse (I swear it's true).

Second option: Buy from these guys: Mercedes Motoring
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:32 AM
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First option, be hyper-organized: I had an acquaintaince who had a DD of another european make that he drove even in the Canadian winter... and would then go win car shows against trailer queens in the summer. His car looked showroom all the time and was mechanically flawless.

How? He prepared a written maintenance plan and stuck to it. Just about every weekend he would spend at least a half day on the car. He had a schedule for parts replacement based on probable service life (in other words, he replaced stuff before it broke). If no work needed, he would detail it (and I mean detail, seats taken out etc.).

He changed his oil so often, another car club member actually offered to purchase his old motor oil for resuse (I swear it's true).

Second option: Buy from these guys: Mercedes Motoring

i have actually started keeping a binder of eveything i have bought and logging the amount of time spent to do certain tasks... I have figured i have put over 5k in parts alone in the last 3 months and put countless hours into the car... I wanted it to feel brand new... There is little to fix left which is a good feeling hopefully it will stay this way... but i get bored with cars easy and have already thought of selling it soon and getting a wagon 617
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