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Old 09-01-2003, 08:22 AM
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Question Whose parts to buy?

I just bought a 1988 560SL and want to replace a few electrical and cosmetic parts. How do I decide which company, Performance, Bud's, Adist, etc., or the Mercedes parts department. Where do I find the quality level of aftermarket parts and how will they effect the long term value of my car? I don'twant cheap parts but is it necessary to pay the sometime high OEM costs? Thanks.
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Old 09-01-2003, 11:06 AM
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Ditto. I've shopped at some of the other sources, even bought a few items. Other sources may be cheaper (not by much), but the overall low prices, service, and order accuracy from Fastlane is worth a lot more than what you get from the other sites. The parts are either OEM or a quality substitue.
95 E320 Cabriolet, 131K
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Old 09-01-2003, 11:09 AM
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As it turns out most of the places mentioned here use the same source Worldpac. All those warehouses are Worldpac warehouses.

Worldpacs "Dial" system can be piggy-backed to existing approved websites. We were approved to add it to our site, but I chickened out at the last minute. I spend lots of time here because I enjoy it. I owe nobody nothin. I imagined selling parts at wholesale prices and then being inundated with technical email from ones who then thought I owed them something.

I'd sell parts every day for less than all them places if I could walk away from the technical costs. Most of them have nothing to loose as they profess no technical prowess anyway.
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician
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