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Old 01-10-2005, 08:42 PM
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When M-B started producing some of those smaler cr---py little cars things started to go downhill. There is nothing wrong with their limosines, but there is something wrong with the treatment they are dishing out to owners who have to pay for M-B's design faults. If they had a better understanding of customer relations, they might even pay for an "Engine Wiring Loom" etc, etc. This so called M-B bashing has become a talking point at every motor vehicle service counter around the world. Well it would take a fool not to take note; and German Engineers are no fools or are they?
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Old 01-11-2005, 08:57 AM
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By "small crappy little cars" I assume you would be talking about the base MB models? Like the C class, the 190E, the 240D, the 220D ect? These are among the most reliable and best built MB's going. The newer C230k's are great bullit proof littler cars. The new C240's are very nice to. MB makes a lot of small normal cars all over the world, why not in the US?
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Old 01-14-2005, 06:11 PM
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Long Life Old Volvo P1800 has 2 million Miles !! Think a New German Car will rack up this mileage?? Http://www.motorcities.com/contents/02HCB240309654.html - 22k - Cached - Similar pages
I'm very pleased to disappoint you: http://advocacy.articles.mbz.org/high_milage/

Try 2.8 Million Miles!!
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Old 01-14-2005, 06:51 PM
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Those smelly old cars should be de-registerd forthwith. (Opps, no I stired something up) And as far as this high km's competition is concerned I'm sure you will find an old Trabant smoking around Leipzig with Billions of Km's on the clock, it means nothing. What we are talking about here are issues we want M-B to take note of so we can enjoy their beautiful elegant cars for a very long time to come yet.

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Old 01-14-2005, 11:54 PM
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I'm very pleased to disappoint you: http://advocacy.articles.mbz.org/high_milage/

Try 2.8 Million Miles!!
The car was entered into the Guinness Book of Records in 1998 as the vehicle with "the highest certified mileage driven by the original owner in non-commercial service"

A Taxi does not qualify as "non-commercial service". Also, I believe the Volvo is on the original engine (someone correct me if I'm wrong) and the Mercedes Taxi had a few engine transplants through the years.
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Old 01-15-2005, 10:35 AM
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The car was entered into the Guinness Book of Records in 1998 as the vehicle with "the highest certified mileage driven by the original owner in non-commercial service"

A Taxi does not qualify as "non-commercial service". Also, I believe the Volvo is on the original engine (someone correct me if I'm wrong) and the Mercedes Taxi had a few engine transplants through the years.
That's impossible to be the original engine. Unless the engine was gutted and refurbished several times along the way.
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I've read elsewhere that the Volvo engine had been rebuilt more than once actually. I'll try and locate that source.

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