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How reliable are old Mercedes?

How reliable are old Mercedes?

A 10 year old Mercedes is capable of giving many years of great service, easily in excess of twenty years if well maintained. The reliability of Mercedes, is determined more by condition than age.

When did Mercedes stop being reliable?

2000
The End of Mercedes. This is an under-construction rant about how they’re “not made like they used to be.” It’s well documented that Mercedes reliability is off as of around model year 2000, but what’s also paramount is that Mercedes stands behind its cars 110%.

What is the most reliable Mercedes ever built?

E-Class
The most reliable Mercedes-Benz car is the E-Class, according to the Reliability Index.

Is W123 a good car?

Here’s a car that positively radiates Mercedes’ old-school ethos of absolute engineering integrity. Indeed, the W123 is considered by many as ‘over engineered’ and, as a firm favourite of the German taxi trade, examples would rack up 300,000 to 600,000 miles with only minor work to keep them in good fettle.

Why are Mercedes so unreliable now?

One of the main reasons that Mercedes and other premium brands have been awarded poor reliability scores is down to the fact that they include a great deal of new technology, which means that there is a lot more that can go wrong. Mercedes actually produce fantastic engines.

What is the average life of a Mercedes-Benz?

The average Mercedes C300 will last between 150,000 to 200,000 miles before an engine rebuild is required. Based on the national average of 15,000 miles per year, the C300 should last between 10 and 13.5 years, providing it has been properly maintained.

Why is the Mercedes 240D the best car?

Being the highest automotive achievement of the K.I.S.S. method — Keep It Simple, Stupid — the car is damn near invincible. The few components that make this car run come from the same material as Thor’s hammer. This is why thousands of 240Ds have lasted almost 40 years as taxi cabs.

When did Mercedes Benz stop making the 240D?

In 1976, production of the W115 chassis ended and the 240D became part of the W123 chassis family along with a more powerful version, the 80-hp Mercedes-Benz 300D. Later beefed up to 88-hp.

Where can I find a Mercedes 240D taxi?

Mercedes made badges available for their cars to mark each 250,000 kilometers the car had traveled. 240Ds are often seen in West Africa as taxis and bush taxis covering hundreds of kilometres daily. In some parts of northwestern Africa, notably Mauritania and Morocco, they make up over half the cars on the road.

What kind of oil does the Mercedes 240D use?

In a pinch, kerosene or even straight motor oil can work as well. This is possible because the 240D has a simple and robust mechanical injection pump. Modern diesels, with electronically controlled fuel-delivery systems, would not tolerate these lesser fuels.