Buying a 10 to 15 Year Old Mercedes Part 1: Is it Worth it?


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Published: 5 years ago
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Prices have never been more attractive for an older Benz. If you look hard you can find very nice W140, W202, W210, W220, W215, W203, or W211 chassis for an unbelievable deal. These cover most of the models made between 1998 and 2004. In Part 1 on this 10 part series Kent will address the question: "Is it worth it?". In Part 2 he will answer the question: "Are these really D.I.Y. cars?" For the entre video series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPFak22oOaM&list=PLtRKk64pu2wor0z1jFnOhv6LIBlIh1Kxa


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Thinking of getting a 2000 mercedes clk 430 amg for $2750 CAD, is it worth it? Has low km, under 100,000.

1 day ago

I want to buy a old Mercedes

2 days ago

Thanks for your videos very useful and helpful to our decision making. I just got a 2006 c230 sport sedan i have been trying to find the Engine Identification, please can you tell me where its located on the Engine?

2 days ago

Older Mercedes are still awesome vehicles to drive if you can find one in good condition. Though I have discovered over time that certain models are just not good to buy no matter what. And anyone looking to buy an older model, especially ones from the early 2000’s need to really do their homework prior to pulling the trigger! And also be prepared for the maintenance cost which can add up fast, or learn how to do certain jobs on your own.... Believe me I know, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with my CLK for some years now lol.

1 week ago

96 c220 here. Collectively had this car for about 6 years of its life. We grew out of it as a family I just couldn't stand to let it go. The stickers my daughter put on the rear view mirror when she was 2 are still there. Same with the ones on the rear passenger side window. Call me a soft for my family but this thing is part of it at this point.

2 weeks ago

I just bought a 1985 grey market 190E 2.0 manual. Are the 2.0 engine parts interchangeable with the US 2.3? I'm having a hard time finding this info anywhere. The car has sat for 20 years and I need to replace the basics such as belts, filters, and so on. I'm not swapping heads or anything like that. Can anyone please help...?

2 weeks ago

Cl55. Kompressor or the early non kompressor version? Lot of price difference but is one more reliable than the other ???

2 weeks ago

I bought a 2003 C240 sedan in 2011 for 11,000.00 cdn it had 80 k on the odometer. It now has 215 k on it and the engine still pulls really well. The weak link on this car are the control arms with their rubber joints , I had to replace all four of them .I’ve also gone through a fuel pump and the door handle basically broke off at one end. Other then that and normal wear and tear it’s been a pretty reliable car.

3 weeks ago

Love Mercedes, they drive like tanks. Just bought my son his first 2004 C 240 with 93k miles on it, mint interior, drives like a dream. Got it for a song

3 weeks ago

This is important to me, im looking forward to buy a C class wagon 2006.

3 weeks ago

Bazziwe Noah my s55 AMG holds up extremely well. I still beat nee Charger R/Ts and 392s

2 weeks ago

The older benz is much better than my new GLa45AMG... The S Class is still the best every

1 month ago

Bought an 88 300 SEL FOR 1000 BUCKS CANADIAN 170,OOO Ks ON THE CLOCK ,IT IS SWEET..54000 NEW,,

1 month ago

I have a 1999 Mercedes coupe 134000 miles drives great

1 month ago

In the 1960s and 1970s a car with 100,000 miles was considered worn out.

Now they are considered just broken in.

1 month ago

My 2002 w 203 c220 couldn't be better

1 month ago

Its a great deal as long as one understands the expense of ownership and does not feel devestated if, perhaps, an air shock or air conditioner needs replacing. It is still good, even a great value but its important to know and plan for ownership. It not the car for somebody looking for a good old cheap car with no additional expenses other than the occaisional oil change.

1 month ago

i m going to buy on w124 one with 2.3 litr engine other one with 3.0 litr kindly guide me which one is better in running and fuel average i have to use it as my daily ride plz answer me i m soo confused both are in auto transmission

2 months ago

Just bought my first Benz after 22 years of Mustangs. Got a 1999 Kompressor 230. Very impressed so far.

2 months ago

+seshiria I love it. I gotta replace one of the motor mounts because of mild vibration but totally impressed. Totally recommend getting one. Super charged fun..Whit in reaaon.lol

2 months ago

mr Fisher hello there! How do you like your new Benz so far? Quick question I’m still a new driver and wanting to get a car that is a Mercedes 2001...is it worth to get it as it’s 19 years old? I’d like to drive it for college.

2 months ago

I got a 1995 S 500 Mb with less then 86000 Miles on it rides like a dream people always approach me when I'm out in it asking is it for sale

2 months ago

2007 Mercedes C230 sport w 97,000 miles that I’m looking at, worth it?

2 months ago