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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Nobody: 3:41pm On Sep 27, 2010
splendore:

@Siena
Could you give more updates on audis,i used an Audi A6 (2000 model) 2 years ago for just three months,and i must confess that the car is one of the best rides i have seen. Recently i had an offer for nigerian used A6 (2001 model),i am still thinking about it though. Can you advice someone to go for the car ? What are the drawbacks of the car? Thanks

Sure, glad to be of help.

However, in the interest of not derailling this thread, (I'm guilty of this too) could you start a fresh thread, specific to the Audi Brand? I'll be more than happy to contribute, give my own experiences and answer any technical queries. I'll keep an eye out for your thread. smiley
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kuntash: 3:43pm On Sep 27, 2010
I respect Audi alot, but for fear of Naija mechanics, 1994-2000 mercedes in my opinion, are more tolerable to funny mechanics than Audi,

Siena would be the best man for your Audi or even Benz,

Siena, you are to champion the Audi thread pls, create a thread for AUDI, its long overdue for you.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by splendore(m): 3:45pm On Sep 27, 2010
@ Siena,
Thanks for the quick reply, i really appreciate it. i will do just that
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by trisurface: 4:12pm On Sep 27, 2010
@everyone-Great Thread!
I'm currently torn btwn buying a Benz w124 E series circa92-95( 4Cylinder injector) vs a BMW 5series 525 six cylinder model(its not an inline six)
I've driven a BMW 3 series in the Past & it totally put me off Japanese cars Forever?
I make Bold to say that U cant switch between a BMW/Benz & a Salon Type Japanese car with Ease! there's something to do with Solidity that the Japanese models just lack.
It must have something to do with stability,drag coefficients etc. i lack the technicalese for it, but they just handle differently.
At best, after driving a Benz/BMW, U could try a Lexus/Infiniti type jeep. But its likely U'll never really return to Japanese salons easily.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by paulmamud(m): 5:08pm On Sep 27, 2010
@Siena
i have spent the last few days going through manheim.com looking for a 2008-2009 C-Class and only suceeded in getting myself confused. Am in New Jersey now and my host who is helping me buy the car isnt helping matters. according to him,the sport package of the C-class 08 is the best of the bunch and second only to the AMG type. But how can that be so when some sport versions are cheaper than the Regular ones That is for cars with similar millage and history. What trim level would you recommend and any known issues with the 08 model? i have been a honda man all through and this is a step into the unknown. Considering the fact that the car isnt exactly cheap,i cant afford to make a mistake. And how come both the 300 and 350 models are both V6?
thanks
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Nobody: 6:43pm On Sep 27, 2010
trisurface:

@everyone-Great Thread!
I'm currently torn btwn  buying a Benz w124 E series circa92-95( 4Cylinder injector) vs a BMW 5series 525 six cylinder model(its not an inline six)
I've driven a BMW 3 series in the Past & it totally put me off Japanese cars Forever?
I make Bold to say that U cant switch between a BMW/Benz & a Salon Type Japanese car with Ease! there's something to do with Solidity that the Japanese models just lack.
It must have something to do with stability,drag coefficients etc. i lack the technicalese for it, but they just handle differently.
At best, after driving a Benz/BMW, U could try a Lexus/Infiniti type jeep. But its likely U'll never really return to Japanese salons easily.

German models are definitely way better than Japmobiles. Japanese cars tend to be loaded with gadgets you seldom use, and this will of course attract buyers. German models are more no-nonsense, and are referred to as "driver's cars". Japmobiles lack that solidity.

By the way, all BMW 6-cylinders are in-line sixes. No V6 models were ever built, and won't be, in the foreseeable future.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by harakiri(m): 7:20pm On Sep 27, 2010
Na wa ooo!

People are still talking about buying V-boot and 190 benz in this 2010. Benz is a great brand but it's bimmers all the way.

Yaaaayyyy! ! !

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kuntash: 7:25am On Sep 28, 2010
trisurface:

At best, after driving a Benz/BMW, U could try a Lexus/Infiniti type jeep. But its likely U'll never really return to Japanese salons easily.

I actually purchased my Benz for my wife, but after using it for a week, I changed my mind, as I made her happily took the Camry , cheesy

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kuntash: 12:25pm On Sep 28, 2010
harakiri:

Na wa ooo!

People are still talking about buying V-boot and 190 benz in this 2010. Benz is a great brand but it's bimmers all the way.

Yaaaayyyy! ! !

My Guy, if the oldest v-booth can be manufactured in Naija today, dont you think lots of people would be proud and appreciate it?, lets remove our minds from being soaked as mere onlookers and consumers in this fast growing world.
I am sure you could still find cars like the old Opel Kadet or the regular benz or even the old VW bettle still in use in these advanced countries that manufacture 2012 cars,

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by 1102(m): 1:58am On Sep 29, 2010
WHY AINT NO ONE TALKING ABT THE ADVANTAGES OF THE 190

I HAVE THE 91 MODEL, FULL OPTION PADDED FROM STUTTGART NEVER USED IN NIGERIA

AND ITS A BOMB.

@TYMES IM SCARED OF THAT CAR,

EVEN BRAKING CANT CONTROL THE SPEED

AND IT ALWAYS RELAXES @ 120 WITHIN MINS~

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kuntash: 6:53am On Sep 29, 2010
--190--:



@TYMES IM SCARED OF THAT CAR,

~


cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by 1102(m): 3:18pm On Sep 29, 2010
why u dey laff~
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kuntash: 7:25am On Sep 30, 2010
e reach to make person laugh now, , the way u talk am e be like say u dey talk to the car and sometimes the car dey stubborn ,

I have decided to take mine softly, before e put me for trouble grin

you guys that've since been used to Benz, I am sure you wouldn't want anything of less performance an handling.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by 1102(m): 8:18am On Sep 30, 2010
grin grin grin grin

@tymes i wonder why they say the handling of honda's and toyota are different from those of the benz!
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by trisurface: 5:23pm On Oct 01, 2010
@ siena-
By the way, all BMW 6-cylinders are in-line sixes. No V6 models were ever built, and won't be, in the foreseeable future.

Now, I know U know ur biz. So,I'm not inclined to argue. but I will be Posting pix pretty shortly of what I regard as evidence that non Inline six engines were made by BMW.
Watch Dis Space.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Nobody: 9:44am On Oct 03, 2010
trisurface:

@ siena-
By the way, all BMW 6-cylinders are in-line sixes. No V6 models were ever built, and won't be, in the foreseeable future.

Now, I know U know your biz. So,I'm not inclined to argue. but I will be Posting pix pretty shortly of what I regard as evidence that non Inline six engines were made by BMW.
Watch Dis Space.

I can't wait to see them.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by muhydeen: 9:25pm On Oct 03, 2010
am a fan of benz, infact i dnt think their is any bigger fan of benz than me, but i have a friend who is a bmw fan, most times we find it hard reaching a conclusion on which is the best car bmw or a benz, can anyone answer that question with clear terms, i mean expert explainations in term of both cars pickup i.e 0-100 in ow many sec etc, stability wise, also i want an suv but would prefer if its a benz, but my fear is the fuel consumption, is ML as good as any japanese suv and could anyone tellme the advantages ML has over the japanese SUV in terms of performance and what are the major problems an ML always have,
matogundipe1@yahoo.com
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Nobody: 9:50pm On Oct 03, 2010
Would be best if you asked your questions one at a time, Muhydeen.

For instance, 0-100km/h comparisons are only valid, if you take two comparable models. You wouldn't pit a BMW 316 E46 against a Mercedes Benz E320, would you? Pick two models you wish to compare, and I'll try my best to help. Other questions can be covered later.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kuntash: 7:12am On Oct 04, 2010
@ muhydeen, BMW is cool, but Benz all the way! you can confirm from our papas, that bought and used the old regular Benz. some of them still drive it till date, good, strong, reliable!

I am sure their cars are somewhat designed to last for years, grin
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kuntash: 7:16am On Oct 05, 2010
@ Siena et al,

Last week, I did changed my transmission fluid cos the colour was different from how it should be (red-like I think) it was really dark. so the filter and the oil was changed, I used Harco transmission fluid (they say its one of the best),

its been fine since I changed it, and the mechanic notice a vacuum hose that was removed from the gear box and fixed it back- That corrected the hard jerk when gear is engaged either in reverse or drive.

but this morning I noticed the gear only stayed on 2nd and didnt change further, but as the engine temp got to around 50 degrees C. , it started working fine,

pls what could be the issue? I dont think its normal. pls kindly advice,
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Nobody: 7:29am On Oct 05, 2010
There are two issues here, Kuntash - quantity and grade.

Seeing as the gear selection and changes were fine prior to the fluid flush, I'd look at the level, and grade. The fact some fluids are the best in the market, don't make them suitable for all transmissions. Check the composition, against that recommended by Mercedes Benz.

Also, it's possible you have an air lock within the transmission (bubbles in the fluid). Some cars require you to "cycle" the new fluid sever times. This is done by adding the fluid, and with the rear wheels free of the ground, the selector is run through all the gears for 5 seconds each, including reverse. This will require the fill plug to be left off. Each time you cycle the tranny, add fluid to the transmission till it runs out. This will remove any trapped air.

This procedure is specific to Audi, Volkswagen and BMW, so may apply to your Mercedes too.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Ikedonn(m): 9:52am On Oct 05, 2010
Siena,i need your help urgent.I am considering buying one of these cars soon.Benz 2001  C class C240 and Toyota Avalon xls 2001.I want to know in terms of luxury,maintenace,fuel consumption and advantages and disadvantages of the 2 cars.Thanks.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kuntash: 1:25pm On Oct 05, 2010
thanks Siena,

I pray its not the bubble issue, I read the car docs and its stated the tranny takes 7.5 ltrs, but I think I poured a little less than 7litres cos the mechanic was telling me its ok,

I actually bought 8 of 0.9ltrs pack of the fluid, so I would pour in the last one and update you 2morrow.

@ atasha, are u an auto sound guru? are the four speakers on the doors and the two @ the rear enough to make the car sound " gbam gbam didi " ? even without an amp?, pls advice
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kuntash: 6:40pm On Oct 06, 2010
@ Siena,
I added more fluid to the transmission before driving home ystdy,  there was no error

same thing this morning,  it shifted well,  thanks,   even though u dont like automatic tranny lol
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Nobody: 6:46pm On Oct 06, 2010
Glad it's all sorted.

You're dead right - I can't stand auto trannies!  tongue
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by CHANCEMAN: 9:17pm On Oct 06, 2010
harakiri:

Na wa ooo!

People are still talking about buying V-boot and 190 benz in this 2010. Benz is a great brand but it's bimmers all the way.

Yaaaayyyy! ! !

OL BOY them never recall your bimmer abeg go check for coscharis .
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by tedanne: 11:46am On Oct 07, 2010
nice tread you've got going here and intelligent contributions too.Sienna,pls i will like to know which model(not in the w124 names;but in the 230e v-boot)names i can go for that wont drain my purse in terms of maintenance grin.thanks
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kuntash: 3:22pm On Oct 07, 2010
tedanne:

nice tread you've got going here and intelligent contributions

Car dealers wont allow room for discussions - sharing of ideas etc on this auto thread, JUST buy, buy, buy , after u buy what happenz?

Tedanne, while not go for the W202, I dont think it would drain ur purse, perhaps more economical than some Japanese.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by tedanne: 3:43pm On Oct 07, 2010
TANX ALOT KUNTASH.in our local parlace,what year and model series is the W202?(like 1998 c220 etc)
thanks
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kuntash: 4:15pm On Oct 07, 2010
^^
exactly, dats it,

do ur servicing regularly and normal maintenance , and try avoid the following.

- try as much as u can not to allow Okada or Danfo damage ur front Bumper, I heard its goes for as much as 35k, I dont knw why

- same with side mirrors, and pointers, aside those three things, others are very cheap, (side mirrors 12-15k for both, pointers- 5-6k for both)

suspension (shocks ball joint etc , are like kobo kobo, )

- fuel economy avearge 22miles per gallon or more,

all d best!

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by 190: 5:26pm On Oct 07, 2010
cant no one share words abt the benz 190- angry angry

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