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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kuntash: 7:11am On Oct 08, 2010
@ 190,

me I dey new to Benz, and since I started with a C class, - i.e younger sister to ur 190, I am not too qualified to say much, but in my opinion I dont know whether many mechanic understand that car.

I ve seen 190 chassis with a totally diff engine, if u ask why, they say it gave one wahala here n there, especially petrol issue,

so u tell me , whats ur experience so far, grin
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kuntash: 1:58pm On Oct 13, 2010
Please can someone share with me how to attain the required temperature @ traffic aside bypassing the voltage to the fan to make them run permanent as long as the engine runs. (I dont like this idea)

I Think there's a relay that activates the fan when d engine gets to a certain level, but when the AC is on and on traffic, the temp would tend to rise to the peak of 130 deg centigrade,

pls advice, 1994-98 -C-class benz series
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by LRNZH(m): 1:20am On Jan 11, 2011
To all the experts in the house,

I've been considering suggesting the 2008 ML 350 to my dad (he's getting a replacement ride this year) but I'm also attracted to the Acura MDX ('07/08) and there is the Toyota Highlander (~'09).

My question is -----> which would he buy and if he looks back in say 2013, he will still smile and nod ------> good buy?

Take reliability, cost of maintenance, fuel consumption and prestige into account.
For use in Naija.


Thanks.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by comechop(m): 7:31am On Jan 11, 2011
Great thread!

@siena: respect man. You know your stuff. if i ever get car issues, its your type i'd want working with me!
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kabukabu50(m): 7:52am On Jan 11, 2011
Pictures guys,how can you have a thread without pics sad sad sad, especially a Merc thread.Come on.
A few of my favorites.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kabukabu50(m): 7:54am On Jan 11, 2011
Must have the 560 SEC widebody, hmm ha ha.all blacked out grin grin

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by slap1(m): 7:56am On Jan 11, 2011
Mercedes Benz Thread = Big Boys' Thread.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kabukabu50(m): 7:57am On Jan 11, 2011
The Mike tyson of early c class models, complete with a 4.3 liter V8 monster of an engine,looks small but hits like a gorilla.

Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kabukabu50(m): 7:59am On Jan 11, 2011
Don't forget the ultimate kid/grocery hauler that packs a punch grin grin grin.
The SUV all other SUV's want to be when they grow up, ML 63 AMG

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by davidhoop: 8:00am On Jan 11, 2011
Hi pls what's ure take on a 1997 e class 320 saloon with w210 engine and the e230 with same engine
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kabukabu50(m): 8:02am On Jan 11, 2011
Lets throw in the W123 wagon here to show that Mercedes benz's not only look good,but they perform on the track.

Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kabukabu50(m): 8:04am On Jan 11, 2011
One of the legendary SUVs built by Merc again,feast your eyes on the G55 AMG.

Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kabukabu50(m): 8:06am On Jan 11, 2011
Talk about bringing a rocket launcher to a gunfight,the E63 AMG has sleek understated design but packs ground shaking torque.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kabukabu50(m): 8:09am On Jan 11, 2011
where the amg insanity began, the w124 500E, aka HAMMER.400 hp with porsche designed suspension/brakes,full recaro seats and top speed of 155 mph, back in 1992.

Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by vorosmartm(m): 8:39am On Jan 11, 2011
I tot I was a bonafide benz freak, now I know I haven't even started yet
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Demdem(m): 8:41am On Jan 11, 2011
Great Thread i must add. i own one of this machine (Coupe C-Class Kompressor;2000) and believe me, its incredible when driving. Solid on the groud. I must also add that being manual makes me feel in a different world of my own whenever i put this toy on the highway. Maintenance and fuel consumption avnt been killing at all contrary to my early beliefs. Summary is, i av  no regrets at all getting this (2yrs+). More on my experiences later.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by eminemkayc: 8:45am On Jan 11, 2011
funny enuf i still use my 230E (flat boot). . . it doest give me problem at all just that it DRINKS MY FUEL!! so the next time u see a blue benz (flat booth) on 3rd mainland bridge, just know its SHADY IN IT!! cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by femionasan(m): 8:59am On Jan 11, 2011
After looking at this thread i have decided i am getting a Mercedes Benz C350(2007) enough of all these Japanese cars.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by EdDave(m): 9:06am On Jan 11, 2011
Men, i luuuuv dis thread! Cos i luv d benz. The ML63AMG is one of my fav. But how does it compare to ML320, 420 n d likes(SUVs) as per price(both old n new), handling, fuel, etc. I m seriously tinkin of making one of dem my 1st car. Guyz, any advice, plssss,
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by KunleOshob(m): 9:14am On Jan 11, 2011
I have a Mercedes E320 1995 model for sale. It is Nigerian used but in top condition and still very clean. Price is N800,000. Interested buyers should contact me on unclekuns@yahoo.com Thanx.

PS: I would get a picture of the car and up load it soonest.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Spclst900: 9:20am On Jan 11, 2011
Are we free to discuss vans/buses of benz products?
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Spclst900: 9:23am On Jan 11, 2011
Are we free to discuss vans/buses of benz products?
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by blank(f): 9:33am On Jan 11, 2011
When we were kids, my dad bought a Benz 200 brand new. That was when I fell in love with benz. It was always so comfortable n reliable. We always used it 2 travel 2 d East n it was so enjoyable.

My husband drives an E Class, bought brand new 2 yrs ago. Since I returned from my masters, I av been d one driving it. As heavy as dat car is, it can so speed. I love it. It responds 2 ur every touch as if its reading ur mind. Its fuel economy is a bit on d high side but its more dan worth it. Since it was bought, it has not gone 2 d mechanic 4 any major fault except 4 servicing.

My problem with the car is dat its 2 technical. My husband has not had d time 2 read d manual so he said I shld. I sleep off once I am on d first page. Thus, I only hear of what it can do as in using Bluetooth 2 connect ur phone, etc but I don't know how 2 do it. Second is dat d parts r so expensive. A danfo broke d back trafficator. When I found out how much it would cost 2 replace, I decided 2 leave it 4 a while.

My husband says he doesn't like d way I flog d car n wants 2 buy me a Tokunbo Camry or new Sonata. I was all 4 it till I drove a friends Camry 2 get a feel of d car. I lost interest in it. It just doesn't behave like my Benz. Dat car is sweet 2 drive. Will always recommend it 2 anyone. Don't know d technical details so can't go into all dat.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by moonraker(m): 9:37am On Jan 11, 2011
Ok my 2 yen with regards to 190E

That car is something else, i had driven that car frm lagos to benin 18times, lagos to kano 2twice, lagos to ibadan 10times

and that car is still going. although i really dont think that its can go long distance again but then again, i may be wrong.

on one of those journeys, i had an race with someone in a bmw 3 series, guess who won?? the benz 190,
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by legba1(m): 9:53am On Jan 11, 2011
like am getting discipled here oo.the impression had always been that benz gulp a lot of fuel and whenever i see any one rev a benz,i say to myself "a litter gone down the drain"but now am tinking of giving a benz a trial.wat recent model do you recommend pls that wont cost a fortune and wont make me regret my gamble
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by blapo(m): 10:22am On Jan 11, 2011
This is a lovely thread and can't wait to read more of the expert opinions, though, i will still stick with bimmer but will love to see a picture of Kuntash's benz.
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Ikedonn(m): 10:35am On Jan 11, 2011
Wonderful thread.I would get one soon. grin
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kuntash: 10:57am On Jan 11, 2011
@ KunleOshob, with all due respect kindly take ur post out, this is thread is not for advert, its for discussion about Mercedes benz,

@ Blapo, my broda, I was damn thrilled if u read my first post, alot motivated me to start this post/thread.
its a 1997 C200, originally intended for my madam, , I was thinking camry was it all, the car is smthn else, very reliable. Confidence builder while u drive, it has done almost 1000km on Lagos - Ore - Benin road, I dont think I can use any other car on such journey anymore grin grin

Meanwhile can someone assist me with the service manual, not for FOC , O!,

keep ur comments commin,
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by kuntash: 11:01am On Jan 11, 2011
@ Blank,  your testimony is quite similar to mine O,  I'm sticking to this model of C- class so as not to run into the trouble with mechanics and wire joiners called electricians,  cos this model yr I have noticed can tolerate alot! cheesy

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Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by soldee: 11:35am On Jan 11, 2011
That G55 AMG ROCKS!!! But its almost impossible getting a used one from America or Canada - damn near impossible! It seems no one wants to let theirs go. Did u know that the tyres are virtually fire proof?
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by Nobody: 12:02pm On Jan 11, 2011
I aint got a benz, but that's just YET. All this car talks spurs me like mwad!!!
Re: Mercedes Benz Thread by alldone(m): 2:23pm On Jan 11, 2011
Benz is a big car, but now i prefer toyota and the rest.

my wife love benz sha so i will buy it for her someday.

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