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Mercedes Benz E Class E240 W211 2004 - Is it a good car ??


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Hey Guys,

I'm after a Merc E240 /2004, this will┬ábe my 1st Merc and wanted to check pros and cons before deciding.. Have played with┬áSubaru and Audi already, so though of moving on to a Merc­čśä.

* Any common issues I need to worry about (Say a car with 140K on the clock)

* Availability of spares in SL

* Place to check the full thing before buying (Full report..)

* Other Pros and Cons..

Appreciate any feedback on above guys...

Thanks .. 

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7 hours ago, Rukshan W said:

Hey Guys,

I'm after a Merc E240 /2004, this will┬ábe my 1st Merc and wanted to check pros and cons before deciding.. Have played with┬áSubaru and Audi already, so though of moving on to a Merc­čśä.

* Any common issues I need to worry about (Say a car with 140K on the clock)

* Availability of spares in SL

* Place to check the full thing before buying (Full report..)

* Other Pros and Cons..

Appreciate any feedback on above guys...

Thanks .. 

Well its a nice car, since you have had experience with an Audi you may not feel its very expensive to maintain like others may say.

Common issues - I would say you got pay a bit of attention to the interior as the plastic surfaces may become sticky and you will see a lot of small small parts missing and specially the power shutter and power mirror switches would be faded. There was an issue with the ABS system which was common to the W211. Check on Supercharger. Be ready do some seat covers.

Spares - D*MO will have most parts as Mercedes still manufacture parts, if you want OEM you maybe able to get from the other specialist MB shops around Colombo.

Check Up - I would recommend D*MO to do a thorough check up and you can also get an estimate for the work that needs to be done which would be beneficial. Other places will also be able to give a report but you wont be able to get an estimate.

Its a nice car, but I would prefer the E200 over the E240, drove one to Jaffna and back, must say its very comfortable and was a good drive. Fuel economy I got round 10kmpl on that trip and it was a 240 if I remember correct. Some came loaded (Panoramic sunroof with solar panels to keep the interior cool, both side memory, Rear Seat Entertainment, Push Button Start on the gear lever, CD Changer etc). These were much quieter than the later generation cars with the Turbo engines when in idle.

Cons - Dont expect it to be sporty. It has that majestic Pappa look so depends on how you look at it.

 

Hope this helps.

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