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2003 Mercedes Benz E 200 Kompressor advice

  • 13-12-2016 4:21pm
    Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭ ETRY

    Hi I’m Considering buying a 2003 Mercedes Benz E 200 Kompressor , Automatic.
    I’ve know the garage owners for a few years the car is spotless, in great condition he’s looking for 3k, any advice is appreciates. thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭ 74merc

    Check if the SBS (Servotronic Braking System) pump has been changed.  I'm not sure if the car will have the M111 engine or M271. If it is the latter then it suffers some issues with timing chain stretch.

  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭ ETRY

    Thanks 74merc i'll ask the guys in the garage.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 137 ✭✭ LariToper

    Have an 04 E200K auto myself for nearly 2 years, so far I'm happy with it. Like mentioned above timing chains can be an issue in these, change them every 90,000 miles is the figure I've heard. I bought mine at 120k and changed it the week after to be sure, cost around 550 IIRC.

    Overall I thing they're excellent value for money, reasonable tax and insurance, power isn't too bad, be aware that the auto box is slow as christmas, its no sports car, but i still think it's right for the car.

    Everyone will nag you that you will be drinking petrol in an auto supercharged 1.8 petrol, it's not that bad, 35mpg once your not sitting in traffic, managed to squeeze 45mpg on a trip cruising on the motorway at 100kmph.

    If I was spending 3k, I'd be expecting elegance/avantgarde spec and leather seats. TBH I actually don't think I'd buy one without it. Its my favourite thing about the car, the comfort is second to none (well maybe an s class).

    Last thing I can think of, fold down rear seats were an option (and quite an expensive one), the one thing I wish mine had.

  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭ ETRY

    Thanks for the advice LariToper

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