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E300 Bluetec Hybrid

  • 23-04-2021 6:30pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 606 ✭✭✭ Lockheed
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    Any opinions on these, things to consider/look out for? Reliability wise and in terms of running the car? They seem like a steal on Donedeal at the min a lot of car for 15k - too good to be true?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,877 ✭✭✭ D3V!L
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    Yes, we had one for 16 hours from a main (but not MB) dealer. So many things wrong with it and having read up when things go wrong , they really really go wrong.

    The hybrid drive is integrated into the gear box and requires a MB specialist if there's issues.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,375 ✭✭✭ kirving
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    Have a look through my posts, I had a 132 Estate for 2.5 years and loved it. Not a single rattle or anything broken at 250k km when in sold it. Exceptional motorway cruiser and the estate is the biggest in its class.

    Aside from normal servicing (€170 @ dealer) and ongoing maintenance which I kept on top of, I had one issue which was due to a broken bolt on the OM651 2.1 Diesel air intake manifold. Common issue to that diesel engine, also used in the E220 and E250. €1700 fix.

    Other things include a coolant leak and suspension airbag replacement. Expected at 250k km to be fair.

    Not a single problem with the hybrid drive, they're very reliable by all accounts.

    They're cheap as the VRT at the time was 50% less than the diesel, so most are imports.

    As with any Mercedes which was €60k new, avoid anything without a full main dealer history like the plague.


  • Registered Users Posts: 606 ✭✭✭ Lockheed
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    Thanks for the feedback, we're probably going to go Jap, Prius or Lexus hybrid or the like! E300 still very attractive but can't swing the maintenance costs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,980 ✭✭✭ ofcork
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    D3V!L wrote: »
    Yes, we had one for 16 hours from a main (but not MB) dealer. So many things wrong with it and having read up when things go wrong , they really really go wrong.

    The hybrid drive is integrated into the gear box and requires a MB specialist if there's issues.

    16 hours?


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,066 ✭✭✭✭ Odyssey 2005
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    Have one for the past 4years. Absolutely no problems (*touches wood). A fantastic mile muncher.


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