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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    my daughter just got a merc...thats 2 in the family now..and one beemer...good to see everyone doing better than me
    Nah, wait 'till you show them your new mobility scooter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Nah, wait 'till you show them your new mobility scooter!

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    cant afford one of those either and its getting that i need one... with go faster stripes of course
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    When I've met Peter Qvortrup on a few occasions we always talk about old Mercs rather than hifi.. he is a lover of the old E class W124's, which is what I had before the Prius, and other older Mercs as they really were very well engineered indeed. My W124 had over 300,000 miles on it when I sold it and I know it's still running today but some of Peter's have 450,000 and above on them

    'Modern Mercs' after about 1995 are either not reliable or they are rust buckets.. such a shame
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    Look at this Reliability Index... The top 6 places go to Japanese makes which is probably no surprise... I have to say that I find that all Japanese cars certainly do not drive the best or are the most comfortable but for sheer reliability they can't be touched

    https://www.reliabilityindex.com/manufacturer
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    That's why I tend to buy Suzukis.

    I think Daihatsu being at the top may be a bit misleading. They won't have logged many issues, 'cos there are not many about, although they are well made.

    Maserati seem to have a bit of a problem. I'd never buy a used one, it's a never-ending list of expensive disasters with those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninanina View Post
    When I've met Peter Qvortrup on a few occasions we always talk about old Mercs rather than hifi.. he is a lover of the old E class W124's, which is what I had before the Prius, and other older Mercs as they really were very well engineered indeed. My W124 had over 300,000 miles on it when I sold it and I know it's still running today but some of Peter's have 450,000 and above on them

    'Modern Mercs' after about 1995 are either not reliable or they are rust buckets.. such a shame
    I've had three Mercs, a W123 and two W124's. I have very fond memories of them, very comfy and great to drive. Sadly they all rusted badly and with the bad reputation the later models had I changed to an Audi S6. Really nice car with huge gobs of grunt but fragile and complex front suspension. Current nugget is a BMW 325ci. BMW recalled it last year for a new airbag module. They collected it, did the work, valeted it and bought it back, pretty good service I thought.

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    My brother works for a car recovery company. The vast majority of their business comes from recovering cars from BMW/Mini, VAG, Daimler Benz and JLR with electrical problems. Hardly any business from the Japanese!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shane View Post
    My brother works for a car recovery company. The vast majority of their business comes from recovering cars from BMW/Mini, VAG, Daimler Benz and JLR with electrical problems. Hardly any business from the Japanese!
    Exactly Shane.. most Japanese cars are super reliable..

    I have a friend car mechanic and he says there are the Japanese cars for reliability and then everything else...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninanina View Post
    I have a friend car mechanic and he says there are the Japanese cars for reliability and then everything else...
    That probably applies to most Japanese products, like electronics and cameras for instance.

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    Hi Bev,

    Quote Originally Posted by Ninanina View Post
    'Modern Mercs' after about 1995 are either not reliable or they are rust buckets.. such a shame
    Whilst I agree that things have gone downhill recently, compared with what was produced in the era you've mentioned, the above isn't universally true. My 2008 Merc is neither a "rust bucket", nor unreliable - quite the opposite!

    That's not to say though, it's overall as well built as W124s were... Trouble is, I found those as ugly as sin, and were most often driven by boring old men!

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