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  1. S

    unlucky or lemon ?

    Having bought a facelift c220 estate things haven't gone so well , first off the eco function disappears every time i use the car for the second time in a day ( not too bothered about that ) then falling roof tile lands on my roof denting it a chipping paint whole roof needs repair paint , and...
  2. D

    Excellent Prepurchase inspection and a big Lemon

    Good evening As some of you may know I am after a facelift E220 CDI. I identified one in Berkshire and put a deposit on it. I also asked the nice team of Mercanix who is in this area to run an inspection for me. Michael and Andrew from Mercanix were the top from the initial booking to the...
  3. V

    2002 Vito 2.2 I've bought a right Lemon. Limp Mode

    Hi all. First MB I've ever driven, never mind owned. I'm an avid DIYer and my mate is a machanic. I bought my Vito yesterday. I've no Idea where my head was at at the time of pulling out my money. He somehow convinced me that all Vito's gearboxes are knackered and it was normal. hahah...
  4. D

    Insane starting issue on Vito 108cdi Lemon

    Bought a tatty 2002 Vito 108cdi to do one job and then pass it on to someone else. Drove ok for first 100 miles, except for (only) key snapping 50 miles from home and needing replacement (by mobile service). Completed journey ok. Next day no starter on key-turn. All dash lights come on...
  5. T

    Bought a lemon. Advice please.

    In Feb of last year i bought a lovely looking e211CDI and drove it for a month before going away. on my return 2 months later a series of problems started which have just about P-----d me off. On my return the car stuck in first gear and would not change. i took it to MBTech in Warrington...
  6. A

    Is my car a lemon / in self-destruct mode

    I have an 07 B180 CDi SE that I think could well be in self-destruct mode, I bought it in February this year hoping for a reliable, cheap-ish to run car. It has just 37k on the clock yet it drives and behaves like something more than twice its age. So far the horns have failed, the aircon...
  7. benzakita

    C200k a lemon ?????

    Hey everyone, just bought a C200k with 38000 miles MB FSH, mint condition, build date december 2002. No warning messages, everything perfect. I heard this build date has the mod's correcting all the serious oil seal and rad problems,is this true? Hope so, some of the horror storys I've read here...
  8. RaceDiagnostics

    I've been sold a lemon, 450SL 1979

    Ok, not only has it got no compression in cylinder 8, I went looking for the engine number, which is very difficult to see as its down the back by the bulkhead and here is what I found. 116 984 x22x00xx.... , there may have been other numbers. It is a 350, any way to tell its age? Also...
  9. W

    Peach to Lemon ratio?

    Having now driven about 600 miles looking for my next car it's starting to become a little weary. I ask the usual questions over the phone, but when viewing the result is disappointment. The most recent was a car for sale at a main dealer where they 'only sell cars with full main dealer service...
  10. bouncer

    Bargain or Lemon

    I have been looking around for a car now for six months ish and have decided to look further afield rather than local Does anyone know of the quality and reputation of these people BOSS Performance Manchester I have taken a fancy to a couple of C Class’s they have. . . I Googeled the Reg...
  11. marcos

    Lemon Law

    I know in the US they have a Lemon Law so if a new car devolopes the same fault a certain number of times the manufacturer has to buy it back or supply a new model. Do we have such a law in this country and if so how many trips to the garage would be needed? The reason I ask is my ML has now...
  12. M

    Have a bought a lemon??

    Now I also noticed it has other trivial problems like only cool air out of driver's vents and clonking noise over bumps(anti-roll bar drop links?) Finger X & touch wood, after fixing all these I can have some peaceful and enjoyable motoring like MB say in their owner's manual. Next time I know...
  13. C

    Really hope I havent got a lemon....

    OK picked up the w209 in osbedian black from the stealership the other day, well yesterday to be exact, it had 17 delivery miles on the clock, (pic of my car in the showroom before they opened the doors and I was off. The car is kitted out it has command and every ....tronic possible so I was...
  14. D

    Peach or lemon

    Heard of a website today called www.peachorlemon.co.uk you can leave comments on your car and read what other owners have to say. Might be worth a look as there are a few Mrecs on there. Dave
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