Parts in/from Germany

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  1. benzers

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    I've a W124 estate, and will need some parts in the future, I have called MB and even after discount of %20 they are still expensive. I was wondering if it'd be worth either taking a trip to germany or even ordering parts from there.
    Would anyone have knowledge or experience of this being cheaper?
    thanks in advance.
     
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    carat 3.6 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I doubt you would be any better off, what parts were you after?
     
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    Parts are cheaper here.
     
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    Parts are cheaper in the UK but Cars are cheaper in Germany:thumb:
     
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    well I have a rusting on the petrol tank neck, that will still last for another a year or so, I've greased it etc just to prolong its life. i.e mercedes petrol tank:MA1244700804.£600
    plus it needs a new model petrol cap for it. and then a possible drivers side rear quarter:£534 MA1246305021/, which I'm guessing will be relatively expensive to have it replaced without the price of buying it. I'm just making a list of current things I anticipate to repair, though it being a 230te, still considering if its economically viable.
     
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    Buy a used tank, and I should have a new genuine qtr panel for £200, they're not that hard to fit either.
     
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    Used cars are much cheaper here, German used cars are fought over by Eastern Europeans and Turks etc
     
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    you see, there is this site, https://www.mbgtc.de/ this is where mercedes send there own dismantling stuff. 200 is a good price. let me save my pennies for that one.
     
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    carat 3.6 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Shame it's the estate only parts that you need, I've got a ton of stuff lurking about for the saloon's.
     
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    Yep I agree used cars are cheaper here but new cars to UK spec are cheaper in Germany but you do have the hassle of getting them into the UK as I outlined in my thread earlier this year but if you are prepared to put the effort in then savings are to be had
     
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    Thinking about a new E350cdi. Any idea how prices Germany v UK compare?
     
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    ray_hennig Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yep!

    Parts prices have retained their £ level over the last few years but now you're paying around £1 for €1 as opposed to £0.70 back in 2008. European parts are costly these days and I (in France) look to the UK for costly parts.

    RayH
     

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