Guys i just wanted to share my experience with you. Its a long story but i will try and make it as brief as possible. As like all of you i am a merc enthusiast as well so i thought i will make my way into the merc world with a W202. So i went ahead and bought 1995 c180 Manual. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4640271206&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1 I didnt know that manuals were unpopular before buying it. Anyways went the same day when won the bid and drove the car. It was making the squeeking noise which i was told that its the thrust bearing. There was another very deep thumpy noise coming when shifting from first and second and that i thought was the spare wheel being loose so took it off and the car was still making the noise. Asked the seller and he said you didnt test drive the car before bidding so i cant take any responcibility. I thought the car has had MOT done last month it couldnt be anything serious. So reluctantly i passed him the cheaque and left. Picked up the car after a few days and drove it back. On the way back i noticed that SRS light used to come on and stay for a few minutes after the car was started and that the speedometer used to show zero till 30mph. I tried calling the seller but he didnt answer. When i reached London, i emailed him and he said the car didnt have any of those problems so i went and got the car checked for the deep noise. The indie said its the engine mount i emailed the seller he said the mechanic was trying to make money from me and that he had it checked and it was a coupling on the prop shaft. Then i took the car for maintenance service to MercsOnly last friday and guess what all of you were right. I am not impressed by them first of all they gave me a heart attack to what was wrong with the car and secondly they didnt even bother changing the plugs which are atleast 2 years old. According to them the list of works to be done was as follows - Differential Oil is leaking and needs new seals - Rear brake discs are rusted and need replacement - Front near side tyre rod end is worn - Viscous coupling of the fan is gone and needs to be replaced - They said the couplings are fine They gave me a total of works done to be around £700 and charged me £230 for the service. I was really pis*ed off and went to my mate's tested mechanic who he takes his c180 for several years. The name of workshop is Whitley Motors in southall. Got it checked from them and they said the same things and diagnosed the problem of the shuddering noise to be Differential bushes. I then got the fan coupling changed from them and it cost me £170. So till now i have spent £400 on the car and the differential still needs to be sorted out as well as the rest of the faults. I dont know what to do when i try to contact the seller he denies it and belatently says that he is not responcible. Any ideas and recomendations? I am supposed to leave the car at Whitley Motors tonight to get the differential seals and bushes sorted out. They said the rear arms are gone as well. I said what the F is going on here.