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I’m considering getting a 11-12 year old 2009 C180, 140-150k mileage. My concern is it’s reliability. Anyone can advise and share your experiences on the reliability and common failing of parts? Many thanks!

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8 minutes ago, Alcy said:

I’m considering getting a 11-12 year old 2009 C180, 140-150k mileage. My concern is it’s reliability. Anyone can advise and share your experiences on the reliability and common failing of parts? Many thanks!

My Bro has renewed his 2009 C200 (PI) last year.

His mileage was near to 200k km.

 

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24 minutes ago, Alcy said:

I’m considering getting a 11-12 year old 2009 C180, 140-150k mileage. My concern is it’s reliability. Anyone can advise and share your experiences on the reliability and common failing of parts? Many thanks!

Check the timing cam. It will be ratting during cold start if it is bad. W204 C180k is generally a very reliable car with accessable parts. Wear and tear parts to replace are radiator hoses, bushes, engine mounts.. 

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Thank you for your advise, much appreciated! Is their part replacements expensive? How much do the parts range from and how frequently do they require replacements? Do they differ a lot from a Honda? Sorry for bombing so much questions, I’m new to merc. 😅

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W204 parts are not really “expensive” especially for routine wear & tear replacements.

important is to get a reliable workshop that you can work with. 

i had a Honda but that was 28 yrs ago so no comments. 
 

My first MB was a 1977 W123 200E 

i m on my 9Th MB with some Audi in between 
 

important for you is to get a reliable workshop to check the conditions of the car, do a full diagnostic run & validate the odometer reading (can't run away with the diagnostic checks)

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On 6/24/2020 at 1:28 PM, Lawman said:

Check the timing cam. It will be ratting during cold start if it is bad. W204 C180k is generally a very reliable car with accessable parts. Wear and tear parts to replace are radiator hoses, bushes, engine mounts.. 

Thank you for your advise, much appreciated! Is their part replacements expensive? How much do the parts range from and how frequently do they require replacements? Do they differ a lot from a Honda? Sorry for bombing so much questions, I’m new to merc. 😅 

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On 6/25/2020 at 1:20 AM, kepiting1sg said:

W204 parts are not really “expensive” especially for routine wear & tear replacements.

important is to get a reliable workshop that you can work with. 

i had a Honda but that was 28 yrs ago so no comments. 
 

My first MB was a 1977 W123 200E 

i m on my 9Th MB with some Audi in between 
 

important for you is to get a reliable workshop to check the conditions of the car, do a full diagnostic run & validate the odometer reading (can't run away with the diagnostic checks)

Thank you! I appreciate your time taken and kind advise! 😊  Pardon me for the mess. I’m new with forums. 

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