Buying a used Mercedes E-class W212 - 2009-2016, Buying advice with Common Issues

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  • Buying a used Mercedes-Benz E class W212 - produced from 2009 to 2016
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    • Giao Tran
      Giao Tran 6 miesięcy temu

      +different car review Thanks

    • different car review
      different car review  6 miesięcy temu +1

      +Giao Tran 100 000 mi is nothing for a car like this if it's maintained correctly, just do the regular maintenance regularly / change all the fluids in time (according to the fluid interval chart in my latest videos) and you will easily reach 200 000 mi without major problems, but of course if you have air suspension then that can fail earlier

    • Giao Tran
      Giao Tran 6 miesięcy temu

      I own a Mercedes w212 e300 in Vietnam, so far the car has reached 100,000 miles and did not encounter any problems. Could you tell me how many miles this car still work well ?

    • thekrew5824
      thekrew5824 9 miesięcy temu

      different car review g

  • Wameed Abbas
    Wameed Abbas 15 godzin temu

    How would I get to know the real millage ???

  • Noah Jones
    Noah Jones 3 dni temu

    2010 e350 is my favorite

  • Ivailo Markov
    Ivailo Markov 5 dni temu

    Hello, can you give some specific info about the 292hp CGI petrol engine?

  • NovorSec
    NovorSec 7 dni temu

    Lol in my country they use to have Mercedes Benz as taxis to, we where cal the Sweden of america for a reason xD

  • MechAdventures
    MechAdventures Miesiąc temu

    Great Video, I've made one too but about US model.

  • Syamsul Nahar
    Syamsul Nahar Miesiąc temu +1

    lovely page with an honest review

  • Mahmoud Hourani
    Mahmoud Hourani Miesiąc temu +1

    I got 20,00$ I don’t want to buy a used Mercedes and have to pay a lot on maintenance 🙃🙃

  • Alexander Vouzenthal
    Alexander Vouzenthal 2 miesięcy temu

    5:45 2.1 liter 750 nm ???

  • aduako7
    aduako7 2 miesięcy temu

    You are amazing!!! Love your reviews. Please help me decide between a 2015 W212 Bluetec (US Version) and 2015 Audi A8L TDI. Your opinion matters a lot to me. Thanks.

    • different car review
      different car review  2 miesięcy temu

      both are still young cars and they have very similar reliability so it’s completely up to you which one you prefer more, but very important is to change all the fluids in time(the fluid change interval chart is in my latest videos) and since both of these cars do have modern diesel engines - you should use them regularly on longer journeys
      generally speaking the air suspension in the A8 can whitstand a little more - approx 10 years, while the air suspension in this E class most probably won’t last that long

  • chow tt
    chow tt 3 miesięcy temu

    Mercedes Benz nowadays are of low quality and not reliable

  • Mr Mark
    Mr Mark 3 miesięcy temu +1

    Clearly this guy is from Londonstan.

    • different car review
      different car review  3 miesięcy temu +1

      jacx x Thanks for the support !

    • Jac X
      Jac X 3 miesięcy temu +1

      +different car review I am from England, your reviews are fantastic keep them up and don't worry about haters.

    • different car review
      different car review  3 miesięcy temu

      I have never been in England, in fact I never left Europe, but I travel a lot - through google maps-it saves you time and money

    • Jac X
      Jac X 3 miesięcy temu +3

      Likely not from racistaan unlike you, is that beside pooristan?

  • Rares Bogdan Socaciu
    Rares Bogdan Socaciu 4 miesięcy temu

    buy Eclass petrol and 100% was not use as a taxi or you can buy the petrol and coupe...but taxi cars in germani must be in perfect condition to pass the mechanical control. Eclass is a tank and because of this is use as a taxi because it goes 1 mill km

  • Rares Bogdan Socaciu
    Rares Bogdan Socaciu 4 miesięcy temu

    they use as a taxi because this car is bulletprof

  • Mohammad Jaafari
    Mohammad Jaafari 4 miesięcy temu

    Hello there! Will you recommend w212 2013 E350 as a daily car? Is it reliable?
    Thanks in advance

    • Soonya Naidu
      Soonya Naidu 3 miesięcy temu

      Model year 2011

    • Soonya Naidu
      Soonya Naidu 3 miesięcy temu

      I bought a used 350 cdi, love the way it rides. Road noise is a problem. However, recently it started stalling at low speeds. Waiting for the diagnostics and repair.

    • different car review
      different car review  4 miesięcy temu

      yes it's a good daily driver, of course it also depends on how the previous owner maintained the car and what is the mileage, but overall it doesn't have any major problems, so buy a well maintained car in a good condition and change all the fluids in time (the best fluid change interval chart is in my latest videos)
      of course if you are buying one which is equipped with air suspension then the air struts can leak over time but usually just after approx. 10 years

  • suhail ahmed
    suhail ahmed 4 miesięcy temu +2

    My friend i respect mercedes n have owned 2 of the but first of all bmw is better in driving n secindally the taxi milage is nothin in uae we have toyota camry n the car runs 10 hundred k in milage as taxi gets sold again n driven again for 500k kms n still has original engine

  • R G1
    R G1 4 miesięcy temu +1

    Brilliant!

  • Yeldar Khemesh
    Yeldar Khemesh 5 miesięcy temu

    Great review

  • Rina
    Rina 5 miesięcy temu

    what about the older e and c class problem of the transmission oil
    mixing with the radiator fluid and causing the transmission to fail?
    what years was that? I have a 2012 Mercedes e350 am I ok? :)

    • Teresa V
      Teresa V 2 miesięcy temu

      the cooler problems were in the 2003 and early 2004 W-211 E models. Mercedes got some faulty radiators, but they had a TSP for dealers to replace them.

  • Rina
    Rina 5 miesięcy temu +2

    I had a 2007 e350, 168k miles, best car ever!!! not one problem, not one check engine light, got it new!

  • Yngvar
    Yngvar 5 miesięcy temu

    Please make a review for the new E class. Thanks!!

  • Boogey Ratt
    Boogey Ratt 5 miesięcy temu

    I'm confused about something. The 2014 is a different body style... wouldn't that be a W213? This isn't meant snarky, I genuinely don't know how these designations are given.

    • Norseman220
      Norseman220 5 miesięcy temu

      The W212 had a facelift late in 2013.. They changed the front, rear fenders and tail light style. Then the new W213 came as a 2016 model with minor adjustments in the front, but narrower tail lights

  • miguel f
    miguel f 5 miesięcy temu

    is the v6 24 valve 6 cyl engine require to do timing belt change ? or not ?

  • mark weiss
    mark weiss 5 miesięcy temu +3

    wanna save 4-$5000 dollars , well i was having a major clunking in my 4matic tranfer case , mechanic said needs a new one ?? Turns out simple fix bought standard transfer case oil ,put in drove 15 or so miles Noise got worse NO WORRIES then bought 1 quart of Mercedes Transfer case oil put it in drove for an hour maybe less shut off ate lunch did whichever then went for a drive on the highway back to 35-45 mph roads and wala back to new cost approx 80 bucks with labor ( not at the Dealer ) and the guy who told me me I needed a new one went back there had him sit his ass down told him what I did and he said ,no way this fixed it and I said do me a favor told him to get out ,we were approx 3 miles from his shop and I took off leaving him to walk back , P.S you do have to use Mercedes trans fluid ,brake fluid ,radiator fluid ,power steeing etc....any fluid that is for mercedes is a must ,it costs more but no 5 thousand dollars !

    • Kristen Tweddle
      Kristen Tweddle Miesiąc temu

      viola not wala just sayin...….

    • different car review
      different car review  5 miesięcy temu

      lol, great story, and yes you always have to use genuine diff, transfer case or transmission fluid no matter what

  • Max Damage
    Max Damage 6 miesięcy temu

    I really enjoy your reviews, as you think the same way I do!

  • Ray Davies
    Ray Davies 6 miesięcy temu

    What is the fuel consumption for a e300 auto ,2011 anybody ??

  • Ironinquisitor
    Ironinquisitor 6 miesięcy temu

    I want the wagon in this E class generation.

  • Kmasse8
    Kmasse8 7 miesięcy temu

    great video dude, keep up the good work!

  • Beverley Pearson
    Beverley Pearson 7 miesięcy temu

    Thank you! Very helpful, as I’m going to look at an 2009 E Class next week 👍🏻

  • oriri ona
    oriri ona 7 miesięcy temu +1

    I swear to God this is the best E class very reliable build quality is the best too all my friends who own it never ever complained I see why they use it for taxis in Germany 🇩🇪 only Russians adjust the mileage of cars if you change the oil regularly you’ll have no problem with this E class

    • Gentel Men's channel
      Gentel Men's channel 2 miesięcy temu

      oriri ona dude I feel you are my type of guy as me up on Instagram 🙂 : mashrooresham

  • Rina
    Rina 7 miesięcy temu

    I have a 2012 Mercedes e350, anything to look out for? only 70k miles love it so far!!! :)

    • Rina
      Rina 5 miesięcy temu

      +different car review , what about the older e and c class problem of the transmission oil mixing with the radiator fluid and causing the transmission to fail? what years was that? I have a 2012 Mercedes e350 am I ok? :)

    • different car review
      different car review  7 miesięcy temu

      well, according to the automatic gearbox specialists this is the best interval, so, you know I don't really care if someone is going to change it at this interval or later or even never :D at the end it's still your decision and not mine, but I will always recommend changing it at this point because you can avoid premature issues with the gearbox, that's it

    • different car review
      different car review  7 miesięcy temu

      the best is to change it every 39k, so I would not wait any longer

    • Rina
      Rina 7 miesięcy temu +1

      thanks! when do you think I have to change the transmission oil, Mercedes says every 39k ! Most cars are at 60 to 80!

    • different car review
      different car review  7 miesięcy temu +1

      70k mi is nothing for a car like this, so just use high quality fuel and change all the fluids in time-you can find the fluid change interval chart at end of my latest videos, and you should be good !

  • Konstantinos Tselios
    Konstantinos Tselios 7 miesięcy temu +4

    Benz the best or nothing.

  • Konstantinos Tselios
    Konstantinos Tselios 7 miesięcy temu

    I have a E350 2015 with 24000 miles never problems service at the dealer I love it the best vehicle I ever owned I just can’t stop driving it

  • s static
    s static 8 miesięcy temu

    what about the C-class 2010 mercedes

  • AK Distributors
    AK Distributors 8 miesięcy temu +1

    Take it from someone who owns a wholesale autoparts distributor company...don't buy the version with Air Shocks unless you got serious money laying around you can spend on repairs. When we get calls for these air shocks going out they are not cheap at all. Even if you get shocks that are reman and not new you'll still end up spending a pretty penny for them. Still with the base model E350 or the Sport E350, they're the ones that come with regular shock absorbers.

  • taner yilmaz
    taner yilmaz 9 miesięcy temu +1

    I do not think the e350 can be used as a taxi.attention to the 200 and 220

  • Andrei Miruta
    Andrei Miruta 9 miesięcy temu +5

    I already decided i dont want to buy this E350 diesel for lease. Now I am struggling again if i made the right choice. Why just why i ever driven mercedes? It's a cult and It's stronger than me, i guess slavery is not too bad when driving this kind of car )

  • Mario Torrez Quant
    Mario Torrez Quant 9 miesięcy temu

    Moneypit for a car this age, when it´s supossed that you are buying a luxury car that´s equivalent to quality, but instead it´s garbage, and I´m not talking only from Mercedes

  • Evisu smith
    Evisu smith 9 miesięcy temu +5

    Thanks for the reviews. Bought a 2010 E550 after watching this review. So far so good 😊 🙏

    • Evisu smith
      Evisu smith 7 miesięcy temu

      I was a little nervous about getting the 550 because of the airmatic but after watching this review and pricing them out I decided to take my chances. The 2014 is a facelift and I didn’t like it at first but it has grown on me but there’s a huge difference in prices so i think pre facelift was a better move for me.

    • Osman Mehmedovic
      Osman Mehmedovic 7 miesięcy temu

      Thanks! I kind of started looking at them and thought about 2014s as well, but seems like 2011 is a good 13k dollars or so cheaper. A bit apprehensive as far as airmatic goes, but I believe there are also conversion kits.

    • Evisu smith
      Evisu smith 7 miesięcy temu +1

      97,000 km/ just over 60,000 miles

    • Osman Mehmedovic
      Osman Mehmedovic 7 miesięcy temu

      How many miles does it have?

    • Evisu smith
      Evisu smith 7 miesięcy temu

      Car is great. No issues so far

  • Reddylion
    Reddylion 10 miesięcy temu +1

    Hmm

  • strayed cat
    strayed cat 10 miesięcy temu

    Great informational video, thanks. 2014 E350 Estate V6 (non turbo) Automatic Iridium Silver/Black USA... Please, how do I confirm/determine exactly the Engine and Chassis Numbers?

  • methunshow
    methunshow 11 miesięcy temu

    I bought a 2008 E350 CPO in 2012 had it for six years (until 2018) had three costly repairs out of warranty. But really being 10 years old how much complaining can I do? Purchased a 2015 E350 CPO, pushing my luck I guess. And many cars appreciate like a rock, in most cases that makes it affordable. Better have maintenance money though. Lol Oh and all that was after having a 1998 CLK for 10 years that was really 14 years old.

  • 38-Slug
    38-Slug 11 miesięcy temu

    I bought a 2011 e200 6 speed automatic with 100.000km on it
    I hope this will be a reliable car
    My previous car a 2005 mondeo 2.0tdci was a money pit

    • Zuriel Gilpin
      Zuriel Gilpin 25 dni temu

      I also had a Mondeo. I had to sell it.

  • darth sith
    darth sith 11 miesięcy temu

    Great vids... I’d sub twice if I could

  • darth sith
    darth sith 11 miesięcy temu

    Is the 2010 e550 4matic a reliable car? I’ve been thinking about it a lot lol and saw one with 100k kms...is it worth getting??

    • darth sith
      darth sith 10 miesięcy temu

      different car review thank you, so what’s a better buy 2010 e350 or the e550? Reliability wise..and easier to maintain

    • different car review
      different car review  10 miesięcy temu +1

      there are no big issues with this engine except the regular stuff, just make sure the car was maintained properly and change all the fluids in time , and if it's equipped with air suspension, then be prepared to buy new air struts if they start to leak-because at some point they will start to leak

  • Tommy
    Tommy 11 miesięcy temu

    Great review exactly the kinda review I was looking for before I buy one.

  • Alaa Sibai
    Alaa Sibai 11 miesięcy temu +10

    I have the 2014 E350. It's the best car I've ever owned by far.

    • Franky
      Franky 9 dni temu

      Any reliability issues yet? I was thinking of getting a 2015, but hear horror stories of it being costly

    • LeaveLeague
      LeaveLeague Miesiąc temu

      Milage? And repairs cost lol

  • Marc G
    Marc G 11 miesięcy temu

    Great videos

  • easyglide
    easyglide 11 miesięcy temu +1

    We own a 2013 model 350CDI Coupe, an absolute delight.

  • Brandon C.
    Brandon C. 11 miesięcy temu

    My 2010 E200 has been a money pit. Luck, i guess.

  • J. Richie
    J. Richie Rok temu

    HOW ..... Can you cke the mileage ?????

  • Driver 81 Porsche

    I bought the cheapest E Class in the country and the faults it had were pretty comical - I made a video about it here plclip.com/video/FRvXka-Qhwc/wideo.html

  • GiXXerRiderUK
    GiXXerRiderUK Rok temu

    Great reviews you've got here buddy! :) You made me think about buying this Mercedes! Which one you think is better: CLS,S class or E class? ( max.10.000 euro?)
    Are you Hungarian by any chance???? Because of the accent... :)

    • John Johnson
      John Johnson 2 miesięcy temu

      GiXXerRiderUK E

    • GiXXerRiderUK
      GiXXerRiderUK Rok temu

      different car review OK! Köszi szépen! Tényleg nagyon be jön az E class merci! Meg ha megbízható autók is,akkor az meg csak hab a tortán! Amúgy tényleg annyi jó autó van,hogy már választani is nagyon nehéz! :(

    • different car review
      different car review  Rok temu +2

      yes I'm Hungarian :D up to 10 000 € I would choose the E-class

  • Jae won Lee
    Jae won Lee Rok temu +1

    Thanks for the great review! I bought 2014 E550 Convertible CPO 2.5 years ago and reached 45,000 miles with two problems. One is automatic driving support sensor issue and is replaced twice under warranty. The other one is warped front brake disc maybe due to the heavy body weight. I did not replace the disc yet because the braking capability is still good except keep pumping the brake pedal while pressing the brake. One other issue I am concerning is faint high pitch noise from suspension when cold start in the morning. Once the car is warmed up, the noise is gone. Dealer failed to find the reason. Do anyone have the similar experience? Please help. Besides these three issues, I have no problem yet.
    After quite disappointed to the two different Mercedes dealer services in my area - they tried to overcharge me three times! - I could find an independent Mercedes service shop with more than 30 years of experiences. All of their customers enjoy very old classic Mercedes. They were very curious why relatively new Mercedes comes to their shop. Those new Mercedes buyers prefer the dealer service, they said. The regular maintenance cost is less than 50% compared to the dealer. They told me the exact same stories that your review told. Only because the fuel tank is made of plastic, there may be an issue in the future. Another issue may come out in the future is the weak transmission, which may cost around 2,500$. Besides these issues, they predict I can enjoy this car quite long distance for a long time to come. Though pricey in the beginning, I hope I can ride this car for a really long time.

  • MJA
    MJA Rok temu

    I have a 2015 Tacoma 4x4 on the other hand, not one failure after 60,000 miles.

  • MJA
    MJA Rok temu

    I have a 2011 E350!Bluetec. Great car but very, very expensive to maintain.

    • Nasar Azam
      Nasar Azam Rok temu +1

      Can you eleborate on "very very expensive to maintain". Is this regular maintenance or Repairs?

  • The Avenger
    The Avenger Rok temu +5

    Hi,
    Can you explain the reason for worn timing chains on the 4 cyl. diesels? Is this due to long oil change intervals?
    Many thanks and keep up the great work..

    • different car review
      different car review  Rok temu +1

      Hi
      yes, the long oil change intervals are part of the issue + some say that these 4 cylinder engines have weaker chains then the 6 cylinders

    • The Avenger
      The Avenger Rok temu

      M Evl
      My own E200 CDI now has 163,000 miles and runs beautifully (9 to 10 K miles between oil changes) ... Looking forward to the reply ...
      Cheers 👍

    • M I
      M I Rok temu

      The Avenger i am curious too

  • 888
    888 Rok temu

    What is maximum mileage for this car? I'm thinking about buying diesel with 330K km. Is this good idea?

    • 888
      888 Rok temu

      Thank you for the informative answer.

    • different car review
      different car review  Rok temu +1

      maximum mileage, well that's hard to tell, but there are cars with 500k and 600k km, so these cars can whitstand a lot, but only with the regular maintenance which is very important in every car
      after 300k km I would consider changing the timing chain mechanism if it's still original from the factory, the injectors can be worn as well, the turbocharger can still be in a good shape but that depends on how the previous owner treated the car

  • proggyjoe
    proggyjoe Rok temu +4

    I own a 2013 e350, I love this car!

    • Mohammad Jaafari
      Mohammad Jaafari 4 miesięcy temu

      proggyjoe hey joe, will you recommend this car? Is the spare parts affordable with after market option? I am a bout to buy e350 petrol engine and I am afraid of big time repairs, could you share your experience with the car?

    • Moses Keng
      Moses Keng Rok temu

      proggyjoe I totally agree. I purchased MB E350 2013 I did my research on consumer report and notice that the reliability for this year is the same as Lexus es350. I owned a Lexus es300H 2015 ran great but hybrid is not a keeper long term. So far it runs great at 47k no issues.

  • stumaclean111
    stumaclean111 Rok temu +7

    I own a 2011 E550 with 77,000kms on it and I absolutely love it. I's fully loaded with the air suspension, keyless entry, keyless go, dynamic driver's seat, heated/ventilated seats, panoramic sunroof and all of the safety driving assist features. It's also built like a tank. I can see why it's revealed by taxi drivers in Germany.

    • dee106ful
      dee106ful 10 miesięcy temu +3

      stumaclean111
      I think you meant to say revered not revealed

  • Meng Shi Lim
    Meng Shi Lim Rok temu

    Is carbon build up an issue with the CGI models?

    • Meng Shi Lim
      Meng Shi Lim Rok temu

      No carbon build up even in the M271 Evo engine (1.8 L)?

    • different car review
      different car review  Rok temu

      no, not really
      but make sure that you use only high quality fuel and change the oil regularly

  • Dominique Haywood

    I was thinking about getting an E550 convertible 2011 can you tell me the problems associated with this car. Please and thank you.

    • different car review
      different car review  Rok temu +2

      the E550 convertible is overall reliable-so no major problems, but you have to choose a car which is in good condition
      things to look for:
      -the engine should be really smooth on idle without strange noises and during acceleration as well
      -The car should ride smoothly without some vibrations or strange clunking, rattling, squeaking noises from the suspension, it's good to open the windows and listen for these noises at lower speed on bad quality roads too
      -check the paintjob-it should look the same on all the body panels
      -test all the electronics including the rooftop, check for water leaks/moisture in the interior
      -buy a car with regular maintenance history
      -change the coolant and brake fluid after 2 years/or after buying
      -use only high quality fuel and change the oil regularly
      Also it's extremely important to let the cold engine warm up-lower RPM for the first 15-20 km / 10-12 mi

  • Carpe diem
    Carpe diem Rok temu +2

    If you buy a car like this with 500.000 km on the clock the mileage will probably correct. I don't believe there are cars with 100.000 real km on them.

  • Azevedo Antonio Jalane Junior

    Amazing reviews! Simple and super informative. I am thinking to get the e63 can you give me some advice on it?

  • Michael King
    Michael King Rok temu

    Very informative my friend.

  • Danial Kurashi
    Danial Kurashi Rok temu +1

    I have a 2011 E 350 bluetech 6 cylinder diesel. absolutely amazing quality, economy, comfort.105k runs and performs like new.

  • Amit Mangat
    Amit Mangat Rok temu +1

    Great car as a taxi but expensive

  • Nasty McJackass
    Nasty McJackass Rok temu

    Review the base Mercedes CLK 200 kompressor w209/c209 with hardtop please.

  • Tudose Adrian
    Tudose Adrian Rok temu

    its Beige not light yellow ...lmao 😛

  • Khaled Yousef
    Khaled Yousef Rok temu

    How can I be sure about the mileage? I recently bought a 2014 E300, it was only 25 K Kms. Is there a definitive way to know other than knowing from service center? I've heard that models after 2013 can't be manipulated, is it true?

  • Chris
    Chris Rok temu

    Such a helpful video! Makes me a little more comfortable. I have a 14’ E350 Sport with 43K miles and it’s good to know that it’s quality will withstand the test of time!

  • 2krisz
    2krisz Rok temu +1

    5:46
    E300 Bluetec Hybrid 2,1 liter 750 newtonmeter ?????????????????

    • Tuomas Mannonen
      Tuomas Mannonen Rok temu

      Electric motors generate huge amounts of torque due to not having a transmission to suck up energy

    • Kevin Choicesinlife
      Kevin Choicesinlife Rok temu

      2krisz thinking to buy this model this month. Not sure if it has problems.

  • Gwen Coonen
    Gwen Coonen Rok temu +3

    Eclasses now are even cheaper then c-classes in the Mercs secondhand stores....amazing! Probably mu next one to buy :-)

  • Gheorghe Falcaru
    Gheorghe Falcaru Rok temu

    So bad!

  • DB Cooper
    DB Cooper Rok temu +20

    you speak better English than many Americans you should be proud of yourself

    • Bright Mind
      Bright Mind 11 miesięcy temu

      DB Cooper classless statement. Has nothing to do with the presented information in the video.

  • Haitham Al-Qaderi
    Haitham Al-Qaderi Rok temu +7

    Hi, first of all, I am glad I found your reviews on PLclip, it's helpful.
    May I ask you which one is most reliable out of these cars.
    1. 2011 Mercedes E250 CDI
    2. 2012 BMW 520d
    3. 2012 Audi A5

  • Tim Fleener
    Tim Fleener Rok temu +49

    Nice review. I find your content a lot more helpful than many other channels.
    I own a black 2011 E350 4matic sedan, much like several of the ones shown in your video. It is almost seven years old now, and I have had zero issues with it. I use full synthetic Mobil 1 oil and change the oil every 10,000 miles.
    The E Class is a wonderful car. It drives like a dream, and the ride is very smooth and supple. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking about buying one. Just make sure you don't get one where the previous owner didn't take good care of it. No car will be in good shape long-term when the previous owner trashed it and never took care of it.

    • Robert Rasooli
      Robert Rasooli 6 miesięcy temu

      Tim Fleener how many miles do you have I It? Looking to buy a used one with 100k miles

    • Calsium
      Calsium 8 miesięcy temu

      I was lucky car owner changed oil every 5000 miles

    • Moses Keng
      Moses Keng Rok temu

      I purchased MB E350 2013 I did my research on consumer report and notice that the reliability for this year is the same as Lexus es350 (just a note 2014 model is less reliable). I owned a Lexus es300H 2015 ran great but hybrid is not a keeper long term. So far it runs great at 47k no issues.

    • Nasar Azam
      Nasar Azam Rok temu

      How many miles do you have it on it now? Is there a best year between 2009 and 2012 for E 350?

    • Stacee Baltazar
      Stacee Baltazar Rok temu

      Nice ! 😊 I own the same one too... but in Arctic White 😊 and I agree with everything you've said 😊... I love how well built and quiet it is too! The only thing I wish I could do now is upgrade the COMAND system to make the colors better and more custom on the screen. I know there is an upgrade for the GPS/ Map within the system... but I wonder if there's a way to add more colors & the ability to choose custom color theme's ?

  • youtoobe169
    youtoobe169 Rok temu +7

    Nice video. I have a 2011 E350 4Matic with 175K miles on it. Still runs and drives like new and has been very reliable according to the previous owner and based on my experience so far.

    • Moses Keng
      Moses Keng Rok temu

      youtoobe169 glad to know I recently purchased 2013 E350 with 46k miles. Hope mine will reach 175k without issues. Did you have service done at dealership?

  • Mark Capps
    Mark Capps Rok temu +2

    W210, the last Benz made. After 2002 they went to HELL in a handbasket. I LOVE my 1999 W210 E320. After 200,000 mi. It still runs drives, and rides very close to the day it was made.

    • Keyyyyzzzz
      Keyyyyzzzz Rok temu +3

      Nice to read your words...Even my friends 1999 W210 has a Chrysler sticker--but she calls it her damn solid 'Brunhilde'! My previous MB was a W124, 1989--truly awesome ride, good handling and superb build quality. However, after some 26 years of reliability in our family she needed major, expensive auto transmission work... So in 2015 I sadly traded her for a 2005 E350 Avantgarde with 80,000 km clocked. This car wasn't completely flaw-free at first, no car really is, but it NEVER let me down and its small bugs are now long gone. In AG trim it comes with factory lowered 'sports' suspension--so the ride of the old W124 just ain't there... The 7 speed auto mated to that highly advanced and lightly stressed 3.5L V6 provides nice sounds, substantial power to weight ratio and reasonable economy. My mechanic only uses synthetic oil, which is changed every 5,000 km or 6 months. This W211 provides me an enjoyable owner/ driving experience...and as I'm approaching 60 years myself, I hope she might outlast me and be the last car I ever need to buy...

  • Sam is Successful
    Sam is Successful Rok temu +1

    Buyer beware Mercedes is all perception I did my research on these cars I wanted one they're junk! Unless you pay for a warranty your fucked!

    • parteibonza
      parteibonza Rok temu +1

      Totally untrue.

    • Tim Fleener
      Tim Fleener Rok temu +4

      Spoken like a typical idiot who has never even owned a Mercedes but just believes everything someone else told them. You could not be more wrong. I have owned two different Mercedes E Class sedans, first a 2000 E430 Sport and now a 2011 E350 4matic, and both of them have been extremely reliable. The only thing I ever had to replace on the first one in eight years of ownership was one of the rear power window motors that went out, and the second one is almost seven years old and has not had a single issue at all. Take your scare tactics elsewhere.

  • Igor Gacov
    Igor Gacov Rok temu

    audi

  • baggins919
    baggins919 Rok temu +1

    really good review well worth watching thankyou

  • SaskatchewanBadAss
    SaskatchewanBadAss Rok temu +29

    wtf you guys use these as taxis???? in Canada taxis are either Toyota Camrys, corollas or mini vans.....maybe the occasional ford crown vic or Taurus. maybe id actually consider using a taxi if they were mercs.

    • gabriel
      gabriel 10 dni temu

      In many European countries Mercedes E class is usual taxi cap, so....what's ur problem with that!!!!!!!??????

    • MrSiarra PL
      MrSiarra PL 2 miesięcy temu

      Guys in Norway we’re using Tesla’s and BMW 7 🙈🙈 there’re basically everywhere 😆
      Edit: On taxis ofc :D

    • Giao Tran
      Giao Tran 6 miesięcy temu

      In my country is Vietnam, The Mercedes is for rich person and business man, taxi all the ways is Toyota Vios or Hyundai and Kia.

    • Kmasse8
      Kmasse8 7 miesięcy temu

      E-series gained reputation of being a reliable vehicle already in the 80s (90s they took the wrong direction) and was widely used as a taxi. Nowadays in Finland, you see other brands too (namely Audi, Toyota, Volvo),

    • modeo da fac
      modeo da fac 7 miesięcy temu +1

      greece is full of them .. skodas too

  • Ionut
    Ionut Rok temu +4

    Endless money pits.

    • DANILO VELJKOVIC
      DANILO VELJKOVIC 2 miesięcy temu

      lonut They are if you abuse them all the time and don't take care of them very well.

    • Gentel Men's channel
      Gentel Men's channel 2 miesięcy temu +1

      Ionut if you don't have knowledge don't talk don't type nobody is forcing you to buy a mercedes stuck with a Toyota and shut up.

    • Joey McMahon Jr
      Joey McMahon Jr 10 miesięcy temu +4

      SacreDro Want a money pit? Try owning my BMW

    • Kodjo Swole
      Kodjo Swole Rok temu +7

      SacreDro these newer models are pretty reliable

    • The Sudanese Negro
      The Sudanese Negro Rok temu +13

      SacreDro not true

  • The Avenger
    The Avenger Rok temu +11

    Great video, thank you. My own W212 E200 CDI, 2010 with 140,000 miles and regular engine (9,000 mile oil and filter change)and gearbox servicing (40,00 miles fluid and filter change) is running as new thankfully. 👍

  • MJA
    MJA Rok temu +2

    I have 2011 Bluetec E350...watch for intercooler oil leaks and dodgy fuel injection problems. Both very expensive!

  • Ricko Setiadi
    Ricko Setiadi Rok temu +3

    your english pronounciation is damn bad bro to be honest

    • Kristen Tweddle
      Kristen Tweddle Miesiąc temu

      you upset the pc police OH NO!!!!!

    • Lilred48 :
      Lilred48 : 2 miesięcy temu

      Cmon English is just his secondary language

    • Gentel Men's channel
      Gentel Men's channel 2 miesięcy temu +1

      Dude nobody came here for English trekking competition, add long as you understand it's good now if you want to be a grammar or English teacher I suggest you look on to your local schools.

    • TwelvMidnight
      TwelvMidnight Rok temu +1

      😂🤣 Your grammar is shit Ricko - It's like the first immigrant off a boat turning around and telling his country men to go back to their country! 😂🤣😂

    • wee CK
      wee CK Rok temu +2

      Ricko Setiadi we dun give a damn wat the fuck u said here 👎

  • juan arias
    juan arias Rok temu +3

    Excelent video, thanks!

  • Nitin Soni
    Nitin Soni Rok temu

    plz tell me about Jaguar XF and xj after 2009 and more

  • Doaf Bewohna
    Doaf Bewohna Rok temu

    how reliable is the E class coupé?

  • Madjwills
    Madjwills Rok temu

    There is a R350 for sale in my area, can you give me some suggestion on what I should look for or ask the owner on my test drive ? oh yeah it has 170,000 miles on it

    • different car review
      different car review  Rok temu +2

      -the air suspension can have problems: leaks, air compressor or height sensors
      -check all the electronics, there is often problem with the electronically operated tailgate and door mirrors
      -the regular maintance history is very important: service book, list of replaced parts, oil change intervals etc.
      -the engine has to be smooth and quiet on idle without some strange ticking/rattling sounds, also it shouldn't make rattling sound at cold start
      -the R350 model made to 2008 can have more often problem with the worn timing chain which is caused by worn balance shaft gear-expensive repair
      -the car has to be quiet without some strange noises or vibrations during the test drive, and also check the transmission properly before buying

  • Emir B.A.745d
    Emir B.A.745d Rok temu +7

    I like your videos , and they're funny , thank ou.

  • Mike Icee
    Mike Icee Rok temu +23

    This is my pimp machine. I have this car with the unlimited 1 million millage warranty until July 2018.
    If you buy in America buy late 2011-13 for the first gen because it has the 7 G Tronic Plus (70,000 miles between blue ATF change) vs 40,000 mile for the 7 G Tronic (No plus) is 40,000 miles....Both cost $500 to change at the dealer against gravity fill.
    Also things to look for: Black headliner, AMG sport package with all 5 wheels (4 rims 1 steering). Most have MB text, you want keyless-go look for chrome on door handles... in the USA look for "P2" package cars...

    • fatis dead
      fatis dead 3 miesięcy temu

      Do you have any update for us, after one year?

    • Nasar Azam
      Nasar Azam Rok temu +1

      What is P2 Package?

  • Zack Salvatore
    Zack Salvatore Rok temu

    excellent video, very helpful and informative, because of this video my father bought a w211 2009 E350. Im looking to purchase the predecessor of this car (W210). Could you make a video of that please? You have my like and subscription

    • Zack Salvatore
      Zack Salvatore Rok temu +1

      Chris K that's true only in pre face lift models and in northeast cars with snow and salt. Post face lift cars are great

    • Chris K
      Chris K Rok temu +2

      Zack Salvatore don't buy the W210, it has too many problems with rust. W211 facelift is a good one.

    • different car review
      different car review  Rok temu +1

      thanks, I can do also the W210 review

  • Prince Edward
    Prince Edward Rok temu +3

    next time you should talk about the BMW 7 series F01. BTW You do a great job Budd.

  • Mars J
    Mars J Rok temu +8

    Great helpful info. I find it difficult to follow the Mercedes models, US domestic, European and to other countries, until I actually see the car. None of the printed info makes he model lines clear to me I'm guess I'm a bit retarded!

    • SB Lim
      SB Lim Rok temu

      Mars J AA

    • Rene Howard
      Rene Howard Rok temu +1

      Mars J which Specific model has that different Instrument cluster?

  • Alex G
    Alex G Rok temu

    The e500 T facelift is the same as the e550 4matic right? Which is also known as the e500 blueefficiency in other places

  • Simple Car Blog
    Simple Car Blog Rok temu +47

    A taxi stamp is a way of showing quality. I like the E-class models, w211 is one of my favorites. A mercedes is good as long it works like most cars.

    • Avantime
      Avantime 8 dni temu

      If only people around the world can buy a taxi trim Mercedes with a small diesel engine. Most people outside Europe don't have that option, and a Mercedes with loads of electronic toys is a reliability nightmare.

    • El P.
      El P. 5 miesięcy temu +1

      W212 is a beuty , but too many problems with engine.

  • Kevin Hall
    Kevin Hall Rok temu

    Great vid I love your videos they help a lot of people like me can you please do a video for the 2009 to 2013 7 series I'm looking to buy so are my friends thank you so much and have a great day

    • different car review
      different car review  Rok temu

      the next video will be about the BMW M5 E39, but you can expect the 7 series F01 review soon!

  • Tristan Czodrowski
    Tristan Czodrowski Rok temu +35

    Thank you very much, I have been waiting for the W212 review a long time.
    I highly appreciate your work and effort! Keep it up!