Buying a used Mercedes C-class W204 – 2007-2014, Common Issues, Engine types, SK tit./Magyar felirat

Buying a used Mercedes C-class W204 – 2007-2014, Common Issues, Engine types, SK tit./Magyar felirat


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  1. Buying a used Mercedes E55 AMG, E63 AMG (W211) – 2003-2009 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iGw8_YLL44
    Buying a used Mercedes CLK (W209/C209) – 2002-2009 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t3rcZS2ohc
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  2. I'm buying a 2012 Mercedes C-Class c200 54000mi is it good for short journeys I always do short journeys will it effect on the DPF

  3. the w203 c280 interior was much better than the w204. My w203 very reliable no problems. I drove a w204 hated it. cheap cheap cheap. Mercedes also fixed one recall so I wouldn't have issues with the balance shaft failure and its only on certain w203 models. Not all w203 model engines had this balance shaft issue.

  4. Make sure that the damn accelerating unit (because it is not just a pedal anymore) and the steering lock mechanisms have been checked out and / or replaced. Had to go through those two, fortunately under warranty, otherwise = big bucks and annoying as fuck efforts to get a stuck steering car out of a tight parking lot.

  5. Hey I need help.I just want to but a Mercedes 2013 c class c 250,with engin L4 to do uber or lyft with 43000miles on it . I'll always dream this car so please help me is it worth?I really need your help!!

  6. wait, I leased a 2015 version and this car goes crazy with chipped paint, the passenger led fog lamp broke, many other cars on the road are missing lights, and water loves to get in the tail pipe after car wash. Nice car, but too many high maintenance exterior issues and must be washed every 3days!

  7. Have a 2014 C250 and I'm definitely trading it in after I spend $800 to repair a PLASTIC DOOR HANDLE! Well really it's to replace the ENTIRE panel since they don't have an option to just buy the door handle. The lever is made out of PLASTIC! But I think I've found an alternative option with the AGA door lever kit. It replaces the plastic lever with an aluminum one which should have been done in the beginning. Will NEVER buy another Mercedes!

  8. Hey, you missed the C350 CDI which I am looking into buying with AMG package. Would love to hear your thoughts. I was actually thinking whether C350 or C350 CDI is better, but since the diesel is the same fast with a lot more torque and a lot better consumption, I guess the diesel is a better choice

  9. I was very dissapointed by the Classic trim in the first generation. The interior plastics looked like Toyota, actually Toyota looked better.

  10. The dash of the first models look worse and uglier than the w202, thankfully they updated in the facelifted model.

  11. I am thinking about getting one, but what holds me is the interior of this car. Mercedes did a vinyl plastic interior that chips off like paper. And most of these 2008-2010 look like they went through hell inside.

  12. Common problems is ignition switch seizes and you cannot turn the steering wheel and the keys stay stuck I'm the ignition. Expensive to repair. Second most common problems is the cabin blower motor will seize or make noise and will likely need servicing or replacing.

  13. Owned a loaded 2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 AMG for 6 years. Sold it at 90.000 miles. I drove it hard and never had an issue, minor or major. Car was serviced at the dealer once a year. Certainly one of the better naturally aspirated 6 cylinder engine cars I've ever owned and I've owned some of the best naturally aspirated 6 cylinder cars (1987 BMW E30 2.5 is; 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT).

  14. I have c300 2011 car is perfect now is 140k km
    Only problem I have is multimedia joystick not working. Everything else work prefect. Using only shell Vpower + and synthetic oil… you should have any problems

  15. My rear shocks are gone. The car is made 2008. Idk maybe the previous owner drifted it or something. Also the parktronic is shot. They said at the garage that front bumper if i recall correctly was interfering with the sensors

  16. Before buying one go search up about the balance shaft failure problem and use the vin of your car to see if your car has the engine that has the improved balance shaft.

  17. hello. need help. my 2007 mercedes bemz c220 cdi gives a ESP light while driving. either on cruise control or using the foot and pressing. could it be the battery? or any advise please. as i dont know whats up. i have to then switch the car off then on then its fine until it happens again.

  18. I had a 2008 c300,everything was good until the electronic steering wheel lock went bad,it was a very expensive fix that only the MB dealer could do,after that,I traded it and got me a Lexus.When it comes to Benzes,plan on having an extended warranty for these high maintenance cars

  19. German cars are not designed to last past 100k miles, they are designed to break around that time and people just trade them in for new ones, if you want a long lasting car only Japanese autos offer that

  20. Really helpful, thank you.
    Glad to hear that the C Class has a timing chain and not belt.
    I’ve just bought a 220 CDI Blue Efficiency Sport (2009) & collecting it today. I’ve got my Dream Car, at last. I’m so excited 😍😍

  21. dont buy this car,i had one and rear subframe need to be changed, cost. me 1100 pounds to fix it, stay away from this shit car

  22. hello ! thanks for dhe videos ! i have a cuestion,what do you suggest …i want to buy one from Bullgaria but there most mercedes 320 are 4matic, i life in Athen and here we have no snow ..SO its ok 4matic car even in a country without snow? so i have 2 choices 320 diesel 224hp 4matic or C180 gasolin ,156hp -184hp..what do you suggest?

  23. Are there any common issues with the 1.6 engines because you didn’t mentioned them but great video man 👍🏽 keep up the good work

  24. I have a 2011 C300 with none of those engines…mine has a 228HP V-6. I have over 90K miles now (bought it at 28K) and the only thing I replaced was an alternator and new accelerator pedal/module. Otherwise it's been about perfect. I checked it out for reliability on Consumer Reports before buying and am glad I did.

  25. This car is top class. I purchased it 3 years ago and until now thanks to God nothing went wrong. 10 year old car that looks like new, all people have high praises for this car. Just make regular service

  26. Better also take the model from late 2011 with the renewed interior design, the screen is much better integrated

  27. Wow it would be nice if you actually knew what you were talking about. I’m a Benz technician. Guy read a brochure

  28. Got this car for 13 years now (bought it new in 2007).
    The only issue I had was that the rear lights tend to break fast. The problem was in the plastic of the lamp holder witch tended to melt. Also the light itself breaks at the base connector and not on the wires.
    There are no issues to report on the 220 cdi engine. Regular maintenance and no brush washes made the car to be in a good shape after 330.000km

  29. I have one 1.8k with 85.000km . On high speed on motorways when I am pushing the engine I have detected a huge loss of power and the engine starts shaking. Once you turn off the car and start it over, the problem of the shaking engine deseapear. Once I push the engine back to high speed will happen again the power loss. Anyone w the same problem? My one is a c Class 200 kompressor 2009 model. Observation: anyone doesn't like to push the engine will never discover the problem.

  30. Good channel. But the W203 is more distinctive and faults should be fixed by now, I know I've had 2! W204 just isn't special….stick a Toyota grille on & go tell?

  31. Most of the ones with the m271 engine can be susceptible to timing chain issues. Check if it had been replaced before. At 100k it can already become stretched. Don't wait till 300k…

  32. I have a 08' C class sport Black ,243,000 miles. I bought it new one owner. I have NEVER had a problem with this car!. Regular schedule maintenance/replacement of worn factory parts ( control arms, sway bars, shots, breaks) over the years. I looks and runs showroom new.

  33. Certainly, the information was 'helpful enough to save anyone smart enough a lot of money, and aggravation! Upon listing the litany of likely 'issues' [i.e.defects], it might deter anyone sensible enough NOT to buy one of these cars. Of course it gets worse as you go up the ladder from 3rd rate to E- [econo?] and S [super?]-class models… It further begs the question of WHY Daimler Benz cannot get their act together and produce a car to RESTORE its onetime reputation as a paragon of Quality? Has it fallen into the hands of Fabian-/Frankfurt School socialists?

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