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Radbenz
Posted on: 2009/12/27 20:17
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E280 1997-2000 W210.......Is this model good??? Comments & feedback are welcome!!!
Hi! Guys!!

Im new here,but always appreciate the STAR brand......feel free to share your expertise in this particular model..........the W210 E280......1997 ON .......Cheers!!!
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Posted on: 2009/12/27 20:21
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Re: E280 1997-2000 W210.......Is this model good??? Comments & feedback are welcome!!!
Any common problems on this particular model, as i have sat in 1 before......the ride experience is really unforgettable......and planning to purchase one in near future....all yr feedback & advice would be much appreciated.......cheers............



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Hi! Guys!!

Im new here,but always appreciate the STAR brand......feel free to share your expertise in this particular model..........the W210 E280......1997 ON .......Cheers!!!
Mabel
Posted on: 2009/12/28 23:23
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Re: E280 1997-2000 W210.......Is this model good??? Comments & feedback are welcome!!!
Welcome to Mybenz Radbenz,

There is a lot materials on these model in the W210 Forum. Please have a look in the FORUM.

Good luck in your search..


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Cougar9
Posted on: 2009/12/30 19:57
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Re: E280 1997-2000 W210.......Is this model good??? Comments & feedback are welcome!!!
From my experience, the gearbox is a letdown especially when it comes from a very established, experienced and well known manufacturer.

Interior quality, at least for my local W210, is below expectations.


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Mabel
Posted on: 2009/12/31 2:01
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Re: E280 1997-2000 W210.......Is this model good??? Comments & feedback are welcome!!!
Dear Radbenz,

Appreciate if you can update your location..

Iím not an expert in this model. From my understanding from Bro Noti,C9 and other W210 owners, basically the W210 came in two versions:

1. The Pre 99 version

In M'sia, the Pre came in a few engine variants, i.e. E200, E230, E240 (2.4L) and E280 (S6). The pre-facelifted models come with several cost-saving features, a tested & proven engine in the M111, changeable headlamp lenses, a simpler gearbox, parts are aplenty 2nd-hand, new parts are still very much affordable etc.

2. The Post 99
In Malaysia, it came in as E200K, E240(2.6L V6) and the E280 V6. The facelifted ones have better bumpers, signal lamps at the wing mirrors, LED 3rd brake lights, has steptronics, has multi-function steering, a bit more sophisticated electronics for some useful features like having the wing mirror angled towards the curb when you park.

This version has better features such as: -

1. LED 3rd brake light
2. better looking bumpers/skirtings
3. multi-function steering
4. better looking wing mirrors
5. tiptronics on some models


The W210 E280 come with two versions:

1. 6 Ė inline Engine
2. V6 Engine

The V6 is a newer model but prone to makan minyak hitam. The straight 6 version - inherently smoother than the V6 (it's a physics thing), but also owner of the infamous MB bio-degradable (read self-destructing) wiring loom I believe. Between these two, I hope more W210 members can help you to determine which is a better model in term of TCO and Maintenance.

CKD or CBU

You might also want to consider the CKD models..for some strange reason, (so far anyways) its not prone to the myth of cracked leather seats and dashboards.

For Imports, you need to ensure is the AP copy & tax clearance form, even though it's already registered

Known W210 issues

The city lights and fog lamp sockets tends to melt off after a while, the light covers usually turn yellow and murky, and most dealers go to changing it to the taiwan projector lamps, which you shouldn't go for due to poor projection of light during the night time.

Also check springs and suspensions, and rusts at the door edges and boot lock. OEM CD changers tend to jam once too often too. Always get the VIN no.

The wiring harness issue only affect batches of W210 circa 1995-96 production. Bro Noti had this problem & it cost him rm2400 to get a new harness - workshop price.

The 1997 production saw problems with 1st generation 5-speeder gearbox (722.5), where the 5th speed gears had some issues with it. This problem was fixed with the introduction of 722.6 gearbox model.

Generally, i would say the spare parts prices for W210 are reasonable and widely available. Usually, you have the option of going for MB ori parts or OEM versions which are cheaper. parts are generally cheaper due to the existence of independent importers where the authorized distributors donít have a stranglehold/monopoly on sourcing of parts.


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Mabel
Posted on: 2009/12/31 2:12
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Re: E280 1997-2000 W210.......Is this model good??? Comments & feedback are welcome!!!
Delete due to duplication....


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notigolfer
Posted on: 2009/12/31 23:40
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Re: E280 1997-2000 W210.......Is this model good??? Comments & feedback are welcome!!!
hello Radbenz

welcome to MYBENZ!!!

i dont hv much to add...Pak Mabel has summarised all the common issues affecting W210s well. if i were in yr position, i would go for the latest model that i can afford...whatever that sum is...hehe

sometimes, it's worth paying a few thousand ringgit more for a later model, especially when the car comes with a repairs history. dont be fooled by good appearance of the car e.g new paint job...usually this is a sign where camouflaging is at work.

personally, i would go for face-lifted model as it has a more contemporary/modern look....maybe yr 2001 onwards. btw, dont be surprised that an E280 may be slightly cheaper than a comparable E240...thats what the market has created in light of more expensive petrol...hehe

good luck!!

cheers


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19owner
Posted on: 2009/12/31 23:53
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Re: E280 1997-2000 W210.......Is this model good??? Comments & feedback are welcome!!!
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Radbenz wrote:
Hi! Guys!!

Im new here,but always appreciate the STAR brand......feel free to share your expertise in this particular model..........the W210 E280......1997 ON .......Cheers!!!


hi and selamat datang...

to me, when getting yourself a used car...a properly maintained car is the best bet. check the whole car through inside out, thoroughly...the w210 is built tough, if not maintained as it should be, other problems will surely crop up.

till later.
enkil
Posted on: 2010/1/2 20:16
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From: Shah Alam, Selangor
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Benz Model: E280 W210
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Re: E280 1997-2000 W210.......Is this model good??? Comments & feedback are welcome!!!
Thanks for the good write up Mabel, nice to know.

Dear Radbenz, go and test drive both the pre/post model to get a feel and also the budget issue.

So far after more than a year the car has been good to me. Changed most wear n tear suspension parts after buying the car. Till now just regular maintenance.

Cheers


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majorba
Posted on: 2010/1/2 22:58
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Benz Model: W210 E280 Avant
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Re: E280 1997-2000 W210.......Is this model good??? Comments & feedback are welcome!!!
As mentioned by Mabel;
The V6 is a newer model but prone to makan minyak hitam. Memang betul. Petrol for long distance (Machang to KL RM 81.00)
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