My Benz W245

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alan145
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My Benz W245

Post by alan145 » Mon 06 Dec, 2010 1:32 pm

I plan to buy a secnd hand benz W245, could any people have any same experience in this? Thanks

notable
Dernburg Wagon
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Re: My Benz W245

Post by notable » Tue 07 Dec, 2010 11:30 am

Hi Alan
there's not a lot around, check last sat Melbourne Age, 08 model 180 cdi for less than $30k

I bought mine early this year, 08 model, 30k, its brilliant, make sure you get full MB history and if you buy through an MB dealer you will probably get the extended MB Factory warranty. There are several packages, mines got the sports seats, satnav and park assist, depends what you want, shop around. You may have to pay a bit extra for the phone dongle, but its worth it.

cheers
Rodney

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deeside9
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Model you own: w245
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Re: My Benz W245

Post by deeside9 » Tue 07 Dec, 2010 5:47 pm

Bought a new B200 Turbo last year for my wife and it has been a great little car - well, little on the ouside, because the interior is very roomy and certaily the largest interior of the other cars in the class that we looked at: Audi A3, Golf GTi, Peugeot 308 and BMW 120.
The only fault we had was a leaky sunroof, which took the dealer 3 weeks to fix, but I managed to wrangle 3 years free service because of the inconvenience. So I did all right there!
If buying second hand, try to get one with some factory warranty left. This will allow for any problem to be fixed by MB. I would be a little wary of a second hand one with sunroof as leaking seems to be a common problem.
There is a very active overseas forum with many B class owners:
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w245-b-class/
Although they spend a lot of the time talking about winter tyres for the snow and similar problems we don't usually encounter in Sydney! :smile:
Good luck with your search.
Greg
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2009 W245 B200 Turbo - Mountain Grey
2010 VOLVO XC90 3.2 R Design
2004 Holden Astra CDX

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