Used W245???

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Marc
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Used W245???

Post by Marc » Thu 10 May, 2012 9:37 am

Dear all,

My wife is looking to purchase a used W245. I am doing some research on these cars and find a lot of information from Canada (and the problems they have with the cold weather). I would really like to hear from owners of B180 CDI's, B200's and B200 Turbo's in Australia how these cars handle the Australian climate and road conditions.

I would like to know some rough pricing on servicing/maintenance. What year was your car built, how many KMs has it driven, what problems have you had so far and how is your overall experience with these cars.

Thank you in advance for replying.

Marc.
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Re: Used W245???

Post by Marc » Sun 24 Jun, 2012 9:51 pm

Well, as you can see from my updated signature, there is now a W245 on our drive way. It has covered under 80,000kms and was in need of a good wash, wax, polish, vacuuming, etc. I started on this on Saturday, but will need to spend some more weekends to get her properly cleaned.
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Re: Used W245???

Post by ANF » Sun 24 Jun, 2012 10:52 pm

Congrats on your new purchase :smile: I hope you enjoy it.
I think there are some others on here :think:

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Used W245???

Post by deeside9 » Sun 24 Jun, 2012 11:22 pm

Sorry, didn't see this post previously. W245s don't get much of a mention on here - not seen as a 'proper' MB by some!
We have had ours for almost 3 years, purchased new in 2009. I was looking for a small car for my wife that was big on the inside, she had been driving Taragos for the previous decade and our oldest kid was now driving.
I went for the B200 turbo with touring pack. It's done about 35,000 km and so far has proved to be very reliable. The only warranty claim was when we first got it. That was for a leaking sunroof that took 3 weeks to fix. The dealer gave us 3 years free service (and a weekend away) because of the inconvenience.
I don't to get a chance to drive it very often as my wife hates it when I adjust the seats (I'm 6' 4") and fiddle with everything. The turbo engine performs really well and I believe offers a good alternative to the Golf GTi.
The car is still running on the original Pirelli tyres and show no signs of rattles or bits falling off.
Who knows, we may have another classic in 20 years!
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Re: Used W245???

Post by Mforcer » Mon 27 Aug, 2012 12:01 pm

How has your car been going? Where are all the other B owners?

I just purchased a 2006 W245 B200 with 66000km to replace a 1999 A160 :)
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Re: Used W245???

Post by Marc » Mon 02 Dec, 2013 9:21 pm

Mforcer wrote:How has your car been going? Where are all the other B owners?

I just purchased a 2006 W245 B200 with 66000km to replace a 1999 A160 :)
Bit of a late reply, but better now than never. The car has been fine. No problems whatsoever. The car has now done over 95000kms. Nothing to report, which is a good thing :dance:

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Re: Used W245???

Post by Marc » Tue 02 Jun, 2015 4:43 pm

Marc wrote: Bit of a late reply, but better now than never. The car has been fine. No problems whatsoever. The car has now done over 95000kms. Nothing to report, which is a good thing :dance:
Marc.
Just a quick (boring) update on the W245: nearly 105,000kms and nothing to report.

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Re: Used W245???

Post by BlackB200 » Thu 22 Oct, 2015 5:46 pm

I have a B200 standard petrol model cloth seats..05 model and on about 186xxx kays.
I have two Alaskan Malamutes who enjoy riding in it as much as I enjoy driving it.
Current problems with the car..outside quarter window plastics have gone brittle. Wiper jets not as effective anymore. A couple of interior plastic squeaks and as of last week Transmission shifter light has dissappeared. Apart from that its a great car.

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