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Old 04-04-2018, 01:05 AM
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Higher Mile c250 Reliability?

I've been looking into getting a c250 (2012-14) and I've found one I'm interested in but it's got 68k miles on it. How are these cars in reliability in the higher miles? I haven't found much on them and I'd like to know if anyone has had any bad experiences with them? Thanks
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:58 AM
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I might just be speaking for myself, but I wouldnt even call that high milage. If the car is in otherwise good condition and serviced properly I say go for it.

I drive different Mercedes cars and vans all day at work. We retire the cars usually at about 350k miles. We drive them about 100k miles per year more or less.

My experience with Mercedes is that they are generally very reliable if they have been properly taken care of.

Ofc you might get unlucky and get a real bad egg, but that applies to many things, not just cars.

But as I said, if there is record of all the services being done, and the car feels alright to you, then go for it. If you continue to take care of it you will have a good car for many years.
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I would recommend making sure they've done all the scheduled maintenance by asking for the maintenance receipts. Also, make sure to get a pre-purchase inspection at a Mercedes dealer, its around 75 bucks but it'll be worth it. You don't want to end up with major engine problems down the road. That being said, as long as you maintain it well, these cars will last.
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High mileage ??68k ? Ha, I just hit 290k with my c300 and its like new. I wouldn't trust a c250 to get that far without major engine repairs tho. The turbo is a wear item that needs rebuilding. The timing chain components aren't the most reliable on the m271 (4cyl) and they seem to suffer from cam adjuster failures quite often. Those aren't problems that condemn the c250 but with those wear items in mind, be prepared for them to fail if you plan on keeping the car for a long time.

Now if you are in canada, c250 4matic 2012-2014 are 2.5L v6 which is just a smaller version on my 3L in my c300, a simple DOHC v6 which is why I chose to get one because I knew I would keep it a long time and the mileage would go up fast. 200k later since I purchased it and I made the right decision.

RWD c250 here has the 4cyl turbo engine, they dont make the older 4 cylinder turbo cars 4matic until the newer w205.
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FWIW - - - -

CU's Annual Auto Issue shows the 2012/2013/2014 C250 - in about 16 areas of reliability - with almost ALL at the highest level (Regret I forget the color).
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My girlfriend has the c180CGI with 125k miles on it and other than the usual maintenance stuff like brake pads etc the car drives like brand new.
Only thing so far that has been replaced is the thermostat. We did a dyno run a while ago to see if there was any power loss but the car shifts and drives like brand new and didnt lose any power at all. So I would say the 4 cyl cars are very reliable
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My girlfriend has the c180CGI with 125k miles on it and other than the usual maintenance stuff like brake pads etc the car drives like brand new.
Only thing so far that has been replaced is the thermostat. We did a dyno run a while ago to see if there was any power loss but the car shifts and drives like brand new and didnt lose any power at all. So I would say the 4 cyl cars are very reliable
You can't compare a 4cyl diesel to a 4cyl petrol.. Diesel are far more durable.
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You can't compare a 4cyl diesel to a 4cyl petrol.. Diesel are far more durable.
The CGI is petrol with a turbo.. and since he wants to get the 250 its basicly the same engine as the the car my gf has.
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The CGI is petrol with a turbo.. and since he wants to get the 250 its basicly the same engine as the the car my gf has.
My mistake, we don't have those over here in canada.
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My mistake, we don't have those over here in canada.
Really? Must be an european model then. What are the c180/200/250 petrol models in Canada? Kompressors?
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Really? Must be an european model then. What are the c180/200/250 petrol models in Canada? Kompressors?
There's no 4cyl over here until the face lift in 2012+ which only had the 1.8 m271 turbo engine. From 2008-2011 smallest option is the c230 with a 2.5L v6 and in the facelift if you wanted a c250 4matic, its a 2.5L v6 but a base RWD c250 has the 1.8 turbo engine. We don't even have a single diesel option for any w204 here..
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