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


[Music] you [Music] today I’m gonna take a look at the used Mercedes c-class w 204 the good thing about this car is that it’s more reliable than the older c-class it has also better designed better suspension and better interior anyway let’s move on this c-class was made from 2007 to 2014 the build quality of the interior is very good so it can look great even after three hundred thousand kilometers there also shouldn’t be rust on the body panels and the quality of the paint job again should be good yes it should be like this because some of the owners complain about a little rust bubbles on the trunk lid or on the doors so I would recommend to check the car properly also for rust even if it’s not very common there can be also a problem with the electrically adjustable side mirrors electrically adjustable seats keyless entry relights headlight condensation multimedia system parking brake or the exterior plastic door handles sometimes break this Mercedes can be equipped with the standard suspension which is comfortable and usually alright then there is the sport suspension which is the part of the optional AMG Sport package this sport suspension is very stiff and it’s great only on high quality roads it can’t withstand a lot mainly on bad roads the facelifted version of this car was made from 2011 the standard equipment in DC class was really poor so I would recommend finding a car which is well equipped like GPS navigation climate control I mean that’s obvious but there can be also things like adaptive headlights adaptive suspension very comfortable electrically adjustable front seats and so on [Music] all the four-cylinder petrol engines are usually reliable enough so you can choose whichever you want however the six-cylinder petrol engines can have a big issue with different timing chain mechanism which is caused by balance shaft failure this issue can also cause the check engine light illuminating misfire or the engine will simply stop running fixing this problem can be really expensive however Mercedes solved this problem after 2008 if you still want to buy this Mercedes with these engines made before 2008 or you have one then I would recommend to check the timing chain every 150,000 kilometers the diesel engines are also reliable however they can have regular diesel engine problems like the injectors DPF filter or with the turbochargers and so on all the engines have timing change but it can sometimes be worn after three hundred thousand kilometres or even earlier you can choose the manual 6-speed gearbox which is reliable then there is the older 5-speed and the newer 7-speed automatic gearbox this gearbox can have electronic or mechanical problems so you have to check it properly before buying you should change the oil in the automatic gearbox every sixty thousand kilometers before buying check the suspension parts bearings electronic parts the car should write quietly so which you do not make reddening squeaking or humming noises mainly from the suspension also check the gaps between the body panels they should be even on the left and on the right side too I hope that this information are helpful enough if you have some questions write them into comment don’t forget to Like subscribe or comment thanks for watching [Music]

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