carbucks wrote: > So paying $10k for a twenty plus year old car that only gets about half > the fuel mileage of a five year old Jetta does not add up. Factor in > rising fuel costs as well as the higher costs to maintain the Benz and > the arithmetic is even less in favor of the Benz.
Do you do your own work or do you have a mechanic do most of it? Old Mercedes are a very good value if you do all or a lot of the work yourself, but they get expensive real quick if you have a mechanic take care of everything. There are a LOT of little things that can go wrong on these cars, and if you want everything to work perfectly you are absolutely correct that the older MB will cost more to maintain. That being the case, there is still something to be said about the quality and drivability of an MB over a VW! If you would like to find out more about the VWs check out TDI Club. There is a very large following of those TDIs, and there is quite a bit of good information there as well. www.tdiclub.com HTH! John _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/ For used parts email [EMAIL PROTECTED] To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com