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  • Published: 08 May 2019
  • Watch This Before Buying a Mercedes, DIY and car repair with Scotty Kilmer. Mercedes Benz car review. Worst luxury car to buy. Buying a new Mercedes. Buying a used Mercedes. Should I buy a Mercedes. Why Mercedes are hard to work on. Why not to buy a Mercedes. The truth about owning a Mercedes. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   8 months back

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    • slhines7
      slhines7  6 months back

      THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO! (Helping common folks & all!

    • Oliver Umali
      Oliver Umali  6 months back

      Scotty I would like to bring my Montero to you for you to check,your address or phone number to reach you pls thank you

    • MAVEI
      MAVEI  7 months back

      Why dosen't Mercedes give their cars names instead of confusing alphamumeric designations? Just can't get the hang of that.Also if you study the history of Mercedes history in the US,you will see that in 1957, Mercedes basically replaced Packard in the Studebaker lineup.Therefore,Mercedes is the new Packard.

    • Art Deco
      Art Deco  7 months back

      I checked my label on driver side door 2011 C300 w204 it said made in South America 🤷🏻‍♂️

    • Gary Chen
      Gary Chen  8 months back

      Scotty Kilmer Awesome !!! I like how knowledgeable you are about cars and I even like the way you talk !! Thanks Scotty !!!

  • Mark Edwards Pezenosky
    Mark Edwards Pezenosky  7 hours back

    Thank you Scotty I was just looking at a 93 E300 Mercedes with a w124 engine look real good price was Dirt Cheap now I know why it was Dirt Cheap had a hundred and eighty thousand miles it's probably at that point where all that s*** is going to break and break someone's wallet no thank you I'll let that one set

    • Lokoo Montana
      Lokoo Montana  2 days back

      This guy like that Aussie from National Geographic, but instead of animals he really excited about cars 😂

      • Keyyyyzzzz
        Keyyyyzzzz  2 days back

        Hi Scotty, thanks for the great advice! I own a 2006 W211 E350 3.5L V6 (like you say no turbos or kompressors—simply a purring quad-cam, all aluminium, under-stressed V6)… I love that nice UNDER-stressed, sophisticated, enjoyable engine that churns out close to 300BHP. As you are a specialist repairer of this era of V6 and V8, you know that both engine versions were sadly fitted with balance shaft drive cogs that the third party supplier botched the tempering process of. Can you please give me an estimate, in your experience, of the number of miles or kilometres an average E350 travels before the check engine lamp illuminates and I’m up for that expensive engine removal and balance shaft repair?

        • M. gezginesin
          M. gezginesin  3 days back

          My diesel e class from 2010 is on 649000 km and still driving everyday for hours.

          • Taj Bibi
            Taj Bibi  3 days back

            Rev up what engine? all you tell ppl to drive is Honda’s and Toyota’s

            • TheJblacc59
              TheJblacc59  4 days back

              Hmm a classy cl63 bi turbo or 2015 e63 performance edition awd🤔bi turbo 🤔2015?

              • East Man Auto Repair
                East Man Auto Repair  4 days back

                Once I change gear shift module from junk yard this car not start over one year and I become Mercedes mechanic it was s350 2004

                • East Man Auto Repair
                  East Man Auto Repair  4 days back

                  Sir Scotty you don't need that much experience tool
                  Xenty das ,vediamo work with MB STAR C3 ,C5,C5 ALL can do it's most not more than 700USD

                  • Elliot Smith
                    Elliot Smith  5 days back

                    Note to self. Disconnect battery cables when doing a break job

                    • Chicken hard Sushi
                      Chicken hard Sushi  5 days back

                      Too bad about the German cars, such beautiful cars..

                      • AssassinLab
                        AssassinLab  6 days back

                        Deutschland über alles German Auto Ingenieure is Beast

                        • Dirk Diggler
                          Dirk Diggler  7 days back

                          Mine was made in Germany came with a hot German lady.

                          • Igor Wilson
                            Igor Wilson  1 weeks back

                            Why do we need you to work on a mercedes you just complain so much stop being so naive 👎👎👎

                            • Erik
                              Erik  1 weeks back

                              Before you buy a Mercedis remember dont buy a mercedis

                              • Eduardo sotelo
                                Eduardo sotelo  1 weeks back

                                my e55 2004 still no problem at all

                                • Dan Cartwright
                                  Dan Cartwright  1 weeks back

                                  This is rather dramatic. I own a ten year old E550 and it's really not that bad. You can't buy a car like that without expecting to put a couple bucks into it.

                                  • Ian Ballard
                                    Ian Ballard  1 weeks back

                                    You should avoid buying a Mercedes because when you open the hood, there is no Toyota logo anywhere to be found!

                                    • Giorgio Pezzino
                                      Giorgio Pezzino  1 weeks back

                                      This guys constantly hates on Mercedes... idk why.. I’ve had mine for yearssss never any issues

                                      • Leah G
                                        Leah G  1 weeks back

                                        Thank you Scotty for the support of buying a vehicle

                                        • BunGYChords
                                          BunGYChords  1 weeks back

                                          People are always complaining and blowing owning a Mercedes out of proportion it’s prolly just people who never even had one u cleared it up good

                                          • MegAndJas
                                            MegAndJas  1 weeks back

                                            Owning a Mercedes in Europe whilst still not cheap, is a lot cheaper and more available than in the US IME. I'm on my second C class, never had a lot of trouble.

                                            • Bill White
                                              Bill White  1 weeks back

                                              Wife has an SLK....replaced fluids, tires, battery, and AC compressor in 86,000 miles. Runs great. Neighbor has a Dodge pickup....hasn't ever run right. Odds and stats do favor some vehicle lines over another, and you should never buy a Yugo, but in the end, it's all a crap shoot.

                                              • Itachi Uchiha
                                                Itachi Uchiha  1 weeks back

                                                I want a cla 250

                                                • Yung Pressah
                                                  Yung Pressah  1 weeks back

                                                  My sister stole my stepdads e300 and drove 155 on the highway and came home with the hood smoking and he had no idea😂😂

                                                  • SPORTS MMA HIGHLIGHTS
                                                    SPORTS MMA HIGHLIGHTS  2 weeks back

                                                    We had to buy the extended warranty on the wife's Benz. They said it covers everything, but for some reason, I m not convinced.

                                                  • misiek vuychik
                                                    misiek vuychik  2 weeks back

                                                    Mercedes or Toyota here in the East Europe very quickly becoming destroyed by corrosion.

                                                    • Skatergy
                                                      Skatergy  2 weeks back

                                                      I have the 2013 c350 4matic coupe and I LOVE IT!!!

                                                      • Marco Flores
                                                        Marco Flores  2 weeks back

                                                        Anybody that knocks Mercedes-Benz I dare you to visit a Toyota dealership service department and see how many engines and Transmissions you see out of those cars they break also I should know I made 35 year Mazda technician and I have friends that are Toyota technicians

                                                        • John Raba
                                                          John Raba  2 weeks back

                                                          So I am supposed to only buy a Honda. No chance. Looks like you don't know how to work on these cars.

                                                          • Train Co
                                                            Train Co  2 weeks back

                                                            supercharger is a gimmick 🤔🤔

                                                            • Mike D
                                                              Mike D  2 weeks back

                                                              Thank God we have toyota ! Omg !

                                                              • chris corona
                                                                chris corona  2 weeks back

                                                                I just bought a W123 and I'm in love with it.

                                                                • Dorin Rochis
                                                                  Dorin Rochis  2 weeks back

                                                                  320 petrol /diesel up to 2002.
                                                                  Lovely to work on , a pleasure to drive .
                                                                  4 cilinders ones petrol /diesel , a nightmare when they go wrong.
                                                                  Simply my opinion .

                                                                  • A mohsen
                                                                    A mohsen  2 weeks back

                                                                    Hi Scotty, would you please advise a big fan of yours, I'm driving E350e she's very nice to drive but I'm terrified of the possibility that engine would break down, which is happening allover the world, cylinders cracks and the whole engine needs replacement, I'll be out of warranty after 3 months and I see a lot of tragedies like that, also I'm concerned about replacement cost for the hybrid battery, please share your thoughts.

                                                                    • marie grimes
                                                                      marie grimes  2 weeks back

                                                                      Thank you for your opinion but in my case it's to late it's a heep of crap a lemon 2012 e class I am slowly replacing each piece even down to the gear shifter which came away while I was driving u are a god send keep it up next time i will listen

                                                                      • 80
                                                                        80" Reach  2 weeks back

                                                                        That ABS unit is called a SBC Sensotronic.. It does more than just stop the wheels from locking up..

                                                                        • Osarobo Osarenkhoe
                                                                          Osarobo Osarenkhoe  2 weeks back

                                                                          My 2008 Mercedes-benz C300 was made in South Africa, it has 210k on it & still running, my friend's own same model, South Africa made too 170k & still running.

                                                                          • bmxer123ist
                                                                            bmxer123ist  2 weeks back

                                                                            So in a nutshell if you want the most “reliable” Mercedes Benz that you can possibly get, only buy one that was made in Germany 🇩🇪

                                                                            • nihonkokusai
                                                                              nihonkokusai  2 weeks back

                                                                              These days a 1000$ diagnostic obd tool is essential to do DIY.

                                                                              • Fay Ahmad
                                                                                Fay Ahmad  2 weeks back

                                                                                You guys are a bunch of incels, hate Mercedes coz you cant afford one. Best car brand you can get. I bet your wives cheated on you with a guy who drove one that’s why you’re so bitter

                                                                                • Wes Johnson
                                                                                  Wes Johnson  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Its easy just dont buy one. Your not cool cause you have one. Any smart person knows real quick you're big DumDum

                                                                                  • SoLA489
                                                                                    SoLA489  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Was thinking about getting a 2016 GLC 300 base with 16k for $25k but concerned about maintenance in the long run. Wouldn’t own it for more than 100k though. Hmmm

                                                                                    • John Paul
                                                                                      John Paul  2 weeks back

                                                                                      SoLA489 get the GLC43 AMG SUV and you will love it. It’s very reliable and bulletproof.

                                                                                  • Shista Mista
                                                                                    Shista Mista  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Shiii just found out mine was made in the same place Gave me a lil feelin of victory of buyin a Mercedes at least 💀

                                                                                    • Michael Murray
                                                                                      Michael Murray  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Ring that bell🔔

                                                                                      • RF
                                                                                        RF  3 weeks back

                                                                                        How long (?miles or years) can a 2017 GLE 350W last without any serious repair comes in? what would be the resale value if in 2022? Was it a reasonably good lasting quality SUV?

                                                                                        • Edward Balboa
                                                                                          Edward Balboa  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Dont bother... chit quality.... get a VW

                                                                                          • Michael Mccaa
                                                                                            Michael Mccaa  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Hes right wish he was in my city