Watch This Before Buying a Mercedes

  • 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   2 months back

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    • MAVEI
      MAVEI  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

    • Gary Chen
      Gary Chen  3 weeks back

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

    • MrWalker1000
      MrWalker1000  4 weeks back

      what about a mercedes C class. Is it more sensible and reliable?

    • byron Rideaux
      byron Rideaux  1 months back

      @FR noticias.humor y entretenimiento your welcome, also I wouldn't trust that car with anyone other than a M-B dealer they know the car best

  • william III
    william III  1 hours back

    I have three of them, all diesels, all W 124, any older tractor mechanic can work on my engine's, the rest I do myself. No computers, no problems.

    • A.J B
      A.J B  4 hours back

      Someone who doesn't keep clean under the hood, doesn't deserve to drive MB. I'm on my 4th Mercedes and if you take care the car the way should be maintain - you won't have major problems with it.

      • Curtis Barker
        Curtis Barker  14 hours back

        Mercedes clearly has a Lot of money spent against owners rights & shade tree mechanics. Corporate domain interests checked off the worries list at Mercedes ...Range Rover&Land Rover are very much the same

        • qyahb
          qyahb  1 days back

          Merc is junk

          • solidbbmx
            solidbbmx  2 days back

            Very odd i have a 2014 benz did the front brakes no issues whatsoever. And no other issues to date this is a diesel german made Mercedes however that averages 33mpg

            • Cedric Henry
              Cedric Henry  2 days back

              Everybody wants to ride foreign until it’s time to put money up to maintain it lol

              • journey mann
                journey mann  4 days back

                I had 3 vw bugs over the years. I loved them all. They were all built in Germany. Wish I had one now.

                • Matt from Florida
                  Matt from Florida  4 days back

                  What does it say about me when I immediately knew that was an M113 engine? I'm very familiar with the M112/M113/722.6 era Mercedes. Those can be worked on because of all the *club support* available online. There you learn how to troubleshoot all the known & common problems and yes, how to reset the computer!!! So yes, while a *dedicated home mechanic* like me can work on this generation Mercedes, I am deathly afraid of the next generation. For instance in 2012 Mercedes went from the R171 platform to the R172. They ditched the M113-engine for the M152 and added direct injection, a start/stop system, cylinder deactivation, generator management, etc., etc. The infrastructure has not yet developed (and may never) to make it possible for the home mechanic to feel like master of that domain.

                  • john smith
                    john smith  4 days back

                    Scotty you forgot to tell people about the 63 AMGs v8 very expensive head and cam problems. Anyway laptop with the correct program is much better I use INPA and DISS.

                    • August Beard
                      August Beard  6 days back

                      How about older mercedes like w124?

                      • Shahzaib Merchant
                        Shahzaib Merchant  6 days back

                        Dale gribble and Scotty Kilmer are related

                        • girohead
                          girohead  1 weeks back

                          Reliability is the new performance. Sure Mercedes will cruise way faster, more comfortably than my Corolla, but the satisfaction of knowing I won't throw a random code on a trip and be beholden to some yahoo mechanic at as random dealer in BFE, is priceless.

                          • Marco Dash
                            Marco Dash  1 weeks back

                            Also, they depreciate like crazy. I'm an auto appraiser and constantly see the value of $70k Mercedes go down to 2-3k 15 years later. While a 19k Civic of the same age would be worth the same.

                            • Llll Ooo
                              Llll Ooo  1 weeks back

                              I had a 2008 CLS550. Worst car I ever owned. I will never buy a Benz again.

                              • Brad Friedman
                                Brad Friedman  2 weeks back

                                I am 47 and have worked on German cars most of my life. When the German engineered rotors wear down like the pads you have perfect smooth braking instead of warping. They are meant to wear out. Then, when you do brakes again , you have rotors and pads. If money and cost is a priority , then stay away from German cars.

                                • SR Builders
                                  SR Builders  2 weeks back

                                  Piece of computer junk

                                  • Дмитрий Курасов

                                    Why is it Ukrainian licence plate on the video's picture??? 😁😁😁

                                    • Dexter Sullen 'TRUTH'
                                      Dexter Sullen 'TRUTH'  3 weeks back

                                      He said a turbocharger and superchargers are gimmicks ok Scotty you're cancelled

                                      • Nelson Katele
                                        Nelson Katele  3 weeks back

                                        Scotty is just an old mechanic. I have worked on Mercedes all my life and it doesn't look complicated as he portrays.

                                        • David Landis
                                          David Landis  3 weeks back

                                          First off that's an M113. That vehicle is a CLS500 not a 500

                                          • Bee Pak
                                            Bee Pak  3 weeks back

                                            Just lease the new Benz. It will be new, you won't have to deal with maintenance and turn it in and let it become someone else's problem later. Simple fix to roll in style but not break your pockets.

                                            • Danny T
                                              Danny T  3 weeks back

                                              German cars is no good, it's all the hype, overrated , overpriced,.. If you really want a quality, innovation, price, but a Japanese. Lexus or Acura is the best and will be the best.. FACT!!!!

                                              • James Green
                                                James Green  3 weeks back

                                                Hey Scotty can you also do a video on the Jaguar. I own a 2012 xjl supercharger

                                                • Jack Kruese
                                                  Jack Kruese  3 weeks back

                                                  A question. I live in England and have had 2 Mercedes over the last 6 years, done 170 000 ish miles combined with no problems, but they were both made in Germany. Is it the case that in the US they’re American built and not as reliable as the ones made this side of the pond ?

                                                  • phindax6
                                                    phindax6  4 weeks back

                                                    how do u power start an old AMG that was sitting for 4years and the battery is flat but i want to jump start it on the engine for me to open the boot so I can replace the battery and it's a 2door 63 please help

                                                    • Rethink Science
                                                      Rethink Science  4 weeks back

                                                      Germany - methodically complicated in everything they build design so servicing has to go back to the point of sale

                                                      • Ahmed Yassin
                                                        Ahmed Yassin  4 weeks back

                                                        They just don't want any body fix his car by him self they want you to milk you like a cow

                                                        • Jeff Mayo
                                                          Jeff Mayo  4 weeks back

                                                          $1000.00 for that grille

                                                          • Ronny Trapp
                                                            Ronny Trapp  4 weeks back

                                                            Deutschlääääänd greetings from near stuttgart haha.the germans know not to buy this cars.i would get an c220 cdi 2007.but i prefere ford simple technic

                                                            • 10010011 Midg
                                                              10010011 Midg  2 weeks back

                                                              Thats why Mercedes has the second biggest marketshare in Germany after the Volkswagengroup. Ever seen the extremely long test Golf vs A Class ? The Golf has broken down at 280.000km completly and had expensive problems the Mercedes still works with only minor repairs. Despite being the low tier shitbox. Mercedes are much better than people think. After they fucked up in the early 2000s they pretty much recovered.

                                                          • MrWalker1000
                                                            MrWalker1000  4 weeks back

                                                            i think a mercedes C class might be more sensible? a 2002 seems very reliable

                                                            • That Random Cat
                                                              That Random Cat  1 months back

                                                              Anyone else notice the made in Germany thing said DaimlerChrysler?

                                                              • Drevial Zerathustra
                                                                Drevial Zerathustra  1 months back

                                                                I want to get an electromagnetic suspension on my 96 volvo

                                                                • HINGA DINGA DURGEN
                                                                  HINGA DINGA DURGEN  1 months back

                                                                  Hey Scotty, why is it that all the unreliable luxury brands used to make cars that could go a million miles?

                                                                  • Muhammed Saad
                                                                    Muhammed Saad  1 months back

                                                                    i totally agree with scouty
                                                                    here in germany ford cars are as crappy as it gets but when u buy a ford car that was made in U.S you clearly see its better than the ones made outside u.s
                                                                    the same thing goes with mercedes in Germany its the best car to be driven

                                                                    • ckneasel
                                                                      ckneasel  1 months back

                                                                      Don’t but a MB out of warranty... I love MB new offerings but would never buy one without a warranty...

                                                                      • Deen Ahmad
                                                                        Deen Ahmad  1 months back

                                                                        Rev up yr neighbours!!

                                                                        • Garrett Krizek
                                                                          Garrett Krizek  1 months back

                                                                          87 computers is even old for mercedes, the new mercedes amgs have over 200 on board processors

                                                                          • Mick MOB
                                                                            Mick MOB  1 months back

                                                                            I love Mercedes yes I've spent a lot of money on them but you only live once 😎

                                                                            • Metalgear SolidSnake
                                                                              Metalgear SolidSnake  1 months back

                                                                              true Germans do the job 100%! they don´t twist around with quality!

                                                                              • N V
                                                                                N V  1 months back

                                                                                Another I hate MB rant, applicable to any car that's not a Corolla I guess. Most of this "Benz info" applies to most cars out there. They've all got numerous modules and any dealer work costs a lot. Any mfg will have certain more common issues on their models. Get an Autel MD808Pro and it will access vehicle modules. Of course anybody's got to learn about what they are working on, what do you expect?
                                                                                Just substitute [your model car] whenever he says Mercedes and you'll be close to real world.

                                                                                • BlaccBenz
                                                                                  BlaccBenz  1 months back

                                                                                  Mercedes benz the best or nothing!
                                                                                  But your right I also woudnt buy a mercedes that isnt made in germany

                                                                                  • S. Bor
                                                                                    S. Bor  1 months back

                                                                                    I'll take 4 circles all day long over any Asian car

                                                                                    • Yousef Al-A'ssaf يوسف العسّاف

                                                                                      All Mercedes buyers out there, don't give a damn about this retarded person. He hates German cars with passion, and he's super biased.

                                                                                      • Crap783851
                                                                                        Crap783851  1 months back

                                                                                        People who buys Mercedes knows it is only good for 5 years or up to the end of their lease.

                                                                                        • AZMike
                                                                                          AZMike  1 months back

                                                                                          $225 an hour in San Francisco?  Know how much it costs to live there?  One source lists a minimum income of $126K a year.  So I'm not surprised at the rate.  Maybe other San Franciscan residents can chime in here about the cost of living there.

                                                                                          • Nasser Iqbal
                                                                                            Nasser Iqbal  1 months back

                                                                                            Before watching this video or after watching, I'm still Fan of Mercedes Benz 😎

                                                                                            • Nasser Iqbal
                                                                                              Nasser Iqbal  4 days back

                                                                                              @Tessellation Arts 😎

                                                                                            • Tessellation Arts
                                                                                              Tessellation Arts  4 days back

                                                                                              That's because you still live in your parents' basement and never knew the value of money.

                                                                                          • Devin Graves-Montalbano
                                                                                            Devin Graves-Montalbano  1 months back

                                                                                            I had both a 1963 220 SEB Mercedes and a 1993 300E Mercedes, I loved them both and I could work on them both, incredibly reliable and sturdy cars, but in my opinion 1993 was the last year of the super solid and easy/user friendly Mercedes
                                                                                            What do you think?