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   1 months back

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    • MAVEI
      MAVEI  1 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

  • August Beard
    August Beard  1 days back

    How about older mercedes like w124?

    • Shahzaib Merchant
      Shahzaib Merchant  1 days back

      Dale gribble and Scotty Kilmer are related

      • girohead
        girohead  2 days 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  3 days 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  4 days back

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

            • Brad Friedman
              Brad Friedman  6 days 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  6 days back

                Piece of computer junk

                • Дмитрий Курасов

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

                  • Dexter Sullen 'TRUTH'
                    Dexter Sullen 'TRUTH'  2 weeks back

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

                    • Nelson Katele
                      Nelson Katele  2 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  2 weeks back

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

                        • Bee Pak
                          Bee Pak  2 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  2 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  1 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  4 weeks back

                                            Anyone else notice the made in Germany thing said DaimlerChrysler?

                                            • Drevial Zerathustra
                                              Drevial Zerathustra  4 weeks back

                                              I want to get an electromagnetic suspension on my 96 volvo

                                              • HINGA DINGA DURGEN
                                                HINGA DINGA DURGEN  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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 😎

                                                                          • 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?

                                                                            • Felix Thecat
                                                                              Felix Thecat  1 months back

                                                                              Turbos are a gimmick? Is fuel injection a gimmick too Scotty?

                                                                              • DÆVE
                                                                                DÆVE  1 months back

                                                                                Bestes Auto jemals gebaut: W124 3.0TD in meiner Hometown Stuttgart

                                                                                Greets from Germany

                                                                                • Ronny Trapp
                                                                                  Ronny Trapp  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Ja aber mit handschaltung 1 million kilometer ohne problem

                                                                              • Ulukai Azgard
                                                                                Ulukai Azgard  1 months back

                                                                                My local Toyota dealer charges £180 per hour. :-/
                                                                                But that’s ok, because my Toyota doesn’t break.

                                                                                • Matthias Schneider
                                                                                  Matthias Schneider  1 months back

                                                                                  Who can take Scotty for serious ?
                                                                                  German cars are by far the best in the world. Thats the reason why they sells them so successfuly in any Country of the world, even if the US Trumps will increase the taxes and custom fees and the US Scottys will waste their time by making films agains German cars...

                                                                                  • Jose Mercado
                                                                                    Jose Mercado  1 months back

                                                                                    I love Mercedes especially the E63s, you can't scare me Scotty!

                                                                                    • Jose Mercado
                                                                                      Jose Mercado  1 months back

                                                                                      @basshead i know lol, they are both very nice cars.

                                                                                    • basshead
                                                                                      basshead  1 months back

                                                                                      I know, I was just messing with you.

                                                                                    • Jose Mercado
                                                                                      Jose Mercado  1 months back

                                                                                      nah Mercedes* ///AMG**

                                                                                    • basshead
                                                                                      basshead  1 months back

                                                                                      BMW E63*

                                                                                  • AH AH
                                                                                    AH AH  1 months back

                                                                                    I had a MB 240D in the 80's that was when quality and user friendliness were still around...

                                                                                    • Adli Bery
                                                                                      Adli Bery  1 months back

                                                                                      When youre an oldschool mechnic that doesnt bother new technology

                                                                                      • chow tt
                                                                                        chow tt  1 months back

                                                                                        After the W116 W123 and R107... Mercedes don't make good cars anymore

                                                                                        • chow tt
                                                                                          chow tt  1 months back

                                                                                          Mercedes Benz nowadays are cheapskates