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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   4 months back

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    • partywrestler
      partywrestler  2 months back

      I really appreciate these videos.I’m looking to buy a new car,these videos are so informative,you are one heck of a mechanic my friend,my love for helping regular people not get robbed at the dealer,cause they are crooks,thanks a million,you probably save my bank account

    • slhines7
      slhines7  2 months back

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

    • Oliver Umali
      Oliver Umali  3 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  3 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  3 months back

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

  • Use Less
    Use Less  22 hours back

    This guy always hating on German cars

    • mieczyslaw grudzien
      mieczyslaw grudzien  1 days back

      Mercedes ist Schrott

      • Ronald Coxen
        Ronald Coxen  3 days back

        Hey Scotty. I subscribed to your YouTube account for a while now. great info. I have a question about idling. my truck was left on for 12 hrs (yep 12hrs) now the auto transmission is not shifting properly. It takes off from a dead stop in 2nd gear and goes upto 4th and that's all. At 55mph rpm is at 2400 for a v8. it's a 2005 Dakota. should I change the filter and fluids or does this sound like a rebuild and did the idling cause this?

        • fessells ahmed
          fessells ahmed  3 days back

          It's cheaper buying another car rather than fixing a merc

          • Dimitris Melios
            Dimitris Melios  6 days back

            I am a taxi driver for 23 years .the first car a had was a 202 mercedes and the second is 204 ,and the only thing i have to say is that they are cars and from the other is just mercedes

            • Bob Hans
              Bob Hans  7 days back

              The rule of thumb to buy a Mercedes





              Buy a ‘94 Celica

              • faysal bezza
                faysal bezza  1 weeks back

                Thank you Scott for confirming my doubts. I 've always told my friends that mercedes cars made in Germany are more reliable than the other ones !

                • Oleg Oleg
                  Oleg Oleg  1 weeks back

                  You forgot that they are ugly

                  • Raof KGN
                    Raof KGN  1 weeks back

                    What you guys think about 2016 -17 GLE?? Will use for 5 years.

                    • GAZO
                      GAZO  1 weeks back

                      I like the personality of this man with all his knowledge but he is very humble

                      • Ronald Foo
                        Ronald Foo  2 weeks back

                        I think Mercedes is overrated. I don't think they're that fantastic. I think it's all hype. They're no better than a Honda or a Toyota.
                        I used to drive a 550 for my boss and at the time I had an Accord but I never felt much difference when I parked my car and drove the Mercedes.

                        • StraightToThePoint
                          StraightToThePoint  2 weeks back

                          i just might...

                          • mr y mysterious video
                            mr y mysterious video  2 weeks back

                            Problem is, all the reliable brands don’t seem to make interesting cars these days. I think the SLK looks great but where’s the reliable equivalent made by Honda or Toyota? There used to be a toyota mr2, a Honda beat, but now? There’s no Honda z4 lookalike.

                            • jeetendra kumar
                              jeetendra kumar  2 weeks back

                              Mr Scotty pls feed you kitty cat it seems hungry lol

                              • Photo Hope
                                Photo Hope  2 weeks back

                                Scotty is again so right. Mercedes in general are good car to drive and they are durable too, but you need the cash to repair them and maintain them. If absolutely one should buy a Benz and avoid expensive repair and maintenance, go with C class. Rather than that why to buy a benz any way. get a Toyota your wallet will thankyou.

                                • CaKki CaKki
                                  CaKki CaKki  2 weeks back

                                  You're such a heater towards European cars cus Americans dont know to built car and they buy from Asians

                                  • Wade Cahill
                                    Wade Cahill  2 weeks back

                                    Just by a Japanese car and save yourself all the headaches

                                    • GrrMeister
                                      GrrMeister  2 weeks back

                                      *I have owned Numerous Mercedes in the UK (all German Built) and the only problems encountered have been a faulty windscreen wiper, on my 420SE and Rear number plate LED Light both fixed FOC on my B Class W246 by Mercedes UK. They are the most reliable and superb cars ever built. Current Model (unavailable in USA) is my W246 B200CDi AMG with up to 74.3 MPG and 143 MPH top speed (on German AutoBahns near München - Munich) for the benefit of those who don't speak French.*

                                      • wdb210s benz
                                        wdb210s benz  2 weeks back

                                        look guy.. more thin 15 y I buying used mercedes never I buying new :

                                        91 300ce-24

                                        90 300e

                                        and now I used 99 e430T
                                        each year I crossed around 5200 km on inflames desert 45+C. between United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia going to Jordan for the yearly holiday with my family . that Granny BENZ age 20+ still work like new car never ever stop or any proplem just before 2week I came back by the monster E430T. So never speaking about greater. your limit corolla

                                        • Der Schutzsargent 5
                                          Der Schutzsargent 5  2 weeks back

                                          So My W213 is Working perfect and i bought it 3 years ago...

                                        • ThEownErof ThEBuilDinG
                                          ThEownErof ThEBuilDinG  2 weeks back

                                          The computer told me it was a good idea to do it so I did it

                                          • Matthias H
                                            Matthias H  3 weeks back

                                            I had a South African made W203 C class and it’s one of the most unreliable car I’ve ever owned. Oil leak, check engine light, oil leak again, check engine light again.

                                            • Monica
                                              Monica  3 weeks back

                                              I disagree with you Scotty!! I have owned Mercedes since the early 90's,
                                              never had any problems with them! Depends on which car, like the S
                                              class, yes it can have problems, airbag suspension, etc! I have always
                                              bought the c class and e, best cars ever!! My last Mercedes was a
                                              2009 e350, 241k miles, not one problem, not one check engine light! If
                                              you put premium gas and full synthetic oil they will out last any
                                              American junk and Japanese! My father had a Mercedes with over 600k
                                              miles, no rust, original engine and transmission (no rebuilds), no major
                                              problems! Some people dont take care of their Mercedes right, so know
                                              who you are buying from when getting a used Mercedes! The best or
                                              nothing!! :)

                                              • thk420
                                                thk420  6 days back

                                                I own a S550 2013 and 77000 mile and no problem at all. Best or nothing.

                                              • Malandvula Machawe
                                                Malandvula Machawe  7 days back

                                                Scotty says the best are manufactured in Germany

                                              • GANFENG ZHANG
                                                GANFENG ZHANG  2 weeks back

                                                however. we really trust him and appreciate his job. honest comments always could offend someone

                                            • Tyrone Comblast
                                              Tyrone Comblast  3 weeks back

                                              My Mercedes is 19 years old. It has 182,000 miles on it, I’ve had it for almost 4 years and trust me he’s right when he tells you it’s expensive holy F someone help me sell this 😂😂

                                              • Gary Towne
                                                Gary Towne  3 weeks back

                                                Better check for a hole in the gas tank or maybe his neighbor is syphoning his gas. My '06 CLS500 gets 18 arond town 21 on the road @80mph. Bought it new, made in Stuttgart! Do the little stuff myself. You're right about the air shocks. If they go again I'm going old school shocks. The dealer the $hit$.

                                                • TreyTheTerrible
                                                  TreyTheTerrible  3 weeks back

                                                  Thanks I love mercs

                                                  • Glenn Hoddle
                                                    Glenn Hoddle  3 weeks back

                                                    Scotty : The only Mercedes worth buying is spelt *TOYOTA*

                                                    • rushrule1
                                                      rushrule1  3 weeks back

                                                      After watching this I now know why it costs so much to buy and own Mercedes, and to never buy one! Even if I hit Powerball

                                                      • Filip Borówka
                                                        Filip Borówka  3 weeks back

                                                        Merc cls 5.5 super car

                                                        • Orphan of Kos
                                                          Orphan of Kos  3 weeks back

                                                          I was always told don’t buy a Mercedes unless your stinking rich

                                                          • E
                                                            E  4 weeks back

                                                            I enjoy my Accord that much more now 🤗

                                                            • BASE line
                                                              BASE line  4 weeks back

                                                              Those cars not for people who cares about longevity or reliability .most of them Buying it brand new and they sell it before the warranty end up

                                                              • Einstein Casino
                                                                Einstein Casino  4 weeks back

                                                                IF YOU CAN AFFORD A MERCEDES, THEN BE SURE YOU CAN AFFORD TO PAY FOR ALL REPAIRS!!🙄🙄🙄

                                                                NO WHINING!!😆😆😆

                                                                • akui88
                                                                  akui88  4 weeks back

                                                                  i have a BMW, i tried to change out the battery, and the dashboard lit up like a Christmas tree, i had to take it to my BMW dealer who charged me like 150$ to clear the codes...

                                                                  • Ali
                                                                    Ali  1 weeks back

                                                                    Go for independent one not dealer

                                                                • seagull hoon birdpersonpilot

                                                                  Sprinter cdi is pretty cheep on desil

                                                                  • Wilson Mar
                                                                    Wilson Mar  1 months back

                                                                    S class

                                                                    • Greasy nPoor
                                                                      Greasy nPoor  1 months back

                                                                      1:51 is so funny "even cost more than the front ones!" Ur passion after this many years for cars blows my mind.

                                                                      • sportyguyusa
                                                                        sportyguyusa  1 months back

                                                                        Only buy a Mercedes if you love to drive, love automotive perfection, can afford one, and can afford the repairs. They are some of the best cars on the road, don’t require more maintenance than most cars, and are reliable if maintained properly. When work needs to be done, it’s going to cost more than a typical car, but if you can afford it, it’s worth it.

                                                                        • 0616ko
                                                                          0616ko  1 months back

                                                                          This man speaks the truth about these cars.

                                                                          • LE544
                                                                            LE544  1 months back

                                                                            So all we have to do is buy a Mercedes that doesn't have Senso- tronic brake control and/or Active Body Control...I've had four C and CLK 's and have never had to repair anything,,, just routine maintenance,,,very well engineered cars..actually can be economical to run, beautiful to drive and very safe as well.
                                                                            Thanks for keep the used car prices low Scotty.....Keep up the good work.

                                                                            • Jean-Claude Van Damme
                                                                              Jean-Claude Van Damme  4 weeks back

                                                                              Same here Cs and MLs though... the only thing out of the norm that I had go out was the super charger on my Kompressor. Car was 15 years old though and due to have something major go wrong.

                                                                            • jonor95
                                                                              jonor95  1 months back

                                                                              Same here. Owned two w210's with no issue's and now driving 2008 w211 e220cdi with 0 issues last two years, only changing oil and brake pads

                                                                          • カブトムシ
                                                                            カブトムシ  1 months back

                                                                            Toyota Honda ⇒ intelligence does business against a high human being
                                                                            Because Mercedes Hyundai Tesla ⇒ intelligence is not had anything to do with by a high human being,
                                                                                           I deceive a human being lower than oneself and do business

                                                                            • leslie king
                                                                              leslie king  1 months back

                                                                              Gee better listen to Scotty. My life dream about owning a Mercedes is dead.

                                                                              • Nil P.
                                                                                Nil P.  1 months back

                                                                                invest the money you save by avoiding one

                                                                            • Pelt Down Posse
                                                                              Pelt Down Posse  1 months back

                                                                              I bought an SLK 350 that was made in Germany. It's got 40,000 miles on it. Did I mess up?

                                                                              • Chris Ivan
                                                                                Chris Ivan  1 months back

                                                                                Changing the brakes pads doesn’t make no light or warning come on. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He probably unplugged the abs sensor. And all you do to reset it is turn lock to lock.. no computer needed. Just knowledge

                                                                                • Charles Boulay
                                                                                  Charles Boulay  1 months back

                                                                                  I have mine for 21 year now I change oil myself and brake pad and have a check up at the dealer every 5 year I ask them to change the transmission fluid and the filter and they told me i have to change my water pump to around 1 thousand I check on rock auto 160.00$ dollars and I buy the antifreeze at the dealer and I done it myself so far so good

                                                                                  • DaLaaNi Bombina
                                                                                    DaLaaNi Bombina  1 months back

                                                                                    My Mercedes was made in Germany so I’m good.

                                                                                  • ar kot
                                                                                    ar kot  1 months back

                                                                                    Just buy a japanese brand and sleep peacefully. That car will probably outlast you with minimum care. I have one so speaking from experience.