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Hello Metris owners, just found this forum before I make my final decision.The good news is I found a nice 2016 leftover at a good price. What I don't like is the Warranty at only 3/36.. Why? When Ford, Chevy ect, give additional 5/60 on drive-tran included then you can buy ELW if you want.. Also don't know how reliable this van and drive-tran is?? Only out two years. I do know turbos can be real expensive!!! Just looking for a reliable work van for 15k miles a year...
 

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Most new turbos are built in with the exhaust manifold! Can't be that cheap.. These things are supposed to tow 5000lbs so I would think the transmission has to be pretty strong
 

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Engine isn't 2 years old, it's basic design (M270) is 6 years old, first RWD mounting (M274) 5 years old. The tranny is 12 years old. The Metris is also not a particularly grand departure from its predecessor. It wasn't sold here but the W447 Vito/Valante/Metris is an evolutionary update of the last generation Vito, which debuted in 2003, so the basic design is well proven, as well.

As for the warranty? Get the ELW and you don't need to worry about it. Mercedes are long lasting vehicles. And Mercedes has a long history with Turbos- they installed their first in a production car in 1979 (the 300SD Turbodiesel) and has been using turbos in their trucks since the 50s.

And the turbo in the 300SD is know for having a 500k mile service life.
 

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Take care of it and it will take care of you.
 

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Engine isn't 2 years old, it's basic design (M270) is 6 years old, first RWD mounting (M274) 5 years old. The tranny is 12 years old. The Metris is also not a particularly grand departure from its predecessor. It wasn't sold here but the W447 Vito/Valante/Metris is an evolutionary update of the last generation Vito, which debuted in 2003, so the basic design is well proven, as well.

As for the warranty? Get the ELW and you don't need to worry about it. Mercedes are long lasting vehicles. And Mercedes has a long history with Turbos- they installed their first in a production car in 1979 (the 300SD Turbodiesel) and has been using turbos in their trucks since the 50s.

And the turbo in the 300SD is know for having a 500k mile service life.
Thanks for the good imput! If it last half as long as the old Turbodiesel I'll be happy..
 

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Use full synthetic Mercedes approved oil, don't change it unless it tells you to, and make sure you do every other task on that maintenance list.

Or better yet, take it to the dealer. Or a specialist.
 

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People always crack me up with today's technology laden engines and electrical systems. "Will it last? I'll be doing the maintenance myself."
 

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People always crack me up with today's technology laden engines and electrical systems. "Will it last? I'll be doing the maintenance myself."
Sort of answering their own question. No it won't last if you home maintenance it.
Well if you guys rather trust some Mercedes mechanic over your own two hands its up you. Changing the oil is not rocket science even on a Mercedes..:surprise: Also if anyone thinks that changing the oil sooner "Even with synthetic oils" is a bad thing they better have there head examined.. 15k is to long even with 8 quarts of oil.. Been doing my own maintenance for over 35 years and haven't had a motor go yet :wink:
 

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I trust myself over any mechanic, no matter how many certifications he's qualified for.
I am the opposite, not because it's difficult, I have done a lot of that before, but unfortunately don't do it enough due to time concerns, so I rather take it somewhere, plus it keeps the warranty
 

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I trust myself over any mechanic, no matter how many certifications he's qualified for.
I am the opposite, not because it's difficult, I have done a lot of that before, but unfortunately don't do it enough due to time concerns, so I rather take it somewhere, plus it keeps the warranty
Not every one can, life is busy sometimes. I just like knowing its done wright, and when I read that Mercedes is sucking the oil out with a hose!!:surprise: Not positive this is true. But if it is then I know I'm doing a better job as that can't get all of that 15k mile oil out..:frown:
 
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