Evidence for this, please.
In the absence of a web link to the parts price list I have, I have found a web site that has a similar figure shown....http://www.autoweb.co.uk/car-review/Mercedes%20C%20-%20class%20(1993%20-%202000) . My price list is slightly out of date, so it may have changed since then.
Why can't he just go into Kwik Fit and get one fitted?
Unfortunately Kwik Fit aren't the be all and end all to car parts despite their advertising. They didn't even do an exhaust for a 306 I had once. Also, the exhaust system is one of the AMG parts fitted to this car. By all means get an after market unit fitted, but it defeats the point of buying the AMG package. Please if you are still doubt it, check out Kwik Fits on line exhaust configurator.
Stop advertising your blog too. No one's interested.
My blog neither sells nor is a money making exercise. It's there if people want to read it, if they don't they don't have to click on the link, simple as that. It is a little different to landroverhells site.
It's all about the twisties........
Consider for instance an exhaust for the C36AMG costs in the region of £1200.
Evidence for this, please. Why can't he just go into Kwik Fit and get one fitted?
Stop advertising your blog too. No one's interested. You'll end up like Landroverhell if you're not careful.
Could you suggest any other AMG's that are more reliable,but not very expensive(between 1996 and 1999)?Or some other cars from that range?
The problem at that time was more Mercedes as a whole, not a specific car or AMG models.
Don't be put off by this fact though. As I said at 15 odd years old the build issues that plagued them in their earlier life will undoubtedly have been solved. The rest of the reliability will be will be that of any other car at this age.
Where it can cost is in parts. Consider for instance an exhaust for the C36AMG costs in the region of £1200. In reality though, any performance orientated cars parts will be pricier than that of a standard sibling be that Merc, BMW or Audi.
If you like the car, can afford it and are prepared for any costs then go for it.
Thanks for all the info.Could you suggest any other AMG's that are more reliable,but not very expensive(between 1996 and 1999)?Or some other cars from that range?Thanks.
Interesting car. Not had any experience of the C36AMG, but I have of a C320 of the same vintage.
Unfortunately, this era C Class falls in the "unreliable" period of Mercedes history, when the accountants ruled rather than the engineers. After nearly fifteen years, build problems will have been ironed out by successive owners, but don't expect the bullet proof reliability of something like a W124. I have seen a couple kicking around with rust as well, possibly down to their history but more likely down to poor body protection at time of build.
The C36 was quick at the time, but in the general scheme of things now can be out gunned by a decent hot hatch. Handling was okay, but not great and as a package at the time there was definitely better out there. They're also not the cheapest car to run.
That said, they are going at around the £5000 mark at the moment and it still adds up to a lot of car for the money as they were fairly well specified.
As with any car of this age, buy on condition rather than colour or spec, and you won't go far wrong.
Ive got a soft spot for these too. I dont know much about them though. Automatic only of course.
what is the resale value up to now for a merc 1995- 1996 and what who i have to look for when buying apart from the engine wiring harness thanks =)
I had a C280 Sport for a couple of years and thought about a C36 as a replacement, but everything I read suggested that the later C43AMG was a better option for similar cost.
Changed my plans altogether when I got a brilliant deal on an ex-company Seat Leon Cupra at the firm where I worked, but I would agree that Merc's of this era are not great on the reliability front - the 190E I had before the C280 was way superior in quality.
Have not been brave (or foolish) enough to try a Benz since then - my last 2 cars have been BMW's! At least they make some quicker models with a manual gearbox (for now anyway).