My Cheap Mercedes 500E Has Been Continously Broken For 1 Year-- Benz Reliability Myth

13 mar 2020
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  • Lol.....Toyota corrola passes you

    Blue Eyes WillyBlue Eyes WillyPirms 9 dienām
  • Howevere the issues it propably has, it looks like an incredible car to me. No plastics, a well rounded design and a heavily built chassis can set itself an all time classic Quality premium sedan

    Aristotelis VenieratosAristotelis VenieratosPirms 13 dienām
  • Do a total restore on an Opel GT please. You found two in the junk yard. It would be a great project. Classic, small fun car and looks thst never aged..!

    Kevin NolanKevin NolanPirms 14 dienām
  • This guy and Scotty Kilmer should team up. Buy multiple models of cheap mercedes, trash talk them then put them in a car crusher or shredder.

    jay johnjay johnPirms 20 dienām
  • "Has Been Continously Broken For 1 Year" If you buy a 500e for 10K what do you expect. You bought it for about 10K cheaper. Your differential was bad because no one serviced the car correctly the Breather was probably stuck. You had original spark Wires and A cracked Radiator. Someone ran it to the ground. Dont tell me a 100K mile 28 Year old honda holds up anywhere as nicelly. These cars are dependable and built like tanks theyre just not Dumb proof. If its not maintained it will brake at some point. Once a old Mercedes Brakes its not as cheap as a civic to fix. Transmission fluid has to be replaced every once in a while Mercedes Effed up saying it is not serviceable. any 28 year old fluid is SHOTT!! You wouldve been much better off buying a sorted 500e that was not molested and was well maintained. I tell everyone you can polish a piece of shit all you want but it stays a piece of shit. People look for ways to save money but It does not work that way. There is nothing more expensive then a cheap Mercedes. Hoovie I like you and your videos. Thumbs up.

    zibi1988plzibi1988plPirms 20 dienām
  • These dead Opel GTs just hurt my little heart

    Saltiest SaltSaltiest SaltPirms 21 dienas
  • That air vent..must take out main instrument pod to get at clip..there is a yt video on it..I have '95 E280 M104 with same problem..cheers from Malaysia!

    Flying HedgehogFlying HedgehogPirms 24 dienām
  • Oh yer, your different alright, but I think that's why I find you entertaining. Keep doing Cartreks also.

    FIFO CrewFIFO CrewPirms 27 dienām
  • A guy with a giant garage with 200 luxury cars complained an old Mercedes... Hum...

    BianchiBianchiPirms Mēneša
  • i can take it if you can send it to fiinland :)

    Wumpus-Wumpus-Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Don't make excuses for Mercedes Benz. Their cars are trash. In their heyday, they only competed with other European makes and stood out. When Lexus came out they never recovered.

    Marcel PatelMarcel PatelPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • so,instead of spending any money you could put back the old set of wheels and sell it for 40.000€´s profit or more in a few years,it´s a numbered production made by porshe not mercedes, entirelly put together by porshe ,any collector would pay you anything to have one but in the first video it seems that you don´t even have a clue about the value of this car ,i also would like one but it´s too expensive , i saw one in mint condition and it was sold by 140.000€´s, regards

    Rui CameiraRui CameiraPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • i have a diesel w124 250D ,and in 95 ,the last year of production ,mechanical engeniers , magazines experts in reviewing cars, etc. idependent ones had to choose the best car in the world in every specification , guess what car they did arrive to the conclusion it was the best car sold in the all world , the Mercedes w124 with the most recent diesel engine from mercedes the 2.5L ,this is it´s last year of production having them to be released in the second alf of the 80´s, so i did was proud of having 3 at the time and one more 2 years ago with all original from a 1st owner with already 87 years of life ,this last i paid 700€ with a 2.0L diesel engine all paint burned by the sun including the dash top cracked in 3 diferent parts(i live in the hottest place, temperature wise of all europe, this last summer in jully all days only starting to decrease the temperature at 11.30 p.m.but still around 38 degrees ceslsius and maybe a degree each hour being the coldest hour of the day 29 or 30 degrees) and the driving seat with a holding metal thread broken in the midle so you felt the both legs sliding into the midle of the seat ,and being a 87 car with original 60 h.p. having 250.000km´s ,it only as 52 h.p. to the wheels ,i measured it in a garage from a friend who tune cars for rallyes, but the old man or he forgot or only had changed breaking pads twice ,original drum breaks in the back and i changed the seat ,in a junkyard from a friend he ofered me a good condition seat in leather being the interior in cloth soft brown, changed the oil after driving it through 1.000km´s ,mostly in dirt roads it needs two new tires in the front, so reliable i think it is 2020 to 87 ,33 years ,only oil changes ,maybe a few new tires ,breaking pads almost none by the shape of the disk wich due to it´s thickness could be straightened ,the drums are original (they don´t brake ,but hold steady the car), but i own other 3 ,a 300D, a250D, a 3.0l in-line engine with 24 valve this one gasoline like the sl´s and it´s a coupé(two doors), the other 3 ,always changed the oil the filters , the oil ,the pads, the tires, nothing else and all work perfect but i can also add that i own also a 1974 w115 220D with around 3.000.000km´s either than a litle number of horses having runed away ,it works perfect ,every years it´s inspected and not a remark on it ,to cut short a long story only a bit of rust on the expected places not much ,i have a 69 car of the same model that had to stop it because it rusted all around allthough it works perfect the body could fall to the ground if i drove it on the road(it´s used to bring wood to the fireplace in a house that it´s in the midle of a property where i work in agriculture, to finish in 82 i bought in germany a 300d w123 car with turbo , it as a bit of rust but in places that you don´t see it or not important for the stability of the car , not even the switches that are used to open and close the electric windows or the sunroof are damaged , i have other cars and normally one or two of those switches have to be changed every 5 years, so i don´t understand why you say that first it´s a myth or it´s not if you spend a lot of money in maintenance , if they are not reliable ,wich car in the world is and i din´t went to the gasoline ones i own just one i refer to, the w124 coupé, did i change anything expensive in all the cars i talked about, so i think they are reliable and not only me all around the world there are taxis from mercedes and if they weren´t good ,taxi drivers all around the world didn´t kept buying them, and automatic transmissions i don´t know them bvecause i only have what it´s known for 190E a car that was given to me by a friend i have in holand it´s a 2.0L gasoline and because he worked for mercedes he send the car to a mercedes garage and tell them to change everything ,only the engine is original because the car was working perfect but all was changed ,so i vcam tell you that manual transmissions from mercedes are considered the best in the world, even the car i own with almost 3.000.000 km´s as not a new one but in 86 it took some parts but nothing expensive, the others including a what today is the S-class from the 61 but the 50´s model still uses the original manual transmission, and to end the car you have there i saw the first video if you take those wheels and install again the previous ones ,they looked like the original ones ,you could sold it for 50.000€´s wich is more than dollars ,to a colector those cars are rare and runing ,with problems but like i saw you drive it ,you would sell it fast and make 40.000 dollars of profit ,it seems that you don´t ubderstand that any mercedes colector in the world looks for one of those made entirelly by porshe not from one place to another this to help porshe that almost closed doors by that time, (maybe the best car you own)and if you repair it and kept it for some years it would give you more profit ,regards

    Rui CameiraRui CameiraPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Respect due for saving a great merc, it would have rotted away by now in the uk

    phil towlephil towlePirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Do you still have that Hirschmann antenna? My ‘94 E420 might be calling for it...

    CCOCCAROCCOCCAROPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Man what you are saying is just so much bullshit, im really sorry. But my father has this car with over 300k km on it and it almost had no issues at all(he owns it for more then 10 years). Also 2 friends of him got the same car that is also running for years without issues. You are saying that it is not reliable because you are just unlucky lol (or you got scammed), these cars are known for the reliability and that's why they are still expensive and at the same time they are unique. My father and his friends are for sure not rich and run it for years (My father is also running it on LPG)

    justvoorfunjustvoorfunPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Very early z28?? Ugh....think again

    Mark GibsonMark GibsonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Mercedes are really nice looking and driving GARBAGE. Pure money Pits. You can buy them for almost nothing....ALWAYS cost more to repair than it's worth. My 97 mercedes is a piece of well maintained shit and my 98 accord has 298000 thousand miles ....doesnt leak a drop and purrs like a kitten

    Mark GibsonMark GibsonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I never knew you had the Opel GT in the US too. Love the looks of those cars. Nowdays they're super rare here in europe. (pretty much all rotted away.)

    Tim PolmanTim PolmanPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Continue buying Jonkers

    musicdontstopmusicdontstopPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Opel GT?! No matter what's broken or missing, I'd restore the fudge outta that!!! Beautiful legendary car!

    noth606noth606Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • pooor poor mercdes.... so many of them. sad sad sæd

    Kennur LarssonKennur LarssonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • The retarded past owner did not ...... im drunk,,, Oil!,,, Goodno

    Kennur LarssonKennur LarssonPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Surely you can wire a plug in. Jeez, can you change a light bulb?

    Alexander MchughAlexander MchughPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I would soak that antenna in WD-40 before fitting it.

    Mohammad was illiterateMohammad was illiteratePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • 2:35 hoovie judging Mercedes based on a one off petrol model built with porsche! Take a Diesel model from europe with 1 million miles and review will find PLENTY.

    crush on tycrush on tyPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Hoovie....Mercs reputation wasn't built on big motor gasoline sports models.....grow up! :-)

    crush on tycrush on tyPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Oh man that salvage yard was depressing with all the great vehicles there. I would literally watch an hour long video of you walking around the salvage yard.

    Mark Wainwright IIIMark Wainwright IIIPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I did replacement for the same antenna on my W140, also from junkyard, not so easy to rebuild and get it working

    Dmitry AmericaDmitry AmericaPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • The interior is almost completely the same as my '86 190e 2.3 16v! The headlights, mono wiper, sunroof, the rearview mirrors... if it ain't broke don't fix it huh! 💪💪💪

    Pat PossePat PossePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I just realized I have been enjoying you videos and forgot to subscribe. Sorry! I have now fixed my mistake. Keep making fantastic videos.

    Nate DavisNate DavisPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • You were walking just by a W124 500 E in the video :-)

    George KuntzGeorge KuntzPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I want the diff out of that Lincoln but I’m in Canada!

    Cana boxCana boxPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • man ! u have got to be the cheapest person on earth ! U have a lambo and more , but u wont buy new parts for this Merc !?...really !?

    Twilight ZoneTwilight ZonePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • 🤣 No! It’s never going to be done Hoovie!! I’m starting to feel the same way about my ‘04 SL500.

    Kenneth GivensKenneth GivensPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • 😂😂😂😂😂

    Rocco FioreRocco FiorePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Your buddy Bob at the junk yard is awesome love it👍😃

    gary ba ba booeygary ba ba booeyPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I got a 41k 88 k1500 for $6500 in Ft Worth

    JdougKnightJdougKnightPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • "...Which means I completely wasted a day, and accomplished nothing" Sounds like my standard day at the junkers.

    CheekiPapiCheekiPapiPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • This video made me realize that I can never go pull my own parts because I could think of nothing but wasp nests and snakes while he was walking around.

    Brandon S.Brandon S.Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Really.. I see that us mechanics are out of their league when serving 500E legend... But yeah, i wont throw any hate, its just EU car that need EU mechanics. Nice video thou.

    AkamechanizedAkamechanizedPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • The car that paid for The Wizard's Cobalt motorboat...

    Panaceias ÚberesPanaceias ÚberesPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I found 1 on autotrader, same year with 71k on the clock and they were asking 49k for it.. So you did good!

    J MJ MPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • @Awkward Seal I have seen some crazy shit in my time, thus anything is possible look at real estate.. Think about it like this, have you ever took someone on a date or 2 and paid some $$ and didn't get a sense of satisfaction? It happens, some folks are happy some arent.. Some do upgrades, some don't.. One of lifes mystery's is trying to understand "why" people do what they do.. But know this, a car can be fixed.. Women/men cant be fixed.. Cars/real estate will always have a value to someone, who is willing to part with their money..

      J MJ MPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • @J M Do you think someone would actually pay 49k for one of these with 71 thousand miles? I'm not asking sarcastically, I don't know much about car values really. Just sounds a bit higher than what I'd expect someone to want it for.

      Awkward SealAwkward SealPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • @Awkward Seal Its worth what someone is willing to pay.. Sure books, websites like Nada, and Hagerty track certain data and will probably put a number on something.. However, regardless of what the number is, if someone wants it bad enough they will pay for it, if not pay more when told "nope"..

      J MJ MPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • 49k? Isn't that super overpriced?

      Awkward SealAwkward SealPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • ContinUOUsly. Otherwise good.

    Márk StefánMárk StefánPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • hoovie needs to hire a personal mechanic

    rooster sideburbsrooster sideburbsPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Wow I love the 500E. Beautiful Mercedes.

    Erwin BiancaErwin BiancaPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • While the myth was true until the early '90s, I think all these problems are actually related to this being a very small run/high performance model. And probably poor maintenance. I daily drive a manual W124 from 1992, with a 2.4l engine and almost 300.000 Km on it. Except for replacing the clutch pump and the alternator once, had no real issues with it yet.

    bogdansssbogdansssPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • I also own a 1976 W115 and a 1981 W123, and those really are built like tanks.

      bogdansssbogdansssPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Buddy of mine had a 300e it was a disaster

    alan gossettalan gossettPirms 6 Mēnešiem
    • probably bought one that was poorly maintained

      Chaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiChaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • I hit 112000 miles on my car. I'm happy that I don't have issues with my car yet

    Michael WalkerMichael WalkerPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • It's funny how we know exactly what to do, but are terrified to do it. I feel your pain. I work on small engines, equipment, etc. It's second nature, could do it blind folded. But, adjust the timing on my truck, replace axle seals, or a Pinon seal? Are you crazy? Thank God we both have our own Wizards!

    Brian O'CBrian O'CPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I owned a '93 400E; all of the downside with none of the upside of the 500E. It was a great relief when it went down the road to a new owner...

    John RustingJohn RustingPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • I just bought a 1999 W140 Grand Edition s500, needs about $6000 of work. These cars are worth it if you have the time and mental fortitude

  • How much you asking?

    Даулет АбимолдаевДаулет АбимолдаевPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • GERMAN CARS, perfect one day, Very expensive repairs the next.

    james Jamesjames JamesPirms 7 Mēnešiem
    • @Chaminda Thushara Ruwan Kasturi Hey baby stop calling me names, because as the old saying goes, takes one to know one. and I like to think none of us is stupid.

      james Jamesjames JamesPirms 4 Mēnešiem
    • not all you idiot

      Chaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiChaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • its 1.110.000 miles.. why ? In europe they handle more than 1.000.000 km

    MakeSh00tMakeSh00tPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • that model they all have the same flaw ;) change ground 3 of them once a year and you save your self a lot of trouble and fault codes ;)

    Henrik JensenHenrik JensenPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • biodegradable wiring harness 😅

    fZ57EWtAgkLzyQ2fZ57EWtAgkLzyQ2Pirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Situation in Balkan countries: Engine 200e Transmition 100e Differential 50e :)

    Stefan PantovicStefan PantovicPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • who said this car has just 111.000 Miles ? The TACHO ? 😂😂

    NiclasNiclasPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • The phrase "...pretty useless if we can't program the clutch" pretty much defines where BMW and some other high priced cars are headed. Too many electronic lockouts and not enough car. Keep It Simple Mfr's. We like to work on our own cars!

    MassiveTrackHunterMassiveTrackHunterPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Typical German, turns into a pumpkin as it ages. After that comes the final transformation, it turns again, but this time it morphs into a bottomless money pit. Good luck to all German owners out there. See you all in money pit hell.😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

    james Jamesjames JamesPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Surprisingly Mercedes parts are quite reasonable and you can buy those grills off Ebay (made in China mind you) for $50 or less. So, stuff like those air vents are cheap to replace.

    Daniel HusseyDaniel HusseyPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Scotty Kilmer was right about Mercedes, kids.

    General OrangerGeneral OrangerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • he likes the w123 and they are solid built and this idiot bought the cheapest one of the most expensive to repair w124, any regular w124 that was well maintained is good and can run, do your research and scotty goes on about the new Mercedes , and kids already know how expensive it is to repair a new one

      Chaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiChaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • whats going on with that 635 bmw?

    justin hallerjustin hallerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • another hard to listen to video -

    port starboardport starboardPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Hey if you need any parts for that check out my channel its full of raw unedited video if you like them subscribe and i will make more. If you are ever in Cincinnati ohio stop in jacks used auto parts 4500 kellogg ave Cincinnati ohio they are LVworldrs friendly and encourage. LVworldrs to make content and just have a good time. There are around 3000 cars there and That's a lot to be able to make good how remove videos keep up the awesome work and have a good day

    david of the junkyarddavid of the junkyardPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • what a useless presenter....cant fix anything ass can do a better job XD

    murat adnanmurat adnanPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • I think, you'd get a decent amount of money for the Opel GTs.

    IsaakHuntIsaakHuntPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • I like you Tyler.. so I give you an advice. buy yourself a diesel and you wont know what broken Mercedes means. :) greetings from Deutchland :)

    DevastatorDevastatorPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Rule #1 when buying used electrical parts from a breaker's yard. Cut off the connector with as much of the loom as you can.

    Trevor MarronTrevor MarronPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • See if you can find ans restore a citroen xantia.. that would be an interesting project :)

    DominicDominicPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • e30s for days!

    Brett PiersmaBrett PiersmaPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • That guy knows how to set your ass up! Next time you see him shuffling 3 cards, walk away!

    Javier RiosJavier RiosPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • I can possibly see a transmission failure at that age, although it really shouldn't. But the differential failure at 110,000 mi. Definitely leads me to believe either the car was abused at some point, or The other possibility is they use the standard differential, and didn't upgrade it to take the higher output from the big engine from Porsche. Could also be why the trans failed. either way to me regardless of age a differential failure at 110,000 mi does not equal reliable well-built car.

    kens97sto171kens97sto171Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • That f** king aerial antenna ? Can buy a new automatic Herrschmann here in Germany for less than 200 bucks. Grill, emblem , interior parts - same .

    Heiko PanzlaffHeiko PanzlaffPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • The nineties was death of great Mercedes reliability....Pre 90s was THE era....built like tanks....

    MuppetpasterMuppetpasterPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 10:10 thank you so much hahaha

    sminnimssminnimsPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • I hate junkyards 😠

    CRAZY NightmareCRAZY NightmarePirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Doug DeMuro is already waiting in the right corner of my screen, ready to review this model

    oberuser123oberuser123Pirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • In an Australian car salvage yard (we call them wreckers yards), if you did what Hoovie did and just opened the door of that Merc' and sat in it, there would be an 80% chance that you would be bitten immediately by at least one lethal snake. Then as a follow up, the poisonous spiders would finish you off...

    PropanePetePropanePetePirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • There is a Sunbeam Alpine sitting there at the Boneyard. Or could It be, by chance, a tiger

    John NickolsenJohn NickolsenPirms 9 Mēnešiem
    • Beautiful cars, the Sunbean Alpines.

      Awkward SealAwkward SealPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • My heart is bleeding watching that graveyard q.q

    FOertelFOertelPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • This 500 E is beautiful and intimidating i want to own one so help me God

    Amadin LuckyAmadin LuckyPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • lol no men ou are so sinceere thats why i love your video, it makes me felt like this was something i would do lol thanks for share

    yiyotoyiyotoPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • 300E non 24v is the most reliable

    Sergio CuevasSergio CuevasPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • So many things broken for the mileage because it's a poorly engineered, poorly constructed, very unreliable piece of German.....(fill in your own vulgarity) with no factory quality control to speak of.

    wholeNwonwholeNwonPirms 9 Mēnešiem
    • no your wrong it's the cheapest one and the engine is built by Porsche not Mercedes benz

      Chaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiChaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiPirms 4 Mēnešiem

    EmmanuelEmmanuelPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Great car Hope u will find those small parts broken👌

    Mohamed firazMohamed firazPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Haha, didn't know it was originally purchased by one of the Koch brothers.

    John KarasJohn KarasPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Look at all the e30 and e21 in there

    Patricio GarciaPatricio GarciaPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • What happened to the Toyota Preiva?

    DwarfmanvashDwarfmanvashPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Must be nice to be so rich that you've forgotten that you own a Mercedes. I'm sure that happens to all of us.

    Dance Hotel ZumbaDance Hotel ZumbaPirms 9 Mēnešiem
    • It's an old, very cheap used one though.

      Awkward SealAwkward SealPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • You should have pondered that Sunbeam Alpine/Tiger in the background

    jim dandyjim dandyPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Must be nice to be rich........

    Marty ZielinskiMarty ZielinskiPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Would have made sense to first remove the old air vent to see how it’s done....

    Marty ZielinskiMarty ZielinskiPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Tyler at a junkyard ? first for me 😁

    David KelmDavid KelmPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • I really like the old MB. I've been a fan all my life. After my MB was totaled I switched to BMW and now I can't wait to go back to MB!

    7633J7633JPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • The best car ever manufactured. Good buy. Got one and a 300 TD, the W124. Very good cars

    Clemente de la CuadraClemente de la CuadraPirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Try Classic Mercedes in Irvine CA for parts. They’re owned by Mercedes and the other one us in Fellbach, Germany

    Mike GehreMike GehrePirms 9 Mēnešiem
  • Pretty cool to own a car once owned by a koch brother

    KurkKurkPirms 9 Mēnešiem