Being a new suscriber to the forums I have a question or 2 on the 380SL series cars that maybe someone can answer for me.
I currently have a 240D & am considering moving up to a 300CD or a 380SL. I've written up a note on the 300CD in another forum & I know them better than the 380SL. I do know about the dual timing chain problem on the pre 84 380SL's but don't really know anything else about the mechanicals & electonics of these cars.
My mechanic who used to be a Benz dealer mech said they are very reliable & didn't know of any big problems affecting all of the 380's. Since they are a pretty complicated gas engine car I wonder how long you can expect an engine to go without major work? Same for the transmission & the electronics. I see a lot on AUTOTRADER & in the STAR from 50,000 miles & up but wonder where you start to have major problems on a well taken care of car.
Any info on the 380SL's will really be appreciated