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

13 Kov 2020
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  • Do you still have that Hirschmann antenna? My ‘94 E420 might be calling for it...

  • 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)

    justvoorfunjustvoorfunPrieš 4 dienas
  • Very early z28?? Ugh....think again

    Mark GibsonMark GibsonPrieš 8 dienų
  • 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 GibsonPrieš 8 dienų
  • 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 PolmanPrieš 12 dienų
  • Continue buying Jonkers

    musicdontstopmusicdontstopPrieš 19 dienų
  • Opel GT?! No matter what's broken or missing, I'd restore the fudge outta that!!! Beautiful legendary car!

    noth606noth606Prieš 21 dieną
  • pooor poor mercdes.... so many of them. sad sad sæd

    Kennur LarssonKennur LarssonPrieš 22 dienas
  • The retarded past owner did not ...... im drunk,,, Oil!,,, Goodno

    Kennur LarssonKennur LarssonPrieš 22 dienas
  • Surely you can wire a plug in. Jeez, can you change a light bulb?

    Alexander MchughAlexander MchughPrieš 25 dienų
  • I would soak that antenna in WD-40 before fitting it.

    Mohammad was illiterateMohammad was illiteratePrieš 27 dienų
  • 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 tyPrieš 29 dienų
  • Hoovie....Mercs reputation wasn't built on big motor gasoline sports models.....grow up! :-)

    crush on tycrush on tyPrieš 29 dienų
  • 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 IIIPrieš mėn
  • I did replacement for the same antenna on my W140, also from junkyard, not so easy to rebuild and get it working

    Dmitry AmericaDmitry AmericaPrieš mėn
  • 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 PossePrieš mėn
  • 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 DavisPrieš mėn
  • You were walking just by a W124 500 E in the video :-)

    George KuntzGeorge KuntzPrieš mėn
  • I want the diff out of that Lincoln but I’m in Canada!

    Cana boxCana boxPrieš mėn
  • 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 ZonePrieš mėn
  • 🤣 No! It’s never going to be done Hoovie!! I’m starting to feel the same way about my ‘04 SL500.

    Kenneth GivensKenneth GivensPrieš mėn
  • 😂😂😂😂😂

    Rocco FioreRocco FiorePrieš mėn
  • Your buddy Bob at the junk yard is awesome love it👍😃

    gary ba ba booeygary ba ba booeyPrieš mėn
  • I got a 41k 88 k1500 for $6500 in Ft Worth

    JdougKnightJdougKnightPrieš mėn
  • I noticed the Cooper Tires on the car. Such nice tires at a reasonable price.

    kwg2005kwg2005Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • "...Which means I completely wasted a day, and accomplished nothing" Sounds like my standard day at the junkers.

    CheekiPapiCheekiPapiPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 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.Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • 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.

    AkamechanizedAkamechanizedPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • The car that paid for The Wizard's Cobalt motorboat...

    Panaceias ÚberesPanaceias ÚberesPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 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 MPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • @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 MPrieš mėn
    • @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 SealPrieš mėn
    • @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 MPrieš mėn
    • 49k? Isn't that super overpriced?

      Awkward SealAwkward SealPrieš mėn
  • ContinUOUsly. Otherwise good.

    Márk StefánMárk StefánPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Why do you think he walked you passed the Camaro 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 he knows you too well

    Mal FunctionMal FunctionPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • hoovie needs to hire a personal mechanic

    rooster sideburbsrooster sideburbsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Wow I love the 500E. Beautiful Mercedes.

    Erwin BiancaErwin BiancaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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.

    bogdansssbogdansssPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • I also own a 1976 W115 and a 1981 W123, and those really are built like tanks.

      bogdansssbogdansssPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Buddy of mine had a 300e it was a disaster

    alan gossettalan gossettPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • probably bought one that was poorly maintained

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

    Michael WalkerMichael WalkerPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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'CPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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 RustingPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 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 АбимолдаевPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • GERMAN CARS, perfect one day, Very expensive repairs the next.

    james Jamesjames JamesPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • @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 JamesPrieš mėn
    • not all you idiot

      Chaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiChaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiPrieš mėn
  • its 1.110.000 miles.. why ? In europe they handle more than 1.000.000 km

    MakeSh00tMakeSh00tPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 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 JensenPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • biodegradable wiring harness 😅

    PingmanPingmanPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Situation in Balkan countries: Engine 200e Transmition 100e Differential 50e :)

    Stefan PantovicStefan PantovicPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • who said this car has just 111.000 Miles ? The TACHO ? 😂😂

    NiclasNiclasPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 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!

    MassiveTrackHunterMassiveTrackHunterPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • 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 JamesPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • 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 HusseyPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Scotty Kilmer was right about Mercedes, kids.

    General OrangerGeneral OrangerPrieš 5 mėnesių
    • 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 KasturiPrieš mėn
  • whats going on with that 635 bmw?

    justin hallerjustin hallerPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Mercedes-Benz junk imho But the best This is the worst

    tim beardtim beardPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • another hard to listen to video -

    port starboardport starboardPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • 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 LTworldsrs friendly and encourage. LTworldsrs 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 junkyardPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • what a useless presenter....cant fix anything ass can do a better job XD

    murat adnanmurat adnanPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I think, you'd get a decent amount of money for the Opel GTs.

    IsaakHuntIsaakHuntPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • 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 :)

    DevastatorDevastatorPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • that was a nice car ...back in '92 :D thing looks dated

    tuco jamestuco jamesPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • 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 MarronPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • See if you can find ans restore a citroen xantia.. that would be an interesting project :)

    DominicDominicPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • e30s for days!

    Brett PiersmaBrett PiersmaPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • That guy knows how to set your ass up! Next time you see him shuffling 3 cards, walk away!

    Javier RiosJavier RiosPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • 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.

    kens97sto171kens97sto171Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • 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 PanzlaffPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • The nineties was death of great Mercedes reliability....Pre 90s was THE era....built like tanks....

    MuppetpasterMuppetpasterPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Hoovie is an idiot. He could have got a fully rebuilt trans for 2k and 1500 in parts plus some intermediate skilled work to fix everything down to the antenna

    mike yorkmike yorkPrieš 5 mėnesių
    • Possibly, but remember the engine was built by Porsche. So it may have a non-standard or overbuilt transmission versus the regular Mercedes. I have no idea for sure.

      kens97sto171kens97sto171Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • 10:10 thank you so much hahaha

    sminnimssminnimsPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I hate junkyards 😠

    CRAZY NightmareCRAZY NightmarePrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Doug DeMuro is already waiting in the right corner of my screen, ready to review this model

    oberuser123oberuser123Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • 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...

    PropanePetePropanePetePrieš 5 mėnesių
  • There is a Sunbeam Alpine sitting there at the Boneyard. Or could It be, by chance, a tiger

    John NickolsenJohn NickolsenPrieš 5 mėnesių
    • Beautiful cars, the Sunbean Alpines.

      Awkward SealAwkward SealPrieš mėn
  • My heart is bleeding watching that graveyard q.q

    FOertelFOertelPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • This 500 E is beautiful and intimidating i want to own one so help me God

    Amadin LuckyAmadin LuckyPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • 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

    yiyotoyiyotoPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • 300E non 24v is the most reliable

    Sergio CuevasSergio CuevasPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • 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.

    wholeNwonwholeNwonPrieš 5 mėnesių
    • no your wrong it's the cheapest one and the engine is built by Porsche not Mercedes benz

      Chaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiChaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiPrieš mėn

    EmmanuelEmmanuelPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Great car Hope u will find those small parts broken👌

    Mohamed firazMohamed firazPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Haha, didn't know it was originally purchased by one of the Koch brothers.

    John KarasJohn KarasPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Look at all the e30 and e21 in there

    Patricio GarciaPatricio GarciaPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • hoovies, its me little Santa, use safety key and u can move the gear leaver in 2 or b and push it, but have the misses star and the Kids inside and if there's any hills over in Oz use that for leverage and it should start... I'll do it with my misses and record it when she gets it TOO

    little santa on halloweenlittle santa on halloweenPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • how do u get out of boot with the e500 with a flat battery, I got stuck twice in my w140 s500 …. long story...

      little santa on halloweenlittle santa on halloweenPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • What happened to the Toyota Preiva?

    DwarfmanvashDwarfmanvashPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • 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 ZumbaPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • It's an old, very cheap used one though.

      Awkward SealAwkward SealPrieš mėn
  • You should have pondered that Sunbeam Alpine/Tiger in the background

    jim dandyjim dandyPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Must be nice to be rich........

    Marty ZielinskiMarty ZielinskiPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Would have made sense to first remove the old air vent to see how it’s done....

    Marty ZielinskiMarty ZielinskiPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Your self degradation is absolutely astounding. If you don't start having confidence in your own ability when working on these cars, the world will pass you by!

    myredutemyredutePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I own a 1994 Mercedes E280 with 472,000 kilometers on it & it runs like a Swiss watch. Has every option known to man at the time & more & the car is bullet proof. I paid $2,000 AUD here in Australia this year, 2020 & it is an absolute joy to drive. The Saffron Java leather trim is absolutely gorgeous. It is possibly the best Mercedes mid class model they ever built!

    myredutemyredutePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Tyler at a junkyard ? first for me 😁

    David KelmDavid KelmPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • 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!

    7633J7633JPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • The best car ever manufactured. Good buy. Got one and a 300 TD, the W124. Very good cars

    Clemente de la CuadraClemente de la CuadraPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Try Classic Mercedes in Irvine CA for parts. They’re owned by Mercedes and the other one us in Fellbach, Germany

    Mike GehreMike GehrePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Pretty cool to own a car once owned by a koch brother

    KurkKurkPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Do you still have that beauty?

    DjCaTarDjCaTarPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Its not a myth. Most of the old Mercedes are super reliable

    Potatoes and TrucksPotatoes and TrucksPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • i just got the dlc for car mechanic simulator n this car is in it

    Joe LopezJoe LopezPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Buy the vehicross!!

    Poor Man's ParadisePoor Man's ParadisePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I couldn't see any old audis in that junkyard

    Georgi GeorgievGeorgi GeorgievPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Ah, the gold door check strap. They left the factory body colored, but sadly can't be bought that way. The only way that trans broke that early is the fluid wasn't changed.

    TheRacerRichTheRacerRichPrieš 6 mėnesių