Slight vacuum leak caused the cruise control to go out -- getting repaired in two weeks.
Jiffy Lube guy claims there is a slight transmission leak. I've never bothered to get it checked out by my Mercedes technician, because the transmission shifts as smooth as silk. Besides: I park in the driveway every single night and have yet to see a SINGLE DROP of oil or tranny fluid on the ground.
Turn signals went out. $160 to rewire.
Both centre A/C vents stopped working, however, ice cold air conditioning still blows through the outer left and right vents!!
Leather pulled away from the frame of the passenger seat a bit. Seat is still comfortable and intact, so I never fixed it.
Stereo/cassette player went out. Replaced it with a CD/MP3 player. Also, the power antennae stopped working so I had to replace that.
Passenger door lock broke, so the doors can only be locked/unlocked from driver's side.
Glove box door lock broke. Latch closes but won't lock.
First aid kit storage lid cracked and broke off. The part is no longer manufactured, so I bought a used replacement on eBay for $35.00.
Some douche bag tried to steal my hood ornament by cutting through the grille screen while I was inside a restaurant. Upper driver's side section of the plastic screen is missing. Cost me $100 to replace the whole grille (only comes as an entire assembly), but the original hood star is still there!
I owned a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SE from 2002 to 2005, and put 60,000 miles on it before I had to sell it. The transmission went out and it needed an alternator. At the time I was in a jam and couldn't afford to spend $3,500 to repair it. Instead, I sold it to my neighbour AS-IS for $1,800 (only $1,000 less than I paid for it!).
This 300D Turbo Diesel is FAR AND AWAY a better vehicle than the 300SE ever was -- HANDS DOWN!!! And that's saying something... the diesel purrs like a kitten, and from the looks of it, I should be able to pull another 240,000+ miles out of it!
Frankly, I don't see myself EVER driving anything BUT this or another Mercedes diesel ever again, for the rest of my life.