Well well interesting stuff to read, but let me add a lil up too. Marc's are piece of crap to own, I bought e220 04 in 2011 instead of Toyota crown. Anyways, for the first couple of weeks I was very excited and the car drove like dream, no issues what so ever. 2 weeks later I was on motorway and thought of testing the car, I took the car at 190 kms and believe me it was great until it made couple of jerks within few sec of me speeding, at the back I saw black smoke n nothing else, all the lights on the meter lit up and rpm went to zero, some how I pulled it over to the side. Turned it off n on again, boom the car starts but with rpm dropping no power as I tried to drive and tons of smoke from exhaust. Did that a few times but same, called motorway guys that came, had a look and gave up. Towed the car back home, next morning called inh guys they sent the mechanic home to check the car, found sir PISTON SIDE MAR GAYA? I was like, r u kiddin me? How on earth is that possible? Anyways car towed to INH, they gave me an estimate of like 275 initially, then called again galti lag Gaye it's 325 then in another half an hour, o we missed on those parts it's 390 or something I was like s*** I mean you just spent like hard earned 3 mill on someone that is supposed to go problem free for years and just after 2 weeks another 4 lakhs? Anyways I told them that give me the list of all the parts and I will sort them out my self. The total cost with original merc and KS parts was like 150 and they charged me 75k for labour. Prob fixed, car running in 10 days. They told me not to use AC, it was JULY, just imagine and told me k is k running poori karein. 10 days further down after driving and melting I switched on ac, bang! I doesn't work, called them up, they said o we didn't installed compressor wiring/ piping just in case, I thought how nice! Took it back to them after whole day struggling wi my car and wasting my time around 930pm they said well the compressor's clutch broke, i was like I travelled all the way from Sialkot kindly do so now, thanks to MR Naeem, he agreed, new clutch installed, 5 sec later ping that broke too, then another clutch comes in, guess what NOW THEY BROKE the darn thing where clutch is fitted! Now what? They said ur compressor is not working JERK mar raha hai and broke 2 clutches due to this I was like now? They told me new compressor cost me 45000 I was like another 45000? They said o v have this compressor which is as new and mb original and we will even give u warranty for like a month, 18000! Sounded reasonable I was like fit they said to come back next day as it was 11pm or take it and get it fitted from any good electrician. I had a person in mind n took it off them, next day took the car to electrician to get it fixed he did, switched on ac and still it's not working! I was very angry, he tried his level best but they problem was when u hit ac switch it didn't work but when they applied direct current to compressor it threw ice! He said may b it needs some computer to get it working. 2 days later I went to INH, they said no problem sir, tea or coffee? I was like they are so confident then fine, ok the comp fitting started all the vacuum n bla bla, 3 hours later oh that compressor was short we sourced another 1! I'm looking at their face, in the same day they installed 4 of them none worked, told me to visit them tomorrow which I did, next day they installed 2 more and then finally said we think ur car's SAM is faulty. Again I'm looking at their face, I was like go ahead, PING! The new SAM arrived, installed and PING! The AC just DID NOT work! Finally they diverted me to another workshop, took the car their n mechanic smiled, told me he will charge 15000 and 3 4 hours work and promised me till I keep the car AC band nai hu ga na hi compressor ka issue aye ga, anyways I sounded amazingly brilliant I agreed and it worked!
I know it's getting boring but the story continues,
Few days later I was driving and floored the car, BOOM! A loud noise comes from engine and swept floor from my feet but the car didn't didn't stop or anything, I slowed it down and kept driving, suddenly I felt smoke inside, stopped opened the hood, nothing all good, opened the boot and it was full of smoke, called my mechanic he said your turbo pipe came off just put it back in and I did it was ok but told me to visit him tomorrow, next day when he checked he said its clip is gone and can't be fixed here so have to take the car to Lahore, I called tow truck paid them 12000 for loading and mechanic in Lahore charged 400 for the clip and we were good to go.
Few weeks further down, I was again travelling to Lahore all perfect n good, all of a sudden all the lights flashed and rpm down to zero and car's engine stopped! I was like wtf! Started the car but it refused and the diesel just was all over the floor! Called up for help, mechanic came all the way from Lahore to gujranwala, and found the diesel pipe busted! I was really angry, anyways he replaced it and we were good to go.
After another 1 months I was driving it to my office, I floored it and car tailed, I was like woah so much power, another .5 km I pressed the pedal and same thing! I got alarmed this time, at my u turn I applied the break and the car didn't stop! In a panic some how I just did stopped it very very difficultly still it hit the centre partition or divider! I tried to drive and PING it refused to move forward and back! Luckily my guards saw and came running, now some other fluid came out of the car, later got checked it found the GEAR OIL PIPE came off and the oil was on tyres that cause it to tail and no breaking! Anyways got that fixed.
Finally decided to sell it, at showroom it was parked for like a month, later had a call from showroom that car is giving a lot of smoke and no power, I told them to send it to workshop, over there they found turbo is gone and so is EGR, costed another 2 lakhs and car was good to go!
After some days, my bro was travelling from okara, on the highway car just stopped again! All was fine but didn't start up! Mechanic was called and found that inside the diesel tank there r 2 compartments, 1 compartment is full and other is empty and the pipe in between the 2 came off!
Finally I managed to dispose it too somehow and don't ask me HOW! At 2 million PKR loss and still I distributed Mithi to all! I adored it initially, installed all AMG kits, Carlsson wheels, uplifted it and what not, but it was a real real bad experience. 1 n half years and disaster, 1 after another. Costed me over 4 mill and sold it at 2.1 million. But I'm still glad!