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Old 05-08-2019, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by The_Dude View Post
Mercedes isn't unusual. Look at Jaguar and Cadillac.
Lincoln is worse.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Cool 50th AE View Post
Posted back in 2015.
Still haven't touched it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOHt8DXJKhU
So where is the video of it running ?
That thing must sound badass.
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Cost of out of warranty repairs.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by themonk View Post
Cost of out of warranty repairs.
Are parts that much more expensive.....?

What about guys that have a Mercedes guy for basic stuff....??
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave1 View Post
Are parts that much more expensive.....?

What about guys that have a Mercedes guy for basic stuff....??
1) proprietary parts and tools needed to do some repairs.
2) shop rates.
3) complicated repair procedures for the most basic repairs.
4) over engineered parts and systems.

4 reasons why Mercedes and other German cars are so expensive to repair.

Here's an example, for me to install a GPS tracker/immobilizer in a 2000 VW Jetta I have to remove the steering wheels to gain access to the ignition switch because two screws are hidden behind the steering wheel that are next to impossible to reach, on the same year Civic it takes me all of 15 mins to do the entire install.

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Old 05-08-2019, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by themonk View Post
1) proprietary parts and tools needed to do some repairs.
2) shop rates.
3) complicated repair procedures for the most basic repairs.
4) over engineered parts and systems.

4 reasons why Mercedes and other German cars are so expensive to repair.

Here's an example, for me to install a GPS tracker/immobilizer in a 2000 VW Jetta I have to remove the steering wheels to gain access to the ignition switch because two screws are hidden behind the steering wheel that are next to impossible to reach on the same year Civic it takes me all of 15 mins to do the entire install.
Not to be a dick about it, but that's one of the reasons why that generation civic is one of the most easily stolen cars in existence. I think Honda only used 8-10 key variations so you could pick some up from a scrap yard and go start random cars. Not going to be able to do that with the equivalent VW.

Back on point, the worst for depreciation is the big AMG sedans, amazing how much of their value disappears.

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I’m on my second MB 450 GL. Great driving vehicle. When the first one hit 5 years and 100k miles the cost to keep it running became ridiculous. It was in the shop every 2-3 months and the cost was >$1500 each time. When I hit 115k miles I traded it for a new one. Love it.
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I was seriously looking at a used 2012 C63 AMG several years ago with a honkin' 450+ HP 6.2L NA V-8 (more impressive 7 years ago!). Test drive was great!

Then I did a little research.

Swapping brake pads includes mandatory rotors. Total cost $8000!!!!

That alone was a deal breaker.
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:33 AM
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Overpriced paying LH's over inflated paycheck.


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Old 05-09-2019, 08:38 AM
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There are some good deals to be found on the E55 AMG.

Not all that hard to DIY.

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Our family had like a new 98 BMW 7 something...... drove it for probably six or seven years or so and then sold it for $8000 with about 75,000 miles on it..... and were glad to get it.

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Originally Posted by Dave1 View Post
Are parts that much more expensive.....?

What about guys that have a Mercedes guy for basic stuff....??
I friend of mine bought a 2012 E350. At about 45k miles it needed brakes, even going to autozone it cost $350 in parts for pads and rotors. Dealer quoted him $1400 to do the job.

At 90k the thermostat quit closing so the car threw check engine lights. Between the cost of the thermostat ($150) and the pain in the *** it was to get to I put a inline thermostat with a Chevy thermostat in his upper radiator hose. Much cheaper and easy easier, housing was like $60.
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As the old saying goes " if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it."
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Originally Posted by BoostManiac View Post
I was seriously looking at a used 2012 C63 AMG several years ago with a honkin' 450+ HP 6.2L NA V-8 (more impressive 7 years ago!). Test drive was great!

Then I did a little research.

Swapping brake pads includes mandatory rotors. Total cost $8000!!!!

That alone was a deal breaker.
Who tf changes brake pads without putting on new rotors anyways?
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Old 05-09-2019, 10:48 AM
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All the luxury brands' sedans/SUVs depreciate like that, I think MB gets so much attention because their AMG models have such relatively high MSRP when new. They have the farthest to fall.
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Originally Posted by BoostManiac View Post
I was seriously looking at a used 2012 C63 AMG several years ago with a honkin' 450+ HP 6.2L NA V-8 (more impressive 7 years ago!). Test drive was great!

Then I did a little research.

Swapping brake pads includes mandatory rotors. Total cost $8000!!!!

That alone was a deal breaker.
Someone was lying to you


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Originally Posted by artz66 View Post
Think thats bad, you should check out Mclarens.
No kidding! I was talking to a guy that has a bunch of VERY expensive cars. He said you better get the $9k optional warranty when you buy your McLaren cause the dealer replacement cost of a transaxle is a whopping $65,000!😵

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Old 05-09-2019, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Dave1 View Post
Are parts that much more expensive.....?

What about guys that have a Mercedes guy for basic stuff....??

My 1999 Mercedes has had one repair since new in Nov 1998.,

Two years ago, I replaced the MAF sensor with a new OE Bosch unit at $145, Took me 20 minutes to install in my driveway.
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Old 05-09-2019, 11:23 AM
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Social class drives expectation which drives the cost up - reality of ownership drives the cost down.

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Originally Posted by themonk View Post

Here's an example, for me to install a GPS tracker/immobilizer in a 2000 VW Jetta I have to remove the steering wheels to gain access to the ignition switch because two screws are hidden behind the steering wheel that are next to impossible to reach on the same year Civic it takes me all of 15 mins to do the entire install.
I never knew you ran a buy-here-pay-here...

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