Date registered: Oct 2005
Vehicle: 2001 ML320, 1991 500SL, 1993 500SE
Location: America the Beautiful
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RE: buisnesses are inflating there prices
You aren't kidding! I called shops locally to see about having my driveline swapped out with a new one I had bought. A shop told me it would cost me $65 labor, I bring the driveline. Period. No word about "barring unforeseen circumstances..." ~I brought the car down to the shop...they looked at the car freshly detailed and waxed, looking all beautiful, they assumed I had paid a detailer hundreds to get it looking this way, when in fact I was nearly broke and had spent days doing it myself. "Very Pretty car", they said, as they mumbled about how "these jobs, you just never know how hard it is gonna be until you tear into them". They replaced the driveline and said it was much more difficult than they had imagined it would be, regardless of their Alldata computer program that they's used the day before when I called, ...and they charged me $215.00! I'm glad the job is done, and the driveline is perfect now, but I'm not ever going back there. People think you are rich just because it's a Mercedes. I like the car for its build quality and safety, and a little prestige is okay too, but it can hurt you when you aren't as rich as they tend to think you are and their hand is going in your pocket!!!!
Please don't spill Champagne in the Mercedes.