1. AC Compressor and dryer
2. Tie Rod Ends
3. Ball Joints
3. CD Changer
4. Radio Head Unit
5. All Spark Plug Wires
6. Voltage Regulator
7. Repair Rear Differential oil leak, involved replacing the oil level sensor and
8. Alternator Replaced
9. Outside Temperature Gauge
10. Motor Mounts Replaced twice
This doesn't include the parts I replaced out of pocket, vanity mirror covers, roof rail clips, the plastic cover at the base of the windshield because the rubber rotted off (this car is garaged), the $7.54 LIGHT BULB for the clock and the $129.00 to replace it...
So yes, the extended warranty has paid for itself maybe more than twice. Sure there is some knowledge going in that MB's are expensive to own, I knew that going into it, and we are prepared to pay the dealer's outrageous prices, but what I cannot forgive is how many failures the car has had considering they are so "technologically advanced" and "over-engineered" and built with only the "best" components.
Jayhawk, you do come across as an MB shill (no offense intended, just look at your posts, seems as though MBNA is paying you) no need to call anyone an A$$hole just because they disagree with you. I really miss our old 1993 190E, this car was NEVER in the shop, we went to a C230 and things crapped out left and right, we get a 2002 E320 and this car has been in and out of the shop like nobody's business. I tried to give MB another chance but they are not the car they used to be. This will probably be the last MB we own, one because I am very disappointed in the reliability, and two, that three pointed star on the hood is not worth the headache.
rmeneses, maybe you've left out an important point on the problems with your E320 - you've bought the car used. Or could it maybe that you've bought the car ABused?? I've had 2 190E's, 1 C180 and currently an SLK and and E320, and I've had no problems with any of them.
Maybe it's because I normally do all work myself on the cars
(but Jayhawk, nothing has blown up so far, even after 226,00 miles on the 190E before written off in a rear-end on the freeway). I've got nothing against people using the dealers for work. I'm just don't feel that it is worth the money. With the money I saved, I bought the necessary diagnostic software and tools, and since the Mercedes is such an easy and nice car to work on, I enjoy doing it myself.
Regarding quality, I've had no problems either. Personally I feel that the paintwork, internal finish and durability on the E320 is the best of all the Benzes I had so far. But I'll probably have to see, since it's only got 93,000 miles on it so far.