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Date registered: Oct 2006
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expensive service a given ??
I'm pretty hot on a new 06 or 07 C230.
My Dad, who used to sell mercedes like 20 years ago, told me to stay away. He said the service is super expensive. He said they need lots of servicing and the dealers are stealers. He said they actually told him not to worry about holding gross during the sale, because they make the money back in spades in service. He also said that it would be rare for me to go in for a simple oil change and spend less than $500, that they would show me my car hooked to the machine and where it says I need something expensive.
Today I heard that the generally expensive upkeep is for real, and that there are ways to get basically all things covered for the first 4 or 5 years, then trade the car.
Looking for advice to help me make up my mind. I can afford to buy a C230, price wise if I make a good deal, but don't want a car that is going to cost 2-3k a year just to upkeep.
Any advice please ?