Date registered: Nov 2003
Vehicle: 2004 CLK320
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You definitely need a good indie for a MB.
I drive a 2004 CLK320 with about 180k miles. The car is well maintained since new. Just last week my alternator died. The dealership quoted me $1,022CAN for a reconditioned alternator and 3hr labour. My indie did the whole job for $520 (parts and labour). The reconditioned alternator carries 2-year warranty so I went with it.
As for brake job, I usually change the pads with the rotors. My indie charges me one hour for each axle which is $90. I usually provide my own parts.