I guess the rules have changed since I last looked into this. The CPO warranties were transferrable to another private owner and I thought the new car ones were too. Plus you used to be able to
extend the new car and CPO MB warranties to 7 years of service and 100,000 miles. I also thought we could extend a new car warranty at any time that was still in effect; I guess not. Thanks for the updated information.
, you could never buy one "direct" from MB, it always had to be through a dealer. But it was a genuine MB warranty.
$3400 sounds reasonable for the aftermarket but be sure to read the exclusions. Mine covers virtually everything and I paid ~$3200 for 3/36,000 beginning with 7/72,000 on my E320. So, I am covered until 10/108,000.
I'm glad you mentione the instument cluster. Fidelity paid to replace mine due to failing pixels. New part was $1500 from MBUSA and probably 1 hour labor ($100). The way I figure it, my warranty has 1/2 paid for itself and I have another 20/28,000 to go.
Banking the money is not a bad idea either, but I'm satisfied with the boat I'm in. Good luck.