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Can I afford this?!

Hello all....newbie here.

OK, I'm sure you guys have heard this SO MANY dare I ask again.

I'm thinking about purchasing a 2006-07 or newer E-class...something around the $25k range.

The big question that I have is...CAN I AFFORD THIS CAR?!

The first time I ever spoke to a Benz salesperson was a week ago...he told me that the cpu will notify me every 10K miles for a 'Service A or B'...which is an oil change warning? He told me the prices were $299 & $399 respectively. Did he feed me a load of crappola, or what?!

I can understand paying for Synthetic oil upwards of $100. But, I cannot simply afford to pay out hundreds of dollars ever 10K miles. These cars are built well, yes?

Someone please educate me, or point me in the right direction(links). I have been spoiled for years by my Nissan/Toyota products....fairly low maintenance with several miles.

Thanks in advance.
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no the salesperson didn't feed you crap, that actual prices.
also with the oil change they check various systems etc for damage leaks etc.
you could look into the W211 E-Class - - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum area for pros and cons with the services.
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