Originally Posted by mr.xpowerseller
Servicing your vehicle at any indi shop or yourself does NOT void the warranty. It is illegal to force dealership only service.
Where do you think the cars came from on the lot? More then half came from auction. They were lease returns or sold by other MB dealers. Just because a car came from the auction doesn't mean its bad. At least half of the used cars available on MB lots are generally straight from.......you guessed it.......the auction.
I know a lot of them do, but the dealers in Van here from what I was told are all corporately owned stores (not franchised) and the CPO inventory that they carry are either corporate demos, lease returns that fit the CPO qualifications, or the occasional trade in.
The only reason I bring up the whole rejects thing, and it doesn't usually apply to fairly new pre-owned cars (which CPOs are almost exclusively composed of), but I've been to a lot of used car lots where they pick the crappiest bunch of cars from auctions and I just hate wasting my time trying to find a good apple in a bunch of rotten ones.
Originally Posted by Musikmann
Ditto to the financing, I got 2.9% and I've seen 1.9% recently. The warranty offered excellent coverage and fixed things that happened after the CPO inspection. No that will not void the warranty but I used the same selling dealer for one A and one B service while I was within the coverage period, just to be on the safe side. If you use an Indy, be sure to keep the receipts. You're quite welcome and good luck.
Thanks! Yeah it's 0.9% for 36 months here, 1.9 for 48 and 2.9 for 60. I'm glad that it won't void the warranty as the MB dealers really overcharge. The dealer where I got my 190 is an MB specialist and my car when I got it had been maintained there since 1996 and all the records were filled out in the service book so I imagine he'll do the same for my future one. He carries good pre-owned inventory so I can always go through him, but he doesn't have as many 2006 and 2007 C-Classes that I'm aiming towards. Anyway, it's a route I can consider.
Thanks again for all the info guys!