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Our C 350 and I say Hi!

I'm active in other car forums but new to Benzworld. A post-warranty issue, which I'll discuss in a new post to the proper forum, with our '08 C 350 brings me here. My first experience with Benz was a 220 sedan my dad owned back in the '60s and '70s, and my second experience was a wonderful C 280 Sport that we had in 2000 - 2002.

At that time we switched to VW (more bang for the buck, we thought), first with a 2002 Jetta, then a 2004 V8 Touareg, followed by a 2006 Passat. The Jetta left us stranded on Easter weekend, far from home, with coil problems. The Touareg left my wife stranded a total of four times, with a no-start/crank condition, over the course of about 15 months. That problem was never satisfactorily explained, or repaired. The Passat my wife didn't like, so we bought another Touareg, an '06. At far less than 10K miles the entire instrument panel failed, and the car began to experience other problems. Our local dealer is terrible, with either a "I don't know," or "they all do it," answer to almost every complaint.

We got rid of the second Touareg and replaced it with a Routan. Now things really went downhill, and the dealer's "They all do it" response to warranty issues reached a place where divorce (between us and our dealer) became the only answer.

Early summer 2011 we began to think about why we ever sold the 280 Sport, and shortly after found a super low mileage, one owner, Mars Red 2008 C 350. A clean Carfax supported our impression of the car, and we bought it on the spot. It has been perfect, and my wife loves the car. Now to the help me forum...
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