Date registered: May 2013
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Help with Benz Information
I've got questions for mercedes owners and i hope you all can help. I am currently in the search of a new car, i will be graduating from college with in the next year and i don't know much about what it takes to maintain a mercedes. I realize the classic answer of "if you have to ask then you can't afford it" however im not in a financial crunch i just don't want to be surprised by nit picking car detail that mercedes may require. I have driven several models including one that i really liked, a 2005 c240. I've looked into it and id be willing financially to purchase a 2008 or 2009 c class but i heard some wacky things like, the tires can't be rotated, and that ill be spending close to 1500 per year on maintenance. I know a decent amount about cars in general and as of now i plan on taking care of break pad replacements, oil changes, and spark plug changes on my own. So first off is this whole "tires can't be rotated" thing true and if so is it true for all models. Secondly if anyone has ever worked on their own benz what is it like or is it better to take it to a dealership. And thirdly what should i expect in normal expenses for a mercedes, when shopping around is there a certain mileage due to upcoming required and expensive maintenance costs. Please help me out im all ears, i haven't made up my mind yet and i'd love to hear what owners think.
Last edited by newcomer; 05-16-2013 at 08:25 PM.