According to those prior posts, perhaps the price hike can be justified simply because he "work(s) for one of the largest Mercedes Benz dealers in NY!
- given the way so many MB dealerships view customers - post-sale.
Apparently, getting breaks on parts & service are not MB employee perks, else why be asking here on the board, where to get parts after breaking something you wrenched on it yourself ?
While you're right - this does not pass the sniff test, still, only a grand for a delivered car might be a little harsh
I noticed this car's posted on CL too, maybe a sterling example of caveat emptor?
Yeah a little harsh for me
. I think I am being extremely reasonable. I am only depreciating the car $500 from what HE paid for it after breaking it. You know that its going to cost much more than that to get it fixed properly.
Also what I don't understand is why he doesn't offer a case of beer to a mechanic at his dealership and take the car over to the mechanic's house on a weekend and have him fix it. I know that anywhere that I have ever worked I get along with everyone and people are more then willing to help me and the same goes for me as I too go out of my way to help co-workers. All of these things could have been fixed in an afternoon for next to nothing, FOR HIM.
Now I am wondering if there is something majorly wrong with the engine and/or tranny. Maybe one of the mechanics told him.
If he REALLY needed an ML for the winter then why would he buy this car just a few weeks before?
It does look good though. If he still has it in Feb or March then I will take a look at it as I will be there at that time. He will have to let me drive it to Philly and and then to NC (my parents live there) and get it checked out by our mechanic in NC. The car does look good though, I wonder why he didn't put up pics of the rust areas.
Oh BTW, if he did bring it to NC and I end up buying it then definitely I would arrange for his return travel. I am actually looking for a good high mileage car that looks good too for WVO conversion.