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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-17-2009, 12:24 PM
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Autodino in Lenexa

I've got a 2005 E55 and I just had my car serviced (the expensive one) by Chris Hill at Autodino. Chris used to me a mechanic for either or both Aristocrat and Scholfield M-B in Wichita for many years. He now specializes in exotics like Ferraris and Maseratis, but he absolutely knows his way around M-Bs, Porsches, etc. Plus he's about 20-40% cheaper than the dealerships. He was very thorough with my car and saved me about $200 on my service ($600 through dealership, $400 through him).
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post #12 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-17-2009, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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FWIW: Aristocrat gives a 15% discount on parts, labor and accessories to MBCA members...

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Thanks for the info, Jayhawk! I had no idea about the discount. Do you just have to tell them you're a member or do they have some way of verifying?

Based on your nickname, I can only assume you're a KU alum. I'm a '95 and '98 grad. When were you there, or are you still?
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Thanks for the info, Jayhawk! I had no idea about the discount. Do you just have to tell them you're a member or do they have some way of verifying?

Based on your nickname, I can only assume you're a KU alum. I'm a '95 and '98 grad. When were you there, or are you still?
Just tell them your a member. I don't think they ask to see membership proof.

I'm retired KU faculty: Research professor in special ed when I took early retirement a few years ago. Rock Chalk...

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Thumbs up KH Automotive - KS

The two KC area dealers really do treat MBCA members well, but I have found that they are geared, for obvious reasons, to the newer cars. I have a 1987 560SL that I take to KH Automotive, which is down the street from Aristocrat. The owner is a 20yr veteran of Aristocrat and really knows MB's inside and out, including the older models. I simply like the idea of the same person working on my car each time that I take it in. No offense to the excellent dealerships we have, but all techs are not equal in their diagnostic and repair abilities. Kevin Hinckle (the owner) also is experienced enough to know when to send someone back to the dealer when the situation calls for it. Kurt Bednar works with Kevin and he is also a 17 year veteran MB tech.

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This is good information guys. I just bought a E55. I have no real experiance with MB except it is all my parents own. I have been a long time Bimmer guy.
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Welcome to the board ...blk! Always good to see another Jayhawk here!

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Guess it's good you guys aren't territorial.

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He's old school...

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Here's another Jayhawk that votes for Aristocrat. Had my '04 240 C-class routinely serviced there. Clinton Wong is outstanding as a service advisor.

I just traded for an '08 E350 and fully intend to take it there for service.

I haven't had as good of luck with their sales department though........
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