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Date registered: Oct 2013
Vehicle: 07 E350, 80 240D 4 speed, 90 300SE, 87 260E, 87 190E 2.3-16 5 speed.
Location: The Great Basin
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Since MBI dominates this thread, I thought I would "pipe in" with a few comments.
I first used MBI (MB Motors then) in the early 80's. I had few problems with the car (it was a newer 240D), but they always fixed the problems fine.
When I decided to give Mercedes "another chance" three years ago (and now having bought 8 Benz in that time, 6 of which I still own), I again used MBI. I believe this was shortly after the ownership change.
I have also had discussions with an east side shop.
I would not hesitate to use either of the two if I had no other choice, but all things considered, my first choice is MBI for repairs.
I get most of my parts from other import parts houses or order over the internet and hand carry the parts in to MBI for them to install. This helps keep my costs down and reduces repair $urprises. I enjoy sourcing the parts.
There is a west side shop that I won't use cause they were not especially helpful when I sought information on a car that I had just bought. I found a business card for the shop between the car seats and figured the previous owner had the car serviced there. When I went to their office to inquire, about all they offered was that they had serviced the car for years and in response to what work had been done on the car got- "just about anything that needed fixing she (the car owner) had fixed". Great. That's helpful (not).
I will bet you ten bucks that if you buy a used Benz that MBI has been servicing, they will not only answer any questions you have about it, if you smile when you ask, they will print out their service history on the car. Try getting that anywhere else in town.
Last edited by LostInTime; 07-08-2014 at 08:37 PM.
Reason: fix typos