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Date registered: Jan 2006
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I have an early production model SLK200 which I ordered 2 years before the car came out hence I was one of the first to get a UK car.
Eversince I have been plagued with problems which has meant that the car keeps going back to the dealership.
One problem that keeps getting fixed (but the engineers don't know what the actual problem is) is that the front suspension makes a crunching sound when going over speed bumps. I have had the front bushes (whatever they are) replaced, and even the front shock absorbers. Still the problem keeps coming back, and each time, the engineers just re-lubricate the springs.
Other problems, which I'd like to know if anyone has experienced, is that the front leather seats look worn (car has covered 16k miles) and surely MB quality has not been good in this area. Is this a fault that will be covered by the warranty???
Other problems I can share (also from reading this site/forum), the ESP problem, the non-working rain sensors, and sub standard quality control.
I love the car however, but am not happy with the build quality. Should I be loyal to MB anymore??
(My family have the S Class and the C class which seem to have no problems whatsoever).