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Thanks ifari. I have no reason to doubt the integrity of the dealer, service advisor or any of the staff at this point. I will of course be looking for a detailed breakdown of the labor, parts, fluids, filters, fittings, etc on the bill. Unfortunately this is my first goat rodeo with the dealer as this is my first MB car, so I really have nothing to compare it against. I will take the bill and start shopping other quality MB repair shops if I can't get some type of extended warranty. Good pointer.
When I bought the car the dealer offered a warranty, I stupidly declined not fully understanding the type of repairs and expense associated with them. I blame the dealer for not informing me or pressing me more on this topic. This is my weekend car for fun and I thought with 44K miles, what could break if I only drove 2 - 5K miles on the car a year and sold it in 2 years and upgraded to a new model. Little did I know MB cars of this ilk have more than just ABC issues that are not of question of if they are going to need repaired, but when. This forum has been an invaluable tool for me to better understand the challenges associated not only with this model, but MB in general.
I'm more than a little disturbed that what I once considered one of the top quality brand of upscale precision motor vehicles has as many problems as they do. Maybe it's time for MB to go back to basics and design things to last.