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Hello Group, I'm new here becaues this is my first Mercedes. I just bought a 1995 sl500 with 92000 miles on it. The car was very well taken care of but not by Mercedes. In the last year it had new head gaskets, a right door window motor, a control module, etc. My question is would you invest 2,500.00 in a 2 year 30000 mile warranty? Any opions would be appreciated. Thanks, George PS I am a retired auto mechanic who can still run with the best of them.
 

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hi guy were did you get a 2yr/30,000 i like to get one for my 2000 with 50,mle
 

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warranty

I bought my 1996 SL500 on March 31st and bought a warranty for $1700 from Preferred Warranties Inc. I bought it through the dealer.

Even though the car only had 38,905 miles on it, I still wanted piece of mind in case something major occurred.

Be sure to read any warranty very carefully as all things are not covered.

Most warranties won't cover full service repairs done at a dealer because they know dealers charge top dollar. Find a good, licensed mechanic that you know you can call before something happens.

Once you get a warranty, be sure to call them prior to having any work done or you my be paying the bill yourself.

I called the guys at Preferred Warranties Inc. and they said that as long as the repair shop was a legitimate business, that they could be used. This is worthy of note because some warranty companies want you to use their list which isn't always a good thing. Would you take your Benz to Pep Boys? Yeah, my point exactly.

Preferred Warranties Inc. 1-800-548-1121 or Preferred Warranties, Inc.
 

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If this were not a '93-'95 Mercedes, then I would probably advise you to pass on the warranty. These cars are easy to work on, and parts are available at a discount. But your car is subject to crumbling wiring harnesses in the body and particularly the engine compartment. It's a problem that is well-known and discussed in many forums on the web.

If your wiring has any signs of deterioration, then I suppose you would want a warranty and hope that it degrades to a degree that the warranty replaces it at little or no cost to you.
 
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