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I was at Benz dealer today, looking into my first Merc, as you all call it.

Checking on expected cost of ownership of an SL55.

When the Ser. Adv. said just be glad it is not an SLR, why I asked?

She said in a recent cold snap, a local musician, slid in the ice, and clipped the curb.

70K to repair, 1 roter 24K, caliper, wheel and ball joint plus labor.

I know this sounds unbelievable, but I saw the paperwork!

Damn!

Kevin
 

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$24K per rotor? That makes the SL55/65 rotors seem like a deal at $985 per corner. I can't find an SLR ball joint listed, but here are some of the other related part numbers and prices

Part number 1994200483 - Right front caliper (red or silver) $2970
Part number 0044209820 - Front brake pad set $2750
Part number 1994010202 - Right front turbine style wheel $5850
 

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Ouch is right. A Ferrari or Lamborghini doesn't seem that expensive anymore.
 

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I was at Benz dealer today, looking into my first Merc, as you all call it.

Checking on expected cost of ownership of an SL55.

When the Ser. Adv. said just be glad it is not an SLR, why I asked?

She said in a recent cold snap, a local musician, slid in the ice, and clipped the curb.

70K to repair, 1 roter 24K, caliper, wheel and ball joint plus labor.

I know this sounds unbelievable, but I saw the paperwork!

Damn!

Kevin
c now thats ridiculous but if u r one of the lucky people with an slr/ u have no choice but to let the stealership rip u a new 1
 

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What a bunch of BS.

You could have a custom machined rotor made for about 1/20 that cost or even less!

Wtf?
 

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I read somewhere that the rotors are ceramic and are five figures.
 

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You can probably buy Brabus or RENNTech rotors/calipers for less money, to be honest. I wouldn't be surprised if those companies started making their own calipers just for replacement, and selling them for half the price of what Mercedes-Benz sells them for. The tuner company would make money, and the customer saves a lot of money, in comparison to Mercedes-Benz. Just like Henry Ford said (I paraphrase) "if you sell something for less, more people will buy it".
 
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