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I am new to the site. I sought a place to help me with my 2005 C-55 i bought it new and love the car. I however at the 55thousand mile point have experience some sizable repairs alternator, air pump, front wheel bushing, leaking valve cover. i have all my regular maintiance done at the dealer the repairs have out of pocket cost of 4200 dollars. I am wondering what thought other owners might have and there experience with thier cars and what i might expect in the future for repair cost any comment would be appreciatted
 

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that's early mileage for those parts to go out, and most people think dealers are a rip. I mean you could've paid less than $300 to have an alternator shop rebuild it. you bought it new so you'll take a huge loss on selling it. I'd keep it at least two more years, if you're replacing a lot of things that shouldn't go out, pitch it. stop going to dealers. My buddy has a c55 with 130k on it and it's on its last legs, he's a Porsche mechanic though so it's been easy for him. can't expect that high of mileage from extremely tuned AMG engines

My silverado just had brakes and shocks just done at $75k. spent $800, tires suck a$$ though i've bought 4 sets for $1000 each and it's needed nothing repalced, my durango's PCV valve went though, and it needs trans flush/filter, and gear oil =(
 

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I am new to the site. I sought a place to help me with my 2005 C-55 i bought it new and love the car. I however at the 55thousand mile point have experience some sizable repairs alternator, air pump, front wheel bushing, leaking valve cover. i have all my regular maintiance done at the dealer the repairs have out of pocket cost of 4200 dollars. I am wondering what thought other owners might have and there experience with thier cars and what i might expect in the future for repair cost any comment would be appreciatted
My C55 had the driveshaft go out of balance at 50k taking the u joints, tranny and rear end seals with it. Fortunatly I had the MBZ extended warranty so no cost to me. The biggest cost was tires. Lucky to get 15k on the rears. The fronts lasted to about 25K but lost the inner and outer edges from spirited driving. Front pads and rotors went away at 30K but that was to be expected given I'm fairly hard on them. Since you're out of warranty, find a good independent shop. The repair and maintenance costs will drop dramatically.
 
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