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Care to elobrate on your post? It is worthless to make a statement such as that without additional information.
 

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Mike
Sorry your having problems.
Although i do not agree with your statement I understand your frustration.
 

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For the benefit of those who are too blind to notice
what this rant is about [:(!][:(!]
TAKE THE TIME TO READ MY 2 PREVIOUS POSTS
"OH NO ITS BACK"
AND "INTERMITTENT STARTING PROBLEMS"
[:(]
and you may understand WHY I SAY ITS A PILE OF SHIT[V]
 

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I read this part, and it does say a lot.
I HAVE HAD ENOUGH - ITS GOTTA GO - NO MORE MERCS
FOR ME - LOOK OUT MERCEDES - I AM GONNA SLAG YOUR ASS
FOREVER
Fucking girlie car anyhow
Blaming the car instead of the knot head mechanics that can't figure out how to properly fix the car really doesn't help things in most cases. You bought a car that has some problems, OK that unfortunately happens some times. What have you done besides take it back to the dealer that has a record for not being able to repair the problem?
Have you contacted Mercedes UK Headquarters to ask them for advise or help with a new dealer, or perhaps where one of their service reps. might be so that someone with a bit of knowledge of MB cars could at least look at the problem(s).
Bitching here isn't going to help, go to the source and tell them there is a problem, and ask for help. See what (if anything) they will do to help before you "SLAG THEIR ASS FOREVER".
I don't know about over in your "neck of the woods", but I do know of at least two cars that Mercedes replaced in kind when there was a problem of this magnitude. Try working through the "Chain of Command" there are times when it actually works. Also since I was not there when you talked to the dealer or anyone else for that matter, it sometimes helps to be nice to the folks your talking to. Like I said, I wasn't there, and you may very well have been exceedingly pleasant, but if you got nowhere, did you ask to see who was next up in line, or just tell them to "shag" themselves???
Personally I got General Motors to replace an engine in a car of theirs that was a POS. I think anyone who has had a problem with them (GM) knows that that, was quite an accomplishment. Believe me Benz is a lot easier to work with....
 

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Bruce R. - 3/7/2005 12:37 PM

I read this part, and it does say a lot.
I HAVE HAD ENOUGH - ITS GOTTA GO - NO MORE MERCS
FOR ME - LOOK OUT MERCEDES - I AM GONNA SLAG YOUR ASS
FOREVER
Fucking girlie car anyhow
Blaming the car instead of the knot head mechanics that can't figure out how to properly fix the car really doesn't help things in most cases. You bought a car that has some problems, OK that unfortunately happens some times. What have you done besides take it back to the dealer that has a record for not being able to repair the problem?
Have you contacted Mercedes UK Headquarters to ask them for advise or help with a new dealer, or perhaps where one of their service reps. might be so that someone with a bit of knowledge of MB cars could at least look at the problem(s).
Bitching here isn't going to help, go to the source and tell them there is a problem, and ask for help. See what (if anything) they will do to help before you "SLAG THEIR ASS FOREVER".
I don't know about over in your "neck of the woods", but I do know of at least two cars that Mercedes replaced in kind when there was a problem of this magnitude. Try working through the "Chain of Command" there are times when it actually works. Also since I was not there when you talked to the dealer or anyone else for that matter, it sometimes helps to be nice to the folks your talking to. Like I said, I wasn't there, and you may very well have been exceedingly pleasant, but if you got nowhere, did you ask to see who was next up in line, or just tell them to "shag" themselves???
Personally I got General Motors to replace an engine in a car of theirs that was a POS. I think anyone who has had a problem with them (GM) knows that that, was quite an accomplishment. Believe me Benz is a lot easier to work with....
Cheers Bruce - if you took the time to read all
my posts about this car - you may understand how I
feel - of course over the last 4 months I have spoken
to & written to M.B. - BUT THE SIMPLE FACT IS - IT AINT RESOLVED AND THE CAR IS A DEATHTRAP !!!!!![B)]
 

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mikeallan - 3/7/2005 1:31 AM

For the benefit of those who are too blind to notice
what this rant is about [:(!][:(!]
TAKE THE TIME TO READ MY 2 PREVIOUS POSTS
"OH NO ITS BACK"
AND "INTERMITTENT STARTING PROBLEMS"
[:(]
and you may understand WHY I SAY ITS A PILE OF SHIT[V]
Mike time for a drink bud. It is not a matter of being too blind it is a matter of a post being tossed out with no additional information. If you are going to make a statement as such how about backing it up. In this case posting a link to your other posts would have sufficed.

Sorry to hear about all your problems. How far up the chain of command have you made it? Have you tried contacting other MB that might have a larger European base to see if they could help out? You have taken it to a single dealer, have you tried others? Have you talked with the service manager or the owner of the dealership?

It sucks when you purchase someone elses headache. Good luck.
 

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M.BENZ are sending a specialist technition to
dealer on thursday and said they will carry out
investigations free of charge - big deal, as various
MB "technitions" have been looking for the fault since
November 2004 costing ME several hundred pounds in
the process for sweet sod all?
I Have demanded they collect car as I am not prepared to drive an UNRELIABLE DEATHTRAP!.
It would be poetic justice if it fails to start
or cuts out ON THEM !
To those posters who belive i have just been to see
some local grease monkey ? I will say this -I have been to 3 Benz dealers in kent and have only dealt
with senior management,& its interesting to see on
the M.Benz website in the UK that there is no complaint E-mail address or phone nubmer - funny
that[?][xx(]
p.s. my girlfriends 13 year old Peugeot with 90,000
miles and NEVER had a service or an oil change in the last 6 years is going strong - SLK = shitty lousy
krap[V]
 

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by the way heres the other link
http://forums.mbnz.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1191515&posts=36&fid=26
 

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mikeallan - 3/9/2005 7:45 AM

M.BENZ are sending a specialist technition to
dealer on thursday and said they will carry out
investigations free of charge - big deal, as various
MB "technitions" have been looking for the fault since
November 2004 costing ME several hundred pounds in
the process for sweet sod all?
I Have demanded they collect car as I am not prepared to drive an UNRELIABLE DEATHTRAP!.
It would be poetic justice if it fails to start
or cuts out ON THEM !
Mike, you apparently have one of the worst kinds of problems to diagnose; an intermittent failure. This is more commonly a property of electronics than mechanical systems. Its only a machine with a defective part; once the RIGHT part is replaced, you should be OK and be able to enjoy the car you paid for. Since there are multiple parts that can cause the problem and there is no obvious way to identify the defective part while it is not in intermittent failure, you need to start replacing EVERY part in the causal chain, that can cause the problem until it stops. This means you will end up with some properly operating parts replaced until you find the RIGHT one. Save the removed parts for spares or resell the new replacement that didn't fix the problem if you want to minimize your final expense. I know this is a more drastic approach and more expensive, but sometimes it is all one can do with a car that has an intermittently failing part. Likely you will find the failing part to be from an outside supplier such as Bosch, Lucas, Nippon-Denso, or other standard component suppliers that could have found its way to ANY model of car, not only a Benz.

Its unfortunate that your mechanics could not identify the intermittent part by diagnostic equipment, but that is unfortunately sometimes the way the world works. I hope you can get the bad part out of the car, even if you have to throw some good parts away to do so. Good luck, and make sure that EVERY TIME you take the car in, something different and specific in the electrics gets replaced; don't settle for a "couldn't find anything wrong; didn't replace anything" service trip, and tell them so. Good luck that they will find the right part soon, even if they have to stumble on it by replacing everything.
 

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How about letting a non-Dealer workshop have a look at it. I can recommened a great workshop, MB trained etc, very knowledgeable guys who love MB passionatly and probably know more than MB engineers. They are based in Uxbridge. Maybe even worth a phone-call and a chat to start with.
Trident: 01895 814640 speak to Steve
 

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[:(] Whilst I appreciate your comments YELLOWSLK just
when do I stop replacing perfectly good and expensive parts [?]- when i exceed the value of the car [?].Its ridiculous just to keep throwing money at
a "manufactuers design & production promblem" especially when i know that mine is not an isolated case. As for keeping good parts as spares I think the
DEALERS have done just that - WITH MY MONEY
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right on
i so miss my mx-5. i thought i was stepping up with the slk, what bad main dealers we have in ireland !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
new mx-5 out next year
fab
 
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