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New to the forum. With all horror stories on E class, I have been worrying about 2001 E320 sedan with 25000 miles I just bought. My factory warranty expires on June 20, 2005. Should I buy extended warranty?

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Well, most experts generally don't recommend extended warranties considering them a needless expense.

Now, with that out of the way, I DID purchase an extended warranty because I want the peace of mind.

If your comfortable with the way the car is performing vis a vie repairs -- you might want to hold off. If the peace of mind is worth it -- don't look back, just do it.

Good luck.
 

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Thank you so very much for the honest and money saving comment. I think I am going to take a chance and save $2000.

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Take it to the dealer just before the warranty expires. I bought an ML at 47,800 miles w/ warranty expiration at 50K. Took it to the dealer at 49,700, asked them to "give it a once over" before the warranty expired. They gave me a free C280 loaner, and kept the ML for almost 2 weeks. By the time I picked it up, they had replaced every little thing you could imagine, to the tune of $5,000+ which didn't cost me a dime. The dealer loves getting checks from MB.
I kept the ML till 100K, and never had any problems with it other than a battery and a fuel pump.
As for e-class "horror stories", I've had my '98 e for a couple of months, and the only thing I've had to do was a drive belt pulley. They'd already done the harmonic balancer. My impression is (knock on wood) these cars are by and large pretty well built and reliable.
 

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Thanks for the tip. You made it by just by hundreds of miles. Good for you. I will try to take your experience and to same befor my warranty expires. I hope it works on me, too.

Raymond
 
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