2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 2.5 V6
Took the car in for service at the dealer it was purchased from. Every time I brought it in, they claimed it needed brakes. I did the brakes the first time, then declined the next time. The dealer continued to badger me that the brakes needed service; again I declined, and then took it to another shop, where they said I still have 70% brake surface left.
Right after the warranty went out, the transmission went out. Quoted $6,700.00 for a new transmission plus labor $1800.00, plus $200.00 in fluid and tax on the parts. Total bill almost $9,000.00. The car booked at $13,000.00. The car also developed oil leaks and leaves stains everywhere I park.
Again, dealer service claimed brakes needed to be replaced, but were replaced by a non Mercedes shop at large $$ savings. Dealer service just looked on the computer and saw the brakes were not done, so assumed they needed serviced. I was told by a friend in another state that Mercedes service reps get commission on what they sell. BAD BAD... shame on you Mercedes!
The car drives awesome, but horrible service at Mercedes, and horrible parts prices.
Wish I had purchased a Lexus.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th May, 2012