Great product, spoiled by serious (inside out) rust
Rust appeared along both front wheelarch lips at 5 years of age. The progression of this was so quick that both front wings needed changing this year. Rust also appeared along both rear wheel arches and randomly in open areas of bodywork NOT associated with damage or chips.
The car has just cost me £800 for paintwork repairs. I paid £25500 for it at 3 months old.
I spoke to the Mercedes dealer when the rust first appeared, and they would not support a warranty claim, as the vehicle had been serviced by an independent garage, despite this being on time and always to Mercedes specification.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th October, 2010