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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#662 of 1295 Re: 2008 350 [mb_cult]
Aug 27, 2008 (6:46 pm)
We have a C240 4WD for 4 years now. It worked like a dream until recently. On 8/11 it stalled and gave up and my dh had to be towed to the dealer. On 8/13 the dealer said that the catalytic converter had to be changed which they did and it was covered by the manufacturer's warranty. The same night as we were driving home we heard a knocking noise and took it back to the dealer the very next day. They called us on 8/15 and said they found water in the oil. The reason according to them was that our car ingested water after being driven in water. Which we didnt. And Insurance covers it so we need to involve them. Our insurance adjustor went there 8/18 and did not find any evidence of our car ingesting any water. Then after a week and a half of not doing anything the dealershp tells us today that we have a bent piston in the engine and it is not under warranty bcoz it has happened due to external influences and we can either pay $3750 and they shall open the engine and try to fix it or we can pay $9000 and get a new engine. We didnt expect this from a Mercedes benz dealer. Any advice on what we should do. Clearly the dealer was the last person to touch our car before the knocking noise started so why are we being penalized?
#663 of 1295 Re: 2008 350 [nami13]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 27, 2008 (8:20 pm)
It sure sounds like they are giving you the run-around.. They said you'd ingested water... but, your insurance adjuster said there was no evidence of that... Now, it sounds like they are sticking with that story..
You should call MB USA to see if they can help you... I'd do it ASAP.
If you don't get satisfaction there, start looking for a lawyer... $9K is a lot of money!!
Also, please consider re-posting in this discussion: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Maintenance and Repair
Aug 28, 2008 (8:27 am)
Just purchased a 2009 MB C300 Sport with auto trans and walnut trim. Pretty basic. Msrp was $348xx. And we paid $333xx. About 1400 less than MSRP. They didn't want to budge on the 09s. On the other hand, at another dealership they where willing to work plenty on the 08's, but why buy an 08, when its probably depreciated more than they are willing to discount.
The bluetooth on this car is awesome. Along with the rest of the vehicle, very well made.
#665 of 1295 Got C300 Sport '08 yay.
Sep 01, 2008 (2:59 pm)
'08, C300 Sport, 7spAT, P1, Ipod = $32k OTD.
EXCEPT no split folding rear seats! This is the 21st century Merc, we shouldn't be forced to pay for that!
Sep 02, 2008 (7:56 pm)
Just bought a C-350 at Phil Smart in Seattle, overall a great experience. They found the color and options I wanted and we worked out a deal I was happy with.
Best car buying experience yet.
oh and by the way the 350 ROCKS!
#667 of 1295 Re: Market price for '08 C300 Sport Auto P1? [caylan]
Sep 03, 2008 (3:13 am)
Its a good deal. Avoid other costly options such as Premium P. Its nothing but a trap for jacking the prices. Stick to the basics...
#668 of 1295 Re: c300 4matic- can I do better than this? [leharlover]
Sep 03, 2008 (3:24 am)
The 09 base price is 31.600...so you can go down at least $1500- $2000.
#669 of 1295 Re: New C300 4Matic - Lux - Great Price [mark71178]
Sep 03, 2008 (3:32 am)
You have paid way too much...why pay for the P1 that cost extra $6000? Could've installed the best Nav (around $700) satellite radio, and all from Best Buy or circuit city...P1 is nothing but a trap to jack up the price.
#670 of 1295 Re: c350 sport - quick answer please [jcf4]
Sep 03, 2008 (3:35 am)
Your credit score will decide the rate...not the MB!
#671 of 1295 Re: looking to purchase C350 [hchan]
Sep 03, 2008 (3:47 am)
You can always get it under the invoice price. Watch out for options/packages/extended warranties...you dont need any of these. Stick to the basics.