About to buy a 2016 C350e or should I?

MikeInWimbledon

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I wish I had extended my warranty on my 2016 C350e! I bought it in 2020 with a standard 3 month warranty from an independent dealer. This year I have been plagued with issues: Air suspension compressor replaced, Auxiliary Battery replaced, Starter motor replaced & now one of my rear shocks has started leaking. So frustrating:wallbash: I am not sure if MB reliability is that bad, if I bought a lemon or if I'm just unlucky? The parts are expensive. I should note that probably only the starter motor was a hybrid-specific issue.
So how much would you have paid for two years extended warranty? £1500 ?

And how much would you have saved against the the bills you've paid. (You'll need to exclude the battery replacement - not covered by warranty)
 

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I would thing that the shocks would not be covered either....they were not on my last warranty....they are wear and tear items like the battery.
 

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With any warranty MAKE SURE IT HAS WEAR AND TEAR COVER as all the others use that as a get out and you wont be paid out for anything.
 

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My neighbour has a BMW 330e.It broke down 6 weeks ago and returned a couple of days ago.

Saw it once and it has now vanished.
 

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OP, to answer your initial question I'm inclined to think you shouldn't (have) ... But as you have, good luck with it.
 

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Had my c350e 2018 for about 4 months now, premier plus model, no issues with it, if you can't be bothered plugging it in just select charge mode and it will charge hybrid battery as you drive. Would agree you have to be doing town and country miles to get benefit if you do all motorway then not worth it, only complaint I have is that mine is the saloon and the battery eats up a lot of boot room, still love driving it, have found a couple of companies that will replace dead cells in hybrid battery if required and not at the price MB will charge for new battery.
 

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Had my c350e 2018 for about 4 months now, premier plus model, no issues with it, if you can't be bothered plugging it in just select charge mode and it will charge hybrid battery as you drive. Would agree you have to be doing town and country miles to get benefit if you do all motorway then not worth it, only complaint I have is that mine is the saloon and the battery eats up a lot of boot room, still love driving it, have found a couple of companies that will replace dead cells in hybrid battery if required and not at the price MB will charge for new battery.
That's interesting would you share the battery company
 

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