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Probably won’t make that much difference, as long as it’s serviced.
How many miles?
It is showing just under 47,000 miles. I wish I had taken out an MB service plan when I bought the car originally in 2019 instead of the Imperial Cars (as was)/Cazoo policy. It had 21,000 miles on it when I bought it and came with an MB service history.
 
It is showing just under 47,000 miles. I wish I had taken out an MB service plan when I bought the car originally in 2019 instead of the Imperial Cars (as was)/Cazoo policy. It had 21,000 miles on it when I bought it and came with an MB service history.
Mine has just had new rear discs, the discs had very little wear, it was just because of corrosion on the inside where the handbrake shoes fit, silly handbrake system. The rear pads were hardly worn. The car is 9 years old and done 45,000 miles.
 
To be fair I didn't notice when a spring had broken on my car....just the odd click....the car didn't dip....in fact if you break an end coil off the suspension gets stiffer....not softer.
Fair enough but on the wife’s B200 it dropped about 4 inches and clonked badly when the front spring broke.
 
Must have snapped more centrally than mine....mine only snapped about a coil from the bottom.....
However when the spring platform sheered of one of the rear shocks it was a very different story!!! CRUNCH!
 
I have had front spring break just on the first coil and never felt anything. It was discovered when wheel free on the ramp for brake pads.
 
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Fair enough but on the wife’s B200 it dropped about 4 inches and clonked badly when the front spring broke.
They gave us the new 73 plate B200 as a courtesy car for the day. I think it would take a while to find my way around the displays and steering wheel controls, but then only the other day I found out how to read my phone messages on the centre screen :rolleyes:
 
"It is showing just under 47,000 miles. I wish I had taken out an MB service plan when I bought the car originally in 2019 instead of the Imperial Cars (as was)/Cazoo policy. It had 21,000 miles on it when I bought it and came with an MB service history."

" The car is 9 years old and done 45,000 miles."

When I read that I started to wonder what I was doing wrong. My January 2017 S205 has done 78k and had 21k on it when purchased in September 2020.Am I overusing the car?
 
I had a rear spring break (just a bit at the end) It made absolutely no disernable difference to the way the car felt or the ride height ,and it only made a noise under duress (tight turns of the drive etc)

I had brand new springs and shocks at home in my workshop . Due to time restraints beyond my control I took it for MOT with the broken spring ...it passed . If it had of failed I would have just popped a new spring in (few hours work max) and took it back the same day.

All good now though. both sides :p Fronts have been done as well

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I had a rear spring break (just a bit at the end) It made absolutely no disernable difference to the way the car felt or the ride height ,and it only made a noise under duress (tight turns of the drive etc)

I had brand new springs and shocks at home in my workshop . Due to time restraints beyond my control I took it for MOT with the broken spring ...it passed . If it had of failed I would have just popped a new spring in (few hours work max) and took it back the same day.

All good now though. both sides :p Fronts have been done as well

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Lets hope the tester looked at your brakes more closely than he looked at your suspension then eh????
 
Hi , I have a service plan on my 2015 C207 and I feel that the Mercedes dealer I use provides good value money and are really helpful.

Unfortunately I felt that my local specialist took advantage of our relationship and charged me a fortune for an inspection service.

I work on the assumption it's the difference between the main dealer service and the specialist and that gap has really closed in my location because when you put in the extras the specialists charge over a time period the costs add up.

Does a full Mercedes service history increase a trade in value of a 2015 car , not really.

It might help selling the car on a private sale , maybe , but I will give this car to my son.
 
Lets hope the tester looked at your brakes more closely than he looked at your suspension then eh????
He would have had to drop the wing arm down after removing the lower shock bolt and pivoit mount to find the bit that had broken off the bottom end of the spring, that was never going to happen. Wouldnt surprise me if loadsof cars out there are getting by MOT with just the ends broken off the spring because it is imossible to detetect.

Bit like rotting W204 C class rear sub frames.
 
Actually ....things have changed since I tests and I just found this...


The most significant amendment states that if a spring is broken at an extreme end (where it locates on the spring mount) it will not necessarily fail the test. The spring should only be rejected if its function is impaired, or if the spring ends do not locate correctly, without assistance, when the vehicle is lowered into normal running position after being jacked.

So just the tip broken "could" pass.
 
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Hi , I have a service plan on my 2015 C207 and I feel that the Mercedes dealer I use provides good value money and are really helpful.

Unfortunately I felt that my local specialist took advantage of our relationship and charged me a fortune for an inspection service.

I work on the assumption it's the difference between the main dealer service and the specialist and that gap has really closed in my location because when you put in the extras the specialists charge over a time period the costs add up.

Does a full Mercedes service history increase a trade in value of a 2015 car , not really.

It might help selling the car on a private sale , maybe , but I will give this car to my son.
The problems I have encountered in more recent times are that local indies have a very long wait time to get booked in and prices are now not too far off main dealers when it comes to service work..however when it comes to specific nom service parts needing replacing I would source parts myself and take it to a local experienced mechanic..
 
I thought merc dealers charge around £200 an hour for labour, how can that be good value for basic items, brake pads and fluid top up ?
 
I thought merc dealers charge around £200 an hour for labour, how can that be good value for basic items, brake pads and fluid top up ?
Perhaps if the non-Merc dealer/garage charges almost as much.
 

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