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As of 2021, it has a new rear subframe, a new alternator, a new battery, a new sam unit and well the brakes have been repaired....so what else is there, to go kaput!! he h e
See last comment. Could be an old clonker worth nothing, or a pristine motor that impresses all who see it.

A grand a year on maintenance?

Or £15k , out of your investments to be slapped on the table to buy a four year old that will lose £2k a year in depreciation? Call it £3,500 a year …
 
....It's a petrol C class kompressor c 180- 2008 model.....

OK , so is it an late W203 or early W204 with a new subframe ?? . Keep it , drive it . Keep an eye on the hand (foot) brake shoes and associated parts, especially the all important 'dust' shields - unless they were done when the subframe was replaced - , along with the solid rear brake pipes that should also have been replaced at the same time.

Keep up with general maintenance. Does it have a history of the transmission being serviced in the last 5 years 30/40K miles ?
 
....It's a petrol C class kompressor c 180- 2008 model.....

OK , so is it an late W203 or early W204 with a new subframe ?? . Keep it , drive it . Keep an eye on the hand (foot) brake shoes and associated parts, especially the all important 'dust' shields - unless they were done when the subframe was replaced - , along with the solid rear brake pipes that should also have been replaced at the same time.

Keep up with general maintenance. Does it have a history of the transmission being serviced in the last 5 years 30/40K miles ?
Many thanks
I’m gonna request all the old invoices, to check all the jobs done. Transmission servicing? not sure but will have a look
thanks
 
OK, so now we know it's an early W204 not a (very) late W203. Have you used a VIN decoder site to find exactly what things it had installed leaving the factory - like Audio 20 or Comand NTG4?
Worth doing, you'll find links to VIN decoder sites on here, or post your full VIN and someone will decode it and hopefully post the .pdf of the decode.
 
OK, so now we know it's an early W204 not a (very) late W203. Have you used a VIN decoder site to find exactly what things it had installed leaving the factory - like Audio 20 or Comand NTG4?
Worth doing, you'll find links to VIN decoder sites on here, or post your full VIN and someone will decode it and hopefully post the .pdf of the decode.
VIN. WDD2040462A099214
 
You asked if it was a reasonable price to pay.
Parts prices to you were 144 plus 351 plus VAT = £594
I looked up to see roughly what the parts would have COST them - not what they charged you.
Total COST of the parts was between £200-250 to them. Deduct that from £822 and that is what they really charged you for a couple of hours work.
Whether that is reasonable or not or whether you could have got it done cheaper or paid more, who knows.
It is done now so not much point wondering about it.
We have to remember that garages are businesses. Not charities.
Rent, rates, gas, electric, wages,tax.
Those plug in computers cost a lot to update each year.
Times are difficult and people need to survive!
£800 is a weeks pay to lots of people these days! Certainly not a fortune!
Think of it as a years travel pass, £15 a week!
 
List of all jobs done, from 2021, till date
Jobs done on the car, year wise

3/3/2021

Mercedes Benz A2711800109 TS OIL FILTER ELEMENT 1.00 9.55 9.55 S

Mercedes Benz N007603014106 SEALING RING 1.00 0.90 0.90 S

Other LL5W30C3 5W30 C3 5.50 8.99 49.45 S

OPERATION 1 SUBTOTAL 137.90



Osf brake pipe corroded 74.75
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24/09/2021--This was a major repairs job, total of 3K

Rear pads 4mm and discs lipped and pitted

Mercedes Benz A0074208520 TS DISK BRAKE PAD 1.00 45.87

S Mercedes Benz A0004231312 07 BRAKE DISC, UNVENTED 2.00 42.39 84.78 S



OPERATION 3 SUBTOTAL 228.15

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Washer bottle pump leaking Job Description - Operation N

A2218690121 PUMP 1.00 37.10 37.10 S

Mercedes Benz A0009989001 FEED-THROUGH GROMMET 1.00 1.45 1.45 S



OPERATION 5 SUBTOTAL 103.55

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Front discs lipped

MB A0004211912 07 BRAKE DISK, VENTED 2.00 59.35 118.70 S

Mercedes Benz A2115401717 BRAKEPAD WEAR SENSOR 2.00 6.45 12.90 S

Mercedes Benz A0074205620 TS DISK BRAKE PAD 1.00 62.31 62.31

S OPERATION 7 SUBTOTAL 193.91




Rear subframe cracked at os suspension arm mount, 357.50 S corroded at ns mount.

New subframe required Franchise Part Number Description QTY List Value *



Mercedes Benz A0039902605 CAP BOLT W INT. SERRATION 2.00 9.20 18.40 S

Other 627222370 REAR COIL SPRING 2.00 63.00 126.00 S



OPERATION 9 SUBTOTAL 501.90

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Customer requested. 1) I would suggest you get 292.50 S the rear brake lines replaced while the frame is

off. Or at least get them inspected very carefully by someone who knows what they are looking at. 2)Depending on mileage getting all of the bushings and links replaced might be money well spent while its off the car. 3) Also a great opportunity to get that whole underside exposed bodywork properly rust proofed as well. PARTS INVOLVED: ALL REAR ARMS, SHOCK ABSORBERS, DROP LINKS & BUSHES/BALL JOINTS Franchise Part Number D

Franchise Part Number Description QTY List Value *

Mercedes Benz A2053506603 TIE ROD 1.00 53.50 53.50

S Mercedes Benz A2053506503 TIE ROD 1.00 53.50 53.50 S

Mercedes Benz A2043502206 TENSION STRUT 1.00 62.00 62.00 S

Mercedes Benz A2043502106 TENSION STRUT 1.00 62.00 62.00 S

Mercedes Benz A2053506203 CAMBER STRUT 1.00 72.00 72.00 S

Mercedes Benz A2053506103 CAMBER STRUT 1.00 72.00 72.00 S

Mercedes Benz A2053506303 THRUST ARM 2.00 35.80 71.60 S

Mercedes Benz A2043503506 SPRING LINK 2.00 62.00 124.00 S

Mercedes Benz A2053520508 CONTROL ARM BUSHING 2.00 12.70 25.40 S

Mercedes Benz A2043520027 BALL JOINT 2.00 37.90 75.80 S

Mercedes Benz A2043200489 BAR 1.00 19.00 19.00 S

Mercedes Benz A2043200589 BAR 1.00 19.00 19.00 S

Mercedes Benz A2043260200 SHOCK ABSORBER 2.00 131.00 262.00 S

Mercedes Benz A2043240184 SPRING SHIM 2.00 4.45 8.90 S

Mercedes Benz A2043521288 COVER 2.00 2.80 5.60 S

Mercedes Benz A2043521488 COVER 2.00 2.30 4.60 S

Mercedes Benz A2103250184 SPRING RETAINER INSERT 2.00 4.00 8.00 S



OPERATION 11 SUBTOTAL 1,291.40


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12/03/2022



CUSTOMER REQUIREMENT - Requirement No. F CHECK FOR OIL LEAKS INTO WIRING LOOMS IN ENGINE BAY. CUSTOMER WANT ECU DISCONNECTING AND CHECKING FOR OIL.

Job Description - Operation No. 6 Value * CHECK FOR OIL LEAKS INTO WIRING LOOMS IN ENGINE 36.25 S BAY. CUSTOMER WANT ECU DISCONNECTING AND CHECKING FOR OIL. OIL MAY BE OVER WIRING LOOM. DISCONNECTED ECU AND CHECKED FOR OIL. FOUND OIL IN MULTIPLUG. OPERATION 6 SUBTOTAL 36.25



CUSTOMER REQUIREMENT - Requirement No. J Mot fail, os washer jet innop Job Description - Operation No. 10 Value * Mot fail, os washer jet innop-

Replace washer pipe 14.50 S Franchise Part Number Description QTY List Value *

Mercedes Benz A2048601892 HOSE LINE 1.00 63.00 63.00 S



OPERATION 10 SUBTOTAL 77.50
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10/3/2023



Job Description - Operation No. 1 Value * CARRY OUT 1 SPANNER (A) SERVICE 96.00 S

Franchise Part Number Description QTY List Value *

mercedes Benz A2711800109 PARTS KIT, FILTER ELEMENT 1.00 9.50 9.50 S

Mercedes Benz A2214700259 64 ACTIVATED CHARCOAL FILTER 1.00 37.60 37.60 S

Mercedes Benz A0009890825 21 RADIATOR ANTIFREEZE 1.00 40.00 40.00 S

Mercedes Benz N007603014106 SEALING RING 1.00 0.95 0.95 S

Other LL5W30C3 5W30 C3 5.50 9.99 54.95 S

OPERATION 1 SUBTOTAL 239.00


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25/05/2023

front sam unit required - CARRIED OUT QUICK TEST, 240.00 S

UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH ANYTHING. TEST STEPS TO CHECK VOLTAGEAT FRONT SAM. REMOVED FRONT SAM AND FOUND WATER DAMAGE TO SAM UNIT. REQUIRES NEW SAM



franchise Part Number Description QTY List Value *

Mercedes Benz A0185453826 SPRING RETAINING PIN 25.00 1.70 42.50 S
ps- I procured the front sam unit, think it was something like -800 uid
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15/12/2023



Part Number Description QTY List Value * 444771157

BATTERY S4011 1.00 144.00 144.00 S

401223211 ALTERNATOR 1.00 351.00 351.00 S

OPERATION 3 SUBTOTAL 595.00

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So replaced quite a few things, since 2021. What are the things I could keep an eye out for? Transmission line check was mentioned, anything else ?

Please do advise

KR

Mel
 

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