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Old 27th May 2005, 01:20   #301
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hey rahul,
great set of cars you got there.they look very well kept and maintained !!


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Sexy car Vivek..Insurance cos. givin a Rs50 soft toy duck for a Rs100K+ annual insurance premium !!..
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Awesome Rahul...I've always always loved this series of Merc..great car. But whats the maintainence cost like for this ?
Maintaining one of these star symboled cars isn't really for the faint hearted. @ 40,000Kms recently, i got a routine service and a oil chage and minor tid-bits here and there from AutoHanger (authorised dealer). It emptied my pocket by Rs.90,000. And to think 'bout it, I sold my Maruti 800 last year for Rs.60,000. It's crazy!!
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Superb Car RAhul.. Keep her clean but really kewl the service part.. I guess you should have given Mercedes the 800 to set example of service costs..LOL
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Maintaining one of these star symboled cars isn't really for the faint hearted. @ 40,000Kms recently, i got a routine service and a oil chage and minor tid-bits here and there from AutoHanger (authorised dealer). It emptied my pocket by Rs.90,000. And to think 'bout it, I sold my Maruti 800 last year for Rs.60,000. It's crazy!!


thats shocking maan ! 90000 is way way way tooo much !!!!!
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thats shocking maan ! 90000 is way way way tooo much !!!!!


lol....i know how expensive it can get maintaining the three pointed star...we have 2 old mercs(w108 1971 and w123 1984) so i can assure you it can get quite expensive.....good going though....
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, i got a routine service and a oil chage and minor tid-bits here and there from AutoHanger (authorised dealer). It emptied my pocket by Rs.90,000. ]

WTF 90K rs for a routine service.what does a routine service involve.
and what minor tid bits are you talking about????????
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If I were you probably I would have sold the merc and money would have payed for 40 years of Marutis service
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Rahul,
really good car and i have always loved it but 90K for a service is bloody expensive.
Our merc has to get serviced in another 2K km, lets see. First service.
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90k for servicing is crazy.
What do they service it with??
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90K was including the oil change. She gulps up oil faster than i ever imagined possible. Also got some stuff (electronics) fixed. One window wasn't working. The speedo light dimmer switch wasn't working. Got a Teflon coating done. Bought 1 wheelcap which had been stolen some-time back. The bulb in the boot was also pretty much dead. Had to get that replaced too. Got the wheels aligned. Changed the battery. Thats pretty much, i guess.

And i must add, the service i got from AutoHanger was splendid. They even offered to drop me home after i dropped off my car there. Very professional technicians too. It got serviced in 5 days and it was completly worth the wait. She runs like a dream now!!
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Hey Rahul,

All said and done you still paid a bomb. It shoul dhave cost you less than 20K unless they overhauled your engine. That is one of the reasons a engine gulps oil.

I own a 500SEL 126 series and got a clutch replacement, front & rear suspension overhaul, brake overhaul and all filters changed for under 60k as a point of reference.

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They even offered to drop me home after i dropped off my car there
for charging 90k this is the least thing they can do.
also still 90k with servicing + repairs still sounds on higher side
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90K was including the oil change. She gulps up oil faster than i ever imagined possible. Also got some stuff (electronics) fixed. One window wasn't working. The speedo light dimmer switch wasn't working. Got a Teflon coating done. Bought 1 wheelcap which had been stolen some-time back. The bulb in the boot was also pretty much dead. Had to get that replaced too. Got the wheels aligned. Changed the battery. Thats pretty much, i guess.
90K is 3much. Assuming the car is worth 7lakhs, you paid 13% of the car value for a routine service. If I were you, I'd find a good, trustworthy mechanic for all the routine stuff. The W124 uses old school electronics unlike the new Mercs and its should'nt be that big of a deal fixing it. I never go to the dealer after the warranty is over.
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You have a good point there. I have found a new mechanic who used to work at Autohanger. He fixed one power-window for 20 bucks!! lol!! I think 90K was exhorbitant. I dont think Autohanger will ever get their grease on my car again.
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