C&C PML etc...definitely charge more den jap ADs. This is without say. Even workshops charge more bcos of brand and badge.
Of cos if u are talking about AD or workshops, it will be costlier den japanese cars la.
just compare the value of the car. Tyres are bigger, uses more engine oil...so how to compare. Per unit volume already is more...how to pay same price for 17"18" tyres vs 15" ?
i hope u get my meaning...if u use same engine oil...it will cost about the same..but u need more volume so paying more...:)
Hey bro, welcome to the forum
Firstly, if you don't mind, let me ask some questions..
I am almost a new entry level merc owner - the bread van to be precise..
I bought my W246 because it had the right mix of features I wanted. The badge was not even secondary, it was probably the third or fourth tier reason.
It had the right safety features (best in class), the best CD ratio, space (more than an E Class), enough power - I do long distance drives to M'sia, and decent FC. Plus it's made in Germany, not something that all Mercs can boast of.
So if the badge is the main reason, you should be careful. It will cost more, especially if you are like me, coming from a Honda. But I service at Kah, and they charge quite a bit too. So my net costs don't go up as much as someone who has been servicing outside, scrimping on parts, and extending the durations between services. If you want the badge and fret about paying, eg $150 for a MFA entry level Merc Air Cabin Filter from C&C, then you may want to reconsider your decision.
For the price of an A Class for example, you have many other choices, but when I bought my bread van, the net outlay was not too much more than the Honda I was looking at, and those additional features gave me the right reasons to buy. And I came to the forum to learn about places to service, get parts etc, but I do know that C&C charges more than your average Toyota/Honda. So go in with your eyes open.
In order not to OT here, you may want to go into the specific car model threads and ask more about service costs there?
All the best and I hope you do join the club eventually after a careful decision
Dear bros and sis,
Currently driving a jap car and very tempted to buy an entry level merc but very worried about maintenance cost. May I check, around how many percent more does Merc parts cost compared to Toyota/ Honda? Thanks.
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Faces a challenge to get Mercedes Comand NTG 3.0 to link up to my iphone 6 or 7. Was happy when I go my iphone 6 hooked up wirelessly with iphone to use maps and music but Command prevents display when vehicle in motion. Now I got a video in motion override to overcome this problem. Hope it will turn up well and use my iphone as good as Apple Carplay. No need to pay mega bucks. Just wonder how come our local ICE experts can provide this service over the years. Hope to have it done this week on my W221, 2008.
I'll be getting a new E200 Avantgarde (W213) soon from PI. It will come with a diamond grill upgrade provided by the PI.
I'm interested to change to the classic grill, with a standing star emblem on the hood.
Can this be done on this model? If can, what is the cost including labour?
If it is possible to do a trade-in of the diamond grill, what is the trade-in price with labour?
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I would like to seek your advice between E200 AVG and E250 AVG. I know that E250 AVG comes with the widescreen command system. Basically, I don't really use those functions, for I only just listen to music and very importantly to have a good reverse parking and at times, the road map to locate a place. Would buying the E250 AVG is waste?