nothappyMBowner

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Question Asked: I have been told the transmission needs replaced. what is a realistic cost?
September 10, 2011, 01:06 PM
The transmission disengaged while driving. It seems to go into gear but the car does not move. No odd sounds before this failure. I called the dealer and they estimated $2K-$5K over the phone. I towed it to a local recommended shop and they told me $8-$10K to replace the tranny. WTF!!! Does anyone have a similar experience and what was the resolution. I find it hard to believe that such a high end car would have a tranny failure with only 60,000 miles! seriously, MB should be ashamed if this is the case!
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Car Review: 2006 Mercedes-Benz R350
September 10, 2011, 01:20 PM
I bought this 2006 R-350 with 30,000 miles on it. The car is great to drive and is great looking, the problem is that the car is a money pit! It is now out of warranty and has 60,000 miles on it. I just had it into the dealer to get a once over to 'fix' a variety of leaks and issues for the small price of $1800. Now 6 months later the transmission seems to have failed and now I am being told it will cost between $6000 and $10,000 to fix it!! Take my advice- DO NOT BUY ANY USED MERCEDES!!!!! Unless it is fully covered by a factory warranty. Then make sure you get rid of it BEFORE the warranty expires!!!! I am just absolutely shocked that such a (supposedly) high quality would have a transmission fail at 60,000 miles. Sure,if I was drag racing with the damn thing yes, maybe. But all we do is drive it back and forth to school. Just a shame!!! This is my first and will be my LAST MERCEDES! I have an infiniti FX-35. Guess what, I have driven the hell out of this car and it has needed to go to the 'workshop' how many times??? ZERO!!!!!!!!! Buy a LEXUS, INFINITI, ACURA,even BMW. AVOID any used mercedes like the plague. I'm sorry to say this but your bank account will thank you.
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