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General SLK Costs

Hey guys, I'm still fairly new to this forum and to the SLK. Recently, I decided I wanted to begin my research before picking one up.

I live in America...sunshine state of Florida...(forgive my account, I can't seem to get the forum to allow me to update any info), and I was just curious the costs on general maintenance. The dealer at one of the shops told me the oil only had to be changed once a year. Now, I don't know if thats true or not, but I prefer to ask the real experts, visa vi, you guys.

Has maintenance been expensive for you over the past few years? If your ok with saying, how much did it run you about? I'll probably be looking into the R171 line, if that helps clarify the car...the specific year, I'm not sure yet. Thanks for any and all comments. Take care!
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All I know is that I am going to be paying 350 for a service C and I just bought my car from another owner. Blows!
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General maintenance from a dealer is ~$300-$400 a year or miles driven per the flexible service system (FSS). Synthetic oil they use is good for ~10,000 miles.

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Not cheap.

Over last 1.75 years of ownership

1]door control module - warranty
2]Steering grinding- mis diagnosis and oil top up - warranty
3]New tyres - 280
4]Service B - 300
5]Steering - properly diagnosed - rack replaced - 90 i paid, Merc paid about 3000 under good will.

So if i had to pay for all the above- i would be crying
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Here is my breakdown for aprx two years of ownership (from brand new) and 20k miles:

-scheduled maintenance as per FSS: ~Can$500
-one new set of tires: ~$1000
-2 MAF sensors: $0 (warranty)
-air leak passenger window area and squeaking seals: $0 (warranty)
-new brake pads/rotors front and rear: $0 (warranty)

That last item was a bit of a stretch, but thanks to a decent dealer, they were all replaced just prior to the expiry of the 2 year wear and tear warranty coverage.
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LOL! And in recompense they sent me to Dallas for that two day AMG Driving Challenge thing.

...wait that cost me the price of a new C63 in the end
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I bet it will be worth it in some way to you
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That's why you can only drive 1/4 mile at a time before you get BORED!! Sorry
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All I know is that I am going to be paying 350 for a service C and I just bought my car from another owner. Blows!
Thanks I was wondering how much server C was I'm coming up on C in 10,000 miles
That's not to bad $350.
I'm used to $1000+ services with the M
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In a years ownership,

Insurance 850
Services 1300
Tyres 720
Petrol approx 5k
Amount of fun, immeasurable.
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once i learned what outside suppliers to get parts from i found the cost of parts are only marginally more than my other gm autos. i do most of the work myself but there are many independent shops that will allow you to buy the parts and they install them for a fair fee. look around, lots of indies in fl
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So far cheaper than my Jag!
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Only had 1 service so far, owned the car since June 08... service C in July 08 paid 257.83
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