Smart Complaint - Not So Smart ! - ForTwo

Review by buster007 on 2007-06-27
OAKVILLE -- Hi there... My wife and I decided to go green with our next car purchase. We bought a "Coupe for Two".

It did seem a little expensive @ $26000 for the convertible, but the little cost to the environment seemed like a great idea. What we found out after our purchase was that the oil change @ l litre was a cost of $345 inc tax, every 7-8000 km's thats over $1000 a year. Apart from being told that we would void the warranty if we took it any place other than a Mercedes Dealership, and the fact that the roof leaks that immobilizes the electronics, and that we were responsible for that if we open the convertible roof, it's good on gas. Any other Q's email me!
Comments:11 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-06-27
Posted by MRM on 2007-06-27:
$345 for an oil change... GOOD GOOGLY MOOGLY! I change my own oil for total of $15 (5qts and oil filter). DIY knowledge is PRICELESS!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-27:
Is it because its a Mercedes?
Posted by MRM on 2007-06-27:
Those dealership are ripping you off and they even told you to go to their shop only and nobody else. They're ripping you off I tell ya.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-27:
I wouldn't stand for that !
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-27:
Buster, it sounds like you can afford to pay for these inconveniences. Enjoy your new ride and take care of it.
Pirate: For what?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-27:
raw chicken?
Posted by rhondam718732 on 2007-06-27:
A two seater with a leaky roof, expensive upkeep and restrictions...gee let me run right out and get one....
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-27:
You don't say what country you live in. In the US some dealers lie when stating that work done elsewhere will void the warranty.

The Coupe for Two still burns petrol. So how is that better for the environment? Of course if you are in a collision they can bury you in it. Ah Ha! that's how it saves the environment, no casket needed. (OK that was terrible but I couldn't resist as I call those tiny vehicles a coffin car)
Posted by Starlord on 2007-06-27:
Oh, gee, I want a car that costs $26,000 and $345 to change the oil and leaks like a seive. NOT!!!! The only way that car is green is the green going out of your pocket. They saw you coming, pal.
Gratuititous Bible reference: I saw a starnger, and I took him in. Boy, howdy, did I take him in.
Posted by ejack053824 on 2007-06-27:
MRM...I with you bro!!! $345.00 for an oil change?? Someone needs to lay down the crackpipe charging that much! I'll march down to Advanced Auto Parts and get the oil filter and Mobil 1 oil (thats all I use in my cars) for less then $30.00.
Posted by Slimjim on 2007-06-27:
That is an insane number for an oil change.

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