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Old 24-10-2016, 04:22 PM   #1
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C43 Service Plan

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I've been offered a service plan with the new arrival and wondered if any of you have one with MB or not? Basically 35-40 per month for your annual service, gives you 10% off parts and free courtesy car. No real saving I know but spreads the cost and I'd imagine the costs are similar to the one off service costs anyway?

What do you think??

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Old 24-10-2016, 05:28 PM   #2
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I have service contracts on both our cars, it locks the price in for 3 years so no chance of an increase.

It's convenient and the numbers stacked up vs paying as you go.

I get the local dealership to pick our cars up rather than attend or get loaners, that's all part of the deal.
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Old 24-10-2016, 07:33 PM   #3
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I have service contracts on both our cars, it locks the price in for 3 years so no chance of an increase.

It's convenient and the numbers stacked up vs paying as you go.

I get the local dealership to pick our cars up rather than attend or get loaners, that's all part of the deal.
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First time we've gone for a service plan, but made sense given MB parts and labour costs on the C43.
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Old 25-10-2016, 01:48 PM   #4
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Is it an annual service on a C43? That's quite poor!
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Old 25-10-2016, 01:51 PM   #5
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Is it an annual service on a C43? That's quite poor!
Have you actually ever priced up each service?

Service plans are cheap, cheaper than doing single upfront, roadside recovery is included in the price plus paint warranty

I don't like to repeat myself in here but - No brainer!
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Old 25-10-2016, 02:20 PM   #6
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Have you actually ever priced up each service?

Service plans are cheap, cheaper than doing single upfront, roadside recovery is included in the price plus paint warranty

I don't like to repeat myself in here but - No brainer!
I have and I have bought one for the C63. But, both the Porkers and M Beemrs (with tappet adjustment), only stipulate services every two years, obviously mileage dependant.

The yearly servicing is a big added cost with the C63, compounded by rip-off dealers and price fixing.
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Old 25-10-2016, 02:45 PM   #7
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Hi guys,
I've been offered a service plan with the new arrival and wondered if any of you have one with MB or not? Basically 35-40 per month for your annual service, gives you 10% off parts and free courtesy car. No real saving I know but spreads the cost and I'd imagine the costs are similar to the one off service costs anyway?

What do you think??

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....I Have a service plan for my C250 AMG Sportline.. locked in for 4 years thru the main dealer I bought the car from.. 1st class service, not unreasonable costs plus peace of mind......plus all kinds of other benefits as rgds running costs/warranty... I would at its a great idea rgds foxy52
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Old 25-10-2016, 03:46 PM   #8
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I do really like the look of the C43 AMG Coupe, I'm sure it's a lovely car.

It is a bit of a shame it's part of the AMG yearly servicing schedule though, especially given it's relatively unstressed engine. It'll certainly hurt the business lease costs.
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Old 25-10-2016, 04:42 PM   #9
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Have you actually ever priced up each service?

Service plans are cheap, cheaper than doing single upfront, roadside recovery is included in the price plus paint warranty

I don't like to repeat myself in here but - No brainer!
Well said.
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Old 25-10-2016, 04:44 PM   #10
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I have and I have bought one for the C63. But, both the Porkers and M Beemrs (with tappet adjustment), only stipulate services every two years, obviously mileage dependant. The yearly servicing is a big added cost with the C63, compounded by rip-off dealers and price fixing.
Would you want to go nearly two years without servicing a porker or an M/// though?
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Old 25-10-2016, 08:00 PM   #11
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Would you want to go nearly two years without servicing a porker or an M/// though?
Depends on the mileage I was doing, if say I did 8,000 a year then I would not see it needs a 500 service, if I was really protective then I would just change the oil once a year at an independent or myself then get it serviced every 2 as you do with a mileage dependent car

I feel it's a bit of a scam to service a car that's not done high mileage every year.

BMW don't need too so not sure why Merc do
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Depends on the mileage I was doing, if say I did 8,000 a year then I would not see it needs a 500 service, if I was really protective then I would just change the oil once a year at an independent or myself then get it serviced every 2 as you do with a mileage dependent car I feel it's a bit of a scam to service a car that's not done high mileage every year. BMW don't need too so not sure why Merc do
There's no AMG on the planet that I'd skip a service
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There's no AMG on the planet that I'd skip a service
You've totally missed the point.

A car that's done 8,000 miles for example in a year should not need a service. At most it should only need an oil change.

How much do Merc charge for an oil change
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You've totally missed the point. A car that's done 8,000 miles for example in a year should not need a service. At most it should only need an oil change. How much do Merc charge for an oil change
I've not though have I, that's your opinion that it should not need a service. My opinion is that if I was to have an AMG, I wouldn't skip a service or any annual work scheduled

Also had I bought an AMG, I wouldn't be worrying about how much they charge for servicing items, lol

Mine does < 3000k a year, serviced like clockwork
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I've not though have I, that's your opinion that it should not need a service. My opinion is that if I was to have an AMG, I wouldn't skip a service or any annual work scheduled

Also had I bought an AMG, I wouldn't be worrying about how much they charge for servicing items, lol

Mine does < 3000k a year, serviced like clockwork
No one is worrying about cost but being charged for a service on a low mileage car is unnecessary. These are modern engines not F1 cars

As asked earlier why do Merc need servicing when BMW don't.

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