Larry, he is writting from Nicaragua. I guess they are lucky enough to still get MB diesels. Also, maybe in that market, MB doesn't provide free service like here in the states. Warranties vary widely between countries. Here in the states my VW has a 10yr/100,000 mile drivetrain warranty. In Germany the cars are only covered for 3yr/36,000. The warranty on my VW is a VW of America warranty, not VW AG.
1994 MB E320 Coupe (199,500 mi)
1992 MB 190E 2.6 (173,000 mi)
1983 Porsche 911SC (148,000 mi)
2004 Volvo V70 2.5T (198,000 mi)
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