I just bought rotors for my '83 380 SEL and they were ATE, which are original equipment for about $36 each; that is about what it would cost to have them turned (which is not recommended with MB rotors). As far as the pads go...either ATE or Textar...superior quality and low price. My ATE rear pads were about $14. per set of two. The front were slightly higher. Why would anyone buy some cheaply made pads when the best are sold for next to nothing?