View Single Post
Old 07-10-2002, 06:00 PM
aTOMic's Avatar
aTOMic aTOMic is offline
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA, Earth
Posts: 451
How do I install (front) shocks on W210

Anybody done this? I appreciate any input, thanks.

Read on for dealer rant...

I was going to have the dealer (MB of Nashville) do it but they have made me mad by their deceptive trade practice, i.e. they told me "$217 parts and labor we'll have it done by five." I said "Wow, you sure, that seems WAY cheap for parts and labor". He reassured me that $217 was out the door cost. Yipee!

Five rolls around, they say "We need to getcha back in here because we only had one shock in stock" - no prob, until I look at the bill. They had shown the special order parts (shocks) at $128 each and the labor, of course, is additional. $326 is the latest estimate, but, who knows, they might need to "revise" it again! I knew I should have told them to FAX me the estimate. I talked to the service advisor and BEGGED for ANY little concession - discount on parts, a little break on labor - he was no help. I left a message for the service mgr five hours ago, haven't heard back. It could be an honest mistake, or they might be reaming everybody this way! MBUSA will hear about this. I hate to whine but do ALL dealers have to be such puckered filthy A******S. I hate dishonesty. I feel better now.
RIP "Betsy" (Oo=*=oO)
'96 E 3 2 0 (W 2 1 0) M 1 0 4

Spaces in sig so as not to screw up the SEARCH; every time someone searches for that MB they don't want my sig!

2004 Audi A8L
'98 VW Passat 1.8T 5M
'87 Alfa Romeo Milano 2.5L 5M
'67 Impala convertible, 327cid
Reply With Quote