When I suggested the shocks I asked how many miles you had. it is hard for me to believe that shocks would be bad at 50k.
Has the car spent much time on a Florida lime rock road? We see such activity here in N Florida all the time and it tears the poop out of suspensions. I didn't think they had such roads in S Florida.
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician