European vehicle manufacturers seem to like to "bury" the evaporator deep in the bowels of the cockpit!
Had it replaced on my W124. Fortunately the $1800 price tag was covered under my extended warranty.
Had a 92 Jag that needed one. Estimated 26 hrs. of labor at about $2600 including parts...decided to sell the Jag and buy the R129.
Crossing my fingers this year...dealing with the roof hail damage thing ya know...