Lebenz: I'm not sure, but I don't think I stated that I expected anything from Mercedes Benz, on the contrary, I would not expect any mfg. to warrant an 8 yr. old car. I didn't even call the Rep.
You make some good points, especially the about the false economy of trading it in. At the time I bought it, it was priced $5/6K under market at $19,000.00 The car is pristine in every way. The only issues with it are that both headlight assys. are cracked, but function properly and the auto-close feature on the driver's door only does not function. It is Moonstone Gray which I don't see too many of. I have talked to two other A/C shops, and the both say they will not do the UV dye test as it contaminates their equipment? I am taking it in Monday 6/23 for another test done electronically the call a "sniffer". Let's see what they find.
My heartfelt thanks for all your input, you are a great and knowledgeable bunch. I have got enough advice to keep me busy for a while!
Will keep you posted.