I can confirm english main dealers, and normal mechanics are genrally poor.
I have had quite a few bad experiences, and plenty of bills for over £1500.
The service has always been poor, and the car has always been returned dirty, and covered in oily finger marks inside and out.
I feel better now having a moan on a monday morning!!
---My Previous MBs---
87 300SE (Sold) - Black, Cream Leather
89 300SE (Sold and missed) - Black, Cream Leather
87 420SEL (Died!) - Bronze, Black Leather
---Father's Previous MB's---
2004 S320 CDi - Black, Cream Leather, 18" AMGs
2001 CL500 (Stolen!) - Black, Cream Leather
1999 E55 AMG - Black, Black Leather
1994 500SE - Black, Cream Leather
1990 300SE - Midnight Blue, Cream Leather
1986 420SEL - Diamond Blue, Cream Leather