Two of the origional tires developed
problems early on as the steel belts
went out of allignment and the tire
manufacturer refused to honor their
warranty forcing the purchase of a
complete set of new tires.
No need to focus on the problems while
the car was under warranty as Mercedes
handled those well. Afterwards the
electronics in the dash went haywire
and caused some problems under the
hood.Total cost to repair both was
almost $1100. When I marveled that the
dealership had these unusual parts in
stock, I was told that this problem has
become very common causing Mercedes to
stock their dealerships with these
parts for prompt repairs.
When the car is right it's very
pleasant to drive and gets 30 miles per
gallon or so on trips.
Don't tarnish the Mercedes name by
putting origional tires on the car that
are second rate. Extend the warranty.
Since I don't trade every few years, I
won't buy a Mercedes the next time
unless they extend their warranty.