Added: 18th of November 2013
This vehicle has been a joy to drive since I bought her new in 2006. There is an excellent view of the road ,the seats are comfortable, easily adjusted and with the back seats folded down there is a very large space for carrying any large object. The extras are very useful----Automatic turning on of the windscreen wipers when raining, the lights when getting dark and the parking sensors when getting a little bit too close to any obstacle !! On the whole the running costs are fairly low ( I do a very low mileage per year) but this year, when I took the car for her yearly service and M.O.T. the bill was £521.00 .I have always taken the car back each year for servicing to the Mercedes dealer garage where she was bought( John Weir)----this franchise was sold this year to Arnold Clark and the bill was about £100 more than usual! The difference in price could be attributed to the fact that because of 'loyalty' in taking your car each year for servicing John Weir had allowed a discount(probably about 20%) off the bill. Arnold Clark does not do this, but if you take your car into them at any time they will top-up your windscreen wash liquid or engine oil!! Hardly a £100 's worth !! I think that in future that I may have to find another garage to carry out the servicing.