£990 Mercedes S500 Has The LARGEST Repair Bill I've Ever Seen!

  • Published on Sep 20, 2019
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  • Joseph Scanlin
    Joseph Scanlin 33 minutes ago

    Boat anchor.

  • L Smith
    L Smith Hour ago

    These repair quote videos done at/by dealerships using all OEM stuff are eyerolling-ly silly. It's like being surprised by a NASA quote to repair a Hyundai. No one in the real world does that shit. Obviously if you were to go to a dealer and order all the individual parts for a Kia Rio, it would cost you multiple tens of thousands of dollars more than buying a complete one in the showroom. Only spend money on absolutely required proprietary items, and get the rest used or aftermarket. I bet you could buy a few used complete donor cars for parts, and fix everything for less than this click bate-like video of a "repair bill".

  • Mr. Jesus
    Mr. Jesus 2 hours ago

    You can get that repaired in waaay less than 11k £ !!! Still its expected for a 70k new car.

  • wolf guy556
    wolf guy556 2 hours ago

    Fix it pls dont destroy it fix what you can yourself and see hiw much you save then let steve fix the rest and see how much you save overall

  • Nueziger
    Nueziger 3 hours ago

    It's quite surprising how an expensive car like this was so neglected. To me Steve seems a knowledgable mechanic who knows this Mercedes. Guys like him are hard to find. The cheapest repairs can become the most expensive ones. That's why I would not take the risk with some Eastern European repair shop. Of course, it has to be accepted that Steve charges more. Let's assume now that he did all these repairs and a body shop fixed the rust. The total cost including the initial £900 would then be around £12,000. Now you would have a car that looks like new and drives like new. If you kept it for 5 years, you would have spent £2,400 per year. Does not appear outlandish to me for a car of this caliber.

  • dazzaburger
    dazzaburger 3 hours ago

    11,000 from a Mercedes approved garage if you were a trained mechanic yourself you get it fixed a lot cheaper.

  • SlickR12345
    SlickR12345 4 hours ago

    That mechanic was way overpriced. I mean you could buy another Mercedes for $1000 and use good parts from that onto this one. Jeesh.

  • Mukarram Ali
    Mukarram Ali 4 hours ago

    At least this mechanic has a sense of humour... The guy looking at your Honda Accord was as stiff as a rusty coil

  • Max Blacker
    Max Blacker 4 hours ago

    Sell the car in parts and try get a profit!

  • Steven Barrett
    Steven Barrett 6 hours ago

    Set it on fire and claim the insurance or swap it for a goldfish and a balloon on a stick !

  • Kev B
    Kev B 11 hours ago

    Jeez, waddabunchawooftas!

    Eleven grand was the worst case scenario, I'd pay them to do the welding, the rest is easily fixed yourself:
    radiator shroud - drill and tap new hole: job done
    oil leaks - clean up & silastic: job done
    headlights - sand down/polish/seal with silastic: job done
    exhaust - who gives a rats: job done
    suspension - disassemble, clean, replace dodgy bearings or replace strut if really needed: job done
    mirrors - glass was good, fix shell or replace from scrapyard: job done
    window winder - try to fix self, if not scrapyard: job done
    dodgy coil/plug lead - scrapyard: job done

    ....with money left over from my one grand budget I'd get the body rust fixed.

    Easy as!

  • strange lee
    strange lee 13 hours ago

    You said it had 12 months MoT? Leave it alone then. That wasn't a repair bill, that was a restoration bill.

  • Marcin Adamiak
    Marcin Adamiak 14 hours ago

    now you all know where not to go to repair a Mercedes.
    You wil probably pay 2500-3000k in normal garage wit e bay parts.
    And for all who need a proper repair please visit a AutoMax Swindon garage and say bye bye to Stevensons rip off garage ;)

  • NearlyFriendly
    NearlyFriendly 14 hours ago +1

    Completely un related to fixing it but I think camping in this car would be fun to see.

  • Ludo
    Ludo 15 hours ago +1

    Send it to Scotty !

  • Nick Chuah
    Nick Chuah 18 hours ago +1

    Quote from someone "if you can't afford a new S class you can't afford an old one"

  • Mr AdamL993
    Mr AdamL993 19 hours ago +1

    your audience is mostly British yet you catering to Americans!!! The Cheek.

  • Josh Crawley
    Josh Crawley 21 hour ago

    One way to tern on the diff locker on

  • Theo Booker
    Theo Booker 23 hours ago

    Sell it, buy a Lexus, take it to an independent specialist and then see how much you have saved!

  • M G
    M G Day ago

    How about selling it for parts ...must be worth at least £1000????

  • Dairis Kuznecovs
    Dairis Kuznecovs Day ago +1

    or you know visit a reasonable mechanic and get it done for half the price

  • Bear Mare
    Bear Mare Day ago

    For a Mercedes, is this really that high a bill?

  • Next Nexit
    Next Nexit Day ago

    It's a nice cruiser to go only on a Saturday to the bar or else drive to the junkyard. Mercedes is a bad quality car for 80k. To fix this car with 4 new doors and a respray that cost you 15k.

  • ToxicEnemie
    ToxicEnemie Day ago

    Your german pronunciation was almost perfect.

  • Dimitris Theodopoulos

    11,000 pounds for fully restore and 1000p, buy = 12000-13000 pounds.. seems very descent price for this model (even it's old)
    Try to change the hybrid battery on a toyota or even worse change the battery of an electric car. 5000 to 8000pounds for sure.
    I thing the price if fine so the car too....

  • Aleks Саня
    Aleks Саня Day ago

    go to mercedes why ask this guy? mercedes 20k and easy cheap fix....

  • Cole King
    Cole King 2 days ago


  • ivan schafeldt
    ivan schafeldt 2 days ago

    anyone mug enough to buy a Merc or a BMW is......well, just a sucker for bullshit marketeering.
    i would say the same for any european car tbh, but the bigger suckers are the BM and merc suckers

  • fricc 69
    fricc 69 2 days ago +1

    Did that doode really just give alex a bag with rust 💀

  • Richard George
    Richard George 2 days ago +1

    What do you need a blind for in the uk? There is no sun 😃

  • FORSLAG Project crazy

    Drift missile

  • clive taylor
    clive taylor 2 days ago

    And this is why you NEVER use a Merc mechanic

  • clive taylor
    clive taylor 2 days ago

    PARTS!.. Its a no brainer!!

  • Princess Solace
    Princess Solace 3 days ago

    Get a E-Bay PAGANI look alike and plonk the S500 motor in it and straight pipe the damn thing.

  • King Sami
    King Sami 3 days ago

    So more of these vids sell it and buy 1 which is 500 or 750

  • gamingradeon
    gamingradeon 3 days ago

    Do a road trip to Albania (Mercedeses are very popular there) and see how much it would cost to fix your car by a local mechanic

  • Aled Davies
    Aled Davies 3 days ago

    This is the sort of guy that thinks that £11k is cheap

  • Martin Cooke
    Martin Cooke 3 days ago

    chuck it on the tip and go buy a new one LOL LOL LOL

  • Jakob Heubl
    Jakob Heubl 3 days ago

    Yeah those fucking xenon headlights on old mercedes. Some idiot threw a can out of his window while i was driving on the autobahn. 2004 mercedes headlight cost me 1250€😳

  • baker sam
    baker sam 3 days ago

    get ChrisFix

  • the becks
    the becks 3 days ago

    That was some good german 👍

  • Michal Stehnij
    Michal Stehnij 3 days ago

    You certainly can buy non - OEM parts which can also be quality parts so the repair can be probably 1/2 price. However, this is Mercedes specialist, therefore the repair cannot be cheap. This is to tell you to think twice before buying such a car.

  • Richard Williams
    Richard Williams 3 days ago +2

    Very knowledgeable bloke.

  • S Schroeder
    S Schroeder 4 days ago

    Think about how many years it was driven on borrowed time. If the previous owner(s) had kept up with maintenance and wear as needed the car would be worth what it now needs put into it.

    DAVID ALTON 4 days ago

    ran a 126 420se for ten years no pobs last of the true mercs not computers with a badgeno cat self maintained it ran it 10 years never had to replace back box 1987 no cat

    DAVID ALTON 4 days ago

    wait till cat goes or bosch control unit goes scrap time mate

  • Kristian Dinev
    Kristian Dinev 4 days ago +1

    Turn that boat in a fun cheap drift missile :) it will be fun sliding that s class around some corners!

  • Thomas Lawson
    Thomas Lawson 4 days ago

    Go rallying

  • My name Jeff
    My name Jeff 4 days ago

    Wooow mr.mechanic go fu”! Yourself ! 😉

  • SaulidSnake
    SaulidSnake 4 days ago

    Jesus I estimated 5K 😬

  • Retr0 Retr0
    Retr0 Retr0 4 days ago +12

    3500£ "Ach du Scheiße!" 😂😂😂😂
    Ich dachte nicht, dass du so gut deutsch sprechen könntest. 🤣

    • Niepi
      Niepi 3 days ago +3

      I believe his mum is german

  • Chris Spencer
    Chris Spencer 4 days ago

    You should be happy this is the first mechanic that quotes bases on the worst case.

  • WhoIam IamNot
    WhoIam IamNot 4 days ago

    I once came across a late 90's xjs for about $800. I needed break and suspension work total cost around $4000. I gave the guy at the shop the title and walked home.

  • getsome
    getsome 5 days ago

    DO IT!

  • Ticho Plays
    Ticho Plays 5 days ago

    part that out

  • In The Study
    In The Study 5 days ago

    I just bought my first car for £1000.

    I'm dreading my first MOT. March. Wish me luck.

    • In The Study
      In The Study Day ago

      @YonOtto Pretty sure that's the case for mine. But that's about £350 for both rear tyres, so I'm not looking forward to it!

    • YonOtto
      YonOtto Day ago

      In The Study you might be pleasantly surprised. My first car cost me £750 back in 2003 and needed two tyres for the MOT.

  • JP Labs
    JP Labs 5 days ago +2

    This is pretty poetic though, isn't it?
    The car cost 110 thousand new,
    the repairs would cost 11 Thousand,
    and he bought it for a grand.

    • DeerKoden
      DeerKoden 2 days ago +2

      Ahah, it definately is :)

  • D. Schal
    D. Schal 5 days ago

    Ach du scheiße :((

  • manoj puthran
    manoj puthran 5 days ago

    scotty kilmer spot on right - buy toyota ,

  • green grass
    green grass 5 days ago

    Hunkajunk! 😜