£18998 in Dec 2009. Fault occurred after 51000 miles driving. I am told that gearboxes in these vehicles should last in excess of 100000 miles driving. The car has been serviced at the specified intervals but NOT always by Mercedes, but by a reputable garage that uses parts that are equivalent to Mercedes parts. Hope that helps
For Jo C. What do you honestly think would be the chances of success and if I want to pursue how to proceed? Through small claims court?