I've been hooked on this thread for the past hour now, reading each response and especially new members rants. Now I'm considering phoning up Mercedes to see what's what with my old man's car seeing as he has the same engine/model and year range as those with the injector problems but has only covered 15k miles - but I don't want him to know unless I'm certain because it'll be a right kick in the teeth. Blue efficiency injector problems - Mercedes-Benz Owners' Forums Post 117 on page 12 sums it all up really: "I like many purchased a new C220 CDi Blue Efficiency from MB Ascot and have now covered just 3000 miles; without breaking down - YET? I had waited along time to own a car of what I mistakenly thought was prestige quality; having driven Mondeos and the like for most of my 33 year driving career. I had a dream of driving to Italy this year and enquired from Mercedes Customer Services what may happen if my injectors were not changed; as they refuse to do so. The irritating man at MB assured me that it would all "be OK when I broke down", as the breakdown cover would look after me! - Not exactly the answer I was seeking having purchased a £30,000 car. As MB seem to be completely dodging the issue; even after emailing and wrting to their UK MD, I am very tempted to go back to a Mondeo as at least it has a higher probablity (i.e. lower engineering failure probablity that is) of getting to Italy and back! In all, buying a Mercedes has proved to be the worst motoring decision I have ever made. All I brought was a badge, and a badge that Mercedes themselves are managing to relagate from a prestige brand to a mainsteam cowboy! I can do without a Badge; prefering relaibility and low failure probabilities. At least Toyota admit their errors and, in turn, will salvage their brand value; Mercedes are fast loosing theirs and it will cost them dearly in the longer term as this issue gains momentum and publicity. Fleet managers are already advoiding the brand; private buyers will follow suite. Sad really, as I love the looks of the car but just cannot trust it. I cannot justify keeping the car on looks alone so will probably get rid of it over the next few months as I am now just fed up with driving a ticking bomb! Ironically, in 33 years of driving, including military vehicles in some fairly dodgy places, I have NEVER broken down. Probabilities are very likely that I WILL breakdown in a Mercedes of all vehicles; about the same odds (1 in 4) as getiing knocked down crossing Oxford Street in London in the rush hour with my eyes closed!"