We purchased our Fortwo April 2008. My wife commutes from Hartford to NYC twice a week and loves the car. The majority of the 22k miles is freeway driving. She experienced a "no shift" situation, shifter moves in all directions, no gears (not to be confused with the under lubricated shifter switch, we already fixed that ourselves months ago after being stranded in a dark parking lot for an hour). Dealer stated there is a service bulletin on this clutch problem, replaced the clutch, no charge. Now two weeks later, the transmission makes a "ratcheting sound", the "D" for Drive on the dash begins to blink and the Service light (little wrench) is blinking. Oh, by the way, the 20k mile service is over $500. Our little fun car is becoming a not so fun car.

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Comment by Howdy1LC on November 10, 2009 at 10:31am
My 20k maintenance was 198.00 but I racked up the 20k in 8 months so, the brake fluid was fine and I didn't need a lot of other stuff checked since it isn't worn out. Regardless I love driving the car as proven by my mileage! LOL
Comment by john on October 29, 2009 at 5:39pm
The 20,000 mile service says to flush brake fluid. Not nessasary so long as dealer checks it .
That't why the $500. price. My dealer checked & said it's fine. It's a benz thing.
Comment by Tom Owens on October 29, 2009 at 11:00am
over 500 wow thats way to high I dont think the 30000 change is that much at bloomfield hills.
Comment by Pasde2 on October 28, 2009 at 7:49pm
My 20K service was $328.00 (Lynnfield, MA). I was not lucky my clutch was out of warrantee.
Still appreciate it for what it is and have too much fun driving it.
Comment by Brabus007 on October 28, 2009 at 12:37pm
Its vary dubious that you will save the money that you thought you would when you bought this car...<:-(( "lots of Gremlins with this car" This car seems to have Free access to our wallets... Its a good thing I bought this car just for the Fun Of It... It won out over a new boat...

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