Just out of curiosity, did I just get taken?
I went to a local german auto mechanic to get replacements for my windshield
wipers, on my 99 S420. The guy told me that whoever replaced the windshield
wipers last (a dealer) put in the wrong wipers with a plastic spine which
could not accept the proper replacement rubber. Consequently, he says, you
need to get a new wiper assembly, one of which is 25 inches, and the other
is 28 inches, made by Bosch.
The cost, with 8.5 % California tax? $127.00.
This struck me as outrageous.