Originally Posted by togatown
Well that truly sucks and is my biggest fear when it comes to keeping my car past warranty long term. If I were you, I'd trade it in somewhere or sell it to Carmax, instead of putting 14k in it. What about a second opinion at good indy shop, and maybe a used tranny?
Yeah, I'm definitely going to have it looked at by an independent shop. There's a really highly rated one nearby that deals with Audis, BMWS, and Mercs. Especially knowing that for some people, the issue is resolved by replacing some electronic unit that is "only" $1200+. I'm not going to have my first attempt to fix it be over 10 times that much. That's just dumb.