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Old 09-18-2008, 04:15 PM
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Interesting... so the storage unit (behind the motorized door) that used to be included under the "no changer" option no longer exists?
Yeah unfortunately it is gone. The panel is now fixed.
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:16 PM
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That's why after I wash I pump the brakes a lot at low speeds to get the rust off.
Yeah I don't really brake any differently than usual but they get all the rust off within the first drive after washing. Do you think that repeated rusting of the rotors is bad for them or will shorten the life?
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It's weird cause i believe the 07-08 doesn't have that rust after a wash. Is the 09 acquires a lot of break dust after driving a bit cause the 07-08 doesn't. Also, break dust normally get dustier in the front, but in the case of the E, the opposite happens...is anyone seeing that?
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The main advantage of hard drive based nav is speed. It reads off the drive much quicker than a DVD. Also I am not having the experience you do with the radio button. In my car if you push Radio once it brings you to the radio band you last were listening too: e.g. AM/FM/Weather Band/Sirius. As you push the button it scrolls through the different radios. Or just use the voice control, pull the lever and say "AM or FM or Sirius." You should check into this because every 2009 E-Class I have tried works the way mine does, not the way you report it does.

I agree. the new command is light years ahead of the previous years model and is now on par with any other system out there. The issues brought up are purely interface issues which can easily be changed with telematics updates. The nav also updates using a DVD update just as before. The big difference is that the map system can now be bigger than what a single dvd can hold which allows the system to hold far more info.. and yes it is faster as well.

On top of this the new command has significant A/V features that arent even used yet. You can add a reverse camera to it, you can add A/V inputs and outputs to the unit. you can add rear seat entertainment in the back and feed the front DVD to the rear system. Its really a very cool system.
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:33 PM
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...Or just use the voice control, pull the lever and say "AM or FM or Sirius." You should check into this because every 2009 E-Class I have tried works the way mine does, not the way you report it does.
On my '07 there's no voice command to get to Sirius.
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:26 PM
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Indeed, I rechecked and radio button works in the way, it scrolls between different radios. However I found another problem, if the radio in Sirius, then I can't scroll between channels using steering wheels buttons (it switches me in weather band), or I can't enter directly channel # using numeric keypad. Very weird.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:30 AM
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On my '07 there's no voice command to get to Sirius.
That is because the 07 has the older system. All 2009 models have the new navigation system which has far enhanced voice control. You can now enter full addresses by voice and you do not even have to spell the entire word. The system in the E is actually even more advanced than the S/CL C-Class it just doesn't have a control knob.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Dema View Post
Indeed, I rechecked and radio button works in the way, it scrolls between different radios. However I found another problem, if the radio in Sirius, then I can't scroll between channels using steering wheels buttons (it switches me in weather band), or I can't enter directly channel # using numeric keypad. Very weird.
That is strange. I can enter any channel directly by pressing # and then the station number I want. I will have to check but the steering wheel buttons in my car scroll through the presets.
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:36 AM
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You are right. I checked manual. Steering wheels buttons work only for presets as keypad buttons without pressing #.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:16 AM
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So my question is...does it allow you to TYPE in a location without knowing what category it is in? The one thing I HATE on the MB compared to my wife's Saab 97-x (GM Nav) is that she can just press destination then just type in the company or POI she is looking for and it finds it. It makes me mad that things like wal-mart grocery centers and wal-mart supercenters are in different categories and unless you know what category a certain business is in, you are not going to find it. The other thing I wish for in MB Nav is better POI icons on the screen...like hers will give the icon of the business, like McDonalds will have their M, and chilis has the pepper and what not. Lastly I wish that it would give actual street names in views larger than .5 miles. Does the new Nav have any of that?
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Can you type in a zip code instead of a town name?
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POI feature is really weak in the latest command. Yes, you can just say or type name of destination, however it will more likely connect you to business location as head quarter, or something like that. For example if you say Wal-Mart, then more likely you get an address of Wal-Mart corporative office instead of closest Wal-Mart store location. Shopping is presented only as shopping centers, like malls and grocery stores.
Yes, zip is supported, you can type zip instead of city name. Actually voice recognition of new command is good, so more likely you will succeed just in saying city name.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:48 AM
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Great car how much are you paying for it?
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Very nice! I love black on black mercedes. The command and sound system looks pretty sweet! Nice features

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Great car how much are you paying for it?
lol. my dad always taught me A) never ask a man how much money he makes... B) never ask a man how much he paid for such and such...
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lol. my dad always taught me A) never ask a man how much money he makes... B) never ask a man how much he paid for such and such...
Your dad was wrong about "B". Isn't that how we get great deals, by comparison shopping?
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Congrats; car looks great ! Need to drive it some to get the rust off your breaks I hope you got it at Globe in Fairfield...
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Originally Posted by Tymah123 View Post
Your dad was wrong about "B". Isn't that how we get great deals, by comparison shopping?

its just kindof rude., you know what I mean? "how much did you pay for your house?" those types of questions. Doesn't mean a person shouldn't comparison shop or do their research. but to ask a dude outright. But this is the interweb, who cares right? lol


this car is sweet though. Congrats to the op.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by ygohome View Post
lol. my dad always taught me A) never ask a man how much money he makes... B) never ask a man how much he paid for such and such...
Unless you work for IRS.
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Great car how much are you paying for it?
yes, please let us know!

My dad is looking for one after a freak accident which total his car.... insurance deemed total lost.
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On my '07 there's no voice command to get to Sirius.
Hey Barry, can you use Voice Command to skip to the next song when it's playing iPod music?
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Congratulations on the purchase, Love your car because I have exactly the same one ... no I have different license plate.

You cant skip iPod songs, but you can skip CD track
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Originally Posted by pmb600 View Post
That is because the 07 has the older system. All 2009 models have the new navigation system which has far enhanced voice control. You can now enter full addresses by voice and you do not even have to spell the entire word. The system in the E is actually even more advanced than the S/CL C-Class it just doesn't have a control knob.

Glad to hear you like the system but unfortunately your facts aren't right so i must remark...

The C has the newest technology, version 4.0.
E/ML/R/GL/CLS/G/CLK/SLK/SL version 3.5
S/CL 3.0
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also did i see correctly in the picture of the command screen that there is a backup camera? wasnt aware that was on the e...


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