Go Back  MBWorld.org Forums > Mercedes-Benz Sedans > E-Class (W213)
From lemons to lemonade >

From lemons to lemonade

Notices
E-Class (W213) 2016 -

From lemons to lemonade

 
Old 11-03-2018, 03:37 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 671
Liked 103 Times in 91 Posts
2018 E400 Coupe, 2012 SLK350
From lemons to lemonade

My wife and I went out to dinner last night and parking was was hard to find. I parked in front of a store that I have parked near before, but unfortunately I came back to see a cart up against my back bumper. I decided to wash and detail my car and to my delight the transference was light and minimal. PSA: Please return your cart to a designated area. Even the wind can move a cart and cause damage. Car is clean, I'm happy,






have a great weekend.
teksurv is offline  
The following users liked this post: teksurv
johna1 (11-04-2018)
Old 11-03-2018, 03:48 PM
  #2  
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Northern California
Posts: 80
Liked 9 Times in 9 Posts
2019 AMG E63S
Beautiful!
GreenFox is offline  
The following users liked this post: GreenFox
teksurv (11-03-2018)
Old 11-03-2018, 06:56 PM
  #3  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
rbrylaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 3,325
Liked 268 Times in 223 Posts
2019 E450 4Matic & 2018 E400 4Matic
There's an old quote that seems appropriate when you see the inconsideration and laziness of people, especially, in shopping areas and it's this......."Hell is other people!" You did a great job removing the inconsiderate person's lazy deed and your car is stunning! I'm not a fan of green, but that green is really special. It's not available in the 2019 model year.
rbrylaw is offline  
The following users liked this post: rbrylaw
teksurv (11-03-2018)
Old 11-03-2018, 07:24 PM
  #4  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 671
Liked 103 Times in 91 Posts
2018 E400 Coupe, 2012 SLK350
Thanks. Truth be told I wanted Lunar Blue, but this car was available in Beverly Hills as I wanted it configured, for the most part. I fell in love.
teksurv is offline  
Old 11-03-2018, 07:33 PM
  #5  
Out Of Control!!
 
hyperion667's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 21,143
Liked 675 Times in 654 Posts
2012 CLS63
That's one nice looking car there. That interior shot is just awesome. Mind if I run it through my photoshop?

I am one of those 'cart returners' just for the record........guess someone had a party to go to.
hyperion667 is offline  
Old 11-03-2018, 07:50 PM
  #6  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 671
Liked 103 Times in 91 Posts
2018 E400 Coupe, 2012 SLK350
Go for it Hype.
teksurv is offline  
Old 11-03-2018, 07:54 PM
  #7  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
rbrylaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 3,325
Liked 268 Times in 223 Posts
2019 E450 4Matic & 2018 E400 4Matic
Originally Posted by teksurv View Post
Thanks. Truth be told I wanted Lunar Blue, but this car was available in Beverly Hills as I wanted it configured, for the most part. I fell in love.
The green was the ONE color my partner wanted. Had we found an E300 or E400 in that green with the options he wanted, I can tell you, I wouldn't be in my new E450. He'd never had agreed to trade out to the silver E400.
rbrylaw is offline  
Old 11-03-2018, 08:23 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 466
Likes: 0
Liked 36 Times in 27 Posts
2015 E400 and 2015 GLK350
Glad your luck was better than mine. My car's first encounter with some bonehead's shopping cart ended up being $1,200 worth of panel-beating and paint blending. The cart hit too close to a style line and the dent was too irregular for PDR.

Nice car. I love the green, too! One of my all-time favorite cars was my 1975 Camaro that was a very similar green.
SteveE400 is offline  
Old 11-04-2018, 02:01 PM
  #9  
Member
 
West_Coaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: San Diego
Posts: 102
Liked 13 Times in 11 Posts
'17 E300
Glad to hear there was no damage. My 2 previous cars were Corvettes and they attract the worst element. People will park right up against you even though your in an empty part of the parking lot, and the real a-holes will pour soda or other stuff on your car. I've heard of other people having a trash can emptied in their car when leaving the top down. Some people just don't have any respect.
West_Coaster is offline  
Old 11-04-2018, 09:31 PM
  #10  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,119
Liked 144 Times in 132 Posts
W204
@OP, you have an attitude that I wish I could even fathom having myself. Good for you. You're literally a much better human being than I am. I would have lost my shi* and filed an insurance claim.

That literally would have ruined my day/week/month. I love cars too much, to a level that I know is unhealthy, but to each their own, I guess.

Seriously - congrats on your positivity. I'm seriously jealous.
superangrypenguin is offline  
Old 11-04-2018, 10:18 PM
  #11  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: SoCal
Posts: 34
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
2019 SL550. 2018 E400S4. 2014 CLS550
How long have you had that license plate?
allfortheunion is offline  
Old 11-05-2018, 12:08 AM
  #12  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 671
Liked 103 Times in 91 Posts
2018 E400 Coupe, 2012 SLK350
Several months now. California special retro edition.

Originally Posted by allfortheunion View Post
How long have you had that license plate?
teksurv is offline  
Old 11-05-2018, 07:54 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Cambridgehank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 298
Liked 13 Times in 11 Posts
E400
My philosophy is "When life hands you lemons. Make lemonade."
Cambridgehank is offline  
Old 11-05-2018, 08:08 AM
  #14  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Jupiter, Fl
Posts: 215
Liked 21 Times in 20 Posts
2019 CLS 450
Glad that the issue was waxed out. Sometimes, I truly believe that people see a nice car or truck and do things just to be a PITA or jealous. I have experienced similar conditions at various parking lots. Good luck with your E400.
haibieb is offline  
Old 11-05-2018, 08:49 AM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
stephos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: UK
Posts: 493
Liked 44 Times in 43 Posts
MY19 E450 4MATIC Coupé
heartbreaking photos at first but totally uplifting following the skilled TLC you applied

very inconsiderate behaviour - I too always return the shopping trolleys/carts to a designated area

btw, love the look of your car - the interior spec is an exact match for the car I've got on order ;-)
stephos is offline  
Old 11-05-2018, 10:31 AM
  #16  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 671
Liked 103 Times in 91 Posts
2018 E400 Coupe, 2012 SLK350
Thanks all. I swapped info with the store and took other photos just in case. I got lucky, and will be a bit more careful in my parking decisions.
teksurv is offline  
Old 11-05-2018, 02:49 PM
  #17  
Member
 
West_Coaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: San Diego
Posts: 102
Liked 13 Times in 11 Posts
'17 E300
Originally Posted by Cambridgehank View Post
My philosophy is "When life hands you lemons. Make lemonade."
Let me fix that for you....

"When life hands you lemons, find someone that live gave Vodka to and have a party"
West_Coaster is offline  
The following users liked this post: West_Coaster
superangrypenguin (11-06-2018)
Old 11-05-2018, 03:03 PM
  #18  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 35
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
2018 E-300
Great story. I have the same color and I don't like it very much. A lot of times the car looks blue and even black. The only time the green really shows through is in bright sunlight. Maybe it is better suited for California, but not New England.
704set is offline  
 

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Quick Reply: From lemons to lemonade


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: