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01-21-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By El Cid

It was only on the early (2209 build date) 2010...

It was only on the early (2209 build date) 2010 models. Not sure why. Think it was a carryover from the W211. It is nice to be able to turn everything off, but as I discovered, it really doesn't. ...
12-06-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,637
Posted By El Cid

In 9 years of ownership have probably used them...

In 9 years of ownership have probably used them about three times and that was when the car was new. Have no use for them.
However, paddle shifters make the console shifter redundant or useless. ...
08-06-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By El Cid

Continental tires

Update on Continental Pure Contact LS tires. Couldn't find my prior thread so started a new one. Several hundred miles on them and they are definitely quieter and more comfortable riding than the...
08-06-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By El Cid

Can't answer your question, but note there is an...

Can't answer your question, but note there is an air conditioning vent in the glove box. It is there to prevent overheating of whatever you attach to the cord. However, it needs to be closed when...
07-19-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

Latest reports are that Tesla is having...

Latest reports are that Tesla is having production problems at the factory. Has it made an actual profit yet? Latest problematic influence is Elon Musk's episode with his submarine and the Thailand...
06-19-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By El Cid

I also have a much older one where people...

I also have a much older one where people provided information. After studying for a year or so or I went with the NEW Continental PureContact LS. The LS versions just came out this June. Previous...
06-15-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,249
Posted By El Cid

Trump is the only US president to treat the NK...

Trump is the only US president to treat the NK leader as an equal. The score, so far, is Kim -4, Trump - 0. China- 2 and Russia -1. Maybe that will change, but this is the fourth time NK has...
05-25-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,249
Posted By El Cid

Trump fails in talks with North Korea

AMGfaninVA addressed the misinformation (fake news) in the above post.

NK successfully completed its missile and nuclear testing programs because they were successful.
They closed the nuclear...
05-23-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,849
Posted By El Cid

I have a 2010 and M-B lost a ton of money under...

I have a 2010 and M-B lost a ton of money under warranty. Good for me and dealership, but bad for M-B. Now I have a car with lots of new parts and updates, at least through 2016. While E350 is most...
02-04-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

Thumbs down Look in The mirror

First, your comments re: my being a veteran are totally misconstrued. I never brought up my veteran status, but was replying to Arrie implying that I am not a real veteran.
As for "Plutoe....>>>this...
02-03-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

About as real as you can get. 26 years service,...

About as real as you can get. 26 years service, two wars and service connected injuries. Verified by the people here who posted the Veterans tag.
AIRBORNE!
02-01-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

Actually Lincoln began as in independent car...

Actually Lincoln began as in independent car company just as your European ones did. You obviously do not have an understanding of what makes a car make (brand) or how automobile companies are...
01-31-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

Smile Guess you are just too dumb. It is not a Hyundai...

Guess you are just too dumb. It is not a Hyundai - it is a Genesis. Get over your prejudice. Aha, maybe because it is not made in Germany by Aryans?
If it needs to be moved, the moderators would...
01-31-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

Hypocrite

Per your earlier post, your post should not be here. Besides, what does "rank" mean?
Also, this is a link to the C&D Car Buying service, not actual reviews or comparisons of the cars. No...
01-30-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

[/LEFT] I am free to post it wherever...

[/LEFT]



I am free to post it wherever I wish or are you now the Forum Police? I posted it to the W212 thread because that is where I post most things. Many, many people post general things to...
01-30-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By El Cid

S Class sales have been dropping since 2014,...

S Class sales have been dropping since 2014, 10,000 fewer in 2017 than 2014.
Genesis sold 3,498 in 2017 (1st year on market) and S sold 15,888. While 3,498 may not sound like much, that is a new...
01-30-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

Not really relevant at this time

It's Genesis, not Hyundai. Genesis is the new luxury division of Hyundai Corp. Currently offer three models with more to come. Sort of how Acura, Lexus and Infiniti began.
As for sales figures,...
09-26-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By El Cid

Go elsewhere then.

As Fosterelli noted, the "fence" in the median is to prevent crossover accidents. This was a major problem in S.C. along the interstates, so millions of S.C. tax dollars that could have been spent...
09-02-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By El Cid

Elegance v. Luxury

I have a 2010 Luxury version E350 and really like the car. (Love people and animals, not objects). The interior and exterior styling is fantastic and lacking in the newer versions. There were a...
07-21-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,189
Posted By El Cid

Thumbs down Takata Airbag recalls and Bankruptcy

Takata has apparently declared bankruptcy (no surprise), but has promised that defective airbags will be replaced eventually. Between 26 and 42 million to be replaced, depending on source....
05-13-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,021
Posted By El Cid

Star on the hood.

Star on the hood.
01-08-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,421
Posted By El Cid

Ironically, my SA will apply "coupons" to my...

Ironically, my SA will apply "coupons" to my services even when I don't actually have one. I think all dealers have discounts all year if you ask for them.
As for email or mailed coupons, what are...
01-02-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By El Cid

Article in this month's Motor Trend by some...

Article in this month's Motor Trend by some European auto executive type. He predicts between more efficient gas and electric vehicles, the diesel car will eventually disappear.
His opinion.
You...
12-24-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,777
Posted By El Cid

Others have said to contact your state's attorney...

Others have said to contact your state's attorney general, but also may wish to contact your state's consumer protection office if separate. And I hope you don't live in the South.
There are also...
12-06-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,893
Posted By El Cid

They are seat covers

Technically, they are seat covers. Leather is seat covers. There used to be auto upholstery shops around, so you might try that for repair or new matching seat covers.
12-04-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,478
Posted By El Cid

Question has been around as long as this forum. ...

Question has been around as long as this forum. I always take my cars to dealerships no matter how long I have had them. Have been burned by poor quality work at indys too often. When you...
11-11-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,981
Posted By El Cid

Two different ones

Two different products. The one for vinyl is Vinylex and the one for leather is something else. One is in a tan bottle and one in light blue (Vinylex).
11-11-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,893
Posted By El Cid

I purchased the 3 year plan when my 4 year...

I purchased the 3 year plan when my 4 year expired. So far, MB is in the hole on it - primarily for replacing the wood trim on the dash, etc. and some other things.
Never purchased an extended...
10-27-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

WEBSRFR: Figured it out. You are having buyer's...

WEBSRFR: Figured it out. You are having buyer's remorse over purchase of a Tesla and are in super defensive mode.
And the autoblog article tends to substantiate that the Model S is a luxury...
10-04-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By El Cid

In my 2010, you push up or down to set the speed...

In my 2010, you push up or down to set the speed or to raise or lower the setting. Slight tap up or down raises a mile, full tap raises it next 5 MPH increment.
You push away from you to cancel
You...
10-04-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

You just can't take the blinders off can you? As...

You just can't take the blinders off can you? As well as you can't get anything correct either.
MB/DAG wants 15-25% of their production to be EV by 2025 whereas Tesla is 100% EV.
So, MB is saying...
08-29-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,994
Posted By El Cid

Car wash instructions

I have posted this before, but seems we have a lot of people acquiring cars. These fit my 2010, so instructions may be different for later models. Check your Operator's Manual for using automatic...
08-20-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By El Cid

Read the Operator's Manual carefully and make...

Read the Operator's Manual carefully and make notes. Lots of information. Then read the COMAND Manual and make notes.
Mine does not show the gear when in drive.
If you use an automatic car wash,...
08-16-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,187
Posted By El Cid

Keeping my 2010

Just went on the MB site and built a Luxury version with Prem. 1 package, which is closest to what I have now. MSRP+$61,000 vs. $53,000 in 2010. A few more safety features, but also some 2010...
08-15-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

WEBSRFR: Do you work for Tesla, Elon Musk or a...

WEBSRFR: Do you work for Tesla, Elon Musk or a subsiary? Do you have a financial stake in Tesla or Musk's companies?
Your chart is meaningless, as are your comments.
The deposits are refundable,...
07-12-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,463
Posted By El Cid

I have contacted BP corporate and prices are...

I have contacted BP corporate and prices are determined by local distributors/stations. Called owner of local station and he says it is distributor. Other BP stations also have high prices for...
07-04-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,027
Posted By El Cid

Drunkest drivers of any beach town

Myrtle Beach just made number one on list of drunkest drivers in beach towns. Based on average of breathalyzer results from beach towns/cities.
There are good things about S.C., but also some not...
07-01-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,118
Posted By El Cid

I have one with light gray and am in process of...

I have one with light gray and am in process of deciding on replacements. autoanything.com and autosportctalog.com both feature Lloyd's and I would go with the Ultimat ones. Have used them before....
06-29-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

WEBSRFR: As noted, your charts and conclussions...

WEBSRFR: As noted, your charts and conclussions are incorrect. Reservations mean nothing compared to actual car sales. As of now, NO Model 3's have been sold.
Also, a more accurate comparison is...
05-11-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

Tesla has extremely low reliability. Of course,...

Tesla has extremely low reliability. Of course, S Class is pretty low also, but that is due primarily to first year birthing pains. Said this before, but whenever I think Tesla, I think Kaiser. ...
04-20-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,396
Posted By El Cid

Oil & Filter?

Actually it is probably an oil and filter change. I don't know of any places that just change oil anymore. Also, they should be using Mobil 1 synthetic which is good for 10,000 miles.
04-10-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,357
Posted By El Cid

Don't know where you live, but maintenance will...

Don't know where you live, but maintenance will be much higher than for a Honda, whether at a dealership or an independent. 550 and AMG will be even more costly. Reliability of MB parts is much less...
03-06-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,396
Posted By El Cid

Converse is also true

The opposite is also true. Reduced cost at indies is due to cheap labor, cheaper parts and skipped checks or services. They also do not have access to the MBUSA information systems, unless they...
03-04-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,396
Posted By El Cid

READ your Operator's Manual and your Maintenance...

READ your Operator's Manual and your Maintenance Manual. They repeatedly state that if maintenance is not performed to MB standards, warranty may be voided. I have never owned another vehicle where...
03-04-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,396
Posted By El Cid

Fluids deteriorate over time so they need to be...

Fluids deteriorate over time so they need to be replaced regardless of mileage. They also absorb moisture from the air causing more potential problems.
The warranty is the big issue - do what MB...
02-22-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,483
Posted By El Cid

Apparently some newer Toyotas and Nissans have...

Apparently some newer Toyotas and Nissans have sun visor problems. On Nissan Rogues, the visor falls back when you push it up against the windshield. It will hold if pushed against roof.
Dealer...
11-23-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 17,580
Posted By El Cid

Read ALL of the section of Operator's Manual on...

Read ALL of the section of Operator's Manual on tire pressures. On my 2010, TP's are confusing. In manual, it states higher TP is for driving 100 MPH or more!
I use the "normal", lower pressure on...
01-28-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,478
Posted By El Cid

Yes, a problem

Threre was a TSB out, particularly effected 2010 models. My dealer verified it and inspected my car, but it is garaged 85% of time so no fading. He had seen it though on other cars.
Apparently,...
02-23-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 35,210
Posted By El Cid

Others are much better

I have owned several different makes of cars over the years and had a few where I had to deal with the manufacturer. When first got present E350 had some issues and contacted MBUSA. Rudest person I...
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