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Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 268
Posted By Streamliner

I’ve done two market research surveys on the new...

I’ve done two market research surveys on the new S Class over the past 18 months or so and both times, the new S had the gigantic touch screens. The first time, the exterior looks of the car were...
02-11-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Streamliner

This discussion has a lot to do with how...

This discussion has a lot to do with how sensitive one is to ride quality. It also has a lot to do with what car/wheels/tires one had previously. Someone who lives in Philadelphia might say that...
02-04-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By Streamliner

Did someone call my name?:D For the benefit...

Did someone call my name?:D

For the benefit of newcomers to this topic, here goes: Driving much of anywhere outside of a metro area without a spare is just plain NUTS! OK, run flat tires will get...
02-04-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By Streamliner

I guess the big question, is how does your friend...

I guess the big question, is how does your friend drive? The current S560 is very quick and very fast, at least IMO. My personal opinion, is that the extra power in the S63 is virtually worthless,...
02-03-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By Streamliner

My wife drives a 2016 E350 sedan with the light...

My wife drives a 2016 E350 sedan with the light gray, Nappa leather interior and her driver’s seat is turns light blue from her jeans. However, with the use of some good leather cleaner, it pretty...
02-02-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Streamliner

If this car has been sitting outside in the...

If this car has been sitting outside in the weather all this time, if it were me, I would probably just pass on it. It’s almost like your new car will be a somewhat mistreated, year old car when it...
02-01-2019, 07:55 PM
01-29-2019, 10:38 PM
01-29-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,649
Posted By Streamliner

It seems very obvious that MB would much prefer...

It seems very obvious that MB would much prefer that we buy a six cylinder SL400/450 instead of the V8 SL550, as they have made the price differential ridiculous. I really don’t know how else to...
01-27-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Streamliner

Beautiful car!

Beautiful car!
01-25-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Streamliner

I had coco mats in all my earlier Porsches and I...

I had coco mats in all my earlier Porsches and I loved them, but in the SL, I want something that looks more factory. I’m getting the Silk Beige/Espresso Brown interior and MB, in their inimitable...
01-24-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,531
Posted By Streamliner

You sir, must be a member of a VERY exclusive...

You sir, must be a member of a VERY exclusive club. If it was possible to know, Id love to see the number of Maybach owners who change their own pads, let alone turn the rotors. You may be the ONLY...
01-24-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 950
Posted By Streamliner

The problem with the AMG Line on the W222, is...

The problem with the AMG Line on the W222, is that MB charges a ton for it and I can’t imagine it costs them a dime more to produce it. The bumpers, rocker panels, wheels are all just a bit...
01-20-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By Streamliner

What is the story with these wheels that were...

What is the story with these wheels that were used on the 2017 SL65? Were those 19’s up front and 20’s in the rear? I would assume that those were forged on the very e pensive SL65?

...
01-18-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,463
Posted By Streamliner

I also think the wheels look great, but being the...

I also think the wheels look great, but being the practical guy that I am, I look at all those spokes, all those surfaces, all those tight, little corners and think what a pain in the ass it will be...
01-10-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Streamliner

Drove a new 2019 S560 Cabriolet today.......

When the new 2017 S550 Cabriolet came out, I test drove one and was so disappointed. You see, ever since MB built the “Ocean Drive” S Class Convertible concept car, I had been waiting for a drop top...
01-10-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Streamliner

YES, and I am all for it! Where is it written...

YES, and I am all for it! Where is it written that all these idiots with the modified Harleys and other insanely loud vehicles are allowed to assault everyone within earshot with their eardrum...
01-09-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,258
Posted By Streamliner

No, I went with a 2018 S560. It is “THE” best...

No, I went with a 2018 S560. It is “THE” best car I have ever owned!
12-30-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By Streamliner

With an 18 month lead time before the new (W223?)...

With an 18 month lead time before the new (W223?) Model comes out, I absolutely would NOT wait. Life is WAY too short and I would get that new S560 ASAP!

I have a 2018 S560 and it is truly an...
12-17-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By Streamliner

Well, I would not agree. The C Class Cabriolet...

Well, I would not agree. The C Class Cabriolet is a tremendous step down from an SL. The SL’s are top tier cars, with fittings and features leaning towards those of the S Class cars. C Class cars...
12-10-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,553
Posted By Streamliner

Good call. Actually, the ability to order a long...

Good call. Actually, the ability to order a long wheel base W222 in Germany without the Pano Roof is a fairly new thing, I believe as of MY2018. Prior to then, all LWB W222’s had the Pano Roof as...
12-06-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,592
Posted By Streamliner

Some folks enjoy driving, others don't. Some feel...

Some folks enjoy driving, others don't. Some feel that whenever they are behind the wheel, they are in a contest to "out score" everyone else on the road, while others are happy to arrive at their...
12-03-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,553
Posted By Streamliner

I have been quite outspoken on the W221 vs the...

I have been quite outspoken on the W221 vs the W222, but that was back in 2015. I had a 2013 S550 that I absolutely adored, except for the fact that it was black and that a “glass half empty” guy...
11-29-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By Streamliner

Well, as far as sheer comfort goes, I’d take the...

Well, as far as sheer comfort goes, I’d take the SL, especially if it were equipped with ABC. For me though, an SL or a 911 would be a car used only for brief drives. I would probably never drive...
10-31-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,386
Posted By Streamliner

I had a new Rolls-Royce in 1987. One night,...

I had a new Rolls-Royce in 1987. One night, while out late, I had to stop for gas. I mistakenly left the gas cap on the gas pump and did not discover it until the next day. I went to the RR...
10-30-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By Streamliner

This is one area where Lexus KILLS MB. If they...

This is one area where Lexus KILLS MB. If they would just do away with the “open from either side” feature and let the top simply open upward, they could put a movable tray in there, as Lexus does,...
10-25-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
Posted By Streamliner

Yes, the C & S Class cars are day and night...

Yes, the C & S Class cars are day and night different. Too bad they had to water down the cachet of the S by making the C & E look like body-doubles. I’ve never been thrilled with the exterior...
10-15-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By Streamliner

It’s a magnificent system and a wonderful “AID”...

It’s a magnificent system and a wonderful “AID” to drivers. It’s not nearly perfect and requires near constant monitoring in busy traffic conditions. That said, I believe that properly used, it cuts...
10-06-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,162
Posted By Streamliner

The way I drive, I could probably get 40 to...

The way I drive, I could probably get 40 to 50,000 miles out of a set of tires. However, to me, ride comfort, quietness and safety are paramount. So, when I get somewhere around 18,000 miles on a set...
09-04-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By Streamliner

Of course I know of those earlier cars. The...

Of course I know of those earlier cars. The problem, at least in my eyes, is that they were bulbous and UGLY compared to offerings from Rolls & Bentley. Many wealthy folks, despite what some may...
09-04-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By Streamliner

The Maybach could be—and should be—SO much more. ...

The Maybach could be—and should be—SO much more. OK, so they changed the grill, added the chrome on the front and what I personally think is a ridiculous feature with the gimmicky headlights. Other...
08-30-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,623
Posted By Streamliner

My 2018 S560, ordered with 18” wheels, came with...

My 2018 S560, ordered with 18” wheels, came with Bridgestone EL400-02 RFT. They were much better than the run flats that came on my 2015 S550, but I still replaced them with Bridgestone Serenity Plus...
08-27-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 71,896
Posted By Streamliner

There is no “Mercedes-Benz” way. There are third...

There is no “Mercedes-Benz” way. There are third party solutions, but there is no way I would allow a non-factory authorized dealer to modify the electronics in my car, especially while it is under...
08-27-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,754
Posted By Streamliner

For any S Class to not have the Surround View...

For any S Class to not have the Surround View system is a travesty. Something like that should be standard by now. You would think that MB would WANT every S Class to be equipped with something...
08-17-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,590
Posted By Streamliner

I do love my 2018 S560 sedan. The things that are...

I do love my 2018 S560 sedan. The things that are most important to me in a car: safety, comfort, ride quality, quietness, luxury—this car aces. That said, it’s not a perfect car and what is so...
08-15-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By Streamliner

I don’t think anyone should let someone else talk...

I don’t think anyone should let someone else talk them out of what they want. If you want 21’s or 22’s or whatever ridiculous size wheels, just go for it. Where there is a will, there is a way! And,...
08-14-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By Streamliner

Well, many here would like to know if you are...

Well, many here would like to know if you are successful with that. Please make sure to post photos. Good luck!
08-10-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,410
Posted By Streamliner

I have lower back & shoulder issues as well and I...

I have lower back & shoulder issues as well and I boil it all down this way: There is no way I am buying a big sedan without the massage seat feature. The function may not be nearly as good as a...
08-07-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,661
Posted By Streamliner

I do not believe this is an “issue” affecting...

I do not believe this is an “issue” affecting many cars, only the one noted. I have an S560 sedan and the car is so quiet, that sounds that we’re not noticed in my 2015 S550, have now become more...
08-05-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,105
Posted By Streamliner

It would not be reasonable to ask that MB, in a...

It would not be reasonable to ask that MB, in a promotional website, to point out every little foible associated with a system as complex as Distronic Plus. They tell you the basic idea, post a...
07-28-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Posted By Streamliner

Going from 18” wheels to 20’s must be a comfort...

Going from 18” wheels to 20’s must be a comfort shock. Why did you do that? I know that several guys here will claim that their cars with 20” wheels and run flat tires ride “great,” but compared to...
07-06-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Streamliner

I wasn’t specifically talking about you or any...

I wasn’t specifically talking about you or any particular W222 model. My point is that the cost to keep these cars shod with the best quality tires, with never less than 50% of tire life, is what I...
07-05-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Streamliner

You know, I have to laugh when I read posts about...

You know, I have to laugh when I read posts about replacing tires. Here we are, driving these very expensive cars, sucking down huge amounts of premium fuel, paying big bucks to maintain & insure...
06-29-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,047
Posted By Streamliner

Of course, none of us want the prices to rise on...

Of course, none of us want the prices to rise on the cars we buy. But why should American car makers face 10% tariffs when their cars enter the EU, while EU makers only face 2.5% when their cars...
06-23-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,744
Posted By Streamliner

No offense, but I believe you will find more on...

No offense, but I believe you will find more on this subject in the C Class forums. Most W222 drivers don’t fool with the looks of these elegant cars.
06-19-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,650
Posted By Streamliner

I had a new 2013 W221 S550 which was an...

I had a new 2013 W221 S550 which was an absolutely WONDERFUL car! But, I made the mistake of getting Obsidian Black and being a "half glass empty" type of guy, I just could not handle it. So, I got...
06-17-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,105
Posted By Streamliner

You know, I don’t see M.B. or any maker putting...

You know, I don’t see M.B. or any maker putting an on/off button on the cruise for no good reason. It must be some sort of legal thing, suggested by their lawyers, which is all I can guess. If that...
06-14-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,105
Posted By Streamliner

I don’t look at the shortcomings of these systems...

I don’t look at the shortcomings of these systems as “flaws,” but rather as features of how the systems work and as ever evolving technology. Distronic is meant as an “AID” to the driver, not as a...
06-13-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,814
Posted By Streamliner

I’m shocked that Honda doesn’t have a spare in...

I’m shocked that Honda doesn’t have a spare in their wonderful Accord. I’ll bet you just love opening the huge trunk of your Genesis G90 (photos below), gazing at all that open space and then lifting...
06-10-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,105
Posted By Streamliner

Yes, you are correct on all points.

Yes, you are correct on all points.
06-09-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,105
Posted By Streamliner

First of all, you need to switch the system on to...

First of all, you need to switch the system on to use it, so there is no need to “disable” it. As far as having to “babysit” the Distronic, that would only be true if you call watching the road in...
06-02-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By Streamliner

I’ve had six sets of the Serenity tires, first on...

I’ve had six sets of the Serenity tires, first on a Lexus, then on my S550 and now on my S560. I live on the coast in Southern California, so it never gets too hot, but these are my all time...
05-31-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 11,460
Posted By Streamliner

From the angle of the photo, I agree. However,...

From the angle of the photo, I agree. However, from the rear end, which is not shown here, I find the view hideous. I much prefer the Ghost.
05-27-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,118
Posted By Streamliner

Good luck with that! I love Germany and the...

Good luck with that! I love Germany and the German people. I used to travel there often on business and was the exclusive U.S. agent for a very prestigious line of German made products, for...
05-23-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By Streamliner

I understand your frustration. Something is...

I understand your frustration. Something is advertised or at least presented as being available a certain way, you order it that way, wait months to get it, only to have it arrive differently. Very...
05-21-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By Streamliner

I’m not trying to ridicule the OP or anyone else...

I’m not trying to ridicule the OP or anyone else here, but how many times must we hear these horror stories about bent & broken rims, bubbled & blown out tires, etc., before you guys back in snow/pot...
05-12-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,141
Posted By Streamliner

I mean no offense to anyone here, but for anyone...

I mean no offense to anyone here, but for anyone to say that an ABC equipped SL rides no better than a standard suspension SL is just plain wrong. For a 2-seat, sporty type car, the standard...
05-06-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,167
Posted By Streamliner

Well, what you experienced is your opinion and I...

Well, what you experienced is your opinion and I won't dispute it. Different folks experience things differently. In addition, I have never driven or ridden in a 4-Matic equipped W222. That said,...
05-06-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,167
Posted By Streamliner

The “disconnect” as you so aptly put it, comes...

The “disconnect” as you so aptly put it, comes from the fact that the vast majority of magazine reviews are written by folks who just about LIVE in “performance” vehicles. They constantly gush over...
05-05-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By Streamliner

You know, I like more money in the bank as well,...

You know, I like more money in the bank as well, who doesn’t? But for someone who is obviously a bit more in tune with the way their car sounds, feels and behaves than the average guy, I highly...
04-27-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,167
Posted By Streamliner

I have owned many high end luxury cars, including...

I have owned many high end luxury cars, including 8 Lexus LS sedans, between 1993 & 2012, all with air suspension. My 2018 S560, with 18” wheels, Bridgestone Serenity Plus tires and MBC is THE best...
04-21-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,770
Posted By Streamliner

Well, the car is gone, but I, for one, hope you...

Well, the car is gone, but I, for one, hope you will continue to hang out here. I’ve enjoyed your wit & insights and look forward to hearing of your new acquisitions, whenever they may come along. ...
04-20-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Streamliner

Two more reasons why I didn’t order it.:D

Two more reasons why I didn’t order it.:D
04-11-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By Streamliner

2018 S560: more likes/dislikes

I have about 1200 miles on my S560 and have noticed some additional things. First, the wooden part of the wood/leather steering wheel heats up a bit. On my 2015, the wood part did not heat up at...
04-08-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By Streamliner

Thought I would follow up on this thread of mine....

Thought I would follow up on this thread of mine.

The dealer took our car in, kept it for two days while performing the CPO procedure. They did not repair or refinish the curb rashed wheels, but...
04-08-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,600
Posted By Streamliner

The lack of a factory supplied spare and the...

The lack of a factory supplied spare and the actual removal of even the space to put one, should an owner desire to supply their own, is to me, “THE” number one worst decision MB has ever made! It...
04-05-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,595
Posted By Streamliner

I'm not sure it is 100% Kosher, but several folks...

I'm not sure it is 100% Kosher, but several folks have listed vehicles for sale in the forums for the model. I don't see any problem with it. Just ask interested parties to Private Message you. ...
04-03-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,529
Posted By Streamliner

The Serenity Plus is my all time favorite tire. ...

The Serenity Plus is my all time favorite tire. I have them on my S560. However, if I am not mistaken, they are not made in a size that will fit an E Class. We have MXM4’s on my wife’s E350. They...
03-30-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,146
Posted By Streamliner

AND, let’s not forget the millions—or is it...

AND, let’s not forget the millions—or is it BILLIONS of dollars of tax subsidies his company has received. It would be interesting to see where Tesla would now be if they had not received this tax...
03-29-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,146
Posted By Streamliner

I'm all for innovation and would just LOVE to buy...

I'm all for innovation and would just LOVE to buy an American car, but for me, there is nothing that can touch my new S560. If Cadillac would stop their foolish drive towards being a "performance"...
03-22-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By Streamliner

Hey Hype, you really get around! Lots of young...

Hey Hype, you really get around! Lots of young guys here on W212. Probably not a good place to lament the loss of the CD player in my S560.:D

Anyway, we special ordered the car, it’s in mint...
03-20-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,652
Posted By Streamliner

Old enough to have owned a ‘65 XKE before they...

Old enough to have owned a ‘65 XKE before they were collectible, not old enough to have flown a Spitfire during WWII.:D
03-18-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Streamliner

As far as I have been able to ascertain, there is...

As far as I have been able to ascertain, there is not a collapsible spare on the market that will handle the weight of the W222. When I lift out the insert that is under the trunk floor and get right...
03-17-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,120
Posted By Streamliner

The Curve feature was added to MBC, I believe in...

The Curve feature was added to MBC, I believe in 2018. When switched on, the car “leans” slightly into corners. The feeling is somewhat like a motorcycle, or maybe like every street corner is...
03-17-2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,120
Posted By Streamliner

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1481/45908c14_a78a_4d58_bb9d_8c2dcc9c09cd_bf798d1f528dbd097948670d69463a2be83bf8b0.jpeghttps://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulleti...
03-16-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,120
Posted By Streamliner

The engine sound is more muted than in my 2015,...

The engine sound is more muted than in my 2015, which, for me, is a welcome thing, as I like quiet sedans. I hit the Curve switch every time I start the car. The feature makes me feel way MORE...
03-16-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,652
Posted By Streamliner

I can’t recall which W222 member it was here, but...

I can’t recall which W222 member it was here, but he got into a pretty severe accident, which totaled his car, while he walked away a bit shaken up, but pretty much unscathed. I would imagine that he...
03-15-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,120
Posted By Streamliner

Well, I’m SMITTEN with the S560!

I loved my 2013 W221 S550, but was a fool to think that this “glass half empty” personality of mine could deal with an Obsidian Black car, so I traded it in and made a brief detour to a 2014 ML350BT,...
03-14-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Streamliner

Lexus will need every bit of data they can...

Lexus will need every bit of data they can possibly find that will put their new LS500 in a good light, as the car is not very special. I drove the new LS and after all the hype that has been going...
03-14-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,652
Posted By Streamliner

The OP has his values and we shouldn’t give him a...

The OP has his values and we shouldn’t give him a hard time. It’s an expensive car and replacement parts are expensive.

As for what is worth what to whom, we are all different. I’m sure someone...
03-13-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,963
Posted By Streamliner

OK, I'm always up for a low profile tire rant...

OK, I'm always up for a low profile tire rant myself. IMO, the entire auto industry has lost their collective minds over gigantic wheels and tires with the side wall depth of a rubber band. It is...
03-12-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,652
Posted By Streamliner

Love your analogy. Been there, done...

Love your analogy. Been there, done that........but then, I lived in L.A. at the time.:D

When I look at all the MUCH more expensive new cars out there, I always end up going full circle and...
03-06-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By Streamliner

I would very much agree with that. MB needs a...

I would very much agree with that. MB needs a little competition and some pushing along, just to keep them honest. In many ways, we can thank Lexus for kicking MB in the ass back in the 1990's. ...
03-06-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By Streamliner

That's the tow eye. You remove the little cubby...

That's the tow eye. You remove the little cubby hole cover in the bumper and this screws in. Hook a chain or cable and you can pull your car out of the snow!:D
03-06-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By Streamliner

All they need do is make the spare OPTIONAL. ...

All they need do is make the spare OPTIONAL. Give customers the option of a compact spare or a full size, matching allow spare. I'd happily pay $1,000.00 for that as an option on the S Class or...
03-06-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By Streamliner

: I’ve posted this before, so apologies to...

:

I’ve posted this before, so apologies to those who have heard it:
Several years ago, I was driving home from L.A. to OC on the 405 freeway. It was about 6pm, but dark out. The traffic was...
03-05-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,770
Posted By Streamliner

RUN FLATS strike again! And, it’s not just the...

RUN FLATS strike again! And, it’s not just the RFT, it’s the enormous wheels, resulting in rubber band depth sidewalls. The automotive world is off its rocker with these crazy, huge wheels and low...
03-05-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By Streamliner

SERENITY NOW!!!

This morning, after driving on the factory supplied 18” MOE or “run flat” tires for 230 miles, I took my new 2018 S560 sedan into the dealer and had Bridgestone Turanza “Serenity Plus” conventional...
03-05-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,770
Posted By Streamliner

If you have not heard the story, here it is: My...

If you have not heard the story, here it is: My last new SL was a 2004 SL500, Mars Red with Gray leather. I loved that car and it only had, I think 24K miles on it when I sold it in 2016. I sold it,...
03-05-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,770
Posted By Streamliner

Yes, for many folks, CPO is an excellent choice....

Yes, for many folks, CPO is an excellent choice. However, for some, like myself, once you have experienced a brand new car, ordered specifically as you want it, well, IMO, there are not many material...
03-04-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By Streamliner

#3...

#3 (https://mbworld.org/forums/new-s-class-w222/700008-likes-dislikes-new-2018-s560-sedan.html#post7393160)
Streamliner (https://mbworld.org/forums/members/168751-streamliner.html)
MBWorld Fanatic!...
03-04-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By Streamliner

The other day, I pulled the liner out of the well...

The other day, I pulled the liner out of the well under the trunk floor of my new S560. If MB or whomever their supplier is would produce a COLLAPSIBLE spare for the W222, it would fit in there.
03-03-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,770
Posted By Streamliner

Sometimes, I look back on the 61 new cars I have...

Sometimes, I look back on the 61 new cars I have bought or leased and wondered where I would be today, financially, if I had just gotten a new Accord every ten years instead. But, when I think of...
03-02-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,770
Posted By Streamliner

Hype has proven, at least to me, to be a decent...

Hype has proven, at least to me, to be a decent guy. We all get pissed off from time to time—especially with car dealers—and some of us get a little more vocal in our displeasure than others. In my...
03-02-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,118
Posted By Streamliner

What they are thinking—as they have for many...

What they are thinking—as they have for many years—is that THEY KNOW what is best for you, for me and for everyone on the planet and HOW DARE we second guess their decisions, no matter how stupid,...
02-27-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By Streamliner

Likes & Dislikes: New 2018 S560 Sedan

I’m going to try something different here. I’m going to post my initial likes and dislikes on my new, 2018 S560 Sedan. Every time I add to the list, I will post a new, complete list. When I say...
02-26-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,118
Posted By Streamliner

The 2018 W222 trunk space disappearing act.......

When I ordered my 2018 S560, my wife thought it would be nice to get one of the fancy Designo interiors. But I told her we couldn’t, as to get those interiors, you must also order the Executive Rear...
Forum: Off Topic
02-26-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,284
Posted By Streamliner

I have no problem with photos of beautiful women...

I have no problem with photos of beautiful women on this site, as long as they are tastefully done....
02-24-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 11,460
Posted By Streamliner

Took delivery this afternoon. The weather here...

Took delivery this afternoon. The weather here in OC was blustery, with pretty strong winds. I drove home along the coast. I could occasionally hear the wind, but the car still felt at least as...
02-23-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 11,460
Posted By Streamliner

I just drove the 2018 S560 that I ordered. Took...

I just drove the 2018 S560 that I ordered. Took it up on the freeway and it was as quiet as my 2015. If the dealer sweetens the deal a bit, I hope to bring it home tomorrow.
02-20-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,427
Posted By Streamliner

I heard that when the 2019 mild hybrid W222 comes...

I heard that when the 2019 mild hybrid W222 comes out, it will have a yet again face lifted body.
02-18-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,661
Posted By Streamliner

You know, they should! All they need to do is...

You know, they should! All they need to do is have another page on their website, that folks can click on to see what has been added, what has been deleted and what has changed, from one model year...
02-17-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,661
Posted By Streamliner

Me too! I still like the 221 design over the 222.

Me too! I still like the 221 design over the 222.
02-14-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,661
Posted By Streamliner

As I recall, I was not put off by the S450; but I...

As I recall, I was not put off by the S450; but I was with the Lexus. But bith test drives were too short to really get a good feel for the cars.
02-13-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,661
Posted By Streamliner

Just drove the 2018 Lexus LS500

My local Lexus Dealer just got their first few 2018 LS500 sedans and they called to offer me a test drive. How could I refuse? It was a short, 15 minute drive, but I came away with the feeling that...
02-13-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,501
Posted By Streamliner

Ah, that’s not how one should look at it. My...

Ah, that’s not how one should look at it. My father would have looked at it like that. To him, a car got you from point A to point B, period. To me, (and probably you, Hype:)) cars are a form of...
02-11-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By Streamliner

Off topic: Lexus has lost their minds!

Call it what you will, but if someone had told me this was the new Family Truckster for the next “Vacation” movie, I would have believed it. The Lexus designers who penned this monstrosity along with...
02-10-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Streamliner

Is it too much to ask just WHERE on planet earth YOU live?

I’ll probably catch hell for this, but here goes: You know, I don’t mean to insult or disparage anyone here, but don’t we all think that it should be MANDATORY for members to at least note the...
02-03-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,086
Posted By Streamliner

Compared to the sedans, the coupes are rare. Not...

Compared to the sedans, the coupes are rare. Not many made. In addition, IMO, to secondary buyers, who tend to be younger and more interested in “BLING,” for lack of a better word, the coupes are of...
01-31-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,501
Posted By Streamliner

Well, in many ways, you can’t blame them from not...

Well, in many ways, you can’t blame them from not wanting to reinvent the wheel. However, I personally like some of the Genesis colors more than those on the W222. But, give Genesis time. Unlike MB,...
01-31-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,501
Posted By Streamliner

Even though we knew this was coming, this is an...

Even though we knew this was coming, this is an interesting article: https://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1115056_hyundais-genesis-brand-to-launch-its-own-dealerships
01-30-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,501
Posted By Streamliner

I feel vindicated! Some of you may have read my...

I feel vindicated! Some of you may have read my review of the G90 5.0 V8 model that I posted a few months ago, after having it for an extended test drive. I raved about the car, but as expected, many...
01-25-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Streamliner

Don’t you just love how you can’t edit the title...

Don’t you just love how you can’t edit the title of a thread?:D
01-23-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,463
Posted By Streamliner

Or, better yet, wrap the main part of the roof in...

Or, better yet, wrap the main part of the roof in white!:D
01-11-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By Streamliner

I disagree. Sure, the RFT are the kiss of death...

I disagree. Sure, the RFT are the kiss of death to ride quality, but in second place, are overly large wheels, shod with very low profile tires. If we have a nice S Class equipped with AirMatic...
01-04-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,609
Posted By Streamliner

Ah yes, yet another example of the “brilliant”...

Ah yes, yet another example of the “brilliant” decision by M.B. to eliminate the spare wheel/tire from their passenger cars in general and their flagship W222 sedans in particular. It is bad enough...
12-23-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By Streamliner

I won’t belittle your passion, but this car is an...

I won’t belittle your passion, but this car is an inanimate object. It did not and could not harm anyone. It is an historical artifact and an amazing one. The lure I have towards it, as fantasy...
12-16-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,478
Posted By Streamliner

You, sir, have come to the same conclusion that...

You, sir, have come to the same conclusion that several others on these forums have.
Merry Christmas
12-12-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,477
Posted By Streamliner

I have a 2015 S550 as well and have experienced...

I have a 2015 S550 as well and have experienced the exact same thing several times, but it never seems to be a problem, more of an annoyance. I live in Southern California and my car is always...
12-02-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,668
Posted By Streamliner

I’ve had MB SL’s since 1979, but my daily drivers...

I’ve had MB SL’s since 1979, but my daily drivers between 1993 and 2012 were eight, brand new, fully loaded Lexus LS sedans. And, this is the way I always responded to questions about MB vs. Lexus...
11-24-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,767
Posted By Streamliner

I’m 6’1” and have no problems with my wife’s 2016...

I’m 6’1” and have no problems with my wife’s 2016 E350 Sedan. Can’t imagine the new wagon is any less accommodating. Enjoy your new wagon and please post photos when you get a chance.
11-18-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,665
Posted By Streamliner

I disagree. I had a 2013 S550 Sedan with ABC and...

I disagree. I had a 2013 S550 Sedan with ABC and the S600 interior upgrade, I forgot what they called it. I traded that for a 2015 with MBC and the Exclusive Nappa interior and, to me, there was...
11-14-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By Streamliner

The light was right, so what the hell?

I was approaching my SL and the light was just right, so I thought I’d snap a photo. Ah, I love fall!...
11-13-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
Posted By Streamliner

These cars are amazingly complicated and can be...

These cars are amazingly complicated and can be very expensive to repair. I would not want to own one without a warranty, so I would go with the latest model.
10-29-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Streamliner

I don’t mean to step on the toes of any Florida...

I don’t mean to step on the toes of any Florida members, but there is NO WAY I would ever consider a car from there. Too many hurricanes and floods. Almost every day, it seems to rain at least enough...
Forum: Off Topic
10-29-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Streamliner

Political remarks in MBW posts

I hate it when somebody uses the basic MBWorld forums to spout their own political views. We have this “Off Topic” forum in which to sound off, but one member in particular, I won’t mention his...
10-29-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Streamliner

Welcome friend, you came to the right place. ...

Welcome friend, you came to the right place.

I have a 2013 SL550 that I bought CPO about ten months ago, with only 11,000 miles on it. It’s an amazing car. I don’t know that there are many...
10-29-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By Streamliner

I don’t like those 2018 wheels either. I like...

I don’t like those 2018 wheels either. I like bright, silver wheels. I do like your multi spoke wheels, Utopia. There have been several posts about brake pads from a company called Racing Brakes. ...
10-28-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By Streamliner

You’ve just GOT to try this!

I know we have talked about this before, but for the newer guys and those like me, who simply forget about it, I thought I’d bring it up again: If you are in the USA and are considering a new MB, you...
10-27-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By Streamliner

Drove a new S450 today..............

.........and it’s an amazing car! I never thought I would consider a V6 in a big sedan, but I was VERY impressed at how smooth, quiet and brimming with torque this car was. So, as I am trying to get...
10-21-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,079
Posted By Streamliner

The SL’s are wonderful cars. May you have...

The SL’s are wonderful cars. May you have thousands of safe, happy miles in your beauty. Congratulations!
10-20-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By Streamliner

Well, before I had my first S Class, I had eight...

Well, before I had my first S Class, I had eight new Lexus LS sedans as my daily drivers. The first was a ‘93, the last a 2011, all with air suspension. My favorite was the ‘97. Anyway, my current...
10-14-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,146
Posted By Streamliner

Tesla fires hundreds of employees!...

Tesla fires hundreds of employees! Look:http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2017/10/14/tesla-fires-hundreds-employees.html
10-06-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,184
Posted By Streamliner

Great shot, Putter!

Great shot, Putter!
10-06-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,765
Posted By Streamliner

Obviously, like most things, this is a matter of...

Obviously, like most things, this is a matter of personal preference. I absolutely HATE the frigging Panorama Roof. Unfortunately, if you want to drive a new S Class sedan, as I do, since some...
10-03-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,871
Posted By Streamliner

You should have put another box in there for "I...

You should have put another box in there for "I hate these beyond words!" What are these supposed to look like? Skill Saw blades??? I especially dislike them, because they may be replacing the...
10-02-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 12,530
Posted By Streamliner

If this an additional car for you, as many SL's...

If this an additional car for you, as many SL's are, and not a car you need, when the car finally comes in, I would, at the very least, just tell the dealer that you have missed the entire summer...
09-16-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,407
Posted By Streamliner

The day I can't buy an S or E Class sedan, with...

The day I can't buy an S or E Class sedan, with the little 3-pointed star sitting on top of the hood, where it BELONGS, will probably be the day I buy a different brand. However, if they were to...
09-15-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By Streamliner

They are always "almost perfect" for the first 3...

They are always "almost perfect" for the first 3 years. It's AFTER that when the problems start to occur. If you want to keep the car, get the extended warranty. There are threads here talking...
09-10-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By Streamliner

WOW! This car has ABC? Do you have any idea how...

WOW! This car has ABC? Do you have any idea how rare that is? ABC was standard equipment on the R230 models, made through 2012. Since then, it is a $4K+ option, which almost nobody orders. I...
09-06-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,295
Posted By Streamliner

Well, I guess MB figured that there is no place...

Well, I guess MB figured that there is no place for anyone to experience the power of the AMG cars in the US, so let's give them a button so they can show off by ROARING, even while stuck in bumper...
09-04-2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Streamliner

What do you want for $152k to $222K?:D I think...

What do you want for $152k to $222K?:D
I think MB figured that probably 90% of the SL63's & 65's are ordered in black, and that losing white wouldn't be a big deal. Really, they need to cut...
08-30-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,667
Posted By Streamliner

We need to remember that these cars are...

We need to remember that these cars are engineered to be driven all over the world, in all sorts of severe weather conditions. If they can be driven in heavy rain, wind, and snow, they can handle...
08-25-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 12,530
Posted By Streamliner

I don't take my SL out all that often, but the...

I don't take my SL out all that often, but the August weather here along the coast in Southern California has been nothing short of spectacular, with sunny skies and temps in the low to mid 70's,...
08-25-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By Streamliner

There was a great post, I want to say about a...

There was a great post, I want to say about a year ago, about a couple of MB dealers that are super aggressive on prices for the ELW's. I think it was on the W212 forum, I can't remember. I'll try...
08-25-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,425
Posted By Streamliner

Early "Face Lift" for S Coupe & Cabriolet!

This just out, regarding the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show:

The Mercedes-Benz debuts range from the all-electric EQ-A, which is derived from the new A-class platform codenamed MFA2, to the wild...
08-23-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By Streamliner

I bought a CPO 2013 this past year. The previous...

I bought a CPO 2013 this past year. The previous owner had SL63 resonators installed. Said they cost him $3,000.00. When you start the car, there is a noticeable rumble. While driving normally,...
08-18-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,552
Posted By Streamliner

If you are thinking Tesla, you MUST read this: ...

If you are thinking Tesla, you MUST read this:

http://autoweek.com/article/green-cars/tesla-losing-its-way
08-17-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,339
Posted By Streamliner

The Face Lift S Class is FINALLY up at the MBUSA website!

Just checked and they FINALLY updated the MBUSA website, showing the face lifted 2018 models. It's about time!:)
08-05-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 42,674
Posted By Streamliner

Guys, the HUGE deal here, is that MB has...

Guys, the HUGE deal here, is that MB has obviously stepped on their Johnson, with the black, plastic, cheap looking, cheap performing (easily scratched) P.O.S. center console cover. I challenge each...
08-04-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,560
Posted By Streamliner

For me, ABC is absolutely essential on the SL. I...

For me, ABC is absolutely essential on the SL. I truly believe that dropping it as standard on the R231, is one reason that sales of the car have plummeted.
If a customer comes in to test drive an...
08-04-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,660
Posted By Streamliner

Talking Pretty much my feelings exactly. I would pop for...

Pretty much my feelings exactly. I would pop for the Designo, IF there was a color combo in that line that I preferred, but there isn't. I like the Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, mainly because the...
08-03-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,586
Posted By Streamliner

It's the frigging MBUSA website. Several colors...

It's the frigging MBUSA website. Several colors on various models look all wrong. I'm sure the green is the same as last year.
08-01-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,560
Posted By Streamliner

I posted the 2018 DOG a few months ago. Do a...

I posted the 2018 DOG a few months ago. Do a search for this: "When will we see the 2018 DOG?" It's in that thread.
08-01-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,186
Posted By Streamliner

No, but it makes the transition so much smoother....

No, but it makes the transition so much smoother. I'll start using ECO when they actually make it "seamless" as advertised.
08-01-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,186
Posted By Streamliner

It's a safety feature. After a period of being...

It's a safety feature. After a period of being stopped, you can hit the accelerator or you can pull the cruise lever back to get the car going again. I turn my ECO system off every time I start my...
07-30-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,965
Posted By Streamliner

Gee, OK, I'll run out and buy myself a laptop,...

Gee, OK, I'll run out and buy myself a laptop, just so I can use the Mickey Mouse MBUSA Configurator. Yeah, how stupid of me to simply ask that the idiots make their web site work properly, so I can...
07-23-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,330
Posted By Streamliner

I believe there are a lot of folks who buy most...

I believe there are a lot of folks who buy most any car, above a Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, etc. as status symbols. I'm sure there are even those who feel that a Corolla or a Civic IS a status...
07-18-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By Streamliner

The Luxury trim is still available, according to...

The Luxury trim is still available, according to the latest DOG. Furthermore, it will be available as the E400 as well.
07-15-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By Streamliner

First of all, I dislike the automatic emergency...

First of all, I dislike the automatic emergency brake, as I don't like the hold it puts on my car, even if for only a second. When I start my car, I hit the ECO button to turn off the stop/start, I...
07-12-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,004
Posted By Streamliner

Not fearful. Some of us are just smart and know...

Not fearful. Some of us are just smart and know the importance of being prepared for all eventualities, as every Boy Scout is taught.
07-10-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,552
Posted By Streamliner

As so many here have done, I've gone around and...

As so many here have done, I've gone around and around and around, and when all is said and done, despite the things I absolutely HATE about my 2015 S550--all of which continue with the 2018 model,...
07-09-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,547
Posted By Streamliner

I had a buddy that had an original 289 Cobra. He...

I had a buddy that had an original 289 Cobra. He said he just LOVED driving it.......for 30 minutes. After that, the roar of the pipes and the heat coming into the interior was just too much, so...
06-27-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,058
Posted By Streamliner

The MBUSA website, especially the "Build" feature...

The MBUSA website, especially the "Build" feature is always behind the times and is absolute CRAP compared to other MB sites around the world. They need to fire their website people and get a new...
06-25-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,172
Posted By Streamliner

OK, I agree, you make a good point. I deleted...

OK, I agree, you make a good point. I deleted their names & contact info.
06-24-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,172
Posted By Streamliner

There are a few folks on this site, who word...

There are a few folks on this site, who word their posts as if they just had a four hour dinner with the C.E.O. of Daimler-Benz and that everything they say is absolute gospel. IMO, just the fact...
06-20-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,972
Posted By Streamliner

AND.......That S65 may have special wheels...

AND.......That S65 may have special wheels available and some other exclusive bits of trim, BUT, it is available ONLY in the same, boring, humdrum exterior & interior colors as the lowly S550 or now...
06-20-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,972
Posted By Streamliner

As huge as they are, they are still a company for...

As huge as they are, they are still a company for profit and I believe that they are leaving a lot of money on the table every year. As they did with AMG for performance cars, they should come up...
06-11-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,189
Posted By Streamliner

OK then, sounds like you've got it all under...

OK then, sounds like you've got it all under control. Good luck to you!
06-10-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By Streamliner

Well, my days of wanting to experience g-forces...

Well, my days of wanting to experience g-forces when cornering are way behind me, but I do have fond memories of blasting through Malibu Canyon in various Corvettes and 911's, not to mention the...
06-08-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,973
Posted By Streamliner

Well, if the system was designed to work properly...

Well, if the system was designed to work properly ONLY with DVD-A discs and MB didn't tell us this, UP FRONT, then I don't see why this could not be successfully litigated as a class action case,...
05-30-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,708
Posted By Streamliner

What do you think of this color combo?

Thinking of ordering a new SL, but can't decide on a color. I realize this is an SL65 and that mine would probably be a 450 or 550, but what do you think of this blue with the brown/beige interior?...
05-28-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 393
Posted By Streamliner

MBUSA Configurator is DOG SHxT!

For quite sometime now, I've felt that the MBUSA Configurator is WAY behind the times. Almost ANY other brand has one that looks SO much better. The Bentley one puts the MBUSA site to shame. So, I...
05-26-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,184
Posted By Streamliner

Of MOST all MB's produced, there are probably...

Of MOST all MB's produced, there are probably fewer SL's than MOST anything else. The reason there are more of them for sale in Star Magazine, is because the magazine is for enthusiasts and the SL...
05-25-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,184
Posted By Streamliner

I happen to think the SL looks sensantional in...

I happen to think the SL looks sensantional in black. Thanks for posting.:y
05-24-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,973
Posted By Streamliner

I've written, emailed, phoned, faxed, spoken...

I've written, emailed, phoned, faxed, spoken softly, shouted, screamed and done everything under the sun to try and show these idiots that they are really screwing some things up. My own personal...
05-24-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By Streamliner

You, sir, must be a "glass half full" kind of guy...

You, sir, must be a "glass half full" kind of guy and I am envious. Being a "half glass empty" type myself, there is no way I would settle for less than what I ordered.:D
05-22-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,496
Posted By Streamliner

Not much going on here in R231, so here is a photo.....

Things seem to be a bit dead here on the R231 forum, so I thought I would post this photo taken yesterday as I drove my Mars Red SL550--top down of course--south on Pacific Coast Highway, heading out...
05-05-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,275
Posted By Streamliner

I think it may have something to do with how...

I think it may have something to do with how someone comes about their wealth and how they were raised. My dad came from a dirt poor immigrant family of ten children and was raised in Chicago during...
05-04-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,563
Posted By Streamliner

You are probably right about any R231 not...

You are probably right about any R231 not appreciating over time, as just maintaining the elaborate electrical & hydraulic systems over decades will be a nightmare. However, to me, that has nothing...
04-28-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,612
Posted By Streamliner

Brake dust has been an issue with MB cars for...

Brake dust has been an issue with MB cars for decades. In the 70's & 80's, I used dust shields, but I came to think of them as a "Mickey Mouse" cure and I stopped using them. When I drove Lexus LS...
04-23-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,094
Posted By Streamliner

Completely agree. The basic S550 is so frigging...

Completely agree.
The basic S550 is so frigging fast, I can't imagine anyone needing anything additional in the way of power, especially at the expense of ride quality and comfort. I can see the...
04-20-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,444
Posted By Streamliner

I completely agree. The W213, at least as a...

I completely agree.
The W213, at least as a 2017 model, was "not ready for prime time." Way too many bugs for any new vehicle, let alone something that costs what a W213 costs and carries the...
04-01-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,175
Posted By Streamliner

The Pilot Sport A/S 3+ is a wonderful tire. I...

The Pilot Sport A/S 3+ is a wonderful tire. I put a set of non-run flats on my 2013 SL550 and ride quality and noise are much improved over the OEM run flats it came with. On my 2014 S550, with 18"...
03-31-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572
Posted By Streamliner

Between 1993 and 2012, I had eight new LS sedans....

Between 1993 and 2012, I had eight new LS sedans. Whenever there was a problem--which was very seldom, the response was something like: "We are so very sorry there is a problem with our car. We...
03-04-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By Streamliner

The Driver's Assistance Package in general and...

The Driver's Assistance Package in general and Distronic Plus in particular, are, IMO, "THE" best options ever offered on any car. I will not buy another car without them or another maker's...
03-01-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By Streamliner

It's a very unusual car all the way around. ...

It's a very unusual car all the way around. However, I have decided to withhold my judgement until I see it in person and drive it. Of course, this new LS will come out when the 2018 S Class hits...
02-27-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By Streamliner

As long as the original factory warranty is still...

As long as the original factory warranty is still in force and the car has been properly maintained, you can purchase a Mercedes-Benz extended warranty, for I believe up to 7 years and 100,000 miles....
02-24-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,249
Posted By Streamliner

20" wheels look great on the W222. However, the...

20" wheels look great on the W222. However, the bottom line is that a smaller diameter wheel with deeper sidewall tires will have a MUCH softer, MUCH smoother ride. This is especially true on roads...
02-19-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By Streamliner

Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus. I've had...

Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus. I've had several sets of these. Very comfortable ride, VERY quiet ride. My favorite tire.
02-18-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,858
Posted By Streamliner

Now all we need is an I6 E400 Luxury model.

Now all we need is an I6 E400 Luxury model.
02-14-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,279
Posted By Streamliner

FIFTY ONE MILES PER GALLON IN AN S...

FIFTY ONE MILES PER GALLON IN AN S CLASS?????:bsflag:
02-12-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By Streamliner

In most larger cities, there are mobile services...

In most larger cities, there are mobile services that will come to you and refinish the wheels while still on the car. My wife tends to "curb" the wheels on her car every now and then. The fellow I...
02-12-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,379
Posted By Streamliner

What is great ride quality for some, is less than...

What is great ride quality for some, is less than acceptable to others. The bottom line is that any car will have a more compliant, more comfortable, more quiet ride quality on a set of high...
01-18-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By Streamliner

For years, I commuted from OC to LA, up & back on...

For years, I commuted from OC to LA, up & back on the 405. I drove Lexus LS sedans in those years and felt safe, secure & comfortable. Today, when I occasionally make that drive in my S550, I feel...
01-10-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,861
Posted By Streamliner

I only ever owned top line LS sedans with the air...

I only ever owned top line LS sedans with the air suspension option from Lexus. Compared to any of them, I feel that both my previous 2013 W221 S550 and my current 2015 W222 S550 are superior to any...
01-10-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,304
Posted By Streamliner

After having eight new LS sedans before finally...

After having eight new LS sedans before finally switching to an S550, because of their horrid spindle grill, I like to say that I didn't leave Lexus, Lexus left me.
01-09-2017, 12:59 AM
01-07-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By Streamliner

See how nice the car looks, all in white, without...

See how nice the car looks, all in white, without that ugly Pano Roof?:D
12-30-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 875
Posted By Streamliner

Something tells me that if you asked Bill Gates...

Something tells me that if you asked Bill Gates or Warren Buffett if $900.00 was a lot of money, they would say "yes."

How much wealth one may have has no bearing on how they value money. Just...
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