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06-17-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By thenew3

I don't think the order books are officially open...

I don't think the order books are officially open yet. At least not in the US.
It's going to be very difficult to get any discount initially. Probably have to wait 6-12 months after release before...
06-12-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 121,790
Posted By thenew3

I think the GLS580 in the US will start right...

I think the GLS580 in the US will start right under $100k. The current GLS450 starts at $70,150 while the current GLS550 starts at $95,750 so with the new GLS450 going up by about $5k we'll likely...
04-12-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 195,480
Posted By thenew3

I've bought from Jeff Jackson a few times. When...

I've bought from Jeff Jackson a few times. When it comes time for payment, I call him up and give him my CC over the phone.
04-07-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By thenew3

My parents have a 2018 XC90, I test drove the...

My parents have a 2018 XC90, I test drove the 2020 GLE350/450. Spent about 1/2 hour in the 3rd row. I'd say it's a bit smaller than the XC90. If you move the 2nd row forward a few inches then you...
03-25-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By thenew3

Nothing concrete. Rumors are that maybe an...

Nothing concrete. Rumors are that maybe an announcement at the NYIAS late April.
My local dealer says late fall or early winter is when they expect to get their first batch.
You may have to see if...
03-15-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,126
Posted By thenew3

the 2020 GLE450 did not have the acoustic comfort...

the 2020 GLE450 did not have the acoustic comfort package but it was very quiet. I had it up to 90mph and didn't hear much wind/road noise. I would say it's about the same compared to the 2019...
03-02-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,560
Posted By thenew3

I just tested it. Removed battery from my key. ...

I just tested it. Removed battery from my key. Keyless go stops working completely. Cannot lock/unlock door or start car with push button. Car starts fine if you remove the button and insert key...
02-23-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,560
Posted By thenew3

Don't worry about being stranded. You can take...

Don't worry about being stranded. You can take the metal key out and use that to open the door. the key will start the car even when the battery is too low to operate the remote.
02-20-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,126
Posted By thenew3

Specs on MBUSA...

Specs on MBUSA (https://media.mbusa.com/releases/release-79708d14bcfb8a2790547587d31d1476-2020-mercedes-benz-gle-450-4matic-suv)
Head room (front/2nd row) 40.5/39.6
Leg room (front/2nd row)...
02-19-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3,538
Views: 579,126
Posted By thenew3

Black moldings over the wheels are the basic trim...

Black moldings over the wheels are the basic trim in 350 and 450. Body color moldings are part of AMG exterior pkg.
02-04-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,650
Posted By thenew3

autotrader.com, cars.com, cargurus.com Many of...

autotrader.com, cars.com, cargurus.com Many of the online sites have listings by private owners (as well as dealerships).
02-04-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,650
Posted By thenew3

No, you can get a genuine MBZ extended warranty...

No, you can get a genuine MBZ extended warranty without a CPO car. If the original purchaser of the car bought a MBZ extended warranty ( up to 7 years 125k miles) they can transfer it to you if you...
01-25-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By thenew3

In my opinion it does make a noticeable...

In my opinion it does make a noticeable difference for the driver and front passenger. Not as much for back seat passengers.

I always get tint on all the glass, the thick ceramic tint also does a...
10-21-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,257
Posted By thenew3

My guess is $5k to $6k easily. I've always just...

My guess is $5k to $6k easily. I've always just notified my local insurance agent who I have a good relationship with, and let them fight it out with the other party's insurance. Never had my rates...
10-10-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By thenew3

It's slightly different than sedan as the sedans...

It's slightly different than sedan as the sedans don't have the rails. It's definitely not low profile, stands up quite a bit. but doesn't seem to cause any wind noise issue.
09-20-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By thenew3

If your low beams are already xenon then changing...

If your low beams are already xenon then changing them to halogen won't help.

Also usually if you have the xenon lighting package, both low and high beams would be xenon and you'll have little cut...
09-20-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By thenew3

You need H7 bulbs

You need H7 bulbs
09-13-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,556
Posted By thenew3

Contact Jeff Jackson @ Tafel Motors. He can get...

Contact Jeff Jackson @ Tafel Motors. He can get you the 3 pack pre-paid for $1400 (MB list price). and it's good at any MB dealer in the USA. [email protected] 502-896-4111 ext 1246
08-09-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By thenew3

My car was making the flapping sound in the same...

My car was making the flapping sound in the same situation you described (cold start, or a start after a few hours of sitting off). I gave the dealer the document, they performed the service, and it...
08-02-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,805
Posted By thenew3

There's a guy on ebay that sells a module that...

There's a guy on ebay that sells a module that can turn off the auto stop. There are some other features it can turn on/off as well for an additional price.
...
07-24-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,699
Posted By thenew3

IIHS source...

IIHS source (http://www.iihs.org/iihs/news/desktopnews/mercedes-benz-e-class-earns-top-safety-pick-)

Seems builds after January 2014 have strengthened footwell area to improve protection in small...
07-24-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,699
Posted By thenew3

Don't know how important safety is to you, but...

Don't know how important safety is to you, but the crash structure of the W212 has been updated for MY2014 (after certain build date) to provide a stronger front end in crashes. If that's important,...
06-18-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By thenew3

I believe in the US only MY 2012+ with the M276...

I believe in the US only MY 2012+ with the M276 3.5 had DI. the M272 never had DI in the US.
06-15-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,553
Posted By thenew3

I looked at one that was similarly equipped and...

I looked at one that was similarly equipped and had 14k miles. It was a CPO and the dealer offered to sell it for $62k. It sold before I could get there (it was 1600 miles away).
06-11-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By thenew3

A service at dealer is typically $250-$300, B...

A service at dealer is typically $250-$300, B service roughly $500 to $600. 60k or 6 year is spark plugs, 70k or 7 year is transmission flush. Nothing special at 100k, regular B service. Might...
06-06-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By thenew3

Not everyone has had the same experiences. I've...

Not everyone has had the same experiences. I've owned nothing but german cars for the last 22+ years and have had no major issues with any of them. A few minor repairs but nothing major.

Over...
04-29-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,392
Posted By thenew3

I've seen some CPO listings call it 3 zone...

I've seen some CPO listings call it 3 zone climate control while others call it 3rd row AC. Basically it adds AC vents to the B pillers for 2nd row, and AC vents to the roof area by the 3rd row. ...
03-04-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,556
Posted By thenew3

Not sure where you got that quote from. If you...

Not sure where you got that quote from. If you had bought from Jeff Jackson or one of the other extended warranty/pre-paid maintenance dealers on this forum, you would've paid $1400 for a 3 pack of...
02-27-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By thenew3

If you mean the screens in the back windows of...

If you mean the screens in the back windows of the sedans, then no. The wagons do not have electric screens. They do come with manual sun shades on the rear doors.
02-27-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By thenew3

It's a very light color tint. Laws around here...

It's a very light color tint. Laws around here doesn't allow any tint on front windows or windshield, so I didn't want to get a fix it ticket and went with a very light color tint. at 50%, the cops...
01-09-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By thenew3

On my car the live traffic info is from Sirius. ...

On my car the live traffic info is from Sirius. A few times a year when Sirius has free previews, I also get live traffic data during those days. I didn't buy the subscription because I don't need...
12-11-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,408
Posted By thenew3

I had my battery replaced by MB road side...

I had my battery replaced by MB road side assistance. They said no programming necessary. They did not hook up an aux power source during the time the main battery was removed.
Everything worked...
09-27-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,725
Posted By thenew3

It's not the E/S button on the center console. ...

It's not the E/S button on the center console. It's the ECO button on the center dash under the radio.

Also I don't think the 2011 has this feature. Didn't become available until around 2014ish.
09-04-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By thenew3

THe M276 engine in the 2012 and newer is not only...

THe M276 engine in the 2012 and newer is not only more powerful but also significantly more fuel efficient. I believe official #'s are 20 to 30% more fuel efficient.
I can get 31mpg highway if I...
09-03-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By thenew3

I have owned and worked on both Audi/VW and MB so...

I have owned and worked on both Audi/VW and MB so I can try to answer this question.

Mechanically they are very similar and if you've done some basic mechanical work on Audi, you should be able to...
08-29-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By thenew3

Maintenance costs between the two are similar. ...

Maintenance costs between the two are similar. The 2011 has the older 3.5 with less power and older 7GTronic transmission which requires a flush every 40k miles. the 2014 has the newer M276 engine...
08-29-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By thenew3

The miles till service counter doesn't drop 1...

The miles till service counter doesn't drop 1 mile at a time, It will drop 1000 miles at a time.

So after you drive about 1000 miles, it'll show 9000 miles till service.

if you don't drive...
08-14-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By thenew3

No that's standard Halogen. You have a 2012. ...

No that's standard Halogen. You have a 2012. LED's didn't become an option till 2014. For your year it's either standard halogen or upgraded Bi-Xenon.

As far as the noise, I have had that same...
08-01-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,382
Posted By thenew3

Vehicle batteries, tires, shock...

Vehicle batteries, tires, shock absorbers/suspension struts, phone and communications service infrastructure, soft top, glass, paint and appearance items
Damage due to lack of required...
08-01-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By thenew3

Price seems a bit high. It also doesn't show the...

Price seems a bit high. It also doesn't show the build date. I believe the 2014's had some structural changes after a certain build date (1/2014?) that improved the front crash safety.
07-05-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By thenew3

I'm in Central Coast CA. The guy I've used...

I'm in Central Coast CA. The guy I've used multiple times is from Perfect Touch 831 648 1542. It's a husband/wife operation. He can come out to your location.

Price depends on the # of dings...
05-19-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,277
Posted By thenew3

I assume you mean the lane keep assist cameras? ...

I assume you mean the lane keep assist cameras? I have those on my car but when I questioned my dealer about it, they said no calibration necessary when replacing windshield.

I've been thinking...
05-01-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 195,480
Posted By thenew3

Strange, I just purchased another PPM package...

Strange, I just purchased another PPM package from Jeff Jackson 3 weeks or so ago. Did the whole thing by email. [email protected] or call the main line and go to extension 1246
04-27-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,265
Posted By thenew3

Yup, I bought a 3 pack 3 years ago for $999, ...

Yup, I bought a 3 pack 3 years ago for $999, Used up the last of the 3 pack last month and bought another 3 pack for the same car, now it's $1400 (bought from same dealer I got the first 3 pk from) ...
01-29-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By thenew3

Nice! Even has lighting package! Very rare...

Nice! Even has lighting package! Very rare indeed!
01-19-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,592
Posted By thenew3

That's a B service plus brake flush plus spark...

That's a B service plus brake flush plus spark plugs where are recommended at 60k.

You might want to see if you can purchase a 3 pack of pre-paid maintenance. Should be about $1200 as well but...
11-29-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By thenew3

Didn't know LED was standard. The loaner I had...

Didn't know LED was standard. The loaner I had for a week had very yellowish lights that were also very weak. Very similar to my 2013 with halogens.

I've also seen several face lifted (2014+)...
11-29-2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By thenew3

do a test drive at night as well. This car does...

do a test drive at night as well. This car does not have lighting package. The factory halogen lights are pretty weak.
11-27-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By thenew3

Check ebay, I picked up a brand new set for about...

Check ebay, I picked up a brand new set for about $120
11-11-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,991
Posted By thenew3

Buying an extended warranty is pretty much like...

Buying an extended warranty is pretty much like gambling. You never know if you will win.

That said, I think $2895 is a bit high, you can probably get it for significantly less from one of the...
11-01-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,886
Posted By thenew3

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

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1345x1009/80-20130622_091358_1f23f8bbdbd71d260f5496aec1b158e7447d384d.jpg

Here's mine in white with 50% tint all around and 80% on windshield
10-27-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,886
Posted By thenew3

I have a 2013 E350 wagon with the sport package...

I have a 2013 E350 wagon with the sport package and 18" AMG rims. The ride is firm but not harsh or uncomfortable. We completed a 2700 mile road trip this summer and it was very comfortable, even...
08-31-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,728
Posted By thenew3

For a guy who said he isn't replying anymore,...

For a guy who said he isn't replying anymore, that sure looks like a reply to me.

You're basing your info on an ebay seller?!?! wow!

Check out the link on the bottom of my post #19, See how...
08-26-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,826
Posted By thenew3

Every dealer is different. Some dealers include...

Every dealer is different. Some dealers include the brake flush as part of B service package, others have the brake flush as a separate line item.
08-25-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,068
Posted By thenew3

I'm a current E350 owner and test drove the E300....

I'm a current E350 owner and test drove the E300. It has plenty of pickup for around town driving due to the torque at low rpm's from the turbo 4, but once you get to 65 or so mph and need to pass,...
07-23-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By thenew3

We used Britax b-safe infant seat and stroller...

We used Britax b-safe infant seat and stroller system in our E350 last year when our 2nd son was born. With the seat in the middle, we were able to sit two moderately sized adults on either side. ...
07-21-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By thenew3

Airmatic suspension. Lifts the car once engine is...

Airmatic suspension. Lifts the car once engine is started. It will lower the car (either intentionally or unintentionally) if left sitting for a while.

My E350 wagon has the same thing in the...
06-10-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,576
Posted By thenew3

I've gotten it to work about 50ft away from my...

I've gotten it to work about 50ft away from my E350 with a fresh battery in the remote and the remote pointed directly (in the direction) of the drivers door handle where the IR sensor is.

On my...
06-07-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,606
Posted By thenew3

The engine is the same, it alters the...

The engine is the same, it alters the transmission shift point to make it feel more responsive.

That said, I think the E350 is perfect balance between power and efficiency.
I'm still impressed...
05-31-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,006
Posted By thenew3

I have a 2013 E350 wagon with the "Sports"...

I have a 2013 E350 wagon with the "Sports" suspension and have driven a # of 2015/2016 C300's with base and sport suspension.

The E350 wagon with "Sport" suspension still rides much more...
04-11-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,477
Posted By thenew3

According to MBUSA.com a 4 year pre-paid...

According to MBUSA.com a 4 year pre-paid maintenance on a 2016 E350 is $1475. So if the dealer is quoting you $1775, they are marking it up by $300.

Take the screen shot from MBUSA.com to the...
04-03-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By thenew3

You misunderstand. If you bought the car used...

You misunderstand. If you bought the car used from a non-MB dealer, you get the remainder of the original 4 year 50k mile warranty, but you can't get the additional Extended warranty that goes to 7...
04-03-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By thenew3

According to MBUSA they only sell the MB ELW to...

According to MBUSA they only sell the MB ELW to the original owner of the vehicle if the vehicle was not CPO. So if it's a private sale or sold by a non MB dealer, the vehicle no longer qualifies...
04-03-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By thenew3

Buying from a MB dealer you'll likely get one...

Buying from a MB dealer you'll likely get one that is certified which means it comes with an extra year (and unlimited miles) warranty. You also have the option to get 2 more years of warranty...
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