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06-14-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By Deutsch100

I asked the dealer, and he said could be several...

I asked the dealer, and he said could be several issues....seal failure, part defect, poor install or just bad luck. I am going to have to chalk it up to a fluke, since our other '18 63 is not...
06-10-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By Deutsch100

I LOVE the 3 pointed Star hood ornament on...

I LOVE the 3 pointed Star hood ornament on Mercedes sedans, but please not the G or any other Mercedes SUV.

It is a shame they stopped putting it on every E and C sedan like they used to. The...
05-23-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,739
Posted By bkdc

If she stays in office for 4 more terms...... ...

If she stays in office for 4 more terms...... power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
05-23-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,739
Posted By Utopia Texas

Is AOC driving a S Class yet!? LOL

Is AOC driving a S Class yet!? LOL
05-21-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,989
Posted By Deutsch100

Really Impressive Mercedes-Benz Mobile Service

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We almost always purchase from Beverly Hills MBZ and sometimes Keyes, but we...
05-16-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By Bazsa81

G friends from Vegas / Nevada

Hello,

my name is Balazs i come from Hungary.
I'm the main organiser of the G-amboree (http://www.gamboree.info) G Treffen, the biggest international G Meeting.
...
05-15-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Deutsch100

We have done it for EVERY G63 we have owned. A...

We have done it for EVERY G63 we have owned. A little sticker used to come on the window even. Mercedes says it is mandatory. Not for a single G63 have they said it is not required!
05-12-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By d4vid

It must been the Instagram filter ... btw, nice...

It must been the Instagram filter ... btw, nice car!
05-11-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By pdeacon

It is a good time to buy a 2016-2018 G Wagon. Get...

It is a good time to buy a 2016-2018 G Wagon. Get a CPO vehicle and it should cover your three to four year planned ownership unless you drive an unusual amount of miles/year. If that is the case get...
05-08-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,680
Posted By Streamliner

While that is certainly true for some folks, it...

While that is certainly true for some folks, it is totally unacceptable to others. I would much rather pay a little more and get exactly what I want, than live with a vehicle I wasn’t thrilled with,...
05-06-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By Deutsch100

LOVE Palladium too! When I got my '18 63 I knew...

LOVE Palladium too! When I got my '18 63 I knew I had to have Iridium Silver. For a while it was one of the most rare colours (oddly). Not a single one last June in a 1000 mile radius. Oh, and I...
05-06-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By WatchTimes

Yeah its a dealer and yes I know they likely make...

Yeah its a dealer and yes I know they likely make $ on financing but according to CarFax its been on their lot a couple mths already.
Pre owned 18’s do not seem to be selling quickly I think most...
05-06-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By Deutsch100

After 5 Range Rovers (4 full size and one Sport)...

After 5 Range Rovers (4 full size and one Sport) and now on G-Class #10; I believe....the G and Range Rover are both VERY capable off roaders, which almost no one does ;) You can watch tons of...
05-05-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By AMGRay

If I look closely, I can watch the fuel level...

If I look closely, I can watch the fuel level drop while my G63 is parked and not running :rcain:
05-04-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,739
Posted By hyperion667

Then again, maybe they're gasping for air because...

Then again, maybe they're gasping for air because they cannot understand why Jaguar came out with that hideous vehicle.
05-03-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,680
Posted By Radman991

S560

I traded in my 2015 S550 for a 2018 S560. I drive from RI to southeast Florida every year and put a decent amount of hiway miles on the car in Florida as well. Driving on 95 for over 40 years I’ve...
05-03-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,372
Posted By Streamliner

First of all, thanks again, Wolf, for your help....

First of all, thanks again, Wolf, for your help. Very much appreciated.:)

I took the car on a little ride this morning, on a circuit I take whenever I feel the need to just take a brief cruise...
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-30-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,623
Posted By superswiss

That would be awesome, but that's unlikely to...

That would be awesome, but that's unlikely to happen. Future AMGs will have some form of electrification combined with smaller more efficient engines with less emissions. They will also get a lot...
04-28-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By Wolfman

Comparing the SL to the AMG GTC

I wanted to post my first impressions on our AMG GTC roadster, our new top-down car specifically for SL drivers as there have some more intense discussions about the future of the SL, soft tops and...
04-27-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,183
Posted By Deutsch100

NOPE! G #10 or so all the way back to 2002 and...

NOPE! G #10 or so all the way back to 2002 and now we have two 2018 G63s. No pressure issues. And everyone keeps talking about watertight door seals on the all new G. The water wading depth from the...
04-25-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,271
Posted By Utopia Texas

Possibly some of the Silicon Valley Corporations...

Possibly some of the Silicon Valley Corporations that have safe spaces for employees, Segways to ride up and down the halls and bring your puppy to work days can give away SL’s as Friday door...
04-23-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By drew138

^^Agreed. Also, i know these firms are super...

^^Agreed. Also, i know these firms are super analyzing every issue reported within the first year and making tweaks on the line as its 10x cheaper to fix at the factory than to have a dealer recall....
04-23-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,271
Posted By bob55

'Germancar1...Seems you're never going to 'Get...

'Germancar1...Seems you're never going to 'Get It', most likely because you're NOT a 231 Owner...So go ahead and 'THINK' WHATEVER YOU WANT about the matter. This will my last reply to you!

it's...
04-23-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,271
Posted By bob55

Well Germancar1, I'm very happy to 'refresh your...

Well Germancar1, I'm very happy to 'refresh your memory' on the subject by QUOTING YOUR OWN WORDS from your earlier post;...(Please read what you said above)....:o:

In the very first line of that...
04-23-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,271
Posted By Streamliner

That’s right, I keep forgetting that YOU know...

That’s right, I keep forgetting that YOU know everything. As the old Packard slogan goes: “ Ask the man who owns one.”
04-23-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,271
Posted By Streamliner

Man, we hear “SPIN” on everything in our daily...

Man, we hear “SPIN” on everything in our daily lives these days, so I’m sure we can all recognize it here. My take on this, is that MB did not want to invest the funds needed to engineer a new SL...
04-23-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 130,911
Posted By JATT63AMG

Picked up yesterday ...

Picked up yesterday
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04-22-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,268
Posted By MBNUT1

Great post. Love the part about looking at the...

Great post. Love the part about looking at the classifieds. The real treat was the Sunday Times that my dad would bring home.
04-22-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By MBS63AMG

I just went out to my garage and gave my 2017...

I just went out to my garage and gave my 2017 W222 a big hug.
04-22-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,268
Posted By MBS63AMG

This is what I'm referring to in my O.P. I...

This is what I'm referring to in my O.P. I remember back in the late 60s and 70s when I was around 8-16? years old drooling over the classified section of the newspaper. I would look at the 220Ds,...
04-22-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By johnnyderm

The G will be bad on gas because it is bad on...

The G will be bad on gas because it is bad on gas. Eco-mode will do close to nothing. You can get 17 if you drive very conservatively. If worried about the gas, it's a truck to avoid for sure. ...
04-22-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By absent

Great. So, now MB is aping Tesla. With all...

Great.
So, now MB is aping Tesla.
With all the new cars going in that idiotic and unsafe for driving (read distracting to driver) direction of touch control screens, huge TV sets instead of proper...
04-21-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,268
Posted By MBNUT1

Very nicely put. To extend this a bit. I always...

Very nicely put. To extend this a bit. I always felt that Mercedes held back a bit on introducing technology until they could guarantee a level of robustness. An example of where they didn't do that...
04-21-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By Rockland

Either way, I am not a fan of this full...

Either way, I am not a fan of this full touchscreen. My wife has an XC90. Hate using her touchscreen. Would have preferred this direction was not taken.
04-21-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,268
Posted By superangrypenguin

Eh? A major selling point, for me, for the S...

Eh?

A major selling point, for me, for the S class was its presence. I don't know of any S class owner who wants to blend in, because if that was a goal, competitive vehicles do a much better job...
04-20-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,268
Posted By Streamliner

I think we are talking about a lot of different...

I think we are talking about a lot of different things here.

First of all, “Brand Dilution,” is different than “Luxury Experience Dilution.” If MB wants to sell Go-Karts, that’s fine by me, just...
04-20-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,268
Posted By DABRONX

You would think they would learn from BMW whose...

You would think they would learn from BMW whose sales are down and most are citing a good amount of it is because the dizzying amount of models and sub models available that all look alike.


I...
04-20-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,268
Posted By MBNUT1

My take is that it appears that post early '90's...

My take is that it appears that post early '90's Mercedes took a cultural shift from being a product centric entity, whose mission was to build the safest, best engineered, highest quality...
04-20-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,268
Posted By steveb9771

Unfortunately, Mercedes does NOT provide special...

Unfortunately, Mercedes does NOT provide special care for S class owners. As a true high end vehicle, they should offer extended road side service. Most dealers provide low end load cars as loaners...
04-20-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,268
Posted By 1bad540

I think Benz and Bmw have watered down there...

I think Benz and Bmw have watered down there brand with to many model offerings. You cant be everything to everyone.
04-20-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,268
Posted By MBS63AMG

Is anyone interested

So many new SUVs and sports cars have started filling up the lineup of MB vehicles. I find myself overwhelmed with all the new models. I really wish MB was still an exclusive luxury car brand that...
04-19-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,271
Posted By adityaw

Streamliner I fully agree with all you said...

Streamliner I fully agree with all you said 100000%

Sad that these days its all about PERFORMANCE, LIGHTWEIGHT, HANDLING, RIDE, DYNAMICS, GRIP, CORNERING, and all that dumb stuff. Dont get me...
04-19-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,271
Posted By Streamliner

Of course, you are right, but MUST the SL...

Of course, you are right, but MUST the SL absolutely pencil out? I know about corporations needing to maximize profits, but with a low volume, specialty car like the SL, they should consider it a...
04-19-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,271
Posted By bob55

What Places has said in Post #35 is absolutely...

What Places has said in Post #35 is absolutely correct!...It appears the next generation SL will no longer be as distinct and unique as it has been over the last 17 years due to MB's decision to use...
04-19-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,271
Posted By Streamliner

Well, I find all this performance talk on the new...

Well, I find all this performance talk on the new SL to be ridiculous. The SL has been a fine grand tourer for decades now. It has been a heavy, solid, very comfortable, fast & safe convertible for...
04-19-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Deutsch100

Cold AC, Yes!!!! This is one of the biggest...

Cold AC, Yes!!!! This is one of the biggest reasons I traded my (much loved) BMW X5 for my 18 G63. The AC in most BMWs is pathetic. The G-Class AC will cool a small apartment. Here in So.Cal we...
04-19-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Deutsch100

Being on G #10 or so and currently owning two...

Being on G #10 or so and currently owning two 2018 G63s....I greatly prefer the 2018 and older G. Now, I really, really like that the new G has all new (and modern) steering...but the old recirc....
04-19-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Holson

I did! Ordered a 2018 in late 2017 after it was...

I did! Ordered a 2018 in late 2017 after it was obvious that 2018 is the last MY for the old school 463. MB canceled the order because of switchover to the new model and the dealer offered to convert...
04-19-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By ReturnoftheG

Unpopular opinion maybe, but I prefer the...

Unpopular opinion maybe, but I prefer the exterior of the prior version. I miss the front fender vents and it was more masculine IMO, more squared off. Interior is unquestionably vastly improved.
04-18-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 118,460
Posted By Delta5275

thats one of my biggest complaints. At least the...

thats one of my biggest complaints. At least the current S class it is. At least something on top of the screens. Some sort of casing in leather. I would also like the bottom of the door to be...
04-18-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By JetRanger

IMHO, the pre-19 G’s now just look oh, so narrow...

IMHO, the pre-19 G’s now just look oh, so narrow in width. The all new MY2019 just looks so much more properly proportioned, show boating a nice bit of extra brawn, stance, and power that now somehow...
04-18-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By RAKLAW

2019 G63 Driving Impressions

The weather finally got nice in New England and I took the G out. Its been garaged since February with only delivery miles.
My MY14 G63 was urban kool. OK power with a nice sound, but a terrible...
04-18-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By haa

I have the new one and the old one and they are...

I have the new one and the old one and they are both extremely sexy! In the long run I have no doubt the old one will appreciate considering it's legendary 40 year production run and limited...
04-17-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By fabbrisd1

A GLB will be MB's version pf a Kia... so let's...

A GLB will be MB's version pf a Kia... so let's not get confused here..
04-17-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 118,460
Posted By w220430

For the most part, it looks excellent! But I...

For the most part, it looks excellent!

But I don't like that the instrument panel is a 3 feet long iPad that appears to be just glued on in front of the driver; it looks like an afterthought and...
04-16-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By dunderhi

That’s so true; the G doesn’t even have MBUX, so...

That’s so true; the G doesn’t even have MBUX, so it just can’t compete. 😂

Just in case - just kidding.
04-16-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By Deutsch100

2016 seemed to get upgraded suspension compared...

2016 seemed to get upgraded suspension compared to all our past Gs, dating back to the early 2000s; of course not air suspension, but 2016-2018 G-Classes has "softer", or slightly more comfortable...
04-16-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By horse86

don't think this and g wagon should even be in...

don't think this and g wagon should even be in same sentence TBH
04-16-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,592
Posted By Streamliner

Gee. I had not visited this thread for a few...

Gee. I had not visited this thread for a few weeks. I figured that MB did the right thing, bought the car back, the OP is going to get another car of his choice, end of story. But today, based on...
04-15-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,592
Posted By Wolfman

I am not putting the E-Class down. But as the...

I am not putting the E-Class down. But as the owner of both I may have experience to judge the strengths and weaknesses of either model. Ownership provides perspective :)

Not going into your...
04-13-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By carforhire

I wonder if this is a common occurrence on newer...

I wonder if this is a common occurrence on newer G's 2013 and up? Good luck, hope things work out.
04-13-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By haa

This car was designed in 1979 and pretty much...

This car was designed in 1979 and pretty much built on the same chassis with the same materials since then. Rust is a well known issue and you should budget for a paint job every 10 years to keep...
04-13-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,391
Posted By Wolfman

Too much has been said to do another go around...

Too much has been said to do another go around...
04-13-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By Streamliner

I can't speak for the Flying Spur--the closest...

I can't speak for the Flying Spur--the closest Bentley competitor to the S Class--as I have not driven one, but I did recently drive a V8 Continental convertible, before ordering a new SL450 and I...
04-12-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,391
Posted By Streamliner

Can I get a show of hands here??? I vote...

Can I get a show of hands here???

I vote that we all unsubscribe from this thread and wish our bear friend “Happy Trails” in his ultra luxury ride. Nothing anyone can say is going to sway this...
04-12-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,388
Posted By jrh179

I ended up getting the 19 G550 that I ordered...

I ended up getting the 19 G550 that I ordered awhile ago. Selenite with night package and macchiato/black interior. It showed up right when I was making a decision and once I drove it, it was night...
04-12-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By flint350

2020 W223 more spy info

Several sites (carbuzz, topspeed, etc) are showing a new set of photos of the W223 with most of the cladding removed, giving a better idea of the actual sheet metal. They seem to confirm electric...
04-11-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,391
Posted By Wolfman

Unlike the past models, there is a Mercedes star...

Unlike the past models, there is a Mercedes star sitting on the grill and an S designation on the back. It is an S-Class 100%. The flagship at this point is the AMG S65, not the Maybach. And the S65...
04-11-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,391
Posted By Germancar1

Yep and is still says S on the back. It's the...

Yep and is still says S on the back. It's the Maybach variant of the S-Class line. They all are.

M
04-11-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,391
Posted By Germancar1

You're just lost in the marketing BS. It's still...

You're just lost in the marketing BS. It's still an S-Class. Sorry if you can't get that man by looking at the car. These cars are clearly not marketed as a separate brand like the previous ones...
04-11-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By johnnyderm

Maybe. If you look at the SLK 63 they had it...

Maybe. If you look at the SLK 63 they had it too. Benz might be slow to address?
...
04-11-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,391
Posted By Germancar1

It's a trim grade of the S_Class which is why it...

It's a trim grade of the S_Class which is why it still is badged with an S. You're just regurgitating marketing/press material. You'd have to be totally clueless not to see or think that this is a...
04-10-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By superwuhan33

It's actually a legal requirement, for EU at...

It's actually a legal requirement, for EU at least.

"Tyres must remain inboard of the body in a zone 30 degrees forward and 50 degrees rearwards from each axle. Look closely on some recent cars...
04-10-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,391
Posted By Wolfman

I think you might not remember how the original...

I think you might not remember how the original Maybach was marketed. It required a $500k or million Dollars investment (don’t remember) from select dealers to build out a special area for Maybach...
04-09-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Posted By rorywquin

Will still be able to override like cruise...

Will still be able to override like cruise control or speed limiter ! It is intended for the morons who drive around in a coma.
04-08-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By Festertester

IMHO you cannot compare Range Rover and g -...

IMHO you cannot compare Range Rover and g - totally different vehicles. Sure, many folks (incl. myself) cross shop, but not comparable set up. Did you know g’s dimensions are equal to or smaller than...
04-08-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By globalist

Haha, but surely you had other “normal” vehicles?...

Haha, but surely you had other “normal” vehicles? I absolutely love my Rolls, but I live in NYC, drive myself half of the time so need a daily driver/workhorse. I’m not sold on only having Rolls...
04-08-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Posted By Wolfman

I wouldn't buy a Volvo if that would happen...

I wouldn't buy a Volvo if that would happen either. There is an initiative in the EU to have all cars limited to 120mph. That's all of Europe mind you. But the way it is planned is to have it...
04-08-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Posted By Wolfman

Many thanks for your comments! Now have...

Many thanks for your comments!

Now have plates and are taking advantage of a sunny day! Forecast this week is over 10" of snow though :( But it will melt fast...

To Branmin, the car has...
04-08-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By Deutsch100

For many years (2012-2106) we had 2 Rolls and a...

For many years (2012-2106) we had 2 Rolls and a Bentley! If you like the Cullinan and can afford it...there is nothing tacky about owning two Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. With our 2 Phantoms, we felt...
04-06-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By kombifan

All mb suvs of the ml/gle gl/gls r class models...

All mb suvs of the ml/gle gl/gls r class models have been built at the alabama models for worldwide production since 1999....

C models were recently added to the alabama plant for us production.
...
04-03-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,004
Posted By Keon

I went on the internet, and I found THIS: ...

I went on the internet, and I found THIS:
http://exclusivedetail.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Paint-Protection-Film-and-Ceramic-Coating-Whats-the-Difference-2.jpg
03-28-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 273,994
Posted By Kobzarhomes

Sun visors installed. ...

Sun visors installed.

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03-26-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By Wolfman

Always liked Magnetite Black. Had this on our...

Always liked Magnetite Black. Had this on our 2015 S-Class and will have it again on a roadster. As stated before, the current SL is technically more advanced than your S550 coupe even though the...
03-24-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By Wolfman

Why in the world would anyone do such a thing for...

Why in the world would anyone do such a thing for you? Looks like you created an account just to ask this question. This isn’t a coupon site...
03-22-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By Streamliner

I guess we pretty much all feel that the R232 did...

I guess we pretty much all feel that the R232 did not need to become a 2+2, it should have remained a 2 seater. It should have retained the retractable hard top due to fact that it is relatively...
03-22-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By Wolfman

While I agree with you on the folding hardtop;...

While I agree with you on the folding hardtop; something that makes the car practical year around, it has fallen out of fashion due to weight and that it only works well with 2 seaters. The BMW 3...
03-22-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By bob55

Well, all I can say is that the new 2021 SL Class...

Well, all I can say is that the new 2021 SL Class will not be "amazing" to me with only a Cabriolet soft top...The folding hardtop is 'everything' to me, and absolutely essential for any convertible...
03-21-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,828
Posted By kombifan

Use the leasehackr calculator. Using msrp of...

Use the leasehackr calculator.

Using msrp of 16500 and 56% residual I get 3146 with tx tax rolled in

Aren't you going to register in ca? You shouldn't have to pay tx tax.

If ca I got 3002...
03-18-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By drew138

He actually hits the speed limited in this video...

He actually hits the speed limited in this video at 140mph, 224kph. Pretty interesting to see how confident he was at those speeds. I've had my G55 at over 100mph its it full on white knuckle...
03-16-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,872
Posted By Utopia Texas

You do realize you are posting to a 7 year old...

You do realize you are posting to a 7 year old thread?
03-11-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By TennesseeZ4

Road Trip!

While I have vacillated about the R231's slot in the garage recently, looking with lust at other vehicles, I have to share the following, as I have done before. I just returned from a 2,300 mile...
03-11-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,546
Posted By ngarvin

headline

Someones asked me about my interior color. It is black, but I also got the designo Natural Grain Black-flamed Ash wood which was a $ option. Could that have triggered it? To repeat, I have the...
03-09-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By haa

There is really nothing to fix, the new G is...

There is really nothing to fix, the new G is significantly more aerodynamic overall and the side windows are no longer flat. I have not noticed any issues with the rain channels channeling the water...
03-08-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By Wolfman

Exclusive Nappa is a better leather and the...

Exclusive Nappa is a better leather and the Alcantara headliner as was already mentioned. More important, all other surfaces are covered in leather as well. Dashboard, all door panels, rear panels,...
03-07-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By Deutsch100

The Tesla Model 3 is getting SLAMMED for this...

The Tesla Model 3 is getting SLAMMED for this too. Side windows (all 4) AND the trunk; insufficient or no rain channelling! How did the G and the Tesla make it thru testing?!

I do love the looks...
03-06-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By Deutsch100

This is a pic I just snapped of my 2018 G63. SRS...

This is a pic I just snapped of my 2018 G63. SRS airbag in the B and A pillars!
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/640x480/img_5573_255a86321a7c6c1a8c19f64ca135ccc2fe91aa53.jpg...
03-06-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,546
Posted By jrh179

This forum is for us who are passionate about MB,...

This forum is for us who are passionate about MB, and the G class in particular. I’ve gotten alot of help here before and the guys on here know when someone’s trying to pull a fast one. I’d move...
03-05-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,546
Posted By Sarlox

Not just me, G63 price gouger, look at your...

Not just me, G63 price gouger, look at your thread where you are trying to sell a base G63 way over MSRP for $200K. Look at the other member's responses then tell me if I'm the one ruining your...
03-05-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,468
Posted By Streamliner

At some point, it comes down to more than just...

At some point, it comes down to more than just dollars and cents. I agree, CPO cars can be a hell of a bargain. However, there is something about ordering a brand new car and having it delivered just...
03-03-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,546
Posted By Festertester

+1 completely agree. Older g’s are very unique...

+1 completely agree. Older g’s are very unique vehicles and likely to hold the value.
03-03-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,546
Posted By Sarlox

Probably not plummet, but a continued pull back. ...

Probably not plummet, but a continued pull back. Gwagons, even earlier models are very popular and have limited production. Those two things together point to them holding their values relative to...
03-01-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,908
Posted By MikeAtLincoln

I had the Disc Italia pads installed soon after I...

I had the Disc Italia pads installed soon after I bought the car. After one year (8K miles) the pads were at 11 MM. The wheels stay a lot cleaner as well.
02-26-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,748
Posted By Streamliner

Well, maybe it is a bit outdated, compared to the...

Well, maybe it is a bit outdated, compared to the W222 S Class and some of the other MB models, but the R231 has a lot going for it, when compared to other convertibles currently available. The SL is...
02-26-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By TennesseeZ4

To quote the Nikki Lauda line from Rush, "God...

To quote the Nikki Lauda line from Rush, "God blessed me with a good ass, I can feel the car." When I lose that sensation, give me the autodrivers.
02-25-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By Utopia Texas

I chuckle at the phrase “zero emission range” as...

I chuckle at the phrase “zero emission range” as if charging the batteries on these cars causes no emissions back at the electrical generation plants..:)
PS- This article confirms that I now own my...
02-25-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Posted By Streamliner

Interesting article on upcoming MB models, including new SL

I posted this in the W222 forum, but thought you folks might like to see it as well:...
02-21-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By CDHG63

Yes, The Pedalbox has a "stock" setting ...not...

Yes, The Pedalbox has a "stock" setting ...not really a turn on/off button --but the throttle input is not altered ---so essentially a pass through---Cheers
02-21-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By CDHG63

Yes...it has a "stock" setting that does not...

Yes...it has a "stock" setting that does not alter the throttle---
02-21-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By CDHG63

...

Very few car companies choose to have aggressive throttle settings as stock...Porsche, Ferrari, and the AMG GT are pretty good right from the factory...Most, if not all, modern cars use a drive by...
02-13-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,200
Posted By CDHG63

...

Take a re-read of first post...Availability and favorable lease terms on Bentley...the 2019 g63 moved considerably closer to the daily "comfort" level of the Bentley and Range Rover---so cross...
02-13-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 436
Posted By Crfiv

Mercedes snaps family photo of all generations of G-Wagen for 40th birthday

Thought this was cool and wanted to share:


https://www.autoindustriya.com/auto-industry-news/mercedes-snaps-family-photo-of-all-generations-of-g-wagen-for-40th-birthday.html
02-13-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By jmcd33

PureTrack Video autocross video

Thought I'd share this nice short video featuring my SL 63 at a local track event: https://youtu.be/glsIGbhcUsc
02-12-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,200
Posted By Deutsch100

About a year ago we Bespoke ordered a new W12...

About a year ago we Bespoke ordered a new W12 (V-12) Bentayga from our local Bentley dealer. Gorgeous medium gray metallic with black nappa leather, piped in red, amazing walnut wood, tonnes of...
02-09-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By drew138

The new Gs are considerably more expensive and I...

The new Gs are considerably more expensive and I expect that after the initial disparity over 19 v pre-19 buyers the pre-19 Gs will hold value well. This sort of happened when the 13 G63s hit the...
02-07-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,395
Posted By Sarlox

As far at the old vs new comments. Each version...

As far at the old vs new comments. Each version has it's +s and -s. We have both generations, a 2015 and two 2019s. The 2015 sits in Idaho as my wife's "grocery getter" because the older version...
02-07-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By rustybear3

I think most luxury cars have been going through...

I think most luxury cars have been going through that reduced material and quality phase for many decades. My experience has been with Cadillacs throughout the years. I've had 60 and 70 models as...
02-07-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Deutsch100

Up until model 2000, the S-Class was a TANK. Our...

Up until model 2000, the S-Class was a TANK. Our 2008 S550 felt much better than our 2001 S500 for sure, but our 1996 S500 felt like a rolling piece of granite. Tank!!

I have also had 3 W124...
02-02-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,083
Posted By [email protected]

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2678_8096a2afba69a94168c0e49ff18fda59cfe76322.jpg...
01-31-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,083
Posted By Deutsch100

LOVE the rear of both the '19 550 and 63. IMO,...

LOVE the rear of both the '19 550 and 63. IMO, front end and brush guard look MUCH better on the 550. 63 Brush Guard is absurd & looks awful.

Also, so, so wish Mercedes would not have used Jeep...
01-29-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,272
Posted By TennesseeZ4

Following the Sl550 vs the SL400/450...

Following the Sl550 vs the SL400/450 conversations for the past few months, I did my own road test this weekend, with a friend who has an SL450, swapping off for a comparison. To me it comes down to...
01-28-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By CDHG63

My g63 behaves exactly this way...it goes away...

My g63 behaves exactly this way...it goes away after probably 3-4 miles and the vibration is very subtle..but after 3-4 miles...zero vibration...Mine is driven 7-10 times a month and most early...
01-24-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 130,911
Posted By motorwerksgroup

Sure...so don't be patient. Continue being...

Sure...so don't be patient. Continue being impatient. I hope it changes things... Writing a post about calling MBUSA corporate and badgering them to release said vehicle? I'd say writing THAT post is...
01-23-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 130,911
Posted By motorwerksgroup

Call corporate and do what?? Make them release...

Call corporate and do what?? Make them release them? As if they need to be talked into selling $175K vehicles? You think it's in MBs best interest to hold onto this inventory?

A lot of people are...
01-10-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
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...
12-28-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,272
Posted By rorywquin

Absolute nonsense ......my wife has a little B...

Absolute nonsense ......my wife has a little B Class with a 1600cc engine (and eco) that is perfectly safe to drive in C even with the A/c on and now you are saying that a +360 Hp car is not safe to...
12-26-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By JesseRohr

I'll see if I can find it again. My only...

I'll see if I can find it again.

My only tip is to have another pair of hands. I made my wife keep the stainless ring lined up on the cover towards the top while I fastened it at the bottom. ...
12-24-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By pdeacon

Merry Christmas

I would like to wish the forum members and their families a Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year. And as always.......HAPPY MOTORING !!!
12-19-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Deutsch100

We have had (all on G-Wagens) Magnetite, Obsidian...

We have had (all on G-Wagens) Magnetite, Obsidian and Designo Graphite.

Obsidian is the "blackest", but in the sun very metallic. Graphite is more of a pencil lead, metallic dark gray and...
12-16-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,088
Posted By FDNewbie

I know a dealer who can offer more than $10K off...

I know a dealer who can offer more than $10K off MSRP on G63s to any seriously interested buyers. Feel free to PM me a specific build sheet to check against inventory or even special order a new...
12-16-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By superswiss

Are you going off the information on mbusa.com?...

Are you going off the information on mbusa.com? If so, that information is not up to date for some reason. I don't know about the G-class, but the S-class for example is available for EU delivery,...
12-14-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By abstracted

Thanks a lot for all of your replies. I...

Thanks a lot for all of your replies.

I honestly thought everyone was going to say that the G63 is the better buy!
12-11-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By TNMICH

I purchased the 7yr / 100k mile warranty for...

I purchased the 7yr / 100k mile warranty for $6300, no tax or other fees from a small dealer in IL. The dealer that sold me the G wouldn’t take less than $7,100. Glad I shopped around!!
11-27-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,331
Posted By Deutsch100

Funny you mention the pedals at an odd angle!...

Funny you mention the pedals at an odd angle! This is really the only major gripe I have with the G-Class. Both my '16 and now '18 G63 have the oddest and worst position for the accelerator and...
11-23-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By bigdaddy101004

G63 Video with History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZa9Vc7xBps
11-22-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By pdeacon

Thumbs up HAPPY THANKSGIVING

************************************ HAPPY THANKSGIVING*****************************

To all on the forum and your families. If you are on the forum you probably have a lot to be thankful for.
11-10-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 71,708
Posted By abhatti55

Not sure that is allowed on the Section 179 write...

Not sure that is allowed on the Section 179 write off, vehicle has to be put in service that year. Has anyone heard if bonus depreciation will stay for 2019?

If it is indeed a next year release...
11-05-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 71,708
Posted By tmcde

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1024x768/img_7151_f909515bc09bc5dfa0e3db473671997713ff1a9f.jpg...
11-04-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 71,708
Posted By Sarlox

Hey Guys, I was only kidding, I put G63 on the...

Hey Guys, I was only kidding, I put G63 on the female list because I was just f***ing with the arrogant lawyer (he's getting one). I think both the G550 and the G63 are super cool and ALL MAN!
11-04-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 71,708
Posted By SierraFoxtrot

I am particularly partial to females and fairly...

I am particularly partial to females and fairly secure in my manhood and will (and have) happily drive any of the cars on that list! :)
11-04-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 71,708
Posted By amg_ghost

The G is so feminin that they still use it today...

The G is so feminin that they still use it today in 44 countries for military purposes.
11-04-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,445
Posted By Utopia Texas

This would be a great opportunity for MB to...

This would be a great opportunity for MB to market their own branded trunk tape price determined by type of Mercedes. C Class tape starting at $200 per roll up to S Class tape at $500 per roll....
10-31-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,221
Posted By Deutsch100

Very rude to call the Original G-Class crap, when...

Very rude to call the Original G-Class crap, when the majority of us on this board own 2018 and older Gs! They are iconic, and perhaps the last remaining vehicle on this planet with over engineered...
10-26-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By pdeacon

She's a dandy....Happy Motoring!!!

She's a dandy....Happy Motoring!!!
10-26-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By dunderhi

Looking good. :y Just in time for...

Looking good. :y

Just in time for Halloween, it looks like your G might be haunted. :rolf:
10-26-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By Holson

Nice!! Palladium Silver right? Looks so shiny :) ...

Nice!! Palladium Silver right? Looks so shiny :)

Enjoy and hope you get a bit of beach driving time too!
10-24-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By pdeacon

Congratulations. May you have many miles of happy...

Congratulations. May you have many miles of happy motoring.
10-24-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By Holson

I find highway driving to be OK not great for...

I find highway driving to be OK not great for long distances, not quite as comfortable as a GLS for sure but it's fun to drive and keeps you awake since it wanders left and right on the road :zoom:
...
10-23-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By johndong888

The G was my daily for quite some time. I told...

The G was my daily for quite some time. I told the wifey the G will be going back soon and now it's her daily until then. All my cars are horrible at 8-14 MPG so it doesn't affect me. The huge fuel...
10-21-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By pdeacon

I'm glad you had a chance to drive the G63 around...

I'm glad you had a chance to drive the G63 around the city. The only problem I have encountered when visiting the city is that some of the parking garages have low ceiling heights that could cause a...
10-21-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By Deutsch100

My 2018 G63 is my DAILY DRIVER. I am on the...

My 2018 G63 is my DAILY DRIVER. I am on the freeway (highway/interstate) 4-5x a week and also plenty of Los Angeles city driving in between. Love, Love, Love my G63. The amazingly high seating...
08-09-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,680
Posted By ajm0623

i’m not sorry at all. i bought my ‘18 s450 in...

i’m not sorry at all. i bought my ‘18 s450 in may after seeing it on the lot. i come from 25yrs of owning s-class cars - always the biggest engine offered. but this s450 was loaded and looked...
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