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05-27-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 44,182
Posted By progonat

A good explanation of this problem can be found...

A good explanation of this problem can be found here. (https://www.youcanic.com/wiki/mercedes-benz-stop-vehicle-shift-p-leave-engine-running)
05-27-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By MikeO3

To deal with the perforations, I never use...

To deal with the perforations, I never use product directly on the seat but rather put a few dabs on a clean rag and lightly spread on the rag before application.
05-26-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By ua549

I've use Meguiar's (https://www.meguiars.com/#/)...

I've use Meguiar's (https://www.meguiars.com/#/) products for decades without any issues. They have a general purpose leather detailer as well as specialized leather/fabric cleaners for removing...
05-23-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By 1guitar

A Glimmer of Hope from MB Corporate!

So up until about 5 years ago when MB moved its corporate headquarters to the Atlanta area the home of MB corporate in the USA was located in a beautiful area located in Northern NJ and back then it...
05-01-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By [email protected]

gfmohn Hello, I would invite you to take a look...

gfmohn Hello, I would invite you to take a look at our windshield rain repellent, Vision Protect. It will last up to two years on the windshield and five on the side and rear glass, with NO...
05-01-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By stroock6394

well of course the ferraris didn't have a flat...

well of course the ferraris didn't have a flat torque curve, no naturally aspirated engine does! the current turbo cars have flat torque curves because the turbo spools and then it's a simple matter...
04-11-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,108
Posted By fbsdmd

Sorry-probably not the right thread for a trip...

Sorry-probably not the right thread for a trip down memory lane; hopefully you will humor me-my first Mercedes taxi ride was in November, 1969, Bad Kreuznach, Germany, home of the 8th Inf Div. Later...
03-28-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By benzdude

Never fear, its an old recall released in...

Never fear, its an old recall released in 2015/2016. I just looked at my dynamic led headlights on my 2015 C300 and there is NO adjustment screw in that area, only a plastic circle. :D
02-11-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,609
Posted By twistedtree

I had a flat on the run flat on my BMW, and it...

I had a flat on the run flat on my BMW, and it really opened my eyes to how totally useless run flats are. You get a flat in the middle of nowhere, 7pm on a Friday, and the closest dealer is 100+...
01-19-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By BACnMercedes

I thought they were standard across the board to....

I thought they were standard across the board to. But I have been wrong before because my has wife told me.
01-15-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,609
Posted By threeMBs

They will put on your spare if you have one,...

They will put on your spare if you have one, otherwise they will tow.
10-16-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,450
Posted By rbrylaw

Like I do with my iPad, iPhone and Laptop, I...

Like I do with my iPad, iPhone and Laptop, I clean the screen powered off. And one should never use an ammonia based glass cleaner like Windex on electronic screens.
09-28-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By JTK44

Follow up from TireRack.com: TIRE TECH: DON'T...

Follow up from TireRack.com: TIRE TECH: DON'T DRIVE SUMMER PERFORMANCE TIRES IN COLD TEMPERATURESWhether you blame it on climate change, a polar vortex or what seems to be the beginning of the next...
06-24-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,026
Posted By c4004matic

Absolutely true. When fully inflated they gain...

Absolutely true. When fully inflated they gain "give" when inflated atlower levels you ride on the sidewall support thus more jarring.
03-03-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By ua549

This is no place for politics or religion.

This is no place for politics or religion.
03-01-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By c4004matic

You would be surprised that was true in the olden...

You would be surprised that was true in the olden times, now a days suspensions are calibrated to run on what seem to be rock hard tires. If you drive with lower pressures rather than being more...
02-23-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,440
Posted By StanNH

Yet another wrist pin repair ...

My car is in for its A1 service at 30,000 miles. I have not heard any unusual noises related to the wrist pin issue, and I have listened for it. The engine has always performed perfectly. While at...
01-16-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,094
Posted By removedCFGaccount

vlads cure is working perfectly on my c450 after...

vlads cure is working perfectly on my c450 after two years and worth every penny. The only problem is on start up a photo of Hillary pops up on command, with a diagonal line through her face.
01-15-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By ManiacGT

Technically glide mode is only available on...

Technically glide mode is only available on hybrid vehicles.

there is a function in ECO mode (on my 2015 C200) whereby the transmission shifts into neutral when you let off the accelerator over...
01-14-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,634
Posted By riotrhythm

I have a 2015 C300 as well. I've spoken with...

I have a 2015 C300 as well. I've spoken with several Mercedes technicians (Working for MB USA and indy mechanics) and they've all told me that the wrist pin issue is a noise complaint only and...
12-26-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,634
Posted By StanNH

I had lots of issues with my early build C300. ...

I had lots of issues with my early build C300. Eventually, that car was replaced ... with trade assist from MB-USA ...with an April, 2015 build. I still have that car, and it is now pushing 30,000...
12-22-2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 685
Posted By DBOC205

Time to say farewell..

Well it's been a great ride, but the time has come to say goodbye to my C250. As I detailed it one last time, the emotion to let the car go to a new home strikes me equally if not more so than when I...
10-14-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By BobbyT

It's page 202 in the US Owner's Manual: "...

It's page 202 in the US Owner's Manual:

" Selecting Standard or Adaptive setting in the DriveAssist menu on the on-board computer, select the Active Lane Keep‐ ing Assist function (Y page 221). X...
10-01-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,581
Posted By ItalianJoe1

We actually saw one car come in, about a year...

We actually saw one car come in, about a year ago, before this was even a recall. It was a C300, it had been driven into deep water and hydrolocked, and then she kept trying to start it before the...
09-30-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By c4004matic

A little rubbing alcohol and thats it. Use a...

A little rubbing alcohol and thats it. Use a cotton ball to dab it.
09-30-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By dbtk

I just use Meguiar's Car Cleaner Wax or if really...

I just use Meguiar's Car Cleaner Wax or if really bad I spot use Meguiar's Clear Coat Safe Rubbing Compound G18016.
09-26-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By mcbc220

All the base-spec German cars in this segment are...

All the base-spec German cars in this segment are headed that way IMO. A base 3 series is the same. Affordable leases have made it easy for people who donít like traditional hallmarks of luxury...
09-12-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By fabbrisd1

Well... PanchoMon... you really should read the thread

If you read the thread the subject is C-Cabriolet - and the C-Cabriolet and C-Coupe are both available on the Mercedes Euro Delivery Program.

You're correct the C-sedan is not - but this subject...
09-10-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By Long Islander

Despite what your dealer is telling you, I think...

Despite what your dealer is telling you, I think it has to do with the fact that dealers have a lot of unsold 2017 E300s in inventory, which they'll have an even harder time unloading if there were...
09-04-2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,935
Posted By fabbrisd1

There is something that might have been missed in this thread..

I took a look over the thread - and I feel something might have been missed that could be helpful to some...

By and large - in driving my MB's - incl my 6 mile a day C300 - even more useful with...
09-01-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,843
Posted By ItalianJoe1

I try to help out on here when I can, and yes,...

I try to help out on here when I can, and yes, there's very little "good" info available to the general public and far too much hear-say passed off as truth.

I can post the bulletins for the...
08-31-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,580
Posted By DapperStyle

The car just won't perform as well. Turbo engines...

The car just won't perform as well. Turbo engines run best on premium fuel. I think if the extra money spent on 91 is too much I would look to cut costs elsewhere. Maybe buy some off brand breakfast...
08-30-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,843
Posted By ItalianJoe1

You say all this very dramatic stuff, but there's...

You say all this very dramatic stuff, but there's little substance to it.

There was a manufacturing run of wrist pins that were not tight enough tolerance. When compared with pistons/rods that...
08-27-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,190
Posted By Raj101

I hope somebody from Mercedes Benz is reading...

I hope somebody from Mercedes Benz is reading these messages and taking note. Only a matter of time before Mercedes starts losing sales to BMW and Audi and even the new Volvo
08-25-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,502
Posted By BenzC400

My experience is slightly different. I use...

My experience is slightly different. I use steering assist for every highway trip, including to and from Boston. I drive mostly in the left lane and the system has no problem with yellow lines and...
08-06-2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,120
Posted By ManiacGT

what pressures were you running?

what pressures were you running?
08-02-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,555
Posted By ManiacGT

Latest software has resolved mine largely. Still...

Latest software has resolved mine largely. Still the odd lumpy shift but mostly smooth in fact 1-2 is seamless now, just 2-3 slightly snatchy on occasion. Massive improvement considering it's quite...
07-31-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,582
Posted By joshg1001

With the top down, this prevents the water from...

With the top down, this prevents the water from spraying onto the occupants. Many people fail to understand how to properly wash their windshield. I tap the lever multiple times so that the fluid is...
07-05-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,338
Posted By dieseldoc

First w205 were 2014 for EU and other places in...

First w205 were 2014 for EU and other places in the world. We in the USA did not get them till model year 15.
06-18-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,036
Posted By Mike5215

The C was my first experience on run flats so I...

The C was my first experience on run flats so I can't comment on the improvement in ride of the Mercedes extended mobility vs traditional run flats . Obviously a sidewall stiff enough to support the...
06-17-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,575
Posted By dieseldoc

A doctor dies and is waiting at the Pearly Gates...

A doctor dies and is waiting at the Pearly Gates and is waiting to be questioned about his life. All of sudden he sees a man dressed in scrubs walk to the front of the line and then walk thru the...
06-16-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 100,253
Posted By dieseldoc

I agree with you. I do not think we can blame...

I agree with you. I do not think we can blame where the car is made. I have driven W205s made in 2015 that have been built in Alabama as well as in South Africa. They are no different. The last...
06-15-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,036
Posted By Mike5215

I totally believe you. There are ways to make a...

I totally believe you. There are ways to make a luxury sport sedan ride well, but MB apparently went in a different direction. The C300 can be brutal, and the C43/C63 is often panned as being one...
06-13-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By cenzo86

Eek. That shouldn't have passed quality control....

Eek. That shouldn't have passed quality control. It does sound like a major issue, but it's a fast fix that shouldn't have damaged the rest of the drive train. If your dealer is offering a...
06-01-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By Sam Manuel

i feel like the A6 has been easier to tell from...

i feel like the A6 has been easier to tell from the A4 speaking before A4 preredesign.

C class to E class I have to focus to tell the difference when I'm driving :( unless it's from the front ,...
06-01-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By ManiacGT

Even MB can't tell the difference in their own products any longer...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/750x1334/80-img_1857_24cb0a5534955d5383ff7d92746aefa344edee2d.png
05-24-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By Mikey53

Get one of each!

Get one of each!
05-16-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,253
Posted By purefunk

I have to agree with you on this. My German...

I have to agree with you on this. My German built w204 was built and ran better than my new American built w205.

I bought a new w205 and I returned because it was a sport without a sport...
05-13-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,253
Posted By speedlimit

I removed several comments, none which were...

I removed several comments, none which were related to the thread topic. Please keep this discussion on topic, thank you.

Bob
05-08-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,253
Posted By bluefang08

I hate how I have to be half way down the street...

I hate how I have to be half way down the street before it lets me know which door is open.
05-05-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,253
Posted By Mike5215

So still single then?

So still single then?
05-05-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,253
Posted By drkstvrr

No door ajar warning - Why the hell do I have to...

No door ajar warning - Why the hell do I have to drive away before knowing theres a door thats not closed properly???

Low Fuel Warning - When the low fuel warning comes on, it no longer displays...
05-05-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,253
Posted By MASSC450

Name the Things You Don't Like About Your W205

Name the things that REALLY bugs you about your W205, be it shortsightedness on Mercedes' part, or just something the bean counters should have included. Here are my main complaints...

1) Run Flat...
04-21-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 37,848
Posted By LAC300

I think that's exactly what the real problem is. ...

I think that's exactly what the real problem is. It's not that MBUSA has made the entry level a 4-cy, as noted above BMW and Audi have been doing that with their comparable car for years. The...
03-28-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 140,323
Posted By DBOC205

^ plus.. 4) Reach into trunk to place groceries...

^ plus..
4) Reach into trunk to place groceries

5) Accidentally step too far under the rear bumper

6) Get slogged in back of head by auto-closing boot lid.
03-28-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 140,323
Posted By Mike5215

For MY 2016 at least you had to buy the...

For MY 2016 at least you had to buy the stand-alone power trunk option ($250). That got you the automatic open/close and the hands-free opener.

Here's how it works:

1)Approach the car's trunk...
03-27-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By DBOC205

^ What he said, although I'm not sure how much...

^ What he said, although I'm not sure how much extra room there is in those plastic threads to go down. Also just be mindful that the OEM plastic pins are on pretty tight. Wrap some tape or cloth...
03-27-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,907
Posted By Mike5215

But what they did do was install single-use...

But what they did do was install single-use emergency tensioners that fire whether the rear seats are occupied or not. In my accident the shop didn't catch it right away. It added a week and $4000 to...
03-23-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,979
Posted By Razzyh

Stick to comfort mode, eco mode is really for...

Stick to comfort mode, eco mode is really for motorway cruising and is dangerous (imo) at junctions/roundabouts etc. as when you want to pull out there is a delay with the throttle response.
03-04-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,581
Posted By ernieh

Ha Ha, but save the wee for the fire! Ernie

Ha Ha, but save the wee for the fire!

Ernie
02-26-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 48,314
Posted By Mike5215

The W221 S Class had an ingenious solution for...

The W221 S Class had an ingenious solution for this. A little extra button by the drivers side seat controls that, when toggled, switched the entire seat button array to control the passenger seat,...
02-24-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,809
Posted By Kartergreg

I have a freestanding GPS that gives MPH readout...

I have a freestanding GPS that gives MPH readout and have checked it against both of my cars. My ML was dead on. My C300 speedo actually measured between one and two MPH low, so I was going faster...
02-07-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By Mike5215

The tips are actual chromed metal. The splitter...

The tips are actual chromed metal. The splitter is plastic.
01-24-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By Mike5215

Not a blown speaker, just a poorly designed...

Not a blown speaker, just a poorly designed system with over reliance on 4" mid range speakers, which by their nature tend to sound bright and can be harsh. There are seven of them in the W205. There...
01-23-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 27,898
Posted By Hapa88

While it is true that brake fluid absorbs...

While it is true that brake fluid absorbs moisture, it's only a concern if you have a leak in the brake system or if water somehow contaminates the system. Remember that the brake fluid system is...
01-20-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 44,084
Posted By BenzC400

I just drove a loaner 2017 C300 today with COMAND...

I just drove a loaner 2017 C300 today with COMAND MAP version 8.0 installed. The dealer told me that my current version 7.1 is the latest update that is available.
01-16-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,108
Posted By larrypmyers

The reason I'm a fan of run flats.

The reason I'm a fan of run flats.
12-24-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By ManiacGT

White leather...

so I've had my s205 18 months now. I knew the white leather would take more looking after than other colours based on past experience of a BMW with ivory leather...

i wasnt expecting the surface...
12-21-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,384
Posted By amir1

Just purchased my first Mercedes Benz, A nicely...

Just purchased my first Mercedes Benz, A nicely optioned 2017 S-550.
Coming from Lexus (20 years) here are a few suggestions.
1. Add a spare tire (Not a fan of run flats)
2. Door panel does not...
12-18-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By SoDakBenz

As having weather techs in my w204s they worked...

As having weather techs in my w204s they worked good other than in the winter I feel they are very slippery as I wear dress shoes. Also I noticed they actually leaked snow to the carpets and left...
12-17-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By [email protected]

storm last night headlights had a layer of snow build up?

I drove 3 hours last night to Wisconsin and I notice my headlights where dimmer than usual on top of snow covering the highway ! My headlights had a layer of thin ice build up. I have led headlights...
12-10-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 76,735
Posted By cetialpha5

It's been estimated that the failure rate is...

It's been estimated that the failure rate is 10-25%. They didn't actually sell that many E350's, around 50k in the US in 2006. Plus some people have taken their cars to independent mechanics for the...
12-10-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 76,735
Posted By kjb55

The hardness of the metal is indisputable. I...

The hardness of the metal is indisputable. I think we can all agree on that. The failure rate, purely anecdotal, is probably next to nothing. Reasoning? Number of reported failures across various...
12-09-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By MASSC450

I feel your pain...it's not easy being well...

I feel your pain...it's not easy being well endowed.

:o:
12-09-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Mike5215

TaintMatic.

TaintMatic.
12-08-2016, 01:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,555
Posted By alyshehata

Sure. It's actually pretty simple. Get inside the...

Sure. It's actually pretty simple. Get inside the car and make sure all windows are closed and turn off the COMAND or Audio 20 screen (just for safe measures). Next, push the keyless go button twice...
11-27-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,384
Posted By axhoaxho

I think Mercedes' Magic Body Control has...

I think Mercedes' Magic Body Control has accomplished some of the effects shown in that Bose demonstration.

https://youtu.be/G8Boo_uEUyk
11-27-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,836
Posted By Mike5215

7. Photon Torpedoes

7. Photon Torpedoes
11-27-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,384
Posted By WEBSRFR

Wish Mercedes (or another certain high end car...

Wish Mercedes (or another certain high end car manufacturer) would license this technology for use in their cars... Imagine how smooth the ride would be!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KPYIaks1UY
11-26-2016, 04:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,384
Posted By BenzV12

Power center mirrors were available with W140s...

Power center mirrors were available with W140s but later S Class didn't have this as an option .I think these were prone to breaks when drivers manually adjusted them otherwise I don't think...
11-25-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,384
Posted By ItalianJoe1

I'm not here to shoot down your dreams, but I am...

I'm not here to shoot down your dreams, but I am a MB tech, and I work on these terrible piles of under-engineered, over complicated garbage every day. They are constantly trying to stuff MORE into...
11-25-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,384
Posted By PeterUbers

hold eject button for 10 seconds ... reboots...

hold eject button for 10 seconds ... reboots command
11-25-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,384
Posted By axhoaxho

While the memory seat feature can also memeries...

While the memory seat feature can also memeries the side mirrors position, it would be nice as well to memorize the center rear mirror position. Especially in a luxury vehicle like the S-Class.
...
11-11-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,380
Posted By likerage

I think its reasonable. The average person has...

I think its reasonable. The average person has no idea how their car works. The one constant with vehicles is that brakes work when they are supposed to and when they don't it must be terrifying.
...
11-10-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,380
Posted By DBOC205

That's not good but mistakes happen. Work out...

That's not good but mistakes happen. Work out what you want in terms of an apology or compensation and then approach the dealer with your expectations. If your demands are reasonable, it would be...
11-04-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,587
Posted By Mike5215

I just flat out preferred the C300. Don't need...

I just flat out preferred the C300. Don't need the sound and fury of the boosted V6. Exhaust was too loud, the exhaust note itself too shrill, suspension too stiff. Performance was very good and I...
11-04-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By Mike5215

If I'm not mistaken the wrist pin connects the...

If I'm not mistaken the wrist pin connects the piston to the rod. It was out of tolerance in some builds and allowed the piston to have excessive "play", which then allowed the piston to bang around...
11-02-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 134,464
Posted By ManiacGT

Acoustic glass helps mask the issue. The issue...

Acoustic glass helps mask the issue. The issue remains.

there has to be a cause and that is where attention needs focus.
10-30-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 48,314
Posted By StanNH

Some interesting points concerning the CR...

Some interesting points concerning the CR ratings. The first is that the 2016 has risen to an above average rating. Another point is that the 2015 wrist pin issue was apparently not common enough...
10-29-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 48,314
Posted By Mike5215

If you're referring to engineering quality, and...

If you're referring to engineering quality, and presuming the sole measurement of that is longevity of components before failure, I don't disagree with you, but clearly iron-clad reliability at the...
10-14-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,398
Posted By flagman

Why depend on auto-lock? Why not just manually...

Why depend on auto-lock? Why not just manually lock the doors before proceeding into the car wash?

The story about the door needing to stay unlocked for rescuers sounds fishy - the door is...
10-13-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,411
Posted By MASSC450

Installed Mud Flaps On My C450...Not As Bad As I Thought

Yeah, I know what you're thinking...mud flaps on C450, how tacky! Well with Winter just around the corner, the snowy season here in New England can be brutal on a cars finish with all that sand &...
10-11-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,186
Posted By Xtrema

For the interior, it's probably going to look...

For the interior, it's probably going to look like the E but either with a smaller screen or screen extended a bit into the passenger side.

I like how it looks right now. I'm not sure if they can...
10-04-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,186
Posted By DBOC205

Welcome to the new C Class for 2017 - No expense...

Welcome to the new C Class for 2017 - No expense and effort have been spared in our search to find the world's ugliest LCD screens. Special effort has also been put in to manufacture the largest...
08-29-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,876
Posted By alexasa

Article title should be: "The C300 makes more...

Article title should be: "The C300 makes more power at the wheels than expected - but still less than the advertised crank numbers and it still is just as slow as the acclaimed times it puts down"
...
08-08-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,520
Posted By GerritKw

Set your agility mode to Sport or Sport+. It will...

Set your agility mode to Sport or Sport+. It will then close the gap a lot faster. ;)
08-07-2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,068
Posted By Mike5215

Build up the center section of the seat back with...

Build up the center section of the seat back with a thin piece of foam from your local craft store. The side bolsters taper outward from the center. By building up the center, you position your...
08-04-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 48,314
Posted By Mike5215

Look, I don't know how you guys buy cars, but I...

Look, I don't know how you guys buy cars, but I like to stand in the middle of the lot blindfolded and toss a tennis ball. I get whatever car it ends up rolling closest to.
08-04-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,841
Posted By Jdem22

I cannot speak for the others, but I am talking...

I cannot speak for the others, but I am talking about the MOE tires you referenced here. There are numerous accounts of these tires either failing or simply running out of tread depth, at or below...
07-31-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,252
Posted By kleinebin

At the risk of sounding equally stupid... I...

At the risk of sounding equally stupid...

I got my car back after being washed and the COMMAND wouldn't turn on. Reset it using the eject button. Stopped the car, locked and unlocked it 3 times...
07-29-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 48,314
Posted By mcbc220

The Luxury does sit 15mm higher than the Base....

The Luxury does sit 15mm higher than the Base. This is a very hard to find fact, because MB is very vague about their suspension options, but the luxury has a different suspension code than the base....
07-29-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 48,314
Posted By Mike5215

Luxury cars are mechanically identical to the...

Luxury cars are mechanically identical to the Base car. Differences are cosmetic (body kit, wheels, different interior color and material choices). Sport cars are mechanically identical to the Base...
07-22-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 48,314
Posted By Mike5215

Sentences that begin with "No leather in a...

Sentences that begin with "No leather in a $60,000 car?" should end with "...and that's one of the reasons I didn't buy it." If you bought it anyway and are now bitterly disappointed, blame whoever...
07-22-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 48,314
Posted By hans007

Honestly Lexus is almost as expensive, and they...

Honestly Lexus is almost as expensive, and they are still running an ancient 3.5L v6 that hasn't been updated in 11 years.

An IS350 is barely competitive with say 328i which it costs more than (a...
07-20-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,826
Posted By Turbocharged

Here is one possible scenario regarding why it...

Here is one possible scenario regarding why it can be difficult to identify which cars have a defect or not. From memory, from back in the days when I was involved in production...

There is a...
07-20-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 30,671
Posted By DapperStyle

I know you're being sarcastic but it's actually a...

I know you're being sarcastic but it's actually a pretty clever idea and use for this type of light. I'd do it for the laughs.
07-18-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,826
Posted By Ironjim1

Seems like Mercedes does not care

So most of us know the issues with the 2015 c class. The biggest being the piston "wrist pin" issue. I just got my car back after being at the dealer for a week having the engine removed and rebuilt...
07-15-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By scrambler900

But you are driving. I'm confused. You let it run...

But you are driving. I'm confused. You let it run right up another cars ass and wait for it to brake? Why?
07-08-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By Mike5215

Cuz they'll drop you or put you in a division...

Cuz they'll drop you or put you in a division where rates are so high you'll leave on your own.

Underwriting decisions (and rate increases) used to be based on chargeable (at fault) losses...
07-08-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,066
Posted By Str8Down

I used it on my E46 M3. I'm sure they have the...

I used it on my E46 M3. I'm sure they have the size, just not the listed fitment. Just measure the height of your windshield and take off maybe 2 inches (for a cushion at the top and bottom) and...
07-08-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,066
Posted By banjeman

gfmohn, you have me mixed up with Sr8dn he is...

gfmohn,
you have me mixed up with Sr8dn he is the one that recommended the accordion shade, I was referencing the CoverCraft shade suggested by Mike. I have not used anything like the accordion...
07-07-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,972
Posted By Mplayers2006

Please, since the ADMINs will not close this...

Please, since the ADMINs will not close this thread we need to ban together and stop bumping this thread to the top. The OP has not commented since he first posted his mistake, therefore he...
06-30-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 29,059
Posted By Mike5215

But then how will I ascertain their meaning??

But then how will I ascertain their meaning??
06-30-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By Shadwell

Talking Everyone pays a high price... It's a Mercedes :)...

Everyone pays a high price... It's a Mercedes :)
I don't have a lack of traction PROBLEM... I have the choice to maintain traction or not... It's great.... It's called driving and it's why I chose...
06-08-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,912
Posted By Mike5215

I think on a 17" tire with a tall sidewall the...

I think on a 17" tire with a tall sidewall the RFs are fine. The extra "give" in the sidewall mitigates their tendency to be overly rigid and stiff. It's exponentially worse on 18/19.

The OP's...
05-17-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 20,316
Posted By Mike5215

Nothing makes a thing more desirable than someone...

Nothing makes a thing more desirable than someone telling you that you can't have it.
05-15-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,895
Posted By MASSC450

Yes I keep my wipers on "OFF", then turn them on...

Yes I keep my wipers on "OFF", then turn them on to "AUTO" when it starts to rain...and they've been working flawlessly. I keep my wipers off until it rains because I don't like the wipers coming on...
05-14-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,147
Posted By Mike5215

Yeah, I tried it. I think it should be called...

Yeah, I tried it. I think it should be called Temporary Sheen, but it did hold up longer than the typical tire dressing.
05-07-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,898
Posted By Mike5215

Honestly nobody on the road can tell the...

Honestly nobody on the road can tell the difference between a C450, a C300, or a C400. They're all just small Mercedes sedans to the driving public. You could probably toss the CLA in there too. If...
04-30-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,937
Posted By Mike5215

Write Up: Burmester Audison/Focal/JL Upgrade

I've had the system in the car for a few weeks now and finally got around to doing the write up. Great upgrade. Totally transforms the stock Burmester audio.

https://w205audio.wordpress.com/
...
04-22-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 53,092
Posted By Mike5215

Yeah, the Focal Mids don't sound much different...

Yeah, the Focal Mids don't sound much different than the stock Mids. The tweets are nicer though. If they're too bright, make sure the position switch on the crossover is set to "Hi". That's actually...
04-22-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 53,092
Posted By vladarh

Well, I installed the Focals and I must say that...

Well, I installed the Focals and I must say that I'm not happy. It didn't fix the total sound experience. If anything, the factory sub sounds even worse now when compared to the crisp Focals. I'm...
04-21-2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,234
Posted By sequins

Ha, I think they missed part of the slogan. Pay...

Ha, I think they missed part of the slogan. Pay extra for the best options or get nothing.
04-17-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 869,457
Posted By *Knowledge*

Had a beach day. ...

Had a beach day.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1500/25861699274_d902384b22_b.jpg


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1678/25849091513_dd8f4efe47_b.jpg
04-10-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 53,092
Posted By Mike5215

I bought the Focals two years ago. They were $749...

I bought the Focals two years ago. They were $749 I believe. Good news if they're now cheaper. I may do the rear doors.

Link?

Never mind, found them. Thanks for the tip?
04-09-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 53,092
Posted By Mike5215

So Much For That Whole "Burmester" Myth...

Spoiler alert: If you presently derive a great deal of satisfaction knowing your car audio system was lovingly crafted by a world renowned audiophile using audiophile grade materials, maybe stop...
03-23-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By MASSC450

Back in the day when I used to work on cars for a...

Back in the day when I used to work on cars for a living, when a customer lost their wheel lock key...we would just tack weld (with the customer's permission of course) a nut on the top of the wheel...
03-22-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By miketc

I have been using McGard wheel locks on six...

I have been using McGard wheel locks on six different cars over 30 years and no loss are recorded to date. My cars have been parked in some seedy street parking of Phila Pa on a regular bases...
03-18-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 869,457
Posted By NYbenzzz

i also got wheel locks for free from dealer. ...

i also got wheel locks for free from dealer.

but the wheel locks from any car manufacturer are VERY easy to break.

what the thieves do if they can't loosen the bolts, is to over-tighten them...
03-17-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 100,253
Posted By kram1

Does anyone know definitively if this repair is...

Does anyone know definitively if this repair is going to show up on Carfax? I'm thinking about trading in and my concern is resale value taking a hit as a result of this. Thanks!
03-13-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,545
Posted By Mr. J

Well, bad attitudes aside, my wife works a lot of...

Well, bad attitudes aside, my wife works a lot of doubles at the hospital.

No matter how good one believes their driving skills to be, fatigue can easily get the best of you.

I am a very...
03-09-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 869,457
Posted By DBOC205

Yes, even though the pads have good performance...

Yes, even though the pads have good performance and feel, they dust terribly! Down Under here all the AMG pack cars came with the 14 spoke AMG wheels in bi-colour black. I like keeping the car in...
03-03-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,780
Posted By speedlimit

New 'Thank You' feature is live!

Hi everyone!

This feature allows members to leave a Thank You for helpful comments. Look for the Blue 'Thank You' button on the lower right of every post except you own. Thanks!

Bob
07-12-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,239
Posted By StanNH

I'm beginning to understand the need for all...

I'm beginning to understand the need for all these passive accident avoidance systems.
06-28-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,973
Posted By MASSC450

Page 284 of the owners manual states: ...

Page 284 of the owners manual states:

"Winter Operation

At temperatures below 45 degrees F (7 degrees C), Summer tires lose elasticity and therefore traction and braking power. Change the tires...
10-10-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,436
Posted By Streamliner

RUN FLAT TIRES--MB ADVISORS SURVEY

I am a member of the factory sponsored "Mercedes-Benz Advisors" online group and they have a current survey in progress, regarding customer opinions on run flat tires. The results are pretty much...
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