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03-17-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 138,603
Posted By rbrylaw

I have to change my shirt. I got drool on it!

I have to change my shirt. I got drool on it!
03-08-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By rbrylaw

Motor Authority Pits GLE 450 Against Audi Q8

Thought you guys might enjoy this: https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1121945_luxury-suv-rumble-in-the-rockies-2019-audi-q8-vs-2020-mercedes-benz-gle450

Been a lurking as usual, but am looking...
02-26-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By rbrylaw

So we're home. Flight's up and back were...

So we're home. Flight's up and back were horrible. We were taken off two planes as they had to ground them and then wait for them to find a new plane. Pain in the patooty, for sure. Southwest is...
02-22-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By rbrylaw

Nothing to do With MB - Greatings From Maine!

Worst travel trip ever. Flight was cancelled Wednesday. Rebooked for Thursday. Got to BWI at 2:00 PM, first flight to Maine cancelled. Finally got out 9 hours later. Got to Portland, Maine and the...
02-20-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By rbrylaw

Holding a phone behind the wheel of a moving car...

Holding a phone behind the wheel of a moving car should be illegal in all states and come with a HEFTY fine as well. I've been rear-ended twice by a driver distracted by their phone. I'm all for...
02-09-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,093
Posted By rbrylaw

Well and no offense, but your emoji and posturing...

Well and no offense, but your emoji and posturing on why some of us have high post counts, really didn't go over well as far as I'm concerned. This is a great group of very helpful and honestly fun...
02-07-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 202,298
Posted By rbrylaw

It looks showroom new! And such LOW mileage! ...

It looks showroom new! And such LOW mileage! Congrats!
02-06-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,559
Posted By rbrylaw

Being the ever inquisitive type, I asked Car...

Being the ever inquisitive type, I asked Car Warehouse about the shipping and received the following response:

Hello Rod,

The shipping label was generated and printed automatically prompting us...
01-26-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,133
Posted By rbrylaw

Mule = Test Car, one with many of the bits and...

Mule = Test Car, one with many of the bits and pieces that will go into production, but not complete or ready for prime time. That steering wheel, for example, will not very likely be the wheel in...
01-23-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,559
Posted By rbrylaw

That's what they make these for. Protects the...

That's what they make these for. Protects the Keyfob from other keys, doesn't hinder any buttons and can be color coordinated with one's car. Most MB dealerships sell them for less than $10 or just...
01-16-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,925
Posted By rbrylaw

Beautiful. Thanks for posting and yes, by all...

Beautiful. Thanks for posting and yes, by all means, stay and play with us guys on this forum!!
01-14-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By rbrylaw

LMAO. You beat me to it.

LMAO. You beat me to it.
01-14-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,717
Posted By rbrylaw

And I still don't get it. I was paying extra...

And I still don't get it. I was paying extra attention this morning and simply don't have any issues with seeing where I'm going when turning right or left. It may be because my seat position if...
01-13-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,588
Posted By rbrylaw

There's Something So Satisfying About Cleaning Your Benz

Those around here who know me, know I'm truly loving the new E450. One measure of how much I love a car is whether I wash it myself! My last Benz, I didn't. It was a nice 2016 C300, but it just never...
01-11-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By rbrylaw

For the 2019 model year, this was the new active...

For the 2019 model year, this was the new active LED lighting system for the C Class Mid-Cycle refresh. Whether they'll head over to the E Class is unknown, but it wouldn't surprise me to see them...
01-10-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,453
Posted By rbrylaw

I missed this thread and am so sorry to see the...

I missed this thread and am so sorry to see the damage. Lease or owned, it's hurting my eyes and I hope they care extra care to fix it to new condition.
01-08-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By rbrylaw

I found this via a Google Search and not likely...

I found this via a Google Search and not likely what you're hoping to read:

P052E Mercedes-Benz Trouble Repair :If your P052E Mercedes-Benz check engine light is illuminated, it's best to take it...
01-08-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,324
Posted By rbrylaw

Oh my goo_ness!! I looked it up. Once seen and...

Oh my goo_ness!! I looked it up. Once seen and an image placed in one's head, it can't be unseen! LMAO
01-06-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By rbrylaw

I'm glad you found the solution you sought. ...

I'm glad you found the solution you sought. Sorry if you felt people were being judgmental. Some of us may not have understood why you wanted to emphasize the turbo boost sound (I was one who asked...
01-05-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By rbrylaw

My car was offloaded at the VPC in Brunswick, GA...

My car was offloaded at the VPC in Brunswick, GA on a Thursday and was delivered to my dealer in Tampa, FL on the next Monday. It was a pretty fast turnaround. If there had been any transport...
01-05-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,324
Posted By rbrylaw

Qualifies as far as I'm concerned. Welcome to...

Qualifies as far as I'm concerned. Welcome to the OCD Club!
01-05-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,324
Posted By rbrylaw

Polishing Wax is BAAAAAD. Especially if you have...

Polishing Wax is BAAAAAD. Especially if you have a ceramic coat. It will strip that coat and your investment right off the car. And contrary to what many do, dish washing soap is also bad. Use a...
01-05-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,324
Posted By rbrylaw

How OCD Are You? Let me name the ways........

Me: Hello, my name is Rod and I am utterly, totally, OCD
Room: Hi Rod

I have to admit that when I get a new car, I'm a bit obsessive. But this car has my Obsessiveness in hyper-drive. Simply...
12-31-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 15,350
Posted By rbrylaw

Your car is NOT a lemon. For some of us, the...

Your car is NOT a lemon. For some of us, the Mercedes Me Connect process was less than immediate. It took nearly 3 weeks for mine to finally connect. I did have to create a ticket with MBUSA and...
12-30-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By rbrylaw

You'll take a hefty loss for sure if you trade...

You'll take a hefty loss for sure if you trade it. It's been titled, so they can't resell the car as a new car. You can check the used value of the car on the NADA Used Car guide. You'd be better off...
12-22-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,275
Posted By rbrylaw

Of course you did. When you post a rant and even...

Of course you did. When you post a rant and even say it's a rant in the title of the thread, you are inviting dialog about whatever you ranted about. If you meant your post as a public service, all...
12-22-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,268
Posted By rbrylaw

I'm sure what you ordered is equally stunning!

I'm sure what you ordered is equally stunning!
12-18-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By rbrylaw

LOL.....That STUPID menu button is truly the...

LOL.....That STUPID menu button is truly the dumbest waste of a button ever!
12-13-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 36,746
Posted By rbrylaw

Beautiful. That's a great picture!

Beautiful. That's a great picture!
12-10-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By rbrylaw

I thought that might be the case, just wasn't...

I thought that might be the case, just wasn't sure if I read it here.
12-07-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By rbrylaw

I'm so lucky to have such a great dealer. They...

I'm so lucky to have such a great dealer. They told me my car wouldn't be ready until Tuesday at the earliest. I got a call first thing this morning telling me my car was completely ready to be...
12-04-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,843
Posted By rbrylaw

Sadly????? No sadly in not having to experience...

Sadly????? No sadly in not having to experience cold temps! No Sir. No Way! LOL It's going to be about 74 today, but brrrrrrrrr, a cold front is coming through right now and tomorrow it will be a...
12-04-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,843
Posted By rbrylaw

I think it's great you're happier with the...

I think it's great you're happier with the non-RFT's on your car. I'm sure there is a difference. It's just not important enough to how I drive to make that expenditure. And my experience with...
11-30-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By rbrylaw

Yes, to basically all the above. A car,...

Yes, to basically all the above. A car, specifically ordered for a customer gets a build date and once built, is handled through the rest of the process to get to you as quickly as it can be. It...
11-30-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By rbrylaw

I had both our E's tinted, but you can't tell...

I had both our E's tinted, but you can't tell they were tinted. I have no interest in making the interior darker. I have great interest in keeping the car cooler and eliminate UV rays. To that end, I...
11-30-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By rbrylaw

It's a $600 option. This photo borrowed from the...

It's a $600 option. This photo borrowed from the MBUSA build an E Class configurator for the Interior Choices.
...
11-22-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By rbrylaw

Personally, I have absolutely no issue with the...

Personally, I have absolutely no issue with the current Comand system. Perhaps having driven MB cars for many years, I find Comand intuitive and very easy to navigate. I wouldn't turn down MBUX,...
11-22-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By rbrylaw

Yep, I know who did it and how. Twas me and it...

Yep, I know who did it and how. Twas me and it barely came in contact with a curb. Translation: These 19" wheels, for all of us who have them better be UBER-SUPER-DUPER-ULTRA careful with these...
11-21-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,168
Posted By rbrylaw

Welp.......Playing Devil's Advocate: MBUSA could...

Welp.......Playing Devil's Advocate: MBUSA could easily tell us the price for the fully functional system would have been more had it been available at the time of purchase and we paid less for a...
11-18-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Posted By rbrylaw

He can't be in the US, as he has an E250, which...

He can't be in the US, as he has an E250, which is not sold in the US. So maybe his car has a feature like this, which we don't have here.
11-18-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,388
Posted By rbrylaw

Let's not turn this into an "I'm Right, You're...

Let's not turn this into an "I'm Right, You're Not" discussion.

ELW's are good for some and maybe not for others. It's really up to the individual if they feel the expense is justified and will...
11-17-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By rbrylaw

LOL!

LOL!
11-16-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,020
Posted By rbrylaw

I went to my owners manual to see what it says...

I went to my owners manual to see what it says about easy entry exit and found the following. Are you following this precisely, as it could be user error? And when you type a lengthy post, please...
11-16-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 15,350
Posted By rbrylaw

No Valet person is driving my car. Not now, no...

No Valet person is driving my car. Not now, no how. My partner can if he wants, but we rarely drive each other's cars. After 38 years together, 4 legally married, he's come to get that while...
11-16-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By rbrylaw

Looks GREAT. I might have to do the same with my...

Looks GREAT. I might have to do the same with my car!
11-15-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 15,350
Posted By rbrylaw

Mercedes Me Connect - General User Questions and Tips Thread

This is the second thread I've started for Mercedes Me Connect. For 2019, Mercedes opened a new App for the 2019 cars. Some of us had significant issues getting activated to Mercedes servers...
11-15-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,689
Posted By rbrylaw

That would be fine to have two threads devoted to...

That would be fine to have two threads devoted to Me Connect services. One if you can't get activated at all. The other for general user questions and tips. I'll start a 2nd thread for that...
11-15-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,689
Posted By rbrylaw

I was just logging in to say something about...

I was just logging in to say something about this, so thanks for the thought starter.

This morning as I was getting my briefcase out of my trunk, my boss walked up and we just started talking as...
11-14-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By rbrylaw

While many parts of the US are bracing for the...

While many parts of the US are bracing for the first major snow of the season, we're bracing for temperatures on Friday in the mid-60s. For High Temps. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I may have to wear a long...
11-14-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,102
Posted By rbrylaw

In the US? At this time there is not. Only...

In the US? At this time there is not. Only recently has the NHTSA even recommended the use of the European system to use the full intelligent lights and it still has to go for public comment and...
11-14-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By rbrylaw

Sure. For me, I don't have unlimited data on my...

Sure. For me, I don't have unlimited data on my iPhone. So, with the internet service I'm now buying from AT&T, I can not only stream as many GB of data I want (I listen to Pandora and Spotify A...
11-14-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By rbrylaw

Very nice looking winter shoes. The black will...

Very nice looking winter shoes. The black will never show all the crud that accumulates on the roads in the winter. I so don't miss winter!!!

Summer shoes in Florida:...
11-14-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,689
Posted By rbrylaw

Maybe my call yesterday where they told me they...

Maybe my call yesterday where they told me they escalated me to a higher level escalation team or they just simply wrote....."Please get this guys app to work so he won't call and complain daily!"
...
11-11-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 138,603
Posted By rbrylaw

Really Really nice nycebo!!!

Really Really nice nycebo!!!
11-10-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,332
Posted By rbrylaw

Why yes, yes you can! it's buried in settings...

Why yes, yes you can! it's buried in settings and I can't quite remember the right sequence, but you absolutely can have the nav view on the left side and the media view on the right side.

It...
11-10-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,332
Posted By rbrylaw

Glad you're enjoying the new Cabrio! I'm with...

Glad you're enjoying the new Cabrio! I'm with you on not having a touch screen. That said, those days will soon be over in MB land. They are in the process of migrating to MBUX, which looks like...
11-09-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By rbrylaw

It would likely be a safe bet that Service, Parts...

It would likely be a safe bet that Service, Parts and Finance, generate much more revenue for a dealership than new car sales.
11-08-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,755
Posted By rbrylaw

Commented there, but she's beautiful!!

Commented there, but she's beautiful!!
11-08-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,175
Posted By rbrylaw

NICE!!!

NICE!!!
11-07-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,689
Posted By rbrylaw

I hope this helps you, but the Mercedes Me...

I hope this helps you, but the Mercedes Me Connect guy who called me last night admitted that remote start was a known issue with the system at this time. I wish Mercedes would wait to put out an...
11-06-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 366,840
Posted By rbrylaw

We had ordered the E450 I just got and a C300...

We had ordered the E450 I just got and a C300 Cabriolet. When I was trying to decide between the GLE 350 and E class, he drove the E and fell in love, so he decided he wanted the E sedan over the...
11-05-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 366,840
Posted By rbrylaw

Just had to pop and say you did such a great job...

Just had to pop and say you did such a great job putting the pricing on the GLE options together Greg! I've been keeping up with this thread. I still think a GLE will be in our future but not for...
11-05-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 202,298
Posted By rbrylaw

Congratuations Stephos!!! And thanks for the...

Congratuations Stephos!!! And thanks for the shoutout. I love seeing people get excited about getting their new Benz and the E450 Coupe is quite the starting point for a first Benz, to be sure!! ...
11-04-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By rbrylaw

I think we're talking about the same thing. I...

I think we're talking about the same thing. I honestly don't know what Canada permits or doesn't. But in the US, the ability to able or disable individual led lights in the US cars other than High...
11-04-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By rbrylaw

I wouldn't delay on that. It's not difficult to...

I wouldn't delay on that. It's not difficult to do and there's a really good chance that after only 11 months, your dealer parts department will replace it for you without charge.

When you park,...
11-04-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,755
Posted By rbrylaw

Thanks. Truth be told, I'm not huge fan of brown,...

Thanks. Truth be told, I'm not huge fan of brown, but I just knew the Nut Brown leather and the Natural Ash wood would be such a great combination. I've had black interiors a lot and really wanted to...
11-04-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 138,603
Posted By rbrylaw

Putting a ceramic coating on a car is a great...

Putting a ceramic coating on a car is a great thing. It truly protects the paint, but there is still nothing IMHO like a high quality wax over the ceramic coat. Doing one immediately after the...
11-03-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By rbrylaw

When you took delivery of your car, your dealer...

When you took delivery of your car, your dealer should have set your car to change time automatically. There's no reason you need to change the time manually as your car is perfectly capable of...
11-03-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By rbrylaw

There's an old quote that seems appropriate when...

There's an old quote that seems appropriate when you see the inconsideration and laziness of people, especially, in shopping areas and it's this......."Hell is other people!" You did a great job...
11-03-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,755
Posted By rbrylaw

Woo Hoo Rusty! So happy to hear it arrived and...

Woo Hoo Rusty! So happy to hear it arrived and you have a scheduled delivery! These are going to the longest 3 days you've ever had!:zoom:
11-03-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 138,603
Posted By rbrylaw

Even though it was ceramic coated, I still like...

Even though it was ceramic coated, I still like to have a coat of high quality wax put on. So my detailer just spent 4 hours detailing the car and the wax I prefer is Collinite pure carnauba. It's...
11-03-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,755
Posted By rbrylaw

You can't tell I LOVE LOVE LOVE this car, so...

You can't tell I LOVE LOVE LOVE this car, so maybe a "few" she was just detailed photos will suffice:
...
11-02-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By rbrylaw

Kind of have to agree with superangrypenguin on...

Kind of have to agree with superangrypenguin on this one. Though I'm sure there are engine mods and exhausts you can get aftermarket to change the sound of the engine. Check out some of the threads...
11-01-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,362
Posted By rbrylaw

I'm pretty picky. I'm a degreed classical...

I'm pretty picky. I'm a degreed classical musician, so I have well trained ears and I prefer a natural balanced sound. My home system includes Focal Reference Monitors from France with high end...
11-01-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
Posted By rbrylaw

You'll have to ask MB where the build for the...

You'll have to ask MB where the build for the 2019 Coupe and Convertible is. One would think by now, they'd have updated their most important online sales tool, but I guess it's not that important...
11-01-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,755
Posted By rbrylaw

Yes, to all the above. I can definitely feel the...

Yes, to all the above. I can definitely feel the difference and the car is simply more responsive than our E400 is. Don't get me wrong, the E400 is a GREAT car and I wouldn't trade out of it to get...
10-31-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,755
Posted By rbrylaw

Thanks so much. I'll post more pics after she...

Thanks so much. I'll post more pics after she gets her first coat of wax this weekend. Maybe break out the Nikon DSLR!
10-31-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,755
Posted By rbrylaw

In this instance, I believe you've misinterpreted...

In this instance, I believe you've misinterpreted the definition of ricer as a reference to people of Asian heritage. That's not the definition in this context. A Ricer is someone who mods up a...
10-30-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 138,603
Posted By rbrylaw

My new 2019 E450! ...

My new 2019 E450!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/450_2_929adc1c3fbfb4eee28591993342beeec9b85b90.jpg...
10-30-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,755
Posted By rbrylaw

Rod's New Ride

At long last the wait is over! To say I'm thrilled is an understatement. Got to the dealership at about 3 this afternoon for a scheduled delivery at 3:30. The paperwork was ready the car was ready...
10-30-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,334
Posted By rbrylaw

Just got my E450 Sedan today and am delighted to...

Just got my E450 Sedan today and am delighted to say they made the charging mat larger. My iPhone Xs Max WITH a case fits just fine on the charging mat! Woo Hoo!
10-29-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,175
Posted By rbrylaw

We looked at a white 2019 CLS with black on black...

We looked at a white 2019 CLS with black on black yesterday at our dealer yesterday. Wow! You're in a for a real treat Wednesday. Yes you are my friend!
10-29-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 19,202
Posted By rbrylaw

I may be the only guy here who will have owned a...

I may be the only guy here who will have owned a E300, E400 and E450! All in the span of two months, no less. LOL
10-29-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 19,202
Posted By rbrylaw

Awesome news Rusty!! And........Mine is...

Awesome news Rusty!!

And........Mine is here!! At the dealership. It's in the Tint Shop right now. Scheduled delivery tomorrow afternoon!!
10-28-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,202
Posted By rbrylaw

Don't pay this guy any attention. Clearly a...

Don't pay this guy any attention. Clearly a troll. Check out his thread on the Worst MB he's ever owned. Musings of the disgruntled.
10-28-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,032
Posted By rbrylaw

So let me see if I'm getting this right. You've...

So let me see if I'm getting this right. You've not been happy with your car, therefore they are ALL horrible and no one should buy one. Sorry, but that's just dumb. Many here have the E class and...
10-26-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,464
Posted By rbrylaw

It's hard to say what the future holds for MB. ...

It's hard to say what the future holds for MB. One would imagine the C, E, S to stay around for years to come. In the US, they have always been big sellers. SUV's are also big, so the GLC, GLE and...
10-26-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 19,202
Posted By rbrylaw

Interesting article on the logistics of moving...

Interesting article on the logistics of moving cars from the VPC to dealer lots: https://automotivelogistics.media/interview/one-way-another-always-get-job-done
10-26-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 19,202
Posted By rbrylaw

I'm glad you're getting the car you wanted. I...

I'm glad you're getting the car you wanted. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with the Brown Ash wood. I specifically wanted the Natural Brown Ash wood on my build.
10-26-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By rbrylaw

Here's an interesting article on this subject: ...

Here's an interesting article on this subject: https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-technology/news/a31366/mercedes-benz-m256-inline-six/
10-24-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 19,202
Posted By rbrylaw

We mere mortals can't track NetStar for code...

We mere mortals can't track NetStar for code changes, so I rely on my sales guy to relay changes to me. He know's I redefine OCD, so he checks daily and either texts or calls when a status change...
10-23-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By rbrylaw

I prefer to purchase PPM up front at today's cost...

I prefer to purchase PPM up front at today's cost and never worry about future price increases. As to not using a service, as long as you stay in the Mercedes family at lease end (i.e., get another...
10-22-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 19,202
Posted By rbrylaw

LOL.........Anticipation is often the most fun...

LOL.........Anticipation is often the most fun part of getting a new car! And I will get a grip, when I can finally wrap my grubby fingers around that Napa Leather steering wheel!
10-19-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,524
Posted By rbrylaw

That's nice. I don't need any test to validate...

That's nice. I don't need any test to validate the E Class without ACP is extremely quiet on its own. Again, if you purchased it that's great. I hope you truly enjoy the added couple DBM's of...
10-19-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
Posted By rbrylaw

You just missed it as it's there. Go to the...

You just missed it as it's there. Go to the Entertainment and Convenience page in the build and it's a stand alone option for $1100.
10-18-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
Posted By rbrylaw

It's about time. If you go to my dealer, there's...

It's about time. If you go to my dealer, there's not a single new 2018 E on the lot and there hasn't been for weeks. It's about time MBUSA finally updated their website.

Just to see how the price...
10-17-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,182
Posted By rbrylaw

WOWSA. They're really fantastic looking wheels....

WOWSA. They're really fantastic looking wheels. Like REALLY REALLY Nice! And the prices are frigging fantastic!
10-17-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,246
Posted By rbrylaw

The clear advantage to leasing a car is one can...

The clear advantage to leasing a car is one can typically drive a nicer car than they could afford to purchase. You're paying for the portion of the car you drive while you drive it. And yes, you...
10-17-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,246
Posted By rbrylaw

My decision is more personal. Yes, I get a great...

My decision is more personal. Yes, I get a great discount, but I also don't finance my cars. I buy them outright. And like my home, which I own, I don't want to rent my car or be told how many...
10-16-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,202
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.
10-16-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By rbrylaw

Finally - Self Dimming Adaptive Headlights in the US

I just read this article in Motor Authority - https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1119359_us-to-finally-allow-modern-self-dimming-adaptive-headlights

Since the headlights in our cars have the...
10-15-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,202
Posted By rbrylaw

I'm not a vegetarian and likely most here aren't....

I'm not a vegetarian and likely most here aren't. Chances are like me, many here eat chickens and cows and other farm animals, as well as fish and other fish that swim in the oceans, rivers and...
10-15-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,586
Posted By rbrylaw

Congrats on the new 2019!

Congrats on the new 2019!
10-14-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,202
Posted By rbrylaw

Agreed. VW founded the studies, the data was...

Agreed. VW founded the studies, the data was shared with Mercedes and BMW. All should be ashamed, but VW was the most responsible.
10-13-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By rbrylaw

That's nice, but I don't think this is a...

That's nice, but I don't think this is a competition about who can add air to their tire faster.
10-12-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By rbrylaw

Congrats and welcome to the forum!!!

Congrats and welcome to the forum!!!
10-09-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By rbrylaw

Ever Wondered How Your Car Gets Loaded Into Its Luxury Cruise Ship?

I thought this was interesting. You can see Mercedes cars being driven into the ship it's assigned: https://youtu.be/u_OSnioeFjY
10-01-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By rbrylaw

Mercedes lists it at 5.0 seconds  MSRP...

Mercedes lists it at 5.0 seconds

 MSRP $59,950  3.0L V6 biturbo engine  Horsepower 362 hp  Torque 369 lb-ft  5.0 sec est. (0-60 mph)  Launch date: Q3 2018

I read somewhere recently that a...
09-30-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,200
Posted By rbrylaw

Two new cars are coming this year with MBUX. ...

Two new cars are coming this year with MBUX. MBUX is the new infotainment system, which will eventually reaplce Comand in all their cars. MBUX is a touch screen. The A Class and upcoming just...
09-21-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By rbrylaw

My keys didn't even come in a plastic...

My keys didn't even come in a plastic bag..........But the dealership did give me a bag with some decent Logo Key rings and a coffee mug. Woo Hoo!!
09-18-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 366,840
Posted By rbrylaw

How exciting is that! I'm sure you're going to...

How exciting is that! I'm sure you're going to LOVE LOVE the GLE43!!
09-14-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 11,767
Posted By rbrylaw

Here you go: A4 FINAL SUPPLIER...

Here you go:

A4 FINAL SUPPLIER ORDER/SCHEDULED NOT PRODUCED
B0 19 DAYS TO PRODUCTION
B1 13 DAYS TO PRODUCTION
B3 NO CHANGES POSSIBLE
B4 2 DAYS TO COMPLETION
B5 PRODUCTION COMPLETE
B7 AT...
09-11-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 366,840
Posted By rbrylaw

From Motor Authority today: ...

From Motor Authority today: https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1118669_mercedes-benz-teases-2020-gle-luxury-suv
08-31-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 366,840
Posted By rbrylaw

That kind of sums up MB design philosophy these...

That kind of sums up MB design philosophy these days. To me, the W167 will look like a bigger brother to the GLC, which is kind of to be expected. MB needed to kill off the ML body and this certainly...
08-29-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,989
Posted By rbrylaw

You're speaking of minor wear and tear, which is...

You're speaking of minor wear and tear, which is generally forgiven. They call it the Credit Card test. If you can cover the ding or scratch with a credit card, it's forgiven. If it's like a huge...
08-29-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By rbrylaw

Leasing with the option to buy at lease end works...

Leasing with the option to buy at lease end works for a lot of people. Just make sure the residual value at lease end is not higher than the actual value of the car at that time. Otherwise, it...
08-29-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By rbrylaw

The way I see it is it shouldn't really matter...

The way I see it is it shouldn't really matter what any of us really think about options like this. If it will put a smile on your face when you open your car door and you can afford to have it,...
08-29-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By rbrylaw

And if what he bought was the Star as pictured,...

And if what he bought was the Star as pictured, why does the box say it's a Coolant Thermometer?
08-28-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,182
Posted By rbrylaw

OK.....Stop. I had just changed into a nice new...

OK.....Stop. I had just changed into a nice new clean t-shirt and now I've drooled all over it and have to change again! Those wheels are so cool as is the rest of the car! We've been friends here...
08-26-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 36,746
Posted By rbrylaw

Hey Buddy! It's simply BEAUTUIFUL! I'm truly...

Hey Buddy! It's simply BEAUTUIFUL! I'm truly happy for you. The inside and outside combination, couldn't be better!! May you drive in happiness and health for thousands of miles!
08-25-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,989
Posted By rbrylaw

Yep! All the reasons I'm not going to try to...

Yep! All the reasons I'm not going to try to sell a car outright. If I lose a little by trading in my car, I gain so much more in less hassle and never have to fear for my personal safety.
08-25-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,240
Posted By rbrylaw

If your car has a ceramic coating, bugs, etc....

If your car has a ceramic coating, bugs, etc. should wipe off easily. If your dealer applied the coating, take the car to them and have them take care of it. Something doesn't sound right...
08-24-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,463
Posted By rbrylaw

Yes, I've gone directly from the E400 to the E300...

Yes, I've gone directly from the E400 to the E300 and back again. My take is I didn't even know they were amplifying engine sounds into the cabin on the E300 until I read it here. I'm likely in the...
08-24-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 366,840
Posted By rbrylaw

Ah. thanks. I thought it was a US plate, but I...

Ah. thanks. I thought it was a US plate, but I expanded it and believe you're correct. And a quick check of MB Canada shows there is indeed a GLE 400 for 2018.
08-23-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,430
Posted By rbrylaw

The 450 engine in the S Class is pretty much the...

The 450 engine in the S Class is pretty much the same engine I have in my E400, with just a few less horses, which is fine given the difference in weight and size. It's a tried and true engine that...
08-23-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,430
Posted By rbrylaw

It looks like you made up your mind. I love the S...

It looks like you made up your mind. I love the S Class. It's way too big for me or my garage, but I love it just the same. I'm happy you've determined which car best meets your needs....
08-23-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 366,840
Posted By rbrylaw

According to the photos of his current GLE, he...

According to the photos of his current GLE, he lives in the US.
08-23-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 366,840
Posted By rbrylaw

I was going to ask the same question. There's...

I was going to ask the same question. There's the GLE350/GLE350 4Matic/GLE43/GLE63/GLE63S and the GLE550E Plugin Hybrid
08-22-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By rbrylaw

05/08/18 Updated pricing for AMG trims H09 and...

05/08/18 Updated pricing for AMG trims H09 and 736
05/15/18 Updated option package for designo Black/ Titanium Grey Pearl (P62) and designo Macchiato Beige/ Titian Red (P87): added chrome door pins...
08-22-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,989
Posted By rbrylaw

I think anyone who wants one just needs to send...

I think anyone who wants one just needs to send me a PM with their email address. I've been sending to people this way for a few weeks now.
08-21-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 795
Posted By rbrylaw

Coming from a C Class to the E Class, I have to...

Coming from a C Class to the E Class, I have to really disagree with your comment that a C and E drive the same. You make some broad sweeping comments, which I don't think many really agree with. I...
08-21-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,303
Posted By rbrylaw

Fair points all. But I've never had a suspension...

Fair points all. But I've never had a suspension issue on any MB car I've owned. Perhaps I'm just a lucky sort of fellow!
08-21-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,303
Posted By rbrylaw

On air suspension. I'm sure it's great. I've...

On air suspension. I'm sure it's great. I've never driven a MB car outfitted with it. I don't want to either. I've never been unhappy with the ride of my MB cars with a standard suspension. To...
08-21-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,989
Posted By rbrylaw

Good luck. I hope whatever you get makes you as...

Good luck. I hope whatever you get makes you as happy as my E400 makes me!
08-21-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By rbrylaw

Yes, for that 1/2 minute between opening the...

Yes, for that 1/2 minute between opening the door, sitting down in the drivers seat, then closing the door!
08-21-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By rbrylaw

It really depends on how much they paid for the...

It really depends on how much they paid for the car and it's unlikely any dealer will give you an honest answer to that question. I'll give you my trade as an example. My 2016 C300 Sport, with 9557...
08-21-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By rbrylaw

It's personal preference. I'm not sure about the...

It's personal preference. I'm not sure about the claim the illuminated door sills actually provide any more protection, but if every time you open your car door it would put a smile on your face to...
08-20-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,674
Posted By rbrylaw

I got what you were saying. I honestly don't...

I got what you were saying. I honestly don't think you'll have any issue whatsoever with the build quality of an E class vehicle. The interiors of our cars are rock solid.
08-20-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,674
Posted By rbrylaw

For every brand out there, such as Audi, BMW,...

For every brand out there, such as Audi, BMW, etc., you can find all sorts of videos on YouTube that are designed to shed doubt on the build quality of the brand someone is clearly trying to...
08-20-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,463
Posted By rbrylaw

I responded to your new thread. That's bonkers...

I responded to your new thread. That's bonkers and so NOT reality. If you were nearby, you could come over and push against any of the trim pieces in either of our E cars and you'll NOT hear...
08-20-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,674
Posted By rbrylaw

It almost sounds like someone else is making a...

It almost sounds like someone else is making a noise as the guy pushes against trim pieces. Let me tell you, without any doubt you can come push on the trim pieces in my car (which I've done) and...
08-20-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,463
Posted By rbrylaw

I actually tried to buy a Jaguar F Pace S before...

I actually tried to buy a Jaguar F Pace S before I wound up with the E400. But then I realized that of all the cars I've truly loved, they've ALL been Mercedes and I have a dealer who treats me...
08-20-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,463
Posted By rbrylaw

I actually bought the very same model, color and...

I actually bought the very same model, color and options package twice (long story) in the same year. But I truly LOVED LOVED LOVED that car. I did trade it for a 1998 CLK 320 Coupe. That I traded...
08-20-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,463
Posted By rbrylaw

It's as if you and I are describing completely...

It's as if you and I are describing completely different cars altogether. I find the interior of the E300 to be an extremely quiet place to be. Far quieter than the GLC300 it replaced. And the GLC...
08-20-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,463
Posted By rbrylaw

No offense taken, trust me. I had the same...

No offense taken, trust me. I had the same (supposed) Burmester system in my C300, but I think the system in the E400/E300 is significantly better than the C and actually pretty good for my...
08-20-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,463
Posted By rbrylaw

Talking I have a degree in Music, so sound quality is...

I have a degree in Music, so sound quality is very important to me. The regular Burmester system is actually pretty darn tootin' good. But I've never heard the 'spensive one. I'm afraid to know...
08-20-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,463
Posted By rbrylaw

Sorry about that. Maybe there's some advantage...

Sorry about that. Maybe there's some advantage to being older, with less sensitive hearing! LOL
08-20-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,463
Posted By rbrylaw

I haven't personally seen a car outfitted with...

I haven't personally seen a car outfitted with Acoustic Glass, but I believe it is single pane. Likely a bit thicker, with insulation built into the glass. Maybe someone who has the glass fitted on...
08-20-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,989
Posted By rbrylaw

Hope it all works out for you. I didn't know I...

Hope it all works out for you. I didn't know I could love a car as much as I love my E400!
08-20-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,463
Posted By rbrylaw

The code is PAF From the Dealer Build Guide:...

The code is PAF

From the Dealer Build Guide:

PAF Acoustic Comfort Package Increased Cabin Insulation, Windshield and Side Windows with Acoustic and Heat Absorbing Membrane All Models $ 1,100
08-19-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By rbrylaw

I would say if they were really good people would...

I would say if they were really good people would buy them and from my search after your post, I found the same thing. They aren't available and one guy got his money back. The only thing I've ever...
08-18-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By rbrylaw

I don't know about being that helpful, but thank...

I don't know about being that helpful, but thank you for the nice comment. I had actually ordered a 2019 E450, with lot's of the safety features. Many of those features I know I would likely rarely...
08-18-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By rbrylaw

There is the 2019 Dealer Order Guide in one of...

There is the 2019 Dealer Order Guide in one of these threads about the 2019 model year. The changes are not significant. The E300 will get the new steering wheel controls, but nothing much else is...
08-18-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By rbrylaw

If your car was built in June, it will be a 2019...

If your car was built in June, it will be a 2019 Model and include the changes coming for the 2019 model year.
08-17-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By rbrylaw

He was likely correct. Here in the US for the...

He was likely correct. Here in the US for the 2018 model year, Active Distance Distronic Plus was included in the P3 package, not the P2 Package. For the 2019 Model year, Mercedes is separating many...
08-17-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,243
Posted By rbrylaw

Me too! If I get behind the wheel of any other...

Me too! If I get behind the wheel of any other car, I wind up turning on the windshield wipers as I've grown so accustomed to the MB Shifter on the stalk. It feels fine to me, but then I've had one...
08-15-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,893
Posted By rbrylaw

Exzactly. Look at the center console in my E400...

Exzactly. Look at the center console in my E400 picture below. Note that the grain runs fully through the entire console, including the pop up cover over the cup holders.
...
08-15-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By rbrylaw

In a quick check of the user manual, this isn't a...

In a quick check of the user manual, this isn't a feature listed in the climate control system as it relates to recirculation. I'll give it a try, but I would think the owner's manual would detail...
08-14-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,783
Posted By rbrylaw

No...you are incorrect. When any vehicle enters...

No...you are incorrect. When any vehicle enters "port" aside from some exceptions that I won't get into, the vehicles are subjected to US regulations. TRUST ME I am well aware of your frustrations.
...
08-14-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,303
Posted By rbrylaw

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08-13-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,783
Posted By rbrylaw

Are you sure you're equipped to handle this...

Are you sure you're equipped to handle this mentally? I've known for some time E450s wouldn't be released until Q4. I too had ordered one, but decided I just didn't want to wait and picked up a brand...
08-11-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,146
Posted By rbrylaw

Why? He already said he's going for an E300 and...

Why? He already said he's going for an E300 and there's nothing wrong with that. Plus his question was not about engine, it was about interior finishes and for 2019, there isn't an E400. It is...
08-10-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By rbrylaw

This trade war he started isn't likely going to...

This trade war he started isn't likely going to have a very good outcome for the US.
08-08-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,865
Posted By rbrylaw

Don't be one of those people who waits for some...

Don't be one of those people who waits for some level of perfection one may never find. Decide what you want and go get it. It's out there for sure.
08-08-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,865
Posted By rbrylaw

Hey Scott, I did look last night to see if...

Hey Scott,

I did look last night to see if the phone is plugged in and connected to Apple Car Play, if the phone is charging even if not on the charging pad and it actually is. So yes, plugged in...
08-08-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By rbrylaw

I'm sure they'll work something out with you...

I'm sure they'll work something out with you you'll find agreeable. MB doesn't want to have to go through the Lemon Law thing anymore than you do. They took a car back from me years ago they...
08-06-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,935
Posted By rbrylaw

A study...

A study (http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2013-us-original-equipment-tire-customer-satisfaction-study) by J.D. Power found that people replaced their run-flat tires an average of 6,000 miles...
08-06-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,296
Posted By rbrylaw

Again, demonstrating the analog gauges DON'T look...

Again, demonstrating the analog gauges DON'T look awkward, here are two pictures I took on my way home from work just now. To my eyes, it's classy, elegant, balanced and I'm quite happy with the...
08-06-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,296
Posted By rbrylaw

The lack of the dual digital screen wouldn't and...

The lack of the dual digital screen wouldn't and DIDN'T disappoint me to NOT have the dual screen option in my brand new E400 I picked up this weekend. I actually like the combination of analog dials...
08-06-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,296
Posted By rbrylaw

I found it, thanks. The NFC chip does nothing to...

I found it, thanks. The NFC chip does nothing to help cellular communications in the E Class in the US. For the US, NFC was not enabled to do what it does in Europe, including letting you use your...
08-06-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By rbrylaw

Go out to your DMV Website for your state and get...

Go out to your DMV Website for your state and get the Lemon Law PDF. It will detail what you need to do. There are some depreciation clauses you'll have to abide by, so it's unlikely you'll get...
08-06-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,865
Posted By rbrylaw

Unfortunately, Car Play is not wireless. I don't...

Unfortunately, Car Play is not wireless. I don't think there are many if any in the US that are. There's a USB plug next to the charging pad, specifically to connect the iPhone, via USB and...
08-06-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,296
Posted By rbrylaw

I just went to the garage and turned off the NFC...

I just went to the garage and turned off the NFC chip in my car. Maybe it's not a big deal, but now when I place my iPhone in the charging cradle it just starts charging and for whatever reason, Car...
08-06-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,296
Posted By rbrylaw

Can you point to anything where it says the car...

Can you point to anything where it says the car benefits off the vehicle's cellular antenna via NFC? I don't see how that works at all. NFC is Near Field Communications. The cars cellular antenna...
08-05-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,296
Posted By rbrylaw

Within the last week, we bought a new E300 and a...

Within the last week, we bought a new E300 and a new E400. The E300 is a great car and the engine quiet and responsive enough for my partner. I just wanted the extra oomph of the E400, but I'm sure...
08-05-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 366,840
Posted By rbrylaw

From a Moror1 Article:"The new Mercedes GLE is...

From a Moror1 Article:"The new Mercedes GLE is expected to show up before the end of the year, or early in 2019. Underhood of the standard model should come the same mild-hybrid, inline-six...
08-04-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 366,840
Posted By rbrylaw

Hey folks. I've been following the thread as bits...

Hey folks. I've been following the thread as bits of info dribble out. The new GLE is certainly shaping up to be a great SUV. We finally decided to just get two 2018 E Class Sedans. My partner's is a...
08-04-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,935
Posted By rbrylaw

Sorry your tires wore out so fast, but I still...

Sorry your tires wore out so fast, but I still don't agree they are the worst. I drove my C300 for 3 years, which I traded today for an E400 and the tires were wearing just fine on them. Perhaps...
08-04-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 138,603
Posted By rbrylaw

We are now officially a 2 E Class family. We...

We are now officially a 2 E Class family. We picked up my 2018 E400 Today. Iridium Silver, Black Leather (heated and ventilated seats), Natural Black Ash Open Pore trim and center console, P2...
08-04-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By rbrylaw

I'm in the same (er, similar) boat as you. My...

I'm in the same (er, similar) boat as you. My dealer gave me the most amazing discount on my new E400 (picked her up today) with P2 (actually what they call Q2) w/o Digital Cluster. I'm not...
08-03-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,935
Posted By rbrylaw

Because it's your opinion. You said "run flats...

Because it's your opinion. You said "run flats are joke." They're not. And "you shouldn't drive on them." Your opinion, and not one I share.

If you had said simply you don't want or like run...
08-03-2018, 10:17 PM
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Views: 2,935
Posted By rbrylaw

If you don't want keyboard warriors don't make...

If you don't want keyboard warriors don't make opinionated claims as fact. Run Flats aren't a joke and I've had no issue riding on them. In fact, I was very happy to have the ability to safely make...
08-02-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 19,202
Posted By rbrylaw

So........I'm not getting the E450 afterall. My...

So........I'm not getting the E450 afterall. My dealer and I have haggled all morning over an E400 they have on the lot that has most (not all) options I wanted. No, I'm not getting the fancy all...
08-01-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,243
Posted By rbrylaw

I find voice command of address in the Comand...

I find voice command of address in the Comand system works really well.
08-01-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By rbrylaw

I wish I could help you, but I'm waiting for an...

I wish I could help you, but I'm waiting for an E450 to be built, so I don't know where the oil filter is on the E400. Someone here will know that for sure. And maybe someone does know about the...
07-31-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By rbrylaw

I think I'd be driving over to my MB dealer and...

I think I'd be driving over to my MB dealer and have them take a look before I'd ask a bunch of users on a forum. But maybe that's just me.
07-29-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By rbrylaw

Can't really offer any insight into winter tire...

Can't really offer any insight into winter tire needs. I live in the land of perpetual summer in Florida
We didn't get acoustic comfort on the E300 we picked up yesterday and I didn't order it on...
07-29-2018, 07:20 PM
07-28-2018, 11:20 PM
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Views: 138,603
Posted By rbrylaw

Picked up a 2018 E300 today, with Q2 (P2 w/o...

Picked up a 2018 E300 today, with Q2 (P2 w/o digital display). And we have a 2019 E450 with most of the goodies, which will come likely in the fall.

...
07-28-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,355
Posted By rbrylaw

The OP is looking for the gloss version, not...

The OP is looking for the gloss version, not natural as you've shown.
07-27-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By rbrylaw

Personally, with the expense of the tires and...

Personally, with the expense of the tires and wheels on MB cars, I won't be without the wheel and tire warranty. Glad it worked out for you.
07-27-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,243
Posted By rbrylaw

It's actually called Comand (with one m). Maybe...

It's actually called Comand (with one m). Maybe that's why you don't like it. It's missing an M! :o:
07-27-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,243
Posted By rbrylaw

I do most everything by voice in my C300. Bring...

I do most everything by voice in my C300. Bring up navigation, make phone calls, reply to texts. I don't use the Comand dial very much.
07-27-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,243
Posted By rbrylaw

It's not important to me. I've spend so many...

It's not important to me. I've spend so many years becoming accustomed to Comand and it works well enough for my needs. I guess not having to touch the voice button and simply say "Hey Mercedes" to...
07-27-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,243
Posted By rbrylaw

It's been reported that MBUX will eventually roll...

It's been reported that MBUX will eventually roll out to all their cars. The 2020 GLE coming in late 2019 will have it. The new CLS is coming with it. And as you've already said, the new A class...
07-27-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,867
Posted By rbrylaw

Thanks and you are right. I didn't mean for my...

Thanks and you are right. I didn't mean for my comments to come off as fact. What works best for you is what you should get for sure. And that's why we have different options! Cheers
07-23-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By rbrylaw

Probably didn't hurt them. You might want to put...

Probably didn't hurt them. You might want to put a good coat of wax on them. The rough bits you feel are likely road sand that hit the wheels under normal driving conditions. If you don't see...
07-22-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 19,202
Posted By rbrylaw

Other than option package changes, there isn't...

Other than option package changes, there isn't much changing on the 2019. I actually told my dealer if they can find a 2018 with the options I want, I'd seriously consider it. I thought the E400...
07-22-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 19,202
Posted By rbrylaw

Of you just spend more $$$$ and get what you...

Of you just spend more $$$$ and get what you want. :naughty:
07-19-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By rbrylaw

Whether you order in July or August, will still...

Whether you order in July or August, will still likely yield a 2020 produced E53.
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