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Today, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By places

I'm all thumbs, if I undertook that task it would...

I'm all thumbs, if I undertook that task it would end getting towed to the shop to finish what I started.
Yesterday, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By places

Everything AMG is more. Some items can be...

Everything AMG is more. Some items can be competitive but overall AMG's are not cheap to maintain. Regular service isn't that much IMO, but once you start getting into brakes and rotors it gets up...
Yesterday, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By places

Wow, that's a serious service call. Anytime you...

Wow, that's a serious service call. Anytime you need to detach and reattach the transmission, that's serious work. Glad it worked out and the G is running smooth. Enjoy!
Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By places

Sounds about right. I would however look into...

Sounds about right. I would however look into other Dealers, this particular dealer does not have the best reputation based on other experiences.
06-14-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By places

Yeah, I missed the mileage part, its the ADD....

Yeah, I missed the mileage part, its the ADD. That is a bummer indeed but hopefully just a fluke. Especially since you've owned others and never had issues like this before. I wonder what causes...
Forum: AMG GT
06-02-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,602
Posted By places

Regardless of what others think, thank you for...

Regardless of what others think, thank you for sharing this. Always helps to keep things in perspective. Crossing a double yellow is never ok. Period. This is how bad things happen quick.
06-01-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,105
Posted By places

Well said. You won't miss what you never had.

Well said. You won't miss what you never had.
05-24-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,683
Posted By places

Let's stay on track shall we. S Class, remember?

Let's stay on track shall we. S Class, remember?
05-23-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,392
Posted By places

S Class ALWAYS meant elegance. Where is the...

S Class ALWAYS meant elegance. Where is the elegance in a giant tablet? Hideous. The direction is towards 100% voice activation for everything so the argument of knobs vs screens will become...
05-22-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By places

100% agree and would love to see this....

100% agree and would love to see this. Unfortunately we are in different times and it seems like MB is only concerned with getting their vehicles in every driveway so exclusivity is tossed. Would...
05-21-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,988
Posted By places

Very nice, great service indeed. That's the way...

Very nice, great service indeed. That's the way to create and maintain loyalty. Hope it catches on.
05-15-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By places

I would walk. If the owner neglected what was...

I would walk. If the owner neglected what was routine and recommended service what else did they neglect. The 1800 mile service is a couple hours in the shop, no big deal.These are expensive vehicles...
05-12-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By places

If you plan on keeping it, sure. Seems like you...

If you plan on keeping it, sure. Seems like you like the car and since you know it well why not? If you plan on trading in the next year or two I would say not.
05-12-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By places

Love the white one. It really pops. I think the...

Love the white one. It really pops. I think the 65's are going to become collectibles. No more 12's.
05-11-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By places

Tech can certainly assist in heightening the...

Tech can certainly assist in heightening the luxury experience but not when it's unreliable. Unfortunately we have become accustomed to having 100K plus vehicles in the shop because due to tech...
05-11-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By places

I had no idea this feature existed. All this...

I had no idea this feature existed. All this modern tech on a G Class seems contradictory.
05-06-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By places

I have palladium silver and love it. I lucked...

I have palladium silver and love it. I lucked into it. Is this a dealer? If so cash is not a motivator as they like to make money on the finance. If it's private, disregard and yes its definitely to...
05-05-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By places

That's why I fill as soon I'm on half. Don't need...

That's why I fill as soon I'm on half. Don't need that drama.
05-05-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By places

No wobble issues, over all pretty stable for a...

No wobble issues, over all pretty stable for a vehicle this tall and narrow. You definitely learn to take corners slowly as the physics of this beast mandate you do. I do get some vibration between...
05-05-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By places

G63's drink lots of fuel fast. You just need to...

G63's drink lots of fuel fast. You just need to get used to it. I too find myself going through 1/8th almost instantly. I've hit 16+ MPG on highway cruising. Just babying the throttle. That's about...
05-04-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By places

I agree with Holson 100%. Drive one for a while...

I agree with Holson 100%. Drive one for a while and see if you like. It's different than anything else on the road or anything else you've driven for sure. I can see how some people keep theirs and...
05-02-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,372
Posted By places

Congratulations she is beautiful! Very crisp!...

Congratulations she is beautiful! Very crisp! Enjoy!
Forum: C450/C43 AMG
04-30-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,615
Posted By places

Well stated. Next gen C63 will have a 6 cylinder...

Well stated. Next gen C63 will have a 6 cylinder with some hybrid component(s) as will all real and non-real AMG cars. It's where it's all going regardless.
04-25-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,244
Posted By places

Well that's a big part of it. MB has become a...

Well that's a big part of it. MB has become a marketing company selling tech first car second. The tech drives the car that drives the driver. Building off the legacy of what was at one time an...
04-25-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,244
Posted By places

That's the problem. It does not keep it's...

That's the problem. It does not keep it's standards, drive any one of the newer entry points (CLA, GLA, GLC, and co.) and then drive an S/SL and tell me the standards match. Not even in the same...
04-23-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,271
Posted By places

Right, just forget that we are on a MB SL forum....

Right, just forget that we are on a MB SL forum. Let's keep our opinions to ourselves, no comments allowed until the new SL is actually released. It's as if everyone that has an opinion or prediction...
04-23-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By places

You will be fine. Just realize it is not the most...

You will be fine. Just realize it is not the most luxurious ride, but perhaps the funnest ride. Constant smile. Share pics when you pick it up. Congrats and good luck!
04-21-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,244
Posted By places

I have a great relationship with the dealer...

I have a great relationship with the dealer personnel. No appointment, I can literally pull up in the middle of the day give my SA the keys and get a loaner no problem. If I can't pick up the car the...
04-21-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,244
Posted By places

I think there are many people here like myself...

I think there are many people here like myself that value and care about the brand. We have demonstrated this through years of loyalty and lots of our hard earned dollars spent.

The MB of...
04-21-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,244
Posted By places

MB should treat everyone well, but realize a...

MB should treat everyone well, but realize a substantial amount of higher line MB owners have owned and may own multiple MB products. Myself and my family have owned 16 MB's in the last 20 years or...
04-20-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,244
Posted By places

Personally I have no problem if everyone could...

Personally I have no problem if everyone could afford an S or an E what have you. Ego has nothing to do with it. The issue I have is when certain parts in 140K vehicle are being shared with a 35K...
04-20-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,244
Posted By places

I feel your pain. Spend 120K+ and you get to see...

I feel your pain. Spend 120K+ and you get to see a CLA or GLA or some other diluted product with the MB badge. Personally I've lost track of all the different models and have no plans to learn them....
04-20-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,244
Posted By places

MB goal is to have their vehicle in every garage...

MB goal is to have their vehicle in every garage in the world, so exclusivity gets compromised. Since the intro for the CLA (some might say as far back as the ML/SLK), the new direction has been set....
04-19-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By places

10K more? Really? By the time you option out the...

10K more? Really? By the time you option out the 63 you're easily in the 160's. Discounts on 2018 put you in under 140 loaded. Personally I prefer the previous generation as it remains true to the...
04-18-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 118,178
Posted By places

I certainly won't argue that the screen is...

I certainly won't argue that the screen is beautiful, top notch, best in the world, etc.. However more tech does not equate to luxury. Especially if you compromise on the quality of finishers with...
04-18-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By places

Correct me if I missed something but didn't the...

Correct me if I missed something but didn't the 560 get introduced in 2018?
04-18-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By places

Part of what makes the G Class unique and so...

Part of what makes the G Class unique and so desired is it's iconic and "dated" image. It hasn't been changed in 40 years, this is what attracts so many people around the world to this amazing...
04-18-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 118,178
Posted By places

Overall a pretty predictable release. Certainly...

Overall a pretty predictable release. Certainly not overwhelming, nothing to make this line more exclusive or to reflect the price point considering you will end up over 100k fast with the V8 model....
04-16-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By places

That's interesting. Especially since you had...

That's interesting. Especially since you had every model year. Same oil each year?
04-16-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By places

Let's cut the G comparison now. Not even close.

Let's cut the G comparison now. Not even close.
04-15-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By places

Personally I doubt it needs to be every 1000,...

Personally I doubt it needs to be every 1000, that's a bit too often. I'll top it off when it asks me too.
04-15-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By places

2018 G63. I'm at 4000 miles. Needed a qt around...

2018 G63. I'm at 4000 miles. Needed a qt around 3000. Had a couple of C63's and they were pretty thirsty too. I think it's the engine. Although I don't speed in the G I do drive it around town in a...
04-15-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,581
Posted By places

I think we have a Troll here. Best to ignore....

I think we have a Troll here. Best to ignore. There seems to be a history with this guy over E vs S and E is better or equal to. He's a proud papa of an E450 and feels strongly that his car belongs...
04-13-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By places

So should we all expect this to occur if we keep...

So should we all expect this to occur if we keep out G's 10 years? I have a 2018 that I baby, garage, regular car wash, etc.. I can't imagine this to be that common. Must be random?
04-08-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By places

2018 G63 here. You really can't compare it...

2018 G63 here. You really can't compare it anything. The only common denominator at this level is exclusivity and price. It's probably one of the most impractical purchases you can make, but...
04-08-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By places

E63 wagon is a beast. Scary fast and stealth as...

E63 wagon is a beast. Scary fast and stealth as hell unless you know what it is. Much like the G, there is nothing else on the planet like it. I'd get it and let the gremlins work themselves out on...
03-25-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By places

I think this says it all. I can get up to 16 mpg...

I think this says it all. I can get up to 16 mpg on highway with cruise control. It drives like a truck, or some might say a jeep. Not nearly as comfortable as your x5, but there is no feeling like...
03-13-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By places

Why not put your name on a list, should be able...

Why not put your name on a list, should be able to pick one up in 2020 with no markup. Try a different dealer. Good luck and let us know.
03-06-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,496
Posted By places

Go away, you're not making any friends here. You...

Go away, you're not making any friends here. You tried this on another thread and got roasted. You clearly don't understand the spirit of this forum. No one wants your spam.

Can someone please get...
02-12-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,195
Posted By places

Well, no it's not an Audi but it certainly does...

Well, no it's not an Audi but it certainly does not look like a Bentley should. Take the headlights away and what do you really have looking back at you? The one feature about Bentley (and RR) is the...
02-12-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,195
Posted By places

Not a fan here. Q7 platform (and some will say...

Not a fan here. Q7 platform (and some will say body). I'm sure it's a very nice SUV and as you said capable but not the best looking IMO. Take the Bentley badging and headlights and what do you have?...
02-10-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,392
Posted By places

I'm not old but agree :) Currently my cars do...

I'm not old but agree :) Currently my cars do everything I need them to. Not interested on reading restaurant reviews on my dash or surfing the web.
02-07-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By places

100%. Pre-2000 S class WERE a solid chunk of...

100%. Pre-2000 S class WERE a solid chunk of stone. I remember the thickness of the dual paned windows. MB probably can't afford to build to that standard again.They did improved in 2007/8, felt like...
02-06-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By places

If an '18 is what you're interested in, there are...

If an '18 is what you're interested in, there are probably better deals and options out there. You should be able to get 15K off. I got mine in November with a great deal and have no regrets buying...
02-05-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By places

I get that too sometimes. Try turning it off and...

I get that too sometimes. Try turning it off and on again. Probably locating the satellite. I read those things are thousands of miles above earth.
01-31-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,387
Posted By places

Wow, very interesting. My dealer had offered me a...

Wow, very interesting. My dealer had offered me a 2019 at MSRP but I passed. The one thing I remember was the doors felt lighter and lost that heavy sound when I shut them. I agree that the new G is...
01-29-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,379
Posted By places

Thumbs up Fantastic! Congratulations, she's a beauty. Love...

Fantastic! Congratulations, she's a beauty. Love the white. You're going to really enjoy it.
01-21-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By places

So I wedge against the leather handle cover,...

So I wedge against the leather handle cover, kinda at an angle so it's snug. I tried the other way and it kept falling through also. Unfortunately the storage compartments in the door are not easy to...
01-11-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
Posted By places

I have a 2018 model and although pretty new, it...

I have a 2018 model and although pretty new, it has been 100% so far. It's the first year of a new model. there may be some bugs that need to be worked out but MB will take care of it.
12-26-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,272
Posted By places

I had a '13 550 and now own a '15 550. Never...

I had a '13 550 and now own a '15 550. Never drove the 400/450 but everyone that has seems to have good things to say about the 6 cylinder versions. Personally I prefer a V8 over a six all day as the...
12-24-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By places

Congratulations, I recently picked a 2018 63 as...

Congratulations, I recently picked a 2018 63 as well. So Hppy with it. Enjoy!!
12-24-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By places

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!!
12-14-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By places

I'd go 2011G55, too big of a difference between...

I'd go 2011G55, too big of a difference between 29K and 67K miles. 29K miles equals about 4K miles per year.
11-28-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,725
Posted By places

Ouch, just saw this, I think you definitely need...

Ouch, just saw this, I think you definitely need to push back on this. Especially after learning that there is a place in the mesh area for the application. Someone wasn't thinking when they did this.
11-20-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 130,847
Posted By places

I agree with this, was basically told the same...

I agree with this, was basically told the same thing. I took delivery of my 2018 for this reason. Could have waited until 2019 for a better deal but wanted the 179 for this year.
11-04-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 71,671
Posted By places

He's always like this. Likes to brag and remind...

He's always like this. Likes to brag and remind everyone how many 200K+ cars he's owned or has on order. Been banned from another forum. Always abrasive and obnoxious and certainly not short on...
10-31-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,221
Posted By places

Stupid statement. I love my 2018, see no reason...

Stupid statement. I love my 2018, see no reason to get negative. Move on.
10-30-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By places

I just took my new 2018 G63 on a 160 mile trip...

I just took my new 2018 G63 on a 160 mile trip all highway. Averaged 15.4 MPG, used cruise control for about half the drive, not bad. I suspect the 2019 AMG will fare about the same give or take.
10-29-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,629
Posted By places

Congratulations! That's a great looking G, love...

Congratulations! That's a great looking G, love that color. Enjoy!
10-26-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,934
Posted By places

Pics attached. I am loving this beast more and...

Pics attached. I am loving this beast more and more every day.
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10-24-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,934
Posted By places

Update: I went ahead and picked up the 2018 G63...

Update: I went ahead and picked up the 2018 G63 yesterday (pics to follow). I am thrilled with the decision, although a slight bit out of my comfort level price wise, I find it worth every penny. I...
10-23-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,379
Posted By places

Iím in a similar place. Strongly leaning towards...

Iím in a similar place. Strongly leaning towards getting a 2018 63. An AMG is an AMG. The deals are quite attractive and Iím fine with not getting the first ones of the new model. I figure I can...
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