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06-19-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By JTK44

Just my $.02: I live on Long Island but...

Just my $.02:

I live on Long Island but drive to southern Vermont between 8 and 10 time to go skiing. My trips are between December and March.

Previous to my 2019 E450 I had a 2016 E350, both...
04-22-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,157
Posted By JTK44

Query: Do you use MB navigation or Waze? ...

Query:

Do you use MB navigation or Waze?

I have tried both and find Waze much, much better - far better with up to date traffic than MB navigation so much so, I never even bother with MB...
04-16-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By JTK44

Just my $.02: When I leased my 2016 E350 and...

Just my $.02:

When I leased my 2016 E350 and my present 2019 E450 I bought the prepaid maintenance from Mercedes Benz. The cost was put into my lease and residualized. For service I went to my...
03-16-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,662
Posted By JTK44

I read the article and quite frankly I was...

I read the article and quite frankly I was shocked!

As many of you know I only lease: If there was any doubt of the many advantages of leasing over buying add “slow selling” to the list. As the...
03-14-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,178
Posted By JTK44

Sorry to completely disagree: As I...

Sorry to completely disagree:

As I previously posted, (see thread "Ordered 2019 E450: Money Factor, residual and lease payments")my made to order 2019 E450 had a MSRP of $70,205, plus two years...
02-23-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By JTK44

Just my $.02: (and nothing more than my opinion...

Just my $.02: (and nothing more than my opinion which others will disagree with and they too are correct)

I think the E450 is the ultimate luxury sedan - the sedan of choice for executives...
01-16-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,215
Posted By JTK44

No brainer! $5K to move from a C class to an E...

No brainer! $5K to move from a C class to an E class! You will get all of that back and then some on resale and/or trade in.

Congratulations.

I love your car but with my driving to Vermont...
01-15-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,932
Posted By JTK44

Thanks guys! The tire fix, "fix it flat" in...

Thanks guys!

The tire fix, "fix it flat" in a can, I have decided against: In other forums it was posted that unless you scrap the stuff off within 24 hours, the tire and wheel are basically toast...
12-30-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,301
Posted By JTK44

Have you tried Sport or Sport+.in dynamic...

Have you tried Sport or Sport+.in dynamic settings?

As RBRYLAW correctly points out, expect a minimum of a 20% to 25% hit from MSRP if you sell now: (I received nearly 12% off of MSRP on my 2019...
12-04-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,985
Posted By JTK44

Because this is not a thread to bash CR! ...

Because this is not a thread to bash CR!

Look at the recent posts: they are all bashing CR!

IMO, It is proper etiquette to respect the thread starter initial request and not go off topic.
...
12-04-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,985
Posted By JTK44

The thread started with the following:"First off,...

The thread started with the following:"First off, I know a lot of people do not like Consumer Reports. If that is the case, ignore this thread."


Please respect this request.
12-03-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,985
Posted By JTK44

I do subscribe to CR and value their opinion....

I do subscribe to CR and value their opinion. Keep in mind I lease for three years, so my car(s) are always under warranty.

My personal experience with my 2016 E 350 4matic are two issues:

1)...
11-28-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By JTK44

I started a thread back in October which should...

I started a thread back in October which should answer most of your questions:


https://mbworld.org/forums/images/misc/subscribed.gifOrdered 2019 E450: Money Factor, residual and lease payments...
11-21-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By JTK44

Sorry I cannot agree: You wrote: "At...

Sorry I cannot agree:

You wrote:

"At least in an MB service bay the software is re-imaged, not patched. OTA updates are notoriously unreliable because wifi and cellular protocols have very...
11-19-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By JTK44

Just my $.02: I test drove a Tesla s several...

Just my $.02:

I test drove a Tesla s several years ago. About 45 minutes. Clearly the best overall car that I had ever driven. Was ready to sign there on the spot. Then reality stepped in:

1)...
11-09-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By JTK44

At my dealer they advertise service A for $199: ...

At my dealer they advertise service A for $199:

see: https://www.rallyemotors.com/service-specials/

Another local dealer at $249:

see: https://www.mbhuntington.com/service/service-specials/...
10-26-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,185
Posted By JTK44

Just FYI: My local dealer has the A service...

Just FYI:

My local dealer has the A service special for $199. This is basically oil+filter plus inspections.

He also has $50 off for B service, which when I called was informed is about $400....
10-25-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,185
Posted By JTK44

All you are going to do at 10,000 miles is oil...

All you are going to do at 10,000 miles is oil and filter.

Any dealer can do that!

See how the dealer handles that and go from there.

I go to my local dealer for service and bought the car...
10-24-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,185
Posted By JTK44

Correction: Dealer made a mistake: the cost...

Correction:

Dealer made a mistake: the cost of $18 a month was based on 3 years/30,000 pre-paid maintenance of $1,175.

I am getting 2 year/20,000 mile, $890.

The cost on 2 year/20,000...
10-20-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,908
Posted By JTK44

You are correct: I totally forgot about the A6...

You are correct: I totally forgot about the A6 2.0. Then came the BMW 528/530..

These smaller engines were perfect for the A4 and 3 series BMW.

Drove both (A6 2.0 and BMW 528530) and they were...
10-20-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,908
Posted By JTK44

When I had a E300 loaner for a full day I found...

When I had a E300 loaner for a full day I found the transmission smooth, the engine peppy but not powerful. I just felt for $70,000 a V4 was inappropriate and that the V6 was a smoother and more...
10-19-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,739
Posted By JTK44

The Acoustic comfort package is under...

The Acoustic comfort package is under entertainment and convenience cost is $1,100.
10-19-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,806
Posted By JTK44

Most companies just deduct the lease payment,...

Most companies just deduct the lease payment, which as you know is a combination of depreciation and interest.

Deducting the lease payment is often the the "cleanest" and simplest way to go.

A...
10-17-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By JTK44

Just an opinion - not based on fact: I...

Just an opinion - not based on fact:

I originally ordered the "new" 2019 E350 which was a new V4 with the 48 volt lithium ion battery, producing over 300 HP and similar torque. I though it was...
10-17-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,806
Posted By JTK44

RBRYLAW is 100% correct: 1) Never put...

RBRYLAW is 100% correct:

1) Never put anything down on the lease - not even the sales tax. Everything should be rolled into the lease payment. In the event the car is lost or totaled everything...
10-17-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,806
Posted By JTK44

Just my $.02: From a business perspective...

Just my $.02:

From a business perspective (and I view a $70,000 purchase as a business purchase) you want to own an appreciating asset (a home, building for example) and rent a depreciating asset...
10-12-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,458
Posted By JTK44

When I spoke to MF Financial they told me that...

When I spoke to MF Financial they told me that MSD are in all states/jurisdictions except for NY and Washington, DC.

I started my search with my Costco dealer. That was the best deal I had until...
10-01-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By JTK44

Thanks. Just looked at the manual. It is...

Thanks.

Just looked at the manual. It is over 240 pages.

Is there a "techie" guy/gal out there who can explain in easy step by steps how to do this?

As I said, I am not a techie guy and...
09-28-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
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...
09-24-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,692
Posted By JTK44

I prefer the luxury styling to the sport styling:...

I prefer the luxury styling to the sport styling:

Ground clearance is greater on the luxury vs. sport. This is important to me in both snow (I ski in Vermont) and in parking lots with cement...
09-20-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,692
Posted By JTK44

Yes you are correct: to get ventilated seats you...

Yes you are correct: to get ventilated seats you must upgrade to leather. I wanted them as well, but was not worth the extra cost because of upgrading to leather. I have a light color interior...
09-17-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,692
Posted By JTK44

Here is the latest DOG: FYI, you can check...

Here is the latest DOG:

FYI, you can check out the thread I started "Pre ordering a 2019 E450". I too am using a Costco MB dealer. I set out the pros (there are many) and the cons (non really)...
09-14-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,094
Posted By JTK44

Just spoke to MB Financials. Every state, except...

Just spoke to MB Financials. Every state, except New York and Puerto Rico participates in the MSD program. I am now inquiry to see if there is a significant savings to bother to go out of state to...
09-13-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,094
Posted By JTK44

Just checked a BMW Board: as of April 2017 BMW...

Just checked a BMW Board: as of April 2017 BMW discontinued MSD.

Also, if you lease from an out of state (not NY) dealer you may be able to make a MSD. This will not only lower the monthly...
08-25-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,500
Posted By JTK44

When the buyer goes to register the car he bought...

When the buyer goes to register the car he bought from you, he will pay sales tax. When you buy from a dealer he collects the tax on behalf of the state. Either way there will be sales tax: but if...
08-25-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,500
Posted By JTK44

Here in the US the Mercedes comes with 4 years...

Here in the US the Mercedes comes with 4 years 50,000-mile warranty, whichever comes first. You can also buy from Mercedes a maintenance agreement for the 10,000 and 20,000-mile service for $880 and...
08-25-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,500
Posted By JTK44

In the US things are quite different: The...

In the US things are quite different: The residual amount, 99% of the time is higher than the book value of the car at the end of the lease. That is why over 90% of cars on lease in the US are...
08-23-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 22,241
Posted By JTK44

DOG for 2019 E Class updated as of July, 2018

DOG for 2019 E Class updated as of July, 2018
08-22-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,500
Posted By JTK44

DOG

DOG
08-22-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,393
Posted By JTK44

Here is the DOG for the E 300 and E 450 with...

Here is the DOG for the E 300 and E 450 with revisions through July 3, 2018.

We need to thank rbrylaw for supplying this DOG!
08-22-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,393
Posted By JTK44

Just my $.02: Previously to my MB I had two...

Just my $.02:

Previously to my MB I had two 535i xdrive BMW's. On my first long trip to Vermont (I am a skier) in my MB my first reaction was that they must have just paved the roads - it was...
07-20-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 12,625
Posted By JTK44

The threat of retaliation, as you correctly...

The threat of retaliation, as you correctly mention, is a strong deterrence to the tariffs.

In any event we will have to wait and see what happens, how much of the tariffs MB will absorb and...
07-10-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 12,625
Posted By JTK44

Just my $.02: paint protection unless it is...

Just my $.02: paint protection unless it is clear vinyl film that is applied is a waste of money: Paint sealers were exposed many years ago to be nothing better than a wax job. Better to just wax...
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