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03-21-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By TOM992

Manual 2019 Page 144... ...

Manual 2019 Page 144...
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03-20-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,588
Posted By 2012 merc amg

I always felt people who had neighbors start and...

I always felt people who had neighbors start and run their cars for ten minutes or so was kinda counter productive. The car never really gets up to operating temp fully that way and that builds up...
03-18-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,588
Posted By ua549

Mercedes me is not very reliable. I wouldn't...

Mercedes me is not very reliable. I wouldn't count on it. Depending on where you park cellular signals may be unreliable as well. BTDT when trying to locate may car in a large airport parking...
03-16-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,588
Posted By wagonsrock

Check your manual: there's a setting to extend...

Check your manual: there's a setting to extend battery life if you will be parking for long times. I've used this for 2 week vacation airport parking. Be aware that this battery savings mode...
03-16-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,645
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...
03-07-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By Abohunu

No way BMW dealer took any loss for sure, they...

No way BMW dealer took any loss for sure, they never loos, hehehe ... :)
I saw the public price in they computer before order (only the metal key blade)
...
02-16-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,145
Posted By Courthaven

Also, have the dealership check your door...

Also, have the dealership check your door latches. On my E300, my passenger door was harder to close than my driver side doors and Mercedes was able to adjust something (I think the latches).
02-06-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By stephos

I'm a big fan of silver. Congrats lensjack ...

I'm a big fan of silver.

Congrats lensjack on getting your car.
01-29-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,915
Posted By Frank Rizzo

Apple Pay: There is an option to switch off the...

Apple Pay: There is an option to switch off the NFC charging someplace. I have a 6+ and that was irritating me, so whilst stuck in traffic I looked around and found it. No more Apple Pay.

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01-24-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,401
Posted By rustybear3

The problem is you got to really press hard and...

The problem is you got to really press hard and hold it as you are doing the operation. Especially in convertible operation. This really needs to be improved on in the FOB.
01-24-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,401
Posted By allfortheunion

Lensjack - Stand close to the driver's door and...

Lensjack - Stand close to the driver's door and point the keyfob directly at the driver's door handle while pressing and holding the unlock button.
01-23-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,401
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...
01-21-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,576
Posted By BenzC400

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

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These pictures should give you an idea of the...
01-06-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,828
Posted By Courthaven

Mine came into the VPC on a Tuesday, left on a...

Mine came into the VPC on a Tuesday, left on a truck on Thursday and somehow took until Monday to get to the dealership 20 miles away from the VPC.
01-06-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,828
Posted By ua549

Timing really depends on what needs to be done at...

Timing really depends on what needs to be done at the VPC such as recall mods, accessory installation, etc.
11-29-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By rustybear3

Switch the trunk lock button in your glove...

Switch the trunk lock button in your glove compartment to on, then lock your glove box with your metal key.
11-23-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,427
Posted By rustybear3

What kind of MPG are you getting on new 2019?

Really pleased with my E450 Cabriolet in terms of gas mileage. So far, I've been getting fantastic mileage on this car in ECO mode. Been averaging around 32 MPG on recent trips. Wondering how this...
11-21-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,040
Posted By jerrya

Ready to go.

On my E53 the Ready indicates that something will happen if you push the accelerator.
It is sometimes the ONLY indication that the ignition is on.
11-19-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,450
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)...
11-18-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By sackboydad

Car saved my bacon yesterday

My new E450 Cab saved me from a potential wreck yesterday!

Someone was entering the road I was driving 50 mph on and they must they have overshot the turn and must have been heading for the right...
11-15-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 17,800
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: 239
Views: 40,947
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: 239
Views: 40,947
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, 05:43 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 40,947
Posted By sackboydad

Update time.... ...

Update time....


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11-14-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,622
Posted By bizinsider

SOLVED - at least, I hope. My dealer narrowed...

SOLVED - at least, I hope. My dealer narrowed down the issue to the Hermes control module. They replaced it and all is back to normal with live traffic working. (For now.)
11-10-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,276
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, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,276
Posted By rustybear3

Well, being new to the Mercedes family, I must...

Well, being new to the Mercedes family, I must say it's been a pleasure to drive this vehicle. The suspension and ride is top notch and the handling around curves, is tight and secure. I was...
11-06-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,705
Posted By nycebo

I will definitely investigate "updating" the...

I will definitely investigate "updating" the software to begin with ECO disabled. Regardless of the fuel savings (and I've seen some YouTube videos to indicate that it can be upwards of 5%), I remain...
11-04-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By parkwood

Really good advice. It stops the key transmitting...

Really good advice. It stops the key transmitting hence the power saving and therefore protects the key from being cloned as in the video.:)

https://youtu.be/AJb-P7TJFI0
11-04-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
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,...
11-01-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,763
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...
10-31-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By mariusweber

Mercedes E450 Active Brake Assist

Hello everyone,

I picked up my 2019 Mercedes Benz E450 three weeks ago and I am obviously in love with the car.

Yesterday on the way to work the active brake assist could prevent a collision...
10-30-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By sackboydad

I have a 2019 E450 Cab, which is almost identical...

I have a 2019 E450 Cab, which is almost identical to the coupe. I also have Air Body Control. Before I ordered this car, I test drive a 2018 Cab. With the exception the tunes up engine and some...
10-30-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,118
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: 4,064
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!
10-28-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,567
Posted By suby01

OP. Ride and handling from 18 to 19 there is no...

OP. Ride and handling from 18 to 19 there is no difference. It will depend on your tire brand, type touring/ summer / all season and mostly sidewall. However did you price out 19” tire costs. The...
10-26-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,567
Posted By herbkell

18 v 19

i found the ride on 19 inch wheels with run flat tires way to harsh. I felt ithe car shuddered and jolted over every pothole. I swapped to the 18 inch 5 spoke wheels with “normal” Michelin tires and...
10-26-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
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....
10-26-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 22,076
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
10-25-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
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, 01:44 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 22,076
Posted By ua549

Long Beach VPC is in your future. As soon as you...

Long Beach VPC is in your future. As soon as you have a ship's name you can check its ports of call.
10-24-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 22,076
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, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By ua549

I do not lease and drive very few miles so your...

I do not lease and drive very few miles so your service situation may be different than mine which is based on time, not miles. I wait until after the first A service to prepay so the services...
10-23-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
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...
10-17-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,731
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: 4,731
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...
10-17-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,731
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...
10-09-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 943
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
10-04-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
Posted By CaptainE

I got some logo lights for my gfs C class on...

I got some logo lights for my gfs C class on Amazon and they were inexpensive and easy to install and look great. I’m not sure if they’re available for the 450, but they probably are.

I’m talking...
10-03-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
Posted By Haag

Great car you have configured, congratulations! ...

Great car you have configured, congratulations!
Too bad that the HUD is unavailabe but you'll learn to live without it, you have the widescreen and plenty of other nice options ;-)
10-02-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
Posted By KingScrubs

You have to usually replace them yourself. They...

You have to usually replace them yourself. They expect it to be given back with reasonable tread but even if they’re worn out some dealerships waive it when you return the car if you re-lease a new...
10-01-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,408
Posted By onpaws

Talking 2019 W213 First Impressions

First Impressions
Thought I'd give my first impressions of my parents' 2019 E450, given that I've been reading this forum from the days to our first W210 E-class to now our fourth E-class (W211,...
09-29-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
Posted By Alan0354

I just bought a 2018 E300, you can read my thread...

I just bought a 2018 E300, you can read my thread on numerous problems I have.

You want comfort, stay away from 19" wheel. I made the mistake getting that, it very harsh, nothing like a luxury...
09-26-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
Posted By ua549

Conti's are very smooth riding.

Conti's are very smooth riding.
09-25-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,308
Posted By GusinCA

You can lease it, but then you are restricted to...

You can lease it, but then you are restricted to 6 months instead of a year driving it in Europe.
09-25-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,765
Posted By KingScrubs

i think the driver door alignment was off and...

i think the driver door alignment was off and other quality control issues
09-24-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
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, 03:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
Posted By ua549

I'm in Florida and I wouldn't be without...

I'm in Florida and I wouldn't be without ventilated seats. OTOH I hate the feel and smell of MB-Tex (or other plastic upholstery) so I opt for leather in every car I buy, even my Hyundai Elantra GT...
09-20-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
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...
09-18-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
Posted By kyrix1st

May I suggest E43 as an alternative? Comes...

May I suggest E43 as an alternative?

Comes with plenty of options standard, plus the reinforced suspension/engine/exhaust. I think somewhat mentioned around 5k difference between fully optioned...
09-17-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
Posted By sackboydad

I got the heated steering wheel on my new E450...

I got the heated steering wheel on my new E450 Cab. It is GREAT! Gets really warm. Now we just need some cold weather (of course to go with the summer tires they shipped my car with!)
09-17-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
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)...
09-17-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
Posted By sackboydad

be careful on the Costco configuratior.... I was...

be careful on the Costco configuratior.... I was trying to use it to figure out the invoice price on my E450 cab... (Costco deal is $2k over invoice on 2019). Costco incorrectly had the metallic...
09-17-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
Posted By ua549

The wheel is smooth. I love the feel of the wood,...

The wheel is smooth. I love the feel of the wood, too. I've had wood in all of my MB's. There is a leather portion on each side (9 & 3) that provides a good grip.

The best I can do is turn off the...
09-17-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
Posted By ua549

I always specify the brand and model of the tires...

I always specify the brand and model of the tires I want. I don't care whether the VPC or the dealer installs the specified tires, but they are always there because it is part of my order. Only one...
09-17-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
Posted By superangrypenguin

OEM tires are almost always crap. You don't get...

OEM tires are almost always crap. You don't get to select the tires, but you may be able to select all seasons vs summers (depends on country), but I always budget money to swap out tires right after...
09-15-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,680
Posted By wagonsrock

I can answer a few questions; previously I owned...

I can answer a few questions; previously I owned Audi and BMW both with all wheel drive. Now driving a 2018 E400.

PREMIUM PACKAGES: Yes, in 2019 MB switched from P1, P2 and P3 to P1 and à la...
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