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Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 268
Posted By Streamliner

I’ve done two market research surveys on the new...

I’ve done two market research surveys on the new S Class over the past 18 months or so and both times, the new S had the gigantic touch screens. The first time, the exterior looks of the car were...
Yesterday, 01:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Streamliner

Seamus, my man, you and I are on the same page on...

Seamus, my man, you and I are on the same page on this one: DUMP this lemon, the sooner the better, while you still have some chips on the table with the dealer and MBUSA.
Yesterday, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Streamliner

When I was like 7 years old, my buddies and I...

When I was like 7 years old, my buddies and I would attach old playing cards to the forks of our bikes with clothespins. The spokes of the wheels would hit the cards, making a noise. The faster we...
02-12-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Streamliner

I know, but my behavior as of late, has been to...

I know, but my behavior as of late, has been to keep a car for three years and get a new one. I haven’t had a new SL since 2004, so I got tired of waiting. If they do something special for 2020, like...
02-11-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Streamliner

My order is in “yellow” status. What does that...

My order is in “yellow” status. What does that mean? Based on Wolfman’s comments, I put the Soft Close Doors back into the mix. I love them on my S560 and the chances of me keeping this new SL...
02-11-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Streamliner

This discussion has a lot to do with how...

This discussion has a lot to do with how sensitive one is to ride quality. It also has a lot to do with what car/wheels/tires one had previously. Someone who lives in Philadelphia might say that...
02-11-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Streamliner

Even though I carry a spare, I don’t plan on...

Even though I carry a spare, I don’t plan on changing it myself anytime soon. If I get a flat, I’ll call AAA or MB Roadsise Assistance. However, IF the tire cannot be repaired onsite, I will have a...
02-11-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Streamliner

The desire for a spare in W222 cars is quite...

The desire for a spare in W222 cars is quite strong on these boards, but that & $5.00 will get us a cup of coffee. So, make a point of COMPLAINING about this, EVERY time you interact with ANY MB...
02-11-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Streamliner

With 22” wheels and the “rubber band” profile...

With 22” wheels and the “rubber band” profile tires they require on a W222, you are just begging for trouble, but I’m sure you know that. I run non-run flat tires and carry a W221 compact spare,...
02-11-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Streamliner

Magic Body Control, or “MBC,” is nothing short of...

Magic Body Control, or “MBC,” is nothing short of PHENOMENAL! Driving the car in the “Curve” setting, the car leans into the curve like a motorcycle and is amazingly comfortable. The S Class is a...
02-11-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Streamliner

If ride quality & low tire noise are really...

If ride quality & low tire noise are really important, as they are to me, I highly recommend that you order 18” wheels and put Bridgestone Serenity Plus, non-run flat tires on. I’d also go for Magic...
02-10-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,588
Posted By Streamliner

Welcome back friend. Yesterday, I took my...

Welcome back friend.

Yesterday, I took my S560 on a 350 mile round trip. Weather conditions encountered varied from clear, blue skies to severe rain storms to light snow. Traffic conditions from...
02-09-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,525
Posted By Streamliner

You seem to dislike a lot of people, but you...

You seem to dislike a lot of people, but you still can’t tell us your nationality, can you? :bsflag:
02-08-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By Streamliner

Well, my problem with the interior colors, is the...

Well, my problem with the interior colors, is the fact that EVERY interior, with the exception of the Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown interior, is a combination with BLACK. Want red? You get red &...
02-08-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,525
Posted By Streamliner

I have no problem with factory suspensions that...

I have no problem with factory suspensions that lower the car for performance purposes. I just don’t like things like the car pictured below.:D
...
02-08-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,525
Posted By Streamliner

Well, rather than dance around the issue, why...

Well, rather than dance around the issue, why don’t I just ask this gentleman: Sir, what is your nationality?
(By the way, I don’t like lowered cars either!)
02-08-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By Streamliner

Those are beautiful wheels! 18” or 19”? Also,...

Those are beautiful wheels! 18” or 19”? Also, might you have a photo that also shows the interior in relation to the exterior color better?
02-07-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By Streamliner

I don’t know about the car in the video, but the...

I don’t know about the car in the video, but the car pictured here is painted in Designo Havana Metallic. I’ve also seen it called Designo Havana Beige Metallic. Mars what?
...
02-07-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By Streamliner

Yes, Wolf, this an old, resurrected thread. ...

Yes, Wolf, this an old, resurrected thread.

The first time I saw that video, I just swooned over the “copper” colored car, only to have my dreams shattered by finding out that MBUSA wasn’t going...
02-07-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By Streamliner

I just went 15 rounds with MB over this and they...

I just went 15 rounds with MB over this and they WILL NOT do a custom color SL, as noted in this Designo Manufaktur form. They will do lots of special things to many other models, but almost nothing...
02-07-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By Streamliner

The front fascia of the two cars shown in the...

The front fascia of the two cars shown in the video are completely different. In 2013, in Germany, the UK and other markets, MB offered the R231 with the "AMG Sports Pkg." and without. In the USA, we...
02-06-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Streamliner

MB Factory 18" wheels for R231

Last year, on the MBUSA website, they showed these 18” wheels as being available for the SL450 or SL550 as "MB Genuine Accessories." Anyway, these are the wheels that I am requesting my dealer put on...
02-06-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By Streamliner

Interesting. Did it still have the space for a...

Interesting. Did it still have the space for a spare?
02-06-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,512
Posted By Streamliner

Well, I was only giving my positive thoughts on...

Well, I was only giving my positive thoughts on the car. My real problem with it, is the Designo Champagne White Piano Lacquer wood trim and, like you, the unavailability of the wood/leather...
02-06-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,512
Posted By Streamliner

I love those Designo Editions, with the...

I love those Designo Editions, with the additional chrome trim on the front bumper and those wheels are just gorgeous!
02-06-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Streamliner

Well, I guess you learn something every day. Dark...

Well, I guess you learn something every day. Dark colors are the worst in showing imperfections, but I never heard of a spray detail product masking damage to the paint. If this had happened to me, I...
02-05-2019, 06:02 PM
02-05-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By Streamliner

Thanks for pointing out my typo. It should have...

Thanks for pointing out my typo. It should have read "It must be great to be CAPITAN America."[/left]
02-05-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By Streamliner

Nah, not upset.:zoom:

Nah, not upset.:zoom:
02-05-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By Streamliner

I don't know where you guys are getting this? ...

I don't know where you guys are getting this? It's just a simple discussion.



What was so "hard?" [/left]
02-05-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Streamliner

Sorry to hear of all the problems. Regarding the...

Sorry to hear of all the problems. Regarding the paint, did you not inspect the car before buying it? Regarding ride comfort, the last thing I would want is 20” wheels. Find a nice set of factory...
02-05-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By Streamliner

The R230’s and all previous SL’s had spares, so...

The R230’s and all previous SL’s had spares, so I’m convinced that MB COULD have left room for one in the R231’s, but they don’t WANT us to have one. It’s a good thing I love so many other things...
02-05-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By Streamliner

Glad you like your S63 and glad you live in...

Glad you like your S63 and glad you live in Illinois, where you can do your “dispatching,” far away from me, as I tool around town in my “airport taxi.” Damn! It must be great to be Capitan...
02-05-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By Streamliner

In most cases, that’s exactly what I would do. ...

In most cases, that’s exactly what I would do. However, when one of those services arrives, but you have no spare for THEM to put on, you will be going for a ride in the tow truck. There is a good...
02-04-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By Streamliner

I HATE chromed wheels!

I HATE chromed wheels!
02-04-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By Streamliner

Nothing wrong with the latest series of Run Flat...

Nothing wrong with the latest series of Run Flat Tires. Not as smooth riding as non-RFT, but way better than earlier versions. However, what happens when the tire—conventional or RFT—gets SHREDDED...
02-04-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By Streamliner

Did someone call my name?:D For the benefit...

Did someone call my name?:D

For the benefit of newcomers to this topic, here goes: Driving much of anywhere outside of a metro area without a spare is just plain NUTS! OK, run flat tires will get...
02-04-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By Streamliner

I guess the big question, is how does your friend...

I guess the big question, is how does your friend drive? The current S560 is very quick and very fast, at least IMO. My personal opinion, is that the extra power in the S63 is virtually worthless,...
02-03-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By Streamliner

My wife drives a 2016 E350 sedan with the light...

My wife drives a 2016 E350 sedan with the light gray, Nappa leather interior and her driver’s seat is turns light blue from her jeans. However, with the use of some good leather cleaner, it pretty...
02-03-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By Streamliner

I had a 2004 SL500, with 18” wheels, the factory...

I had a 2004 SL500, with 18” wheels, the factory fitted, non-run flat tires, and ABC, which was standard equipment. I had it for 12 years, put 22,000 miles on it and sold it with the original tires...
02-02-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Streamliner

If this car has been sitting outside in the...

If this car has been sitting outside in the weather all this time, if it were me, I would probably just pass on it. It’s almost like your new car will be a somewhat mistreated, year old car when it...
02-01-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Streamliner

WOW! It’s like insurance. You hate paying the...

WOW! It’s like insurance. You hate paying the premiums, but when you need it, it is worth its weight in gold!
02-01-2019, 07:55 PM
02-01-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,512
Posted By Streamliner

The two-tone light gray/dark gray was a beautiful...

The two-tone light gray/dark gray was a beautiful interior. So, of course, MB had to change it and go with light gray and black instead, which I do not find nearly as attractive. Regardless of what...
01-30-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Streamliner

I have a 2018 S560 sedan and I find my center...

I have a 2018 S560 sedan and I find my center armrest storage to be cavernous! I am always searching for items in there, as there is no way to organize them. Wish there was a lift up tray or some...
01-30-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Streamliner

So, in short, it would appear that MBRACE is a...

So, in short, it would appear that MBRACE is a great thing to have active if you get in an accident, especially a serious one. Other than that, it is not worth the money. Thanks MTrauman!
01-30-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,649
Posted By Streamliner

Very well said!:y

Very well said!:y
01-29-2019, 10:38 PM
01-29-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By Streamliner

Well, based on your comments, I dropped the B&O....

Well, based on your comments, I dropped the B&O. I was going to keep the Soft Close Doors, but there is a chance that I will keep this car for many years (I kept my 2004 SL500 for 12 years) and bob55...
01-29-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,649
Posted By Streamliner

It seems very obvious that MB would much prefer...

It seems very obvious that MB would much prefer that we buy a six cylinder SL400/450 instead of the V8 SL550, as they have made the price differential ridiculous. I really don’t know how else to...
01-29-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Streamliner

I know you posted about the crash in detail when...

I know you posted about the crash in detail when it happened a few years back, but just for the sake of this discussion, could you please tell us what happened with MBRACE? How long after your car...
01-28-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By Streamliner

Do you have the B&O sound system? Would you order it again?

Do you have the Bang & Olufsen sound system? If so, if you were ordering a new SL, would you order it again? I have an order in for a 2019 that I can still change. I have the B&O in there, but am...
01-28-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By Streamliner

Do you have the B&O sound system? Would you order it again?

Sorry, this was supposed to be a new thread. Please ignore it.:p:
01-28-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By Streamliner

Well sir, yes and no and I certainly do stand...

Well sir, yes and no and I certainly do stand corrected. I certainly do not profess to be an expert on such things, especially beyond the U.S. borders, but a quick look at the MB Canada website...
01-27-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By Streamliner

Yes, agreed! But, there is one other problem: ...

Yes, agreed!
But, there is one other problem: The sound systems, either one, are hampered by poor design and if you are a music person, chances are that you will be unhappy with the performance of...
01-27-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Streamliner

Beautiful car!

Beautiful car!
01-27-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By Streamliner

Wow! Another 450 with ABC! You must have...

Wow! Another 450 with ABC! You must have ordered your car? When mine arrives in May, you and I will be members of what must be a very small club.
01-27-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By Streamliner

I’m assuming you are thinking of a later model...

I’m assuming you are thinking of a later model SL, 2013 or later, which would be the MB R231 designation. If so, these cars are highly dependable, IF properly maintained. The Active Body Control or...
01-27-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By Streamliner

ABS or ABC?

ABS or ABC?
01-26-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By Streamliner

You left the 800 pound gorilla out of the...

You left the 800 pound gorilla out of the equation: I had specified the car “equipped with CCB brakes,” which are much lighter than the standard brakes. And, the wheels specified are forged.
01-26-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By Streamliner

I know we have discussed the “marketing” aspect...

I know we have discussed the “marketing” aspect of it all, but when someone is willing to put their money down and wait several months for a special order car, I cannot understand why we here in the...
01-25-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Streamliner

I had coco mats in all my earlier Porsches and I...

I had coco mats in all my earlier Porsches and I loved them, but in the SL, I want something that looks more factory. I’m getting the Silk Beige/Espresso Brown interior and MB, in their inimitable...
01-24-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,531
Posted By Streamliner

In the 1960’s, I bought, restored, raced and sold...

In the 1960’s, I bought, restored, raced and sold Corvettes, working my way through college. I rebuilt engines, swapped out transmissions, did brake work, electrical, etc. When I bought my first...
01-24-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Streamliner

They have an amazing selection. Thanks again!

They have an amazing selection. Thanks again!
01-24-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,531
Posted By Streamliner

My apologies, Mam. Now I’m REALLY impressed! ...

My apologies, Mam. Now I’m REALLY impressed! Good for you!
01-24-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Streamliner

R231 carpeted floor mats?

Has MB ever offered R231 carpeted floor mats in any colors other than black, beige or gray? If so, did they ever do a brown?

Another question, can anyone recommend a supplier of very high...
01-24-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,531
Posted By Streamliner

You sir, must be a member of a VERY exclusive...

You sir, must be a member of a VERY exclusive club. If it was possible to know, Id love to see the number of Maybach owners who change their own pads, let alone turn the rotors. You may be the ONLY...
01-24-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,003
Posted By Streamliner

[/left][/left] I'm not saying to rip it...

[/left][/left]
I'm not saying to rip it out--not just yet anyway, I would just like to hear how the car sounds without it. I'll play with mine when it shows up.
01-24-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,003
Posted By Streamliner

Talking I like how you guys down in Texas do things. Not...

I like how you guys down in Texas do things. Not only are these good ideas for the sound generator, they would also be quite helpful in the hands of some good ol' boys in Washington D.C.:D
01-24-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,003
Posted By Streamliner

Does it appear that it might be easy to just...

Does it appear that it might be easy to just unplug the thing, to see what the effect is?
01-24-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 950
Posted By Streamliner

The problem with the AMG Line on the W222, is...

The problem with the AMG Line on the W222, is that MB charges a ton for it and I can’t imagine it costs them a dime more to produce it. The bumpers, rocker panels, wheels are all just a bit...
01-23-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,003
Posted By Streamliner

Joe, thank you SO much for commenting here. ...

Joe,
thank you SO much for commenting here. However, I am still confused. When I hear “resonator,” I think “exhaust system.” When I hear “speaker,” I think “electric sound system.” Which is it?
01-22-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By Streamliner

Sensational looking car, thanks for the photos. ...

Sensational looking car, thanks for the photos. Now I'm second guessing my color combo--again!
01-22-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Streamliner

The AMG 19” wheels are not optional on the SL450...

The AMG 19” wheels are not optional on the SL450 in the US, but they are, along with many other wheel choices, available on the 450 in Germany. I’m ordering the car with the standard 19” wheels, as I...
01-21-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By Streamliner

Hey, Wolf, thanks for chiming in. I forget which...

Hey, Wolf, thanks for chiming in. I forget which wheels you have on your SL. How about posting another photo of that beauty?
01-21-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By Streamliner

My SL will be kept in the garage most of the...

My SL will be kept in the garage most of the time, pretty much only coming out for drives up and down Pacific Coast Highway, with the top down, on perfect, sunny days, here in South Orange County,...
01-21-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By Streamliner

Finding a 2017 or later SL550 with ABC to test...

Finding a 2017 or later SL550 with ABC to test drive is virtually impossible. Finding an SL450 with ABC to test drive IS impossible. I believe that it would almost be easier to find a used, late...
01-21-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By Streamliner

OK, I appreciate all the comments, but I guess I...

OK, I appreciate all the comments, but I guess I should try and clarify what I am asking.

I've always known that smaller wheel diameter and more sidewall depth almost always gives a more...
01-21-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By Streamliner

Unsprung weight & ride comfort...how do they relate?

With recent threads about upgrading non-AMG R231 models to CCB brakes and mounting forged wheels in place of cast wheels, both of which upgrades offer significant reductions in unsprung weight, it...
01-21-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By Streamliner

Mr. D49: I see you are new to the site, but your...

Mr. D49: I see you are new to the site, but your knowledge seems to have no bounds. I read your thread on the B07 brakes and it was so detailed and well written. If you have not heard these words...
01-20-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By Streamliner

What is the story with these wheels that were...

What is the story with these wheels that were used on the 2017 SL65? Were those 19’s up front and 20’s in the rear? I would assume that those were forged on the very e pensive SL65?

...
01-20-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By Streamliner

I’m assuming that you are referring to these...

I’m assuming that you are referring to these wheels pictured below? Those are great looking, especially when showing off the crramic brakes.

...
01-19-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By Streamliner

What great information, thank you very much.

What great information, thank you very much.
01-19-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By Streamliner

That is a great site, thank you very much.

That is a great site, thank you very much.
01-19-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By Streamliner

Is there an OEM 18” FORGED wheel that will fit the R231?

I don’t know much about wheels, but due to no available 18” wheel option for the 2019 SL models, I’m going to do a swap when my car is delivered. MB makes a nice looking 18” cast wheel (photo) that...
01-19-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,973
Posted By Streamliner

Yeah, that’s funny.

Yeah, that’s funny.
01-18-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Streamliner

Just got the P.O. number. Scheduled to be built...

Just got the P.O. number. Scheduled to be built 3rd decade of March. Dealer says the car should be here in May.
...
01-18-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,463
Posted By Streamliner

I also think the wheels look great, but being the...

I also think the wheels look great, but being the practical guy that I am, I look at all those spokes, all those surfaces, all those tight, little corners and think what a pain in the ass it will be...
01-17-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,973
Posted By Streamliner

As someone who has owned six, twelve cylinder...

As someone who has owned six, twelve cylinder BMW’s, I can tell you that I have really TRIED to love the current 7 Series, but it just doesn’t happen. The interiors are too busy, the ride does not...
01-17-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,003
Posted By Streamliner

Well, since I am just in love with the Curve...

Well, since I am just in love with the Curve function on my S560 Sedan, and drive it that way 100% of the time, I’m pretty sure that I’ll do the same with the SL, so that should give me a nice, quiet...
01-17-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,003
Posted By Streamliner

When I test drove the 2019 SL450, when in “Sport”...

When I test drove the 2019 SL450, when in “Sport” mode, the exhaust was loud, but fairly quiet in “Comfort” mode. And, as I understand it, this is via a “flap” in the exhaust system, is that right? ...
01-16-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,973
Posted By Streamliner

BMW 7 Series refresh......You gotta see this!

I don’t know about anyone else, but this sure looks bad to me.
...
01-15-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,260
Posted By Streamliner

I didn’t expect the S560 cab to drive like an SL,...

I didn’t expect the S560 cab to drive like an SL, but I surely expected it to drive a bit lighter and sportier than my S560 sedan, but there was no comparison. When I drove away from the dealership...
01-15-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,003
Posted By Streamliner

Is this something that can be disabled without...

Is this something that can be disabled without problems?
01-15-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,260
Posted By Streamliner

Well, it is good to hear someone at MB speak...

Well, it is good to hear someone at MB speak about the SL with a bit of enthusiasm and excitement. What in the world the car would do with 800hp is beyond me and I hope such over the top power is...
01-14-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Streamliner

2019 SL450, just couldn’t wait!

Today, after seemingly going to the MOON and back, thinking of how best to satisfy my craving for another convertible, I ordered a 2019 SL450. It will be Polar White with Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown...
01-13-2019, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Streamliner

I can’t speak for the Coupe, as I have not driven...

I can’t speak for the Coupe, as I have not driven one. But I did just drive a 2019 S560 Cab and thought the driving dynamics to be heavy, bloated, ponderous and just downright horrible. Everything...
01-13-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,525
Posted By Streamliner

I completely agree with the OP. That said, I have...

I completely agree with the OP. That said, I have toyed with the idea of wrapping the Pano roof in silver to make it disappear, but I guess I’ve gotten used to it now, so I’ve let it go. I was also...
01-11-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Streamliner

Believe me, nobody will lament the loss of the...

Believe me, nobody will lament the loss of the folding hardtop more than me. However, MB has done so many things I find idiotic, but I still end up driving—and in end—LOVING their cars (my 2018...
01-10-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Streamliner

Drove a new 2019 S560 Cabriolet today.......

When the new 2017 S550 Cabriolet came out, I test drove one and was so disappointed. You see, ever since MB built the “Ocean Drive” S Class Convertible concept car, I had been waiting for a drop top...
01-10-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Streamliner

YES, and I am all for it! Where is it written...

YES, and I am all for it! Where is it written that all these idiots with the modified Harleys and other insanely loud vehicles are allowed to assault everyone within earshot with their eardrum...
01-09-2019, 10:01 PM
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Views: 673
Posted By Streamliner

Those spares require special lug nuts. Make sure...

Those spares require special lug nuts. Make sure you get those as well.
01-09-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,258
Posted By Streamliner

No, I went with a 2018 S560. It is “THE” best...

No, I went with a 2018 S560. It is “THE” best car I have ever owned!
01-06-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By Streamliner

I agree about special editions being commonplace...

I agree about special editions being commonplace and I rarely pay any attention to them. However, I happen to find this Aragonite Silver to be a very nice color on this car, so I’m looking into it. ...
01-06-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By Streamliner

2019 S560 Coupe & Cab “Exclusive Editions???”

These were announced in March of 2018, supposedly for availability in early 2019. Has anyone heard anything about them? Anyone ordered one?...
01-04-2019, 10:56 PM
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Views: 680
Posted By Streamliner

2019 S560 Cabriolet D.O.G.?

Got it, thanks anyway. Sure wish there was a button to allow us to delete a thread.
12-30-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Streamliner

It really is a shame. All this talk of “weight...

It really is a shame. All this talk of “weight saving” and more “performance,” WHO needs it? The SL is a niche vehicle. Relatively very few are sold, so they don’t figure much, if at all, into...
12-30-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Streamliner

Just what I asked for? Hardly. What I asked for...

Just what I asked for? Hardly. What I asked for is to have a new SL painted the color I want. No need for Mars Red, maybe a 1986 Signal Red or 1978 Maple Yellow. But, nope, they won’t do special...
12-30-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Streamliner

My first new MB was a 1979 450SL in Signal Red...

My first new MB was a 1979 450SL in Signal Red with Bamboo interior, just like your photo. I thought it was just gorgeous at the time and I still do. However, when I got my next SL, a 1986 560SL, the...
12-30-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By Streamliner

Well, some of us prefer to leave the car the way...

Well, some of us prefer to leave the car the way it came from the factory. I'll ask the dealer about the ceramic pads, but I'm pretty sure that the answer will be that they don't recommend them and...
12-30-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By Streamliner

CHUCKY! Nice to see you here again. I turned in...

CHUCKY! Nice to see you here again. I turned in my 2015 S550 about a year ago and got a 2018 S560. In my opinion, the difference is DRAMATIC! Much smoother, quieter, more comfortable. Feels...
12-30-2018, 03:10 PM
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Views: 3,227
Posted By Streamliner

“Diamond in da back, sunroof top, diggin da scene...

“Diamond in da back, sunroof top, diggin da scene wid a gangsta lean, ooh ooh ahh!”

:D I still like these better:

...
12-30-2018, 03:05 PM
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Views: 1,095
Posted By Streamliner

With an 18 month lead time before the new (W223?)...

With an 18 month lead time before the new (W223?) Model comes out, I absolutely would NOT wait. Life is WAY too short and I would get that new S560 ASAP!

I have a 2018 S560 and it is truly an...
12-30-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By Streamliner

Well, I don’t know how “professional” my opinion...

Well, I don’t know how “professional” my opinion is, but I consider my S560 to be “THE” best sedan on the market today. I find it blisteringly quick and very fast, to a point where I would consider...
12-28-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Streamliner

As is usually the case with MB, they have put so...

As is usually the case with MB, they have put so many restrictions in there and are charging so much for what ends up being a watered down program, it becomes very disappointing and virtually...
12-25-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Streamliner

I’ve seen things about Designo Manufaktur, but...

I’ve seen things about Designo Manufaktur, but only in reference to the G series. Might you have any links to more info, especially regarding the SL?
Merry Christmas from California!
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12-24-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Streamliner

Will the 2020 R231 make an early appearance?

OK, you need to read carefully, as this can be confusing:

When MB brought out the new W213 E Class in 2016 as a 2017 model, they started taking orders for the 2016 models in early 2015. Since we...
12-22-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,649
Posted By Streamliner

I like V8’s, but my next new SL will probably be...

I like V8’s, but my next new SL will probably be a V6. I cannot speak for the SL400, but the SL450 to me is a better drive than the 550. It feels more nimble and has more than enough power. My...
12-17-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,553
Posted By Streamliner

Of course, you are right, but it wouldn’t matter...

Of course, you are right, but it wouldn’t matter to me, honestly. I love my 2018 S560. In so many ways, it is close to perfection. I believe that it is the best sedan ever produced, especially...
12-17-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By Streamliner

Well, I would not agree. The C Class Cabriolet...

Well, I would not agree. The C Class Cabriolet is a tremendous step down from an SL. The SL’s are top tier cars, with fittings and features leaning towards those of the S Class cars. C Class cars...
12-15-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By Streamliner

Believe it not, I have transcended the idea that...

Believe it not, I have transcended the idea that my next convertible must be red. When I started looking at the 911 Cabriolets, the idea of something other than a red one really took hold. Actually,...
12-15-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By Streamliner

Maybe they’ll offer a removable hard top. ...

Maybe they’ll offer a removable hard top. Wouldn’t that be a step backwards! I have painful memories of dealing wit those on many 50’s & 60’s Corvettes, along with my ‘79, ‘86, ‘90 & ‘91 SL’s. ...
12-15-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By Streamliner

You won’t get any argument from me, as I feel it...

You won’t get any argument from me, as I feel it is a huge mistake to remove the retractable hard top. If Ferrari can do it, you would certainly think that the engineering juggernaut that is MB...
12-15-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By Streamliner

As someone who truly loves the retractable hard...

As someone who truly loves the retractable hard top, I somewhat disagree. First of all, there are a lot of used R231’s out there right now and when the next SL (R232?) comes out, there will be a...
12-14-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,754
Posted By Streamliner

Is now the time to point out how truly INSANE it...

Is now the time to point out how truly INSANE it is for a car the caliber of the W222--ANY W222--to not have the Surround View Camera as frigging STANDARD EQUIPMENT???? Ridiculous!
12-14-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,754
Posted By Streamliner

My 2018 pops right up in 3 or 4 seconds.

My 2018 pops right up in 3 or 4 seconds.
12-10-2018, 12:54 AM
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Views: 2,553
Posted By Streamliner

Good call. Actually, the ability to order a long...

Good call. Actually, the ability to order a long wheel base W222 in Germany without the Pano Roof is a fairly new thing, I believe as of MY2018. Prior to then, all LWB W222’s had the Pano Roof as...
12-10-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,553
Posted By Streamliner

It was a nice feature that worked well on LEVEL...

It was a nice feature that worked well on LEVEL ground. On an incline, it did not work well. I don’t really miss it.
12-08-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By Streamliner

I would not even think of doing such a thing. It...

I would not even think of doing such a thing. It would, most likely, involve a lot more than meets the eye and the cost would be out if this world. Find a car that meets your needs as it is. Lots...
12-06-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,592
Posted By Streamliner

Some folks enjoy driving, others don't. Some feel...

Some folks enjoy driving, others don't. Some feel that whenever they are behind the wheel, they are in a contest to "out score" everyone else on the road, while others are happy to arrive at their...
12-06-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By Streamliner

Yes. I’ve never mentioned this before, but the...

Yes. I’ve never mentioned this before, but the lane keeping on my 2015 S550 was a bit of a pain, always seeming to fight me as I was driving. On my 2018, the system is much improved, to the point...
12-05-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,553
Posted By Streamliner

P.S. My 2018 S560 is SO much better—in most...

P.S. My 2018 S560 is SO much better—in most every way—than my 2015 S550. Both had the the same options, but the 2018 is smoother, quieter, feels more solid, sounds better, rides better and, to me,...
12-03-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,553
Posted By Streamliner

I have been quite outspoken on the W221 vs the...

I have been quite outspoken on the W221 vs the W222, but that was back in 2015. I had a 2013 S550 that I absolutely adored, except for the fact that it was black and that a “glass half empty” guy...
11-30-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Streamliner

Yes, and I have, once again, gone full circle on...

Yes, and I have, once again, gone full circle on this and have decided against an R230. I’m going to keep my eyes open for a 2017 or newer SL450 or 550 with ABC. IF I don’t find one to my...
11-30-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,003
Posted By Streamliner

My wife and I feel the same about the W212 vs the...

My wife and I feel the same about the W212 vs the W213 vs the W222. She has a 2016 E350 Luxury Trim sedan that we ordered. It has Surround View and the Nappa interior. Compared to the W213, her...
11-29-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By Streamliner

Well, as far as sheer comfort goes, I’d take the...

Well, as far as sheer comfort goes, I’d take the SL, especially if it were equipped with ABC. For me though, an SL or a 911 would be a car used only for brief drives. I would probably never drive...
11-27-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By Streamliner

Yessir! You and I are on the same page!

Yessir! You and I are on the same page!
11-27-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By Streamliner

Yeah, the time to buy a 991.2 is not now, but a...

Yeah, the time to buy a 991.2 is not now, but a few months from now, when the 992 comes out. There are SO many rich guys out there who MUST have the latest and greatest toy. The market for near new...
11-27-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Streamliner

Rodney, my new friend, you are a wealth of...

Rodney, my new friend, you are a wealth of information, thank you.

I had a 2004 SL500 that I ordered new. I sold it in 2016 with only like 22,000 miles on it. It was a great car, but I worried...
11-27-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Streamliner

I remember seeing photos of the components and...

I remember seeing photos of the components and they looked substantially different.
11-27-2018, 11:22 AM
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Views: 960
Posted By Streamliner

When I try putting in this VIN, I get nothing: ...

When I try putting in this VIN, I get nothing: WDBSK71F88F139105. Supposed to be for a 2008 SL550. Help please?
11-27-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Streamliner

What year did the major ABC redesign take place?

I recall seeing a post a few years ago—which I can no longer find—that showed an MB bulletin, outlining major changes and improvements to the ABC system. Does anyone here know what year those...
11-27-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By Streamliner

Thanks Rudeney, much appreciated!

Thanks Rudeney, much appreciated!
11-26-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By Streamliner

I just came across this thread and am not...

I just came across this thread and am not familiar with this “sprocket” issue. I tried doing a search but found nothing. Might someone here have a link? Am I to understand that all 2007 & some...
11-26-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By Streamliner

Congratulations on making the change. Why anyone...

Congratulations on making the change. Why anyone would go with 20” & larger wheels on an S Class Sedan is just beyond me. Ride quality suffers tremendously as the wheel diameter increases and...
11-11-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By Streamliner

R231 SL vs Porsche 911.2

Well, of course I meant the title to read “R231 SL vs Porsche 991.2,” but I messed up. Sorry.

My wife is always in “shoe crisis,” or “dress crisis,” etc. Well, I’m in “convertible crisis,” ever...
11-10-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Streamliner

Actually, I do.:) For decades, I was the...

Actually, I do.:)
For decades, I was the exclusive U.S. agent & importer for a line of products produced in Germany. I would vist Germany every year and I absolutely LOVE the German people. A part...
11-10-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Streamliner

No more SL65. Seats? Trim? Wheels?

Now that it appears that the SL65 has gone the way of the Dodo Bird, is that the end of the beautiful, diamond tufted SL65 interior, the extra front fascia chrome trim & those gorgeous staggered...
Replies: 21
Views: 3,258
Posted By Streamliner

I’m sure this topic has been discussed here...

I’m sure this topic has been discussed here somewhere, but I can’t find it. For those of you with CCB, for everyday, city driving, how do they compare to standard brakes? Any issues? Squeaking? ...
11-04-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By Streamliner

Well, as I mentioned, I found the number of red...

Well, as I mentioned, I found the number of red interior cars for sale, in relationship to the total number for sale to be interesting. And I would have to disagree about red being the second most...
11-04-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By Streamliner

Of course everyone here KNOWS that what they may...

Of course everyone here KNOWS that what they may like, others won’t and vice versa. Must we always state this adnausium in every post we make? I know folks out there love those red interiors and...
11-04-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By Streamliner

I wasn’t talking “portfolio” here, just wondering...

I wasn’t talking “portfolio” here, just wondering if MB might come up with some special perks down the line for those who have invested with these. Also, for a pure, liquid account, 2.75% isn’t bad...
11-03-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By Streamliner

Red interior?

First off, I should say that I usually LOVE red interiors, especially on convertibles. Next, I’ll say that I absolutely HATE the current “red” interiors offered on the SL’s. Mixed with so much...
11-03-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By Streamliner

MB "First Class Demand Notes?"

I know this should probably be posted in a different forum, but this is where I live, so I thought I would ask guys I trust.

I received a letter from MBFS offering "First Class Demand Notes," as...
10-31-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,907
Posted By Streamliner

I will again say that I wish it were mandatory...

I will again say that I wish it were mandatory that all members list what COUNTRY they are in.
10-31-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Streamliner

ANY R231 special order paint jobs out there?

I’m just curious. I keep hearing that for a price ($6K to $10K) MB will paint an SL in a non-standard color. I’ve heard that the color must be a color that MB is currently using in another model or...
10-31-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,386
Posted By Streamliner

I had a new Rolls-Royce in 1987. One night,...

I had a new Rolls-Royce in 1987. One night, while out late, I had to stop for gas. I mistakenly left the gas cap on the gas pump and did not discover it until the next day. I went to the RR...
10-30-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By Streamliner

This is one area where Lexus KILLS MB. If they...

This is one area where Lexus KILLS MB. If they would just do away with the “open from either side” feature and let the top simply open upward, they could put a movable tray in there, as Lexus does,...
10-28-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By Streamliner

I certainly respect your opinion, Wolf, but we...

I certainly respect your opinion, Wolf, but we just disagree. You like the current S Coupe & Cab, but I don’t. It would appear, from reports of their cancellation—or perhaps better described as their...
10-27-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By Streamliner

A beautiful photo in a beautiful setting. I...

A beautiful photo in a beautiful setting.

I love the look of convertible tops when they are brand new. The trouble is that they deteriorate much quicker than the rest of the car and can look...
10-27-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,386
Posted By Streamliner

Your overall idea is a good one. For most of the...

Your overall idea is a good one. For most of the last 45+ years, I have owned both a comfortable sedan and a more sporty car. Lots of 911’s in the mix, lots of SL’s. With my recently departed 2013...
10-26-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,386
Posted By Streamliner

Well, I agree with you to a point. I truly...

Well, I agree with you to a point. I truly believe that the current S Class is a good value. What I want, is something reasonably better, but still a good value. It is my feeling that RR pads...
10-26-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,386
Posted By Streamliner

A new Dawn is almost a half million. It's just...

A new Dawn is almost a half million. It's just not worth it to me.
10-26-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By Streamliner

Actually, I loved that model, back in the day and...

Actually, I loved that model, back in the day and I almost bought a used 280SL, but instead went for a used 1972 350SL, which was my first one.
10-26-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By Streamliner

New SL model? What’s the latest news? Anybody???

So, it would appear that the next generation SL (R232?) will come out in mid to later 2020 as a 2021 model. Most available info still has it coming with a soft top, but there have been some noises...
10-25-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,386
Posted By Streamliner

The S550 or 560 they tested didn’t have 18”...

The S550 or 560 they tested didn’t have 18” wheels with Bridgestone Serenity Plus conventional tires, like mine.:)
10-25-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,386
Posted By Streamliner

I have driven a new S600 Maybach and honestly,...

I have driven a new S600 Maybach and honestly, other than the fact that with its 20” wheels, it did not ride nearly as nice as my car, and it had noticeable road noise. It has gigantic rear seat leg...
10-25-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,386
Posted By Streamliner

Something better and the Maybach ain’t it!

I really like the way my 2018 S560 drives, but I sure would like something better. This got me thinking about how there really is nothing better, unless one would make the big leap to a Rolls-Royce...
10-25-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
Posted By Streamliner

Well, I don't know how old you are, but when you...

Well, I don't know how old you are, but when you are used to an S Class, getting in and out of a C Class isn't a lot of fun, especially when you get on in years. In addition, I look at it this way:...
10-25-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,789
Posted By Streamliner

You say the car has a “CPO Warranty,” but is it...

You say the car has a “CPO Warranty,” but is it being offered CPO by an authorized M.B. dealer? If so, I would feel pretty good about taking a chance on it. If, however, it is not being sold by an...
10-25-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
Posted By Streamliner

The last time they gave me a C Class loaner, I...

The last time they gave me a C Class loaner, I wrote a letter to the GM. I reminded him of all the vehicles I had obtained from them, mostly S & SL’s, and that I was very uncomfortable driving the...
10-25-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
Posted By Streamliner

Not me. If all I could afford was something along...

Not me. If all I could afford was something along the lines of a C Class, I’d be driving a nice, new Honda Accord.:D
10-25-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By Streamliner

I have not cared for the S Coupe or the...

I have not cared for the S Coupe or the Cabriolet, as I feel they are too compromised to carry the S Class moniker. The rear seating areas are too cramped for much of anyone but kids. The cars don’t...
10-25-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
Posted By Streamliner

Yes, the C & S Class cars are day and night...

Yes, the C & S Class cars are day and night different. Too bad they had to water down the cachet of the S by making the C & E look like body-doubles. I’ve never been thrilled with the exterior...
10-24-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,789
Posted By Streamliner

Well, as you must know, finding ABC on a non-AMG...

Well, as you must know, finding ABC on a non-AMG R231 is quite the rare thing. Seeing as how you have it on your 2003, I truly believe that you would miss it if you got an R231 without it, I know I...
10-20-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,141
Posted By Streamliner

I did put conventional Michelin tires on the 2013...

I did put conventional Michelin tires on the 2013 SL550, within days of purchasing the car. It improved the ride, but it was still nothing close to the ride of my ABC equipped ‘04.
10-15-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,141
Posted By Streamliner

I had a 2004 SL500 that I ordered new. I had it...

I had a 2004 SL500 that I ordered new. I had it for 12 years. The 2003 to 2012 R230's all had ABC as standard equipment. I LOVED the ride of that car vs. the ride of the 2013 SL550 I got to...
10-15-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By Streamliner

It’s a magnificent system and a wonderful “AID”...

It’s a magnificent system and a wonderful “AID” to drivers. It’s not nearly perfect and requires near constant monitoring in busy traffic conditions. That said, I believe that properly used, it cuts...
10-11-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Streamliner

If you don’t like the wasted rear seats in your E...

If you don’t like the wasted rear seats in your E Cab, you’ll pretty much hate them in the S Cab as well. For any normal size adult to be comfortable in the back, the front seats need to be moved...
10-09-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,495
Posted By Streamliner

Bye-Bye V12

According to this article, AMG is dropping the V12 engine.
...
10-06-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,162
Posted By Streamliner

The way I drive, I could probably get 40 to...

The way I drive, I could probably get 40 to 50,000 miles out of a set of tires. However, to me, ride comfort, quietness and safety are paramount. So, when I get somewhere around 18,000 miles on a set...
10-06-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By Streamliner

Well, addressed to me, how can I resist? My...

Well, addressed to me, how can I resist?

My 2018 S560 now has about 8,000 miles on it, much of it clocked with Distronic Plus activated. With all that experience, it appears to me that the time...
10-05-2018, 12:29 AM
10-04-2018, 02:33 AM
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Views: 4,262
Posted By Streamliner

Great looking car. LOVE those 18” wheels! Enjoy...

Great looking car. LOVE those 18” wheels! Enjoy the ride!:)
10-02-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,262
Posted By Streamliner

Well, that might narrow it down. The ONLY thing...

Well, that might narrow it down. The ONLY thing different between my 2015 S550 and my current S560, is that MBC now includes the “curve” function. That is the only thing I can think of that might...
10-01-2018, 02:18 PM
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Views: 4,262
Posted By Streamliner

Bean, Congratulations on your new car. Wishing...

Bean,
Congratulations on your new car. Wishing you many thousands of safe, enjoyable, troublefree driving.
I’m so curious about your comment on the “tuck under” trunk space. Which interior did...
09-23-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By Streamliner

:smash: :rolf: :wwf: :X :crazy: :blah: ...

:smash:
:rolf:
:wwf:
:X
:crazy:
:blah:
:bump:
09-23-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,588
Posted By Streamliner

I understand about having a lot of money. Maybe...

I understand about having a lot of money. Maybe a better way to look at this, is if we consider the S63 & S560, price independent. If they were both, exactly the same price and had all the same...
09-23-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,588
Posted By Streamliner

So, considering a new S63 compared to a new S560,...

So, considering a new S63 compared to a new S560, the AMG car is much more expensive to buy or lease, much more expensive to maintain, much more expensive to insure, depreciates more and quicker, has...
09-22-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By Streamliner

I appreciate the thoughts Wolf and I know some...

I appreciate the thoughts Wolf and I know some folks love the Cardinal Red Metallic, but to me, that color looks way more orange than red, much of the time. I’m a big fan of solid colors, as opposed...
09-21-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By Streamliner

We are looking at doing a major addition to our...

We are looking at doing a major addition to our home. It would require the demolition of the garages and we would be without garages for about a year. The good news, is that we would end up with a...
09-21-2018, 10:38 PM
09-18-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By Streamliner

A fellow is supposed to be flying out from Texas...

A fellow is supposed to be flying out from Texas to see the car, buy it and drive it home this weekend. So, for the time being, I am holding the car for him.
09-18-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By Streamliner

I do, it pisses me off. I run conventional tires...

I do, it pisses me off. I run conventional tires and carry a compact spare in my trunk. I can barely fit two carry-on suitcases & a few other small items when we take road trips. The trunk in my...
09-18-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By Streamliner

Ah, for the joys of owning a huge, $100,000.00+...

Ah, for the joys of owning a huge, $100,000.00+ luxury car, with no spare and no place to put one, without overwhelming the itty bitty trunk. When will the folks in Germany own up to their MISTAKE?...
09-17-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By Streamliner

The red paint is just SOOOOOO perfect. And, the...

The red paint is just SOOOOOO perfect. And, the SL is mine. MBFS owns the S.:D
09-17-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By Streamliner

When I first put the car on the market, I was of...

When I first put the car on the market, I was of the mind to order a 2019. As it turns out, things have changed and we are now going to do a major addition to our home and will lose our garages for...
09-16-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By Streamliner

Factory 18's. Don't mean to hijack this...

Factory 18's.

Don't mean to hijack this thread, but the car is for sale, should anyone be interested. 12,900 miles, loaded, $49,995.00. See F/S listing a few threads down.
...
09-15-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By Streamliner

Price reduced to $49,995.00.

Price reduced to $49,995.00.
09-15-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By Streamliner

I completely agree. The deeper the sidewall of...

I completely agree. The deeper the sidewall of the tire, the more compliant ride. I have 18’s on my 2013, with conventional tires and the car has a decent ride for a non-ABC R231.
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