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12-31-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By dbtk

Thanks for the advice on how to remove the lower...

Thanks for the advice on how to remove the lower door side trim. I started off by warming the trim (37F here in CT) with a blow dryer and then used dental floss between the trim and body for about...
12-30-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,047
Posted By dbtk

Love the wheel and leather airbag.

Love the wheel and leather airbag.
12-30-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By dbtk

WIP GLK 250

Performed some minor visual mods this weekend. Next, I hope to get the front and rear chrome black wrapped....
12-30-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,047
Posted By dbtk

Nice. Time for some subtle mods.

Nice. Time for some subtle mods.
12-03-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By dbtk

Is NAV listed under Multimedia Package? Or...

Is NAV listed under Multimedia Package? Or perhaps its the Garmin dealer install?
12-02-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By dbtk

Options and Packages with Approx. Pricing ...

Options and Packages with Approx. Pricing

When I was decoding my particular GLK250 I used the following information...

1. Decode your VIN here:...
11-25-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By dbtk

https://carinfo.kiev.ua/cars/vin/mercedes/vin_chec...

https://carinfo.kiev.ua/cars/vin/mercedes/vin_check
11-25-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By dbtk

Here is another shot after a quick wash following...

Here is another shot after a quick wash following a small snowstorm here in CT.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/640x480/img_0561_1893aa436587d153f5e3a2848ea1a10cf47a1aab.jpg
11-25-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By dbtk

Thanks JohnnyC. Haven't installed LED interior...

Thanks JohnnyC. Haven't installed LED interior lamps but did get a reversible MB cargo mat....
11-25-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By dbtk

Hi, thanks. No grooves (yet).

Hi, thanks. No grooves (yet).
11-19-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By dbtk

Some additional detailed shots: ...

Some additional detailed shots:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/56355952706_19f3f6b8_c875_47b0_8da0_c8b41fb65356_0ab2734bda5c3cd81eda07eb9d481d66d1b30d78.jpg...
11-19-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By dbtk

New (to me) GLK250

Finally took some pics of the pre-owned 2014 GLK250 I picked up a couple of weeks ago....
10-08-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By dbtk

Thanks Andre, definitely a serious consideration...

Thanks Andre, definitely a serious consideration between the gasser and the diesel.
10-07-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By dbtk

Thank you JohnnyC. I forgot to mention that this...

Thank you JohnnyC. I forgot to mention that this GLK does have the Tow Package. The 360 Surround View package would have been great, however, it appears that option became available in 2015 based...
10-06-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By dbtk

BTW, here are a couple of pics of the car in...

BTW, here are a couple of pics of the car in question...
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/640x480/glk_lunar_front_driver_51ad883854839a710046bdb6222a5fd5ec4e5cf4.jpg...
10-06-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By dbtk

Thanks for sharing your experience. No insult...

Thanks for sharing your experience. No insult taken. She is actually a fairly careful and astute driver. She's been incident free thus far. She currently drives a 2017 W213 but finds the...
10-06-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By dbtk

Newbie: Thoughts on Pre-owned 2014 GLK250

Hi all,
I am a newbie to this X204 Forum and need your collective GLK advice/thoughts. I am considering purchasing a 2014 GLK250 for my 82-year-old mom. I had her drive a GLK250 which she...
04-25-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By dbtk

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1333/226a2728_copy_ee60d839661da0d4e247ea3beb2482e29668553e.jpg
01-24-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,220
Posted By dbtk

In everyday driving (highway as well as rural...

In everyday driving (highway as well as rural rough roads) my seat of the pants test reveals that my 2015 S550 non-sport on 19s is definitely better riding and is quieter than my 2013 RR SC on 22s....
12-24-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By dbtk

Lambswool rugs are the way to go. ;-)

Lambswool rugs are the way to go. ;-)
12-24-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,220
Posted By dbtk

Thanks. I'm now compelled to do my own...

Thanks. I'm now compelled to do my own comparison.
12-07-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,291
Posted By dbtk

RWD = .00138 MF AWD = .00113 MF

RWD = .00138 MF
AWD = .00113 MF
10-24-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By dbtk

And yes, it can significantly reduce your MF. My...

And yes, it can significantly reduce your MF. My MF on my S550 is 0.00001 for a 30 month / 10K miles per year lease.
10-24-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By dbtk

I would verify this with Mercedes Benz Financial....

I would verify this with Mercedes Benz Financial. I often do single payment leases. The single payment monies are held in a separate account from the value of the car. If the car is totaled your...
10-11-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 130,076
Posted By dbtk

True, but still nice.

True, but still nice.
10-09-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By dbtk

I agree with the two prior reponses. The...

I agree with the two prior reponses.

The FIRST: Leather with Ventilated Seats (see depth and contour of pleats as well as the way the material folds around the thigh supports)
The SECOND: MB-Tex...
10-07-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By dbtk

HOwever, note that alcohol will strip off any...

HOwever, note that alcohol will strip off any protective wax or polish. You will need to reprotect the surfaces which you have applied alcohol.
10-04-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 130,076
Posted By dbtk

Very nice. Sublime.

Very nice. Sublime.
09-30-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By dbtk

I just use Meguiar's Car Cleaner Wax or if really...

I just use Meguiar's Car Cleaner Wax or if really bad I spot use Meguiar's Clear Coat Safe Rubbing Compound G18016.
09-30-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 130,076
Posted By dbtk

Silver is such a classic Mercedes color. Nice.

Silver is such a classic Mercedes color. Nice.
09-26-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 130,076
Posted By dbtk

Great calipers!

Great calipers!
09-23-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By dbtk

For $5000 the designo leather option should...

For $5000 the designo leather option should include leather and alcantara everywhere. I believe in the W213 there are still some MB-tex covered surfaces. Back in 2015, the designo option was only...
09-22-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 130,076
Posted By dbtk

autoswede, nice color combo. Congrats. My...

autoswede, nice color combo. Congrats. My family's first MB was a W123 nearly 40 years ago.
09-18-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By dbtk

Congratulations... love the blue!

Congratulations... love the blue!
09-14-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,699
Posted By dbtk

Give the engine time to break in a little bit...

Give the engine time to break in a little bit more. When I first got the W213, I was getting 22-25 mpg and only as high as 28 mpg on the freeway/highway. I was going to bring it into my MB service...
09-14-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,699
Posted By dbtk

Agree fully. I often get 23-24 mpg on 80/20...

Agree fully. I often get 23-24 mpg on 80/20 (freeway/urban) driving on my full size supercharged Range Rover and am averaging 22.5 mpg on my S driving mostly suburban driving. The 600 on the...
09-13-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,699
Posted By dbtk

I tend to drive in manual mode. I am used to...

I tend to drive in manual mode. I am used to having a manual shift car and like the control of the paddle shifters on automatic cars. I like to play a game when I drive to avoid using the brakes...
09-13-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,699
Posted By dbtk

I was able to get 42 mpg driving from Middlebury...

I was able to get 42 mpg driving from Middlebury to Greenwich, CT along traffic laden I-95 South.
09-12-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,699
Posted By dbtk

If it is not showing up on th main screen I would...

If it is not showing up on th main screen I would take your E to your MB service center. The MTE screen should be available when you scroll up and down past the average MPG and driving efficiency...
09-12-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,699
Posted By dbtk

It's there just scroll thru the central main menu.

It's there just scroll thru the central main menu.
09-11-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,208
Posted By dbtk

From my own experiences with my local dealer they...

From my own experiences with my local dealer they tend to discount rare (read AMG and Edition 1) models to ensure they continue to receive these type of allocaitons.
09-09-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,159
Posted By dbtk

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!
09-01-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,429
Posted By dbtk

It's probably because they position themselves...

It's probably because they position themselves more towards high tech luxury versus more establishment luxury or extreme driving dynamics.
09-01-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,429
Posted By dbtk

Ironically, I sold by sub-10,000 mile Golf R...

Ironically, I sold by sub-10,000 mile Golf R because I lost faith in the brand.
08-31-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,429
Posted By dbtk

Love it! I love the look and smell of old...

Love it! I love the look and smell of old American interiors. My Cadillac Fleetwood interior was leather with a lot of vinyl and plastics, and smelled like old, overheated flesh...
08-29-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,429
Posted By dbtk

Wink I am guilty of having shag lambswool carpeting in...

I am guilty of having shag lambswool carpeting in my S.
08-28-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,429
Posted By dbtk

Ha ha, no. I wasn't commenting on fuzzy...

Ha ha, no. I wasn't commenting on fuzzy dice...merely referencing my own ghetto upgrades on my E300. However, I once had a 1980 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham coupe which was longer than my 600. It...
08-28-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,429
Posted By dbtk

Old...a half century old. :-/

Old...a half century old. :-/
08-28-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,429
Posted By dbtk

Why leave the center strait chrome?

Why leave the center strait chrome?
08-28-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,429
Posted By dbtk

I did call them Ghetto Upgrades afterall. I...

I did call them Ghetto Upgrades afterall. I wouldn't do those things on my S550 or Range Rover or 600, however. The way I see it, I spend $379 a month to lease it. It's kinda of like my Honda...
08-28-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,429
Posted By dbtk

I wonder how much it would cost to purchase and...

I wonder how much it would cost to purchase and replace with OEM side gills? I would imagine that the front bumper would need to be removed. The knock-offs cost less than $30 and takes about 10...
08-26-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By dbtk

:-( I wish mine had that option on my E. It is...

:-( I wish mine had that option on my E. It is so velvety on my S, Range and W100.
08-24-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,585
Posted By dbtk

I love the giant fish maw of the new S AMGs.

I love the giant fish maw of the new S AMGs.
08-23-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 24,206
Posted By dbtk

Perfect for freaking out your sleeping co-pilot.

Perfect for freaking out your sleeping co-pilot.
08-23-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

I believe it is based on mileage.

I believe it is based on mileage.
08-23-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 24,206
Posted By dbtk

Aside from being able to adjust the front...

Aside from being able to adjust the front passenger's seat from the driver side door, you can also adjust the front passenger headrest. The adjustment button for the passenger is on the driver's...
08-23-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 24,206
Posted By dbtk

The front center armrest has a thin rubber seal...

The front center armrest has a thin rubber seal between the two storage covers to prevent fluid/small items from falling into the storage area.
08-23-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 24,206
Posted By dbtk

The backs of the front seats have a slight recess...

The backs of the front seats have a slight recess at the base of the headrest so that rear passengers have "grab handles" as leverage when getting out.
08-23-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,238
Posted By dbtk

Apparently not...

Apparently not...
08-22-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,585
Posted By dbtk

I like both. If I lived in Chicago and was...

I like both. If I lived in Chicago and was looking for a dd I would get the Velar. The Velar may be more practical navigating the Stevenson on a snowy day. I went to grad school there in the 90s...
08-22-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,429
Posted By dbtk

Instagram-worthy!

Instagram-worthy!
08-22-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

That's a great strategy! I may ask my SA to try...

That's a great strategy! I may ask my SA to try this approach to get a significant discount on personalized order. Perhaps with the newly redesigned S as my dealership does offer S loaners.
08-22-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,429
Posted By dbtk

Beautiful shot!

Beautiful shot!
08-22-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,585
Posted By dbtk

True. My E feels more utilitarian than my S with...

True. My E feels more utilitarian than my S with the full leather designo interior. The one feature (including its design) are the touchpads on the steering wheel versus the older W222 (and even...
08-22-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,429
Posted By dbtk

"Ghetto Upgrades"

Did some recent ghetto upgrades to my E...lol...
08-22-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,585
Posted By dbtk

An S is an S...more luxury (in non-AMG form) than...

An S is an S...more luxury (in non-AMG form) than sport. The E400 is more of a sport variant below the AMG to appease those who want more than a 4-banger E300.
08-22-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,238
Posted By dbtk

My 2014 CLA had to go in 3 times to fix dash...

My 2014 CLA had to go in 3 times to fix dash rattles, especially the center mounted monitor. And prior to getting rid of my 2016 C450 rattles started to develop just behind the instrument panel. ...
08-21-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,168
Posted By dbtk

I am digging the Magma Grey and Expresso...

I am digging the Magma Grey and Expresso interior, especially when coupled with Athracite Blue or designo Mocha Black.
08-20-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,585
Posted By dbtk

It appears that the S450 4Matic is not working.

It appears that the S450 4Matic is not working.
08-19-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,070
Posted By dbtk

Thanks for posting. With MSDs and AutoPay the...

Thanks for posting. With MSDs and AutoPay the S450 MF will be pratically nothing.
08-19-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,349
Posted By dbtk

Looks like MBUSA is trying to push the new S450.

Looks like MBUSA is trying to push the new S450.
08-19-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By dbtk

Ha ha, it looks like their web agency left that...

Ha ha, it looks like their web agency left that note for the product folks and they merely posted the page with the note. I have found numberous examples in the past where MBUSA left website page...
08-19-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By dbtk

So huge...so impractical...so decadent.

So huge...so impractical...so decadent.
08-16-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

I typically check one of the used car websites...

I typically check one of the used car websites and select "used" only, not "CPO" cars.
Cars.com
Autotrader.com
CarGurus.com
iSeeCars.com
08-15-2017, 12:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,585
Posted By dbtk

I like the size of the E (W213) over the S...

I like the size of the E (W213) over the S (W222). The ride on the W222 is noticeably better than my steel sprung W213. I have not tried the air suspension on the E but I hear it is sublime given...
08-08-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,344
Posted By dbtk

Hi tresean1: here is a link to my 600 which was...

Hi tresean1: here is a link to my 600 which was recently featured in a cars and coffee event in Sausalito, CA.
http://www.biscottiandcars.com/aug-2017-bc/
08-07-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By dbtk

A friend had a GLK with standard headlamps. They...

A friend had a GLK with standard headlamps. They were truly awful. I installed HID zenon ballasts and bulbs for her--a signficant improvement. I added LED bulbs in my standard H4 headlamps on my...
08-07-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By dbtk

Mine was also raise (before the rapair) and now,...

Mine was also raise (before the rapair) and now, it's less so but still slightly higher directly in front of the steering wheel than rest of the grill area.
08-07-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By dbtk

Nice addition.

Nice addition.
08-06-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By dbtk

I mentioned it to my service advisor and he made...

I mentioned it to my service advisor and he made an appointment to fix it. It took about 30 minutes.
08-06-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By dbtk

I had the same issue. There is an open service...

I had the same issue. There is an open service campaign to fix that with felt tape.
08-05-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By dbtk

I suspect that these are loaner (CVP= courtesy...

I suspect that these are loaner (CVP= courtesy vehicle program) cars which may have exceeded the mileage for what MB considers "new" cars. However, I would ask if they qualify for any new car...
08-03-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By dbtk

Yeah, bummmer...I read that...and saw that on the...

Yeah, bummmer...I read that...and saw that on the newly updated S-class. I prefer the older W222 tail lamps.
08-03-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,940
Posted By dbtk

Alaantin61, thanks. I like your YouTube videos a...

Alaantin61, thanks. I like your YouTube videos a lot. Keep on going with your interesting and detailed videos.
08-03-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,581
Posted By dbtk

I like E mode, too. The throttle feels a little...

I like E mode, too. The throttle feels a little more sluggish and the power comes on after a slight delay but can't beat 35+ mpg on the freeway.
08-03-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By dbtk

Agree, the E standard LED headlights are great,...

Agree, the E standard LED headlights are great, however, the "star dust" tail lights are a bit contrived. I like the name though...it reminds me of "Rogue One". =)
08-02-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,249
Posted By dbtk

Congratulations on acheiving your dream! Enjoy...

Congratulations on acheiving your dream! Enjoy your new E. Hard work does pay off.
07-19-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By dbtk

PPM (a) capitalize it (b) if you capitalize...

PPM
(a) capitalize it
(b) if you capitalize it into the lease you will only end up paying a percent of the total cost equivalent to the depreciation (often only 30-40% of the total PPM cost)

AF...
07-19-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

I believe it's best to pay it upfront versus...

I believe it's best to pay it upfront versus paying interest on it. But it depends on how low your Money Factor is.
07-08-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,344
Posted By dbtk

More pics of Nut Brown and Black interior.

More pics of Nut Brown and Black interior.
07-08-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,344
Posted By dbtk

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

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1905/80-img_0928_df35dd525a670bcd493c9f4849515c0f23bab5da.jpgMy 213 is a combo of Nut Brown and Black.
07-07-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,561
Posted By dbtk

There is a regular First Sunday drive each month...

There is a regular First Sunday drive each month sponsored by the Bay Area chapter of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America.

There is a regular Saturday meet up in Sausalito called Biscotti & Cars. ...
07-07-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By dbtk

1972 600 SWB at Biscotti & Cars in SF Bay Area

Hi All,

If anyone wants to meet up in the SF Bay Area, I will have my 1972 600 short wheelbase at Biscotti & Cars in Sausalito, CA on August 5, 2017. My car will be part of a gathering of vintage...
Forum: California
07-07-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By dbtk

Biscotti & Cars ll August 5, 2017 ll Sausalito, CA

Bay Area MB owners, drivers and admirers,

Come out to Biscotti & Cars to check out vintage Mercedes and other marques. The event is open to everyone at Poggio, 77 Brdgeway, Sausalito, CA. ...
07-07-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,344
Posted By dbtk

I love brown and black together, as well as gray...

I love brown and black together, as well as gray and brown combinations. The interior of my 213 is brown (albeit standard MB-tex) and black with black flowing lines plastic ("wood" I am told).
07-07-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,344
Posted By dbtk

Ironically, that is similar to discussion I had...

Ironically, that is similar to discussion I had with them. The new Mercedes-Maybach lack the bespoke nature of the original ones from the 1930/40s and the more recent 57/62 to compete with Bentley...
07-06-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,344
Posted By dbtk

Stream, totally agree. It's too bad that MB has...

Stream, totally agree. It's too bad that MB has panned to the masses and gone the 80/20 route with respect to interior choices. Even Range Rover offers up to seventeen interior color combinations. ...
07-06-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,344
Posted By dbtk

I like cars with awesome interiors--it shows that...

I like cars with awesome interiors--it shows that details matter and have the ability to care for them. I decided to cover my Silk Beige designo mats with blue lambswool carpets in my S and added a...
07-05-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,344
Posted By dbtk

I had a designo Porcelain white leather interior...

I had a designo Porcelain white leather interior in my CLS and currently have designo Deep Sea Blue in my S550, which has Silk Beige exclusive napa leather on the door kick panels and floor mat trim....
07-05-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,294
Posted By dbtk

I concur...works great! Thanks c400.

I concur...works great! Thanks c400.
07-02-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By dbtk

Here you go...simple internet search...

Here you go...simple internet search...
07-02-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By dbtk

Yes, otherwise the sides of the trunk are left...

Yes, otherwise the sides of the trunk are left open with cubbies and netting to hold items in place. I would go to your local MB store and check ou the standard (basic $850 option at one point, now...
07-02-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By dbtk

Yes, standard. Yes, B components do impact...

Yes, standard.

Yes, B components do impact rear trunk space, however, I do not believe they impact the ability to fold down the rear seats.
07-01-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By dbtk

Congrats!

Congrats!
06-29-2017, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By dbtk

I once had a 1985 300 CD-T. It was a miliarty...

I once had a 1985 300 CD-T. It was a miliarty sales vehicle picked up in Germany for the U.S. market. It was produced in September 1985 and had rare options like rear headrests and orthopedic front...
06-27-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By dbtk

Just to simplify my lease savings as explained in...

Just to simplify my lease savings as explained in #3 and #13: my month equates to about $1147 on my 2015 S550 4M ($117K MSRP) with single pay versus $1305 if I had taken the traditional monthly...
06-27-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By dbtk

RoseyPSU, according to my local SA and MB Finance...

RoseyPSU, according to my local SA and MB Finance guy MBFS covers any shortfall between your insurance and the value at time of accident (totaled or otherwise). Any portion of the lease not used...
06-27-2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By dbtk

Single Pay leases made more sense when you were...

Single Pay leases made more sense when you were allowed to deduct the full amount of the lease in the year acquired. That said, however, my single pay lease for the S550 saved me $4,300 over the...
06-26-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By dbtk

I had the same concern re: MSDs. I was told by...

I had the same concern re: MSDs. I was told by my MB dealer that there is gap insurance provided by MB Financial and that all security deposits will be return in the event of a total loss.
06-26-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By dbtk

cracker123, I had them made by: ...

cracker123, I had them made by:
http://www.superlambauto.com/tailormade-sheepskin-floor-mats.aspx
06-26-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By dbtk

You may want to consider multiple security...

You may want to consider multiple security deposits (MSDs) which I recently did on my C450 AMG and E300 leases. I saved about $60 per month by putting 10 MSDs down which are completely refundable,...
06-26-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By dbtk

I believe the buy rate on MF on S550s are at...

I believe the buy rate on MF on S550s are at 0.00095 or approximately 2.28% (vs. 0.00001 or +/- 0.024% with one pay leases). You may have to check with your MB store as some "pad" their factors to...
06-26-2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By dbtk

You may be able to calculate that depending on...

You may be able to calculate that depending on what MF you are quoted for a traditional 30 or 36 month lease at this time, suffice it to say that with a one pay lease you pay virtually no rent...
06-25-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By dbtk

Can't help you with flutes but I did custom order...

Can't help you with flutes but I did custom order rear rugs like the Maybach.
06-25-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By dbtk

The good news is my MF was 0.00001 or roughly...

The good news is my MF was 0.00001 or roughly 0.024%. Total financing charges for the lease is $50.20.
06-25-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By dbtk

I have done single pay leases. Most recently in...

I have done single pay leases. Most recently in October 2015 for my S550 4Matic. I paid $36,297 for a 30 month / 10K mile per year lease. The MSRP with 2 year PPM came to $116,860. Excluding...
06-25-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 130,076
Posted By dbtk

Just your basic E300 4Matic...

Black with Nut Brown and designo Piano Black wood. "Same same but different" when compared from the rear of my other car.
06-24-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

jsclarke, you can go to MBFS.com and check your...

jsclarke, you can go to MBFS.com and check your account for the buyout amount for your car. I suspect, however, that it will be more than the car is worth on the open market. That said, I can list...
06-23-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 555
Posted By dbtk

New W213 Owner (Leasee)

Hi W213ers, after 6 months of searching for a E300 4Matic (and trying to transfer my C450 AMG lease) I finally signed and took delivery of one. It is a CVP loaner car with about 6,000 miles which I...
06-21-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

Mbracer26, thanks. It had 5926 miles on the...

Mbracer26, thanks. It had 5926 miles on the odometer. I guess that's one of the motivators for my SA to work on the deal.
06-20-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

Finally...

MF,

I finally picked up a 2017 E300 4Matic -- $380 per month. I was able to transfer my (81 year old) mom's C450 AMG lease, which was way too sporty for her, and secure a 2017 E300 4Matic...
06-18-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

MF, All else equal, is there a MF difference...

MF,

All else equal, is there a MF difference between A1 and Tier 1 with respect to MBFS?
06-18-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By dbtk

Both your 43s are awesome! Congratulations.

Both your 43s are awesome! Congratulations.
06-17-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

MF, I agree with you. A "good deal" is...

MF, I agree with you. A "good deal" is subjective to each situation and individual.

WS, if you felt good about your decision at the time of signing then you have a good deal. I have a S550...
06-16-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

MF, awesome. Thanks! I may buy a couple...

MF, awesome. Thanks! I may buy a couple thousand miles up front and go with the 7,500 mile a year lease. I only need 8-9K miles per year tops and it reduces my monthly to $379 with only $4500...
06-16-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

Now, what's the answer on the mid-lease purchase...

Now, what's the answer on the mid-lease purchase of miles...$0.20 or $0.25? =)
06-16-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

MF, no worries. I was was concerned that I was...

MF, no worries. I was was concerned that I was missing something and wanted to correct it before I sign the lease next week. Phew, I was ready to call my sales advisor to change the deal. Thank...
06-16-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

MF, with all due respect I am not sure you are...

MF, with all due respect I am not sure you are calculating the savings correctly. Try running a hypothetical lease using 10 MSDs and one without MSDs. The calculus will show that the savings is...
06-16-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

The MSDs are not CCR money but a refundable...

The MSDs are not CCR money but a refundable deposit. I am not sure I can get a 40% 3-year return on $5000 by investing it in the bank or another asset.
06-16-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

MF, With the 10 MSDs and AutoPay I was told...

MF,

With the 10 MSDs and AutoPay I was told that the Money Factor is reduced to 0.00012 (=0.00092 - 0.00070 - 0.00010) or approximately 0.29%. We calculated that total payments were reduced by...
06-16-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

As a point of reference only...I am picking up a...

As a point of reference only...I am picking up a 2017 E300 4Matic next week:

MSRP with add ons= $62,925 (includes 2 year PPM)

MF= 0.00012 (0.29% with Autopay and 10 MSDs)
Due at signing=...
06-16-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

MF, thanks!

MF, thanks!
06-15-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

Thanks Mercedesfinance, How about during...

Thanks Mercedesfinance,

How about during the lease term prior to lease termination? Thanks.
06-14-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

Mercedesfinance, Thanks for your response...

Mercedesfinance,

Thanks for your response re: Autopay.

What is the per mile charge to buy extra miles upfront during the lease signing? And after lease signing? $0.25 or $0.20? Thanks again.
06-13-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 53,516
Posted By dbtk

Mercedesfinance, Does AutoPay reduce the MF...

Mercedesfinance,

Does AutoPay reduce the MF by 0.00010 or 0.00008? Thanks.
06-12-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By dbtk

I agree with petee1997. Relationships do matter....

I agree with petee1997. Relationships do matter.

Tonight, I secured MB number 6 in less than four years (and number 25 total). A 2017 E300 4Matic ($62,925 including 2 yr maintenance)...
06-11-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By dbtk

2017 E300 4Matic MF=0.00092 RV=59% (36/10K);...

2017 E300 4Matic
MF=0.00092
RV=59% (36/10K); -1% (12K); -3% (15K)
Fleet discount = $2,000
Mercedes Club discount = $500
Mercedes AMEX card discount = $500
Mercedes AMEX Platinum card discount =...
06-04-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By dbtk

- American Express card $500 for regular / $1000...

- American Express card $500 for regular / $1000 for Platinum
- Mercedes-Benz Club of America $500
06-04-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By dbtk

2016 C450 for $445.48 before state taxes 48M/10K...

2016 C450 for $445.48 before state taxes 48M/10K $5K refundable security deposit and registration. $61K MSRP. 120 miles on the odometer.
04-18-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By dbtk

It looks as if the newly updated S has a black...

It looks as if the newly updated S has a black and brown designo option.
04-17-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By dbtk

UPDATE: please note that the base monthly lease...

UPDATE: please note that the base monthly lease before taxes is $445.48
04-03-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By dbtk

I am a member. El Cid is correct it is not as...

I am a member. El Cid is correct it is not as active as it once was. In the past, we were invited to special events and also to focus groups. I remember one event was the intro to the then new GL...
03-31-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By dbtk

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA: FIRST SUNDAY DRIVE 4/2/17 9:30AM

The San Francisco Bay Area Mercedes-Benz Club is hosting an open FIRST SUNDAY DRIVE on APRIL 2, 2017 at 9:30 AM. The event is open to all Mercedes owners / drivers. The theme is a Cheese Tour of...
03-31-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By dbtk

Lease Trade: 2016 C450 $480

2016 C450 AMG

MSRP $59,840 plus 2 pre-paid Mercedes-Benz services.

Total of 48 months with 37 payments/38 months remaining with 825 miles per month or 10K miles per year. The car is a rare...
12-25-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 164,508
Posted By dbtk

I'm offering my C450 for $480 a month for 40...

I'm offering my C450 for $480 a month for 40 months (the balance of the original 48 month lease)--MSRP $60K. The only requirement is $5,000 refundable security deposit (MSDs). ...
12-16-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By dbtk

The car is in Connecticut and will be about...

The car is in Connecticut and will be about $1100+/- to ship or around $28 a month more on the lease if amortized over the 40+ months remaining on the contract. The MSD will be refunded to the new...
12-15-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By dbtk

Thanks sadpanda, yes, I was surprised how much...

Thanks sadpanda, yes, I was surprised how much others on LeaseTrader and SwapALease pay a month for their C450s, and in some cases for C300s. When I did the initial calculations the 10 MSDs saved me...
12-13-2016, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By dbtk

UPDATE: I am including $350 to assist with...

UPDATE: I am including $350 to assist with transfer/shipping costs as well as paying for the month in which the car is being shipped (depending on time of month)

This C450 Options include:
-...
12-10-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By dbtk

Lease Takeover (CT): 2016 C450 $480 monthly

I am looking to transfer my current 2016 C450 AMG lease. MSRP $59,840 plus 2 pre-paid M-B services. Total of 41 months remaining with 830 miles per month or 10K miles per year. The car is a rare...
12-06-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By dbtk

Sadly, having to get rid of my C450...

I have had my C450 lease for around 6+ months. I have enjoyed the car, however, an aging mother requires that I get a vehicle that is a little less sporty and easier for her to enter and exit. The...
09-30-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,633
Posted By dbtk

I have mine set to the nearby police station.

I have mine set to the nearby police station.
09-30-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By dbtk

I believe only the seats, armrests (all) and door...

I believe only the seats, armrests (all) and door inserts are actually in Designo leather on the C class. On the E class Designo packages include the door tops, armrests and dash top. On the S...
09-11-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,632
Posted By dbtk

I got the same monthly payment ($480), except I...

I got the same monthly payment ($480), except I had a $2100 drive off. 48 months seems to be the sweet spot. Mine was with 10K mpy and a $60K MSRP.
08-09-2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,821
Posted By dbtk

For my lease it was .00007 per security deposit. ...

For my lease it was .00007 per security deposit. Based on my lease payment it was $500 per MSD, or $5,000 total.
08-07-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,821
Posted By dbtk

I took advantage of ten refundable security...

I took advantage of ten refundable security deposits totaling $5000 and direct deposit.

The OP's lease looks good. As a point of reference my C450 had an MSRP of $59,840 plus $975 in pre-paid...
06-23-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,778
Posted By dbtk

I get 9 mpg around town on my 6.3 liter 600...and...

I get 9 mpg around town on my 6.3 liter 600...and 9 mpg on the highway.
06-22-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,778
Posted By dbtk

Averaging 23 mpg mostly rural driving with about...

Averaging 23 mpg mostly rural driving with about 20% highway. With mostly highway driving achieving 29/30 mpg. Only 900 miles on odometer.
06-05-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,081
Posted By dbtk

The MF for June is .00129 less direct deposit...

The MF for June is .00129 less direct deposit giving you .00119 and then place 10 MSDs (multiple security deposits) for .00007 reduction on each MSD (=.0007 reduction). The resulting MF is .00049. ...
06-05-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,081
Posted By dbtk

I found that many dealer groups are willing to go...

I found that many dealer groups are willing to go 15%+ but the real challenge is getting the MF at the buy rate less available reductions (for leases only). I was able to get my MF to .00049.
06-05-2016, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 164,508
Posted By dbtk

Picked up today: $480 a month (CT tax included)...

Picked up today: $480 a month (CT tax included) with $2100 down (lic, reg, first mo) on a 48 month / 10K year lease. MSRP was $60,960 including 2 year pre-paid maintenance.
06-01-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By dbtk

I had MB Club and Amex Silverstar coupons, each...

I had MB Club and Amex Silverstar coupons, each worth $500 which are not combinable with fleet, but can be combined with the standard trunk money. which went up $300 more for June.
06-01-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By dbtk

$50,800 Note: the total MSRP with 2 year PPM...

$50,800

Note: the total MSRP with 2 year PPM came to $60,690.
06-01-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By dbtk

C450 Lease Commitment

Hi everyone on the 205 forum.

I have been "trolling" this forum for the past two weeks, hemming and hawing over a C300 Sport or a C450. Well, I dove into the C450 pool this afternoon and believe...
02-28-2016, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,355
Posted By dbtk

One of my all time favorites...

One of my all time favorites...
02-28-2016, 01:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By dbtk

True, however, MB Finance is still loaning you...

True, however, MB Finance is still loaning you the residual value amount...approximately $100K at the start of the lease and $67K at lease termination.
02-27-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,009
Posted By dbtk

Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Awesome. Thanks for sharing.
02-27-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,886
Posted By dbtk

That's not very reassuring. I plan to take mine...

That's not very reassuring. I plan to take mine in in a week to have updates performed. Hopefully, your MB store gave you a fun loaner, and if not, demand one.
02-27-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,902
Posted By dbtk

Sorry to hear that your long-time MB store is not...

Sorry to hear that your long-time MB store is not honoring their commitment to the "Best or Nothing".

Make sure to address your concerns to the Mercedes-Benz Customer Advocacy group in Atlanta. ...
02-27-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By dbtk

Ouch! My MF (money factor) was .00001, however...

Ouch! My MF (money factor) was .00001, however that was for a single pay 30 month lease in October 2015. Mercedes-Benz Finance either had significantly higher MFs when you were getting your S550 or...
02-21-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,039
Posted By dbtk

I think the S-class interior will age better...

I think the S-class interior will age better design wise than the 7 series. I still believe that BMWs tend to be over stylized versus Mercedes.
02-21-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,466
Posted By dbtk

It's a great party trick!

It's a great party trick!
02-15-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,466
Posted By dbtk

It is indeed for controlling the Right...

It is indeed for controlling the Right (passenger) seat. The intention is for the "limo" driver to adjust the front seat to offer more room for the rear passenger. I believe it was first introduced...
01-31-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,684
Posted By dbtk

Beautiful...congratulations!

Beautiful...congratulations!
01-24-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,846
Posted By dbtk

S vs E vs C

I cross-posted this on the new E forum. It's a nice visual comparative of the S, E and C classes.
http://www.carscoops.com/2016/01/we-visually-compare-mercedes-c-e-and-s.html
01-23-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,518
Posted By dbtk

S, E, C Visual Comparison

If this has not been posted already it is a great visual comparison of the three MB sedan ranges.
http://www.carscoops.com/2016/01/we-visually-compare-mercedes-c-e-and-s.html
01-12-2016, 01:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,717
Posted By dbtk

B-man, it does look nice...especially with the...

B-man, it does look nice...especially with the all black S-Line trim.
01-10-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By dbtk

Well. it appears that the W231 will grow another...

Well. it appears that the W231 will grow another 2.6 inches in wheelbase, and start off with a 241 Hp 4-cylinder with sixes and diesel to follow shortly.
01-10-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,773
Posted By dbtk

Bradley (I mean "chubby"), you had to do it. I...

Bradley (I mean "chubby"), you had to do it. I am haunted by those images! I'm not sure if that is a good or bad thing, however. The perversity of it all is oddly interesting to me. Ugh, what's...
01-10-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,717
Posted By dbtk

Oh, and getting back to the OP on new E versus S....

Oh, and getting back to the OP on new E versus S. The E will probably be and will need to be a more dynamic car than the S to maintain its distinct positioning within the MB line-up, and not...
01-10-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,717
Posted By dbtk

I, too, like the Audi A8L. It is understated and...

I, too, like the Audi A8L. It is understated and large (207.4 inches long vs. 206.5 for the S, and 76.7 inches wide vs. 74.8). And hence, has a significant presence on the road or parking lot that...
01-10-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By dbtk

ajm, thanks re: "4". I, too, was having trouble...

ajm, thanks re: "4". I, too, was having trouble with consistent activation of the trunk. I was doing a side to side motion, which may have confused the sensors.
01-10-2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By dbtk

Some MB stores are discounting 2015 S coupes to...

Some MB stores are discounting 2015 S coupes to allow room for new inventory. Prior to the Holidays, I heard some were discounting $15K or more on left over S coupes. I would check an MB store with...
01-10-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By dbtk

Hi W210, Here are my experiences with the...

Hi W210, Here are my experiences with the above...

1. Yes, slightly. There is a small (approx 2") intrusion into the trunk running on the upper half of the trunk's forward bulkhead to allow for...
01-08-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,773
Posted By dbtk

Haha. Crazy stuff. (sorry I meant...

Haha. Crazy stuff. (sorry I meant "icebeam")
01-08-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,773
Posted By dbtk

Wow icebean. Will wonders ever cease--great...

Wow icebean. Will wonders ever cease--great sleuth work re:C300. I agree with you on its eventual return. If only you knew the half of it. (Bradley, do not chime in.)
01-05-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,976
Posted By dbtk

I, too, noticed a slight hesitation with the...

I, too, noticed a slight hesitation with the electronic e-brake when first engaging into R or D. As a side note, my 1972 Mercedes has an auto e-brake release when shifted into N or 4 (drive). It...
01-01-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By dbtk

syswei, where are you in CT? Let's get some deep...

syswei, where are you in CT? Let's get some deep sea blues together. =)
12-31-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,262
Posted By dbtk

Lease a 2015 S550. There's about $5,000 in trunk...

Lease a 2015 S550. There's about $5,000 in trunk money and another $2,500 in performance cash to the dealer, along with any other discounts your MB store will offer you. The money factor is good...
12-30-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,603
Posted By dbtk

designo Porcelain/Black

designo Porcelain/Black
12-29-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,603
Posted By dbtk

The armrest aligns with both the left and right...

The armrest aligns with both the left and right seats in their most upright position.
12-28-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,603
Posted By dbtk

It also requires exclusive wood trim for $950.

It also requires exclusive wood trim for $950.
12-28-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,603
Posted By dbtk

True101, It is available as an inline...

True101,

It is available as an inline designo interior option called "designo Deep Sea Blue/Silk Beige Exclusive Nappa leather" on the build for $5,550.
12-28-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,603
Posted By dbtk

Jason B, haha. How did you know I had that...

Jason B, haha. How did you know I had that interior?
12-28-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,603
Posted By dbtk

Its the rear headrest included in the reclining...

Its the rear headrest included in the reclining rear seat option. The headrest is also electrically extendable and retractable. There's a silver toggle switch on the right side of the headrest.
12-26-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,802
Posted By dbtk

For non-4Matic I believe the MF is .00047 before...

For non-4Matic I believe the MF is .00047 before autopay.
12-19-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,630
Posted By dbtk

These may not protect nor add value to my car,...

These may not protect nor add value to my car, but they sure do feel good barefoot.
12-17-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,802
Posted By dbtk

Yesterday, I heard from my SA that aside from the...

Yesterday, I heard from my SA that aside from the $5000 trunk money on 2015s there is another $2500 "performance bonus" for dealers. This is on top of the 7-9% off MSRP that dealers can easily...
11-28-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,132
Posted By dbtk

I found an easier way...have the dealer do it. ;D

I found an easier way...have the dealer do it. ;D
11-22-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By dbtk

Same experience here. I leased my 2007 W221 from...

Same experience here. I leased my 2007 W221 from Swap-a-Lease. The prior owner included a $9,000 incentive which lowered the payment to my targeted $1,100 per month with 1,100 miles per month.
11-22-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,717
Posted By dbtk

c^2: I have the same opinion. I replaced a 2014...

c^2: I have the same opinion. I replaced a 2014 E350 4M luxury with 17" wheels and without AirMatic for a 2015 S550 4M with 19" wheels. The current E really has a nice sublime all-around...
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