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11-19-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By jsclarke

Thanks Wagonsrock- I think you're right. A...

Thanks Wagonsrock- I think you're right. A friend with a Tesla S smokes my E300 on auto-pilot. And zero updates- a very old fashioned approach to new technology (that NEEDS updating). The car...
10-17-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By jsclarke

to answer my own question (maybe)......

to answer my own question (maybe)... https://www.motor1.com/news/270107/2020-mercedes-e-class-spied/
10-11-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,434
Posted By jsclarke

Audi's A6 is better right now

so this is a provocative thread starter... but I got my '17 E300 because it's technology and the car itself was the most advanced in it's class.

But not so anymore. Just saw the 2019 A6 at a...
10-04-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By jsclarke

think the inline 6 mild hybrid will be E450 in '20

So the 2020 GLE was on display at the Paris Auto show this week. I'll be available in Spring and, will have the inline 6 mild hybrid as the AMG E53 does. It would be awesome (for me) if the 2020 E...
09-12-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,535
Posted By jsclarke

at a 4.5% interest rate- maybe I'll consider a "1...

at a 4.5% interest rate- maybe I'll consider a "1 payment" lease this time... does anyone know if that results in the same thing as a MF of 0 with sum of all monthly payments due at lease inception?...
09-12-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 824
Posted By jsclarke

at a 4.5% interest rate- maybe I'll consider a "1...

at a 4.5% interest rate- maybe I'll consider a "1 payment" lease this time... does anyone know if that results in the same thing as a MF of 0 with sum of all monthly payments due at lease inception? ...
08-07-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,214
Posted By jsclarke

I had a digital display in my last car a 2014...

I had a digital display in my last car a 2014 640i vert- but- it didn't have a powerful enough graphics processor such that it could do anything other than display a circular speedometer and tach...
08-07-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By jsclarke

Wagonsrock getting new technology is what pumps...

Wagonsrock getting new technology is what pumps up new leases and purchases, and I've never seen anybody but Tesla give prev owners great new software. My guess.

And Drive Pilot is what attracted...
08-01-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By jsclarke

anyone read any gossip about likely 2020 US cars?

Right now my sights are set on an E53- primarily for the inline 6 and EQ Boost. That new engine is already in S-class cars elsewhere in the world, the new CLS and of course AMG E53 coupe and sedan. ...
07-26-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 18,012
Posted By jsclarke

I have it on my 2017 E300. The surround view...

I have it on my 2017 E300. The surround view camera that comes with the package is worth the price of admission alone. But we have tried and tried to get that parking assist to "recognize" to valid...
07-24-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 18,012
Posted By jsclarke

I think you'll be glad you did I have those now...

I think you'll be glad you did I have those now and they look better than the 18's you pictured. Wheels are the car's "shoes". Ya need nice looking shoes!
07-23-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,587
Posted By jsclarke

I'm really enjoying this thread guys thanks. But...

I'm really enjoying this thread guys thanks. But price difference shrinks when you consider that the following options, which I'd get, comes with the AMG but not the E450 (if I'm reading the DOG...
07-23-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,587
Posted By jsclarke

WOW thanks! Can you tell me what the MSRP of the...

WOW thanks! Can you tell me what the MSRP of the E53 is? Been waiting for that info... (-: John
07-23-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,587
Posted By jsclarke

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1616x885/dog_2_c44665a0cbfcb57adac666be0f0cbed12ca4dd3f.png...
07-23-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,587
Posted By jsclarke

Those are good points... but the Dealer Ordering...

Those are good points... but the Dealer Ordering Guide (which I couldn't attach because it's 9MB) for the 2019 E series predicts 0-60 at 5.3 seconds for the E450, and 4.4 seconds for the E53 (a...
07-23-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,587
Posted By jsclarke

Link to current discount 7% on E43

http://mbeuropeandelivery.com/savings.php

And I've attached a page from the star magazine with an E53 summary
07-23-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,587
Posted By jsclarke

I'm a sucker for new technology- and frankly when...

I'm a sucker for new technology- and frankly when I read about the E53 I "had to have one". A straight six- perfectly balanced without counterweights. Two, twin-scroll turbochargers and a 48v...
07-19-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By jsclarke

I hoped somebody that knows as much as you would...

I hoped somebody that knows as much as you would reply THANK YOU.

I really don't care so much if it's a 2019 or 2020 model year- since I doubt much will change on the new E53 model... but... I'd...
07-18-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By jsclarke

Sept 2019- European Delivery E53

To those of you that have noticed when model years start and stop production... if we wanted to do a European Delivery on a new E53 in September, 2019 (a year from now)- do you think the car would be...
04-26-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By jsclarke

Anyone tried to lease a CPO?

I love our E300 but an S-class has always been on my bucket list. A new one though would cost a lot of money and my marriage. But does anyone know if you can get competitive money factor /...
04-26-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By jsclarke

This happened to us twice on a 6 hour road trip. ...

This happened to us twice on a 6 hour road trip. Like the OP, the command system went black, crashed, then re-booted when using Android Auto and Waze running. I was going to take it in but I could...
03-19-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By jsclarke

Here is the error that usually comes up on the...

Here is the error that usually comes up on the phone. The google guys said something about Android Auto waiting for a response from the car and not getting one... thanks again bunny good ideas. ...
03-19-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By jsclarke

Thank you. Something else to try. However, I...

Thank you. Something else to try. However, I uninstalled Android Auto and re-installed- so perhaps App data was deleted? Maybe / maybe not.
This does seem to be related to our cars- because using...
03-16-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By jsclarke

Angry Galaxy S9 Plus broke Android Auto / Waze

Warning to those of you that value Waze and Android Auto...
I have been trying to get Android Auto to stay running for more than 10 minutes for 2 days now with my just received Galaxy S9 Plus. It's...
02-05-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 53,584
Posted By jsclarke

My mother-in-law just leased an '18 E300 using a...

My mother-in-law just leased an '18 E300 using a single payment car lease from Fletcher Jones. Does anyone know if MBFS does this the "simple way"- of just charging up front the conventional lease...
12-04-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,400
Posted By jsclarke

I use Android Auto frequently because of one...

I use Android Auto frequently because of one "killer app" that Car Play doesn't have- WAZE ! It's great. I turn off all audio except for announcements- and occasionally I'll hear "watch out, police...
08-07-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By jsclarke

how'd the car know to "turn on headlights?"

Hi everyone we just got back from our first road trip. Our car, a 2017 E300, was wonderful on the road. But I have become curious as to how some things happened.

1. The car occasionally said...
06-24-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 53,584
Posted By jsclarke

I leased a new E300 rather "maxed out" back in...

I leased a new E300 rather "maxed out" back in January and am loving it more than I expected (after 6 BMWs)... so much so... that if I had it to do over again I'd spring for an E43. From your...
06-08-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,898
Posted By jsclarke

wow I too have 1) android, 2) samsung (albeit...

wow I too have 1) android, 2) samsung (albeit S8), the car and 3) a ring doorbell and it's sometimes flakey android app... hmmm.....
06-08-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,898
Posted By jsclarke

Waiting in line for service for this- disc it's bluetooth

The same thing has now happened to me 3 times in the last week. No audio, on any source (AM, FM, media, Sirius etc). So I made an appointment and while waiting for the advisor, I noticed turning...
05-24-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,200
Posted By jsclarke

Wow... German engineers purposefully programmed...

Wow... German engineers purposefully programmed the car to drive like Mr. Magoo? Or Foster Brooks coming home from a bar...?

That'd be worse than building a system that couldn't drive straight in...
05-24-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,200
Posted By jsclarke

I just though it would work the way MB showed it

I just expected Drive Pilot would perform similarly to what Mercedes showed- in videos they produced- like this one...
and mine doesn't perform anywhere near that well
...
05-24-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,200
Posted By jsclarke

Love the car, except, Drive Pilot is worthless

Just in case there are some future owners reading our advice, I love my '17 E300. But Drive Pilot in the Premium 3 package is possibly unsafe, and in my mind definitely not worth it.

I've had my...
04-10-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 130,259
Posted By jsclarke

my ride (post tinting)

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-img_2078_5188a7edfd0d30dabc75e36874502b6eac76aade.jpg

Cardinal red metallic, right after I got the windows tinted...
03-24-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,520
Posted By jsclarke

I had them on my '14 BMW 640... but don't miss...

I had them on my '14 BMW 640... but don't miss them at all. I had to remember to close the doors gently on one car and regular on our other car- and I really didn't see the point. It's really easy...
03-08-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,150
Posted By jsclarke

About acceleration and the 4 cylinder- I just...

About acceleration and the 4 cylinder- I just passed 1,000 miles on my E300, so I could finally put it in Sport mode. It's great IMHO. Torque is what makes cars fun, and 273 lb feet is no slouch...
01-26-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By jsclarke

So must be for 2nd LCD screen cars only

I checked the manual... and for ambient light settings the manual shows you can select
front
back
display

for intensity settings.

But my car, with analog gauges, has
front
back
01-26-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By jsclarke

Question Does your ambient lighting have strip ABOVE speedometer?

Hello everyone I just got my E300 sport a week ago today, so very happy to have it and to be here.

The first day my ambient lighting had an issue, which service fixed. But since I've noticed- if...
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