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02-13-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By El Cid

Not exactly: "2010 P1 - Round quad fog lights,...

Not exactly: "2010 P1 - Round quad fog lights, halogen headlights" Two of the lights are fog and two are DRL's. Don't know about later years.
02-10-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By El Cid

I prefer to write (snail mail) directly to the...

I prefer to write (snail mail) directly to the CEO of a company. Emails are too easily deleted, ignored or forwarded to wrong person. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. MBUSA is one where...
02-10-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By El Cid

I much prefer the navigation in the car if for no...

I much prefer the navigation in the car if for no other reason than it has a big screen. Not sure about how current updates really are, but do the "phone" companies really have access to newer...
02-10-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By El Cid

I received my 2010 in late Nov. 2009 and it had...

I received my 2010 in late Nov. 2009 and it had the round lights for fog and DRL. I have the Premium 1 package. I believe if you got the Premium 2, you got the hockey sticks for DRL's. I believe...
01-27-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By El Cid

Rephrase

Let me rephrase that. No where near the percentage of complaints or problems for Nissan, Toyota, Hyundai or Genesis on the comparable websites.
01-27-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By El Cid

Not my experience

I am on or recently have been on comparable websites for Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai and Genesis. No where near the number of complaints and problems.
Incidentally, the Consumer Reports reliability for...
01-27-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,803
Posted By El Cid

This is pretty much my experience as well. I...

This is pretty much my experience as well.
I guess the real problem is that we expect or want the automatic HVAC in a car to work the way a thermostat in a house works. Bottom line, it's a car and...
01-26-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By El Cid

My car is 9 years old and the MB-Tex looks great....

My car is 9 years old and the MB-Tex looks great. Have had cars with leather and they showed wear after less than 3 years and worse after 5 or 6.
One problem with M-B's in particular, but most makes...
01-26-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,803
Posted By El Cid

Just found this topic. For past year I have...

Just found this topic. For past year I have experienced something similar, but mainly in spring and fall. Keep the auto temp on 68, but if outside temp is in 50's, cold air blows out of upper...
01-23-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By El Cid

Thank you.

Thanks for the good information. In thinking about it, he may have been referring to the brake flush since I haven't done that in two years. Drive about 3,000 miles per year. Although I suspect he...
01-23-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By El Cid

Thanks for all the replies. I used to do brakes,...

Thanks for all the replies. I used to do brakes, but quit that a long time ago as I would much rather pay somebody else to do it. As for wear, 80% of driving is in city, so the wear may be...
01-21-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By El Cid

Brakes

Service Advisor recommended I get brakes done at next service in Nov. 2019. Car has 30,000 miles but is a 2010. About how much should this cost and what should be involved. This is the first time...
01-21-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By El Cid

It was only on the early (2209 build date) 2010...

It was only on the early (2209 build date) 2010 models. Not sure why. Think it was a carryover from the W211. It is nice to be able to turn everything off, but as I discovered, it really doesn't. ...
01-19-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By El Cid

Should not be necessary

This should not be necessary. I have had non-MB cars go as long as five years (maybe longer) before changing batteries and these were OEM batteries. Never had one to die before replacement. Nor...
12-31-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By El Cid

I have driven several cars over 100,000 miles and...

I have driven several cars over 100,000 miles and never replaced motor mounts nor were they indicated as being a problem when I traded in the cars.
I don't consider excessive levels of maintenance...
12-30-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By El Cid

None of this should have gone wrong.

None of this should have gone wrong, unless you are at about 150,000 miles or more.
12-30-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By El Cid

Good luck. I have had problems since my car...

Good luck. I have had problems since my car turned 4 years old. Dead battery at 48 months and one week (warranty expired by one week). New MB battery i paid for came with 3 year warranty so I...
12-23-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,051
Posted By El Cid

Thumbdrives, USB's, et. al. are not necessarily...

Thumbdrives, USB's, et. al. are not necessarily "superior technology," just somewhat more convenient. The superior mode is the one that produces the best sound. That is a CD. And don't bother to list...
12-23-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,051
Posted By El Cid

M-B does not care.

Every time I get Sirius, I can only find three stations to which I wish to listen. Now they also have DJ's on some stations, just like free radio.


For me that means NO M-B (or similar cars) You...
12-18-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By El Cid

May be semantics, but you refer to brake fluid...

May be semantics, but you refer to brake fluid whereas the actual service I get is a brake flush. There is a difference. One is draining old fluid and adding new. Flush is to do that, but also to...
12-14-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By El Cid

A year ago I had a standard "B" service for $550...

A year ago I had a standard "B" service for $550 less a discount of $50. This included O&F, cabin filter, tire rotation and brake fluid flush.
On the other hand I have just done an "A" service and...
12-14-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By El Cid

I get this offer every year for about three...

I get this offer every year for about three months or so. Did it once when MBUSA provided a never again outstanding deal. Definitely not worth $100, much less $100 plus labor. Used to take more...
12-14-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By El Cid

How was problem found?

How did they discover what was causing the drain?
I have some kind of electrical problem that occasionally turns on the right side parking lights and the last time drained an 11 month old battery. ...
12-09-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By El Cid

Good luck. I had a similar problem with my 2010...

Good luck. I had a similar problem with my 2010 and in 2016 the dealership ran an "Xentry" check of all systems. Was under warranty at the time. No Problems Found. Surfaced again this past year...
12-06-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,324
Posted By El Cid

Guess I wasn't clear. If dealer one doesn't want...

Guess I wasn't clear. If dealer one doesn't want to do it and charge MBUSA, why would another dealer?
12-06-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,782
Posted By El Cid

I got a rash on my wheels about a year after...

I got a rash on my wheels about a year after purchasing the car. Very small, but I saw it. Filed and sanded it down and touched up with some silver paint repair I had on hand. The small bottles...
12-06-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,637
Posted By El Cid

In 9 years of ownership have probably used them...

In 9 years of ownership have probably used them about three times and that was when the car was new. Have no use for them.
However, paddle shifters make the console shifter redundant or useless. ...
12-06-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,065
Posted By El Cid

From who?

Sort of got lost in this thread. But this is from MBUSA and not the dealer? I sometimes receive emails from MBUSA on behalf of the dealership. Never received one for more than $25 off an "A" service...
12-06-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,324
Posted By El Cid

A different dealer is not always an option. In...

A different dealer is not always an option. In my area, it is a two to three hour drive to either of the two different dealers. Also, since car not purchased there and likely not to come back for...
12-05-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By El Cid

My 2010 has the double hook (one on each side). ...

My 2010 has the double hook (one on each side). As for the other stuff, a few years ago about this time of year I found a trunk organizer at Target for $10.00. Fabric, folds up and expands to four...
12-05-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By El Cid

You appear to be comparing apples to oranges...

You appear to be comparing apples to oranges here. You mention "E" Class sales and then Toyota, Honda and Hyundai. Are you speaking of total sales or sales for specific vehicles. Especially...
12-04-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By El Cid

I understand that this is an attempt at humor,...

I understand that this is an attempt at humor, but still is not valid. If what you purchased doesn't work properly, it is unreliable.
12-04-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,324
Posted By El Cid

In the auto world, they are actually different. ...

In the auto world, they are actually different. Reason is as stated above by those who believe the car being able to move and stop is the only "reliability" issue. That is a dependability issue. ...
12-04-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By El Cid

I did a search for Genesis vehicles within 50...

I did a search for Genesis vehicles within 50 miles. Only one dealership and only two G80's on lot. The Hyundai dealers are no longer permitted to sell the Genesis make, but can provide routine...
12-04-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,324
Posted By El Cid

Reliability is everything you paid for works the...

Reliability is everything you paid for works the way it should and for a long period of time. Dependability is that it will safely take you where you want it to when you want it to.
So everything...
12-03-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By El Cid

I agree with you as the exterior alone would keep...

I agree with you as the exterior alone would keep me out of the new "E" Class. While the Continental appears to be reliable, it is also fairly expensive (even compared to an M-B). They sell about...
12-03-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,324
Posted By El Cid

CR reports on both, but for reliability it is...

CR reports on both, but for reliability it is pretty much going to be mechanical and electronic. I do not believe they consider "cosmetic" as a reliability issue.
12-03-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By El Cid

Reliability

First off, I know a lot of people do not like Consumer Reports. If that is the case, ignore this thread.
Noticed that the newest issue of CR's car buying magazine shows the "E" Class has dropped...
12-03-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,324
Posted By El Cid

Reliability

First off, I know a lot of people do not like Consumer Reports. If that is the case, ignore this thread.
Noticed that the newest issue of CR's car buying magazine shows the "E" Class has dropped...
12-03-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 114
Posted By El Cid

Light switch issue

This is a follow-up to earlier posts re: switch and battery issues.
Dealer ran a test while in for service with the dreaded NPF diagnosis. SA said that no matter what the problem or the setting of...
12-03-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By El Cid

The wipers are about the easiest thing to replace...

The wipers are about the easiest thing to replace on my car. I can get a set of Bosch at Advanced for about $30? and do it myself. Or I can watch while the salesperson does it. Either way, about...
12-02-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By El Cid

Cost of "A" Service

I think someone asked this, but I cannot locate the thread.
Just had my car serviced and the "A" service was $257 with $25 off = $238. This included a tire rotation and hand wash. Since I also had...
12-02-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 629
Posted By El Cid

I prefer the dealers even on cars I have had for...

I prefer the dealers even on cars I have had for ten years. This includes Nissan, Toyota, Ford, etc. and M-B. Have had bad experiences with independents, even the most highly recommended. ...
11-23-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By El Cid

Interesting. I have replaced the battery in my...

Interesting. I have replaced the battery in my 2010 E350 twice with no problems. Not sure if it ever died, just had problems with range so figured it was weak.
11-23-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By El Cid

I was told by an M-B employee that the current...

I was told by an M-B employee that the current M-B dealer installed batteries have a "life-time" warranty. Not sure what life-time means or if it is more than two years.
I went through this last...
11-20-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By El Cid

recirc. does not keep doors closed

This probably does not work. While my manual provides this as the procedure, it doesn't work if the car is turned off and then started again. For example: you set it on recirc, drive car to where...
11-19-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,065
Posted By El Cid

NOT correct

Advance Auto Parts, at least the stores in my area, will NOT install a battery in a M-B. They say it is company policy because of problems they have had in past with the electronics. I checked four...
11-19-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By El Cid

I change the cabin filter in my American and...

I change the cabin filter in my American and Asian made vehicles, but not in my M-B. Get it done at dealership, but every other time it is called for due to low mileage.
While it costs more, one of...
11-14-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,875
Posted By El Cid

Deleted as thread is over two years old.

Deleted as thread is over two years old.
11-14-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,355
Posted By El Cid

Forget where, but when I was doing tire research...

Forget where, but when I was doing tire research I came across information that old tires may be more fuel efficient than new ones. Something to do with the worn nature being more efficient. Less...
11-12-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By El Cid

My service A is usually about $200, but has been...

My service A is usually about $200, but has been almost a year. B is about $400 and that may be what SA was quoting you. A does not include new wiper blades. I do ask about (1) loaner and (2)...
11-11-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By El Cid

I had mine replaced about a year or so ago (last...

I had mine replaced about a year or so ago (last few months of the extended seven year warranty period). Arguably, I was outside the TSB period, but SA contacted MBUSA and ordered a complete set and...
11-03-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By El Cid

I have had some issues in the past where the...

I have had some issues in the past where the dealer had to push MB to cover the items as warranty. Also a couple of situations where the dealership just took care of something without charging me....
11-02-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By El Cid

This is always a debated topic. I prefer to use...

This is always a debated topic. I prefer to use the dealership and while the prices are higher, not extravagantly so as some suggest. You also have to question how is the independent guy reducing...
10-10-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,503
Posted By El Cid

Down here in S.C., dealer charges about 250 for...

Down here in S.C., dealer charges about 250 for "A" and 550 for "B." B includes brake flush and cabin filter, but not trans flush or engine air filter. Air filter is 77 and trans flush is 525. I...
10-06-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By El Cid

Ah, but it is. 25 mile trip to HD or 15 miles to...

Ah, but it is. 25 mile trip to HD or 15 miles to any other auto parts or hardware store. But then I have to really know what size threads my bracket has. Or take the screw. Oops, that is what is...
10-06-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By El Cid

As for driving from one state to another, it is...

As for driving from one state to another, it is about 2,700 miles from New York city to LA. No contribution to 80,000 miles. Previous owner either just drove it a lot or used it in business...
10-06-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By El Cid

Torx head screws for license plate?

After 10+ years, the state finally sent me a new license plate. The dealer had transferred my old plate to my E350 when I purchased it. Got my screwdrivers ready and looked at the plate. M-B uses...
10-02-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By El Cid

Battery Issue, part two

I had posted another thread on specific battery issue, but wanted to start a new thread based on new information from dealership.
One employee told me that letting the car run in idle (parked) will...
10-01-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By El Cid

Thanks to all NEW story from the dealership. ...

Thanks to all
NEW story from the dealership. Rather than drive one hour to show up at dealership on a Monday AM, I emailed the service manager. He replied that the battery died because the right...
09-30-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By El Cid

Googled battery chargers and maintainers and the...

Googled battery chargers and maintainers and the Schumacher. Way too many choices out there. What about prices for a simple, but effective one. That may help me narrow it down.
Seems Cen-Tech...
09-29-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By El Cid

thanks. Been trying to avoid that. How do you...

thanks. Been trying to avoid that. How do you hook one up and leave the hood down? Actually I drive my car at least every other day, but sometimes for trips less than five miles or so.
09-29-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By El Cid

Always lock car, even in daytime.

Always lock car, even in daytime.
09-29-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By El Cid

Battery died after 9 Months

Battery replaced in Dec. by dealership. Dead this morning and Roadside Assistance came and jumped it. Didn't have battery so said I could take it in to dealership to get it replaced. Told him...
08-28-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By El Cid

Personally I believe CD's sound better, but then...

Personally I believe CD's sound better, but then you are riding around in a car so not sure it makes a difference. In fact, I downloaded over 1,000 songs from CD's into my 2010 E350's hard drive....
08-28-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By El Cid

CD Player

This is mostly curiosity as I probably would not purchase a new E Class due to the front end appearance.
However, I got an email with a link to the MBUSA accessories catalog. One item was a CD...
08-12-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,023
Posted By El Cid

I've got a 2010 with the Burl Wood and it is...

I've got a 2010 with the Burl Wood and it is looks great. Course MB had to replace it three years ago due to the manufacturing defect, but no problems since then. To me, it looks like real wood...
08-12-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By El Cid

I use Lexol on my car. But, part of it is the...

I use Lexol on my car. But, part of it is the oils from your hands is going to get on the steering wheel. The longer you have the car, the more it will build up. Not sure any leather cleaner will...
08-12-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,526
Posted By El Cid

S better, but costs a lot more

The S Class is definitely superior, but the best way is to ride in both and carefully analyze what each offers. Make sure to consider what you want from the car. When I was shopping, the S was...
08-12-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By El Cid

Right parking lights unintentionally activate

Asked this before, but it is happening again. Last time I had at dealership months ago and they did the complete Xentry check. Specifically mentioned this to them. Everything was normal.
About...
08-06-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By El Cid

I think they were Primacy MXV - whatever came on...

I think they were Primacy MXV - whatever came on the car.
08-06-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,703
Posted By El Cid

In 2010, my second choice car was a Lexus 460,...

In 2010, my second choice car was a Lexus 460, but the dealership wanted far too much money for it. So I got an E350. The S was too pricey once the "options" were added.
Regardless, I would NEVER...
08-06-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By El Cid

Tire Report

Update on Continental Pure Contact LS tires. Couldn't find my prior thread so started a new one. Several hundred miles on them and they are definitely quieter and more comfortable riding than the...
08-06-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By El Cid

Continental tires

Update on Continental Pure Contact LS tires. Couldn't find my prior thread so started a new one. Several hundred miles on them and they are definitely quieter and more comfortable riding than the...
08-06-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By El Cid

Can't answer your question, but note there is an...

Can't answer your question, but note there is an air conditioning vent in the glove box. It is there to prevent overheating of whatever you attach to the cord. However, it needs to be closed when...
07-23-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,431
Posted By El Cid

New ones

Got the new LS ones purely by accident. Wasn't aware they were out until after I got the new tires. Fortunately, the LS' were the ones shipped to dealer. I had to contact Continental to find out...
07-23-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,189
Posted By El Cid

My 2010 is supposedly in the recall range, but...

My 2010 is supposedly in the recall range, but has never shown up on any list. Surprised you are just finding out about this as it has been in all news media for years. If effects almost all makes...
07-19-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

Latest reports are that Tesla is having...

Latest reports are that Tesla is having production problems at the factory. Has it made an actual profit yet? Latest problematic influence is Elon Musk's episode with his submarine and the Thailand...
07-19-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,431
Posted By El Cid

Continental Pure Contact

I put Continental Pure Contacts on my E350 about a month ago. Much quieter and much more comfortable than the Michelins that were on it. I have always found Michelins expensive, noisy and harsh...
06-22-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By El Cid

The Best or Nothing

The Best or Nothing
06-22-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By El Cid

Have a friend whose wife just purchased a 2014 VW...

Have a friend whose wife just purchased a 2014 VW Eos convertible from CarMax. Has Ironman tires on it. Must be their go to brand for replacement tires.
06-22-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By El Cid

I have a 2010 and the automatic easy entry/exit...

I have a 2010 and the automatic easy entry/exit feature stopped working a few years back. This is where the S/W automatically goes up when you get in or out and then returns to preset position when...
06-19-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By El Cid

I also have a much older one where people...

I also have a much older one where people provided information. After studying for a year or so or I went with the NEW Continental PureContact LS. The LS versions just came out this June. Previous...
06-15-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By El Cid

Will do

Only got about 25 miles so far, but are more comfortable than the Michelins that came with the car. Seem quieter as well, but really need to drive on I-85 in Northeast Georgia. Between the lack of...
06-15-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By El Cid

Appears you live in California, so you are in...

Appears you live in California, so you are in luck. CA probably has the most consumer friendly Lemon Laws in the nation. Contact the state agency responsible for administer the LL OR contact a lawyer...
06-15-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,249
Posted By El Cid

Trump is the only US president to treat the NK...

Trump is the only US president to treat the NK leader as an equal. The score, so far, is Kim -4, Trump - 0. China- 2 and Russia -1. Maybe that will change, but this is the fourth time NK has...
06-14-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By El Cid

Best wishes

I hope you have good luck on finding the car you want. But it is a Mercedes-Benz, no matter where you get it worked on. The labor and parts are higher no matter who does it. Insurance and property...
06-14-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By El Cid

Tires

Rather than search for old thread, just an update. Finally decided on the Continental PureContact LS (LS version is new). Bought four and got a $70 credit card. Also a free three year protection...
05-25-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,249
Posted By El Cid

This is interesting information on the three...

This is interesting information on the three hostages who were released from NK. Apparently all three had long-term connections with Korea and China, to include being ethnic Koreans. They are...
05-25-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,249
Posted By El Cid

So, you are saying that your comments refer to...

So, you are saying that your comments refer to AMGfaninVa and not to me? But you quoted my post?
Also, the assessments refer to AMGfaninVA and not to me?
What did you mean by "justification for...
05-25-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,249
Posted By El Cid

Doesn't even make sense

Apparently responding to my posts, but this does not even make sense. Unless he agrees that I have "reaffirmed my assessments" as being correct. Apparently he also has me on his ignore list and can...
05-25-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,488
Posted By El Cid

Never understood the A3 type designation. My...

Never understood the A3 type designation. My dealership refers to services as A or B and then adds on the additional items that are required for mileage or age.
Regardless, dealership charges $250...
05-25-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,249
Posted By El Cid

Trump fails in talks with North Korea

AMGfaninVA addressed the misinformation (fake news) in the above post.

NK successfully completed its missile and nuclear testing programs because they were successful.
They closed the nuclear...
05-24-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,160
Posted By El Cid

I'm in South Carolina, so snow and ice are not a...

I'm in South Carolina, so snow and ice are not a problem. The few days per year that we might get it, I don't drive.
Thanks to all for their input.
Ironically I cannot find a local dealer for...
Forum: Off Topic
05-23-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,114
Posted By El Cid

I had a Hyundai Azera and it was much, much more...

I had a Hyundai Azera and it was much, much more reliable than my M-B. Also quieter and more comfortable. What it lacked was a Star on the hood. I have had dealers and M-B employees agree that...
05-23-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,849
Posted By El Cid

I have a 2010 and M-B lost a ton of money under...

I have a 2010 and M-B lost a ton of money under warranty. Good for me and dealership, but bad for M-B. Now I have a car with lots of new parts and updates, at least through 2016. While E350 is most...
05-23-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By El Cid

The coffee cup is always there, but I think it...

The coffee cup is always there, but I think it flashes or flashes red when activated. Mine has done it twice and the biggie was the flashing red warning in the instrument cluster that asked if I...
05-23-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,160
Posted By El Cid

Tires (again)

Still haven't gotten them, but seems top three for ride comfort and low noise are Continental Pure Contact with Ecoplus, Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus and Vredestein Quatrac 5. Never heard of...
05-23-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By El Cid

Sport models ride more harshly because of the...

Sport models ride more harshly because of the wheels and tires. Not much you can do about it. I have a Luxury version with the comfort suspension and the ride on Michellins is both noisy and...
05-07-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,126
Posted By El Cid

Good catch

You are correct, I typed it the reverse of what it really is.
The sidewalls on the tires on 17" wheels are higher. The 18" wheels have to have tires with smaller sidewalls.
If you look at two cars...
05-06-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,126
Posted By El Cid

Look elsewhere

If you really want the most comfortable ride, I doubt MB will be for you. Latest road tests from Consumer Reports indicate the new E Class is not as comfortable as previous generation. MB has never...
04-22-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,777
Posted By El Cid

Don't Use Independents

And this is why I do not use independents.
04-06-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,470
Posted By El Cid

Dealer options

Got an email from dealership re: tire sale. Their opinion is to go with Michellin Primacy MXM4, but could also go with Continental Pro Contact. They sell both. Michellins are $200 more than the...
04-05-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,597
Posted By El Cid

Thanks, my car came with Michellin Primacy...

Thanks, my car came with Michellin Primacy MXM4's and they are very uncomfortable and noisy. Of course, these are 2009 tires so maybe Michellin makes them better now. Ironically best...
04-03-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,597
Posted By El Cid

Comfortable and Quiet tires

Although I have a 2010 E350, I thought some members here might have good advice on tires for my car. At the point where I need to replace my tires due to age, only 30,000 miles. Longevity and fuel...
04-03-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,470
Posted By El Cid

Most comfortable AND quietest tires?

At the point where I need to replace my tires due to age, only 30,000 miles. Longevity and fuel economy are not important to me. Nor is performance. Need a good All Season tire that rides...
03-31-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

Inaccurate

While all corporations and businesses in US receive some type of government "subsidies," the topic here is how much greater by comparison the Tesla subsidies have been. Also, how much more dependent...
03-30-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

Interestingly enough, the "engineering...

Interestingly enough, the "engineering juggernauts" that you mention and others still have problems manufacturing consistently high reliability vehicles, especially as they pass warranty. Can Tesla? ...
03-30-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

Below is a link to a Washington Post article...

Below is a link to a Washington Post article questioning the financial viability, or at least a threat to it, for Tesla and Elon Musk. Historically this was the undoing of many automobile...
03-26-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By El Cid

Not stainless?

I know that a lot of the bright work on cars is actually plastic, but I thought the grill on an M-B was either chrome or stainless steel?
03-26-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 50,299
Posted By El Cid

Good for you

Congrats on not having a problem with yours. However, I still prefer not to take a chance on the motor/electronics in the mirror. As many on this board have learned things that should not have had...
03-06-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,187
Posted By El Cid

Monthly premiums are only part of determining the...

Monthly premiums are only part of determining the best insurance carrier. The primary concern for me is a reasonable rate and service.
03-06-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By El Cid

Car subscription services

Auto Subscription Services. Apparently some auto companies are already doing this and M-B probably will very soon. Instead of purchasing or leasing a vehicle, you "subscribe" to it. Some information...
03-06-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,873
Posted By El Cid

It probably also requires a tork wrench. I just...

It probably also requires a tork wrench. I just let the dealer do it periodically, but I have and still change them on all my non-M-B vehicles.
02-13-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By El Cid

My wife prefers SUV to sedan. Her SUV is a 2014...

My wife prefers SUV to sedan. Her SUV is a 2014 Nissan Rogue SL. Very nice and rides much better than my E350, even with the luxury comfort suspension. Dealer has checked it and same as when came...
02-13-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By El Cid

Hyperion confused me

Hyperion's response confused me so much I didn't even respond.
However, I agree with you that it primarily is about what pleases us and makes us happy as we drive along.
For some people,driving a...
02-13-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By El Cid

Sorry to hear you might lose the E. Current...

Sorry to hear you might lose the E. Current sales figures indicate that between trucks, SUV's and CUV's, the sedan is really going down in US. One reason why some companies really do not do much to...
02-10-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By El Cid

My 2010 does it, but it is not real useful since...

My 2010 does it, but it is not real useful since you have to be about 3 feet from the door handle to do it. By then I could just as easily get in the car and open all four windows. Personally I...
02-04-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

I test drove the Hyundai Genesis in 2009 and it...

I test drove the Hyundai Genesis in 2009 and it wasn't quite what I wanted. Also extensively test drove Lexus ES and LS, Audi A4 and A6, Acura TL and RL, etc. While I like the direction Genesis is...
02-04-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

Wrong again

Please see my edited post that you quoted re: the class of the "S" Class forum members to understand where you are just plain wrong and a troll.

As I said before you obviously do not understand...
02-04-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

Wrong Again

You ever get tired of being W R O N G? I haven't been "peddling" Hyundai or any other brand at all. What I have been "peddling" is that M-B needs to step up and really be "The Best or Nothing." M-B...
02-04-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

????????????

?????????? This is a discussion about the Genesis G90, not a Hyundai vehicle. Entirely different vehicles.
02-04-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

Thumbs down Look in The mirror

First, your comments re: my being a veteran are totally misconstrued. I never brought up my veteran status, but was replying to Arrie implying that I am not a real veteran.
As for "Plutoe....>>>this...
02-03-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

About as real as you can get. 26 years service,...

About as real as you can get. 26 years service, two wars and service connected injuries. Verified by the people here who posted the Veterans tag.
AIRBORNE!
02-03-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By El Cid

Don't know your experience with different brands...

Don't know your experience with different brands of cars, but M-B is expensive to maintain. Any European luxury car is. Whether you get an independent to do it or an M-B dealer. Don't let anybody...
02-01-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

Actually Lincoln began as in independent car...

Actually Lincoln began as in independent car company just as your European ones did. You obviously do not have an understanding of what makes a car make (brand) or how automobile companies are...
01-31-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

Thumbs up Exactly my point

Guess this is exactly the point I was trying to make by starting this thread.
01-31-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By El Cid

Not sure when, but the Genesis dealership network...

Not sure when, but the Genesis dealership network has been up for several months now. The problem is there are too few of them presently. In this area of the several Hyundai dealerships, only one...
01-31-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

Smile Guess you are just too dumb. It is not a Hyundai...

Guess you are just too dumb. It is not a Hyundai - it is a Genesis. Get over your prejudice. Aha, maybe because it is not made in Germany by Aryans?
If it needs to be moved, the moderators would...
01-31-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

Hypocrite

Per your earlier post, your post should not be here. Besides, what does "rank" mean?
Also, this is a link to the C&D Car Buying service, not actual reviews or comparisons of the cars. No...
01-30-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

[/LEFT] I am free to post it wherever...

[/LEFT]



I am free to post it wherever I wish or are you now the Forum Police? I posted it to the W212 thread because that is where I post most things. Many, many people post general things to...
01-30-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By El Cid

S Class sales have been dropping since 2014,...

S Class sales have been dropping since 2014, 10,000 fewer in 2017 than 2014.
Genesis sold 3,498 in 2017 (1st year on market) and S sold 15,888. While 3,498 may not sound like much, that is a new...
01-30-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By El Cid

This has bothered me ever since I got my W212 in...

This has bothered me ever since I got my W212 in '09. Regret not removing them before now. I checked out your two sources. The second one doesn't really have anything that interests me and not sure...
01-30-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By El Cid

As I said, they compared four challengers to the...

As I said, they compared four challengers to the "S" and plan to compare the G90 to the "S" in the future.
01-30-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

As expected, some do not like information which...

As expected, some do not like information which is not totally positive about M-B. While it may be about the "S" Class, it IS interesting because of how it may effect M-B vehicles across the line....
01-30-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

Not really relevant at this time

It's Genesis, not Hyundai. Genesis is the new luxury division of Hyundai Corp. Currently offer three models with more to come. Sort of how Acura, Lexus and Infiniti began.
As for sales figures,...
01-29-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By El Cid

I have owned a lot of cars and never purchased an...

I have owned a lot of cars and never purchased an extended warranty-with no regrets. BUT, I did on my 2010 E350 and thankful for it. I drive about 2-3,000 miles per year.
There are so many things...
01-29-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By El Cid

Motor Trend compares four "S" Class challengers

The March Motor Trend has an article on four cars that challenge the M-B "S" Class. I know this is "E" Class forum, but still interesting. They compared BMW 7, Lexus LS, Lincoln Continental and...
01-29-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By El Cid

Motor Trend compares 4 challengers to "S" class

The March Motor Trend has an article on four cars that challenge the M-B "S" Class. I know this is "E" Class forum, but still interesting. They compared BMW 7, Lexus LS, Lincoln Continental and...
12-31-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,131
Posted By El Cid

Wouldn't the W213 thread be where people discuss...

Wouldn't the W213 thread be where people discuss this car?
12-31-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By El Cid

Got my E350 in Nov. 2009. Has a whopping 25,000...

Got my E350 in Nov. 2009. Has a whopping 25,000 miles barely.
12-12-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,866
Posted By El Cid

My main issue with MB battery is that it only...

My main issue with MB battery is that it only carries a 24 month warranty. As well as the high cost. Not at all "The Best or Nothing" when everyone else has longer warranties.
The one I got in...
12-12-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,656
Posted By El Cid

Two entirely different cars. I get a C every...

Two entirely different cars. I get a C every year when I take my E in for service. Convinces me again that I absolutely made the right decision. Only one advantage to a C - it costs less because...
12-09-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,866
Posted By El Cid

Main battery replacement

Last week I bit the bullet and had my battery replaced by the dealership while they did a "B" service. Had contacted auto parts stores and stores that sell & install batteries. None would touch an...
11-23-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,462
Posted By El Cid

I assume Music Library is just new name for Music...

I assume Music Library is just new name for Music Register. That records CD's and MP3's to the hard drive. Read the COMAND manual for how to do it because there are variations and tricks.
This is...
10-19-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 740
Posted By El Cid

I knew someone would say that and yes they are....

I knew someone would say that and yes they are. However, dbldpr implies that those who exercise free speech with which he does not agree should leave the country. Therefore, they are not entitled to...
10-18-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 740
Posted By El Cid

This is un-American

This is un-American and not what I went to war twice for. This is still a country where the First Amendment protects the right to free speech.
You might feel more at home in Russia, China or North...
10-15-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,661
Posted By El Cid

It's probably the seats, not the covers

As suggested you need to drive a car with leather seats to see if feels better. But, need to do it for at least an hour.
Personally, I doubt it is the covers as much as how the seats themselves are...
10-01-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By El Cid

Not a legend

Let's see I contact three businesses that make their living selling auto parts and one specializes in batteries. All three say they don't do it because of problems in the past. Therefore they lose...
10-01-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By El Cid

Not true

I contacted two of the largest national chain stores and was told they no longer do M-B's for exactly that reason. One person even stated they tried it on a 2009 or 2010 MB and the memory was lost. ...
10-01-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By El Cid

Maybe not

I have been told by those who know that short trips are worse for the battery than anything. They drain the battery, but do not allow sufficient time for it to recharge.
Driving long distances...
09-30-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By El Cid

Something is wrong.

I got my 2010 in Nov. 2009. First year drove about 5,000 miles and each year about a 1,000 less until now it is about 2,000 per year for past 3 years.
A lot of my driving is for 3 miles or less and...
09-26-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,450
Posted By El Cid

Not a burden

I had to request if more than once, but that was a communication problem that has now been solved.
The requirements are not burdensome, but they are valid. No one ever asked for a DD 214 or other...
09-26-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By El Cid

Go elsewhere then.

As Fosterelli noted, the "fence" in the median is to prevent crossover accidents. This was a major problem in S.C. along the interstates, so millions of S.C. tax dollars that could have been spent...
09-25-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By El Cid

Old

You mentioned this same story sometime back. You were probably grossly violating the posted limit. S.C. law enforcement seldom stops anyone from any state unless they are doing at least 15 MPH over...
09-03-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,189
Posted By El Cid

Use Options to Delete and Start Over

I would use the options and delete. Make sure you just delete this one folder and not entire Music Register.
Then start over when you have more time for it to record. Takes about 20 minutes on...
09-02-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By El Cid

Loaners

I usually get a C class loaner, but have gotten an E occasionally. I think one factor is the cars the dealership owner purchases to use for loaners.
One benefit of getting a C is that it reinforces...
09-02-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By El Cid

Elegance v. Luxury

I have a 2010 Luxury version E350 and really like the car. (Love people and animals, not objects). The interior and exterior styling is fantastic and lacking in the newer versions. There were a...
08-30-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By El Cid

Would an extended warranty be available? I'm...

Would an extended warranty be available? I'm keeping mine, but I only have 25,000 miles on it. Still I worry about major engine, transmission or electronic (computer) failure. Decided not to get...
08-30-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,481
Posted By El Cid

Not good

Called a company that primarily does nothing but batteries. They do not instill in MB's at all - too many complications.
Called one Advance and guy said they could do it if they hooked their...
08-30-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,481
Posted By El Cid

Follow up question

I did this as an edit to previous post, but thought I would do it again.

The information on the battery at Advance website states "requires professional installation and may require up to 45...
08-30-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,481
Posted By El Cid

Thank You again!

You always come through for us.
Since I have the battery in the engine compartment, I am assuming steps 7 & 8 do not apply to my car, nor does the part about Model 207.
My major concern is...
08-30-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,481
Posted By El Cid

Installing main battery in 2010 E350

Are there any special precautions to installing the main battery in a 2010 E350? Planning to get one at Advance and have them install it.
thanks,
08-27-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By El Cid

Insurance going up - for all in US

My insurance went up about 15%, but fortunately the company found some more discounts so final cost was a bit lower. Did some searching and found out every insurance company is raising auto rates....
08-21-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,189
Posted By El Cid

Only those in dealer inventory?

Thanks for the information. Apparently MB is only doing the vehicles in dealer inventories?
08-16-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,450
Posted By El Cid

Testing to see if mine will post

Testing to see if my Army icon posts.

It did not. Also noticed that my car is no longer listed, nor much of anything else.
Apparently changes have been made.
07-29-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,138
Posted By El Cid

What I did

That's what I did. Before the seven years runs out, make sure to request everything you can under warranty.
07-29-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,450
Posted By El Cid

How do I apply?

Please add me.
US Army, 1969-1997.
Do I have to contact spastik monkey and if so, how?
07-21-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,189
Posted By El Cid

Thumbs down Takata Airbag recalls and Bankruptcy

Takata has apparently declared bankruptcy (no surprise), but has promised that defective airbags will be replaced eventually. Between 26 and 42 million to be replaced, depending on source....
06-11-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,263
Posted By El Cid

I have a 2010 E350 and really like it. Has...

I have a 2010 E350 and really like it. Has luxury (comfort) suspension, but still fairly harsh.
But, the Lexus is the better car for reliability and resale (if that matters). Johnny Rad said it and...
06-10-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,527
Posted By El Cid

Duplicate

Duplicate
05-13-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

Elon Musk is building a tunnel under LA and...

Elon Musk is building a tunnel under LA and surronding cities.
Will this prove a distraction from Tesla?
05-13-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By El Cid

Congrats. Be sure to throughly read the...

Congrats.
Be sure to throughly read the Operator's and COMAND Manuals.
If you use an automated (conveyor) type car wash, read the instructions on how to place it in neutral and get out of car. ...
05-13-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,021
Posted By El Cid

Star on the hood.

Star on the hood.
05-10-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By El Cid

Few, if any, cars are actually Excellent condition.

Few, if any, cars are actually in excellent condtion per KBB and other standards.
I would check out AutoTrader, Cars.com, TrueCar, CarMax, etc. just for comparison pricing.
Biggest concern with...
05-10-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,637
Posted By El Cid

First Aid kit

Lots of big box stores, such as Target, Wal-Mart, etc. sell first aid kits for about $5.00 that will have all you will probably ever need. Just remember where it is.
I have a kit in each of my cars...
05-10-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,481
Posted By El Cid

Radar?

You going to start issuing tickets maybe or perhaps tracking people?:)
Or did you mean radar detector?
05-10-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By El Cid

Performing more actions?

I have a 2010 E and it takes me about 20 minutes to record a CD to Music Register, depending on the length of the CD.
It may be taking longer because it has to perform more actions? It has to...
04-29-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,793
Posted By El Cid

You really need to study the Operator's manual...

You really need to study the Operator's manual and the COMAND manual.
These cars are complicated, not intuitive and often function differently from any other make of car.
Congrats on the car. ...
04-29-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,488
Posted By El Cid

You don't say where you live, but in the hot...

You don't say where you live, but in the hot states, panoramic roofs generate more heat than normal sunroofs. The reason is that normal roofs have an insulated panel, whereas the panos have only a...
04-24-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

No one said never, just not soon

No one said never going to happen, just that EV's will not replace ICE in our lifetime. That is sort of how this whole MB S Class vs. Tesla began in the distant past here. In the early days of...
04-19-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

Sakimano: both of your posts are very good and...

Sakimano: both of your posts are very good and make good points.
As I and others have said, there is a place for EV's in the auto market. However, the EV is not going to replace the ICE in the...
04-19-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,053
Posted By El Cid

Leather/Wood SW

Ironically, I almost never touch the wood part of my leather & wood SW. Always use the leather so I don't get fingerprints and smudges on the wood part.
I use Lexol Leather Conditioner and...
04-19-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 62,481
Posted By El Cid

[QUOTE=tresean1;7119114]What is this TECHRON...

[QUOTE=tresean1;7119114]What is this TECHRON treatment? Which product do I buy, and what benefit does it have?

Techron is a Chevron product and is a fuel additive. Primarily to clean fuel...
04-07-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,367
Posted By El Cid

Keep mine in the console. I made a couple of...

Keep mine in the console. I made a couple of cardboard boxes to go inside and create holders for different items. Rather than just the big box.
04-07-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,249
Posted By El Cid

dbldpr said (quote feature not working) "I was at...

dbldpr said (quote feature not working) "I was at the Doctors office and one of the other patients had a great idea about what to do with North Korea. He suggested that Trump should give them what...
04-02-2017, 12:07 PM
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Posted By El Cid

Remember that most of your car is not leather. I...

Remember that most of your car is not leather. I use Lexol Vinylex for all non-leather surfaces in my vehicles. Works great and not oily or shiny like some other brands.
04-02-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By El Cid

You might want to post this on other threads as...

You might want to post this on other threads as most MB Advisor members come from other models.
Not sure how many people belong to it, but it is not very active compared to a few years ago. Site...
03-27-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By El Cid

The easy exit/entry on mine moves the wheel up...

The easy exit/entry on mine moves the wheel up some, but not all the way to the top. It will move it when you open the door (I think) or maybe put it in park.
There were some units that failed and...
03-27-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By El Cid

I have not replaced suspension components on a...

I have not replaced suspension components on a car in decades, even those that went over 100,000 miles. They just do not wear out unless they are abused.
As for tire noise, that is due to brand of...
03-27-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By El Cid

Never Michellins again

I have Michellin Primacy MXM4. Very, very noisy. I had a Toyota SUV that came with Michellins - very, very noisy.
Don't know about newest tires, but I have never found Michellins to be quiet or...
03-18-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

First, I totally disagree with eliminating the...

First, I totally disagree with eliminating the proposed emissions, MPG and safety regulations. But it is happening now so what are the impacts on auto development and production?
Less incentive to...
03-18-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,196
Posted By El Cid

Informational

Just posted it for the informational value for anyone looking at cars in this class. Not pushing the G80, but it is one I would consider as opposed to the W213. And it still offers a V8, although...
03-18-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,196
Posted By El Cid

Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong

"Mercedes is never going to win any Best Value awards "luxury" and best value are a contradiction in terms." Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.

You can have a best value in any category. It means...
03-17-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,196
Posted By El Cid

Confused

You are confused. The Lexus ES is the "more upper crust Avalon." The G80 is more powerful, larger and better equipped.
03-17-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,917
Posted By El Cid

This may not be a factor, but thought I would...

This may not be a factor, but thought I would throw it out there.
Just got an email from Consumer Reports re: Best Value based on their surveys. The respondents ranked the Genesis G80 as Best Value...
03-17-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,196
Posted By El Cid

Best Value in mid-sized luxury

Just got an email from Consumer Reports re: Best Value based on their surveys. The respondents ranked the Genesis G80 as Best Value in mid-size luxury cars. It compared very favorably to...
03-17-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,970
Posted By El Cid

Just got an email from Consumer Reports re: Best...

Just got an email from Consumer Reports re: Best Value based on their surveys. The respondents ranked the Genesis G80 as Best Value in mid-size luxury cars. It compared very favorably to...
03-16-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

My understanding is that the keyless start fob is...

My understanding is that the keyless start fob is "on" as soon as you get near the car and that it stays "on" as long as you are in or near the car. That creates a huge drain on the battery and the...
03-16-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 79,415
Posted By El Cid

One solution to your problem

That's a solution to your problem.
But the real answer is to do a better job of developing, designing and manufacturing in the first place. Do not be in a rush to place the latest phone/computer...
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