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03-14-2019, 07:14 AM
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Posted By bonboon

Man I remember when it was Hans G Lehman (Hidden...

Man I remember when it was Hans G Lehman (Hidden Image)I needed to rely on for scoops. Now itís MBWORLD brethren with them! Thanks for posting
03-08-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

Iíve got an x5, no problems at all. Sometimes,...

Iíve got an x5, no problems at all. Sometimes, the scale of problems isnít as bad as the forums might have us believe, Iíve learned
02-27-2019, 02:21 PM
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Views: 342,029
Posted By bonboon

wow so weird.. maybe a publication like C&D will...

wow so weird.. maybe a publication like C&D will ask one of their execs one of these days why the extended roll out.
02-27-2019, 01:06 PM
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Posted By bonboon

only thing I can think of with these slow, drawn...

only thing I can think of with these slow, drawn out intros of late is that they want to better gauge demand and optimIze the supply chain to optimally meet demand
02-21-2019, 05:33 AM
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Posted By bonboon

i dont know how you found that!

i dont know how you found that!
02-20-2019, 08:21 PM
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Posted By bonboon

for sure. definitely appears to be bigger in all...

for sure. definitely appears to be bigger in all dimensions.
02-20-2019, 08:12 PM
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Posted By bonboon

greg you are the most reliable human i know. ...

greg you are the most reliable human i know.

that aside, shoulder room, hip room, head room all look easy to figure out. I see where those are. but legroom dimensions dont make sense to me.
...
02-20-2019, 07:37 PM
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Posted By bonboon

did you guys ever find legroom, head room,...

did you guys ever find legroom, head room, shoulder room dimensions for this vehicle? it's kind of amazing, i don't think those specs have been made available yet.

sure i've heard 2.7" more...
02-03-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,933
Posted By bonboon

A good sign we are near the top is when people...

A good sign we are near the top is when people start creating MBWorld accounts to buy or sell a vehicle at over MSRP.
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Views: 4,263
Posted By bonboon

hola can you please change my username to bonboon

hola can you please change my username to bonboon
02-02-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,933
Posted By bonboon

OP, you wisely prefaced your post with the fact...

OP, you wisely prefaced your post with the fact this is happening in SoCal. SoCal has a high concentration of lots of things, both good and bad.

I personally don't hold MB accountable. I hold the...
01-06-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

Another render ...

Another render


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/768x466/b9b7d94c_2020_mercedes_benz_gls_carscoops_2_768x466_b212d9138fca64194e85c2bd8600a321ad987662.jpg
01-06-2019, 10:28 AM
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Views: 1,335
Posted By bonboon

i dont know if you dudes need another set of...

i dont know if you dudes need another set of pirelli winters but ive got some take offs from my gls550. 6500 miles on them, tread hasn't been measure but looks great to me. no damage of any kind on...
Forum: Marketplace
01-06-2019, 07:24 AM
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Views: 485
Posted By bonboon

GL500/GLS550 Stock Continental Cross Contact UHP Tire 7/32 Tread

One tire for local pickup (NY/NJ/CT).

Price when new at Tire Rack: 409 delivered.

Asking 200 bucks OBO. This one has 5000 miles on it. 7/32 tread reading
01-03-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

NY mentioned here ...

NY mentioned here

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mercedes/95691/new-2019-mercedes-glb-leads-brand-s-biggest-ever-new-model-push
01-02-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

Geneva seems logical, or NY shortly thereafter....

Geneva seems logical, or NY shortly thereafter. US the big market for this vehicle, and sales have tailed off something serious over here
12-18-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

there or geneva

there or geneva
12-16-2018, 02:48 PM
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Views: 342,029
Posted By bonboon

ive seen two q8 specíd similarly in the flesh....

ive seen two q8 specíd similarly in the flesh. itís a fantastic looking vehicle. very unique presence and imo crushes the other offerings in the segment (x6 and GLE coupe).
12-15-2018, 02:01 PM
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Posted By bonboon

im being told oct deliveries for next gen gls. ...

im being told oct deliveries for next gen gls.

for 92k or whatever that is certainly an option as is a very well equipped x7
12-08-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

great question! would be great to get the visuals...

great question! would be great to get the visuals and presence of the package without the need to spend on the v8
12-05-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

cool fab. could mean a Geneva intro. i would...

cool fab. could mean a Geneva intro.

i would be willing to bet that the interior space is far better resolved than the x7. I expect more space between captains, more legroom second row, more...
12-02-2018, 11:34 AM
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Posted By bonboon

my understanding is that the option is for the...

my understanding is that the option is for the small, tannish airbag pictured in your post.

and that the lime green curtains come standard.
12-02-2018, 11:05 AM
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Posted By bonboon

wont be much. guessing 400 think itís not...

wont be much. guessing 400

think itís not standard because it has debatable value with car seats installed in the adjacent seat
11-30-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

fwiw the dealer by me saying October for GLS...

fwiw the dealer by me saying October for GLS deliveries. which trims, i'm not sure. but I figure more will be available sooner since GLE production will have been ramped and there will be parts...
11-28-2018, 03:05 PM
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Posted By bonboon

you are a wise man. Diamond white touch up...

you are a wise man.

Diamond white touch up is a nightmare. Iíve led with alabaster as a base then did the pearl after that and still so hard to not make it look too beige with the pearl. Tricoat...
11-26-2018, 07:17 PM
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Views: 342,029
Posted By bonboon

This thread has plugged along remarkably well...

This thread has plugged along remarkably well thanks in large part to Greg. So informative and helpful.

and the thread, to date, had been remarkably devoid of any current gen driver bashing new...
11-24-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

I think they are basically mimicking the rollout...

I think they are basically mimicking the rollout of the X7. Show the concept version well in advance (18 months) of delivering the production version. In this case, instead of it being the concept,...
11-21-2018, 02:05 PM
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Posted By bonboon

thanks man. That second row looks...

thanks man.

That second row looks extraordinary. If that guy is right when he says the q7ís is more accommodating, then this third row is gonna be a tight fit
11-21-2018, 08:36 AM
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Posted By bonboon

have yet to work my way through these reviews, do...

have yet to work my way through these reviews, do any show the third row in use? saw this note about the third row in the Overdrive review: " The third row of seats is really too low on the floor for...
11-16-2018, 07:46 AM
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Views: 342,029
Posted By bonboon

not much but cool tech nonetheless .

not much but cool tech nonetheless .
11-15-2018, 09:38 AM
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Posted By bonboon

got it, thanks greg and joe

got it, thanks greg and joe
11-15-2018, 06:35 AM
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Posted By bonboon

so if you order that option are there any...

so if you order that option are there any compromises? For example does spare go from full size to temp?
11-15-2018, 06:07 AM
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Posted By bonboon

hey guys, the third row seating, is that an...

hey guys, the third row seating, is that an option available out the gate or does that come as standard, or later?
11-12-2018, 03:56 PM
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Posted By bonboon

interior looks fantastic. joe, for 96k you...

interior looks fantastic.

joe, for 96k you might consider waiting for the 53. if you are willing to wait for that, you might want to wait for the gls! and so on and so on.
11-12-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,757
Posted By bonboon

saw a CLS53 on a trailer being delivered to a NJ...

saw a CLS53 on a trailer being delivered to a NJ dealer just this morning. Looked fantastic
10-31-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

similar boat here. sold a vehicle 5 months ago!...

similar boat here. sold a vehicle 5 months ago! and have been waiting on x7 to fill the void. Not for me, that vehicle. Rolling the dice I can wait on next gen gls. Iím guessing they wonít be hitting...
10-31-2018, 07:12 AM
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Posted By bonboon

thank you for that color, I was looking for...

thank you for that color, I was looking for specific measurements of all dimensions like we get with any other car. The complete set
10-31-2018, 06:17 AM
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Posted By bonboon

thanks for posting. i still don't see anywhere...

thanks for posting. i still don't see anywhere with all the technical specifications, specifically dimensions

do you ?
10-28-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

Thanks for sorting the width comparison out. ...

Thanks for sorting the width comparison out.

Aviator looks nice! Might have a decent third row too.

As for x7, vehicle is 2Ē wider than GLS but has the same shoulder room in the second row...
10-23-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By bonboon

thanks again

thanks again
10-22-2018, 02:55 PM
10-22-2018, 06:18 AM
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Posted By bonboon

great feedback thank you very much. small follow...

great feedback thank you very much. small follow up for you.

any opinion dry traction one vs other? the UHP carry a traction rating of AA vs A on the DWS.
note about price difference: conti...
10-22-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By bonboon

Itís funny cause this is the exact list of...

Itís funny cause this is the exact list of vehicles that has mattered most to me over the course of the last few months. I sold a RR and have been contemplating a replacement.

Couldnít pull...
10-17-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

that's the best ive been able to get. 65 in...

that's the best ive been able to get. 65 in cruise.

around town i get an atrocious figure. 13 or so but i don't hold back
10-17-2018, 04:49 PM
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Posted By bonboon

you can 99% of the time

you can 99% of the time
10-17-2018, 12:36 PM
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Posted By bonboon

greg thanks man. You know that is 3.5Ē more...

greg thanks man. You know that is 3.5Ē more second row legroom than the x7 bmw!?

any specs on third row dimensions?
10-17-2018, 12:14 PM
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Posted By bonboon

have dimensions of the gle been made public yet?...

have dimensions of the gle been made public yet? legroom, etc
10-17-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

thatís the best of the videos out. that guy is...

thatís the best of the videos out. that guy is thorough and objective and not a shill like some of the others.
10-17-2018, 05:26 AM
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Views: 927
Posted By bonboon

which michelins you go with ?

which michelins you go with ?
10-16-2018, 06:15 PM
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Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

X7 vs Current GLS: Third Row: 1.7" less...

X7 vs Current GLS:

Third Row: 1.7" less legroom than GLS, 2.3" less head room, and 2.5" less shoulder room.

One other thing they got very wrong with this vehicle: With captain's chairs...
10-16-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

x7 reveal tonight 6 est

x7 reveal tonight 6 est
10-07-2018, 02:50 PM
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Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

I'm with Team Joe Ma on this one. GLS is awesome...

I'm with Team Joe Ma on this one. GLS is awesome in AMG guise (550 and 63). Far from feminine. And that GLE looks fantastic. Bodes well for GLS.
10-07-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By bonboon

thanks for your thoughts. Quick question: which...

thanks for your thoughts. Quick question: which pirellis are you referring to? If the Winters, I agree, I think they are decent in the snow. Some swear by them. They are definitely a huge improvement...
10-06-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By bonboon

GLS550 OEM TIRE REPLACEMENT QUESTION

Hey guys. I run Pirelli Scorpion Winters Nov-March, but have been using the OEM Continental Crosscontact UHP for the other months.

I was happy with them, but they are toast and need to be...
10-04-2018, 06:09 PM
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Posted By bonboon

This thing is incredible, who cares about the...

This thing is incredible, who cares about the exhaust.
09-19-2018, 08:47 PM
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Views: 2,021
Posted By bonboon

guaranteed the second row will adjust...

guaranteed the second row will adjust electrically and tilt and lift forward just as in the new GLE.
09-14-2018, 01:37 PM
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Posted By bonboon

The german site shows the second row seats...

The german site shows the second row seats tilting up and forward, which is a welcome change, for third row access. Check out the videos on Mercedes.de
09-12-2018, 05:44 AM
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Posted By bonboon

I sure as he** don't want that 4 but I guess...

I sure as he** don't want that 4 but I guess there are plenty of folks that do given the Volvo's success.

What's the ETA on the 53 and 63?
09-11-2018, 03:50 PM
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Posted By bonboon

true but wonder if theyíve made some packaging...

true but wonder if theyíve made some packaging advance that allows for improved ingress/egress etc
09-11-2018, 03:38 PM
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Posted By bonboon

Video says "A New Space Concept": what does that...

Video says "A New Space Concept": what does that mean, I wonder?
08-21-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

i would take as is in the new gls. I love it. ...

i would take as is in the new gls. I love it.

my current gen interior is functional but not much to look at, which is totally fine for me. Iím more interested in packing it full of stuff and...
08-11-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,616
Posted By bonboon

ahhhh yes definitely me switching modes while...

ahhhh yes definitely me switching modes while driving (sport to comfort, for example) that is causing It to revert back mid drive
08-08-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

the real question to me is to what extent they...

the real question to me is to what extent they will differentiate the GLS interior from the GLE interior. given that there has been so much parts sharing, historically, i'm a little concerned. that...
08-04-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

interestingly, gls sales crushed thus far this...

interestingly, gls sales crushed thus far this year. trending down 40% year over year compared to 2017. annualized it's a number of cars sold last seen in 2010 or so.

this gen has sold looks like...
08-04-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,616
Posted By bonboon

I found the auto start on this vehicle to be more...

I found the auto start on this vehicle to be more refined than other automakersí but itís still a pain in the a$$ for me. Why do I need to turn it off multiple times in the same drive, fab? Am I...
08-03-2018, 07:58 PM
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Views: 1,616
Posted By bonboon

nice to hear from you fab and ty for the reco

nice to hear from you fab and ty for the reco
08-03-2018, 11:06 AM
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Views: 1,616
Posted By bonboon

i believe mid city engineering has a solution...

i believe mid city engineering has a solution that works well for people.

ahh, this brings back fond memories of a thread dating a couple years back. in it, a combative macan driver, a man who...
07-17-2018, 05:42 PM
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Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

New GLE must be real close

New GLE must be real close
06-29-2018, 11:01 AM
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Views: 1,820
Posted By bonboon

perhaps but Marcus is hall of fame smug.

perhaps but Marcus is hall of fame smug.
06-28-2018, 10:55 AM
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Posted By bonboon

recalls deserve their own thread...the redundancy...

recalls deserve their own thread...the redundancy might save a life, who knows

still no remedy at this time, though
06-20-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,820
Posted By bonboon

I know someone named L. L thought the GS Warriors...

I know someone named L. L thought the GS Warriors were going to win the finals. A prevailing opinion, of course, but L expressed it over and over at cavs.com, cleveland.com, lebron.com,...
06-14-2018, 07:16 AM
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Views: 1,820
Posted By bonboon

think he's just letting everyone know the press...

think he's just letting everyone know the press release hit the tape.

do you think you've told everyone here, there, everywhere, enough times that you always felt the GLS would debut later than...
06-01-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

for sure lexus is looked at as a competitor. ...

for sure lexus is looked at as a competitor.

re escalade, i personally really like them, but man, currently they are an inefficient use of space. you need to get the extended wheelbase to have a...
06-01-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

someone in another forum claims the GM of his...

someone in another forum claims the GM of his dealership has seen the new GLS (I'm not sure I believe that) and that it was communicated then that it will offer captains second row. i do believe it...
05-05-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

will the seventh row have latch?

will the seventh row have latch?
04-27-2018, 04:15 PM
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Posted By bonboon

FWIW, press drives of preproduction x7 take place...

FWIW, press drives of preproduction x7 take place next week. Not sure when BMW will allow those in attendance to share their impressions, but hopefully not long thereafter
04-26-2018, 04:45 PM
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Views: 10,443
Posted By bonboon

looks like MBUSA told C&D that there are...

looks like MBUSA told C&D that there are currently no plans for E53 wagon in US.
04-21-2018, 08:49 AM
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Views: 8,805
Posted By bonboon

lol

lol
04-20-2018, 05:57 AM
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Posted By bonboon

Interestingly some early renders of the front end...

Interestingly some early renders of the front end somewhat got it right.

Man, from the C pillar on the design is really perplexing! Seems to me to really target Chinese sensibilities, in...
04-16-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,805
Posted By bonboon

new render on autoweek.com not a ton of new...

new render on autoweek.com

not a ton of new info, but they do say there will be more legroom in the second and/or third row: "the GLS-Class will feature a reworked rear passenger compartment that...
04-13-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 48,770
Posted By bonboon

Some pics of Maybach variant expected at China...

Some pics of Maybach variant expected at China show are now floating around world wide inter web
04-13-2018, 11:57 AM
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Views: 8,805
Posted By bonboon

huh?

huh?
04-06-2018, 06:06 AM
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Views: 8,805
Posted By bonboon

regardless, lots of grown men really hanging...

regardless, lots of grown men really hanging their hat on siding with prevailing wisdom re the intro date. gutsy call, guys.
04-04-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,805
Posted By bonboon

M, your opinion of when the model is introduced...

M, your opinion of when the model is introduced doesn't distinguish you from about 99.9% of people opining on the subject. People in these boards, and literally nowhere else, moved their timeline...
04-04-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,805
Posted By bonboon

This vehicle is 6 yrs old (hence not...

This vehicle is 6 yrs old (hence not automatically including LED lights). And the average buyer doesn't want them, apparently, since the GL/S sells more year after year.

If you're like I was a few...
04-03-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,805
Posted By bonboon

Disappointing but not surprising given the sales...

Disappointing but not surprising given the sales trend. This gen has sold more year after year...
03-30-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

it's interesting, i really do like what lincoln...

it's interesting, i really do like what lincoln is doing these days. but i can't speak to customer satisfaction or if they have sustainable build quality. i know if i was going to go american for a...
03-28-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

i both googled and tried to crash it to no avail

i both googled and tried to crash it to no avail
03-27-2018, 10:25 PM
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Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

Wow great catch joe. Possibly a captainís chair?

Wow great catch joe. Possibly a captainís chair?
03-21-2018, 06:55 PM
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Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

Man that is a terrible render

Man that is a terrible render
03-16-2018, 08:15 AM
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Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

that is a good question. time will tell. my...

that is a good question. time will tell.

my 0.02 is that render has a little too much Bentayga in it

the people we should ask are the Cabo attendees !
03-16-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

the guy reporting that (Greg Kable, Autocar) is...

the guy reporting that (Greg Kable, Autocar) is no hack. Might be legit
03-15-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

And now word of ďconceptĒ Maybach debut in 6...

And now word of ďconceptĒ Maybach debut in 6 weeks

https://www.motor1.com/news/236193/mercedes-maybach-gls-concept-rumor/
03-14-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

https://www.motor1.com/news/236056/mercedes-amg-gl...

https://www.motor1.com/news/236056/mercedes-amg-gls-63-spied/
03-07-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

when is it bro?

when is it bro?
03-05-2018, 10:26 AM
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Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

So mbworld GLS forum meet and greet / crash the...

So mbworld GLS forum meet and greet / crash the dealer outing in Cabo? Iím in
03-02-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

digging those rims. i wonder if they will...

digging those rims.

i wonder if they will go to some tilt forward mechanism for second row to ease ingress/egress like infiniti, vw (atlas) and others have.

that plus captains would make me...
02-24-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

the article didnít have anything new in it. Of...

the article didnít have anything new in it. Of more relevance is a new pic of GLE on motor1 that shows more or less an undisguised front end

gle getting very close too, it seems
02-23-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

to your point, there wasn't a german competitor...

to your point, there wasn't a german competitor prior to the x7.

so if they can beat the x7 to market (which it sounds like they will, given x7 will be introduced in November in production trim),...
02-22-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

for the 167 to deliver year end, thereís gotta be...

for the 167 to deliver year end, thereís gotta be an intro really soon. fingers crossed it's in ny. definitely possible seeing as tho it's a great market for that ride....
02-21-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

Where is Fabbris? He may have said too much. They...

Where is Fabbris? He may have said too much. They have Fab! FREE FAB!!
02-18-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

that article is consistent with all the other...

that article is consistent with all the other info floating around out there.

however, fab's post implies an imminent intro. if DOGs are available in weeks, then an intro must happen within...
02-17-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

yeah but for that to be true there needs to be an...

yeah but for that to be true there needs to be an introduction between now and then

The only auto show between now and mid March is Geneva. Doesnít sound like itís going to be there...

maybe...
02-17-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

fab donít play with my emotions. so youíre...

fab donít play with my emotions.

so youíre saying the GLS reveal is imminent? As in, a surprise debut at Geneva?

or are you saying same model for 2019 model year
02-03-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 46,572
Posted By bonboon

dealers have probably been advised not to...

dealers have probably been advised not to circulate the tentative guide.

some nice rim options for italian market.
01-29-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

definitely possible. it looks like that's...

definitely possible.

it looks like that's tthe approach bmw is taking with x7. a leaked optional equipment spec sheet leaked a while back for that vehicle and 2+2 seating was not listed as an...
01-29-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,113
Posted By bonboon

my dealer said custom ordering may be available...

my dealer said custom ordering may be available by April.
01-27-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,113
Posted By bonboon

Glimpse of g63 in the German brochure? ...

Glimpse of g63 in the German brochure?

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1190x294-1/screen_shot_2018_01_27_at_7_41_29_pm_af3c9d95507a39d97a190d473d7804e7d072291c.png
01-27-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

A few reasons people choose the Range over the...

A few reasons people choose the Range over the GLS, but there will be fewer with the next gen if they bring the interior to where it needs to be to command the S-class designation.
01-27-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

i ordered my 2017 in nov 2015, took delivery end...

i ordered my 2017 in nov 2015, took delivery end of April 2016.

doesnt look like the 2020 will be on that timeline, unfortunately (hypothetically order nov 2018, take delivery April 2019). maybe...
01-24-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

hey fab, you have any additional color on why it...

hey fab, you have any additional color on why it was squashed?

i remember they gave it some consideration for the mid cycle refresh, and in the context of the x7 possibly offering a 2+2+2...
01-23-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

bummer but good to know this far in advance . Ty...

bummer but good to know this far in advance . Ty for intel
01-22-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,136
Posted By bonboon

fab any shot next gen has a captains chair 2nd...

fab any shot next gen has a captains chair 2nd row option?
12-03-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,504
Posted By bonboon

no shot 100 mph, but awesome nonetheless. would...

no shot 100 mph, but awesome nonetheless. would love some interior shots if you are able to get any.

model years 2009-12 of the GL the IIHS reported ZERO casualties. that of course says something...
11-25-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,325
Posted By bonboon

I personally go with a dedicated winter (Pirelli...

I personally go with a dedicated winter (Pirelli Scorpion) but if you want one tire all year, all weather are superior to all season.

Check this out
...
Replies: 81
Views: 4,263
Posted By bonboon

howdy can you change my username to E3470. ...

howdy can you change my username to E3470.

thank you !
10-09-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,829
Posted By bonboon

Pirelli Scorpion Winters here. Went with them...

Pirelli Scorpion Winters here. Went with them after strong reco from a 63 owner in these parts and have been happy with them. Much better braking and general grip on ice and snow than stock Conti.
...
09-27-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By bonboon

eBay is a great resource for rims made available...

eBay is a great resource for rims made available by people taking OEM off to put aftermarket on.

look for a reputable seller with perfect feedback
09-05-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By bonboon

i second that...spent the weekend driving an...

i second that...spent the weekend driving an escalade ext which was awesome in many respects, one of which was the HUD. the others being the build quality, the space of course, the nice...
08-08-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By bonboon

hey Fab, I have it on mine but always thought it...

hey Fab, I have it on mine but always thought it was not something I'd want to use on slippery (icy) surfaces.
Forum: W213 AMG
07-23-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,065
Posted By bonboon

It's awesome mercedes has created this vehicle...

It's awesome mercedes has created this vehicle and left the more comfortable GT all around experience to BMW and Porsche. This is kind of what we all wanted for every generation of AMG through, I'd...
06-13-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,503
Posted By bonboon

those dws have been to closest thing to high...

those dws have been to closest thing to high performance all season I've found over the years. I think you will prefer them in the snow/ice to the oem ones you have but maybe there are some...
06-12-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,503
Posted By bonboon

see my post directly above and would add I have...

see my post directly above and would add I have dedicated scorpion winters I use between nov and march. spend 100 dollars to take them off/on two times a year and the tires cost say 1350 or so.
...
05-08-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,719
Posted By bonboon

I've got an affected vehicle but according to...

I've got an affected vehicle but according to nhtsa a remedy is not available yet. (Can't repair it as of now at any dealer)
03-21-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By bonboon

that MF is atrocious. gotta be able to beat...

that MF is atrocious. gotta be able to beat that....
03-05-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By bonboon

i like dumbing it down like this... for any...

i like dumbing it down like this...

for any lease you are paying roughly 4 things: the value the car loses of the course of the lease, sales tax, interest on the money you are borrowing from the...
03-03-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By bonboon

Looks like your total cost between down payment...

Looks like your total cost between down payment and monthly payment is 41k to me. Or are you saying that the 9600 due at signing includes the 8400 sec deposit?

Assuming the latter, 32k out of...
02-25-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By bonboon

couple things to consider... you can extend...

couple things to consider...

you can extend to 7 yrs / 75k for 2250 or so, 2900 for 7/100. This isn't 5k we are talking about. plus, you can pay out of pocket for that (no financing) but even if...
02-22-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,366
Posted By bonboon

im puzzled why you let that dealer defecate all...

im puzzled why you let that dealer defecate all over you time and again. don't let anyone disrespect the amount of money you are spending on a vehicle like that, imo.
02-20-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By bonboon

5400 is very high for the extended warranty. ...

5400 is very high for the extended warranty.

Dentless repair cost runs about 100-150 per smallish dent at a body shop I really like. So you paying 1270 is equivalent to paying for about 10 dent...
02-16-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By bonboon

New Recalls , Dated 2/8/17

Two new recalls for certain GLS models. Go to https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls#vin and input your VIN to see if you have an affected vehicle.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=17V079
...
02-15-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,143
Posted By bonboon

those are summer tires. get a dedicated set...

those are summer tires.

get a dedicated set of winters for winter and your ride will be unstoppable. put them on mid Nov, take them off mid March. your benz dealer will take your tires on/off for...
01-05-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By bonboon

Airbag Recall

Just a heads up. Looks like the only affected GLS is the 63.

If you have your VIN, you can check here also: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

See recall info below:

RECALL Subject :...
01-04-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,413
Posted By bonboon

happy buyer and you saved money, can't argue with...

happy buyer and you saved money, can't argue with that. congratulations
12-27-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,927
Posted By bonboon

penny wise pound foolish

penny wise pound foolish
11-28-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,413
Posted By bonboon

congratulations, you will be a happy man. and...

congratulations, you will be a happy man. and very sound logic with your decision.

if you are willing, maybe shop around for a slightly better MF? i think you'll be able to find one reasonably...
11-28-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By bonboon

I thought he was saying 12k miles a year...

I thought he was saying 12k miles a year allowance no?
11-27-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By bonboon

that seems like an excellent lease to me. Car...

that seems like an excellent lease to me. Car retains half the value after 4 years, good money factor, 12k miles

having said that im also a fan of drivers assistance. Won't get a car without
11-27-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,413
Posted By bonboon

I see you doing some math on the possibilities....

I see you doing some math on the possibilities. Two tips for you.

Discount to msrp I think you can do a shade better but 5.5k is pretty good.

Your money factor equates to borrowing money at...
11-26-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By bonboon

I used mine for about 25 miles or so. It's cool...

I used mine for about 25 miles or so. It's cool just gotta watch speed (keep it 50 or under I think) and be extra careful with expansion joints, pot holes etc.

looked into replacing it after I...
10-16-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,503
Posted By bonboon

Certain sizes (for certain manufacturers like...

Certain sizes (for certain manufacturers like Benz, Land Rover, for example) may have MS designation at the request of the car manufacturer but the real question is how trustworthy that designation...
10-15-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,503
Posted By bonboon

the all season rating is a touch generous. That...

the all season rating is a touch generous. That being said, the tires are def serviceable in the winter, not necessarily a liability by any stretch.

for me me there have been too many situations...
08-24-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By bonboon

Maybe comfort settings in the R and S that you...

Maybe comfort settings in the R and S that you have driven impact only shift patterns? I don't know definitively but just hypothesizing that might be the case given some C class and E class vehicles...
08-24-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By bonboon

No, I don't think Active Curve impacts ride...

No, I don't think Active Curve impacts ride quality in any way. But in terms of body roll/wallowing into/out of corners, i find my vehicle to be remarkably controlled in its comfort setting given...
08-23-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By bonboon

Caveat: I've got active curve in mine... and I...

Caveat: I've got active curve in mine... and I find body roll to be nominal in comfort. For reference, I find it very comparable to my E63 in sport setting.

GLS Sport is a bit firm for my tastes,...
08-20-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,503
Posted By bonboon

Same here. Continental Cross Contact UHP. ...

Same here. Continental Cross Contact UHP.

Bought some Pirelli Scorpion Winters for Nov-March cause I wanted to err on the side of unstoppable in the winter
07-28-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,782
Posted By bonboon

that being said, mules will start popping up soon.

that being said, mules will start popping up soon.
07-28-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,782
Posted By bonboon

agreed.

agreed.
07-02-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,525
Posted By bonboon

Do not report to insurance. Eat it. That...

Do not report to insurance. Eat it.

That carfax blemish will cost you more than 2500 down the road
Replies: 428
Views: 37,941
Posted By bonboon

Hi, can you please make my user ID EL3470 if...

Hi, can you please make my user ID EL3470 if available? Much obliged
05-25-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,245
Posted By bonboon

Thank you for that link. That's a tough...

Thank you for that link.

That's a tough predicament for Land Rover because I would say they haven't quite mastered the art of the refresh yet. In years past, they slapped this or that onto the...
05-24-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,245
Posted By bonboon

Is calendar year 16 starting off poorly for them?...

Is calendar year 16 starting off poorly for them? Cause I recall them saying they sold 6% more in 2015 than in 2014. That's all vehicles (evoque, sport, etc).

Regardless I would never consider...
05-23-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,231
Posted By bonboon

i drove my grandfather and some life-long buddies...

i drove my grandfather and some life-long buddies of his from ww2 (each 100+ years of age) to a bbq in the GLS this weekend (which really speaks to how awesome the ingress/egress is for this vehicle;...
05-19-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,231
Posted By bonboon

Yoo hoo. Stg, where are you? I would expect...

Yoo hoo. Stg, where are you?

I would expect you to maintain your 13 post a day clip from the Porshe board in these parts too. You're underperforming, like you do in most respects, I've heard.
...
05-19-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,231
Posted By bonboon

STG where you at? After swimming a few laps I...

STG where you at? After swimming a few laps I popped open the lap top hoping to find a classless retort but instead found nothing at all from you. Please, don't tell me this has already run its...
05-19-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,231
Posted By bonboon

both retired, chump. just drove a kid to school....

both retired, chump. just drove a kid to school. gonna pick him up later too.

don't get me wrong about the macan. i'm sure there's a subset of males that drive macans. i'm just saying it's gotta...
05-19-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,231
Posted By bonboon

guy that drives a Macan calling anyone a...

guy that drives a Macan calling anyone a housewife is cute.

keep posting i'll keep coming with the ether, STG
05-19-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,231
Posted By bonboon

ME STG. ME CAN'T READ. ME LIKE CAFFEINE

ME STG. ME CAN'T READ. ME LIKE CAFFEINE
05-19-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,231
Posted By bonboon

I'm sorry you're having a rough morning. ...

I'm sorry you're having a rough morning.

What's obvious to me is that you'll prob be less impatient about the arduous task of pressing a button after more than three days. Say over the span of...
05-19-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,231
Posted By bonboon

If you don't want to go the 3rd party route Fab...

If you don't want to go the 3rd party route Fab reco'd just try turning it off every time you get in. Getting used to pushing two buttons (ignition and Eco) isn't that bad
05-18-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,231
Posted By bonboon

Its an extremely smooth on/off transition in my...

Its an extremely smooth on/off transition in my 550. Its the first time in any vehicle I've left it on
05-16-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,245
Posted By bonboon

Those dealer antics you guys have dealt with are...

Those dealer antics you guys have dealt with are obviously inexcusable, but I would say that after having dealt with 4 LR dealers over the last 15 years, that is not the norm. In my experiences at...
05-16-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,245
Posted By bonboon

i know the topic of road noise has come up in the...

i know the topic of road noise has come up in the picture thread, but figured i'd share some insights here.

i find the road noise from tires, the wind noise, and the ride comfort, to be...
05-14-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,245
Posted By bonboon

I think it's just thick temperlite, not double...

I think it's just thick temperlite, not double pane, in my GLS. Nonetheless very quiet.
05-13-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 30,769
Posted By bonboon

Please keep us posted on zegna jean dye transfer

Please keep us posted on zegna jean dye transfer
05-13-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,854
Posted By bonboon

Down down down down is best

Down down down down is best
05-12-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,245
Posted By bonboon

Exactly

Exactly
05-12-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 30,769
Posted By bonboon

For f*** sake no one wants to see the sticker.

For f*** sake no one wants to see the sticker.
05-12-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 30,769
Posted By bonboon

6mm x 0.75" bolts if you mount the plates with...

6mm x 0.75" bolts if you mount the plates with rubber spacers, in the back.

various 0.75" screws will work in front assembly with rubber spacers.

sorry to hijack thread with plate talk , back...
05-11-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 30,769
Posted By bonboon

Thanks joe. Not only that it looks like the front...

Thanks joe. Not only that it looks like the front takes a different size than the rear
05-11-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 30,769
Posted By bonboon

Anyone know what size screws/bolts these license...

Anyone know what size screws/bolts these license plate things take ?
05-08-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 30,769
Posted By bonboon

big fan of that combo. tomshop, nice ride....

big fan of that combo.

tomshop, nice ride. love that blue. amg in the grill is a super nice touch, too.

all around great looking rides.
05-07-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,860
Posted By bonboon

amen

amen
05-06-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,458
Posted By bonboon

That's what I'm talking about. But maybe...

That's what I'm talking about.

But maybe you go espresso brown just as a precaution against other stains
05-06-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 30,769
Posted By bonboon

Good to know ty

Good to know ty
05-06-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 30,769
Posted By bonboon

looks great. having owned a gl550 with...

looks great.

having owned a gl550 with these continental tires already, how did you find their performance in various winter conditions (ice, slight dusting snow, moderate to heavy snow) ?
05-05-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,860
Posted By bonboon

second tank has gone by at 12.5-13, so right...

second tank has gone by at 12.5-13, so right where you'd want it, and more in line with what i'd expect, long term, for city/suburbia driving
05-04-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,458
Posted By bonboon

This would be a first ballot inductee into the...

This would be a first ballot inductee into the Smug Post Hall of Fame if one were to exist
05-02-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,860
Posted By bonboon

I honestly had never been privy to that so thank...

I honestly had never been privy to that so thank you.

Looking forward to seeing where it settles in. Let's hope the shale guys keep finding fossil fuels for us,too
05-01-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,155
Posted By bonboon

i would say something that's a little confusing...

i would say something that's a little confusing to me is the keyless go. when i walk up to the car and touch the inside of the handle, it doesnt always unlock. almost never in fact. seems to not...
05-01-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,860
Posted By bonboon

Just a heads up if you are giving consideration...

Just a heads up if you are giving consideration to a 500/550 given the 350 delays. I've been very pleasantly surprised on all fronts with the exception of one: mpg.

I'm averaging some especially...
05-01-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,155
Posted By bonboon

I was advised similarly (don't use wifi to...

I was advised similarly (don't use wifi to connect; give it 24-48 hours) but mine has worked out of the gate, flawlessly.
04-28-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 30,769
Posted By bonboon

Hey thanks. That's the designo white

Hey thanks. That's the designo white
04-27-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 30,769
Posted By bonboon

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-img_3010_c60bd07041f5713dcdd0b071b44e66ae28142205.jpg
...
04-25-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,372
Posted By bonboon

Picking up my 550 Weds. There are a few 550s...

Picking up my 550 Weds. There are a few 550s sitting on dealer lots all across the country. Plenty of 450 inventory.

Don't think the delay applies to any vehicle but the 350. Maybe give some...
04-25-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By bonboon

rim/tire is not worth it unless you know you are...

rim/tire is not worth it unless you know you are going to damage more than one rim beyond repair during the life of the coverage.
04-22-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,157
Posted By bonboon

i forsee a flurry of forum member renegotiation...

i forsee a flurry of forum member renegotiation attempts
04-22-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,738
Posted By bonboon

Some good ones here ...

Some good ones here

http://www.drive.com.au/new-car-reviews/mercedesbenz-gls-first-drive-review-20160418-go8uy9.html
04-21-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By bonboon

no, not normal. i think he's in cahoots...

no, not normal.

i think he's in cahoots with your wife to try to deter you from putting the infant seat in the third row.
04-21-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,200
Posted By bonboon

i too was looking for a white one, and there is...

i too was looking for a white one, and there is one there. on the far left, underneath the black 450. looks like it's got pano
04-20-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,200
Posted By bonboon

you'd be nuts to accept delivery of one of those....

you'd be nuts to accept delivery of one of those.

if mine is on there, i'll wait for another
04-20-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,738
Posted By bonboon

Wasn't the first delivery, but one of the first....

Wasn't the first delivery, but one of the first. Shame either way
04-18-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,775
Posted By bonboon

Unrelated but did you go 450 or 550? I remember...

Unrelated but did you go 450 or 550? I remember your guy was telling you the diff between your 93k 450 and a 550 was 400-500/mo. You come to a decision?
04-18-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,775
Posted By bonboon

can't be right

can't be right
04-16-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,738
Posted By bonboon

nice new gallery from colorado press drive this...

nice new gallery from colorado press drive this week:

http://autoweek.com/gallery/drive-reviews/gallery-mercedes-gls
04-16-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,738
Posted By bonboon

yeah i think the next gen is going to be...

yeah i think the next gen is going to be something else, interior fit/finish wise.
04-16-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,738
Posted By bonboon

Yeah we prob won't see a Bent competitor til the...

Yeah we prob won't see a Bent competitor til the next gen, I'm guessing
04-16-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,738
Posted By bonboon

The NY auto show that just ended?

The NY auto show that just ended?
04-16-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,738
Posted By bonboon

This reminds me of 6 months ago when we were all...

This reminds me of 6 months ago when we were all talking about whether the refresh is worth it. No two people are the same, but it's generally more worth it to the new buyer. The minor changes...
04-16-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,775
Posted By bonboon

the quality of your lease is directly correlated...

the quality of your lease is directly correlated to the homework you do. asking if your lease is good is the bare minimum due diligence you could do: you need to commit to better understanding the...
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