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09-15-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By DavidNJ

Not the same thing. The 74-LED light has a...

Not the same thing. The 74-LED light has a gradual fade from high beam to low beam with and automated dimming switch.

The 84-LED is an anti-dazzle that electronically remains on high beam while...
09-14-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By DavidNJ

Is Anyone on Top of the US Headlight Laws (video)

Outside of the US, the E-class offers this advanced 84-LED Hella headlight. Includes such advanced features as automatic adjustment of the lights reflecting off a wet road or off a traffic sign.
...
02-27-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 667
Posted By DavidNJ

German Price List

http://www.mercedes-benz.de/content/media_library/germany/mpc_germany/de/mercedes-benz_deutschland/pkw_emb_nextgen/neufahrzeuge/e-klasse/preislisten_pdf/pkw_e-klasse_limousine.object-Single-MEDIA.down...
02-23-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By DavidNJ

Do You Hit Your Head Entering The New C-Class?

We had seen it and done a test drive...now we had one for a day as a loaner.

I'm not that tall (5'10"), but every time I entered the car my head hit the door frame. I couldn't figure a way to...
08-29-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By DavidNJ

Mercedes has been pretty cavalier about heated...

Mercedes has been pretty cavalier about heated steering wheels on the C-class and even the E-class. There isn't one listed in the German price list. There is a normal sunroof them and a surround...
08-25-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,913
Posted By DavidNJ

I tried to get them the way I'm used to (pulling...

I tried to get them the way I'm used to (pulling out the switch), didn't work, asked dealer, he said they weren't there. I see on the UK site it is a separate button and the 2014 C-class had it in...
08-24-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,913
Posted By DavidNJ

Mercedes Benz C Class W205 2014 Touchpad How To...

Mercedes Benz C Class W205 2014 Touchpad How To Use: http://youtu.be/IAbpvxnoCLo

This one is shown on the S-class:

How To: Touchpad -- Mercedes-Benz USA Owners Support:...
08-22-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,913
Posted By DavidNJ

You get into your car and it tells you your next...

You get into your car and it tells you your next service is due. You use voice dial or lookup to dial your MB dealer and the phone system says: "press "1" for sales, press "2" for service".

How do...
08-22-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By DavidNJ

They have a regular roof in Germany and it is my...

They have a regular roof in Germany and it is my guess the US will get it by MY2016. Ditto the surround camera.
08-22-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By DavidNJ

Yes it has guidelines that reflect the path. In...

Yes it has guidelines that reflect the path. In addition, the camera has a regular and wide angle view. It calls the wide angle 180, but it didn't seem that wide.

The Surround Camera which should...
08-21-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,913
Posted By DavidNJ

My W205 Issues

I drove it...a sport model, MB Tex, Sport with standard suspension, Multimedia package.

It was very nice...interior is very well trimmed. Definitely nicer than the current E-class.

However,
...
07-28-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By DavidNJ

Koni FSBs...a shock and tire story

We have a 2005 E320 CDI. Now closing in on 120k miles. The later W211s had decontenting and we never warmed to the W212. We actually did a tour of the available options earlier this year: Audi, MB,...
11-09-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,554
Posted By DavidNJ

Very nice...if only it was a diesel :) With...

Very nice...if only it was a diesel :)

With 4Matic that must be an excellent car for Toronto winters.

How do you like the LED headlights?
09-12-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By DavidNJ

E250 EPA Fuel Economy Numbers Are In

E250: 28 city, 45 highway. 34 combined
E250 4Matic: 27 city, 42 highway, 32 combined

Data is here...
08-27-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By DavidNJ

We haven't driven the diesel, but we did drive an...

We haven't driven the diesel, but we did drive an E350 with Driver Assistance and Surroundview.

It is pretty slick. They have more capability and it is better thought out than Audi and BMW by a...
08-27-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By DavidNJ

Autoweek E250 CDI 4Matic Test

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130827/CARREVIEWS/130829830
08-04-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By DavidNJ

The Audi A6 TDI is is significantly more powerful...

The Audi A6 TDI is is significantly more powerful than the E350 CDI. And of course way more than the E250. The champ in that class is likely to be the BMW 535d (530d) in the rest of the world. The...
08-03-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,139
Posted By DavidNJ

TH, I'm sorry...I didn't do a video. It was a...

TH, I'm sorry...I didn't do a video. It was a training car, my wife was there (finally a car she likes to drive!), and we had limited time.

Samking, thanks for the update. I wasn't sure if you...
07-30-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,139
Posted By DavidNJ

Drove a Car with Distronic and Surround View Today...

My wife and I went over while the car was there for dealer training.

My wife, who is very hard to impress with anything automotive, was impressed.

First the Surround View, which is included in...
07-25-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,569
Posted By DavidNJ

Rear Side Window Blinds?

Manual rRear side window blinds used to be included with the rear window blind. We have the feature. We use the feature.

However, is it an standalone option on the 2014 models? I saw one place...
07-25-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,114
Posted By DavidNJ

Can you tell us what the Adaptive High Beam...

Can you tell us what the Adaptive High Beam actually does on the US model. There are videos in this post to give an idea what to look for: Has Anyone Received their 2014 with LED Headlights Yet? ...
07-25-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 29,464
Posted By DavidNJ

I wasn't that impressed with the 640GC. I would...

I wasn't that impressed with the 640GC. I would describe the ride and handling as 'ok'. The E350 really felt more like a sports car by comparison. I'm wondering if IAS wouldn't improve the 640 a bit....
07-25-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 29,464
Posted By DavidNJ

Where those pictures meant to show the panel fit...

Where those pictures meant to show the panel fit issues? I saw fit issues inside and out. However, we tested it back-to-back with a 640ix (the only car the BMW UDE had with the various features) and...
07-24-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By DavidNJ

I thought the difference there is between xenons,...

I thought the difference there is between xenons, which have that rotating mask, and the LEDs, which have individual shutters. Both use the adaptive headline feature to rotate the beam.

The...
07-24-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By DavidNJ

Has Anyone Received their 2014 with LED Headlights Yet?

If you have received a 2014 with LED headlights in the US, have you determined if the full Adaptive High Beam is enabled in the US or if they have limited its functionality. The owner's manual isn't...
07-14-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,876
Posted By DavidNJ

Leather wasn't the norm until recently. Most...

Leather wasn't the norm until recently. Most leathers are fairly mediocre. MB vinyl is very durable (as reported above) and most people have a hard time differentiating it from standard E-class MB...
07-13-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,707
Posted By DavidNJ

You can also use CarsDirect to get an estimate of...

You can also use CarsDirect to get an estimate of a price. Presumably, their prices are from dealers in the area (broadly defined) who will honor the price.
07-13-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,127
Posted By DavidNJ

Which model year's cars did you test? Where they...

Which model year's cars did you test? Where they on the same brand/model/size tire? Where they both luxury or both sport?

petee, you experiences are the opposite of mine. I find winter tires make...
07-13-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,397
Posted By DavidNJ

Ok...first, straight sixes are better balanced...

Ok...first, straight sixes are better balanced than 90, 72, and even 60 sixes, irrespective of whether they are diesel or not. However, balance shafts mitigate most of that and packaging is much...
07-12-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,127
Posted By DavidNJ

RWD vs AWD: Experiences Wanted!

The E250 CDI and E350 appear available as both rear wheel drive and all wheel drive (4Matic). Obviously the AWD has an advantage on some slippery surfaces, although winter tires mitigate that a bit....
07-11-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By DavidNJ

The price is fine for a 2011 CPO with 17k miles....

The price is fine for a 2011 CPO with 17k miles. I don't think everyone making comments looked at the miles. The E350s (non-diesel) at my local dealer are all in the $43k range with 19k-21k miles....
07-11-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,876
Posted By DavidNJ

Good to know. The online inventory shows the...

Good to know. The online inventory shows the local dealer with 48 2014 E350s, all 4Matic. In addition to the initial $2500, at 15k mi/yr fuel costs could be an extra $200-300/yr.

Wrong thread, but...
07-11-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,779
Posted By DavidNJ

Undoubtedly true. However, the runflats are...

Undoubtedly true. However, the runflats are virtually always old technology. That may improve if more manufacturers go to them; it appears the new Infiniti Q50 is on runflats.

However, for now,...
07-11-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,876
Posted By DavidNJ

I don't recall if he read it off an order or...

I don't recall if he read it off an order or Netstar. I know he was flipping around among cars he had ordered. We were also covering the price of the E250CDI, that it was only 4Matic, the...
07-11-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By DavidNJ

The Hella video in the thread should give an idea...

The Hella video in the thread should give an idea what it should look like.
07-11-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By DavidNJ

Martin, can you confirm they stay on high beam...

Martin, can you confirm they stay on high beam and just blank out the spot where they detected oncoming headlights or taillights in front?
07-11-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,876
Posted By DavidNJ

Do you have it? What was the MSRP? I was on the...

Do you have it? What was the MSRP? I was on the phone with the dealer Monday...he told me the E250CDI is only 4Matic. The brochure says RWD also, he said no.

Just enjoy your purple car.
07-10-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By DavidNJ

Has anyone taken delivery with LED Headlights?

I'm trying to determine if they are coming through with the anti-dazzle feature. Very high tech. It kinda says its there in the description but I'd love to hear someone say they actually have it....
07-10-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,876
Posted By DavidNJ

The Nappa leather and the E250CDI 4Matic...

The Nappa leather and the E250CDI 4Matic (apparently the only way it comes) aren't on the online configurator in the US but the dealer can order them.

Nappa adds $1370 above the leather interior....
07-10-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By DavidNJ

I should have added the German 2014 E-class info...

I should have added the German 2014 E-class info shows no night vision. All the diesels get the urea tank in 2014; I don't think the Europeans will take well to runflats. Two reasons I think the W212...
07-10-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By DavidNJ

It remains to be seen of the dynamic spotlight...

It remains to be seen of the dynamic spotlight makes it the US. It seems to be part of the new S-class.

On the BMW side if you order it you get a package of the same night vision that comes to...
07-09-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By DavidNJ

I'll disagree on both points. First, to me at...

I'll disagree on both points. First, to me at least, it easier to glance at the large, high central display than down at the gauges. The Audi has the navigation window down there, a small little...
07-08-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By DavidNJ

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2009 | Night Vision...

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2009 | Night Vision Technology | Performance | Drive.com.au - YouTube
07-08-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,108
Posted By DavidNJ

Different animals. The M3 competes against the...

Different animals. The M3 competes against the C63 and RS4. The 350/550 competes against the 535/550 and A6.
07-07-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 29,296
Posted By DavidNJ

Just a note in this fest of name calling: the OP...

Just a note in this fest of name calling: the OP hasn't posted since the thread was started.
07-06-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,779
Posted By DavidNJ

Wig, I looked at some road tests. At least Car...

Wig, I looked at some road tests. At least Car and Driver seems to love the Audis. I can't claim the same love for the A6. I don't agree and other magazines haven't been as laudatory.

They do...
07-06-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,779
Posted By DavidNJ

Spare Tires in New Cars: What You Need To Know on...

Spare Tires in New Cars: What You Need To Know on Edmunds.com http://edmu.in/neakMZ
07-06-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,779
Posted By DavidNJ

But isn't that what counts? It can be sunny in...

But isn't that what counts? It can be sunny in Florida, but if you are in a sub-zero blizzard in North Dakota, what difference does it make?

Manufacturers work with tire manufacturers to ensure...
07-06-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 29,296
Posted By DavidNJ

The lights are a nice feature. Trading in is an...

The lights are a nice feature. Trading in is an option, especially if the car hasn't been delivered. If it has, the dealer could probably unload it for a couple of thousand below an new one. It may...
07-06-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,779
Posted By DavidNJ

Mike, thanks for you input on your 2011 E350 CDI....

Mike, thanks for you input on your 2011 E350 CDI. Which brand/model runflat tires did it come with? How are they wearing?

It is amazing that MB didn't arrange for any runflat winter tire for it....
07-06-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 29,296
Posted By DavidNJ

The cameras are on the rear view mirror. Not...

The cameras are on the rear view mirror. Not quite sure how MB has it wired or wired in conjunction with the other camera applications. The assemblies use the adaptive headlight motors, is the stock...
07-06-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,779
Posted By DavidNJ

I think you need to rewatch the video. It doesn't...

I think you need to rewatch the video. It doesn't adjust anything. It simply has has valves that respond for different displacements and velocities. Always the same.

The S-class has Adaptive...
07-06-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,779
Posted By DavidNJ

A few things. First, the run flats are only...

A few things.

First, the run flats are only on the E250 CDI and E400 Hybrid. It doesn't affect the E350 or E550. They always been on the E400 Hybrid. The E250 CDI hasn't met Euro 6 or US standards...
07-05-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 29,296
Posted By DavidNJ

First, this video shows what the lighting package...

First, this video shows what the lighting package really is:

Glare-free high beam - Driving with high beam without dazzling others - YouTube

Yes, Hella provides it the MB and I believe BMW.
...
07-05-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,061
Posted By DavidNJ

You could still try to change it. I'm not a big...

You could still try to change it. I'm not a big fan of MB's blues other than designo Mystic Blue. They do silver and grey well. We just went with white, which seems to work very well on W211s and...
07-05-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,779
Posted By DavidNJ

2014 E250 CDI: Run Flat Tires???!!!!

There is very little online about the 2014 E250CDI in the US. In Europe, it is still a Euro5 model.

When I looked through the printed catalog, under the E250 CDI, available with or without 4Matic,...
05-09-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By DavidNJ

We have an E-class and are fine...it was leading...

We have an E-class and are fine...it was leading edge for its time. It seems the revised 212 is a few steps behind.

The S is new for 2014, the C new for 2015. However, the S is too big for my...
05-09-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By DavidNJ

The Q50 is an Infiniti that nominally replaces...

The Q50 is an Infiniti that nominally replaces the G37. Infiniti traditionally positioned the G37 against the BMW 3-series/C-class/A4 and its M37/M56 against the E-class/5-series/A6. The M is...
05-08-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By DavidNJ

This UK video review includes a section on 212...

This UK video review includes a section on 212 E-class nightvision. Looks good to me.

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/cartech/mercedes-benz-e-class-review-night-vision-system-tested-49305307/
05-08-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By DavidNJ

The Q50 is the size, weight, interior volume,...

The Q50 is the size, weight, interior volume, performance, and equipment level of an E-class not a C-class and will probably have a nicer interior than either (interior trim hasn't been a strong...
05-08-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By DavidNJ

The deductible isn't that high! But it puts a...

The deductible isn't that high! But it puts a real burden on nighttime driving. Instead of a relaxing drive home the last 5 miles are very stressful. I thought all of the MB night vision systems were...
05-08-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By DavidNJ

It seems that MB is providing the diesel for the...

It seems that MB is providing the diesel for the Q50 in Europe. Its standard engine is the 220CDI (170hp) from the E220CDI. The US E-class gets the stronger E250CDI, the same engine (2.2L) at a...
05-08-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,119
Posted By DavidNJ

I think the designo paints are $2300 or $3800 for...

I think the designo paints are $2300 or $3800 for matte. They seem to be very nice colors with deep metallic luster and better application than the stock paints. Remember that the metallic is $795...
05-08-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By DavidNJ

The dealer mentioned to me that a several...

The dealer mentioned to me that a several customers had mentioned the Q50. Infiniti does interiors well, the E-class is a bit primitive with lots of exposed plastics. The Q50's only real feature...
05-08-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By DavidNJ

The brochure and the product description, but not...

The brochure and the product description, but not the configuration pages, show the Nappa leather interior. Night vision has disappeared.

Other changes since our last car:


No headlight...
05-08-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By DavidNJ

2014: What Happened To THe Nightvision?

I've been patiently waiting for the 2014 E250CDI in the US. Now the configurator is up in the US and the product descriptions. Missing, the Nightvision option.

This was undoubtedly a low take...
03-23-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By DavidNJ

110,000 Mile

https://mbworld.org/forums/members/davidnj-15025-albums-davidnj-8995-picture-e320-cdi-35433.jpg
07-18-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,388
Posted By DavidNJ

A few months late but let me throw in my two...

A few months late but let me throw in my two cents.

First, in Europe, the car has W-rated summer tires. After going through lots of reviews we ended up with Firestone Wide Oval Indy 500s. Bizarre...
07-18-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,214
Posted By DavidNJ

It is different than the problem we had. Ours...

It is different than the problem we had. Ours eventually went away on its own if I recall. Did the dealer look at it?
07-16-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By DavidNJ

E320 04-05 Standard Suspension; 211.065/.265;...

E320
04-05 Standard Suspension;
211.065/.265; F: Coil / B: Coil B4 (TC) 24-105910 24-105927
Sport Suspension;
211.065/.265; F: Coil / B: Coil B4 (TC) 24-121781 24-105927

We went with the...
06-11-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,013
Posted By DavidNJ

But how is it different? Is it the same leather...

But how is it different? Is it the same leather quality as the standard? On the BMW M5 and the Porsche is different, a better hide with the dye through the high and no coating.

On MB, the...
06-11-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,013
Posted By DavidNJ

Info on "Natural Beige Leather"?

Can't find any description of it. There was a brown nappa leather option on the SLK350 for a while. Porsche has a natural leather option. BMW had one on the M5 decade ago.

But what is this on the...
06-09-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,638
Posted By DavidNJ

Two manuals, a black covered user one and an...

Two manuals, a black covered user one and an upgrade one, a card saying register online, and two cable. We got it from an executive at an NYC financial services firm; I doubt anything untoward...
06-09-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,638
Posted By DavidNJ

Thanks! The first issue would be software...

Thanks!

The first issue would be software related; I'm using Bluetooth File Transfer. It would appear there would need to be an option to configure which fields to transfer and how to label them....
06-09-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,638
Posted By DavidNJ

Update...back and forth between the MB-2 and...

Update...back and forth between the MB-2 and MB-3, an one year old MB-2 at a very attractive price became available.

Still getting the hang of it. The installation was a snap. Pressed the on...
05-23-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,638
Posted By DavidNJ

That would be a strong vote for Viseeo. However,...

That would be a strong vote for Viseeo. However, MB-2 or MB-3. None of the new functionality on the MB-3 would be used, so the issue is: does the Parrot CK5050+ offer any meaningful compatibility or...
05-22-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,638
Posted By DavidNJ

Which Bluetooth Adapter

Just for the record, our E320CDI is no over 6 1/2 years old, has 90,000 miles, and seems in better condition than any other car we have had (mostly BMWs) at 50,000 miles.

Now is the time to...
09-12-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By DavidNJ

More controlled than smooth. It makes the whole...

More controlled than smooth. It makes the whole car feel more solid. Definitely needed the change, should have changed them 20k miles earlier.

Cost was more an issue than performance. This a 5...
09-12-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By DavidNJ

A Shock'ing' Change

All 4 actually. At 50-60k miles they seemed soft to me. By 70k miles I thought it was time. The dealer wanted $1600 for the MB shocks installed. Euro-Tire in Fairfield installed Bilstein Comfort...
09-23-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,974
Posted By DavidNJ

The latest 5 series is nicer than the earlier one...

The latest 5 series is nicer than the earlier one of the same style. However, the Benz is nicer looking inside and out, ESPECIALLY with ventilated seats and optional leather.

However, MB no longer...
09-23-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By DavidNJ

Aren't the stock shocks also Bilsteins?

Aren't the stock shocks also Bilsteins?
09-23-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By DavidNJ

Not yet. However we have 60k miles, and one way...

Not yet. However we have 60k miles, and one way or another the shocks will have to be replaced shortly.
10-28-2006, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By DavidNJ

Not so said the frog. The information online...

Not so said the frog.

The information online and over the phone is skechy at best. For example, over the phone they offered an E815 (at an exorbinant $349) but it is not on their website. They...
10-27-2006, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By DavidNJ

So, based on that thread, the big question is: is...

So, based on that thread, the big question is: is the E815 compatible with V710 cradle?
10-27-2006, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By DavidNJ

Is the E815 compatible with V710 cradle?

Is the E815 compatible with V710 cradle?
Replies: 12
Views: 1,796
Posted By DavidNJ

With an emphasis on low noise and dry/wet...

With an emphasis on low noise and dry/wet traction, which tire do you prefer?

The Michelins may have one advantage for us...if we have a problem, we can use one of the old tires (1/2 worn) as a...
10-25-2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By DavidNJ

I don't think so. Wrong network (Cingular vs....

I don't think so. Wrong network (Cingular vs. Verizon) with the wrong technology (GSM vs CDMA). And it would have to be compatible with the V710/V600 cradle.

David
10-25-2006, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By DavidNJ

The E815 is an upgraded V710. Apparently the...

The E815 is an upgraded V710. Apparently the generic one is MB cradle compatible. Does it also provide the MB V710 integration?

My guess is Verizon's disabling of the V710's OBEX features caused...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,796
Posted By DavidNJ

Two years ago you recommended the than new...

Two years ago you recommended the than new Michelin PA2s over the then new Bridgestone LM25 and Dunlop M3. Their are no comparative tests on the Tire Rack site. Owner reviews seem to place both the...
10-25-2006, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By DavidNJ

Unfortunately, this is seeming to get worse not...

Unfortunately, this is seeming to get worse not better.

I checked eBay. Hundreds of V710s, but none for an MB.

Talked with AWS (wireless4MB.com). A V710 is $525. Unchanged since 2005. They are...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,796
Posted By DavidNJ

Snow Tires for an MY05 E320 CDI

16" wheels. It seems there are some new tires from Dunlop and maybe others.

Which is the best H/V or equivalent snow tire available? We had PA2s for the past two winters.

Thanks,

David
10-24-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By DavidNJ

Phone Stolen...Need Help

Our car had a Motorola V710 that was stolen. We still have the cradle.

Since the V710 is now an obsolete phone, what are our options?

1. We have a non-MB V710...by old phone. Can it be upgraded...
08-23-2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,930
Posted By DavidNJ

Ditto. Most options add NOTHING to resale....

Ditto. Most options add NOTHING to resale. Highest percentage resales would be be on a stripped black E350 with a sunroof. No nav, leather, metallic paint, ventilated seats, etc. And the dealers have...
08-22-2006, 11:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,930
Posted By DavidNJ

The seats only come with heaters, on the MB the...

The seats only come with heaters, on the MB the fans and the heaters can be on at the same time, the leather is much nicer, and the fans work very well. I can't see commuting in suit without them. In...
08-22-2006, 01:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,930
Posted By DavidNJ

This class of car should come with ventilated...

This class of car should come with ventilated seats standard, as does its Japanese (GS, M35/45, RL) and American (STS) competition. Additionally, the leather is MUCH nicer with the ventilated seats....
08-08-2006, 03:40 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,534
Posted By DavidNJ

Residuals are calculated from MSRP. Also note,...

Residuals are calculated from MSRP. Also note, options are worth very little on a trade. A $60k car with no options may be worth $33, the $60k car with $10k options may be worth $35. Ditto mileage,...
08-07-2006, 10:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,534
Posted By DavidNJ

34k for a 65k sticker is 52%, low for a luxury...

34k for a 65k sticker is 52%, low for a luxury car, where closer to 60% would be hoped for. However, MB has been hammered on reliablity, especially important in the used car market where your car...
07-03-2006, 01:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,285
Posted By DavidNJ

Just give them the reference at the top of this...

Just give them the reference at the top of this post. There have been numerous times I want my camera, or my wife's coat, or some shopping something or other after work, but don't want to leave it...
07-01-2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,285
Posted By DavidNJ

$450...but it works...should have been $50 IMHO

$450...but it works...should have been $50 IMHO
06-27-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,187
Posted By DavidNJ

Vinyl doesn't breath...but then does plastic...

Vinyl doesn't breath...but then does plastic coated leather breath?

For Arizona, and IMHO for New Jersey, a white car with a grey or beige interior, and ventilated seats is best for the summer.
06-26-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,187
Posted By DavidNJ

The vinyl is still the Duo option, which has...

The vinyl is still the Duo option, which has strip of leather down the center of the front seat.
06-26-2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,187
Posted By DavidNJ

While the doors have the leather insert, it...

While the doors have the leather insert, it actually takes away arm room. This was an issue for me. The desigino packages have an insert that bulges on the top like the standard leather, but is...
06-25-2006, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,187
Posted By DavidNJ

Because of the VAT.

Because of the VAT.
06-24-2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,187
Posted By DavidNJ

I find it amazing the MB charges the premium...

I find it amazing the MB charges the premium prices it does, yet confines leather to two strips down the front seats. The leather option is nicer. However, the better leathers are only on the...
06-23-2006, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By DavidNJ

You look at the whole curve and look at the...

You look at the whole curve and look at the peaks. Most people compare the peaks.

With a manual transmission, you lose 10-15%. With an auto, you lose more. 289hp peak through auto is probably at...
06-22-2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,285
Posted By DavidNJ

They disappeared just about the time we ordered...

They disappeared just about the time we ordered our car in June 2004. Maybe April or May production. Maybe a little earlier. Our July production car was one of the last with the old console and rest...
06-21-2006, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,285
Posted By DavidNJ

What most innocuous why to find out who the SPOM...

What most innocuous why to find out who the SPOM is and get their phone number?
06-21-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,285
Posted By DavidNJ

I want your help!!!

MB won't treat the valet lock retrofit as a warranty item. I've called to complain.

If you have a 2005 or 2006 model without the valet lock for the trunk, please call MB USA--1-800-FOR-MERCEDES...
06-20-2006, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,285
Posted By DavidNJ

The old one used to be a deadbolt in the lock....

The old one used to be a deadbolt in the lock. Turn the valet key (the silver thing in the black thing) and the trunk is locked. Ditto the glove box.

No idea how the new one works. Most...
06-20-2006, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,285
Posted By DavidNJ

$410 = 3.8 hours + $45 parts.

$410 = 3.8 hours + $45 parts.
06-19-2006, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By DavidNJ

Isn't that rather expensive?

Isn't that rather expensive?
06-18-2006, 04:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,345
Posted By DavidNJ

It does seem to be an MB practice to discourage...

It does seem to be an MB practice to discourage price shopping. Just another reason not to get an MB. Limited options, missing options, missing features are other reasons.

Millenium now offers VW...
06-17-2006, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,285
Posted By DavidNJ

How much is this for the dealer to...

How much is this for the dealer to install...labor and parts?
06-16-2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By DavidNJ

Than this is the wrong forum...

Than this is the wrong forum...
06-16-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By DavidNJ

About the same. It is not H-rating (Michelin AS2...

About the same. It is not H-rating (Michelin AS2 snow tires are H-rated and fine), it is the junk, trash, etc MXV4 tires which should never be used on anything faster than a UMOG.

We now have the...
06-15-2006, 10:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,499
Posted By DavidNJ

Try to improve your technique: ...

Try to improve your technique:

https://mbworld.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=39388&stc=1
06-15-2006, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By DavidNJ

I don't think you can order with snow tires. Many...

I don't think you can order with snow tires. Many of the places you would drive would really need snow tires. Any even a drive to Italy or Spain would require driving though areas that needed snow...
06-10-2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By DavidNJ

I think the E212 is introduced in '09 as a '10....

I think the E212 is introduced in '09 as a '10. Following MB recent intros, it would probably be available in early to mid '09.
06-03-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By DavidNJ

Apparently the ML and R are available with the...

Apparently the ML and R are available with the diesel. So that would be my first choice. In my opinion, diesels are much better than gas engines for daily driving. And either with a diesel will beat...
06-01-2006, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,600
Posted By DavidNJ

You have to think of the CLS as a 2-door. My...

You have to think of the CLS as a 2-door. My biggest issue with it is the limited rear seat room. If getting it, I would only get it with Parktronic. Then, I would only get any MB with Parktronic. :)
06-01-2006, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,911
Posted By DavidNJ

biofuels will be an interesting concept in the...

biofuels will be an interesting concept in the 23rd century. Since coal replaced wood, mined or pumped natural fuels have more affective.

I wouldn't say the MB diesel is a unique combination,...
05-31-2006, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 763
Posted By DavidNJ

I think the new E is either an '09 or early...

I think the new E is either an '09 or early introduction '10. I don't know if there is any Distronic improvements, however it is the time of product that there would be incremental improvements in...
05-29-2006, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,911
Posted By DavidNJ

Now there is person with impeccable engineering...

Now there is person with impeccable engineering credentials. I get all my technical info from him. A person without any other agendas clouding his judgment.
05-29-2006, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By DavidNJ

You didn't say how far out in the suburbs... ...

You didn't say how far out in the suburbs...

Let me add some issues, some of which have already been referenced. Unless you pay for contractors and delivery people to do everything, you will need...
05-28-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By DavidNJ

An R-class?

An R-class?
05-28-2006, 01:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,764
Posted By DavidNJ

Can I suggest a GT3? AutoCar First Drive...

Can I suggest a GT3?

AutoCar First Drive (http://www.autocar.co.uk/FirstDrive_Summary.asp?RT=219357)
05-27-2006, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By DavidNJ

Ditto. At the end of three years the difference...

Ditto. At the end of three years the difference is 6-12% of MSRP, more than any additional discount. After 4-5 years, the discounts for leftovers sometimes make sense. Sometimes.
05-27-2006, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By DavidNJ

Its clean enough and will pass. Does require low...

Its clean enough and will pass. Does require low sulphur, but isn't that required nationwide in a couple of months?
05-26-2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,764
Posted By DavidNJ

56,000 miles!!! We have 34,000 in about the same...

56,000 miles!!! We have 34,000 in about the same time and thought we driving a lot. Guess the 4 or so weeks it spent in the shop take away from the total.
05-25-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By DavidNJ

I'd get the Parktronic equipped car. In three...

I'd get the Parktronic equipped car. In three years you will never know you spent the extra $3k. In fact, you may find him more willing to deal on the more expensive, harder to sell, car.

That...
05-25-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,806
Posted By DavidNJ

I was using Falken ST115s in that size and they...

I was using Falken ST115s in that size and they were wonderful. Excellent handling, smooth ride, quiet, and good in the rain. They are summer tires that require a winter snow tire.

Another tire,...
05-25-2006, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,840
Posted By DavidNJ

I wonder how much the swap costs. When we picked...

I wonder how much the swap costs. When we picked up ours, I was very concerned about which console we would get. At that time, no one had seen the roll-top console yet. When we dropped the car off...
04-10-2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,011
Posted By DavidNJ

Our issue is that we prefer the diesel, however...

Our issue is that we prefer the diesel, however we want it fully equiped. Our current car (see signature) has the options except the charcoal filter and heated steering wheel which were unavailable...
Forum: Classifieds
04-10-2006, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By DavidNJ

Just bumping. A lot of sets were sold (by Tire...

Just bumping. A lot of sets were sold (by Tire Rack). The wheels bend. If you bought them and have one, two, or more odd unbent ones...I'm interested.

Thanks,

David
04-10-2006, 12:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,011
Posted By DavidNJ

Some questions: Has the climate control been...

Some questions:

Has the climate control been upgraded to return an active charcoal filter?

Is the new intelligent headlight system included?

All though apparently not part of P1, are...
04-10-2006, 12:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,782
Posted By DavidNJ

I've been out of this forum too long. Is...

I've been out of this forum too long.

Is this an MB thing or aftermarket? The AWS site says they will contact me when the 'V60' Motorola kit (apparently the kit for all Motorola and Blackberry...
Forum: Classifieds
03-06-2006, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By DavidNJ

WTB: Carlsson Evo 1/6 Diamond Edition Wheels

For E211, either 1 or more 9x18 35mm offset

And/Or

2 or more 8x18 or 8.5x18 32-37mm offset

Not bent, will repair scatches.

Basically, I had 5 and 2 are bent beyond repair (need welding)....
01-19-2006, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By DavidNJ

With the 18--Falken ST115s on 9" rims--I've found...

With the 18--Falken ST115s on 9" rims--I've found mid 40's work best. Handles better. Rides better. And more resistant to potholes.

On the 16" wheels with PA2 snow tires, I find 40-42 cold at 50F...
07-29-2005, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
Posted By DavidNJ

I agree. The cheapening is unbelievable. I don't...

I agree. The cheapening is unbelievable. I don't think I would take a replacement for our early '05 CDI. We have drive dynamic seats, ventilated seats, accurate tire pressure monitors, rest on the...
07-29-2005, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By DavidNJ

We put Falken ST115 Summer Tires on our car...

We put Falken ST115 Summer Tires on our car (245/40-18). Excellent handling (Compared to Bridgestone S03 and RE050). At least as quiet as stock. And the ride on 18" wheels was not much different than...
07-17-2005, 12:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,307
Posted By DavidNJ

Let me answer that question. From the MBUSA web...

Let me answer that question. From the MBUSA web site...yes.

However, no more drive dynamic or multi contour seats or ventilated seats. Without those options, I would have bought another car...
07-17-2005, 12:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,307
Posted By DavidNJ

Is the diesel still going to be available in NJ?

Is the diesel still going to be available in NJ?
07-12-2005, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By DavidNJ

Now. The big thing is model year depreciation....

Now. The big thing is model year depreciation. You will basically get a 2 month free ride.

The only feature issue would be is you were waiting for the new appearance package which I believe...
06-26-2005, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,307
Posted By DavidNJ

Unless I am mistaken, the only efficency...

Unless I am mistaken, the only efficency advantage would be the elimination of the balance shaft, which requires torque to overcome its inertia.

Where the V-6, especially the odd angle V-6 loses...
06-25-2005, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By DavidNJ

Thought I would add some updates. First, I...

Thought I would add some updates.

First, I bought the tire pressure monitors for Tire Rack. $85 each if I recall. They screwed right in (I think a torx head is required). It takes a while for them...
06-25-2005, 10:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,307
Posted By DavidNJ

Smoothness: an I6 doesn't have vibrations that a...

Smoothness: an I6 doesn't have vibrations that a V6 has, gas or diesel. It is smoother. The E320CDI is on a par or better than our last 530i.

Torque: I can't imagine why an I6 would have more...
06-13-2005, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By DavidNJ

New Wheels

Actually, bought them a while ago, however they are finally on.
05-27-2005, 12:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,933
Posted By DavidNJ

Drive Dynamic seats are the only way to get a...

Drive Dynamic seats are the only way to get a decent lumbar adjustment. The drive dynamic part is rather silly IMHO. It is problem prone, with strange pulsing (see my posts).

It is strange, as the...
05-26-2005, 09:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,157
Posted By DavidNJ

Also think it is the S...due out this year. If it...

Also think it is the S...due out this year. If it was an E facelift, I don't think the E350 would have labeled an '06. The E is due for a major rework in '09, so an '07 revision would only be for 2...
05-25-2005, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By DavidNJ

Thanks!!! By the way, after we picked the...

Thanks!!!

By the way, after we picked the car up in Sindelfingen, a drove all over Stuttgart, to Zuffenhausen, Wuzburg, Nurnburg, Rothenburg, Hohenschwangau, Insbruck, Kitzbuhl, Salzburg...on the...
05-24-2005, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By DavidNJ

How Do You Set The Tire Pressure Sensor

Everyone says its in the manual. I must be very dumb because I've been through it three times can't find anything about setting it.

Help!

Thanks,

David
05-20-2005, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By DavidNJ

Those who are also having the problem: when was...

Those who are also having the problem: when was your car built?

Mine was completed the first week of August. The seats were probably built around the time of the strike.

Was you car built in...
05-12-2005, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,870
Posted By DavidNJ

Michelin PS2s

Napa Valley and Northern Ca has smooth enough roads. They are quiet. And handle well enough to be considered a top choice on the Corvette Z06 forum.
05-12-2005, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By DavidNJ

Ordered them from Luke...$85 each.

Ordered them from Luke...$85 each.
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By DavidNJ

Where Is The Best Place to Get Tire Pressure Sensors

The dealer quoted over $200 per sensor (the option was $400).

For a second set of wheels. Does the Tire Rack carry these?

Thanks,

David
05-11-2005, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By DavidNJ

Does Your Drive Dynamic Seat Poke You In The Back?

Every now and then, usually 3-5 times over a 10 minute period, the seat, usually the side bolsters, will sort of poke me in the side. Frequently when stopped at a light, however not always.

VERY...
05-11-2005, 11:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 587
Posted By DavidNJ

Interesting V710 Observation

We have the MB V710 (more or less permanently mounted in the car) and a my Verizon V710.

Our observation is that the Verizon phone didn't work in the MB. However, recently my phone had a dead...
05-11-2005, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By DavidNJ

Where Is The Best Place to Get Tire Pressure Sensors

The dealer just quoted me $225 per sensor!!! The whole option is only $400!

We were hoping for a second set of sensors for a set of summer wheels/tires.

Any suggestions where to get them at a...
03-27-2005, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By DavidNJ

Thanks for all you input. However, the trouble is...

Thanks for all you input. However, the trouble is that we are talking about constant power and about consumption rate, not air/fuel ratio.

First, a note on ratio. Reducing fuel flow (smaller jets)...
03-25-2005, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By DavidNJ

Warmer Weather, Higher Mileage?

Ok, is a little warmer...40s and 50s. Farenheit. And the car has around 9000 miles.

Mixed driving. Suburban commute. Two trips to the dreaded New York City. 572 miles 19.2 gallons of diesel. 29.8...
03-19-2005, 10:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,497
Posted By DavidNJ

And that is important for someone who drives...

And that is important for someone who drives 25-30k miles/year!

We would have done 7/100k on the old plan. Now we are trying to decide between the 5/100k and 6/100k plans.
03-16-2005, 12:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,497
Posted By DavidNJ

Thats how we feel. Screwed! I called the...

Thats how we feel. Screwed!

I called the dealer and MB, and still don't have a straight answer as to what is covered. MB is sending me a brochure. They wanted to charge me 75 for it plus $5...
03-14-2005, 09:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,497
Posted By DavidNJ

We will call MB tomorrow. Our problems have been...

We will call MB tomorrow. Our problems have been related to the SRS (turning off the passenger airbags), the drive dynamic seat (turning off until the car is rebooted), and Parktronic (staying on and...
03-14-2005, 06:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,497
Posted By DavidNJ

Many people here will tell you the W211s don't...

Many people here will tell you the W211s don't meet that criteria. Mine has probably spent two weeks in the shop so far...in just 4 month since we picked it up.
03-14-2005, 04:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,497
Posted By DavidNJ

MB Changed the Extended Warranty

So I agreed with the dealer on the extended warranty. He goes to enter it in the computer and it is gone! That is, the code is code. Some other code showing $4200 is there (double the price).

It...
03-14-2005, 04:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 574
Posted By DavidNJ

MB Changed the Extended Warranty

So I agreed with the dealer on the extended warranty. He goes to enter it in the computer and it is gone! That is, the code is code. Some other code showing $4200 is there (double the price).

It...
03-05-2005, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By DavidNJ

Yes, it doesn't work.

Yes, it doesn't work.
03-04-2005, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By DavidNJ

Yes, I just thought the MB V710 may not have had...

Yes, I just thought the MB V710 may not have had everything disabled.

David
03-02-2005, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By DavidNJ

How did you find out my job! :)

How did you find out my job! :)
03-02-2005, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By DavidNJ

And that is the MB V710?

And that is the MB V710?
03-02-2005, 02:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,992
Posted By DavidNJ

Cities, especially cities like NY, are relics...

Cities, especially cities like NY, are relics from an earlier time before cars. You would never build one now.

More contemporary cities are more disbursed and more sensitive to the quality of...
03-02-2005, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By DavidNJ

The transflash card is small, fragile, not...

The transflash card is small, fragile, not designed for handling, and needs to be put in an SD holder to read in a PC.

All of the non-Verizon phones connect to mobile phone tools, some via...
03-02-2005, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By DavidNJ

Does anyone have the MB V710?

If so, does it have the same features disabled as the version purchased from Verizon?

For example, can you download pictures with the mobilePhone computer interface?

Thanks,

David
02-24-2005, 02:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,982
Posted By DavidNJ

I'm a little late here, however MB depreciation...

I'm a little late here, however MB depreciation is the same as everyone else: 20-25% of the market value per year. So low 40s is probably about right...at least wholesale. I think you will find all...
01-22-2005, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,523
Posted By DavidNJ

M5 is an interesting engine. The interior is...

M5 is an interesting engine. The interior is dime-store. And is lugging around 4000#. On run-flats. I would rather get a 997 if I wanted a sports car and an E350 or so for a 4-door sedan.

I don't...
01-22-2005, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,989
Posted By DavidNJ

How much is a V60i?

How much is a V60i?
01-22-2005, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,523
Posted By DavidNJ

It is supposed to be a 4-door 'coupe' version of...

It is supposed to be a 4-door 'coupe' version of the E-class. Like the CLK is a coupe of the C-class and the CL is a coupe version of the S-class.
01-21-2005, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,989
Posted By DavidNJ

I don't think the software is different. At most,...

I don't think the software is different. At most, a soft configurable parameter. The questions is what parameter and how do you set it.

There are people making kits to attach other phone to MB...
01-21-2005, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,989
Posted By DavidNJ

The MB cradle has a pin. The V710 has a plug in...

The MB cradle has a pin. The V710 has a plug in the back. When the plug is removed that pin is revealed.

And as you said, it didn't work. However, I don't believe the programming is different. I...
01-20-2005, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,989
Posted By DavidNJ

And the V600 didn't work? I can't believe...

And the V600 didn't work?

I can't believe Motorola agreed to custom software when they can't get the regular software to work.

David
01-20-2005, 12:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,685
Posted By DavidNJ

Have them. Very functional. Better implementation...

Have them. Very functional. Better implementation than BMW. I think they are a little firmer and a little narrower than the non-fold down seats though.

David

P.S.
We order this on every car we...
01-20-2005, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,989
Posted By DavidNJ

Have you actually tried a non-Mercedes branded...

Have you actually tried a non-Mercedes branded phone that failed to work?

The dealer says the cradles are the same. So I will try later this week. However, if someone else failed already, it would...
01-02-2005, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,947
Posted By DavidNJ

I would wait for the E350. The...

I would wait for the E350. The engine/transmission changes will be worth the extra $$$. And depreciation will be less since it is an '06, more than making up for the difference in discount.
01-02-2005, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By DavidNJ

I don't know about the UK, however in Germany the...

I don't know about the UK, however in Germany the E-klasser comes with a 90hp or 110hp 2.1L I4 an 177hp 2.7L I5, a 177hp or 204hp 3.2L I6, and a 260hp 4L V8. They are called the E200CDI, E220CDI,...
01-01-2005, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By DavidNJ

I believe the 280CDI is an I6...just a small...

I believe the 280CDI is an I6...just a small version of the 320CDI. the 270CDI is an I5.

The new V6 CDIs have newer turbo and injection technology. And electronics. They might not be as 'smooth',...
01-01-2005, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,775
Posted By DavidNJ

Possible, however on my commute, the cruise holds...

Possible, however on my commute, the cruise holds 34 miles/us gallon +/-.5mpg on the highway, and I can't equal it.

David
12-21-2004, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By DavidNJ

MB introduced the E320CDI to the US on a similar...

MB introduced the E320CDI to the US on a similar schedule...as an 05 model in April. This is the same schedule. It also reflects the end-of-production of the 320 motor.

There will also be a new...
12-14-2004, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By DavidNJ

MB picks tires on cost first, performance second....

MB picks tires on cost first, performance second. Ok, maybe equally.

The Goodyear is comparable to what the car would have in Europe. In Europe I've seen a lot of new E-classes with Michelin...
12-07-2004, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By DavidNJ

In another sidebar, a plurality of the editors...

In another sidebar, a plurality of the editors picked the E320CDI as their first choice for long-distance cruising. For 1-5 hours drives, it certainly seems to be a relaxing car to drive.

David
...
12-06-2004, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By DavidNJ

Congradulations!

Congradulations!
11-21-2004, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,501
Posted By DavidNJ

I couldn't find a listing of the Linguatronic...

I couldn't find a listing of the Linguatronic commands on line. Can one of you EU guys post it?

Thanks,

David
11-21-2004, 02:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,501
Posted By DavidNJ

It was installed by the service department...who...

It was installed by the service department...who didn't leave a manual.

A soft copy would be appreciated.

Thanks,

David
11-20-2004, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,806
Posted By DavidNJ

We haven't noticed anything, but we don't keep in...

We haven't noticed anything, but we don't keep in the garage (the garage is occupied, see the signature).

Even window open or in recirc mode, we haven't noticed anything but noise (a lot louder...
11-20-2004, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,501
Posted By DavidNJ

What exactly does voice response do?

On our BMW it had some phone and nav functions. The dealer forgot to install it originally and we just got it back today.

It has some radio and phone commands. Saying "navigation" brings up a...
11-18-2004, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,214
Posted By DavidNJ

Yes, a sensor failure could respond like a...

Yes, a sensor failure could respond like a triggered sensor. However, then all the yellow lights would be set in addition to the red lights. And with a 60% chance of being in only one quadrant, and...
11-18-2004, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,214
Posted By DavidNJ

Has Anyone Had This Parktronic Problem?

I was driving along and game to a light. As I slowed down the 4 red lights on each of the front and rear Parktronic displays came on and the buzzer went on continously. This continued several more...
11-18-2004, 02:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 803
Posted By DavidNJ

Mileage: E320CDI vs C320 Wagon

Driving a loaner now...day 2. That was long...picked it up on Wednesday, back for service the following Tuesday!

Anyway, driving on the same routes at the same time of day and in the same...
11-11-2004, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By DavidNJ

Twelve days in the VPC and all they apparently...

Twelve days in the VPC and all they apparently did is fix a flat tire! Today the SRS fault message came on and the front passenger airbag was disabled. And of course, the driver's seat pneumatic...
11-11-2004, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By DavidNJ

I would wait until the new engines are out.

I would wait until the new engines are out.
11-11-2004, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By DavidNJ

The real cost of ED is the time without the car....

The real cost of ED is the time without the car. This car costs roughly $800/mo to own (capital and depreciation costs). The extra month was not free. And that doesn't count my new job chaueffering...
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