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07-07-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,442
Posted By Kieffer

2011 E350 Bluetec Voltage / Interior a/c Fan Problem

I have a 2011 E350 Bluetec. I took it in for service because, when the interior was hot, the a/c would come on full-force, then instantly die down to almost nothing. Even trying to over-ride this...
10-11-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By Kieffer

End of 2-Year Lease - Should I Do Service B?

My lease ends early next month. I timed it out and the lease ends on EXACTLY the day the Service B indicator will say that Service B is due. Has anyone had any experience in just turning that...
09-09-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By Kieffer

I agree with Steely Dan and Metallica DVDs...

I agree with Steely Dan and Metallica DVDs mentioned above. I haven't heard NIN's With Teeth DVD. When I got the car, I went on Ebay and bought a few of them. The one that consistently blows me...
09-09-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,182
Posted By Kieffer

If it's not the solution, you may have the weird...

If it's not the solution, you may have the weird window-glass / door frame rattle I had almost one year ago. It drove me insane and got louder as it got colder outside. They ended up replacing the...
09-07-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,889
Posted By Kieffer

Excellent! Thanks for the report. Now I just...

Excellent! Thanks for the report. Now I just need to find someone to apply both layers, of this product as my lower back has about as much metal as our trunks have!
09-06-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,889
Posted By Kieffer

So how's the noise difference? Was it worth the...

So how's the noise difference? Was it worth the effort?
08-05-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By Kieffer

Thanks, theinmoe! I'd just figured it out as you...

Thanks, theinmoe! I'd just figured it out as you posted this. I guess one has to be smarter than the car.

For the others who are interested in what I'm trying to do, here's the thread:
...
08-05-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By Kieffer

Thanks for the help. Yes, pulling down on the...

Thanks for the help. Yes, pulling down on the knob got me to the next menu screen. The problem now is that I seem to only have 10 options on my entire menu, where it looks like others have three...
08-05-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By Kieffer

"Engineering Mode (1/2)" Assistance

I've never gone into the Engineering Mode before. Tonight, I went into it to enable the option of uploading MP3s to the HDD. I was able to enter the engineering mode menu, but it said "Engineering...
08-02-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,549
Posted By Kieffer

My guess is that they had both in mind when they...

My guess is that they had both in mind when they put that feature in our cars (yes, mine does it too), but they'll only admit making it easier for the driver to hear the parktronic beeping.
08-01-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By Kieffer

Is it possible to upgrade to the new 2010 iPod software / integration?

I test drove an E350 coupe this week. It had the iPod integration kid. I plugged in my iPhone to test it out and was amazed to see ALL the iPod information on the COMAND screen - playlists,...
07-27-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,644
Posted By Kieffer

Thanks for the information. I'm thinking that...

Thanks for the information. I'm thinking that the Dynamat approach along with new tires is definitely the way to go. I'll check these tires out online. I'd also come across some Kuhmo tires that...
07-27-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By Kieffer

Darth is lookin' good!

Darth is lookin' good!
07-26-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,769
Posted By Kieffer

I second aowhaus' thoughts. If I recall, he and...

I second aowhaus' thoughts. If I recall, he and I ordered our W204s from the same dealer at a time when there was a long ordering delay if you wanted leather. I was hesitant, after hearing from a...
07-25-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,644
Posted By Kieffer

I pulled up trunk floor cover - have not done...

I pulled up trunk floor cover - have not done that in almost two years of leasing it. I was stunned to see bare metal with no sound insulation! My '99 E-Class seemed to have styrofoam and other...
07-24-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,644
Posted By Kieffer

Thanks for all the advice. I think all try the...

Thanks for all the advice. I think all try the Dynamat solution first. I can't do tire rotations as I have the sport package, staggered wheel sizes, etc. I was just in our neighbor's new BMW 335d....
07-23-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,405
Posted By Kieffer

I'll get one at the end of the year - when my...

I'll get one at the end of the year - when my current lease is up. But only if they bring their currently ridiculous lease rates down.
07-23-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,644
Posted By Kieffer

Switching to a Quieter Tires?

I have an 08 C350 Sport with Michelin OEM tires. My only complaint about this car is the ROAD NOISE on the highway. On some surfaces, it's ridiculous - especially from the rear 40-series tires. ...
07-09-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,082
Posted By Kieffer

I think the crappy lease numbers might have...

I think the crappy lease numbers might have something to do with it as well. I suspect a lot of E's are leased. I was going to lease a loaded E350 coupe when my C350 lease is up in October. But...
05-30-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,296
Posted By Kieffer

My dealership said they are expecting them to be...

My dealership said they are expecting them to be here for test drives in mid-June. Here's hoping.
05-23-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,395
Posted By Kieffer

I went to Murray Motors' preview event across...

I went to Murray Motors' preview event across town (but get my serviced at Westminster - Tim Leuschner is the only service advisor I will use - he used to be with Murray). I fell in love with the...
02-22-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,854
Posted By Kieffer

Oh, +1, here. I plan on ordering one (if I...

Oh, +1, here. I plan on ordering one (if I cannot find exactly what I want). My lease is up November 12. If I can swing the payment, I will have one of these. I fell it love with it when I first...
01-18-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By Kieffer

That's what I thought. Selling a new one is more...

That's what I thought. Selling a new one is more important to the short-term bottom line. I've always heard that MB Financial gets such favorable lease terms by inflating residuals. I wonder if...
01-17-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By Kieffer

Lease End Options (thinking ahead)

I did a short-term lease with this car, finally recognizing the fact that it does not take long for me to get tired of a car. So I thought a 24 month lease would be perfect. It's then ironic that...
01-17-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,542
Posted By Kieffer

The iphone won't load contacts to the W204's...

The iphone won't load contacts to the W204's system, though it will load them on our 2007 ML's system (and our Jeep's navigation / bluetooth system). So I used the PCMCIA solution discussed above...
01-17-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,128
Posted By Kieffer

An attorney I worked for years ago had the best...

An attorney I worked for years ago had the best saying about insurance. That saying was, "Insurance is designed to be purchased, not used."
01-14-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,207
Posted By Kieffer

I have the Michelin tires, and my snow traction...

I have the Michelin tires, and my snow traction has been amazing for a RWD car. I recently found myself having to go up a snowpacked "Vail Pass" in the Colorado mountains last week. I was a bit...
01-14-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,933
Posted By Kieffer

It was free for me. I'd had the car 13 months...

It was free for me. I'd had the car 13 months when they performed the upgrade.

Check with another dealer. I know this procedure takes a long time to do. But I don't recall anyone on here...
01-08-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 24,654
Posted By Kieffer

Thanks for going to all this effort. This noise...

Thanks for going to all this effort. This noise drives me nuts when it happens - but it's sporadic in my car. At least now I know what to do!
12-29-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,708
Posted By Kieffer

That high-pitched noise will ruin your hearing...

That high-pitched noise will ruin your hearing every time!
12-29-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,708
Posted By Kieffer

And if you can't hear the difference between...

And if you can't hear the difference between DVD-A and even the best MP3, yes, you have hearing damage. The difference is incredible.
12-25-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,708
Posted By Kieffer

So that's the story behind it. I can't wait to...

So that's the story behind it. I can't wait to hear it, as I've never heard the SACD version.
12-25-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,708
Posted By Kieffer

I've gone on Ebay to acquire about 10 DVD-Audio...

I've gone on Ebay to acquire about 10 DVD-Audio recordings. I'm a bit of a classic-rock fan, so my purchases were focused on that category. But Ebay is one of the best ways to acquire them. Many...
12-14-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 33,493
Posted By Kieffer

+1 And it looks incredible. I think the...

+1

And it looks incredible. I think the W204 looks so good in red.
12-01-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,464
Posted By Kieffer

I had that exact rattle / buzz over the gauges...

I had that exact rattle / buzz over the gauges when the car was new. They put double-sided felt on the inside of that panel, and it's never made a noise again. Good luck!
11-27-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,933
Posted By Kieffer

Well now that my fantastic service advisor is...

Well now that my fantastic service advisor is back to work, I have the correct update and the audio fadeout option - which works SO well.

They did have some confusion with my car, as it's an early...
11-19-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,194
Posted By Kieffer

While I was waiting to pick up my car on Friday,...

While I was waiting to pick up my car on Friday, I was talking to a woman who had her C300 4Matic in for the same thing. They had to replace something in both front struts to cure the "ping" noise. ...
11-18-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,933
Posted By Kieffer

I would bet that is exactly what happened. Let...

I would bet that is exactly what happened. Let them know you want the COMAND update - the entire update, not just a part of it (like what just happened to me when they only updated the audio...
11-16-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By Kieffer

Same here. I've never had a problem when I...

Same here. I've never had a problem when I turned in a car that I'd tinted. In fact, it's never been mentioned.
11-16-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5,531
Views: 2,843,555
Posted By Kieffer

Ditto - and doing my part!

Ditto - and doing my part!
11-15-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,933
Posted By Kieffer

Thanks for the info, Uga Uga. No, I don't have...

Thanks for the info, Uga Uga. No, I don't have that option. My service ticket said "Updated Audio Software for Fadeout Option." I asked that they update the entire COMAND software. I'll wait...
11-15-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,534
Posted By Kieffer

I picked up the C-Class last night. The fix...

I picked up the C-Class last night. The fix appeared to work. When I picked it up, it was about 32 degrees, so it would have been prime window- / door-rattle time. I looked at the warranty bill to...
11-14-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,933
Posted By Kieffer

I had my dealer do the COMAND update while I had...

I had my dealer do the COMAND update while I had the car in for service A. I picked up the car, the paperwork shows that they performed the update, but I don't have the audio fadeout (the only...
11-12-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,534
Posted By Kieffer

My Door Rattles, Part II

Previously, I had started a thread about these mysterious door rattles that had started on all four doors after almost one year of ownership. The dealer had tried various things with no luck, and...
11-10-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,778
Posted By Kieffer

I did this through Outlook and just copied all...

I did this through Outlook and just copied all the vcards to the memory card. It copied them all to the car's address book in about a half a second! Somewhere on here, there's a thread that gives...
11-01-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5,531
Views: 2,843,555
Posted By Kieffer

OK - after a year, I'm long overdue for posting a...

OK - after a year, I'm long overdue for posting a photo of my C350.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/2993241537_c2579dc5e8_b.jpg
11-01-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,780
Posted By Kieffer

Thanks. Hopefully they can insulate it with...

Thanks. Hopefully they can insulate it with something. I bit you're right - there is probably an adhesive in there that has failed. I take it in for Service A on the 11th. I'll post an update...
11-01-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,780
Posted By Kieffer

I tried a silicone lubricant on the seals. No...

I tried a silicone lubricant on the seals. No change. So, I spent an hour or more putting felt in various places, then driving around to see if the felt has put enough pressure on something to stop...
10-31-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,780
Posted By Kieffer

Now that's a new idea. I'll go buy some tomorrow...

Now that's a new idea. I'll go buy some tomorrow and see what happens. It does make a lot of sense. Thank you for the suggestion.
10-31-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,780
Posted By Kieffer

Door Rattles

I have my first real problem - right at my one-year anniversary. Timing is everything, I guess. I thought my door panels were "creaking" ever so slightly. It was driving me insane, as I can't...
10-22-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,608
Posted By Kieffer

My service adviser just e-mailed me. There is a...

My service adviser just e-mailed me. There is a new COMAND update for the US that is supposed to add the "audio fadeout" option to the 2008s that don't have it. I'll get it done when I have my...
10-16-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,933
Posted By Kieffer

My update was the full update that updates all...

My update was the full update that updates all the COMAND software as well as the navigation maps. I'll look through some of the other menus and see if I find this - this has been my only real...
10-16-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,933
Posted By Kieffer

I just looked at the Navteq.com site. It says...

I just looked at the Navteq.com site. It says that its version was released in March 2008. I purchased mine just a few months ago and it looks nothing like what they have pictured. Mine seems very...
10-16-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,933
Posted By Kieffer

Mine was built in October 2007. I just purchased...

Mine was built in October 2007. I just purchased the latest update from MBUSA, which was a couple of months ago. The disc says:

COMAND
North America
MY08-MY09 C Class, Version 2008
Copyright...
10-16-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,933
Posted By Kieffer

I updated my navigation data, but haven't seen...

I updated my navigation data, but haven't seen this new menu item. Can you tell me where you found it? Lack of an audio fadeout for the radio when the nav voice makes announcements has driven me...
10-07-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,764
Posted By Kieffer

+1 I saw that same photo and thought, "I'd...

+1

I saw that same photo and thought, "I'd pay money to change that damn brown color." Right not, I keep my MM display on the night setting - it just looks better to me. But not as good as...
08-23-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,738
Posted By Kieffer

I just noticed that it is being sold with a...

I just noticed that it is being sold with a "salvage title." If so, it's been totaled by the insurance company. So $15K - $20K might be a very conservative estimate of the damage. Even if you did...
07-14-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 598
Posted By Kieffer

OT: Saw a GLK Prototype / Test Vehicle in Denver Today

I was driving to work when I saw, coming the other way on South Colorado Blvd. in Denver, a silver GLK test mule. I was able to turn around in time to catch up to it and see it pull into the Murray...
07-07-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By Kieffer

Too funny - good observation!

Too funny - good observation!
07-06-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By Kieffer

C350's Recent Highway Mileage

My C350 took its first road trip in a while - from Denver to Western Kansas. I thought the computer's mileage might be off when it read 29.1mpg. To my surprise, averaging both fill ups, I...
06-10-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By Kieffer

That was too funny!

That was too funny!
06-08-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,842
Posted By Kieffer

I just read most of this thread and I thought I...

I just read most of this thread and I thought I would add something based on some of the responses.

I have participated in this for a couple of years now (I think it's been that long). This...
06-07-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,357
Posted By Kieffer

We've had to do this reset on every Benz we've...

We've had to do this reset on every Benz we've owned (ironically, except for the C350). It's just a quirk you have to live with, I think. The reset procedure works really well.
06-05-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,273
Posted By Kieffer

I'm not sure how you determine this. Don't...

I'm not sure how you determine this.

Don't get me wrong - the inflection is still there. It just doesn't seem as exaggerated as before. Before, it was almost comical. I wondered who on earth...
06-05-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,273
Posted By Kieffer

Now that I've had the updated nav software, I...

Now that I've had the updated nav software, I have noticed one very subtle difference. My C350 was produced in October 2007. The navigation voice had these horrible inflections on certain words -...
06-04-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,638
Posted By Kieffer

On mine, it wasn't a "smidge" of a difference. ...

On mine, it wasn't a "smidge" of a difference. The ipod was barely audible unless I cranked the system up to what would normally be an amp-clipping volume level. That, of course, created all kinds...
06-04-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,638
Posted By Kieffer

I said exactly what you did, but I added one...

I said exactly what you did, but I added one thing. I also said that you have to crank up the system volume so high when it's on AUX that, if a call comes in or if I change audio sources, it scares...
06-01-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,273
Posted By Kieffer

The DVD case has two part numbers, one on top of...

The DVD case has two part numbers, one on top of the other. Here is how they are printed on both the case and the DVD itself:

BQ 6 46 0238
A204 827 37 59

Version 2008
Compatible with:...
06-01-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,638
Posted By Kieffer

I was afraid of that. Hopefully the amp will...

I was afraid of that. Hopefully the amp will work for the AUX input as well. Keep us updated.

Since you are in the UK, I just have to mention this. I saw my first Jaguar XF last night. As a...
06-01-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,638
Posted By Kieffer

You might see if this site is any help. We used...

You might see if this site is any help. We used it on our ML320 CDI to get the AUX (no ipod kit, just the AUX input) volume up - it worked well. I don't know if the C-Class has the same kind of...
06-01-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,638
Posted By Kieffer

It's an internal part. I snagged this photo off...

It's an internal part. I snagged this photo off another website.

http://www.mercupgrades.com/pictures/ipod/ipod_lineamp_576.jpg
05-31-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,638
Posted By Kieffer

Hijack away - I had quickpark installed before I...

Hijack away - I had quickpark installed before I took delivery of the car in November. It was the first one my dealer had done on the W204. I'll send you a photo. There is no visual indicator in...
05-31-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,638
Posted By Kieffer

I was plugging the ipod into the connector on the...

I was plugging the ipod into the connector on the bottom, as I have the ipod integration kit. What's happened is that MB has had a slew of complaints about both sound quality and lack of volume from...
05-30-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,273
Posted By Kieffer

The only thing I noticed was that the navigation...

The only thing I noticed was that the navigation system now knows that there is a "new" freeway exit near my home. If I notice more than just updated map data, I'll definitely post my discoveries...
05-30-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,638
Posted By Kieffer

iPod Amp - Outstanding

I just got it - and under warranty! Not only is the volume better, but the sound quality is outstanding compared to what it was before the inline amp installation. I never used the iPod integration...
05-30-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,273
Posted By Kieffer

Your dealer is a moron. I have the DVD right...

Your dealer is a moron. I have the DVD right here - with that part number.
05-30-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,273
Posted By Kieffer

Nav Disc on Ebay Soon

I'm getting the navigation update DVD today. Look for it on Ebay soon - hoping to get some of my costs back. And I'm very anxious to have my freeway exit (which has been open for 2 years!) on my...
05-25-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Kieffer

According to my service adviser, there is no way...

According to my service adviser, there is no way to do this. He said that there have been a lot of complaints about this. I usually mute the driving instructions anyway, as the constant prompting...
05-14-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,233
Posted By Kieffer

Didn't MB just do an "Edition 10" of the ML to...

Didn't MB just do an "Edition 10" of the ML to commemorate its 10th anniversary? You obviously can't tell from the microscopic photos, but it made me wonder if the dealership hadn't stuck a couple...
05-13-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,223
Posted By Kieffer

So, was the computer accurate regarding "miles to...

So, was the computer accurate regarding "miles to empty?" I'm a bit distrustful of those things, so I'm curious if you checked the estimated miles to empty. Thanks.
04-26-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By Kieffer

I really hope they bring this over. My C350...

I really hope they bring this over. My C350 lease is up in 20 months and I'd put down a deposit now. It's exactly what I need, having only one child - a 70 pound German Shepherd who is forbidden to...
04-20-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,792
Posted By Kieffer

Factoring in Audi reliability (hopefully it has...

Factoring in Audi reliability (hopefully it has improved in the newest A4 and the A5) and dealer service horror stories from friends who own Audis (in Colorado, every third car seems to be a...
04-07-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,676
Posted By Kieffer

I have it after the car has sat in the sun for a...

I have it after the car has sat in the sun for a while. It goes away after about five minutes - otherwise, it would drive me crazy.
03-16-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By Kieffer

Quieter Tires

My 350 sport has the 17" wheels and Michelin tires. My one complaint about this car is how noisy the tires are at highway speeds on most types of pavement. Has anyone here changed tires to reduce...
03-09-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By Kieffer

Love my 08, but have to agree - custom build an...

Love my 08, but have to agree - custom build an 09. More and better options are rumored to be available.
03-09-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By Kieffer

4 months, 2500 miles, no rattles, ZERO problems. ...

4 months, 2500 miles, no rattles, ZERO problems. Definitely take it back and make them fix everything. I have the pano roof as well. Even on single-digit days, I've heard nothing from that roof. ...
03-08-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,937
Posted By Kieffer

Nice! If the W204 estate was over here in the...

Nice! If the W204 estate was over here in the US, I'd have it right now instead of the sedan.

Your 3-series front-end looks great!!!

Congratulations.
03-08-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By Kieffer

Nice - looks very sinister!

Nice - looks very sinister!
03-02-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,034
Posted By Kieffer

I'm not a big one for mods, but I'll be the first...

I'm not a big one for mods, but I'll be the first to admit that this grill is HOT. Thanks for posting the pics.
02-21-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,168
Posted By Kieffer

I leased my car, so I'm not too concerned about...

I leased my car, so I'm not too concerned about the interval. But for those who own their cars, do you plan on following this interval? Our ML320CDI is 10K, but we still change it at 5K - as the...
02-19-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By Kieffer

I hope there is. Our ML bring up the display...

I hope there is. Our ML bring up the display that was up when the vehicle was shut off (only a couple of displays are shut out - like water temp). I, too, would love to figure this out. I wonder...
02-05-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By Kieffer

We had the exact same thing happen in our ML. ...

We had the exact same thing happen in our ML. They replaced the interior door's faux aluminum trim strip under warranty. I have a really good dealer, too. The service adviser did kind of hint to...
02-05-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By Kieffer

The great thing about having access to the TSBs...

The great thing about having access to the TSBs is that these documents tell the service adviser what "key complaints" the customer has to say in order for the repair to be made. Complaining of the...
01-12-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,644
Posted By Kieffer

Ken: It sounds like you may be Toyota's...

Ken:

It sounds like you may be Toyota's worst nightmare! If you get a chance, tell us why you decided to leave Lexus and go for a Mercedes.

We looked at an IS when the current model was...
01-10-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,774
Posted By Kieffer

Before I ordered my car, I was hell-bent on...

Before I ordered my car, I was hell-bent on avoiding the MB Tex. After looking at a black tex interior and realizing that I wouldn't have to obsess over conditioning the leather (I live in a DRY...
01-02-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By Kieffer

Thanks for the reply re: your photography...

Thanks for the reply re: your photography equipment. I figured you had something decent to get those shots at night! And watch out for those Martians... they probably still have their eyes on your...
12-31-2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By Kieffer

Hey - there's a UFO in that last black & white...

Hey - there's a UFO in that last black & white photo! :) Just kidding...

Assuming you have a digital camera, what camera do you have?
12-28-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Kieffer

According to an article in the Wall Street...

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal online today (Digital Devices Hit the Road: Auto Makers Are Set To Showcase Products At Electronics Show By SHIRA OVIDE, TERRY KOSDROSKY and JEFF...
12-27-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Kieffer

Look at this post: ...

Look at this post:

https://mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2366893#post2366893
12-27-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By Kieffer

As a side note, it was great to hear a journalist...

As a side note, it was great to hear a journalist acknowledge that there's more to a car's desirability than its track time (or the fact that is has a propeller on its hood).
12-27-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By Kieffer

Hooray for Jeremy Clarkson for saying that, in...

Hooray for Jeremy Clarkson for saying that, in the end, he'd buy the C63! Thank you for posting those links.

And as a side note, what's up with the "Hamster?" He's starting to look like an...
12-26-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Kieffer

Mine just connects out, does not give me any...

Mine just connects out, does not give me any options, and then downloads the address. At that time, the screen gives me the option to accept or reject it. I don't get the typical "do you want...
12-26-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Kieffer

I wonder if there isn't an e-mail address...

I wonder if there isn't an e-mail address properly tied to your Tele-Aid account. Something is not right - mine dials out and automatically downloads the address(es).
12-26-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By Kieffer

If you sign up for the "owners online" service at...

If you sign up for the "owners online" service at MBUSA.com, they now have a PDF download of the C-Class owners manual.
12-23-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By Kieffer

Maybe your should see the bright side to this -...

Maybe your should see the bright side to this - it might be a great way to get tailgating drivers to back off, especially if they are in convertibles!

This made me remember a 1999 BMW 750iL I had...
12-22-2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Kieffer

I'm not 100% sure, but I think the...

I'm not 100% sure, but I think the address-sending from google or yahoo is free. It doesn't require any human involvement other than the driver hitting the info button. Then it dials out and...
12-21-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By Kieffer

Thanks!!! Mercedes' internet marketing arm...

Thanks!!! Mercedes' internet marketing arm should give you a LOT of free movie tickets for correcting what they should have done.

Thanks again.
12-21-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By Kieffer

I gave up when the website failed. Ugggh.

I gave up when the website failed. Ugggh.
12-21-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Kieffer

I remember them trying to sell me an extra...

I remember them trying to sell me an extra package when I activated my Tele-Aid. At the time, I thought it wasn't worth paying for traffic updates, etc. Yesterday, I spent an hour STUCK in our of...
12-21-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,191
Posted By Kieffer

I had the same problem. I cured it to some...

I had the same problem. I cured it to some extent by using one of the iPod's EQ settings. For me, the "rock" EQ setting seemed to fill in the blanks - of course, everyone's ears are different, so...
12-19-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By Kieffer

I just got on Ebay. It looks like the MB dealer...

I just got on Ebay. It looks like the MB dealer in Colorado Springs bought every 2007 C280 4Matic they could find. And they're looking for really gullible people based on their "Buy it Now" prices!
12-19-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By Kieffer

Wow - I haven't seen a new W203 around here for...

Wow - I haven't seen a new W203 around here for months. They did those giveaway leases over the summer and then they were just gone. If you liked that model, you could get an incredible deal. I...
12-19-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By Kieffer

For the October to October comparison, do you...

For the October to October comparison, do you really think there were THAT MANY leftover W203s sold in October 2007? You're going to have to show me and everyone else some proof of that assertion...
12-19-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By Kieffer

According to Benzinsider.com (and the Wall Street...

According to Benzinsider.com (and the Wall Street Journal online - at the end of this post), this is an unqualified hit:

In October 2007, Mercedes-Benz Cars achieved record sales of...
12-18-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,956
Posted By Kieffer

Exactly!!! Here's to our national debt.

Exactly!!! Here's to our national debt.
12-17-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,448
Posted By Kieffer

I hope it's just that photo (and maybe the white...

I hope it's just that photo (and maybe the white color). But from that photo, this is the ugliest MB ever. And GDawg220 hit it on the head - it looks like a Forester on bad steroids.
12-15-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,761
Posted By Kieffer

I agree. I, too, had this in a previous car. ...

I agree. I, too, had this in a previous car. Once I finally found the rattle / vibration, jamming some felt between the vibrating pieces solved it once and for all.
12-14-2007, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By Kieffer

You mean "S" isn't for "Snow"? ...

You mean "S" isn't for "Snow"? :D
12-13-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By Kieffer

I don't think you'll be disappointed, Krytech. I...

I don't think you'll be disappointed, Krytech. I don't have winter tires, and I feel pretty confident after today. With winter tires, you'll be in very good shape.
12-13-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By Kieffer

C350 (Non 4Matic) On Ice & Snow

Having had this car less than a month, the last thing I wanted to do was drive it on the ice and snow that has been accumulating in Colorado over the past week. I've been driving our diesel Jeep in...
12-12-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By Kieffer

Living in Colorado, where just about everyone...

Living in Colorado, where just about everyone seems to have an A4 Quattro, I have heard way too many reliability horror stories to even think about having an Audi in our garage.

A good friend...
12-12-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By Kieffer

Interesting... I guess we shouldn't be surprised...

Interesting... I guess we shouldn't be surprised about the budget restraints and how that impacted H/K's final product. Thanks for the info on Kal's posts - pretty interesting!
12-12-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,857
Posted By Kieffer

Is there any way that you can be there when they...

Is there any way that you can be there when they remove the bumper cover? The reason I ask is that, when my dealership removed my bumper cover, we were all surprised to find that the inside of the...
12-11-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By Kieffer

Good point. I will turn up bass until it...

Good point. I will turn up bass until it distorts, then turn it down just a couple notches. I don't like the "boom," but I like a lot of crisp bass. To each his own....
12-11-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By Kieffer

This thread made me wonder - is anyone else...

This thread made me wonder - is anyone else having to CRANK the bass to about +8 or +9 to make the multi-media sound-system sound really "full"? I've been listening to some DVD-Audio / DTS stuff and...
12-09-2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,857
Posted By Kieffer

They should paint the outer ring, as well -...

They should paint the outer ring, as well - that's really bad. My dealer painted mine.

When these are shipped, they come in plastic holder designed to be painted - outer ring and all. So your...
12-02-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,177
Posted By Kieffer

Thought about it - but the C63 will inevitably be...

Thought about it - but the C63 will inevitably be too rough riding for a daily driver. And with that statement, I have officially become my father! :)
12-01-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,177
Posted By Kieffer

It's funny, this is the first car I have owned in...

It's funny, this is the first car I have owned in this "entry level" class. Previously, I have had a BMW 750iL, a BMW 850i, a Mercedes E320, and a Jaguar XJR (the 2004 new platform - still a...
12-01-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,177
Posted By Kieffer

I never thought that, at 43, I'd feel like the...

I never thought that, at 43, I'd feel like the "old man" of the board! It sounds like the W204 is really helping Mercedes' goal of getting "younger" drivers into the fold.
11-29-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,996
Posted By Kieffer

Absolutely. There's a LOT to enjoy - in fact,...

Absolutely. There's a LOT to enjoy - in fact, I'm leaving work early to do just that!
11-29-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,996
Posted By Kieffer

That's what my service advisor said. He said to...

That's what my service advisor said. He said to expect a flash update in February / March 2008 that will both update the navigation system street data, as well as some "quirks." He said that the...
11-27-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,857
Posted By Kieffer

I don't blame you - I like your system, too! It...

I don't blame you - I like your system, too! It would be great to have a visual indicator. I do think your dealer should have been up front with you. But at least they did a great job with the...
11-27-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,857
Posted By Kieffer

Here you go. The front and back visual...

Here you go. The front and back visual indicators are identical on MB Parktronic systems - the back one may be a bit smaller, but they both look and function the same way.
11-27-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,857
Posted By Kieffer

That is NOT Parktronic. Look at the Parktronic...

That is NOT Parktronic. Look at the Parktronic visual system in any new MB and you'll see that neither the front nor the rear visual displays look anything like this. But, check out this Ebay ad...
11-26-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By Kieffer

I, too, noticed this. I usually keep it on the...

I, too, noticed this. I usually keep it on the setting to play the folder tracks at random, so it doesn't bother me as much. But it is irritating - especially if you are like me and you have 80...
11-26-2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,996
Posted By Kieffer

Sort of - If you are blasting your music, the nav...

Sort of - If you are blasting your music, the nav commands will come on at their own, independently set volume. That is how I noticed this. I had ripped almost my entire music collection to a DVD...
11-25-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,996
Posted By Kieffer

Wow - what an oversight. Considering that MB's...

Wow - what an oversight. Considering that MB's other systems do this, I hope there will be some kind of software update later on that takes care of the problem. I'm going to mention it when I take...
11-25-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,996
Posted By Kieffer

That gripes me. Even the antiquated nav system...

That gripes me. Even the antiquated nav system in our Jeep mutes the music so that you can hear the direction announcements. :mad:
11-25-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,996
Posted By Kieffer

Navigation Announcements Do Not Lower The Stereo's Volume

I'm wondering if my COMMAND system has an issue. When I'm playing an audio source, the navigation instructions just talk right over the music - the music does not fade out or diminish its volume in...
11-23-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,552
Posted By Kieffer

I sold my 2004 BMW Z4 3.0i. It was a great car,...

I sold my 2004 BMW Z4 3.0i. It was a great car, but I rarely drove it. I always wanted to try a convertible, and I really enjoyed this one. But I crave refinement in a car. The Z4 was loud,...
11-21-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,857
Posted By Kieffer

Do you really have "Parktronic," or did your...

Do you really have "Parktronic," or did your dealer install an aftermarket system?
11-20-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By Kieffer

I guess everyone's butts and ears are different! ...

I guess everyone's butts and ears are different! I tested the IS as well. I loved the features for the money, but the two models I drove (350 and 250AWD) both had quality issues - squeaks in the...
11-20-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By Kieffer

Unfortunately, thread hijackers are a pretty...

Unfortunately, thread hijackers are a pretty common thing on this forum. If that does not tick you off, the acerbic and unnecessary comments of our moderator will certainly do so. The "ignore...
11-19-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,857
Posted By Kieffer

Though the QP system plugs directly into the...

Though the QP system plugs directly into the wiring "hub" in the trunk, it does not do anything to the stereo volume. It has its own speaker that mounts under the back shelf - completely invisible. ...
11-18-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,857
Posted By Kieffer

Photo of Quick Park Sensors

I picked up my C350 on Friday. The day before, I insisted on "supervising" the installation of the Quick Park sensors. When they pulled the bumper cover off, we were all surprised to see that the...
11-17-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,223
Posted By Kieffer

My previous BMW Z4 was so low that even speed...

My previous BMW Z4 was so low that even speed bumps would scrape the bottom of the bumper / spoiler. The company that installed my clear bra put a super-thick plastic bra on the bottom 1" of so of...
11-14-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,274
Posted By Kieffer

Sirius is perpetually updating channels

Today, the Sirius unit in our ML kept interrupting the music and going into a screen that read, "updating channel list" or something similar to that. I went to Sirius and couldn't find anything...
11-13-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,298
Posted By Kieffer

On the C-Class models I tested, I found just the...

On the C-Class models I tested, I found just the opposite to be true. I guess everyone's butt is different. :)
11-10-2007, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By Kieffer

Thank you for posting those great photos. ...

Thank you for posting those great photos. Between those three vehicles, you cannot go wrong.

And yes, those Angel Eye headlights are amazing. I love seeing BMWs at dusk and dawn when the...
11-10-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,046
Posted By Kieffer

Good point - I hadn't caught that in the string...

Good point - I hadn't caught that in the string of posts.
11-10-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By Kieffer

If they do this to cover up scratches, then my...

If they do this to cover up scratches, then my guess is that they have this practice on all their non-metallic black cars, not just the W204. It would be worth checking out and would alleviate my...
11-10-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,046
Posted By Kieffer

I am a lawyer. You have no case against Mercedes...

I am a lawyer. You have no case against Mercedes / Daimler.

On the .001 percent chance that you would even get this case before a judge, you would likely be asked the following question: "Is...
11-09-2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By Kieffer

I'm supposed to have mine by next weekend. I...

I'm supposed to have mine by next weekend. I can't wait - even though there is a tunnel on my route home from work. :)
11-06-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 994
Posted By Kieffer

Aaah, good old cosmoline. I had a 92 BMW 850i...

Aaah, good old cosmoline. I had a 92 BMW 850i where the dealer didn't take the cosmoline off of the beautiful V12 engine. All that nice metal turned to dirty-looking gold. Hate that stuff.... ...
11-06-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,576
Posted By Kieffer

My Nokia allows you to do a separate profile /...

My Nokia allows you to do a separate profile / setup for "headset" mode, so you can set a different ring volume setting that will take place when you are in headset / bluetooth mode. See if your...
11-06-2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,576
Posted By Kieffer

I have that problem in our ML. I had to turn...

I have that problem in our ML. I had to turn down the ringing volume on the phone itself - that stopped the problem. Inconvenient when I need to turn the phone back up, but at least it stopped the...
11-05-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,048
Posted By Kieffer

It is a matter of bandwidth. The FCC has only...

It is a matter of bandwidth. The FCC has only given satellite radio a limited amount of bandwidth to broadcast all its stations. The signal is very compressed, so can sound "tinny" like a bad MP3. ...
11-05-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Kieffer

Until this week, I was going to go with...

Until this week, I was going to go with leasecompare.com. They had amazing rates. But the November MB deals beat them on a 36 month lease, and there was no comparison going for less than 36 months....
11-05-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Kieffer

The dealer and I have been exchanging e-mails. I...

The dealer and I have been exchanging e-mails. I started looking at a 27 month lease, thinking it would be good considering my 'need' to trade cars every couple of years. The payment didn't freak...
11-04-2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By Kieffer

Mine arrives in a couple of weeks. My dealer got...

Mine arrives in a couple of weeks. My dealer got the QuickPark system a few weeks ago and already painted the sensors. Do you have another dealer that could check availability for you?

Make...
11-03-2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,179
Posted By Kieffer

With synthetic oil, my understanding was that you...

With synthetic oil, my understanding was that you didn't have to worry about a lack of oil protection at a cold start. I'm gentle on the car for the first few minutes, then I just drive normally. I...
11-02-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Kieffer

Sorry - that was $5,000 drive-off, so including...

Sorry - that was $5,000 drive-off, so including first payment (but not factoring in tax on the first payment)
11-02-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Kieffer

That's without tax.

That's without tax.
11-02-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Kieffer

November Lease Rates (US)

As the arrival date gets closer, my dealer wants me to come in and talk lease deals. I had previously told my salesperson that I was probably going to go through leasecompare.com, which has shown...
10-30-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,534
Posted By Kieffer

I didn't think about that. The Z4 is a fairly...

I didn't think about that. The Z4 is a fairly basic car by today's standards - one of the many appealing things about it.

Maybe the fact that it spent so much time in the shop and, therefore,...
10-30-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,534
Posted By Kieffer

I have a perfect record, am in my 40s, and was...

I have a perfect record, am in my 40s, and was shocked to find out that my C350 will carry a premium higher than the 2004 BMW Z4 3.0i it replaced. A convertible sports car that had a sticker price...
10-30-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,132
Posted By Kieffer

To me, this new MBTex seems nothing like the old,...

To me, this new MBTex seems nothing like the old, plastic-looking stuff. I agree that some of their older, man-made leather looked nothing like leather. But this new stuff seems to be an entirely...
10-27-2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,924
Posted By Kieffer

Ooooh, that hurt. Is that all you've got? :)

Ooooh, that hurt. Is that all you've got? :)
10-27-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,924
Posted By Kieffer

I understand your point, but being unaware of the...

I understand your point, but being unaware of the disability, one would most logically assume that English was not his first language. And that would not be justification for this kind of behavior...
10-27-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,924
Posted By Kieffer

We have a new member who cannot accurately convey...

We have a new member who cannot accurately convey his English writing skills because of a disability. He is excited about his new Mercedes and wants to share his observations and his excitement with...
10-25-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,652
Posted By Kieffer

Mounted Fire Extinguisher? Wow!

Mounted Fire Extinguisher? Wow!
10-24-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,027
Posted By Kieffer

I'm leasing mine. I get new car fever every 2-3...

I'm leasing mine. I get new car fever every 2-3 years, so it's cheaper for me to lease.

I'm probably going to use leasecompare.com unless I can use their quote to get an equally good deal out of...
10-23-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,071
Posted By Kieffer

It's On It's Way!

My salesman just e-mailed me. I don't know if I received an earlier production slot or if he believes in the philosophy of "under-promise / over-deliver," but my C350 just set sail aboard the...
10-22-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,158
Posted By Kieffer

I'd like to add one more "con" to the above lists...

I'd like to add one more "con" to the above lists for the 335i:

Run Flat Tires

They are noisy, expensive and harsher riding than a typical tire. Being one who had a wheel failure at 85mph in...
10-21-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,449
Posted By Kieffer

I decided to do a little research. I found the...

I decided to do a little research. I found the following on www.brucegarrett.com/bruceblog (popped up in a Google search). I cannot test it out, as my car is not here yet, but maybe someone can...
10-20-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,349
Posted By Kieffer

Nice photo. Feel free to share if you have any...

Nice photo. Feel free to share if you have any more of those!
10-20-2007, 10:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,784
Posted By Kieffer

Excellent review, but for one thing - now I'm...

Excellent review, but for one thing - now I'm even more impatient to get my soon-to-be-built C350. Seriously, nice job!
10-20-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,449
Posted By Kieffer

REAL-WORLD PDA / Bluetooth Compatibility

I was hoping to wait until my car arrives to replace my aging PDA cell phone, but the PDA had different plans. I've read various posts about people having issues with their phone not pairing, or...
10-19-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By Kieffer

Thanks for attaching that TSB. It's always good...

Thanks for attaching that TSB. It's always good to have those!

Did you see Gordon Jones' signature? As my mother would say, "That man must have issues." :)
10-16-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,734
Posted By Kieffer

I don't have any experience with the MB 18" wheel...

I don't have any experience with the MB 18" wheel / tire combination for the W204, but I do have experience with the 3-series tires. The tires BMW uses are horribly loud - mostly because they are...
10-07-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,640
Posted By Kieffer

OK, it's official. Your car has made me feel...

OK, it's official. Your car has made me feel like a kid waiting for Christmas - like it's going to be forever before Santa Claus arrives!

Seriously, thanks for posting those photos. Your car...
10-07-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,152
Posted By Kieffer

Ditto! All our newer cars are black and all have...

Ditto! All our newer cars are black and all have clear bras installed. They are life savers if installed correctly.

Voice of experience here - unless you've seen your dealer's clear bra work...
10-07-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,665
Posted By Kieffer

I'm afraid that's just the way MB does Sirius on...

I'm afraid that's just the way MB does Sirius on all its models - I hate it on our W164 ML320CDI. My uncles hates it on his S-Class. I understand their rationale, but my musical tastes aren't...
10-04-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,404
Posted By Kieffer

A Luxury C-Class with Carlsson. Interesting. It...

A Luxury C-Class with Carlsson. Interesting. It actually looks really good. I love that Brabus-style front air dam with the quad fog lights.
10-03-2007, 10:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,161
Posted By Kieffer

You hit the nail on the head, Tex! Four degrees...

You hit the nail on the head, Tex! Four degrees and I never managed to take any kind of world geography. Yes, I saw "East London" just assumed that was the UK. I just checked Wikipedia and found...
10-02-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,161
Posted By Kieffer

Whoa! We might have a misunderstanding...

Whoa!

We might have a misunderstanding here. Based on what I've just read, Mercedes-Benz South Africa owns / controls the London plant that builds the C-Class. So, MBSA, according to the site...
10-01-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,820
Posted By Kieffer

Mike - What is "gay" about a mirror not tilting...

Mike - What is "gay" about a mirror not tilting when a car is in reverse?
09-30-2007, 11:50 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,532
Posted By Kieffer

MB-Jim is a long-time member with both a valid...

MB-Jim is a long-time member with both a valid issue and a serious concern. As a new member, I've noticed a definite trend, not just on this thread, but on other threads as well - it is as though...
09-30-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,926
Posted By Kieffer

Just one note to add to this - if you use iTunes,...

Just one note to add to this - if you use iTunes, even if you check the option to include CD Text, it rarely works. I, too, use Nero for this very reason and it's never let me down. All our cars...
09-30-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,820
Posted By Kieffer

If that occurred, and there was no seat memory...

If that occurred, and there was no seat memory for the driver's seat, then YES, this can be done. If anyone is interested, I will be glad to send you a link to another site that tells you what to...
09-30-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,926
Posted By Kieffer

If your home CDs are burned with "CD-Text"...

If your home CDs are burned with "CD-Text" checked on your burning software, does the C's system recognize that text?
09-29-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,820
Posted By Kieffer

The ML is the same way in the US market. MB...

The ML is the same way in the US market. MB deactivated the feature on the ML (and some S550s) in an effort to raise its JD Power quality survey. The idea was that a mirror motor that is used less...
09-29-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By Kieffer

My guess is that the exchange rate between the US...

My guess is that the exchange rate between the US Dollar and the Euro is mostly to blame - and the Euro hit an all-time high this past week, I believe. So they are trying to keep the price down as...
09-29-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,859
Posted By Kieffer

The one I test-drove had the panorama roof. The...

The one I test-drove had the panorama roof. The sun was beaming down on the car, so I pressed the button to close the shade. The shade hardly lets in any light. It's not like the mesh shade in a...
09-28-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By Kieffer

Google & Yahoo Maps Direct to our C-Class Nav Systems

This was recently posted on CNet.com (the article's photo showing how this works is attached below):

August 30, 2007 7:53 AM PDT
Google, Yahoo to direct your Mercedes
Posted by Candace Lombardi...
09-26-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,985
Posted By Kieffer

I went to my dealer's body shop and told the...

I went to my dealer's body shop and told the manager that I will cancel my order if this is how Quickpark will be installed on my upcoming car. I printed your photos for them to see. They said that...
09-26-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,985
Posted By Kieffer

Here's my question - WHY didn't they put the...

Here's my question - WHY didn't they put the sensors in the horizontal indentation immediately BELOW where they installed the sensors (the location shown in the brochure!)? That way they would've...
09-25-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,985
Posted By Kieffer

My dealer had a QuickPark package in stock when I...

My dealer had a QuickPark package in stock when I ordered my C350. I took a look at it. It's not the same as Parktronic. The sensors will not look like the almost-invisible ones on the new S-Class...
09-25-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,252
Posted By Kieffer

We have a 2007 ML320 CDI. It's amazing. We...

We have a 2007 ML320 CDI. It's amazing. We routinely get 22-24mpg IN TOWN! On the highway, we've had tank averages from 26.5 - 33mpg. One time, I filled up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I reset...
09-24-2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,381
Posted By Kieffer

That is tempting. I got $1,003 off my...

That is tempting.

I got $1,003 off my order, but it was only because the same dealer did the worst delivery possible on our 2007 ML320 CDI. The sales manager was amazed that I came back. But...
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