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06-11-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,027
Posted By chilledbenz

http://thumbnails34.imagebam.com/13612/1ac08c13611...

http://thumbnails34.imagebam.com/13612/1ac08c136114158.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/1ac08c136114158)

Don't worry..doesnt appear they are leaving the AMG model.
02-19-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,310
Posted By chilledbenz

Its not available because the BlueTec requires...

Its not available because the BlueTec requires run flat tires.
02-10-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,379
Posted By chilledbenz

You didn't mention your mileage at trade in on...

You didn't mention your mileage at trade in on the R, but it sounds like you got market value. Kelly Blue Book has dealer trade in value for an 08 with 40k miles at $27k.

On the other side, the...
02-07-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,724
Posted By chilledbenz

A lot of us just got the o.e.m. all weather mats...

A lot of us just got the o.e.m. all weather mats from MB. I had mine thrown in for free when I made my deal, so the price didn't bother me lol. Some others have gotten the WeatherTec mats, but I've...
02-07-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,912
Posted By chilledbenz

To be fair..heres the CLS63. The CLS and the E...

To be fair..heres the CLS63. The CLS and the E are two different cars with two different purposes that can't really be compared against each other.
...
02-05-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,494
Posted By chilledbenz

If they forgot to reset the service indicator you...

If they forgot to reset the service indicator you would have noticed sooner than this. It would have been flashing up warnings every time you started the car. Its possible that you have a faulty...
01-20-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,988
Posted By chilledbenz

I forgot to mention in my last post that you can...

I forgot to mention in my last post that you can get a leather wrapped dash in an E class. Its under a Exclusive Package (code P34)..although its unclear if this option is available in the States.
...
01-19-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,988
Posted By chilledbenz

Just something to think about...the 2011 Jeep...

Just something to think about...the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee just debuted...with a Mercedes Benz ML frame. The 2011 SLS....started life as a Dodge Viper. The Chrysler/MB split occurred in late...
01-19-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,988
Posted By chilledbenz

Well we are all entitled to our own opinions. ...

Well we are all entitled to our own opinions. I'll admit the C interior is quite bad, but the E isn't too far behind. I'm not sure if it had something to do with the Chrysler merger or what, but...
01-19-2011, 02:31 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,988
Posted By chilledbenz

It will almost certainly get a new dash sooner...

It will almost certainly get a new dash sooner rather than later. The 2012 C,ML,CLS and SLK receive new dash and button layouts. So, the E class can't be too far behind if they are going on four...
01-13-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,258
Posted By chilledbenz

For what its worth..my C Sport 4matic came with...

For what its worth..my C Sport 4matic came with staggered width rims from the factory. Even though if you read the website or the brochure, they explicitly say not to lol. My car wasn't a fluke...
12-31-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,123
Posted By chilledbenz

I happen to have a 07 brochure with prices, might...

I happen to have a 07 brochure with prices, might not help you all that much, but could give you an idea of the range.

R500 - $51,275
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel - $608
Keyless Go - $1,100
Ipod...
12-27-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,326
Posted By chilledbenz

Cut him some slack. In the grand scheme of...

Cut him some slack. In the grand scheme of things, the AMG package is somewhat of a deal. At $1,990 you get:

20' AMG wheels
AMG Front and Rear Bumpers
Aluminum Roof Rails
L.E.D. Running...
12-27-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,668
Posted By chilledbenz

As some of the other posters have already...

As some of the other posters have already mentioned, every dealership is different. You need to first contact the service director of your dealership, explain to him your concerns. If no action is...
12-25-2010, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,549
Posted By chilledbenz

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w204/380303-nic...

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w204/380303-nice-facelift-c-class.html
12-24-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,549
Posted By chilledbenz

http://thumbnails20.imagebam.com/11226/d4797d11225...

http://thumbnails20.imagebam.com/11226/d4797d112250322.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/d4797d112250322)

Interior looks like a huge upgrade...the exterior enhancements are few and far between.
12-08-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,309
Posted By chilledbenz

Congrats on the new R. That has to be a rare R...

Congrats on the new R. That has to be a rare R indeed. Almost certainly special ordered, as I've never seen an R without P1. Usually they are nearly fully loaded so the dealers have more room with...
12-05-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,231
Posted By chilledbenz

Tires have nothing to do with the quality of a...

Tires have nothing to do with the quality of a vehicle. O.E.M. tires are made so cheaply these days that any model or any brand of vehicle can be subject to a bad tire.
12-04-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,718
Posted By chilledbenz

https://mbworld.org/forums/maybach-w240/350678-201...

https://mbworld.org/forums/maybach-w240/350678-2011-maybach-57s-62-62s.html

Heres a link to my other thread with wallpaper pics.
12-04-2010, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,718
Posted By chilledbenz

Updated Maybach Website

http://www.maybachusa.com/index.php

The new 2011 Maybachs are up on the website now. Minor tweaks inside and out, to the novice Maybach fan, they may not even notice the changes. For me the...
12-04-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,569
Posted By chilledbenz

To my knowledge, none of the American made Benz's...

To my knowledge, none of the American made Benz's (R,ML,GL)have had alarms that chirp. The more recent German built cars (07+) seem to have different alarm systems and chirp when armed.
12-04-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,317
Posted By chilledbenz

I don't see why people are giving the original...

I don't see why people are giving the original poster such a hard time. The E class in standard trim is a well equipped car. To that point, if I were to order one I would go the same route as I see...
11-27-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,592
Posted By chilledbenz

The X3 grew in size because an X1 is on its way...

The X3 grew in size because an X1 is on its way soon.
11-26-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,261
Posted By chilledbenz

Ha ha I think somewhere between my previous post...

Ha ha I think somewhere between my previous post and the one above this, someone went back and deleted their message. From what I can gather from the previous posts quoted text, someone purchased an...
11-25-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,261
Posted By chilledbenz

You can't use the R class as an example for...

You can't use the R class as an example for anything remotely relating to depreciation. The R is sort of MB's sore eye, in that many of the vehicles had such a huge discount when new (MB had an...
11-23-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,261
Posted By chilledbenz

I myself haven't kept a MB for longer than 4...

I myself haven't kept a MB for longer than 4 years/50k miles for the simple fact that these things are expensive to fix! Yeah the old saying, if you can't afford it don't buy it applies, but I just...
11-23-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,740
Posted By chilledbenz

Ha Ha gotta love that he totally ignored the...

Ha Ha gotta love that he totally ignored the haters and didn't even respond to them...other than posting some pictures of one awesome ride!
11-12-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By chilledbenz

1. Leather is standard on the 550, MB-Tex isn't...

1. Leather is standard on the 550, MB-Tex isn't an option.

2. The wheel in the "Options" menu is the same wheel that is shown in the "Accessories" menu. Best bet is to check with your salesmen,...
11-10-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,897
Posted By chilledbenz

First thing to check is the second row climate...

First thing to check is the second row climate controls. Make sure its not just turned off. When the cars are plugged into the computer, it does a dynastic and turns off everything, radio, climate...
11-08-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,071
Posted By chilledbenz

$600 for the mirror..$200 for the homelink from...

$600 for the mirror..$200 for the homelink from MB service department. Better off using the garage door opener that came with your garage door. Maybe you can get lucky and find one at a junk yard...
11-07-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,071
Posted By chilledbenz

The Homelink system (part of the P1 package) is...

The Homelink system (part of the P1 package) is located under the review mirror. Its three rubber buttons. Its quite rare not to have the P1 package.
10-21-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,049
Posted By chilledbenz

No, this just covers what is in the A, B, C, ect....

No, this just covers what is in the A, B, C, ect. servicings. They are just making it more convenient for the customer by allowing them to pay up front and not have to worry about it later on. ...
10-21-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,577
Posted By chilledbenz

As previously stated, this thread is for those...

As previously stated, this thread is for those that can't, or just don't want to do the servicing for themselves. Yes you can save some money by doing the work yourself, but many of us just don't...
10-21-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,577
Posted By chilledbenz

I have gotten a coupon for 50% off service up to...

I have gotten a coupon for 50% off service up to $500 for the past two years, so I have saved half off my servicings on both my MB's for the last two years. The newest coupon is for $50 off service...
10-21-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By chilledbenz

Yeah Pre-Safe should be one of the selling points...

Yeah Pre-Safe should be one of the selling points on a Mercedes Benz, but I haven't heard much about it in the press. Even when the E class launched they publicized other features and never...
10-21-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,049
Posted By chilledbenz

Yeah I got 50% off my total bill up to $500 for...

Yeah I got 50% off my total bill up to $500 for the past two years. Right now the fall special is $50 off any service over $250. So as long as they keep offering discounts, it makes these Pre-Paid...
10-20-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By chilledbenz

The higher price of the E class can mostly be...

The higher price of the E class can mostly be attributed to the safety features. Pre-Safe, Integrated Restraint System, 11 air bags, safety systems always seem to add to the price.

As for build...
10-20-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,049
Posted By chilledbenz

*New* Star Pre-Paid Maintenance

MB rolled out four Star Service Pre-Paid Maintenance plans this week. The previous plan has been gone over on this board before and from what I can tell the general consensus is that its was a good...
10-20-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,577
Posted By chilledbenz

*New* Star Service Pre-Paid Maintenance

MB rolled out four Star Service Pre-Paid Maintenance plans this week. The previous plan has been gone over on this board before and from what I can tell the general consensus is that its was a good...
10-17-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,814
Posted By chilledbenz

https://mbworld.org/forums/r-class-w251/364246-saw...

https://mbworld.org/forums/r-class-w251/364246-saw-2011-r-class-dealership-today.html
10-05-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,874
Posted By chilledbenz

Just read a review of the all new redesigned X3. ...

Just read a review of the all new redesigned X3. Guess its grown in size and is now considered a mid-sized suv. It's actually about the same size as the original X5. It looks quite well, except...
10-05-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By chilledbenz

There are a couple of threads on this subject...

There are a couple of threads on this subject already, but the general consensus is that the prepaid maintenance is an over all good deal. There are factors to consider, which you have already hit...
09-28-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,484
Posted By chilledbenz

I believe it was Yahoo that ran a story a few...

I believe it was Yahoo that ran a story a few weeks ago about which brand of 2010 car was the most discounted. Benz was number one in the luxury segment, so thats good news to all those looking to...
09-23-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,977
Posted By chilledbenz

Last press release I saw had Dr. Z saying the new...

Last press release I saw had Dr. Z saying the new ground up R will be late 2012 early 2013. I think a lot of it will depend on how well this new refreshed model does. The R class was the first...
09-20-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,646
Posted By chilledbenz

I shouldn't have called you paranoid, it is your...

I shouldn't have called you paranoid, it is your car after all and you have the right to know whats going on with it. Guess I've just been spoiled with my dealership and the quality of service they...
09-18-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,646
Posted By chilledbenz

hyperion667 has some serious paranoia issues...

hyperion667 has some serious paranoia issues going on ha ha. Every new MB comes with a 4 year 50k mile warranty, if any part or parts should fail they will be replaced free of charge. So for those...
09-09-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,132
Posted By chilledbenz

Got my notice on this in the mail yesterday. ...

Got my notice on this in the mail yesterday. Nice of them to warrant something without the owner having to complain. I haven't heard of this problem showing up on this board, but I'm sure if they...
09-03-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,516
Posted By chilledbenz

Yes you mentioned it was a cross member, I think...

Yes you mentioned it was a cross member, I think that part might have gotten over looked. An item of that nature should have certainly tripped their "certification check lists". It would probably...
09-02-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,096
Posted By chilledbenz

Option packages differ from country to country. ...

Option packages differ from country to country. In the U.S. the P1 package consists of:

Airscarf
Command System with Hard Drive Navigation
HD Radio
iPod/Mp3 media interface
Sirius Radio...
08-28-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,516
Posted By chilledbenz

I was always under the impression that a car...

I was always under the impression that a car couldn't be certified if it were in any sort of accident. So, I looked up the certification process on Mercedes website. To be certified the vehicle in...
08-28-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,310
Posted By chilledbenz

I've seen this problem come up before on here,...

I've seen this problem come up before on here, might have actually been you in another post. At any rate its good to see someone was on the ball and attempted a fix, hopefully they work out for you....
08-27-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,114
Posted By chilledbenz

Makes sense to me, seeing how they only changed...

Makes sense to me, seeing how they only changed the tail lights, bumper, and exhaust ports..the sheet metal is all the same. Speaking of exhaust ports...you might run into some problems there,...
08-25-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,105
Posted By chilledbenz

Yeah...many users here..myself included..have had...

Yeah...many users here..myself included..have had one or both fog light lenses crack. It seems to be only happening to the Sport models and not the Luxury versions, so I would venture to say theres...
08-23-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,114
Posted By chilledbenz

I'm positive you could swap the tail lights with...

I'm positive you could swap the tail lights with no problem. The only thing that changed on the rear portion is the bumper and exhaust.

By the way...one of my complaints with my R class is how...
08-18-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,159
Posted By chilledbenz

Very cool info..I was not aware of a engineering...

Very cool info..I was not aware of a engineering menu for the sound system..only the one for the main computer. Thanks for the heads up.
08-17-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,159
Posted By chilledbenz

Are you sure the woofers are working in the rear...

Are you sure the woofers are working in the rear doors? The standard system has a woofer and a tweeter in the same housing in the rear doors. It could be the woofers aren't working and your just...
08-12-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 869
Posted By chilledbenz

Barolo Red has been dropped from the exterior...

Barolo Red has been dropped from the exterior paint options.

Appears Burl Walnut Trim will be the only wood trim option, replacing Birdseye Maple.
08-11-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 869
Posted By chilledbenz

Website/BYO Updated For 2011

http://thumbnails33.imagebam.com/9267/a00b8892666617.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/a00b8892666617)

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/class/class-R

At a quick glance:

Diamond White...
08-11-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,344
Posted By chilledbenz

Its like your number one. It covers 3 years or...

Its like your number one. It covers 3 years or 30,000 miles, which equates to the A, B and C services. The normal warranty covers everything else for 4 years or 50k miles. As I mentioned above,...
08-09-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,493
Posted By chilledbenz

Just an update on this specific car. This is one...

Just an update on this specific car. This is one in a limited run of only one hundred cars being billed as "Night Edition". The dealer says its limited edition, but they fail to tell you only one...
08-08-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,098
Posted By chilledbenz

If your car has either the P1 or P2 package, it...

If your car has either the P1 or P2 package, it will have an Ipod cable connected inside the glove box. It is only for use with Ipods and can't be used for anything else due to the connector.

If...
08-05-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By chilledbenz

There are quite a few 2010 R classes left on...

There are quite a few 2010 R classes left on lots, they just might not be in your area.
08-05-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,344
Posted By chilledbenz

Its probably actually more than that. I sat down...

Its probably actually more than that. I sat down and crunched some numbers with my dealership for the same maintenance and they were a hundred and some odd dollars more than the $769. In other...
08-04-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By chilledbenz

Just an update on my last post. The 3D effects...

Just an update on my last post. The 3D effects they are referring to are with the command system. Looking around on some of the other boards and found that theres an updated command system in the...
08-04-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By chilledbenz

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/innovation/future/r_...

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/innovation/future/r_class

Apon further reading..I have noticed they did some upgrades to the interior. Not very many, but there are some there, like the new gauges...
08-04-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,372
Posted By chilledbenz

Reminds me a bit too much of the Quartz...

Reminds me a bit too much of the Quartz Blue...once again if I'm spending the extra amount for a designo color, I'm going to get something that doesn't resemble any color on the stock pallet, but...
08-03-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,669
Posted By chilledbenz

I don't know the rotor size, but the brake sizes...

I don't know the rotor size, but the brake sizes are as follows.

R63 - Front = 15.4'' Internally Ventilated Rear = 14.4'' Internally Ventilated

R350 - Front = 13.0'' Internally Ventilated ...
07-30-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,325
Posted By chilledbenz

Something of note...yes the current X3 is old and...

Something of note...yes the current X3 is old and may be selling more because of that. 2010 X3's are being discounted to make room for the all new 2011 model, but they have also been discounted...
07-25-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By chilledbenz

2011 Hitting Dealers Soon (Pictures)

http://thumbnails5.imagebam.com/9004/ec813590037841.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ec813590037841) http://thumbnails27.imagebam.com/9004/ae7bc490037843.jpg...
07-24-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,965
Posted By chilledbenz

It doesn't get an AMG badge. The only part that...

It doesn't get an AMG badge. The only part that would show an AMG logo would be the stamped wheels.

http://thumbnails30.imagebam.com/8989/a24a0a89884342.jpg...
07-19-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,503
Posted By chilledbenz

http://thumbnails21.imagebam.com/8931/26914c893005...

http://thumbnails21.imagebam.com/8931/26914c89300514.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/26914c89300514)
http://thumbnails12.imagebam.com/8931/70ec5c89300907.jpg...
07-19-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,060
Posted By chilledbenz

The grill itself can't be stolen, its bolted to...

The grill itself can't be stolen, its bolted to the front with two bolts on top and snaps into the bumper. The actual chrome star on the front however can be popped out quite easily though.
07-19-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,785
Posted By chilledbenz

Only if it has the AMG Styling Package.

Only if it has the AMG Styling Package.
07-19-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,372
Posted By chilledbenz

Your right, the w212 doesn't come in barolo red...

Your right, the w212 doesn't come in barolo red as a standard option, but you most likely can special order it for less than the designo price. Someone here just got a cuprite brown w212, so they...
07-18-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,372
Posted By chilledbenz

Doesn't look different enough from the Barolo Red...

Doesn't look different enough from the Barolo Red to justify the huge price difference. Does it look better in person?
07-17-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,503
Posted By chilledbenz

There are sites out there where you can order the...

There are sites out there where you can order the star and you can even get them from the Mercedes parts department at your dealership....but they won't work. The underside of the hood is solid on...
07-15-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,060
Posted By chilledbenz

Its a C Luxury model in the picture he used.

Its a C Luxury model in the picture he used.
07-14-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By chilledbenz

2006-2010 R350 - 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6 - 268hp...

2006-2010 R350 - 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6 - 268hp 258lb Torque
2006-2007 R500 - 5.0L DOHC 24-Valve V8 - 302hp 339lb Torque
2007 R63 - 6.2L DOHC 24-Valve V8 - 503hp 465lb Torque

2010 R350 BlueTec...
07-14-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By chilledbenz

Yeah my bad, misstype on my part..should read...

Yeah my bad, misstype on my part..should read R500..I'll edit it. Also found that the 2007 R320 had 215hp and not 190hp.
07-13-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,785
Posted By chilledbenz

I've been through the 2011 specs and could only...

I've been through the 2011 specs and could only find one change from the 2010 model. Burl Walnut Wood trim is now standard and Brushed Aluminum trim is now an option. It was reversed for the 2010...
07-11-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,669
Posted By chilledbenz

The only R model to come with run flats is the...

The only R model to come with run flats is the BlueTec version, for the reason you mentioned above (to make room for the urea tank). The gas version of the R class still has normal tires with a...
07-04-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,135
Posted By chilledbenz

The second row console is available through the...

The second row console is available through the Mercedes Benz parts department. When I bought my R in 2008 they quoted me $400 for it, but I too have the 7 seat option and from my quick over view,...
07-04-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,373
Posted By chilledbenz

They used to cover 4 years 50k miles maintenance...

They used to cover 4 years 50k miles maintenance for free but stopped. As for the reason why they dropped it, or why they haven't offered it again is beyond anyone here. Most speculate its because...
07-03-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,176
Posted By chilledbenz

Yes, this was one of the deals that was left on...

Yes, this was one of the deals that was left on the table after they split. Jeep technically isn't using any MB parts, they are just using MB's specifications. I'm sure Benz had a lot to do with...
07-02-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,312
Posted By chilledbenz

#1. Don't accept the car. #2. Call the Canadian...

#1. Don't accept the car.
#2. Call the Canadian MB office to voice a complaint 1-800-387-0100

I'm not an expert on these matters, but wouldn't repainting the car then take it out of new car...
07-01-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,176
Posted By chilledbenz

True, but if I said ML architecture people would...

True, but if I said ML architecture people would have been dumbfounded lol. Its easier to just say frame and people will know what your talking about. Good catch though.:y
07-01-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By chilledbenz

When ordering Almond/Mocha interior on a Sport...

When ordering Almond/Mocha interior on a Sport model, you get the four spoke wheel and a leather shift knob. If your going by the build your own page on the Benz website, its not accurate (it shows...
06-30-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,743
Posted By chilledbenz

The 350 replacement is due sometime at the end of...

The 350 replacement is due sometime at the end of this year, start of next. 300 hp V6, while not class leading, it should help out in a big way. I get goosebumps when I think of a GLK with 300hp!
06-30-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,176
Posted By chilledbenz

Its based off the ML frame...so its bigger than a...

Its based off the ML frame...so its bigger than a GLK. It should be the best Grand Cherokee ever though, shame they can't offer the Mercedes diesel anymore.
06-30-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,087
Posted By chilledbenz

https://mbworld.org/forums/sl-class-r230/356973-de...

https://mbworld.org/forums/sl-class-r230/356973-designo-magno-night-black.html
06-28-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,493
Posted By chilledbenz

This is actual paint. 99% of the cars out there...

This is actual paint. 99% of the cars out there with matte finishes are vinyl wraps. I kinda feel like the matte look has come and gone, but I will give them credit, I don't know of any other...
06-28-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,493
Posted By chilledbenz

http://thumbnails32.imagebam.com/8637/64fc67863658...

http://thumbnails32.imagebam.com/8637/64fc6786365847.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/64fc6786365847) http://thumbnails15.imagebam.com/8637/d8d7f286365848.jpg...
06-28-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,493
Posted By chilledbenz

Designo Magno Night Black

http://mb-of-westminster.ebizautos.com/webdetail.aspx?iid=5704491

I'll admit that it does look pretty cool, but hasn't the whole matte color look ran its course?
06-26-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,968
Posted By chilledbenz

Sounds like it needs reprogrammed again then. ...

Sounds like it needs reprogrammed again then. Hopefully it won't result in having to replace the whole trans, but if it does, be thankful it did it now while it was still under warranty.
06-26-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,450
Posted By chilledbenz

I was talking about removing the third row, but...

I was talking about removing the third row, but now that you mention it, removing the second row would come in handy as well lol. As for the third row folding flat, it does, but the rear seat...
06-25-2010, 02:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,968
Posted By chilledbenz

Try some trial and error on your part. Put the...

Try some trial and error on your part. Put the transmission in the C setting which will omit 1st gear all together. If the problem still exists then there may be a bigger problem lurking. Let them...
06-25-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,450
Posted By chilledbenz

I wasn't missing the point.."If the short wheel...

I wasn't missing the point.."If the short wheel base version still had the same rear seat leg room as the long wheel base version, just without the third row seats, it would probably sell just fine...
06-23-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 23,113
Posted By chilledbenz

The front bumper doesn't have plugs from the...

The front bumper doesn't have plugs from the factory, it must be drilled to receive the front license plate holder. In your case it appears someone has put plugs in where the plate holder was at one...
06-23-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,656
Posted By chilledbenz

By the way, the L.E.D. lights found on the new...

By the way, the L.E.D. lights found on the new Mercedes models are just running lights and do not serve as fog lights.
06-19-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,450
Posted By chilledbenz

The short wheel base would have suited me better...

The short wheel base would have suited me better as well. I have never used the two third row "jump seats" in the back and to that point, they just seem to get in the way. When you attempt to lower...
06-18-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,450
Posted By chilledbenz

Look closely, its not that easy to tell the two...

Look closely, its not that easy to tell the two apart. I myself have never used the extra seats in the rear, so I would welcome a short wheel base. Problem is it over laps too many other Benz...
06-18-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By chilledbenz

Yes the market is there, but only because they...

Yes the market is there, but only because they are selling for so little money compared to what their sticker prices were. Although I think its safe to say no one paid sticker price for their R...
06-16-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By chilledbenz

The door pins in the 06 E class are different...

The door pins in the 06 E class are different than those in the current cars or the R class for that matter. To that point, if you go over to the new E class or C class thread you will see that the...
06-16-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By chilledbenz

I haven't tried selling mine, or trading it in...

I haven't tried selling mine, or trading it in for that matter, but I will tell you that if your throwing around the idea you should be aware that when the refreshed model starts hiting show rooms in...
06-16-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,149
Posted By chilledbenz

Just going through the build your own page on the...

Just going through the build your own page on the Canadian website (yes they actually let you bulit it there, the U.S. page sends you to an AMG website that doesn't allow you to do much) anyways,...
06-06-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By chilledbenz

Yes in most cases the larger wood trim in high...

Yes in most cases the larger wood trim in high end luxury cars use wood veneers. Check out this video of the Rolls Phantom, they explain how its done, but in the case of a Rolls a lot of the smaller...
06-06-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By chilledbenz

Yes its normal. The practice seemed to start...

Yes its normal. The practice seemed to start with the w204 C class and has carried over to other models now. As for the cost saving theory, one would think it would cost more money to paint them...
06-06-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By chilledbenz

It's a wood veneer. So its a piece of wood thats...

It's a wood veneer. So its a piece of wood thats about as thick as a piece of construction paper. The veneer is then glued to a plastic/mdf backing and encased in yet more plastic. So its going to...
05-30-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,910
Posted By chilledbenz

Your 2007 R class was made before the XM/Sirius...

Your 2007 R class was made before the XM/Sirius merger, so the radio itself can't handle the XM signal. It will however handle a best of XM which is put out over an old Sirius channel which can be...
05-30-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,433
Posted By chilledbenz

E63 and E350/E550 Sport models have black...

E63 and E350/E550 Sport models have black headliners as part of the Sport Styling package.
05-30-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,047
Posted By chilledbenz

First photo is of the Almond/Black interior,...

First photo is of the Almond/Black interior, available only on Sport models. The second photo is of the Almond/Mocha color and is only available on Luxury models. This may be a website error, but it...
05-30-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,047
Posted By chilledbenz

Just an update, the Almond/Mocha interior...

Just an update, the Almond/Mocha interior combination is now available in the Sedan as well.
05-25-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,865
Posted By chilledbenz

https://mbworld.org/forums/glk-class/330227-amg-st...

https://mbworld.org/forums/glk-class/330227-amg-styling-package.html
05-25-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,047
Posted By chilledbenz

E Estate (Wagon) BYO Up On MBUSA

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/#/mbhome/exploreOverview/?yr=2011&vmf=E350S4&vc=E

Guess it finally made it to the States. Nothing ground breaking here, and it doesn't really appear the rear styling...
05-23-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,760
Posted By chilledbenz

Have you tried giving a MB dealership in the...

Have you tried giving a MB dealership in the States a call and seeing if they will ship them to you? The shipping fee will probably be a little high due to the large size of the box they come in,...
05-17-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Posted By chilledbenz

https://mbworld.org/forums/glk-class/330227-amg-st...

https://mbworld.org/forums/glk-class/330227-amg-styling-package.html

Here's a link to a thread I started awhile back, it has a lot of photos of the AMG Package on different colored GLK's.
05-17-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,385
Posted By chilledbenz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKdETAfvS9k ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKdETAfvS9k

And a video in case you need to see moving pictures ha ha.
05-17-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,385
Posted By chilledbenz

http://thumbnails16.imagebam.com/8086/2a1297808527...

http://thumbnails16.imagebam.com/8086/2a129780852719.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/2a129780852719) http://thumbnails11.imagebam.com/8086/c83de380852721.gif...
05-15-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 20,684
Posted By chilledbenz

The Star Service Maintenance package is an...

The Star Service Maintenance package is an excellent way to cover your servicing for the first 3 years. If I were to do each service separately (A,B,C) at my dealership it would come to $887 before...
05-13-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By chilledbenz

http://thumbnails16.imagebam.com/8031/5756a6803042...

http://thumbnails16.imagebam.com/8031/5756a680304297.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/5756a680304297) http://thumbnails9.imagebam.com/8031/73195c80304301.gif...
05-11-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,385
Posted By chilledbenz

2011 Maybach 57S,62, and 62S

http://thumbnails27.imagebam.com/8017/f4f0b780160262.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/f4f0b780160262) http://thumbnails28.imagebam.com/8017/8f0ce880160263.gif...
05-11-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By chilledbenz

E Long Wheel Base

http://thumbnails2.imagebam.com/8016/c618d580159788.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/c618d580159788) http://thumbnails33.imagebam.com/8016/3b13b680159791.gif...
05-08-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By chilledbenz

If the name of the car doesn't have the word...

If the name of the car doesn't have the word "Vision" in it...its not being considered for production. That doesn't mean that certain aspects of the car won't make it into production, it just means...
05-07-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,149
Posted By chilledbenz

+1 They upgrade the system...

+1

They upgrade the system (speakers/amp/sub) but fail to actually give you upgraded electronics. Its still the same head unit as the stock system and lacks some basic adjustments such as mid...
05-03-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,455
Posted By chilledbenz

Might want to just wait till the 2011's start...

Might want to just wait till the 2011's start showing up so you can pick up a left over 2010. There isn't going to be a whole lot of difference between the two and your bound to save anywhere from...
04-30-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,125
Posted By chilledbenz

Lol the one at my dealership is triple black, no...

Lol the one at my dealership is triple black, no stripe at all. I didn't even realize it was a Zeppelin until I started reading the window sticker and I'm a car nut!
04-29-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By chilledbenz

Unless your planning on keeping it clean...

Unless your planning on keeping it clean 24/7...skip the Obsidian black. When the Obsidian is dirty it looks the same as the standard black...except you paid $720 bucks more for it. I would suggest...
04-26-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By chilledbenz

Yes its a refresh design. Other threads have...

Yes its a refresh design. Other threads have gone over this before, this is just an update to tide customers over till the all new design comes in 2013..knock on carbon fiber.

As for the wheels,...
04-24-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,125
Posted By chilledbenz

Just seen one this week as well. I saw a 57 and...

Just seen one this week as well. I saw a 57 and there really wasn't much of a difference between the Zepplin version and the 57S version. I did like the gun metal gray wheels and the stitched...
04-24-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By chilledbenz

2011 Demo Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O43hBwK5u2M

The changes seem more apparent in live video than they do in still photos. I like the changes, but I don't think their enough to make me want to go and...
04-16-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,308
Posted By chilledbenz

Yeah I see where your coming from. That's the...

Yeah I see where your coming from. That's the biggest complaint I have with all diesel engines. By design it seems that they all put up huge torque at take off to give you the feeling that your...
04-15-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,308
Posted By chilledbenz

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2008/04/mercedes-b...

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2008/04/mercedes-benz-i.html

This line of engines have been rumored to become available in the GLK and the next C very soon in the States. The larger of the models...
04-15-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,308
Posted By chilledbenz

Lol yeah I'm aware of the B class...thankfully...

Lol yeah I'm aware of the B class...thankfully the BLK will be based on an all new version of it and not the current model.
04-15-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,308
Posted By chilledbenz

2012 BLK ..Thoughts?

http://thumbnails.imagebam.com/7651/c99fe576502309.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/c99fe576502309) http://thumbnails24.imagebam.com/7651/3eba9076502311.gif...
04-15-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,923
Posted By chilledbenz

Its not actual chrome, its just a plastic thats...

Its not actual chrome, its just a plastic thats ment to look like chrome. So there would be no way it could rust, it could however bubble up or peel. I know of at least one thread here where...
04-10-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By chilledbenz

Wanted to make a correction. The door lock pins...

Wanted to make a correction. The door lock pins are towards the rear of the doors, not the front of the doors. Not sure where my head was at lol (they are located in the front of the rear doors in...
04-10-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By chilledbenz

2006-2008 = no child locks 2009-2010 = child...

2006-2008 = no child locks
2009-2010 = child locks

As the previous poster mentioned, all models regardless of model year have the drive away locks feature activated through the computer/steering...
04-06-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 870
Posted By chilledbenz

2011 HQ Wallpaper Pics

http://thumbnails20.imagebam.com/7517/3ec84275163986.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/3ec84275163986) http://thumbnails25.imagebam.com/7517/35d7cb75163989.gif...
03-31-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By chilledbenz

http://thumbnails17.imagebam.com/7430/09e0ac742953...

http://thumbnails17.imagebam.com/7430/09e0ac74295352.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/09e0ac74295352) http://thumbnails19.imagebam.com/7430/14698f74295353.gif...
03-30-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,619
Posted By chilledbenz

http://www.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1043737...

http://www.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1043737_mercedes-benz-decides-all-u-s-s-class-cars-to-be-hybrids

Yet another site reporting much of the same. Although its being said to be under...
03-29-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By chilledbenz

I hope this is something they address when/if...

I hope this is something they address when/if they decide to bring out an all new model. At the very least make it so the third row seats fold flat into the floor ala the GL or the mentioned Honda...
03-29-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,661
Posted By chilledbenz

Looks awesome!

Looks awesome!
03-29-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By chilledbenz

It's amazing how it almost looks like a new...

It's amazing how it almost looks like a new model. I'm not sure I like the larger grill though, it seems out of place, almost too big. It probably blends in well in person, but I guess I'll have to...
03-27-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,516
Posted By chilledbenz

Lol should we let him know there was a R63 for a...

Lol should we let him know there was a R63 for a very very very short period of time.
03-27-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,516
Posted By chilledbenz

Your correct, the 5.5 is still available over...

Your correct, the 5.5 is still available over seas, but for some reason they felt the U.S. market couldn't support it anymore.
03-24-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,019
Posted By chilledbenz

European Website

http://www.mercedes-amg.com/?lang=usa#/sls-overview

Not much there, but the stand out piece is the color wheel. Keep in mind some of the colors may be Euro only options, but it gives us a good...
03-20-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,071
Posted By chilledbenz

It didn't help that they basically took an S...

It didn't help that they basically took an S class and put a slightly more beautiful body on it. From the outside and the rear seat area it's stately and expensive, but as soon as your behind the...
03-20-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,326
Posted By chilledbenz

No that is Barolo Red, its not a special order...

No that is Barolo Red, its not a special order beyond the normal $720 charge for metallic paint.
03-20-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,719
Posted By chilledbenz

From that photo above it would appear there are...

From that photo above it would appear there are some changes coming for the instrument cluster/dash as well.
03-19-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,326
Posted By chilledbenz

Black (Standard) ...

Black (Standard)

http://thumbnails24.imagebam.com/7258/25b91772574361.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/25b91772574361) http://thumbnails23.imagebam.com/7258/a24a0a72574362.gif...
03-19-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,326
Posted By chilledbenz

Barolo Red ...

Barolo Red

http://thumbnails22.imagebam.com/7258/51c3d172574259.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/51c3d172574259) http://thumbnails.imagebam.com/7258/64082472574260.gif...
03-18-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,851
Posted By chilledbenz

*Correction..majestic black is also available on...

*Correction..majestic black is also available on the S and CL models, not just the R.
03-18-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,713
Posted By chilledbenz

There's hope yet. Here's a new E63 with a pano. ...

There's hope yet. Here's a new E63 with a pano. I realize the pictures from the outside don't exactly show the pano roof, but if you look closely at the interior shot it has the AMG logo's in the...
03-18-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,340
Posted By chilledbenz

I would think the engine would easily last 100k,...

I would think the engine would easily last 100k, I actually remember reading a post here somewhere, that a user already has over 100k on his 2008. What I've run into and what a previous poster hit...
03-15-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,851
Posted By chilledbenz

I was impressed with the Sand Beige in person...

I was impressed with the Sand Beige in person myself. It looks much better in person than in photographs, but its still not for everyone.
03-15-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,340
Posted By chilledbenz

Lol yeah I personally don't trust them beyond the...

Lol yeah I personally don't trust them beyond the 50k mile warranty myself. Every Benz (or German car for that matter) I've had has started giving me little gremlins around the 40k mile mark. ...
03-12-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,851
Posted By chilledbenz

Yeah go with what your gut tells you, because at...

Yeah go with what your gut tells you, because at the end of the day your the one paying for it and driving it. I will say I will never own another black Benz for as long as I live no matter how much...
03-12-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,340
Posted By chilledbenz

If the miles could be accumulated in a short...

If the miles could be accumulated in a short period of time as with highway driving, and with proper maintenance, I would say yes. But for the average car to accumulate 500k miles, I would say no. ...
03-12-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,239
Posted By chilledbenz

In this economy many car manufacturers are...

In this economy many car manufacturers are updating their cars earlier than they used to in an effort to make people buy whats the latest and greatest. The SL mentioned above is having its own mid...
03-11-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,239
Posted By chilledbenz

I thought the same thing when I read that...

I thought the same thing when I read that previous article posted here, but they claimed it would be a 2012 model. I question that now that the new Road and Track has a refreshed ML hitting show...
03-10-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,239
Posted By chilledbenz

Yeah people get confused easily, no thanks to...

Yeah people get confused easily, no thanks to Benz. The "refresh" is due this fall as a 2011 model...the "all new" model is due...crosses fingers..in 2012. Dates are always subject to change...
03-10-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,696
Posted By chilledbenz

Nice "Please Break Into My Car" sign.

Nice "Please Break Into My Car" sign.
03-08-2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,239
Posted By chilledbenz

Late August early September is when the model...

Late August early September is when the model change over usually occurs, but there are many factors concerning the R class that could change this. Because its not an exact carry over model...
03-07-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,920
Posted By chilledbenz

Seeing how the C300/350 and the C63 are the same...

Seeing how the C300/350 and the C63 are the same car interior wise, I wouldn't see why not. Your major problem would be...the $3,030 price tag, to be fair that price is for the leather package that...
03-04-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,180
Posted By chilledbenz

75k miles...very impressive! My 08 has 36k...I...

75k miles...very impressive! My 08 has 36k...I seem to find reasons not to drive it lately and take the R lol.
03-03-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,180
Posted By chilledbenz

There are a few complaints with the w204, the...

There are a few complaints with the w204, the major complaint seems to be its lack of power. An Audi A4 with a turbo 4 engine makes less hp, but yet its faster 0-60 by a full second (comparing...
03-01-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,423
Posted By chilledbenz

Lol thats why I said it sounds like a good idea! ...

Lol thats why I said it sounds like a good idea! Although if you have really really really deep pockets, Brabus shoe horned a V12 into a GLK.

I really don't see why a GLK63 wouldn't be in the...
02-28-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,152
Posted By chilledbenz

I believe its 10 mins for the radio/dvd and...

I believe its 10 mins for the radio/dvd and interior lighting. With no key in the ignition you can press the power button and turn the radio/dvd on and listen/watch for 10 mins then it shuts off. ...
02-28-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,423
Posted By chilledbenz

I'm with you. I don't see $2k dollars worth of...

I'm with you. I don't see $2k dollars worth of options there. I realize AMG wheels aren't cheap, but beyond that its just some added plastic bits and l.e.d. lights that will more than likely end up...
02-26-2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,516
Posted By chilledbenz

Late summer is when the new models usually roll...

Late summer is when the new models usually roll onto lots, unless its a brand new model and then they have typically have a special launch date, normally earlier in the year.

The v8 question is...
02-26-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,423
Posted By chilledbenz

http://thumbnails14.imagebam.com/6968/00d4e0696755...

http://thumbnails14.imagebam.com/6968/00d4e069675579.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/00d4e069675579) http://thumbnails23.imagebam.com/6968/a3f16d69675580.gif...
02-25-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,516
Posted By chilledbenz

Mines pretty good as well, I went from Xenon's in...

Mines pretty good as well, I went from Xenon's in an ML to the standard projector beams on the R and don't really notice all that much of a difference. Don't get me wrong there is a difference...
02-25-2010, 12:08 AM
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Views: 16,496
Posted By chilledbenz

I'm with you, its useless for an adult. If I...

I'm with you, its useless for an adult. If I remember right the seven seat option was part of the P1 group for 2008 only. Before and after 2008 it is and was a nearly $700 dollar option. Only...
02-25-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,326
Posted By chilledbenz

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02-23-2010, 03:41 AM
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Views: 18,326
Posted By chilledbenz

http://thumbnails14.imagebam.com/6929/a82ff6692887...

http://thumbnails14.imagebam.com/6929/a82ff669288736.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/a82ff669288736) http://thumbnails25.imagebam.com/6929/5cccf669288739.gif...
02-23-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,496
Posted By chilledbenz

The only way it will do you any good is if you...

The only way it will do you any good is if you already have the 7 seat option and something has happened to yours and you want to replace it. As his previous post mentions, you need to have the...
02-22-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,516
Posted By chilledbenz

Price. The Xenon lighting package was a $900...

Price. The Xenon lighting package was a $900 option, still is on the ML. If they were to include them as standard equipment (which I think they should, this is a Benz after all) the base price...
02-20-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,516
Posted By chilledbenz

The Xenon lighting package was dropped from the...

The Xenon lighting package was dropped from the options list in 2008 in the United States, other markets still have them available. Although it's looking like a lot of the options are still...
02-20-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By chilledbenz

This seems to be the number one complaint about...

This seems to be the number one complaint about MB's Xenon lights. Its a cosmetic thing, as the lights them self are quite good, but they just don't have that "expensive, I've paid extra for these...
02-17-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,516
Posted By chilledbenz

You guys are pretty much dead on with people...

You guys are pretty much dead on with people unfamiliar with MB's to not notice the changes, but then thats how Mercedes rolls out their updates. They do just enough for current owners to feel their...
02-16-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,516
Posted By chilledbenz

I posted this response a bit earlier, but this is...

I posted this response a bit earlier, but this is only a refresh to tie us over till the all new redesign hits. There are pictures on this board somewhere of the new redesign which has the new front...
02-16-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By chilledbenz

Obsidian Black door handles on Black cars...and...

Obsidian Black door handles on Black cars...and yet they still haven't figured out how to paint the Radio Antenna fin any colors except Black and Silver lol.

I think the general idea here is that...
02-13-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,071
Posted By chilledbenz

Ha ha true, but then again you don't usually have...

Ha ha true, but then again you don't usually have customers coming into your dealership and talking trash to your face either lol.
02-12-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,560
Posted By chilledbenz

All the Benz's I've had have had the stone chip...

All the Benz's I've had have had the stone chip problem regardless of model. Seems to be quite common with all makes now that they have to use the water based stuff.
02-12-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 29,838
Posted By chilledbenz

Only C300 REAR wheel drive vehicles can run on...

Only C300 REAR wheel drive vehicles can run on E85. Not too familiar with 2010 models, it may have changed.
02-09-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,508
Posted By chilledbenz

Yeah those pictures look to be what you were...

Yeah those pictures look to be what you were describing in an earlier post. The only thing I could find was Canadian ML specs though, I wonder if the same order codes would work for the R as well?
02-07-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,508
Posted By chilledbenz

Ok I stand corrected. There are other interior...

Ok I stand corrected. There are other interior choices not listed on the website, or in any of the brochures. This is a full leather package, which hasn't been offered, or at least mentioned as an...
02-01-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By chilledbenz

Ah indeed there is. Mine was seriously covered...

Ah indeed there is. Mine was seriously covered in dirt so it was as black as the car, but it is there lol.
02-01-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,299
Posted By chilledbenz

No offense but I'm not buying the whole testing...

No offense but I'm not buying the whole testing theory. If that were the case the S400 would be lease only as well. If Benz already had a hybrid in the works (S400) why bother sharing information...
02-01-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By chilledbenz

Your right, most likely kids. The trunk is...

Your right, most likely kids. The trunk is usually the easiest point of entry and in most cars you can then get into the car through the rear seat area. Security systems tend to ignore the trunk...
01-31-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,299
Posted By chilledbenz

Ran across some info on this...I think I may have...

Ran across some info on this...I think I may have figured out why its lease only...there were no percentages listed, but the main bulk of this engine design is General Motors. GM, BMW, Mercedes and...
01-31-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,778
Posted By chilledbenz

Good to hear all is well. On a side note,...

Good to hear all is well.

On a side note, I've found information that states for 2009 and up, R class models do indeed have proper child locks on the rear doors. So the statement above should...
01-31-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,496
Posted By chilledbenz

The good news is, 2006-2007 models didn't have...

The good news is, 2006-2007 models didn't have the 7 seat option, so if your in the market for a used R that would be an easy fix. For 2008-2009 the 7 seat option was put into the P1 package, but...
01-31-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By chilledbenz

Mercedes never does anything logical lol. The C...

Mercedes never does anything logical lol. The C Coupe is rumored to get that twin turbo unit first. It's hard to say if that will eventually replace the current V6 or if the Direct Injection unit...
01-31-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,327
Posted By chilledbenz

It might have been an error, due to the fact it...

It might have been an error, due to the fact it was a show car and not production. You would think the cabriolet would get the same aero mirrors as the coupe, not the other way around....
01-30-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,496
Posted By chilledbenz

The obvious thing your missing is its not made to...

The obvious thing your missing is its not made to be removed. :y
01-27-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By chilledbenz

I got tired of that and changed service...

I got tired of that and changed service advisors..I now go directly to the service manager and he handles all my needs. I guess its the service advisors job to tell the average customer just enough...
01-27-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,770
Posted By chilledbenz

No worries, its my fault...I had a whole...

No worries, its my fault...I had a whole paragraph wrote up and then I highlighted and backspaced nearly the whole thing. So in the process I ended up leaving out two important words in the first...
01-27-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By chilledbenz

The official package offered from Mercedes Benz...

The official package offered from Mercedes Benz is called Star Service Prepaid Maintenance and its $769 (E550 $805 gas engines only no AMG). It covers everything for 3 years or 30k miles, which is a...
01-26-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,539
Posted By chilledbenz

A couple things here, not that I am saying your...

A couple things here, not that I am saying your thinking is wrong, because everyone is entitled to their own opinions....but this is the year 2010..there are systems in place to prevent most if not...
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