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02-03-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,567
Posted By MBTex

The dealer should give you a loaner while they...

The dealer should give you a loaner while they find out what the problem is, then they give you the car back while they order any parts they made need and give you a loaner again while they fix it.
...
02-03-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,546
Posted By MBTex

AMG badge alert.... :cop: :popcorn:

AMG badge alert.... :cop:

:popcorn:
01-29-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,820
Posted By MBTex

I'm not completely sure on this (meaning I'm not...

I'm not completely sure on this (meaning I'm not in the tire business), but using the fix-a-flat often makes it more difficult to make certain repairs to the tire, so you may be limited. I was...
01-07-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,238
Posted By MBTex

Might help if you try to explain the noise a...

Might help if you try to explain the noise a bit...
01-05-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,129
Posted By MBTex

Sounds like a load of BS to me, but I'll bet...

Sounds like a load of BS to me, but I'll bet there is some fine print that let's them reject the claim based on tread wear. They'll say it is because of excessive wear and probably blame your...
12-30-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,532
Posted By MBTex

Bremen

Bremen
11-20-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,194
Posted By MBTex

I read your post and thought I might be about to...

I read your post and thought I might be about to experience a "duh" moment, but that wasn't it.

It isn't a rattle so much as a whine-type noise...similar to the noise you hear when say a drive...
11-18-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,194
Posted By MBTex

I believe I may have recently started...

I believe I may have recently started experiencing some of the same issues on my 350. It's a slight noise at low speeds and usually when I'm turning left or just have turned left.

Have you had...
09-04-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By MBTex

+1 here as well. i'm going to bring my...

+1 here as well.

i'm going to bring my driver to the dealer when i upgrade to the new E class
09-02-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,864
Posted By MBTex

Marty ... nice car. Congrats on the new Benz! ...

Marty ... nice car. Congrats on the new Benz!

Also, welcome to the forum Newbie. Looks like you've already met the AMG Police.
09-02-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,864
Posted By MBTex

If you can enter your VIN on the AMG owner's...

If you can enter your VIN on the AMG owner's website then you have an AMG...if it tells you that your car isn't an AMG and you can't join the AMG owner's club then you should listen to it and quit...
08-13-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,017
Posted By MBTex

There are step by step instructions for...

There are step by step instructions for installing them on a W203 in that forum. You might want to familiarize yourself with those then check with formymercedes to see if they can tell you if those...
07-24-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By MBTex

Fair enough. The OP wanted opinions and we've...

Fair enough. The OP wanted opinions and we've definately given ours!!

I really was just kidding before....didn't intend for it to turn into something.
07-24-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By MBTex

I don't change the radiator, but I do check it...

I don't change the radiator, but I do check it for leaks and put fresh fluid in according the manufacturer's recommendations. Your radiator analogy is equivalent to buying new tires each time you...
07-24-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By MBTex

+1 to that....it just depends on how you drive...

+1 to that....it just depends on how you drive the car and under what conditions.
07-23-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By MBTex

So do you not change the oil until the engine...

So do you not change the oil until the engine starts overheating as well?

I'm kidding of course....
07-22-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By MBTex

I'd get them balanced every 5K or so...3K if you...

I'd get them balanced every 5K or so...3K if you drive aggressively or on bad roads.

Good advice on the rotation though...that would be very bad and any tire shop that actually did it on that car...
07-18-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By MBTex

pretty typical, but it could be worse...you could...

pretty typical, but it could be worse...you could live on the west coast!
07-18-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,120
Posted By MBTex

Narky has it right. 18" is an option for both...

Narky has it right. 18" is an option for both the 300 and 350, both come with 17" rims standard, the only difference is that the 350 comes with AMG alloy rims standard whereas the 300 have just...
07-16-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,423
Posted By MBTex

True, but I'd also say that a big force that is...

True, but I'd also say that a big force that is driving the popularity of the 300 in the US is the low price. A MB for under $35K out the door sure seems attractive to those that might consider...
07-16-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By MBTex

I'm not into modding my cars, but this is one I...

I'm not into modding my cars, but this is one I would consider. My car has that nice black birdseye maple trim and they keep the aluminum handle in it? it does look out of place as the only thing...
07-16-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By MBTex

Too much work, I've already got mine!

Too much work, I've already got mine!
07-15-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,748
Posted By MBTex

well that would suck for 300 buyer's out...

well that would suck for 300 buyer's out there....i wonder if it has anything to do with the noise issues they've been having because i wouldn't think that would be such a costly upgrade for MB.
07-15-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,748
Posted By MBTex

The 350 came with the P1 options standard in '08...

The 350 came with the P1 options standard in '08 so it wasn't an issue. 300 buyer's had to purchase P1 for that option.

It may have changed for '09, I haven't checked.
07-15-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By MBTex

I think the wood trim is available only in the...

I think the wood trim is available only in the 350 Sport and 300 Lux still...could be wrong on that one though.

I agree with you on the trim, that wood trim was a major factor in me going with the...
07-15-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,748
Posted By MBTex

good news on the mem seat...fold-in mirrors were...

good news on the mem seat...fold-in mirrors were part of P1 so they were also standard on the '08 350
07-15-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By MBTex

+1 You'll need to order one and wait 12...

+1

You'll need to order one and wait 12 weeks...
07-15-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By MBTex

And it isn't selling like crazy now? MB puts...

And it isn't selling like crazy now?

MB puts more research and expense into structural design and performance giving you a more solid all around car. Anyone can drop a big engine in a car and...
07-15-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By MBTex

No surprise at all. This has been MB's MO for...

No surprise at all. This has been MB's MO for quite a while.

New engine always comes out when they retool.
07-14-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,044
Posted By MBTex

+1. Pay the extra money for the proper feul....

+1.

Pay the extra money for the proper feul. The fact that 91 is required isn't exactly an additional selling point for MB so they would tell you that 87 is okay if it were (at least informally...
07-09-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,218
Posted By MBTex

I guess some have had issues with their 3rd party...

I guess some have had issues with their 3rd party warranty (which is why I suggested you check the warranty carefully before purchasing). That hasn't been the case at all with mine in the past...the...
07-08-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,218
Posted By MBTex

most lender's will sell you one for less than mb....

most lender's will sell you one for less than mb. just make sure the coverage is comparable
07-01-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,753
Posted By MBTex

Your best bet is probably to look into some after...

Your best bet is probably to look into some after market systems for the Nav and display...putting the MB system in would be almost cost prohibitive. First, MB will charge you the full price for the...
06-25-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By MBTex

I didn't get the survey either...but to be fair...

I didn't get the survey either...but to be fair about the timing of sending them it is specifically the "initial" satisfaction rating...JD Power does additional surveys for longevity ratings.
06-24-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,819
Posted By MBTex

Amen

Amen
06-23-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,211
Posted By MBTex

Where MBofSA or Boerne?

Where MBofSA or Boerne?
06-05-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,773
Posted By MBTex

if you hold the shifter left for a couple of...

if you hold the shifter left for a couple of seconds while in drive the tranny will automatically select the lowest gear that it can safely cruise in for that speed. and it will change gears itself...
06-05-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By MBTex

and more on point...i leave my wipers on auto and...

and more on point...i leave my wipers on auto and it has worked just fine.

about once a month or so it will randomly wipe once or twice, but i figure it is just the sensor picking up on something...
06-05-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By MBTex

8900 miles since 10/31 and no issues other than...

8900 miles since 10/31 and no issues other than the broken glass on my fog lamp. Nothing MB could've done about that rock that hit it at 80 mph.

Just did some wood knocking just in case....
04-28-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,907
Posted By MBTex

just had the glass on my fog lamp smashed by a...

just had the glass on my fog lamp smashed by a pebble or something. the light works fine, but isn't protected anymore so i'm sure it won't be long before another pebble does it in.

anyone know...
04-18-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 33,754
Posted By MBTex

Big +1 there...I've got some AMG parts on my car,...

Big +1 there...I've got some AMG parts on my car, some of them even have AMG stamped on them, but the car is no AMG. I can see that each time I notice the lack of the AMG signature plaque on my...
04-18-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,034
Posted By MBTex

I would've turned it off, but knew that they had...

I would've turned it off, but knew that they had to really start talking about the car once they quit showing the same 5 drifting clips over and over again...

I should've turned it off.

What...
04-17-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
Posted By MBTex

Are you trying to locate a POI destination or...

Are you trying to locate a POI destination or enter an address to navigate to? You can enter a destination at anytime using voice command.
04-17-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,365
Posted By MBTex

I can do it just fine in drive. No problems at...

I can do it just fine in drive. No problems at all.
04-17-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By MBTex

people have been using standard bulbs since...

people have been using standard bulbs since headlamps were invented...the fact that there is something better available now doesn't mean that those are now ineffective.
04-17-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By MBTex

look to see who it is registered to and contact...

look to see who it is registered to and contact them
04-17-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,053
Posted By MBTex

If you have to choose between P2 and MM I'd get...

If you have to choose between P2 and MM I'd get the MM. Everyone is impressed with my car and likes the look of it, but it is the MM screen popping up when I turn the car on that makes them...
04-17-2008, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,978
Posted By MBTex

I have it. It comes with P2 in the US. ...

I have it. It comes with P2 in the US.

Works great. I put it up everytime I park in the sun and that, along with a front sun shade, keeps most of the sun out of the car.

Works well for...
04-16-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By MBTex

the strange smell is because of all of that and...

the strange smell is because of all of that and oil, etc that is just having the excess burnt off. it is normal and will go away quickly.

the engine temp is also normal, mine runs consistently at...
04-16-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,287
Posted By MBTex

Hand wash only for me. Not really an MB thing as...

Hand wash only for me. Not really an MB thing as much as a new car thing.

There is debate over whether to let your dealer wash the car as well. For me it isn't a problem because you can see them...
04-16-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,597
Posted By MBTex

You guys should've watched the C63 test drive...

You guys should've watched the C63 test drive last night....it was all about driving on snow and ice.

Sunny and 70 down here...great driving weather.
04-16-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,022
Posted By MBTex

demand is still very high for the 300's. if you...

demand is still very high for the 300's. if you ordered some extra options, like P2, MM or the AMG rims that was probably the cause for the delay. the dealer probably could have gotten you an...
04-16-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By MBTex

absolutely not worth it. nice to see that...

absolutely not worth it.

nice to see that the car can drift on an ice track in sweden. makes me want to trade up for one right away.....
04-15-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,243
Posted By MBTex

https://mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=225815...

https://mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=225815&highlight=always+outlet
04-15-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,744
Posted By MBTex

bump

bump
04-15-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,872
Posted By MBTex

when the old one's die and they have a couple of...

when the old one's die and they have a couple of new"ish" C300's that they can't sell
04-15-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By MBTex

since you are in florida, i presume it is 8 EST?

since you are in florida, i presume it is 8 EST?
04-14-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,449
Posted By MBTex

www.jetwaremobile.com well worth the $13...

www.jetwaremobile.com

well worth the $13 bucks...
04-14-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,036
Posted By MBTex

not sure this one is going sticky...

not sure this one is going sticky...
04-14-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,212
Posted By MBTex

The dealer can program it off if it matters that...

The dealer can program it off if it matters that much to you.
04-14-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By MBTex

:rolf:

:rolf:
04-11-2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,770
Posted By MBTex

I love the interior of the SFA W204, but glad to...

I love the interior of the SFA W204, but glad to have my options and the white exterior.
04-11-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,770
Posted By MBTex

yes, plus all of P1 standard, standard AMG rims...

yes, plus all of P1 standard, standard AMG rims and rear spoiler. there are some additional technical differences as well that people have mentioned, but those are the ones that you can actually see.
04-11-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,212
Posted By MBTex

There is, the system is programmable.

There is, the system is programmable.
04-11-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,212
Posted By MBTex

Mine work very well at illuminating dark corners...

Mine work very well at illuminating dark corners at low speeds. It is actually quite noticeable.

I think most people complaining that it doesn't work well don't realize that the...
04-11-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,770
Posted By MBTex

It was on here several months ago, it might be...

It was on here several months ago, it might be closed now. There was also a Sport vs. Lux poll too but I know that one is closed.

Looks like you get to start a new poll then, if the moderators...
04-11-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,770
Posted By MBTex

The dealers I've spoken to have said that the 300...

The dealers I've spoken to have said that the 300 is outselling the 350 by as much as 5 or 6 to 1. For most people it is the cost that puts them in the 300, for some they'd prefer the Manual tranny...
04-11-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,770
Posted By MBTex

Yes there is.

Yes there is.
03-03-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,715
Posted By MBTex

I just engage the autopilot...

I just engage the autopilot...
02-29-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By MBTex

about 7 or 8 months ago there was a thread on...

about 7 or 8 months ago there was a thread on here about MBUSA needing to be spanked...might need to add to it.
02-27-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By MBTex

I'm in no rush. Enjoying my new C350. ...

I'm in no rush. Enjoying my new C350.

I'll probably be in the market again in MY2011...a year or 2 after the release.

EDIT: I just checked out a pic of the new E and it does look very nice....
02-27-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By MBTex

don't think that's what the OP meant...but i...

don't think that's what the OP meant...but i agree it would do well here in the US
02-27-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By MBTex

I think he means an actual sports coupe rather...

I think he means an actual sports coupe rather than the 300 Sport 4matic, which obviously is a sedan with AMG styling.

Probably won't see that out of MB. I guess they could make a C63 AMG into a...
02-27-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By MBTex

Thanks. It'll either be C AMG or the new E...

Thanks. It'll either be C AMG or the new E depending on the E redesign.
02-27-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By MBTex

OK, then that needs to be off as you said. ...

OK, then that needs to be off as you said. Thought I had the solution for you, but no luck.
02-27-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By MBTex

Depends which light you are referring to. ...

Depends which light you are referring to.

Light on/off on the "Auto" button simply means that the auto climate control is on/off. If you turn off the auto cc it will revert back to manual, which...
02-27-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By MBTex

I am enjoying it very much. Once it finally...

I am enjoying it very much. Once it finally arrived the dealer was very easy to work with and we had a deal in about 5 minutes (the fact that I wasn't too greedy on the price probably didn't hurt). ...
02-26-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By MBTex

<<<20k premium is still high and puts a majority...

<<<20k premium is still high and puts a majority of c-class buyer out of reach.>>>

That's about 10K difference on the MSRP for my W204. Works out to about an extra $175 per month on my payment. ...
02-26-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By MBTex

Wow, much lower than anticipated. That puts it...

Wow, much lower than anticipated. That puts it in direct competition with the standard E class. Selling many E's nowadays TxHurdle?
02-26-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,689
Posted By MBTex

You spend between $33K and $48K for a car and you...

You spend between $33K and $48K for a car and you are worried about an extra 20 cents per gallon at the feul pump?
02-22-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,929
Posted By MBTex

Road trip....

Road trip....
02-22-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By MBTex

The AMG should be about 65-70 in the US depending...

The AMG should be about 65-70 in the US depending on options. Much higher than that and you are getting into the E AMG territory.

The proximity in price to the standard E class is why I am up in...
02-22-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 42,468
Posted By MBTex

Rumor is no Mem seats or Keyless Go for the C63...

Rumor is no Mem seats or Keyless Go for the C63 in MY09. Also no advanced performance package option.

Basically the first year's C63 is going to be nothing more than a soup'd up C350.

Insert...
02-20-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By MBTex

I've had it for just 4 months. Need a few years...

I've had it for just 4 months. Need a few years to see how I feel about it.

It's my own longevity study...funded by me.

If the new E is like the C I'll get the C63. I'm hoping for something...
02-20-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,747
Posted By MBTex

Treo 700wx on Sprint. Big time problems until I...

Treo 700wx on Sprint. Big time problems until I installed jetware. Now works like a charm.
02-20-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By MBTex

:rolf: :y

:rolf: :y
02-20-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By MBTex

Must be referring to the C63. MB wouldn't...

Must be referring to the C63.

MB wouldn't bring the E55 back a year before they come out with a completely new design for the E Class. Nothing about it on the E - AMG forums either.

To answer...
02-20-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,828
Posted By MBTex

+1 No, No.

+1 No, No.
02-15-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,808
Posted By MBTex

Man that sucks, you should really do some...

Man that sucks, you should really do some complaining.

I've had no problems at all with my volume. Comes on at the same level it was when I turn it off.
02-15-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 42,468
Posted By MBTex

Looks like more than 2 cents to me...:naughty:

Looks like more than 2 cents to me...:naughty:
02-12-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,098
Posted By MBTex

I didn't ask, but since I ordered in August I...

I didn't ask, but since I ordered in August I knew that it would have been built in Germany since the SA plant didn't start producing W204's until Nov.
02-11-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,098
Posted By MBTex

Regardless of where it is built it still has the...

Regardless of where it is built it still has the MB name on it so the quality is the same due to their internal QC standards.

Of course, most people have it in their heads that their MB should be...
02-11-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 42,468
Posted By MBTex

'08's official release in the US was August 7...

'08's official release in the US was August 7 last year.

Best bet is that the 09's will come out sooner, maybe early summer. You probably won't see much different in the US from the '08 models...
02-11-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,273
Posted By MBTex

Must be. I took delivery in October and still...

Must be. I took delivery in October and still haven't received anything.
02-06-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By MBTex

Can't help you on the pics. There is also a...

Can't help you on the pics. There is also a step-by-step instruction on thw W203 board.

Good thread to revisit though, I plan on getting those myself.
02-05-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,037
Posted By MBTex

there are multiple similar threads on THIS...

there are multiple similar threads on THIS forum...
02-05-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,037
Posted By MBTex

I have a Sprint phone as well. The problem isn't...

I have a Sprint phone as well. The problem isn't with MB, it is with Sprint.

However, most people, myself included, have gotten their Sprint phone to work for most functions. also try...
02-05-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By MBTex

The Dealer wants to do the warranty work. They...

The Dealer wants to do the warranty work. They get paid by MB for doing it (although at set rates).

They would rather you pay for it because they charge you more, but they don't have much of...
01-31-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,763
Posted By MBTex

I bought some premium MB floormats. They were...

I bought some premium MB floormats. They were very nice and VERY expensive. So nice in fact they threw in a C350 to put them in!!
01-29-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,693
Posted By MBTex

you've got palladium silver. i meant the iridium...

you've got palladium silver. i meant the iridium silver.

sorry, should have been more specific.
01-29-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,660
Posted By MBTex

Big +1. :y

Big +1. :y
01-29-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,693
Posted By MBTex

Only 2 antenna colors for these cars right now. ...

Only 2 antenna colors for these cars right now. Silver cars get silver antennas and all others get black ones.
01-25-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,023
Posted By MBTex

MBUSA is probably reshuffling the deck and...

MBUSA is probably reshuffling the deck and playing with the #'s after BMW's announcement. Gotto maximize that margin while staying competitive with Bimmer and all.

Shouldn't be too much longer.
01-25-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,574
Posted By MBTex

33. Why?

33. Why?
01-25-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,699
Posted By MBTex

Get a quote to replace the bumper then call the...

Get a quote to replace the bumper then call the guy that hit you and ask them how they want to handle it. If it were me I would appreciate the opportunity to not have a relatively small claim on my...
01-25-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,415
Posted By MBTex

There are threads and threads on the confusion...

There are threads and threads on the confusion between the Standard/Sport and Comfort/Control terms. Even MB manuals have interchanged the two in previous models.

Most new manuals, and the MB...
01-25-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By MBTex

There was discussion on this a few months ago. ...

There was discussion on this a few months ago. There was a recall but it is something that the dealers are taking care of before they deliver the cars. No worries...
01-25-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,574
Posted By MBTex

<<<Dirty W204 needs Cleaning!>>> Is it me or...

<<<Dirty W204 needs Cleaning!>>>

Is it me or does that sound like the opening line to an adult film?
01-25-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,637
Posted By MBTex

3600 miles since Oct. 31

3600 miles since Oct. 31
01-23-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,932
Posted By MBTex

My RWD was produced in Germany, but it was built...

My RWD was produced in Germany, but it was built in Oct and the SA plant didn't start getting cranked up in full production mode until Nov. I was at the dealership getting my initial service and...
01-23-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By MBTex

They'll do it while you wait. Took about an hour...

They'll do it while you wait. Took about an hour for mine.
01-23-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,760
Posted By MBTex

There's discussion of that here... ...

There's discussion of that here...

https://mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=220672

Opinions vary.
01-21-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,359
Posted By MBTex

If I got a plate that says "C AMG" would that...

If I got a plate that says "C AMG" would that make me a poser? It does have AMG styling kit, right? :naughty:
01-21-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 27,359
Posted By MBTex

Depending on what state you live in, you may not...

Depending on what state you live in, you may not get your title. Most of the time it is sent to your lender until you pay off the loan.
01-21-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By MBTex

https://mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=207137

https://mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=207137
01-21-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,670
Posted By MBTex

:bump:

:bump:
01-21-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,217
Posted By MBTex

:thread: Crop the pics...the size of them is a...

:thread: Crop the pics...the size of them is a thread killer. I'd like to see what it looks like, but can't wait for it to load...
01-21-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,428
Posted By MBTex

<<<I noticed no difference besides the decrease...

<<<I noticed no difference besides the decrease in MPG. It was fun to try though, if it was close to me, I'd probably get it regularly, just cause it's probably good for the world and all. ha-ha.>>>...
01-21-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,470
Posted By MBTex

+1. The law probably references the amount of...

+1. The law probably references the amount of light that the tint blocks while the tint % measures the amount of light the tint lets through.
01-21-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,597
Posted By MBTex

:rolf::rolf::rolf:

:rolf::rolf::rolf:
01-18-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,195
Posted By MBTex

Agreed, that's why I'm a Hill Country Lake guy...

Agreed, that's why I'm a Hill Country Lake guy...
01-18-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By MBTex

PCMCIA slot comes with MM only I believe....

PCMCIA slot comes with MM only I believe....
01-18-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,195
Posted By MBTex

Nope, gotto go to the beach for that.

Nope, gotto go to the beach for that.
01-17-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,195
Posted By MBTex

^:rolf: Wouldn't all of the sand strip the...

^:rolf:

Wouldn't all of the sand strip the paint off of your car at speeds above that anyway?
01-17-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By MBTex

Actually I complained to MB and MB blamed Sprint....

Actually I complained to MB and MB blamed Sprint.

Then I called Sprint and they blamed Palm.

Then I called Palm and they blamed the MS OS saying that "The Palm OS phones work fine with it"
...
01-17-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By MBTex

Yep, that's how I ended up doing it. One by one....

Yep, that's how I ended up doing it. One by one. The "unknowns" came when I transferred my entire phone book. Individual vcards work just fine.
01-17-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By MBTex

If it is just a few you can delete the contact in...

If it is just a few you can delete the contact in the MB system and beam the individual vcard back in with the new information
01-16-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By MBTex

Depends on your phone. I couldn't do it at all...

Depends on your phone. I couldn't do it at all because I had an MS operating system and they only work with the Ford Sync systems (which are also MS). Then I installed jetware and it now lets my...
01-16-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By MBTex

Sorry man...I am clueless when it comes to...

Sorry man...I am clueless when it comes to lowering cars. I don't like it personally so I just have never studied up on it.
01-16-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By MBTex

+1. Not in the US. You can probably have the...

+1. Not in the US. You can probably have the dealer do it for you after you take delivery. Otherwise you'll just have to do it yourself as you did before.
01-16-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,022
Posted By MBTex

The car is quiet, but the large side mirrors...

The car is quiet, but the large side mirrors obviously must produce a bit of noise at highway speeds.
01-16-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Posted By MBTex

My wife and I put it in and listened to it the...

My wife and I put it in and listened to it the evening we picked up the car. Drove around for an hour listening to it...

Then it was removed and trashed.
01-16-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,310
Posted By MBTex

<<<lighten up, francis>>> :rolf: Are...

<<<lighten up, francis>>>

:rolf:

Are you offering to be the Big Toe?
01-16-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,968
Posted By MBTex

<<<I posted this piece of information back in...

<<<I posted this piece of information back in August, but obviously it is still news to some.>>>

I believe most, myself included, may have made a mental note of it in August when you posted, but...
01-16-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,347
Posted By MBTex

Congrats on the new C!!

Congrats on the new C!!
01-16-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By MBTex

Repost, but the car still makes me want to :puke:

Repost, but the car still makes me want to :puke:
01-16-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By MBTex

I sync'd my phone and wound up with 165 entries...

I sync'd my phone and wound up with 165 entries all labelled "Unknown".

Best I could find in the OM is to Reset the System. That'll do it. It will also erase all of your other presets and your...
01-16-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By MBTex

Good to know...will keep me from shouting...

Good to know...will keep me from shouting expletives at the car while trying to check the pressure of the spare. :y
01-16-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By MBTex

No clue how it works...just reposting information...

No clue how it works...just reposting information from other posts.
01-15-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By MBTex

One other thing...your post didn't mention...

One other thing...your post didn't mention whether or not you checked the spare tire. If you didn't check that one as well you should. That could be the culprit.
01-15-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By MBTex

Yes that happened to me as well. Turned out the...

Yes that happened to me as well. Turned out the TPMS system just needed to be reset due to the cold weather.

If you reset the TPMS it should be ok, just make sure to check the tire pressure first...
01-15-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,030
Posted By MBTex

Good thing I don't live in the Northeast then.......

Good thing I don't live in the Northeast then.... :D
01-15-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,030
Posted By MBTex

He** No... :smokin:

He** No... :smokin:
01-15-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,022
Posted By MBTex

I heard a slight rattle as well until I realized...

I heard a slight rattle as well until I realized that is was actually my sunglasses in the little pocket at the bottom of the door.

The solidity of the door is a MB trademark (remember the...
01-15-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,195
Posted By MBTex

+1, regardless of the wheels/tires. Any MB...

+1, regardless of the wheels/tires. Any MB trained mechanic can disable the governor pretty quickly if you are so inclined. There isn't anywhere on my daily commute that would allow me to even...
01-15-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,968
Posted By MBTex

+1. That is one of those things you probably...

+1. That is one of those things you probably wouldn't realize until it is too late.
01-14-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By MBTex

just turn the BT off on the phone and it will...

just turn the BT off on the phone and it will automatically switch back to the phone.
01-14-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,310
Posted By MBTex

You'd still need full coverage on the MB if it is...

You'd still need full coverage on the MB if it is leased or financed.

Even if you didn't, you'd still need to insure both cars. The cost of that would be higher than the increased cost of...
01-14-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,232
Posted By MBTex

Bump....Post #9

Bump....Post #9
01-14-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,020
Posted By MBTex

Search the forum...there is a post on here by...

Search the forum...there is a post on here by TXHurdle that clearly explains how to do it, even with the rolling code openers.

Mine worked fine the first time.
01-14-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By MBTex

Took mine in a few weeks ago. They hooked it up...

Took mine in a few weeks ago. They hooked it up and checked all of the computer systems then visually looked everything other to see if there were any mechanical issues. Then they balanced my...
01-14-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,030
Posted By MBTex

You can buy the Luxury conversion kit with the...

You can buy the Luxury conversion kit with the plain grill and put that on the car. No star
01-14-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,645
Posted By MBTex

Just don't start posting Bimmer pics or you'll...

Just don't start posting Bimmer pics or you'll get torn up!!!
01-14-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By MBTex

You have a 350...it is on all 350's in the US. ...

You have a 350...it is on all 350's in the US. Look for the three little buttons underneath the mirror on the driver's side.

Mine works like a charm.
01-14-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By MBTex

It's standard on the 350.... :naughty:

It's standard on the 350.... :naughty:
01-14-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
Posted By MBTex

OK, I've been all over this forum, the...

OK, I've been all over this forum, the electronics forum, and other forums looking for someone who had any sort of suggestion to help my MS Opp Treo work with the MB BT.

This is the suggestion...
01-11-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By MBTex

Yes, I got my 350 with p2 an MM for 2K below...

Yes, I got my 350 with p2 an MM for 2K below msrp, but that was back when these things were going for over msrp so you might be able to do better now. I stopped pricing things after I bought.
01-11-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By MBTex

You'll get over that Jetta really quick once you...

You'll get over that Jetta really quick once you take a spin in your new C....

Go Jags...need them to knock off those Pats so my 'Boys don't have to play them again.
01-11-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
Posted By MBTex

Wow, I've been having fits with my Microsoft OS...

Wow, I've been having fits with my Microsoft OS pairing with my car. The phone pairs, but none of the other functions work. I may give that a shot.

Congrats on getting the car, don't ding it up...
01-11-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,030
Posted By MBTex

Although I will say that I assume a debadged C is...

Although I will say that I assume a debadged C is a 300. Not that it should matter all that much.
01-11-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By MBTex

Congrats on the new C!

Congrats on the new C!
01-10-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By MBTex

Oh. Ok, well mine doesn't have a hook when the...

Oh. Ok, well mine doesn't have a hook when the blade comes out. :wtf:
01-10-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By MBTex

And your sig pic makes my @#$% get just a bit...

And your sig pic makes my @#$% get just a bit smaller each time I see it.
01-10-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By MBTex

OK, good. I was starting to think that I have...

OK, good. I was starting to think that I have the wrong key.
01-10-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By MBTex

Not sure I can see the pic too well, but it...

Not sure I can see the pic too well, but it appears that the "little key" is still in there. What does it look like when you take it out?
01-10-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,506
Posted By MBTex

I guess some people don't feel secure with their...

I guess some people don't feel secure with their $100K+ S Class...
01-10-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By MBTex

Just checked mine and I see no loop either.

Just checked mine and I see no loop either.
01-10-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By MBTex

yes

yes
01-10-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,744
Posted By MBTex

I thought it might be. Sorry, I think you are...

I thought it might be. Sorry, I think you are out of luck then. Those things are probably in the MB SUV's, not the sedans.
01-10-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By MBTex

Thread merge?

Thread merge?
01-10-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,295
Posted By MBTex

i do believe that MB has always had "stiffer"...

i do believe that MB has always had "stiffer" seats then other makes. Something to do with the German "cars are for driving, not relaxing" mentality.

I've got a bad back and have found that my...
01-10-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,744
Posted By MBTex

check the outlet under the wood trim in front of...

check the outlet under the wood trim in front of the shifter, although that is probably linked to the ignition as well.
01-10-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,298
Posted By MBTex

Bump

Bump
01-10-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,030
Posted By MBTex

It isn't even the cheapest Mercedes when you...

It isn't even the cheapest Mercedes when you think about it.

There actually is an A Class. You just don't see too many of them on the road as they are sold in the US (or at least not marketed).
...
01-09-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,672
Posted By MBTex

Those options are exactly the same as are being...

Those options are exactly the same as are being offered for the C350 in the US. No keyless go and no memory seats.

Thinking on the W204 forum is that those will be worked into a redesign in...
01-09-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,023
Posted By MBTex

I've heard rumors of base price in the low 60's. ...

I've heard rumors of base price in the low 60's. The W204 C350 base is $37K (about 45 loaded) and I don't see the C63 being priced more than 25K or so higher then the C350. Any higher then that and...
01-09-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,915
Posted By MBTex

:word: Yeah buddy.

:word: Yeah buddy.
01-09-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,506
Posted By MBTex

^Thanks buddy.

^Thanks buddy.
01-09-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,915
Posted By MBTex

Me too....love it when Newbie's chime in...glad...

Me too....love it when Newbie's chime in...glad I'm not a part of this one..

:popcorn::popcorn:
01-09-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By MBTex

Oh yeah...AMG badge solves everything, it's like...

Oh yeah...AMG badge solves everything, it's like Duct Tape! :rolf:

Addition: Should go without saying, but I was also joking for those that might take offense and start telling everyone to grow...
01-09-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,995
Posted By MBTex

I don't think I've ever seen that before. Not...

I don't think I've ever seen that before. Not sure how I feel about it either.

Although, one of my complaints on the interior is that there is no MB insignia or markings on the passenger side. ...
01-09-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,216
Posted By MBTex

They all have the bird's eye view option...just...

They all have the bird's eye view option...just have to go into the Navi Options menus and select it.

I kind of like the tradition view though myself.
01-09-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,227
Posted By MBTex

That would just make sense...but alas this is...

That would just make sense...but alas this is MBUSA...
01-09-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By MBTex

I wonder which website you are referring to?? It...

I wonder which website you are referring to?? It pains me everytime I need to look something up on that one as well....
01-09-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,506
Posted By MBTex

^From the "Grow Up" guy. I'm done with this...

^From the "Grow Up" guy.

I'm done with this one....
01-09-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,490
Posted By MBTex

Everybody has keyless but us...need to wait for...

Everybody has keyless but us...need to wait for the redesign or buy an E class like you.
01-09-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,506
Posted By MBTex

Hey kiddo...I would say reread my previous posts...

Hey kiddo...I would say reread my previous posts on the subject on this and other threads but you obviously aren't getting it and I don't care to keep repeating myself.

Do you know Spoonie?
01-09-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,506
Posted By MBTex

Exactly. Cannot agree more. I guess I...

Exactly. Cannot agree more.

I guess I should have just said that instead of going into why it isn't an AMG.

Still, those Poser Threads are very funny...and real AMG owners do take it very...
01-09-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By MBTex

I believe it is a 6spd manual tranny in the US...

I believe it is a 6spd manual tranny in the US with an optional 7spd auto in the 300 Sport (Standard in the 300 Lux)
01-09-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,216
Posted By MBTex

Very nice. Wish we had some of those interior...

Very nice. Wish we had some of those interior options in the US, especially the AMG seats. Those are :y
01-09-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By MBTex

Yep, 7 gears. The manual shifting isn't a...

Yep, 7 gears.

The manual shifting isn't a true manual tranny and it doesn't put you into a particular gear like a manual tranny would. It simply sets the highest gear that the auto tranny will...
01-09-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By MBTex

Yep that's the one I was talking about. Flight...

Yep that's the one I was talking about. Flight usually arrives right at morning rush hour so I guess I'm screwed. It isn't how I prefer to get reacquited with driving on the other side of the car...
01-09-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,506
Posted By MBTex

Hey kiddo, first of all the parts were built by...

Hey kiddo, first of all the parts were built by AMG and installed at the MB factory, the badge was not (he bought it). If he modded and got an AMG trunk that had the emblem on it I don't think...
01-08-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,698
Posted By MBTex

:rolf: That poor guy can never catch a break!

:rolf: That poor guy can never catch a break!
01-08-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,698
Posted By MBTex

I could barely make it to work without spinning...

I could barely make it to work without spinning out of control at least once or twice each day....
01-08-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5,531
Views: 2,843,948
Posted By MBTex

nice looking car. i'm sure a lot of us in the US...

nice looking car. i'm sure a lot of us in the US would like to have that Birdseye Maple option in the 300...

or the 4matic 350..

congrats. looks cold up there. glad i live where the sun...
01-08-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,995
Posted By MBTex

do you know TXHurdle? not sure if he is at PP or...

do you know TXHurdle? not sure if he is at PP or Ewing.
01-08-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,915
Posted By MBTex

Holiday Inn Express...

Holiday Inn Express...
01-08-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,995
Posted By MBTex

Congrats...looks like my little one.

Congrats...looks like my little one.
01-08-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By MBTex

I've got family in the Wicklow area as well as in...

I've got family in the Wicklow area as well as in Clare and Galway. Probably going to spend a week in Dublin in a couple of months visiting a cousin at Trinity. Is all of that airport construction...
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