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05-08-2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By stephensong

SWIZZZY????

SWIZZZY????
05-04-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,822
Posted By stephensong

Dealer tells me that with an order and $1500...

Dealer tells me that with an order and $1500 additional, the red that is available in the SL550 can be had in the C63.
05-01-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By stephensong

I posted this today: viewed the photos and...

I posted this today:

viewed the photos and do not like the Steel Gray w/ black int. If any one is interested, this car is at W.I. Simminson (wrong spelling) in Santa Monica, ask for Andrew. If you...
05-01-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,822
Posted By stephensong

The Pal silver is outstanding and I am going to...

The Pal silver is outstanding and I am going to order an '09 with the red leather that is available in the SL550..
05-01-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,822
Posted By stephensong

I viewed the photos and do not like the Steel...

I viewed the photos and do not like the Steel Gray w/ black int. If any one is interested, this car is at W.I. Simminson (wrong spelling) in Santa Monica, ask for Andrew. If you want to view the...
05-01-2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,822
Posted By stephensong

You are probably right. August 1, 05, I purchased...

You are probably right. August 1, 05, I purchased a '05 C230. The dealer had '06s on the lot and took $4000 off the '05. Thanks for your input it is helping with my decision.
04-30-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,822
Posted By stephensong

I am glad that I asked. If I decide to take...

I am glad that I asked. If I decide to take delivery now I will bargain hard.

Thanks for your input.
04-30-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,822
Posted By stephensong

Some people are actually not taking the...

Some people are actually not taking the performance package because the ride will be even stiffer. IDK what your tolerance is but it might be too stiff because all the reviewers with the AMG...
04-30-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,822
Posted By stephensong

C63 at Dealer Question?

I have a C63 just delivered today. The dealer is in Santa Monica and I am in Seattle. The dealers here and in Portland will not have a C63 for weeks. I am ready to go down and pick-up the car but am...
03-05-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By stephensong

Sorry, I do not have MM.

Sorry, I do not have MM.
03-05-2008, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By stephensong

What sticker? Was this a dealer added sticker or...

What sticker? Was this a dealer added sticker or the MSRP sticker?
03-05-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By stephensong

Remember the good old days when W203 changed the...

Remember the good old days when W203 changed the time for you?
03-05-2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By stephensong

I just got an e-mail reminder from MB to adjust...

I just got an e-mail reminder from MB to adjust the time on 3/9/08 and they linked it to MBUSA which has the e-owner's manual. You should check your manual as it shows how to adjust the time. You can...
02-29-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,016
Posted By stephensong

I moved from '05 C230 to '08 C350. The C350 is...

I moved from '05 C230 to '08 C350. The C350 is great and surpasses the W203 in just about every way. However, if you could wait until the '09 is released than you may be able to get Memory seats...
01-25-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By stephensong

Passenger seat outer seat belts, something to do...

Passenger seat outer seat belts, something to do with child safety seat hook up. Anyway they did it in a few minutes 30 I think.
01-24-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By stephensong

Yes they are, in just a few more miles I will...

Yes they are, in just a few more miles I will replace the Contis and I do not have the 18" AMG wheels.
01-24-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,699
Posted By stephensong

File a claim with the other persons ins company....

File a claim with the other persons ins company. This is an acceptable thing to do.
01-24-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,637
Posted By stephensong

Picked it up 8/25/2007 and have 7536 miles.

Picked it up 8/25/2007 and have 7536 miles.
01-23-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By stephensong

Congrats, you are going to love this car.

Congrats, you are going to love this car.
01-17-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,310
Posted By stephensong

Sorry, I lost my head for a minute.

Sorry, I lost my head for a minute.
01-15-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,310
Posted By stephensong

You will have to reach my counter parts in CA...

You will have to reach my counter parts in CA when you get caught doing an illegal act. If you cannot afford to insure your car you should by a Ford Focus or some other car that better fits your...
01-14-2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By stephensong

7000 miles no sounds coming from the brakes.

7000 miles no sounds coming from the brakes.
01-14-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,044
Posted By stephensong

Did you find this?

In the pocket behind the driver's seat was this. I guess it proves where it is put together. If you have troubled reading this, please stand on your head.
01-14-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,310
Posted By stephensong

If you have a loss and the insurance company...

If you have a loss and the insurance company discovers that you made a material misrepresentation they may return your premium and void your policy and not pay the loss. It is not worth the headache,...
01-09-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By stephensong

This is not an option on the USA W204.

This is not an option on the USA W204.
01-07-2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,059
Posted By stephensong

Try another dealer.

Try another dealer.
01-07-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By stephensong

At mid-sixty it is a bargain. The new M3 will...

At mid-sixty it is a bargain. The new M3 will cost more and perform less.
01-07-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,036
Posted By stephensong

I test drove the '07 E320 and it is a very good...

I test drove the '07 E320 and it is a very good vehicle. All the old school diesel issues do not apply to these cars. My '05 Jetta TDI was also not a smelly smoker. With the amount of torque the...
01-06-2008, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By stephensong

Listened for the first month but now I only...

Listened for the first month but now I only listen to CDs. I do not like to hear some DJ talking about nonsense. Now I only hear my favorite tunes all the time and its free.
01-06-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,432
Posted By stephensong

Why not go to another dealer and leave the BS...

Why not go to another dealer and leave the BS behind?
01-06-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By stephensong

This week on motorweek they test the C63. This is...

This week on motorweek they test the C63. This is one nice car.
01-05-2008, 05:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,538
Posted By stephensong

pitlia3a "We are all entitled to our opinions." ...

pitlia3a "We are all entitled to our opinions."

True but we are also entitled not to have to read rubbish. If you do not like the W204 then don't buy one. Go to a forum that better fits your...
01-05-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,744
Posted By stephensong

An you do not get AMG 17" rims with C300. So the...

An you do not get AMG 17" rims with C300. So the cost of these would have to be added to cost of the C300. The price diff is very minimal. However, as said before in the USA if you want 4matic or 6...
01-04-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By stephensong

Get used to it, they all make that sound.

Get used to it, they all make that sound.
01-03-2008, 08:30 AM
01-03-2008, 06:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,652
Posted By stephensong

Very nice color combo and shifter knob is good...

Very nice color combo and shifter knob is good looking. Good luck with the new car. In your signature you put 2007? This is a 2008 or is this a dateline thing?
12-31-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,306
Posted By stephensong

Funny, I just read a review of C63 and it said no...

Funny, I just read a review of C63 and it said no 19" AMG Wheels available in the US due to the number of potholes and the soft makeup of the wheel.
12-31-2007, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By stephensong

What does the Z stand for in "C350WZ"? Great...

What does the Z stand for in "C350WZ"? Great pics.
12-30-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By stephensong

All posters on this thread have C300, is this a...

All posters on this thread have C300, is this a C300 problem? I have not had any issues as mentioned here.
12-29-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,404
Posted By stephensong

P2 always included Bi-X lights. You should go...

P2 always included Bi-X lights. You should go back to dealer and get an explanation plus refund for not having the complete option package.
12-29-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,525
Posted By stephensong

Why buy C300 and then mod it?

The price difference between the C300 Sport and the C350 is $2460 (see MBUSA website) when the vehicles are built so that the C300 is equal to the C350 i.e., same paint, 7 speed, and P1. There are no...
12-29-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By stephensong

I have been using escort since 1982 and have...

I have been using escort since 1982 and have never gotten a ticket. I have been stopped and the trooper looked at the escort and did not take any action or even mention it. The Laser jammer/shifter...
12-21-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By stephensong

It is amazing how many people buy cars and do not...

It is amazing how many people buy cars and do not know what they have purchased. Why not read the owner's manual and get acquainted with the features of your new car before you panic. Just a thought.
12-18-2007, 05:23 PM
12-17-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,005
Posted By stephensong

I do this every time I beat a 911 to the next red...

I do this every time I beat a 911 to the next red light; however, I do hate having to buy so many replacement tires.
12-16-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,921
Posted By stephensong

Kompressor for W204 C350

Does any one know if there is a Kompressor made for the W204 C350? I'm thinking if the C32 AMG had one maybe some company developed one for the 3.5 motor.
12-15-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,299
Posted By stephensong

After you have an accident make sure that the...

After you have an accident make sure that the video is turned off and the claims adjuster does not find out what you were doing or you will be in for the battle of your life.
12-14-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,008
Posted By stephensong

Go to MBUSA.com and do a dealer search. Start...

Go to MBUSA.com and do a dealer search. Start with the dealer closest to you and e-mail or call and inquire about their inventory. They are all in need of making a sell. By looking on this forum you...
12-14-2007, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,534
Posted By stephensong

Without either P1 or P2 you might as well by a...

Without either P1 or P2 you might as well by a Honda V6. The resell value without one of these packages and the 6 speed is going to be next to nothing. When you add after market Bi-Z lights and other...
12-14-2007, 12:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,382
Posted By stephensong

Zaino and the swirls are gone, check it out at...

Zaino and the swirls are gone, check it out at Zaino.com.
12-14-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,216
Posted By stephensong

In Portland, OR I always received a MB even...

In Portland, OR I always received a MB even though the dealer uses Hertz.
12-14-2007, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By stephensong

Of course, you had it in "C" mode,...

Of course, you had it in "C" mode, right?
12-14-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By stephensong

The F&I guy is licensed by The State (he has an...

The F&I guy is licensed by The State (he has an insurance license) and the State's insurance department regulates his activity. So contact the NJ department of insurance at:...
12-11-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By stephensong

This was not a gift from the dealer but a...

This was not a gift from the dealer but a promotion from MB. I got a leather document holder from the dealer.
12-10-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By stephensong

What $1500?

What $1500?
12-10-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By stephensong

If you completed a form and sent it to a dealer...

If you completed a form and sent it to a dealer and ordered the car and financed with MB Financial, then MB gives you a $250 gift card. This was good in July. There were other give aways too.
12-10-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By stephensong

I purchased my car 8/25/07 and received the $250....

I purchased my car 8/25/07 and received the $250. about three weeks ago.
12-10-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By stephensong

Did they give you a good discount? When I...

Did they give you a good discount? When I purchased mine, they offered a $1500 discount (if I remember correctly) but I lived in DC and could not get to their location.

Good luck with the new car.
12-10-2007, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,527
Posted By stephensong

Check the BMW web-site in Egypt the 530i has more...

Check the BMW web-site in Egypt the 530i has more power then our C350:

272 HP 315 Torque

Price EGP 709.000

http://www.bmw-eg.com/cms/index_highend.html
12-09-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,527
Posted By stephensong

Tell him that your dog ate your homework, so you...

Tell him that your dog ate your homework, so you had to miss the race. I don't know about the C280 but if its like a C300 and has 228 HP I think you will have a hard time beating the 530i. (if the...
12-09-2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By stephensong

Another minor inconvenience.

I am at just about at 6000 miles. While waiting for my wife to finish shopping, I decide to check the oil. I thumb through all of the options on the on board computer and could not find the check oil...
12-09-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,463
Posted By stephensong

It should not be a mystery, if Phil Smart had an...

It should not be a mystery, if Phil Smart had an E320 and a C320 sitting side by side and the C was about $15000 cheaper, who in their right mind would buy the E320? It would be the end of the E...
12-09-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By stephensong

Yes they did, I informed them that I charge $25 a...

Yes they did, I informed them that I charge $25 a month to advertise their dealership on the back of my car. They removed it before I drove off the lot. It is the white round emblem in the photo. I...
12-09-2007, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By stephensong

What is an advertising emblem?:nix:

What is an advertising emblem?:nix:
12-07-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By stephensong

At 7000 miles I will switch to Pirelli P Zero...

At 7000 miles I will switch to Pirelli P Zero Nero M&S. These tires are very good. I put them on my Z4 (run flats are for the birds) and on my W203.
12-07-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,543
Posted By stephensong

If you have ordered a C350 and it has not been...

If you have ordered a C350 and it has not been delivered it is not to late to cancel your order and purchase a vehicle with a rear-end that strikes your fantasy.
12-07-2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,744
Posted By stephensong

Yeah but the glove box has air-conditioning, so...

Yeah but the glove box has air-conditioning, so you can keep your gloves cool:nix:
12-07-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,409
Posted By stephensong

Thanks for reminding me, I forgot about that....

Thanks for reminding me, I forgot about that. Plus the savings on the purchase of an '07 model.
12-06-2007, 11:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,409
Posted By stephensong

MBCA Have you joined?

Anybody join the MBCA? I have been a member for several years. The local chapters have monthly news letters with info concerning events which most of us would find of interest, especially the diy...
12-06-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 39,244
Posted By stephensong

Just get the P2 package and put the key in, start...

Just get the P2 package and put the key in, start the car, turn the lights on and there you have it, no drilling required.
12-06-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,179
Posted By stephensong

Honda and Toyota V6s are not out of the price...

Honda and Toyota V6s are not out of the price point of a C300 and they have leather, mem seats, and other lux items. Toyota, Honda, Ford, and GM pick-ups are also in the price range. Even a Jeep...
12-06-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,736
Posted By stephensong

One-Touch Shift: How To

There is good info in the Manual like this on One-Touch Shifting:

Gear selector lever one-touch gearshifting With the gear selector lever in drive position D, you can limit or extend the gear...
12-06-2007, 06:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 712
Posted By stephensong

C or S mode: The Answer (S) Sport = Standard

In your owner's manual at page #144 you will find the following:
Automatic shift program
The program mode selector switch is located on the lower part of the center
console. Program mode...
12-05-2007, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By stephensong

Funny, I had an '03 Murano, '05 Jetta TDI, and...

Funny, I had an '03 Murano, '05 Jetta TDI, and still have an '03 Z4 3.0. Welcome to the forum.
12-05-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,744
Posted By stephensong

I keep mine in the trunk on the left side by the...

I keep mine in the trunk on the left side by the first aid kit.
12-05-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,104
Posted By stephensong

Here is the answer from page 144 in the owners...

Here is the answer from page 144 in the owners manual:

Controls in detail
Automatic transmission*
Automatic shift program
The program mode selector switch is
located on the lower part of...
12-05-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,104
Posted By stephensong

It is what Porsche calls its automatic...

It is what Porsche calls its automatic transmission. It has (as many cars now a days have) a manual mode so that the driver can shift gears somewhat like a stick shift. Our cars have this but it...
12-05-2007, 06:35 AM
12-05-2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,152
Posted By stephensong

Not on USA models. There is no Sport button and...

Not on USA models. There is no Sport button and no agility control package.
12-04-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,152
Posted By stephensong

This vehicle does not have a sport button. Maybe...

This vehicle does not have a sport button. Maybe next year on the 2009.
12-04-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,937
Posted By stephensong

Window Washers not wipers, ah yes 55 and losing...

Window Washers not wipers, ah yes 55 and losing my reading skills.:smash:
12-04-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By stephensong

It does not matter they are all good cars in...

It does not matter they are all good cars in their own way. Its like asking what's better a blonde or a redhead, which ever one suites you is the best one for you.
12-04-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,782
Posted By stephensong

Once every 13,000 miles or one a year.

Once every 13,000 miles or one a year.
12-04-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,782
Posted By stephensong

Great answer. That's how I took care of all of...

Great answer. That's how I took care of all of Harley's.
12-04-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,782
Posted By stephensong

You are right this is confusing. Why would...

You are right this is confusing. Why would anybody buy a C300 with automatic transmission, then buy aftermarket HID, Exhaust, spoilers, and on and on. When finished the cost is greater than a C350...
12-04-2007, 07:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,782
Posted By stephensong

I am taling about and under $100 transaction, Why...

I am taling about and under $100 transaction, Why make a big fuss over such small issues?
12-04-2007, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By stephensong

Who cares. This is a great car, period!

Who cares. This is a great car, period!
12-04-2007, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,937
Posted By stephensong

How could tell that the headlamp washers came on?...

How could tell that the headlamp washers came on? I have over 5000 miles on my C350 and have driven in a lot of rain. I have never seen these things work. I have parked my car in the rain with the...
12-03-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,782
Posted By stephensong

I don't get it. You buy a $40,000 car then worry...

I don't get it. You buy a $40,000 car then worry about a $40 oil change. Why not just go to the dealer take a seat in the lounge have a free cup of coffee and wait for your car while they change your...
12-02-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,764
Posted By stephensong

That is why the 17" wheels are a safe bet in our...

That is why the 17" wheels are a safe bet in our area.
12-02-2007, 12:26 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,179
Posted By stephensong

I guess this explains why all the mod and after...

I guess this explains why all the mod and after market part questions on this forum. I am 55 and could have purchased any number of cars; however, this C350 looks good and feels right.
11-28-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By stephensong

I have taken my C350 to three dealers and...

I have taken my C350 to three dealers and purchased nothing from them but they washed my car for free. In fact Phil Smart in Seattle, whenever the sun is shing come in and get a car wash but get here...
11-28-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,307
Posted By stephensong

The only problem is the dealer does not know what...

The only problem is the dealer does not know what it does, they did not know that it was in there. The owner's manual does not refer to it and if you were going to stick a drink or food in the glove...
11-28-2007, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,181
Posted By stephensong

Sales guys know less than we do about our cars....

Sales guys know less than we do about our cars. When I picked mine up in August the sales guy was trying to set the memory seats for me as everybody knows the C350 comes with this as standard...
11-28-2007, 06:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,543
Posted By stephensong

Last Saturday, Thanksgivings weekend, I drove...

Last Saturday, Thanksgivings weekend, I drove from Seattle to Portland (round trip) with cruise on at 60 mph and at 70 mph. I also had city driving for a while. the computer had 28.5 with an avg mph...
11-26-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,589
Posted By stephensong

What is "hv"? :nix:

What is "hv"? :nix:
11-26-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,184
Posted By stephensong

Are you sure? Most insurance policies have a...

Are you sure? Most insurance policies have a glass program that this will fall under. Call your insurance company first.
11-26-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,973
Posted By stephensong

I had a new 2003 Nissan Murano. I lived in Oregon...

I had a new 2003 Nissan Murano. I lived in Oregon where only the gas attendant can fill up your car. For the first year that I owned it I put regular in, then on a visit to Seattle, WA I stopped and...
11-25-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,358
Posted By stephensong

I have a Motorola that is a few months old and it...

I have a Motorola that is a few months old and it works greats.
11-24-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By stephensong

I was at Phil Smart (Seattle Dealer) yesterday....

I was at Phil Smart (Seattle Dealer) yesterday. He has a C300 fitted with Barbus front air dam and quad exhaust. The exhaust looks great; however, the front air dam looks so much like an add-on that...
11-18-2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,224
Posted By stephensong

Why not pay your collision deductible and let...

Why not pay your collision deductible and let your insurer fix the car? If your deductible is $500.
11-17-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,224
Posted By stephensong

Gee, how fast was that curb going? Sorry to see...

Gee, how fast was that curb going? Sorry to see the damage.
11-16-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,046
Posted By stephensong

This happened in the eighties. After that all car...

This happened in the eighties. After that all car ads said "leather seating areas". I am sure if you google this you will find the story.
11-15-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,046
Posted By stephensong

You are right, what does this guy think we own a...

You are right, what does this guy think we own a Nissan? When they said that the Z came with leather seats and it turned out that only the part that your butt sat on was leather not the entire seat,...
11-15-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By stephensong

Slow, when I though I was going to give it back...

Slow, when I though I was going to give it back due to licensing issues, I drove my C350 in manual mode in 1st to redline it shifts into 2nd and at redline it shifts into 3rd. This is not a slow car...
11-15-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By stephensong

Fortunately or not, I have a disability sticker...

Fortunately or not, I have a disability sticker and I always park in the handicap space. I never worry about other cars parking next to me.
11-10-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By stephensong

You purchased a very nice car and if it does not...

You purchased a very nice car and if it does not preform as you think it should, a trip to the dealer is in order. Of course it is fine to post things on this site; however, as none of us will have...
11-10-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By stephensong

MB Central (NJ office) has taken over the...

MB Central (NJ office) has taken over the handling of my issue. They have fedex all paperwork to the OR DMV. They provided me with tracking number. OR DMV confirmed receipt of paperwork. They mailed...
11-07-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By stephensong

Thanks for the advise. I have had many talks with...

Thanks for the advise. I have had many talks with the owners of the dealership. I am now working in Seattle, WA, a few minutes from P. Smart. I have put my Z$ OR plates on the car to go to Portland...
11-07-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By stephensong

"When we bought ours from Rasmussen in Portland...

"When we bought ours from Rasmussen in Portland [we live in Vancouver WA, just across the river], I told them up front that we were leaving on a long trip, and that I wanted to insure that we had...
11-07-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By stephensong

I was working in Washington, DC at the time. The...

I was working in Washington, DC at the time. The local dealer in Portland, OR only had C300s and the way that they were equiped they cost more than my C350.
11-07-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,017
Posted By stephensong

"And the free "first service" you're referring to...

"And the free "first service" you're referring to is actually just an inspection of the car, and a check of the electronics using the OBD plug....took about 15 minutes in our case, accomplished by...
11-07-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,017
Posted By stephensong

This has nothing to do with your dealer. Starting...

This has nothing to do with your dealer. Starting in 2005 when MB no longer offered free maintenance, they started this free first service. Point is I purchased the car in VA and had first free...
11-07-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By stephensong

C350 May Go Back!

I purchased a new 2008 C350 and took delivery 8/25/2007. I purchased it at “American Service Center” in VA. Prior to the purchase I informed the sales manager that I will register the car in Oregon...
11-07-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,017
Posted By stephensong

I do not understand, if you purchased a new...

I do not understand, if you purchased a new Mercedes-Benz then you get a free first service which is to be used after 1,000 miles and before 3,000 miles. I had my free first service at the 1,500 mile...
11-07-2007, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By stephensong

I have got to stop driving with my sunglasses...

I have got to stop driving with my sunglasses on!!!
11-07-2007, 12:06 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,532
Posted By stephensong

Boy you guys are young:crazy: VCRs were $2700...

Boy you guys are young:crazy: VCRs were $2700 back in 1973 and they were big as microwave ovens.
11-06-2007, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By stephensong

I do not think that they are backlit. I have been...

I do not think that they are backlit. I have been driving my C350 since August and have never notice.
11-06-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By stephensong

No, I got a small discount when I purchased mine...

No, I got a small discount when I purchased mine in August.
11-05-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,048
Posted By stephensong

My Sirius works great, no problems.

My Sirius works great, no problems.
11-04-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,990
Posted By stephensong

Yesterday, roundtrip from Seattle to Portland...

Yesterday, roundtrip from Seattle to Portland plus drive around in Portland. Computer says " 433 miles, 8.13 hours, 27.1 mpg, 61 avg mph. This is outstanding. For those of you who don't know, the...
11-02-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,034
Posted By stephensong

Looks great in red. It's your car no need to...

Looks great in red. It's your car no need to explain the AMG tag. Good luck with it.
11-01-2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,766
Posted By stephensong

The only other C300 I've seen in Seattle was a...

The only other C300 I've seen in Seattle was a silver with a old lady (her hair was the same color as her car) driving down 3rd Ave.
11-01-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By stephensong

Mercedes-Benz engineers did a great design job on...

Mercedes-Benz engineers did a great design job on my C350, so the only mod I will do is apply Zaino products to keep it looking great.
11-01-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,223
Posted By stephensong

I purchased my C350 in VA and it came with Conti...

I purchased my C350 in VA and it came with Conti all-weathers. I am now back home in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle and Portland) and the 2008 Cs all have Mich.
10-31-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By stephensong

To keep your C350 looking good use Zaino...

To keep your C350 looking good use Zaino products. Zaino.com
10-31-2007, 09:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,534
Posted By stephensong

Jorg: You are right, shop until you get a quote...

Jorg: You are right, shop until you get a quote that you can live with.

OBLU: Each insurer uses its own method in calculating insurance scores. They give different values to different risk...
10-30-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,766
Posted By stephensong

Kirkland? What color is your C350? I am in...

Kirkland? What color is your C350? I am in Seattle, and have seen a White with tinted windows but no others.
10-30-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,534
Posted By stephensong

I am 55 and have a perfect record, my '03 3.0 Z4...

I am 55 and have a perfect record, my '03 3.0 Z4 has been cheaper to insure then my '03 Acura CLS, '05 C230 Sedan, and '08 C350.
10-30-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By stephensong

Why have it if you are not going to use it? Its a...

Why have it if you are not going to use it? Its a blast.
10-30-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,925
Posted By stephensong

"I got it with all extra expect pano roof and the...

"I got it with all extra expect pano roof and the bi xeons it fairly new there been some recalls on over brand cars with bi xeon lights." ATOBE

Did you get the P2 package? If so, didn't it come...
10-30-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,766
Posted By stephensong

S is not sport, it is standard and you will not...

S is not sport, it is standard and you will not use any more gas driving in S. You should read your owner's manual and you will see that C is for better control when road conditions are not great it...
10-30-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,534
Posted By stephensong

I am also in insurance as in 30 years with...

I am also in insurance as in 30 years with several state insurance departments. You must also include your "insurance score" when you are talking insurance premiums. This score is based mostly on...
10-24-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,467
Posted By stephensong

Just keep driving and they will work smoothly. It...

Just keep driving and they will work smoothly. It took mine a few weeks to break in.
10-14-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 958
Posted By stephensong

Spooky or what?

I return home with little gas in the tank. I park in my garage and shut off the motor. When I walk around the car I notice that the fuel filler door is open. I thought that the last time I got gas I...
10-07-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,589
Posted By stephensong

The dealer through in wheel locks with my...

The dealer through in wheel locks with my purchase. The part no. was the same as for '05 -'07 models.
10-05-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By stephensong

What are latch straps?

What are latch straps?
10-02-2007, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By stephensong

ffejalink you are so right, they will not...

ffejalink you are so right, they will not discount but their service is very good and I live in Tigard which is about a 10 min drive.
09-29-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,926
Posted By stephensong

Question, when I am playing a CD which is a new...

Question, when I am playing a CD which is a new release the name of the tracks are not displayed; however, when I play any CD that I burned the names play back. Does this make sense?
09-29-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,750
Posted By stephensong

Great car, I am sad that everyone is getting one....

Great car, I am sad that everyone is getting one. Up until now where ever I drove I was the only 08' on the road, oh well I guess my days are numbered. I just "Zaino" my car and it looks great the...
09-29-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,745
Posted By stephensong

Great report, I just came from Washington, DC to...

Great report, I just came from Washington, DC to Portland, OR. My car was fully loaded down, i.e. no room even for a passenger. I did not keep any records I just drove as if I stole this car. With...
09-29-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,278
Posted By stephensong

I don't get it I have (mem seats, steering wheel,...

I don't get it I have (mem seats, steering wheel, mirrors) on my 2005 C 230 and it was about $3700 cheaper then my new 2008 C 350. If I remember I think the mem seat package was something like $670....
09-29-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By stephensong

Honking the horn by accident is my only complaint...

Honking the horn by accident is my only complaint about this car. It is a poor placement for the horn activator (bottom of the steering wheel) quick turns = a short blast of the horn. Other than that...
09-29-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By stephensong

I was at Portland and Wilsonville MB yesterday...

I was at Portland and Wilsonville MB yesterday (first service for my 08 C350) they had no C350s and few C300s. I saw black and silver. Very small inventory. I purchased mine in VA and drove it across...
09-12-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,795
Posted By stephensong

The spoiler is available from the dealer. Check...

The spoiler is available from the dealer. Check the build your own on the MBUSA site. It has a $394 price. This is probably without paint and install.
09-11-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By stephensong

No manuals? Where did you buy your cars? I...

No manuals? Where did you buy your cars? I received my manuals and everything that you would expect when taking delivery of a new vehicle.
09-11-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,887
Posted By stephensong

Were you at "America Service Center" Last night?...

Were you at "America Service Center" Last night? I was going to go but I watched the NFL instead. So the AMG Style IV 6-Spoke 17 inch front B6 603 1400 appear to be the standard C350 rim, If that is...
09-11-2007, 07:26 PM
09-11-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,232
Posted By stephensong

http://www.mbusa.com/owners/quicktips/remote_progr...

http://www.mbusa.com/owners/quicktips/remote_programming.jsp

Go there to set your homelink.
09-11-2007, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,167
Posted By stephensong

If you do not think the C 350 is a good car, why...

If you do not think the C 350 is a good car, why not buy something else and join that car's forum. I am very pleased with my C 350, then again I am not interested in the fastest, tricked out,...
09-06-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By stephensong

Prior to completing the first 1500 KM, Ship your...

Prior to completing the first 1500 KM, Ship your C320 to me and I will ship my C350 to you. I really want a C320; however, it may never be available in the US. How would MB price it against the E320?...
09-05-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,891
Posted By stephensong

Oops.

Oops.
09-05-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,663
Posted By stephensong

I got the offer from MB Financial about a month...

I got the offer from MB Financial about a month ago. You are required to use MB Financial to purchase or lease your car. I am waiting for the $250 card to show up as I will use it for the first...
09-05-2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By stephensong

When the discount is up to $7000 I am surprised...

When the discount is up to $7000 I am surprised that there are any still left sitting on dealer lots.
09-05-2007, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By stephensong

Finally spotted a W204 on the road

Yesterday while waiting for my commuter bus in Washington, DC, a white C 300 lux pulled up to the light. This was the first W204 that I have seen on the road (other than mine). It looked really nice....
09-04-2007, 03:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By stephensong

Yes it is. On the build your own website it...

Yes it is. On the build your own website it states that this item can be painted to match your cars color. If it was installed at the factory it would be the same color as your car.
08-29-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,672
Posted By stephensong

Les Schwab, boy do I miss that place. I had my...

Les Schwab, boy do I miss that place. I had my tires checked once a month when I was back home. I can't wait to get back there.
08-29-2007, 09:58 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,672
Posted By stephensong

Just got back from the dealer and the TPMS works...

Just got back from the dealer and the TPMS works fine. The service manager greeted me this morning and started to explain about a software update that would fix the TPMS issue. Apparently about 5 of...
08-28-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,898
Posted By stephensong

In my '05 C230 which I purchased August 1, 2005,...

In my '05 C230 which I purchased August 1, 2005, I have had the H/K head unit replaced 4 times all under warranty. It has now lasted for almost a year without a problem. My Z4 had a problem with the...
08-28-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,821
Posted By stephensong

I was going to buy a C300 with standard sound and...

I was going to buy a C300 with standard sound and while I was signing papers my wife complained about the sound system as it did not compare with our H/K system in our '05 C230.

I canceled and...
08-28-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,645
Posted By stephensong

It is listed on my window sticker as a seperate...

It is listed on my window sticker as a seperate line item.
08-28-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,672
Posted By stephensong

I called the dealer and informed him of the TPMS...

I called the dealer and informed him of the TPMS issue. His response "Oh yeah, service already has a fix for that, it will take about an hour" Is there a site that list recall items?
08-26-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By stephensong

You should ask a service guy at your dealership,...

You should ask a service guy at your dealership, "C" does not effective gas mileage. In my '05 C230 I did not see a difference when using "S" of "C". I followed the recommendation but if this is...
08-26-2007, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By stephensong

Break-in Period

Did anyone read in the owner’s manual that during the 1000 mile break-in period the trans should be in the “C” mode? If so are you following this advice?
08-26-2007, 10:05 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,672
Posted By stephensong

John: Did you purchase your car in Portland...

John:

Did you purchase your car in Portland or Wilsonville? I purchased my 2005 in Wilsonville and my Z4 at Rasmussen BMW (same owners).
08-26-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,672
Posted By stephensong

Not a problem but I get in the car this morning...

Not a problem but I get in the car this morning with the intent to program the radio. I have to pull out of the garage so that Sirius has access to open sky. I turn over the motor and the TPMS...
08-26-2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,460
Posted By stephensong

Yes and wheel locks, hat , and key-chains. Plus...

Yes and wheel locks, hat , and key-chains. Plus MB Financial is sending a $250 Visa card (some kind of promotion) all-in-all a good deal.
08-25-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,672
Posted By stephensong

Sorry to say after day 1, no problems.

Sorry to say after day 1, no problems.
08-25-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5,531
Views: 2,844,160
Posted By stephensong

Picked up this C350 this morning.

Picked up this C350 this morning.
08-25-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,460
Posted By stephensong

Sorry, we are currently living in Portland (wife)...

Sorry, we are currently living in Portland (wife) and Washington, DC (me). I will be back in Portland by the end of next week and then we will start looking for a place in Seattle.

Alot of road...
08-25-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,460
Posted By stephensong

Palladium Silver/Black MB-Tex and P2.

Palladium Silver/Black MB-Tex and P2.
08-25-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,460
Posted By stephensong

I just got back from the dealer with the new...

I just got back from the dealer with the new C350. This is a fine vehicle. We are going to be very happy with this one. I hope that the photos come out.
08-24-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,235
Posted By stephensong

Not if you have the 18" wheels with the summer...

Not if you have the 18" wheels with the summer tires, you will not get very far in the snow.
08-24-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,460
Posted By stephensong

Where is here?

Where is here?
08-24-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,460
Posted By stephensong

New C350 tomorrow morning!!

So the dealer calls me and lets me know that a C350 with a P2 in Pal Silver and black MB-Tex will be ready to go if I’m interested, it can be mine for $500:zoom:off the MSRP of $39,335. So tomorrow...
08-24-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,776
Posted By stephensong

55 and why buy an E when the C350 will do just as...

55 and why buy an E when the C350 will do just as well?
08-23-2007, 02:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,835
Posted By stephensong

"Other variables: - Dealer gave me a pretty...

"Other variables:
- Dealer gave me a pretty good deal on my trade in."

No, dealer is getting back what he gave you for your trade by not discounting the demo. In Richmond, VA, the dealer is...
08-22-2007, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,988
Posted By stephensong

In the first thread in this section there is a...

In the first thread in this section there is a picture of a W204 with the plate bracket in place.
08-21-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,451
Posted By stephensong

My dealer has informed me that the big "launch"...

My dealer has informed me that the big "launch" for the new C300/350 will be Sept 19th.
08-21-2007, 07:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,451
Posted By stephensong

Okay, dealer says he is willing to discount on...

Okay, dealer says he is willing to discount on inventory cars as he does not want these non-multimedia cars on the lot when the next shipment w/multimedia arrives. There is no discount on new orders.
08-20-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,451
Posted By stephensong

I was going to trade it in but I am going to keep...

I was going to trade it in but I am going to keep it. It really is a good vehicle.
08-19-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By stephensong

This model is not offered in the US.

This model is not offered in the US.
08-19-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,451
Posted By stephensong

Dealer discounting C350 already

I received the following e-mail:

Hi Gary,

Thanks for your request for stock #11577 the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 Sport Sedan. This vehicle is still avilable and ready for delivery.

...
08-19-2007, 03:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,701
Posted By stephensong

In the Washington, DC area all dealers gave me...

In the Washington, DC area all dealers gave me the same answer, AMG 18" are unavailable until farther notice. Even though on the C300 that I almost purchased last week from Euromotorcars had the AMG...
08-16-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,162
Posted By stephensong

I understand, the point is that cars are made...

I understand, the point is that cars are made where the manufactuer has the greatest cost savings. The quality will not be affected by built location.
08-16-2007, 07:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,162
Posted By stephensong

My BMW Z4 as all other Z4s was built in South...

My BMW Z4 as all other Z4s was built in South Carolina and it is of great quality.
08-15-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By stephensong

Maybe not, the AMGs are staggered and 4matics are...

Maybe not, the AMGs are staggered and 4matics are not.
08-12-2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By stephensong

Yes, everyone is happy but the sales guy as the...

Yes, everyone is happy but the sales guy as the sale will not be included in this months commissions.
08-11-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By stephensong

This car will be mostly used by my wife, so...

This car will be mostly used by my wife, so whatever she wants is okay with me.
08-11-2007, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By stephensong

Sad news

Yesterday my wife and I drive our '05 C230 to the dealer for the trade and to pick-up of ur new C300. In our '05 we have the H/K system. My wife gets into the new car while I am off to the finance...
08-11-2007, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By stephensong

It Is Just A Problem With The Website. Once You...

It Is Just A Problem With The Website. Once You Build The Car Subtract The $1400 For The P1 And You Will Have The Correct Price.
08-10-2007, 05:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,278
Posted By stephensong

When I want to play "Boy Racer" I drive my Z4....

When I want to play "Boy Racer" I drive my Z4. For everyday driving the C300 will be just fine. 0 to 60 and skidpad numbers don't really matter when the trunk is full of packages.
08-10-2007, 04:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,836
Posted By stephensong

Thanks for the tire info. I will change to P-zero...

Thanks for the tire info. I will change to P-zero all seasons. I can't wait until this evening to pick my car up. Thanks for the great pictures.
08-09-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,836
Posted By stephensong

I called my dealer and asked him to check the...

I called my dealer and asked him to check the tires. His reply "They're Conti's". He has no clue.
08-09-2007, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By stephensong

My dealer valued my 2005 C230 which i'm trading...

My dealer valued my 2005 C230 which i'm trading for the new C300. He rated my '05 with leather seats when it has MB-Tex. It is hard to tell the difference. Save your $1500.
08-09-2007, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,171
Posted By stephensong

On my 2005 C230 I paid for this option and it was...

On my 2005 C230 I paid for this option and it was worth the cost. In the two years that I have owned this car I never had a problem with this option. I am sorry that it is no longer available....
08-09-2007, 04:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,836
Posted By stephensong

Memory seats

When your 5'4" wife gets out of the car and you (6"1") try to get in and the rain is coming down, memory seats and power steering column moving things out of the way for a quick fit is priceless.
...
08-08-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,836
Posted By stephensong

Very Nice!!

I will pick-up my C300 Sport Sedan on Friday. I will have the following Palladium Silver/Black leather, 333, 427, PO2, 359, 413, and 786.

The only fault with this car is memory seats and power...
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