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05-17-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,332
Posted By Baloo588

Beautiful car but those Cooper tires should not...

Beautiful car but those Cooper tires should not ever be on a luxury car let alone Mercedes. I don' trust them. They are not in the big league like Michelins, Bridgestones etc. Bound to have vibration...
05-14-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

Hence why I am not going to accept our delayed...

Hence why I am not going to accept our delayed GLE450. Mercedes has been making cars for a long time at this plant and its unnacceptable for them to mess this launch up that badly. Its so...
05-10-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,476
Posted By Baloo588

That black side cladding is ridiculous and looks...

That black side cladding is ridiculous and looks out of place....
05-10-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,476
Posted By Baloo588

Looks amazing and exactly like mines thats coming...

Looks amazing and exactly like mines thats coming in. I did have it in Polar White exterior.
05-10-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

I will for sure post the build. Its loaded around...

I will for sure post the build. Its loaded around 80,500.
05-10-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

Also on the side note, I did speak with the...

Also on the side note, I did speak with the Customer service executive which was waste of time but I think it may of sped up the delivery of my GLE like gregs!!
05-10-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

Good and bad news... My loaded GLE450 is...

Good and bad news...

My loaded GLE450 is finally on its way from factory to Michigan after 2 weeks delay!!! I was wondering if it was going to be longer. However we have re-financed the buy out of...
05-08-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,815
Posted By Baloo588

Those wheels are the biggest mistake ever for...

Those wheels are the biggest mistake ever for this GLE. Whomever thought about including them on the options list for the GLE when it was produce is nuts.
05-08-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By Baloo588

You dont have to get the 21 inch wheels. THe 20...

You dont have to get the 21 inch wheels. THe 20 inch wheels on AMG package has suffient sidewall tire thickness and gives a very smooth ride like the 19s on the older Ml and GLEs. Go and test drive...
05-08-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,426
Posted By Baloo588

27 mpg highway!! Thats amazing!! Close to our...

27 mpg highway!! Thats amazing!! Close to our 2015 BMW X5d with 31 mpg highway. We decided to finance our buyout of the lease of the X5d and wait a little longer for the GLE450.
05-03-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Thats amazing! Base on a 22.4 gallons tank, you...

Thats amazing! Base on a 22.4 gallons tank, you can definitely get 565 miles on a tank with 1-2 gallons in reserve!
04-30-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,476
Posted By Baloo588

Your GLE looks gorgeous Greg!! Mount Hood is a...

Your GLE looks gorgeous Greg!! Mount Hood is a great place to snowboard I heard even through the summer months. I am jealous now and cannot wait much for ours.
04-30-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

So I got my case escalated to Mercedes customer...

So I got my case escalated to Mercedes customer service executive whom called me today and spoke to me about the delays and acknowledged that its frustrating that no one is giving definite answers....
04-28-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

So my GLE is still B4 for 3 weeks and I am...

So my GLE is still B4 for 3 weeks and I am getting impatient as I have to return our X5d this week and cannot extend lease any more as we have done a max of 6 moths extension so I contacted MBUSA...
04-25-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By Baloo588

I totally agree with you. It makes sense. I have...

I totally agree with you. It makes sense. I have seen reviews hitting 25 to upper 20s for average driving with mostly highway so it evens out. Kinda like that big gas tank but whatever.
04-24-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By Baloo588

So let me ask this, on the order sheet for my...

So let me ask this, on the order sheet for my GLE450 it says 93L gas tank which equates to 24.6 gallons but the published gas tank size is 22.5 gallons and in the manual is says of which reserve is...
04-24-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

Thats fantastic! Are you financing or leasing it?...

Thats fantastic! Are you financing or leasing it? Our previous Mls we did lease them for 25k miles a year 36 months for our work so we could write it off. This time I am thinking of financing it for...
04-24-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

Still B4 status for me and 18 days later. It says...

Still B4 status for me and 18 days later. It says production day of 4/26 for past 2 weeks.. It started production on 04/04/2019 so I hope not too long. We decided to drop back the 2015 BMW X5d to...
04-23-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

I believe its most likely available to be install...

I believe its most likely available to be install at factory only.
04-23-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

We didnt have our GLE equipped with E-ABC but...

We didnt have our GLE equipped with E-ABC but with everything else including Airmatic and it went into production 3rd decade of March and was supposed to be done 4/7 but got pushed to 4/24 but still...
04-22-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

So at this time we are fed up with the...

So at this time we are fed up with the uncertainty and our 2015 X5d goes back lease end on this Friday and I already extended it 6 months max past expiration. Since we had a 25k miles a year lease...
04-21-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

HI Ron, Thank you for letting me know this!...

HI Ron,

Thank you for letting me know this! Yeah you re getting 23.8 with more than half in city so thats really really good. If its 90 to 95% highway, I can presume based on all the reviews that...
04-20-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,330
Posted By Baloo588

Maybe these GLE have self recovery software like...

Maybe these GLE have self recovery software like computers lol.
04-20-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By Baloo588

Have you considered the multicontour seats? Those...

Have you considered the multicontour seats? Those have adjustable side lumbar supports and more thigh supports over standard seats so they are much more comfy.
04-20-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Baloo588

In my experience with owning few MLs and X5s is...

In my experience with owning few MLs and X5s is to pick a good even tire pressure front and rear that is best for ride and handling feel. Also to pick the pressure that is not lower than rec pressure...
04-19-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

So I was reading autoblog today and saw an...

So I was reading autoblog today and saw an article on the Mercedes plan to cut cost and efficiency along with some production issues.
...
04-19-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Baloo588

I think its fair to say they are playing safe and...

I think its fair to say they are playing safe and keeping tire pressure even and a little higher to account for tire pressure loss over few months etc. I am sure 35-36 Is a normal pressure for most...
04-18-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

How you find the serial number on netstar?

How you find the serial number on netstar?
04-18-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

No worries! Let me know how everything runs this...

No worries! Let me know how everything runs this weekend when you take that drive. Looking forward to hearing. Thanks again!
04-18-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Looks amazing Ron! Quick favor, will you be able...

Looks amazing Ron! Quick favor, will you be able to let me know what MPG you are getting on this GLE cruising on the highway 75-80 mph? I haven't even test drove one and my dealer doesn't have a...
04-15-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

I'm excited for you Ron!!! Can't wait to see the...

I'm excited for you Ron!!! Can't wait to see the pictures and impressions!
04-15-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Baloo588

Because they still need to sell remaining older...

Because they still need to sell remaining older GLEs. No one makes both older and newer ones on the same line it causes too much issues and problems....
04-14-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

My fault will PM the right guy lol. I was not...

My fault will PM the right guy lol. I was not paying attention properly earlier.
04-14-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

I thought about that so my fault. Will PM him

I thought about that so my fault. Will PM him
04-14-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

Deleted. Will PM

Deleted. Will PM
04-14-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

Hey Ron, Any chance you can have your friend...

Hey Ron,

Any chance you can have your friend look into our build? Its been stuck at B4 for a bit and I am concern it wont arrive on April 26th when we return our 2015 X5d at lease end. I already...
04-12-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Sexy looking car Puraj!!! I ordered same with...

Sexy looking car Puraj!!! I ordered same with airmatic and same colors inside and outside!! COngrats!!! Can you let me know how the highway mpg is at 75 or 80 mph cruising this weekend?

Thanks!!!...
04-11-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

And Patel??? Lol. I'm Desai but dont post our...

And Patel??? Lol. I'm Desai but dont post our names on these forums.
04-11-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

And yet you dont post any pictures or any...

And yet you dont post any pictures or any feedback on how the new GLE 450 is?????
04-11-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

You are correct D5 is it. My car is still b4 so...

You are correct D5 is it. My car is still b4 so the dealer manager is gonna call tomorrow to see what he can do. Thanks Greg!
04-10-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

Since Greg's car was delayed 24 days and mines...

Since Greg's car was delayed 24 days and mines was supposed to be completed on April 7 and my dealer manager called the VPC person and found that my car was B4 status.... I told him to follow up if...
04-08-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

3 weeks or less and I'm good! Gonna get that...

3 weeks or less and I'm good! Gonna get that cheap rental suv booked just in case ha.
04-08-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Thats amazing Greg!!! I am so excited for you!!...

Thats amazing Greg!!! I am so excited for you!! Hopefully mines will get finished soon. My date of production was supposed to be 4/7/2019
04-06-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

Congrats!! Its a sexy suv no doubt and that...

Congrats!! Its a sexy suv no doubt and that interior tech is amazing!
04-06-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By Baloo588

they are totally different generation so none...

they are totally different generation so none will have dual screen.
04-04-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

I actually do! It has solid buttons, switch feel...

I actually do! It has solid buttons, switch feel and dashboard quality then the Q5 which I find cheap. My 2016 A7 has 51k miles and my 2012 Audi A8L has 180k miles and they both are excellent in...
04-04-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Have you considered the new Audi Q8? Its a whole...

Have you considered the new Audi Q8? Its a whole new level of tech inside and sexy exterior with great driving feel. I have an A7 and the Q8 felt just as nimble with the low center of gravity. It is...
04-04-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

Guys, bad news. Dealer called and said...

Guys, bad news.

Dealer called and said Mercedes put all 2020s on hold.. Mines is delayed now. No more details from MBUSA....
04-04-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Damn it, I found out my GLE is delayed.... No...

Damn it, I found out my GLE is delayed.... No good answer from my dealership, Mercedes is mummed on this....
04-04-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By Baloo588

Seeing all the issues on Bimmerpost on the new X5, I am glad I ordered the GLE.

I have to say I am not a fan of dealing with too many issues but the new X5 looks like a major fail. Too many issues with software, glitches, and quality control. Its not very good. I havent heard of...
04-04-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

I texted my salesman today this evening and he...

I texted my salesman today this evening and he checked up on netstar on my loaded GLE 450 with the AMG exterior package and air suspension that it was on time for production date of 4/7/2019 and...
04-03-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,250
Posted By Baloo588

Well written letter Greg! They better have some...

Well written letter Greg! They better have some good explanation.
04-02-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

I am glad you mentioned that... I have 19 inch...

I am glad you mentioned that... I have 19 inch Blizzaks 255/50R19s on my X5d winter wheels and thought I transfer them to a new set of 19 inch rims but since you said it wont clear brake calipers, I...
04-01-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

I noticed that mostly the GLE with the AMG...

I noticed that mostly the GLE with the AMG packages are coming with the Michelins so fingers crossed. The regular versions are coming with mixtures of tires.

Glad to hear that you got a good...
04-01-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

No worries. I ordered my GLE450 with the AMG...

No worries. I ordered my GLE450 with the AMG package and 20 inch rims so I am hoping I get those new Michelin Primacy Tour A/S tires and not cooper or pirelli. I am gonna get separate 19 inch rims...
04-01-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

I thought the AMG 20 inch wheels came with...

I thought the AMG 20 inch wheels came with 275/50R20 tires and the 21s have 275/45R20?
03-25-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,297
Posted By Baloo588

Also curious what happened with Shrimpking? Maybe...

Also curious what happened with Shrimpking? Maybe hes so busy with the new GLE and waiting to get through the break-in period before giving a good update? Or he may be on a holiday?
03-25-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

I am also a firm believer in proper winter...

I am also a firm believer in proper winter tires!! We live in Michigan and weather can be very unpredictable in winters. I ride my A7 on Michlelin Pilot Sport 4S but when temps are below 40s down to...
03-19-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Our GLE450 with the AMG package and Airmatic is...

Our GLE450 with the AMG package and Airmatic is well underway from the original start production date of March 3 without any delay so I assume its the E-ABC that might be delaying you cars??? I would...
03-18-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,476
Posted By Baloo588

Very sexy!!! Wish I got that color and not...

Very sexy!!! Wish I got that color and not white.. I got the same package on the GLE450 coming next month but either color is sexy. Congrats!!!
03-12-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,297
Posted By Baloo588

We have gone from the 2010 and 2013 ML350 (former...

We have gone from the 2010 and 2013 ML350 (former GLE) to the 2015 X5d and now going back to the 2020 GLE450. Its a matter of preference. Our X5d was very good and we swapped out runflats for better...
03-12-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,297
Posted By Baloo588

I also saw tons of issues with X5 on bimmerpost...

I also saw tons of issues with X5 on bimmerpost and bimmerfest. Very unusual for the BMWs to do this now given that they have improved alot in quality control... I had to lemon my 2011 BMW 5 series...
03-10-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 28,292
Posted By Baloo588

Repeat customer and the salesman is the one I've...

Repeat customer and the salesman is the one I've been going to for 10 years.
03-09-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 28,292
Posted By Baloo588

I'm getting 5-6% off MSRP.

I'm getting 5-6% off MSRP.
03-09-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By Baloo588

We had prior ML350s and a Ml350 bluetec and 2 BMW...

We had prior ML350s and a Ml350 bluetec and 2 BMW X5 including the 2015 X5 diesel. I saw the new X5 and was utterly disappointed. I loaded it to 88k and it still puts me to sleep. The look is boring...
03-04-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,805
Posted By Baloo588

My dealership has about 10 GLE 350s but no...

My dealership has about 10 GLE 350s but no GLE450s... I want to test drive one at least till ours come end of next month.
03-04-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Thanks Greg! The dealer estimates April 20-25 for...

Thanks Greg! The dealer estimates April 20-25 for delivery to dealership which isnt bad. We will rent a car after trading the X5d in this March 25.
03-04-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1200x1600/573432237_6d075c9ace9b0501afd109dd4392e0c28f889bd7.jpg
Hey so our GLE went into production this weekend and is finished end of March....
03-01-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,805
Posted By Baloo588

Great looking forward to hearing back on this!...

Great looking forward to hearing back on this! Thanks again and enjoy it! Our GLE450 comes early April.
03-01-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,805
Posted By Baloo588

Looks amazing! Hows your gas mileage so far? It...

Looks amazing! Hows your gas mileage so far? It shows 510 miles on a tank which is great, how many miles did you so far on this first tank? Just seeing how good the MPG is compared to the EPA. The...
02-28-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Sorry guys I mistype that sentence! Nothing...

Sorry guys I mistype that sentence! Nothing against you all just the people working at MBUSA. My GLE450 goes into production this weekend!!
02-27-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Its always been the old typical mindset of the...

Its always been the old typical mindset of the MBUSA people. They update their website last minute when they are ready to go but are wimps. They just follow protocol and try to sell the last old...
02-26-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

I gotta say, kudos for Mercedes for the excellent...

I gotta say, kudos for Mercedes for the excellent redesign of the GLE and using the best quality stuff and sticking with Michelin tires on most of their cars now. They are way better in every aspect...
02-25-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Wow looks stunning!!! I got my GLE 450 in Polar...

Wow looks stunning!!! I got my GLE 450 in Polar White and AMG too but with the 20 inch non-staggered rims. Same interior color with gloss dark grey wood trim.
02-21-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Haha yep I saw and noticed that immediately and...

Haha yep I saw and noticed that immediately and like everyone was saying its pre-production car for european market. They wont use cooper tires in USA. Almost all the views have the GLE450 or GLE350...
02-20-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Greg, Any chance I can track my GLE450 on...

Greg,

Any chance I can track my GLE450 on netstar?
02-18-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Thumbs up Thats exactly what I thought!

Thats exactly what I thought!
02-18-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

I find the EPA mileage rating to be inaccurate...

I find the EPA mileage rating to be inaccurate and lower than real world as when we are on highway we are cruising in higher gears at 75 or mph and not 55 miles on the EPA. Thats why most reviews...
02-18-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

How come the reviews all were getting combined...

How come the reviews all were getting combined MPG around 25-28? Maybe the real world highway MPG will be more better than this. I commute 90 miles a day 5 days a week so I can potentially be able to...
02-18-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Not very happy with that 24 mpg highway.....Big...

Not very happy with that 24 mpg highway.....Big drop from our X5d at 31 mpg highway and ml350 bluetec at 28 mpg highway
02-17-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

!!!

Base on few reviews which are getting between 25-28 mph combined and 27 mpg on the highway with a 24.5 gallon tank, that's gonna net near 600 plus cruising range which is amazing for this gasoline...
02-14-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

That;s what I did. I had airmatic on my 2013...

That;s what I did. I had airmatic on my 2013 ML350 and it was great.
02-14-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Yeah I saw that black GLE pic earlier and it had...

Yeah I saw that black GLE pic earlier and it had COOPER tires, WTF. Now I know its a pre-production car. Who buys Coopers anyways ha.
02-14-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Just got updated on my GLE450. ITs locked in now...

Just got updated on my GLE450. ITs locked in now and my salesman says its going to be pulled forward for delivery end of March!! WOOT!
02-12-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Aha. I knew you would have a perfect explanation...

Aha. I knew you would have a perfect explanation for that. Thank you Greg!
02-12-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Hey Greg, I noticed that the standard...

Hey Greg,

I noticed that the standard accessory states 93 Litres tank which is 24.5 gallons but the GLE brochure you attached months back states 22.5 gallons tank. Any confirmation on this? WOuld...
02-11-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

My dealer manager says my GLE450 is still...

My dealer manager says my GLE450 is still scheduled at end of March as original without any push back. I ordered it in early January.
02-11-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,428
Posted By Baloo588

Thumbs down To OP What is your issue? All the reviews...

To OP

What is your issue? All the reviews have been very positive and excellent. Just do yourself a favor and google 2020 Mercedes GLE review and read them all carefully. What does a dealership...
01-21-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

That's awesome! When did you originally place the...

That's awesome! When did you originally place the order in? Mine is late March build.
01-07-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

Actually the reviewers are getting 28 mixed...

Actually the reviewers are getting 28 mixed driving with the GLE450 4 Matic.

...
09-14-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3,514
Views: 565,210
Posted By Baloo588

How good of a gas mileage do you think it will be...

How good of a gas mileage do you think it will be for both engines? We had a 2013 ML350 bluetec and currently a 2015 BMW X5d and love the cruising range and MPG of these diesels. I want to replace...
Forum: AMG GT
07-01-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 44,445
Posted By Baloo588

Congratulations! How long does it take from order...

Congratulations! How long does it take from order to delivery approximately?
08-25-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,692
Posted By Baloo588

Has anyone have more information on the TSB for...

Has anyone have more information on the TSB for oil cooler leak LI18.30-P-055434? Will that help with the pricing on the out of warranty repair from dealer?
08-25-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,639
Posted By Baloo588

Has anyone applied the TSB bulletin for the out...

Has anyone applied the TSB bulletin for the out of warranty repair of the oil cooler leak? Our 2013 Ml350 has 70k miles and 2 months left of lease and the car is leaking oil fast and I have gotten...
08-25-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,988
Posted By Baloo588

Fuel door is correct for average load. Dont...

Fuel door is correct for average load. Dont bother with max load on any car unless you are towing and have full load luggage.
06-16-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By Baloo588

The alignment spec is out. I had to redo my...

The alignment spec is out. I had to redo my alignment 2x because the front tires were wearing unevenly on my 2013 Ml350 bluetec. The tired were getting choppy and noisy in the front despite being...
05-25-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,692
Posted By Baloo588

I heard about your problem on another post. I...

I heard about your problem on another post. I hope its not as bad and just the seal on the turbo inlet. Did you notice oil leaking slowly or fast? Mines leak so slowly that sometimes we don't see...
05-25-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,692
Posted By Baloo588

I hope its just replacing the turbo inlet seal...

I hope its just replacing the turbo inlet seal rather then the whole oil cooler. That way its far cheaper. I will get it looked at soon by Wednesday.
05-24-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,639
Posted By Baloo588

Guys, this is not good. My 2013 Ml350 bluetec...

Guys, this is not good. My 2013 Ml350 bluetec with 65k miles is leaking oil very slowly for the past month and the car is running fine without check engine light. But i am taking it in to my indie...
05-24-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,692
Posted By Baloo588

2013 ML350 bluetec 65k miles and leaking oil

Hey guys,

We have 65k miles on our well kept and reliable Ml350 bluetec. Its currently a lease vehicle for our business and we have 5 months and 10k miles left. The car is leaking oil very slowly...
02-11-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By Baloo588

HI, I had this issue twice in the past 2.5...

HI,

I had this issue twice in the past 2.5 years. The MB cabin filter should be changed every 10k miles to remove the odor. One time we did this last fall and it did not help so I told the dealer...
11-04-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,019
Posted By Baloo588

Sounds good. I will have my independent mechanic...

Sounds good. I will have my independent mechanic do this since this car is a leased I am doing 25k miles a year and its a business expense write-off. I agree its an overkill to do both brakes and...
11-02-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,019
Posted By Baloo588

I will just do both the rotors and brakes to...

I will just do both the rotors and brakes to avoid any hassle down the road.
11-02-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By Baloo588

I don't see how I can trade in my Ml350 bluetec...

I don't see how I can trade in my Ml350 bluetec that is getting me 27 mpg average on 90% highway commute at 90 miles a day for a weak 4-banger Ml250 that gets additional 1 mpg average and sacrifice...
10-31-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,019
Posted By Baloo588

Yeah I was wondering why I needed to replace the...

Yeah I was wondering why I needed to replace the rotors. The car doesn't vibrate so the rotors are still good without any warping. I can ask my independent mechanic to measure my rotors and advise...
10-30-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,019
Posted By Baloo588

At 51k, need new rear brake pads

Hello.

I have 51k on my 2013 Ml350 bluetec and I already need new brake pads and rotors in the rear. Is this too early or about right?

I do 90% highway driving. My older 2010 and 2006 Ml350...
09-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By Baloo588

Thats a big mistake. You should never replace 2...

Thats a big mistake. You should never replace 2 sets of tires from different brand and type then the ones you have on the rear. It causes extreme stress on the 4WD transfer case when you have 2...
09-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,945
Posted By Baloo588

Your rear wheel toe-in is probably too much like...

Your rear wheel toe-in is probably too much like mines. Previous I had about 3.5 mm toe in each rear wheel which is almost 2x more then my other cars and the fronts being 2.5 mm each. Usually its...
09-10-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,945
Posted By Baloo588

What tires do you have? Are they wearing evening...

What tires do you have? Are they wearing evening on the outside and inside shoulders? Do you have airmatic suspension btw?
09-09-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By Baloo588

At 48k with no need for brake pads on our 2013...

At 48k with no need for brake pads on our 2013 Ml350. 90% highway driving. Our 2010 Ml350 never needed brake pads during our 3 year lease and 75k miles on the odo. I do get them measured every...
09-01-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,945
Posted By Baloo588

Back on topic, The problem is that the...

Back on topic,

The problem is that the dealership aligned the car too aggressively within the mercedes spec so really I cannot get any reimbursement for that since its "in spec." The alignment was...
08-30-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,945
Posted By Baloo588

Anyone having issues with tires feathering outside and noise

I finally have 29k miles on my Michelin Latitude Tour since last year summer and the tires are very noisy despite rotations and good balancing. The tires are feathering with increase wear on the...
08-20-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By Baloo588

I have noticed that my front cambers are very...

I have noticed that my front cambers are very negative at -1.50 and the rears are at -2.50 which is a bit extreme but I am getting more outside tire wear so I am attributing this to too much toe-in....
08-20-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,178
Posted By Baloo588

I am excited to see what the next generation Audi...

I am excited to see what the next generation Audi Q7 is suppose to look like next year. It will loose about 800 lbs and become lower and more wider. Yes I do agree that the Q7 TDI even with 20 inch...
08-17-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,178
Posted By Baloo588

No more Ml350 bluetec? Are they crazy??

I am seriously disappointed that there is no more Ml350 bluetec for USA starting this fall and instead get a weak Ml250 bluetec. This SUV is very heavy and we get loads of things inside and do lots...
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By Baloo588

Is the mercedes factory spec causing outer tire wear on the 2013 Ml350?

I have a 2013 Ml350 and Michelin Latitude Tour HP tires. After only 25k miles on them they are making noise at all speeds like a bad wheel bearing. I am very upset because I had it aligned last...
08-13-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,269
Posted By Baloo588

I agree, something wrong if you cannot tell the...

I agree, something wrong if you cannot tell the difference in ride between comfort and sport. Theres a huge difference in my ride on the 19inch wheels. The sport is very firm and the comfort is just...
07-18-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By Baloo588

No issues with our 2013 blutec. Smooth as butter...

No issues with our 2013 blutec. Smooth as butter at all speeds and gears. The car already has 43k miles and is going great.
07-18-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,321
Posted By Baloo588

All the reviews were quite cold on the Ml250s...

All the reviews were quite cold on the Ml250s engine. They complained that it was a bit lackluster and noisy (v4 banger engine) and doesn't inspire confidence in the big SUV. These were euro...
07-17-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,321
Posted By Baloo588

I prefer my 2013 Ml350 bluetec engine. Lots of...

I prefer my 2013 Ml350 bluetec engine. Lots of power and great gas mileage. Mercedes is making a huge mistake to discontinue the Ml350 and replace it with a smaller and weaker Ml250. It will not be...
07-15-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,508
Posted By Baloo588

Can you give me more details as to the size of...

Can you give me more details as to the size of tire and the speed rating you are using, I need the 255/50R19 107W rated tire but I am concern the w-rated version will be firmer compared to my 107H...
07-10-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,055
Posted By Baloo588

What tire pressures are you running? I hope they...

What tire pressures are you running? I hope they are not the mercedes max load pressures. They should be at 33-34 cold psi. Sometimes dealers over inflate the tires on the MLs when in transport to...
06-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,508
Posted By Baloo588

I haven't used these continentals but I had the...

I haven't used these continentals but I had the conticontact 4x4 on my 2010 Ml350 and they vibrated as they got old even if we tried to road force balance them and they have mushy ride and poor snow...
06-14-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,508
Posted By Baloo588

How smooth are these tires? Are they comfortable...

How smooth are these tires? Are they comfortable over potholes and bumpy highways? Any vibration from the highways or any hydroplaning from heavy rains?
06-14-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Baloo588

AVOID the pirellis scorpion verdes! We could not...

AVOID the pirellis scorpion verdes! We could not get more then 20k miles out of them before they began to cup and vibrate and make humming noise. I have always been adamant about top quality tires...
05-25-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,508
Posted By Baloo588

To be honest, The Michelin Latitude Tour HP...

To be honest,

The Michelin Latitude Tour HP are the smoothest, quietest and softest tires for this Ml350. I have had other brands and turned back to this one in heartbeat. You will not regret it....
05-17-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,435
Posted By Baloo588

I agree with you too. I have found no proof that...

I agree with you too. I have found no proof that rotating my tires will last longer then not rotating them. It creates more handling issues after rotations as the tires are trying to get used to...
02-15-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,505
Posted By Baloo588

Audimotion Sorry for inundating you with...

Audimotion

Sorry for inundating you with many questions. Please tell me more about your broken tire belts. Did you see them or feel them on the tire? Did they do that woo-woo sound at specific low...
02-15-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,109
Posted By Baloo588

I would say that with the Michelin Latitude Tour...

I would say that with the Michelin Latitude Tour HP tires that we have on our 2013 ML350 blutec, it does very well in the snow compared to the older 2010 Ml350 we had. It is also a lot better then...
02-15-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,505
Posted By Baloo588

If a tire had a broken belt wouldn't it vibrate...

If a tire had a broken belt wouldn't it vibrate badly at highway speed? The Ml350 is smooth as butter at speeds even up to 90 mph.
02-15-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,505
Posted By Baloo588

Hi audimotion, I did drive it up to 30-40...

Hi audimotion,

I did drive it up to 30-40 mph where it makes woo-woo noise. It does not do it at any other speed. It does not change with road surface or going left or right. It does not go away...
02-14-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,505
Posted By Baloo588

Please tell me more about this noise? Is it...

Please tell me more about this noise? Is it constant or a woop-woop sound? At low speed or high speed? When slowing down or accelerating? Because I think I am hearing a soft woo-woo noise around 40...
01-05-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,434
Posted By Baloo588

We have a 2013 ML350 bluetec for 14 months and...

We have a 2013 ML350 bluetec for 14 months and the car has 30k miles on it. We love it! Problem free and one of the best luxury suv we have owned. Our 2010 ML350 had 75k miles after 3 years and it...
10-23-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,301
Posted By Baloo588

No problem here in Michigan with my Ml350 bluetec!

No problem here in Michigan with my Ml350 bluetec!
10-23-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
Posted By Baloo588

Same, I would NOT buy an ML350 w/o airmatic. The...

Same, I would NOT buy an ML350 w/o airmatic. The car is smoother and stable at high speed and around town with the airmatic. It gives a better ride then the spongy standard suspension.
09-21-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 34,568
Posted By Baloo588

I agree with you on the first few points that I...

I agree with you on the first few points that I did have a lemon and one of the first BMW 5 with standard suspension and suffered vibration problems. Which model do you have? I assume you have the...
09-21-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 34,568
Posted By Baloo588

F10: Even WITH being far sportier than the W212,...

F10: Even WITH being far sportier than the W212, it is also smoother over rough roads, the W212 is known to have a harsh suspension which transmits impacts into the cabin, loosening up interior...
09-15-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By Baloo588

Good to hear. My cold pressure is 33 psi...

Good to hear. My cold pressure is 33 psi front/rear. So far its perfect. I agree with you about the production dates being very important when buying tires online. I always make sure they are the...
09-08-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By Baloo588

I was the one that replaced the terrible Pirelli...

I was the one that replaced the terrible Pirelli Scorpion Verdes at 20k with the Michelin Latitude Tour HP which inspires a smoother ride, great handling, and traction. The car is more stable on the...
08-23-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,031
Posted By Baloo588

Thumbs up Glad to be of assistance! I admit that I am a...

Glad to be of assistance! I admit that I am a Michelin fan.:D
08-23-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,031
Posted By Baloo588

Ditched the pirelli scorpion verde all seasons and got Michelin Latitude Tour HP

After 20 k miles of these Pirellis which were prob the worst tires I have ever had on the 2013 ml350. They vibrated when new and 3 were defective and replaced at 1k miles. Then at 15,000 k they were...
08-20-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,239
Posted By Baloo588

We have about 20k miles on the ML. Its 10 months...

We have about 20k miles on the ML. Its 10 months old. Very good response in town and highway. The power is endless in the lower RPMS and we could accelerate the SUV with 5 ppl and 7 luggages up to...
08-20-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,239
Posted By Baloo588

Congrats!! We got more than 620 miles on a tank...

Congrats!! We got more than 620 miles on a tank of gas on our 2013 Ml350 bluetec this past weekend on a road trip and we love it. Good torque and smooth ride. It will take about 5k miles to break in...
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Baloo588

I also hate vibration too. I am sensitive and...

I also hate vibration too. I am sensitive and know how a bent rim is felt. I have not had that issue on the 18 inch rims on the S550 but with the 19 inch and soft tires this has happened. Mercedes S...
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Baloo588

Are your rims forged? If not then cast alloy will...

Are your rims forged? If not then cast alloy will bend more often. What size rims are they? Anything bigger than 19 inch will bend if you are not careful about potholes and curbs.
08-16-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,177
Posted By Baloo588

I agree. That is why I rarely ever use the sports...

I agree. That is why I rarely ever use the sports mode on my Ml350 bluetec with airmatic. It makes the car very choppy and firm. Its not tuned very nicely. The comfort mode is perfect.
08-06-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,786
Posted By Baloo588

Well, it was in fact due to bad camber and...

Well, it was in fact due to bad camber and toe-out of my front wheels. I complained to dealer to do the alignment because of my feathering and that the car was fairly new and less than 8 months old....
08-04-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,376
Posted By Baloo588

Heres the problem with X5s from my experience...

Heres the problem with X5s from my experience with them.
1). Choppy ride
2). Runflats
3). Terrible quality
4). Sluggish from get-go (transmission lag)
5). Gas-guzzler


Hence the reason I...
07-28-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,786
Posted By Baloo588

Hi, Thank you for your input. I do agree...

Hi,

Thank you for your input. I do agree with the first paragraphs from my experience with the recent generation ML350s and their tire wearing out evenly which is why I never rotated them. The new...
07-28-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,786
Posted By Baloo588

Hey guys, Yes my alignment is perfect....

Hey guys,

Yes my alignment is perfect. Unusual for this to happen. I check my tire pressure every month. I didnt need to rotate the tires on my older mL350s with the continental and michelins and...
07-27-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,786
Posted By Baloo588

Update: Dealership confirmed that these...

Update:

Dealership confirmed that these Pirellis are cupping a bit in the front causing that rotational noise. Its not a good tire or brand. I have had michelins on my older ML350s and will get...
07-21-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,786
Posted By Baloo588

Tire cupping or feathering noise? Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Seasons

I have 17k miles on my Pirelli Scorpion Verde all season tires in size 19 inch on my 2013 Ml350 bluetec. They are smooth and were very quiet when new. However, lately, there is some sound coming...
05-14-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,822
Posted By Baloo588

I experienced this on my current ML350 Bluetec on...

I experienced this on my current ML350 Bluetec on grooved highways around metro detroit along with my older 2010 ML350, 2011 BMW 5, and 2013 Lexus GS350 F-sport. Its not uncommon but is annoying on...
03-01-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,200
Posted By Baloo588

The old ML350 light would come on with 3 gallons...

The old ML350 light would come on with 3 gallons left and the new one will come on with 5 gallons left. Not sure why its earlier but I just get a bit irritated when I know I can do more miles on this...
02-28-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,996
Posted By Baloo588

That's too high! Look at the inside part of the...

That's too high! Look at the inside part of the fuel door and it will show rec tire PSI of 33 psi for normal load. The manual will state that lower pressure for normal load. You are putting high...
02-27-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,918
Posted By Baloo588

Some people had issues with the Dunlops and...

Some people had issues with the Dunlops and Continentals tires on this car too. I am not sure why the factory is not doing the road force balance check on all the tires/rims before they are mounted...
02-26-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,918
Posted By Baloo588

Rest assured for the first problem you have is...

Rest assured for the first problem you have is what I had few months ago with my 2013 Ml350 bluetec. The car would have vibration in the steering wheel and seat. I had them road force balanced...
02-26-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,200
Posted By Baloo588

Low fuel light comes on too early

I have a 2013 Mercedes Ml350 Bluetec and I have noticed that compared to the older 2010 Ml350 gas version I had before, the low fuel tank light comes on earlier. When I see the cruising range, I...
01-08-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,212
Posted By Baloo588

Looking at your road force numbers, you need to...

Looking at your road force numbers, you need to get 3 of the tires replaced. Tell your service manager that you are getting vibration and you will not accept any road force assembly numbers greater...
12-21-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,212
Posted By Baloo588

Yes your dealer should and is required to the...

Yes your dealer should and is required to the have the HUNTER road force machine. Tell your dealer that you want the chief mechanic to check the "road force balance" on all 4 tires/wheels and makes...
11-27-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,212
Posted By Baloo588

Update! Smooth ride now!

My wonderful dealer replaced 2 of the high road force spec tires and remounted the other 2 tires to get road force readings of RF, LF, RR, and LR (9, 5, 8, 8 lbs) which gave this Ml350 a butter...
11-20-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,212
Posted By Baloo588

Haha I knew someone was bound to ask me here. It...

Haha I knew someone was bound to ask me here. It happens on other forums with other brands but more and more people are getting to know this technology of balancing which is superior over dynamic...
11-20-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,212
Posted By Baloo588

Update: I had the dealer road force balance...

Update:

I had the dealer road force balance all 4 wheels/tires and they confirmed that the right rear was 35 lbs! Its too much and over the limit of 16 lbs for the SUV. They rematched it and got...
11-18-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,212
Posted By Baloo588

Gregw, My label on the inside of the gas...

Gregw,

My label on the inside of the gas tank shows 35/35 psi front/rear for my 19 inches vs your 20 inch rims. My older Ml was 32 psi F/R.

The 38 psi is when the tires are hot so it should be...
11-17-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,212
Posted By Baloo588

I picked up our 2013 Ml350 bluetec today and had...

I picked up our 2013 Ml350 bluetec today and had the chance to drive it around town and highway. I noticed immediately that there was vibration felt in my seat from the rear and in the passenger seat...
11-16-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,212
Posted By Baloo588

Hello GregW. Can you tell me how the...

Hello GregW.

Can you tell me how the Pirellis are? My 2013 Blutec came in today and it had the lower rated Dunlops and because of tirerack ratings and comments on this board, I had them switch the...
11-15-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,218
Posted By Baloo588

I found an open slot for an Ml350 bluetec at my...

I found an open slot for an Ml350 bluetec at my local dealership whom allowed me to customize it in early October and the car went into production the beginning of the month and is completed now. It...
10-29-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,690
Posted By Baloo588

I got my 2013 ML350 bluetec ordered with the...

I got my 2013 ML350 bluetec ordered with the stand alone air supension for 1,650. ITs well worth option to have.
10-02-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By Baloo588

Rest assured that they are coming this month! I...

Rest assured that they are coming this month! I have one on order for delivery next month fully loaded with airmatic, p1, keyless, lighting, harmon kardon, wood steering, and parktronic.
06-19-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,522
Posted By Baloo588

Trust me, Costo is the last and worst place to...

Trust me, Costo is the last and worst place to buy tires and get them balanced properly. I will only take a discount or cheap car to costco or discount tire stores.

You should buy your tires...
01-06-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 108,961
Posted By Baloo588

K-A What tires do you have on the car? Is it...

K-A

What tires do you have on the car? Is it Continental? If so, they are prone to having poor absorbing feel over ruts and bumps compared to higher quality Michelin tires. Once i switched them...
12-12-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 32,090
Posted By Baloo588

I am also deciding to replace my Continental 4x4...

I am also deciding to replace my Continental 4x4 due to average traction in the snow. I had Michelin MXV4 on my older 2006 ML350 with 17 inch rims and they were fantastic. I currently have a new 2010...
03-07-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By Baloo588

JT55, I am entitled to speak my opinion....

JT55,

I am entitled to speak my opinion. Don't you ever lecture me on what i can say or what i cannot say. I merely said that if you buy an SUV, don't expect it to handle like a car, and do all...
02-18-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By Baloo588

The ML is an SUV is not meant to be like a car...

The ML is an SUV is not meant to be like a car and not meant to be customized to get a better feel since its a waste of money. I like the way the Ml feels and I prefer to leave it alone. I spend my...
01-27-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,222
Posted By Baloo588

Hello, My salesman says that he could not...

Hello,

My salesman says that he could not notice that much of a difference in ride comfort between the 19inch and 20 inch. When you mean that the ride is stiff, is it bad or is it a comfortable...
01-25-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,222
Posted By Baloo588

I saw one with the appearance package and it had...

I saw one with the appearance package and it had the Pirelli all seasons on them. However, I decided to go for one without the appearance package but with P2, Lighting package, heated front seats,...
01-22-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,222
Posted By Baloo588

Do you have the 19 inch or 20 inch wheels? Is the...

Do you have the 19 inch or 20 inch wheels? Is the ride supple over the bumps and potholes?
01-22-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,222
Posted By Baloo588

2010 ML350 with appearance package: Hows is the ride and snow traction

I am looking into an artic white 2010 ML350 that comes with everything including the rare appearance package with 20inch rims. I am reluctant since I am not sure how the ride comfort is since the car...
01-17-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,670
Posted By Baloo588

Thank you everyone and especially sosh. I will...

Thank you everyone and especially sosh. I will stick with my order and be happy with whatever tires that come with the car. I am a michelin guy but sometimes continentals are as good on certain cars...
01-16-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,670
Posted By Baloo588

Sosh, I see that the contis have a poor...

Sosh,

I see that the contis have a poor rating on tirerack.com while the michelins have a fantastic rating compared to the contis. Can you tell me how many miles you got out of those continentals...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,981
Posted By Baloo588

I had both the Bridgestone 960RE and Pilot Sport...

I had both the Bridgestone 960RE and Pilot Sport A/S. I do not recommend both of them at all. Here is why: Bridgestone RE960 vibrated badly and could not be balanced, were harsh over bumps even with...
01-16-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,670
Posted By Baloo588

Building a Ml350 but want Michelins not Continental Tires

Can I do that with my build order?? I am putting in a deposit next week Monday but saw several Ml350s on some of the dealer lots with those bad continental tires. I want the Michelin Latitudes on my...
01-12-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,855
Posted By Baloo588

How much off MSRP for ML350 4matic

How much are people getting off from MSRP? I am negotiating to get 3000 off MSRP. Is that impossible??
12-01-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,474
Posted By Baloo588

Our 2006 ML350 has 75k miles on it and it does...

Our 2006 ML350 has 75k miles on it and it does not burn oil that fast. We do oil change every 7,500 miles or so. Car does 90 miles of driving a day during the weekdays.
10-14-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,576
Posted By Baloo588

The noise came from a bad ball joint so the...

The noise came from a bad ball joint so the dealership replaced the right rear ball joint. However, my main complaint was when I am sitting in the back seat and someone is driving the car over bumps...
10-05-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,576
Posted By Baloo588

Thank god I bought the extended warranty. The...

Thank god I bought the extended warranty. The service guy will pick up my car tmw and take a look at it. I am glad you mentioned this to me. I will give an update sometime this week after they fix...
09-25-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,356
Posted By Baloo588

Why aren't you looking at the Michelins? They...

Why aren't you looking at the Michelins? They last longer than the contis. I have the Michelins MXV4 and they last 45,000 miles each. I am on my second set of those and my ML350 has 70,000 miles on...
09-12-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,576
Posted By Baloo588

2006 ML350: Feels like rear shocks are gone

We have been noticing that our ML350 has been so jerky and slamming over small bumps, potholes, and speed bumps to the point that we can conclude that the back suspension is gone. We have 55k miles...
09-08-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,734
Posted By Baloo588

No airmatic option on 2010 ML350???

What gives? Why did they not offer this as an option? I really dislike the standard suspension on my 2006 Ml350 with too much bounciness over bumps and potholes. I want to order the 2010 Ml but am...
07-30-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By Baloo588

2009 ML350 LOUSY Lease

I used leasecompare to calculate the lease on a Premium 1 package, heated front seats ML350 4 matic for 36 months, 15k, 0 down and the lease is $730 a month without tax and the dealerships are...
07-08-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,099
Posted By Baloo588

I never liked the current 2002-2009 E Class. Too...

I never liked the current 2002-2009 E Class. Too cheap inside and outside compared to my older 1998 E Class and older models. The 2002-2009 looks bulbous and feminish. The new E class brings back the...
07-07-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,169
Posted By Baloo588

Hey, Sorry you are having problems with your...

Hey,
Sorry you are having problems with your ML in terms of reliability. I have a 2006 Lexus GS right now that is nearly as bad with more problems and I am glad to get rid of end of lease in 1...
06-29-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,548
Posted By Baloo588

It is in Oakland County which is in Southeast...

It is in Oakland County which is in Southeast Michigan.
06-28-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,958
Posted By Baloo588

I saw the E350 sedan and I liked it alot. Them...

I saw the E350 sedan and I liked it alot. Them muscular sporty look makes the older E class very sissy looking. I hated the way the old E class with the round soft looking shape and bulbous rear end....
06-28-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,548
Posted By Baloo588

Hey, I don't have more pics right now since...

Hey,

I don't have more pics right now since I had my camera phone but I plan to drop by tomorrow for a test drive and will try to take more pics. The silver color next to the white one looks...
06-27-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,325
Posted By Baloo588

After getting tired of Lexus we decided to try...

After getting tired of Lexus we decided to try Mercedes again. We got a 2006 ml350 back in Dec of 2006 and we have placed 63,500 miles on the Ml350 and it has been FLAWLESS! I mean it has not had any...
06-27-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,548
Posted By Baloo588

2010 Mercedes EClass at my dealership in Bloomfield Hills

There where 8 E Class in the parking lot all with sport packages but no 4 matics. I have to say they all look stunning and muscular. Very nice proportion and Benz like. Excellent inside quality of...
06-25-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,169
Posted By Baloo588

THERE is your problem! The contis! God those are...

THERE is your problem! The contis! God those are the crappiest tires ever placed on this SUV. I initially had the COntis and I had those on other German cars and they are so mushy and did not keep...
05-16-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,195
Posted By Baloo588

Has anyone traded in a 2006 Ml350 with 17 inch rims for new Ml with 18 or 19 in rims?

How was the ride comfort difference between the older standard 17 inch rims on the 06 model Ml350 and later ML350s? I feel that the 2006 ML350 with the 17 inch rim give a more bouncy and truckish...
01-25-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,860
Posted By Baloo588

Hey, I know, I was taken back by how many...

Hey, I know, I was taken back by how many positive reviews but I had a bad batch of tires like u did. It depends on Bridgestone quality control. Buy some good tires and get them placed on by your...
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