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05-16-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 120,191
Posted By vistapoints

I was wondering if you had a direct contact...

I was wondering if you had a direct contact person / info at MB corporate regarding this issue? I am having the same exactly problem. Dealer quoating about $1,200. 2008 C300 sports, barely over...
09-18-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 115,217
Posted By vistapoints

Looking forward to it.

Looking forward to it.
09-16-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 115,217
Posted By vistapoints

2. Vistapoints

2. Vistapoints
08-13-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 115,217
Posted By vistapoints

Hey man, any luck / update? thx!

Hey man,
any luck / update?

thx!
08-06-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 115,217
Posted By vistapoints

Please let me know if you do. I am very...

Please let me know if you do. I am very interested in the GB.

Also, they sell a differnet verson of the VIM module that has an AUX input that accepts an external AV source. It costs a bit more. ...
07-29-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 115,217
Posted By vistapoints

Hey Rick, What tools did you use to cut the...

Hey Rick,
What tools did you use to cut the hole? And what did you use to seal it?
Excellent writeup; but thanks to this I will be out of a few hundred $$ :)

Thanks!
07-28-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 115,217
Posted By vistapoints

Interested; pls let me know what you find out. ...

Interested; pls let me know what you find out.

JT
07-03-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,657
Posted By vistapoints

I'd recommand getting one of these cables: ...

I'd recommand getting one of these cables:

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?search=kenwood+cable&i=113IP200

You can eliminate one of the wires running from the iPod...
06-26-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By vistapoints

changing oil more frequently / 7,500 mile?

Hi all,

So my car just hit 13K miles. I was calling around local dealership service centers, all of them charge $250.

Then I remembered there was an independent MB service shop near my house,...
03-22-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By vistapoints

Thanks for the kind words. Indeed it can always...

Thanks for the kind words.
Indeed it can always be worse!

On the lighter side, after i pulled over, inspect the car, and restart the engine, I actually got an error message on the dispaly saying...
03-22-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By vistapoints

oh well... i guess it's sooner or later... where to get side mirror replacement?

Hi all,

Long story short, I was driving on highway and out of no where, a piece of plywood board flew towards me. I was unable to get out of the way. It hit and scratched the front bumper,...
12-12-2007, 01:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,342
Posted By vistapoints

agree -- i miss the self dimming rearview mirror...

agree -- i miss the self dimming rearview mirror the most.
Sometimes the memory seats.
12-11-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,342
Posted By vistapoints

Me too :) No P1, MM.

Me too :)
No P1, MM.
11-29-2007, 12:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,164
Posted By vistapoints

yes sir your shrewd observation proves to be...

yes sir your shrewd observation proves to be correct :)
Over the course of 7 years and counting, that thing has saved me many, many times
11-28-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,164
Posted By vistapoints

Thought I'd post a pic to show--

Thought I'd post a pic to show--
11-28-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,164
Posted By vistapoints

The digital speedometer under the TRIP menu can...

The digital speedometer under the TRIP menu can be converted between KM/H and MPH

However, the little speedometer under the Permenant Display (that can be toggled between Outside Temperature and...
11-28-2007, 03:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,164
Posted By vistapoints

dash display in km/h

not sure if this has been mentioned before --

goto Instrument Cluster
and for the Permenant Display, change the Outside Temperature to Speed

You will see that the Speed is displayed in KM/H,...
11-14-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By vistapoints

agree -- stores without categories cannot be...

agree -- stores without categories cannot be located within a vicinity with ease. this shortcoming needs to be addressed.
11-14-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By vistapoints

Anyone know how to find a specific store in a...

Anyone know how to find a specific store in a specific city?
For example, Wal-Mart in Atlanta.

My experience so far with the navi - I HAVE to choose from POI "Category" when searching within a...
11-06-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By vistapoints

Did you talk to Jim? I might ask him to install...

Did you talk to Jim?
I might ask him to install the iPod integration kit for me... turns out the AUX port doesn't work as well for me.
The Video In Motion is kinda pricy for me.
11-04-2007, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By vistapoints

Not as high as 5k; will be turning 3k next...

Not as high as 5k; will be turning 3k next week... picked up the car Oct 3rd.
I think I need to drive less :zoom:
10-22-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,573
Posted By vistapoints

My dealer wanted a $500 "doc fee" not sure if...

My dealer wanted a $500 "doc fee"
not sure if it's the same as your Pac fee.
I was able to ask them to waive it. (they still had to charge me upfront -- company policy or something, but wrote a...
10-19-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,426
Posted By vistapoints

I used the AUX for a while; didn't like it at...

I used the AUX for a while; didn't like it at atll.
A lot of ground loop noise if the iPod is connected to a cig light charger.
Got a "ground loop isolator" from Radio Shack; the noise was reduced...
10-05-2007, 01:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 41,084
Posted By vistapoints

I emailed SanDisk about this and this is what ...

I emailed SanDisk about this and this is what they said:

"Please be informed that SanDisk does not have a PC Card adapter that could read SDHC cards. However, SanDisk launched the Multi Card...
09-14-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By vistapoints

UPDATE: Car to arrive Jacksonville FL Port on...

UPDATE:
Car to arrive Jacksonville FL Port on Sept 26th. Small chance of getting it (to GA) by end of Sept, but definitely 1st week of October.
09-12-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By vistapoints

Built-date on mine was Aug 31, according to...

Built-date on mine was Aug 31, according to dealer car should be here late Sept / early Oct
Although dealer was unable to update me on exact status of the car as of yesterday. Fingers crossed on...
08-24-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 922
Views: 103,230
Posted By vistapoints

Mid september? wow nice! I ordered mine last...

Mid september? wow nice!
I ordered mine last week, and I am expecting it to get here late Sep / early Oct. I believe the ship date (or was it the built date) out of Germany is August 31... and it...
08-23-2007, 03:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,835
Posted By vistapoints

wow, nice deals there. we are not getting much...

wow, nice deals there.
we are not getting much slack here in the Southeast. i contacted most of the dealers in the Southeast. most of them selling at msrp. few at few grand over msrp. none...
08-22-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,835
Posted By vistapoints

wow thats a lot of macroeconomics :) i'd...

wow thats a lot of macroeconomics :)

i'd take on the perspective on simple supply and demand. i think the car is hot now, and will probably remain hot until the end of the year. And i think the...
08-22-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By vistapoints

C300 up on carsdirect.com

I just checked carsdirect.com. the c300 are up now
MSRP $31,975
Invoice: $29,891
Target Price: $31,975
08-22-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,835
Posted By vistapoints

Thanks :) I just cheked carsdirect.com. the...

Thanks :)

I just cheked carsdirect.com. the c300 are up now
MSRP $31,975
Invoice: $29,891
Target Price: $31,975 (MSRP!!)
08-22-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,835
Posted By vistapoints

nice :) what kind of discount did you get on...

nice :)
what kind of discount did you get on the C350? How did you get it? I am assuming you are buying another MB from them very soon?
yea, i'd consider taking the demo only if they will knock...
08-22-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,835
Posted By vistapoints

Hey Moviela What's the difference between...

Hey Moviela
What's the difference between Invoice and Cost to dealer? From your numbers the cost to dealer is about $35,000. If I ask them to waive the destination charge, I will be getting the...
08-22-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By vistapoints

when i was in the dealer's office, they run this...

when i was in the dealer's office, they run this NetStar software that showed where/when the car will be built, with what option, etc

however, i am not sure how to track the car once it leaves the...
08-21-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,870
Posted By vistapoints

I've been told by different dealers that it can...

I've been told by different dealers that it can be done by non-dealer / MB tech. Something to do with liabilities.

Not sure how much $.

let me know if you find out.
I will do the same.
08-21-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By vistapoints

Damn, are you saying the car does not come with...

Damn, are you saying the car does not come with floor mats???
08-21-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,835
Posted By vistapoints

some clarfication: What I ordered: - C300...

some clarfication:

What I ordered:
- C300 Sport
- Multimedia Package ($2,950)
- Auto Transmission ($1,440)
- Palladium Silver ($710)
- Destination charge ($775)
- Free set of wheel locks...
08-21-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,835
Posted By vistapoints

I assume thats $38,000 excluding tax, right? :) ...

I assume thats $38,000 excluding tax, right? :)
Still better than what my dealer offered
08-21-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,835
Posted By vistapoints

should I get that demo C300? discounted & faster delivery

Hey guys,
My dealership just called asking if i want to take the demo (C300 Sport, P1, Multimedia, AMG 18 inch rims), which means i can get the car tomorrow instead of that early October delivery...
08-20-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By vistapoints

free oil change, free maintenance... or the lack of

Hi folks,

ok i've been under the impression that MB offers the same 4y / 50,000mile free maintenance that BMW offers.
Apparently MB has dropped that program for a while now
Have you guys been...
08-15-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,540
Posted By vistapoints

i will try spamming the local dealerships and see...

i will try spamming the local dealerships and see what i get :zoom:
yea, no immediate delivery is no good feel :X
08-14-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,540
Posted By vistapoints

pricing, availability & others-Impression & information from talking to 2 dealerships

Hi all,
Here are some impression / info i got from visiting 2 local dealerships regarding the C300 Sport.

On Haggling / Price Negotiation: I think this will be hard to achieve for any extensive...
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