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05-27-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By balthus

Because we are 2,000 miles away from the...

Because we are 2,000 miles away from the dealership which is in a totally different part of the country than anywhere we already have plans to go to this summer. Airfare etc would likely cost as...
05-26-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By balthus

Thanks. I thought so as well.

Thanks. I thought so as well.
05-26-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By balthus

Buying & Shipping Advice 2016 CPO E350 Wagon

My 2013 wagon goes out of warranty in a few months, Not having any issues but getting any for a new car and I am very picky about options & color, etc.

I came across a 2016 CPO E350 with low miles...
03-11-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By balthus

we have bought cars there but you canít get...

we have bought cars there but you canít get additional extended warranty from MB as they are the 2nd owner when they buy cars coming off Jesse and right now MBCC is doing 1.99% financing but itís...
03-11-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By balthus

Thanks - there are so many new features that I do...

Thanks - there are so many new features that I do not have on my 2013 wagon that I had to look the distronic steering up. There are very few E400 CPO's in my area and I do not see one with this. ...
03-11-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By balthus

GOOD DEAL ON A 2016 E400W?

We are looking at a 2016 E400W sedan CPO 1-owner with 33000 miles that just came off lease.

Anything anyone does not like about this car?

It has the Lighting Package, Keyless Go, Lane Tracking,...
01-21-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By balthus

Hello - can anyone help with my warranty...

Hello - can anyone help with my warranty questions. Thanks.
01-21-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By balthus

Thanks everyone and I did want to follow-up on my...

Thanks everyone and I did want to follow-up on my post. I found out last week I need to have surgery in early March so decided I don't want to make any major decisions until I am healed and on the...
01-14-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By balthus

Best Extended Warranty For A 2013 Wagon

I have a 2013 E320 wagon and I am starting to think about a new CPO MB (not sure what car as wagons are hard to find in my area) or since I only have 34,000 miles do some research on a 3rd party...
01-14-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By balthus

Thanks but unfortunately my extra 2 years is what...

Thanks but unfortunately my extra 2 years is what is expiring this year. My car went into service in 2012 and I did the extra 2 years when I bought it. I'd have to do 3rd party warranty.
01-14-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By balthus

Morning - I live in Texas and would want to stay...

Morning - I live in Texas and would want to stay within the state so we could drive to a dealer and do our trade and make things easier with sales tax, registration, etc. Thanks.
01-14-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By balthus

Thanks everyone for the feedback. Yes I am...

Thanks everyone for the feedback. Yes I am looking at an E300 sedan not a wagon. I'd love to get another wagon and have been looking on mbusa for 6 months but none have come up anywhere near where...
01-14-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By balthus

Thanks for the info about the 400 but I checked...

Thanks for the info about the 400 but I checked mbusa and don't see an '18 anywhere near me - actually not many preowned 400's vehicles in my state - and I think they will be out of my price range. ...
01-13-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By balthus

Hello - I noticed there have been multiple views...

Hello - I noticed there have been multiple views of my post but no replies. Have I asked something wrong? If I did can someone let me know. Thanks,
01-12-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By balthus

Contemplating 2018 E300W CPO

Hello -

25+ year MB owner and up until a few years ago my husband and I both had MB's.

We tend to keep our cars and maybe put 10,000 miles tops a year on each car.

If it weren't for our...
12-10-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By balthus

Picked my car up late Wednesday last week & so...

Picked my car up late Wednesday last week & so far the "clunk" is gone!
12-05-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By balthus

Well they had the car since Saturday for this...

Well they had the car since Saturday for this issue plus a rattling in the seat belt housing and I was told today both were fixed. Regarding the steering wheel clunk I was told the "steering wheel...
12-04-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By balthus

I am having this issue now. It started about a...

I am having this issue now. It started about a month ago and I dropped my car off Saturday. First they said it may have bene due to the cold weather but once it started it happened every time I got...
08-31-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By balthus

Today's update. The dealer will not do extended...

Today's update. The dealer will not do extended warranty because car has technically had 2 owners so I would have to go with 3rd party extended warranty, My husband and I knocked off work early...
08-29-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By balthus

My MB dealer will inspect costs $190 and about...

My MB dealer will inspect costs $190 and about 1.5 hours and says they if car is under factory warranty it should qualify for extended warranty. Thanks.
08-29-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By balthus

Thanks will contact my local dealer and inquire.

Thanks will contact my local dealer and inquire.
08-28-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By balthus

I looked at their site and they do have some nice...

I looked at their site and they do have some nice cars. A few issues - they are not open on Saturday which is the only day my husband and I both go. You have a limited time to get car checked out. ...
08-27-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By balthus

They have been in business a long time. As...

They have been in business a long time. As mentioned we bought a Jaquar from them many years ago and I recall the transaction to have been smooth. I had forgotten about them but will check them out...
08-27-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By balthus

Ah yes bought a Jaquar convertible from them many...

Ah yes bought a Jaquar convertible from them many years ago when they were Texas Mustang Sales which we took to an indy repair shop and didn't keep long. I wasn't sure though how it works with...
08-26-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By balthus

Love our 2013 wagon and 2004 wagon before that. ...

Love our 2013 wagon and 2004 wagon before that. I'd buy another in heartbeat but can't afford new and good preowned hard to find particularly in Texas. They are few and far between. I look at the...
08-26-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By balthus

Thanks and I edited my original post as we...

Thanks and I edited my original post as we learned that the Outback width with mirrors is 81.9" so the width is not an issue for the E300 with mirrors open or closed. He picked the Outback as he...
08-26-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By balthus

Buying Advice For a 2nd MB / Confused

We are long-time MB owners. My 2013 E350 wagon is purring along with just under 35k miles and my CPO extended warranty runs another 14 months.

About 2 & 1/2 years ago, my husband was driving a...
02-14-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,028
Posted By balthus

WHAT CAR WILL LAST 20 YEARS THESE DAYS?

Currently driving my 2013 wagon that now has about 30k miles. It was a CPO vehicle that I bought about 3 years ago which is usually how I buy my MB. It replaced a 2010 wagon that was in an accident...
12-04-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 47,085
Posted By balthus

I took my car in last week on Wednesday. On...

I took my car in last week on Wednesday. On Thursday they told me it was a faulty driver side seatbelt. It was ordered and arrived Friday and I picked up my car on Saturday, Hopefully will not show...
11-24-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 47,085
Posted By balthus

I have the same light. It came on first time...

I have the same light. It came on first time last night not long after car started up Call SA at dealer this morning and he said car was not dangerous to drive and to drop off next Wednesday as...
06-10-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By balthus

I am a bit confused. My 2013 wagon was a CPO and...

I am a bit confused. My 2013 wagon was a CPO and I was planning on buying an ELW before that warranty runs out but perhaps when I bought my 20313 (in 2015) the CPO warranty was not unlimited...
06-09-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By balthus

Also if anyone has an opinion if there is any...

Also if anyone has an opinion if there is any compelling reason to wait a few years for a later year wagon. We keep our cars and will probably retire in a few years and this could be the last high...
06-09-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By balthus

Price Advice 2016 Wagon

Would appreciate any advice on what would be a good percentage off the original MSRP for a 2016 CPO wagon with low miles.

We are keeping our current wagon but have been offered a good price on...
12-12-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,874
Posted By balthus

I am the "wife" and am on my 2nd wagon. Much...

I am the "wife" and am on my 2nd wagon. Much prefer over any SUV. My husband and * have alternated MB's with who gets the wagon! Unique, elegant and hope to have for many years.
11-14-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,983
Posted By balthus

I paid the premium monthly and I am pretty sure...

I paid the premium monthly and I am pretty sure that they started to pay out claims before premium was paid off if I recall. We are going back too far for me to remember specifics. Here's the...
11-14-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,983
Posted By balthus

My car is a 2013 CPO wagon. I purchased it in...

My car is a 2013 CPO wagon. I purchased it in 3/15. I was told that my warranty runs until 9/23/19 but no one at dealer ever told me there would a price difference if I waited to buy warranty later...
10-31-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,874
Posted By balthus

I know you will love your wagon as will your...

I know you will love your wagon as will your wife. They are awesome cars.
10-31-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,874
Posted By balthus

Love my wagon

Sorry for duplicate on mobile device
10-31-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,874
Posted By balthus

Love my wagon

I have a 2013 wagon with 23,000 miles which I got CPO and knew the owner after my 2004 wagon was totalled at the dealership while it was in for service. When they took it for test drive, their...
10-17-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,908
Posted By balthus

We always keep our cars as long as possible. ...

We always keep our cars as long as possible. Sadly our 2004 E320 wagon was totaled when it was in for service recall at dealership in March 2015 or I'd still be driving that as it still would have...
08-08-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,401
Posted By balthus

2013 E350 wagon

2013 E350 wagon
05-30-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,322
Posted By balthus

Never had front plate installed in any of our...

Never had front plate installed in any of our cars. I think we have been pulled over a couple of times and given a warning but never an actual ticket. We do keep the plate in the car. Thanks.
05-02-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By balthus

Farewell 2010 GLK

Our beautiful 2010 GLK was in a car accident and totaled.

Great car, only 38,000 miles and will be missed.

Don't like the changes exterior or interior of the newer ones and was looking to...
12-14-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By balthus

I have been driving MB's since late 80's when I...

I have been driving MB's since late 80's when I bought my 1972 380SEL beauty that I gave up when we moved from NY area to Texas in mid 90's.

Since then, my husband and I have only driven MB's. ...
09-21-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By balthus

Dallas Members - Need Rec for Park Place SA

My most recent Park Place Dallas Service Advisor has moved to Park Place FTW and the two before him moved to PP FTW & Grapevine.

The 3 of them were great.

They had all been at Dallas PP...
09-21-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By balthus

Dallas Members - Need Rec for Park Place SA

My most recent Park Place Dallas Service Advisor has moved to Park Place FTW and the two before him moved to PP FTW & Grapevine.

The 3 of them were great.

They had all been at Dallas PP...
08-03-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,559
Posted By balthus

Beautiful wagon!

Beautiful wagon!
06-22-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,808
Posted By balthus

My 2010 GLK has lines (no sensors) but my 2013 E...

My 2010 GLK has lines (no sensors) but my 2013 E wagon does not and I do miss them.
04-28-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By balthus

silver vents side windows

So sorry. Before I bought this car, blissfully ignorant too!
04-22-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,450
Posted By balthus

I needed a new key for our 2004 wagon a few...

I needed a new key for our 2004 wagon a few months ago before it went to car heaven as it was just wearing out from usage and my husband dropped the car off at dealer and we needed something done and...
04-22-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By balthus

I will inquire at my dealership. That would...

I will inquire at my dealership. That would work. Not sure why this bothers me so much. I have only had this wagon for about a month but I don't seem to be getting used to it. Thanks.
04-22-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,822
Posted By balthus

Beautiful wagon!

Beautiful wagon!
04-22-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By balthus

A/C Vents Reflect On Side Mirrors

Recently bought an '13 E350 wagon and have noticed that the closest vents to the doors reflect the louvers onto the side mirrors. This has never happened with any MB we have owned and it is...
04-15-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By balthus

Got it. Thanks.

Got it. Thanks.
04-13-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By balthus

Ah yes. BTW, beautiful car!

Ah yes. BTW, beautiful car!
04-13-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By balthus

Backing into parking spots between 2 cars is not...

Backing into parking spots between 2 cars is not my forte but I do go for the drive-through spot in parking lots more than ever now.

I had no idea you could change vent color. I will check with...
04-13-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By balthus

I think I will go back to use lighter for charge...

I think I will go back to use lighter for charge as USB seemed slower.

I guess I will get used to the yellow triangles. They just come on so often in city stop & go traffic.

Thanks.
04-13-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By balthus

I am lucky my parking space at work is reserved...

I am lucky my parking space at work is reserved and the Building Manager is great. I am just so nervous about not pulling up far enough that if I am in a parking lot that someone drive fast or...
04-13-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By balthus

2103 E350 WAGON - 1-WEEK REVIEW & QUERIES

Morning!

So I have been driving my new '13 wagon for about 8 days and for the most part love it but a few things are driving me crazy that over time I know I will adjust to but curious what other...
04-06-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By balthus

Oddly enough it belonged to a good friend who is...

Oddly enough it belonged to a good friend who is a "wagon" nut like we are (although she leases hers and gets a new one every few years as opposed to us who buys & keeps).

She is even a tad more...
04-06-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By balthus

Thanks everyone. I'll try to get some better...

Thanks everyone. I'll try to get some better photos this weekend. It's funny - having driven black cars for 20+ years, I feel more "conspicuous" in this car and somehow it looks "bigger" than our...
04-04-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By balthus

Picked Up Our New '13 E350 Sports Wagon Today

Sorry that these images are not great but wanted to quickly show off our new addition - a '13 E350 sports wagon that replaces a beloved '04 wagon.

Need to figure out where everything is, the...
04-04-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By balthus

Best I could get by increasing deductible to 1K...

Best I could get by increasing deductible to 1K on both cars was annual reduction of $128 for both cars. I asked what I was saving on my homeowners by bundling auto and it's about $350 a year. I...
03-31-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By balthus

Yikes sounds like we are paying way too much.

Yikes sounds like we are paying way too much.
03-31-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By balthus

I am going to ask our agent about a $1K...

I am going to ask our agent about a $1K deductible. It's crazy. We do less than 10k a year on the cars. They are garaged at home & at work. Commute for both of us is about 5 miles each way. My...
03-31-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By balthus

Insurance Question

Does it sound right that our annual premium would increase by $700 moving same coverage with same insurer from our 2004 E320 wagon to a 2013 E350 wagon?

We have Chubb for homeowners & auto &...
03-24-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By balthus

Thanks for feedback. I am going to go ahead and...

Thanks for feedback. I am going to go ahead and purchase via MBCC (got a drop on rate), buy the extended warranty & tire/dent options upfront & not roll into loan & wait on purchasing prepaid...
03-22-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By balthus

Terrible where I am as well so between the...

Terrible where I am as well so between the potholes & run flat tires, I think I will. Thanks.
03-22-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By balthus

Thanks for this info. I am not affiliated with...

Thanks for this info. I am not affiliated with the military but that's a great rate. I will also see if my dealer with match!
03-22-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By balthus

Thanks. The tires are run flats and we do...

Thanks.

The tires are run flats and we do have a lot of potholes and construction where I live.

I wasn't sure if I was doing the math right to figure out how the prepaid maintenance works. ...
03-21-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By balthus

Correction on the prepaid maintenance - it's for...

Correction on the prepaid maintenance - it's for 36 months or 30k miles not 36k miles.
03-21-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By balthus

'13 Wagon - Purchase Add-On Questions

Hello -

I will be buying a '13 CPO wagon before month-end with a 2-year extended warranty but wanted to get opinions about other add-ons offered which I never bought in past as I did not intend to...
03-09-2015, 09:51 AM
03-09-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By balthus

I would gladly give up the 3rd row seats which...

I would gladly give up the 3rd row seats which will never never be used to keep a spare!
03-09-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By balthus

New To This Forum - Moving Over From W211 - 2013 E350 Sport Wagon

Our 2004 E320 took early retirement.

We will be replacing her with a low mileage 2013 E350 Sport Wagon in Polar White with Black MB Tex, CPO, P1, rear side airbags, panorama sunroof, driver seat...
03-09-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,059
Posted By balthus

MOVING ON TO THE W212 FORUM - THANKS TO EVERYONE THESE MANY YEARS

As I wrote in a previous post, our 2004 Wagon has taken early retirement due to an accident and we finally found a 2013 E350 Sport wagon that has low miles, is a CPO, well equipped, good price and it...
03-08-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By balthus

Thanks for everyone's posts and sorry for not...

Thanks for everyone's posts and sorry for not responding sooner but we decided to go with the '13 Sport versus a new '14 or '15.

The combination of the price differential, low miles,...
03-05-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By balthus

Need Some Help - 13 or 14 or 15 Wagon from an 04

Hi All -

Searched through this forum and read a lot of the wagon posts but would appreciate opinions about a 13, 14 or 15 wagon (likely a Sport model) all with P1 and each has some other options...
02-27-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,059
Posted By balthus

Sorry for not responding sooner but we learned...

Sorry for not responding sooner but we learned they are going to total the car. The estimate is pinging the value meter. They have been very forthright about everything and have said they will work...
02-25-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,059
Posted By balthus

Thank you all. I am supposed to get the...

Thank you all.

I am supposed to get the accident report and an initial estimate from the dealership by end of day.

Truthfully if the vehicle had been in an accident anywhere I would be...
02-25-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,059
Posted By balthus

DEALERSHIP HAS ACCIDENT WITH OUR CAR WHILE IN FOR SERVICE

Has anyone ever had their car in for service and the dealership have an accident with the vehicle?

Our 2004 E320 wagon has been in for service since the first week in February awaiting parts...
02-19-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,590
Posted By balthus

Thanks but far far away from Annapolis. It's...

Thanks but far far away from Annapolis. It's interesting that some dealers have the parts and some do not.
02-19-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 116,870
Posted By balthus

2/19/15 Update: We were informed by dealer...

2/19/15 Update:

We were informed by dealer that they will not release the car with the tank leaking as it is. We need the tank and the sender.

Our service rep said he checked with other...
02-18-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 116,870
Posted By balthus

Truthfully MBUSA case manager in Montvale NJ was...

Truthfully MBUSA case manager in Montvale NJ was actually the nasty one. I think service manager at dealership truly upset. I left a message for him to call me to ask if we can pick up the car but...
02-18-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 116,870
Posted By balthus

Why did Mercedes wait until Feb 2015 to notify...

Why did Mercedes wait until Feb 2015 to notify owners of the affected cars about this if they notified NHTSA last September and have no tanks or parts in stock?
...
02-18-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 116,870
Posted By balthus

We brought our car to dealer on 2/6/15 & was told...

We brought our car to dealer on 2/6/15 & was told tank would be in last week. Was called yesterday & told they did not know when they would get the part.

I opened a case with CS & am now being...
02-18-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,590
Posted By balthus

Update: our car has been at dealer since 2/6/15...

Update: our car has been at dealer since 2/6/15 & now being told that they earliest ETA on the tank delivery is 3/16/15 and no guarantee on that.

Yes we have a loaner but not happy about car...
02-13-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By balthus

Extended Warranty For 2004 E320 Wagon

We had an extended warranty through Paragon that we got our money's worth from over the term which expired at the end of January. I contacted the person who we got it from to renew or extend but he...
02-13-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,590
Posted By balthus

Suggest that anyone bringing their car in to...

Suggest that anyone bringing their car in to dealer for this, check on parts availability.

We took our 2004 wagon in 10 days ago and were told we'd get the work done under warranty as of today the...
01-26-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,590
Posted By balthus

Oddly enough I just got home from work and the...

Oddly enough I just got home from work and the letter had come in today's mail so I guess they have our current address but thanks again.
01-26-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,590
Posted By balthus

Thank you so much. We have been smelling gas...

Thank you so much. We have been smelling gas terribly if we fill the tank all the way. Nothing came up under our VIN # as active recall but will contact our SA our dealership.
01-26-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,590
Posted By balthus

We have a 2004 E320 wagon and have had this issue...

We have a 2004 E320 wagon and have had this issue but did not receive a letter although we have moved from address that may be on file with MBUSA from when we originally bought the car. How do we...
12-10-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By balthus

2011 Wagon - Pro's/Con's (replacing a 2004)

Hello -

Our 2004 E320 wagon that we love is now in need of about about $4K of work (front strut leaking, rear hatch lock assembly, rear brake pads, oil change and 4 new tires). At a point where...
09-18-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By balthus

2010 GLK - rear driver door & lift gate

My car just went out of warranty last month but I have slightly under 25,000 miles on it. The rear driver door will not open (all other doors lock/unlock/open fine), I can not open the door from...
09-09-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,342
Posted By balthus

I can't pull the lock up manually. Thats why my...

I can't pull the lock up manually. Thats why my husband was going to try using pliers. I just am surprised this would happen with only 23000 miles on the car but of course a month after warranty...
09-09-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,342
Posted By balthus

Pulling on door handle when car is unlocked...

Pulling on door handle when car is unlocked doesn't do anything except it seems about once every 24 hours. Thanks.
09-09-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,342
Posted By balthus

It's the lock knob we think. Just went outside...

It's the lock knob we think. Just went outside and door opened but you can see that the lock knob is not extended all the way up like the others in unlock position. My husband wanted to try using a...
09-09-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,342
Posted By balthus

2010 GLK - REAR DRIVER SIDE DOOR WON'T OPEN

On Saturday I went to open rear driver door and it would not. Tried locking/unlocking with fob a few times. Tried from in side - nothing. Came home and a few hours later, my husband gave it a try...
09-09-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By balthus

2004 E320 Wagon Insurance Question

Received a letter Saturday from insurer indicating that since vehicle was approaching 10 years in age that MB parts would not (necessarily) be used. Is that common among all/most auto insurers an if...
08-05-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,703
Posted By balthus

2004 E320 WAGON TRUNK WON'T OPEN WITH FOB

Hi- I have an E320 wagon (my husband drives this MB Now) and the trunk will not open with the key fob.

If you try you hear a noise likes it's trying to open but nothing happens. You can...
04-19-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,639
Posted By balthus

Got quote from MB dealer of approx $3K to extend...

Got quote from MB dealer of approx $3K to extend the factory warranty for an additional 3 years (not sure if there is a mileage cap but that will not be an issue for me).

Trying to decide if I...
04-18-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,639
Posted By balthus

Had our 2004 wagon in for new batteries last...

Had our 2004 wagon in for new batteries last Friday and owner of the indy shop rive the car around and said it was doing OK so may be able to get another year or two from her and if we buy the 2010...
04-16-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,639
Posted By balthus

Not sure what you mean? Curious: did you...

Not sure what you mean?

Curious: did you put anything down on the lease? How many miles per year? What is your buy out? Your lease price including maintenance is slightly less than I am...
04-16-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,639
Posted By balthus

The main dealer in the DFW area in terms of sales...

The main dealer in the DFW area in terms of sales and service. Between my husband and I, almost every car we have had since late 90's has been a leased MB with exception of the 2004 wagon which was...
04-16-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,639
Posted By balthus

I have been lucky that thus far I have had no...

I have been lucky that thus far I have had no problems with my 2010 GLK but have been very disatisfied with local dealer for a number of other reasons.


My GLK hasn't been that reliable but I'm...
04-16-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,639
Posted By balthus

Should I Purchase My 2010 GLK when lease is up in 4 months?

I have a 2010 GLK with less than 14,000 miles on it and my lease is up in 3 or 4 months.

My buy-out is about $25K.

I really love the car and If I can buy an extended warranty from MB (which...
02-10-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By balthus

Love my GLK. My 39-month lease is up in 7 months...

Love my GLK. My 39-month lease is up in 7 months and I only have less than 14,000 miles on it so I am probably going to finance a purchase & keep it. It looks and drives brand new. Very happy with...
02-10-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By balthus

Waiting on flatbed now & heading to NTB for the...

Waiting on flatbed now & heading to NTB for the Michelin's.
02-09-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By balthus

Thanks for the advice everyone. I guess I will...

Thanks for the advice everyone. I guess I will stick with what I have. Maybe the front driver side tire can go on rear passenger side on rear and we'll only need to spring for 2 new tires right...
02-09-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By balthus

Sorry - a little stressed today - $160 a tire....

Sorry - a little stressed today - $160 a tire. The Michelins are about $220 each.
02-09-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By balthus

Tire Emergency - Dallas

Tire emergency - 2004 E 320wagon - 245/45/17's - husband must have hit a curb and we have 2 flats on passenger side.

He didn't realize it and car is in our garage (rear alley).

Will have to...
01-10-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,683
Posted By balthus

Good words to ponder and thank you. I...

Good words to ponder and thank you.

I realized as I paying bills tonight I just paid payment 31 out of my 39 month 2010 GK lease and maybe having think about 2 cars in the not so distant future....
01-10-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,683
Posted By balthus

Thanks for your thoughts. I figure I am at...

Thanks for your thoughts.

I figure I am at my break-even point with paying for the warranty and non-warranty repairs versus not having a car payment since we paid off the wagon.

Good to know...
01-09-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,683
Posted By balthus

2004 E320 Wagon 60K Miles - When To Move On?

I have posted a few times about this vehicle and am looking for opinions about when it time to move on and get what we can on private sale or trade although a replacement vehicle will likely not be...
12-19-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 122,587
Posted By balthus

I have had my GLK since August, 2010 and only...

I have had my GLK since August, 2010 and only have about 12,000 miles on it. I just bought a new front wiper blade as original was squeaking. I am very pleased with the car. No major problems...
12-05-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,198
Posted By balthus

My tire pressure should be ok. We just went...

My tire pressure should be ok. We just went through the change from hot summer to cooler temps about a month ago and the pressure indicator came on so I had all tires adjusted. I can't remember...
12-05-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,198
Posted By balthus

Anyone Had Issue With GLK FishTailing or Skidding?

We had a lot of heavy rain all day Saturday and I left an event in my 2010 GLK about 7:30PM and pulled out of a parking lot onto a busy 3-lane street that has trolley tracks in the far right lane. ...
12-05-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 20,257
Posted By balthus

My 2010GLK has about 12,500 miles & I have had 2...

My 2010GLK has about 12,500 miles & I have had 2 oil changes.
11-21-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 60,458
Posted By balthus

Yikes. I have a 2010 GLK that is about 26 months...

Yikes. I have a 2010 GLK that is about 26 months only but it only has 12,000 miles on it so I have had very little done besides oil & filter changes & fluid checks. It is a 39-month lease. I take...
09-27-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By balthus

All we could manage now is replacing the left...

All we could manage now is replacing the left driver side. I asked the owner of the indy shop about this and maybe because he knows how much $ we have spent in less than 3 months and that we only...
09-26-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By balthus

Why is that? Did that with the rears as...

Why is that?

Did that with the rears as there was a true cost benefit in relation to labor but just moved my parents into assisted living last month & did a slab repair for a leaking hot water...
09-26-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By balthus

We are just going to go ahead and Indy Shop do...

We are just going to go ahead and Indy Shop do repair.

The hassle of picking it up, driving to a dealer, having 1 car for indefinite period of time only for a slim possibility they may help us...
09-26-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By balthus

Also was told today: The part is $1,100 and...

Also was told today:

The part is $1,100 and the labor $285

The vehicles has Air suspension struts on all four corners of the car.

After this 3 of them will be new.

The other one always...
09-26-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By balthus

It it reasonable wear at 55-57K miles? ...

It it reasonable wear at 55-57K miles?

[QUOTE=Shadow5501;4848108]The airmatic suspension is not my favorite feature of these cars. There should be some information on escalating the issue in...
09-26-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By balthus

I had been taking the car to PP (Lemmon) which is...

I had been taking the car to PP (Lemmon) which is where I have always purchased and serviced my cars but after being made to feel like my years of loyalty, money spent, referrals and business was...
09-26-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By balthus

North Texas MB Manager ???

Does anyone know if there is a North Texas area Mercedes Benz regional person and if so how I could reach them? I am so frustrated with ongoing issues with our 2004 E320 wagons that only has 56,000...
06-22-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By balthus

I actually posted there over a year ago & no one...

I actually posted there over a year ago & no one responded. There were only 1 or 2 recommended in Dallas but one seemed to be out of business or moved and the posts go back a few years. Was hoping...
06-22-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By balthus

Looking For Good Indy Shop in Dallas

I did a search but nothing came up. I am looking for recommendations fir a good indy shop/honest & reasonable MB expert.

Need a second opinion on repair estimate by dealership & looking to find...
02-21-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,690
Posted By balthus

Thank you!

Thank you!
12-06-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,507
Posted By balthus

thanks

thanks
12-06-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,507
Posted By balthus

Which one do you have? I have been agonizing over...

Which one do you have? I have been agonizing over policies. I have found very few that are exclusionary because I am few K over 50K miles & some very specifically say no struts.
11-29-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,507
Posted By balthus

2004 E320 Wagon - STRUT OR MYSTERY PROBLEM

On Friday morning after car sitting in garage for a day and a half, my husband noticed rear passenger side low in rear. He drove it up to our local indy MB repair shop & owner was pretty sure it...
11-06-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,192
Posted By balthus

Kent - you are absolutely right as I learned. ...

Kent - you are absolutely right as I learned. Thanks.
11-06-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,192
Posted By balthus

Smile Apparently MB changed vendors so part numbers...

Apparently MB changed vendors so part numbers don't match & they had 4 different ones listed for a 2004 E320 wagon but with the help of the Accessories person we finally found the right ones.
...
11-06-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,192
Posted By balthus

Need mats for 2004 E320 Wagon

Not sure why dealer can't get it right but I will be going back for the 3rd time today to get new floor mats for '04 E320 wagon.

They have this car in their system both our MB's are from there. ...
10-11-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,677
Posted By balthus

I had my oil changed at independent MB shop. ...

I had my oil changed at independent MB shop. They filled all my fluids, checked everything, said tires did not need ration (I had just missed the free one at max 5K miles), and it cost me about $160.
08-20-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,732
Posted By balthus

Can you ask for just the oil change & will they...

Can you ask for just the oil change & will they turn off the Service A light?

We have our 2004 E320 in the dealership right now and will be about $2K poorer when we pick it up Monday after...
08-19-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,732
Posted By balthus

Thank you kindly.

Thank you kindly.
08-19-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,732
Posted By balthus

Sorry but I don't have my manual at hand & was...

Sorry but I don't have my manual at hand & was curious if prices varied.

I did do a search for Service A before posting and about 50 posts came up with all different subject lines that I really...
08-19-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,732
Posted By balthus

US: What Does Service A Cost & What Is Done

I have a 2010 that is about a year old with a little over 5,000 miles & Service A light came on.

Can anyone tell me approx how much it costs at an MB dealership and what they do.

Also do they...
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By balthus

Maybe Someone Will Answer Me Here: 2004 E320 Wagon - Tires

Told rear tires (Michelin Pilot Sport AS's) had significant wear. Took car back to Sears where we had purchased the 4 Michelin Pilot Sport AS's as they are still under warranty. They said tires were...
05-06-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 618
Posted By balthus

2004 E320 Wagon Tires

Was also told rear tires had significant wear. Took car back to Sears today where we had last purchased the 4 Michelin Pilot Sport AS's as they are still under warranty. They said tires were...
05-06-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Posted By balthus

2004 E320 Wagon 48,000 miles

A brake warning light came on last Friday & took car into dealer who said it was a sensor which they turned off.

Car is due for next service in August or another 4,000 miles however they also...
04-05-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By balthus

Thanks - good to know. I bought this...

Thanks - good to know.

I bought this beauty pre-owned certified in 2006 with about 20K miles on it. I don't do much driving and drove the wagon until last summer.

My husband was driving a...
04-05-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By balthus

04 E320 Wagon Coming Up on 50k

Car is in great shape. Wondering what is involved in 50K service & approx cost?

Car is paid for & we can do through dealer & get the 10% off on parts or go through independent local repair (no...
10-20-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 22,842
Posted By balthus

I didn't order my car and when I bought it a few...

I didn't order my car and when I bought it a few months ago did not have many choices particularly with other options i wanted so I got MB-Tex. I probably would have gone with leather if I could...
10-20-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 28,079
Posted By balthus

2008 Infiniti M35 was totaled when someone ran a...

2008 Infiniti M35 was totaled when someone ran a red light (no one hurt).

My husband got my 2004 E320 wagon & I got the GLK as I had not had a"new" car for quite sometime as my last 3 MB's were...
10-19-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,088
Posted By balthus

Mine came today as well!!!! Thank you so much...

Mine came today as well!!!! Thank you so much for posting this. Never would have known. Much appreciated.
10-19-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,088
Posted By balthus

Congrats - maybe mine came today. Is there an...

Congrats - maybe mine came today. Is there an expiration date? Thanks.
10-16-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,088
Posted By balthus

I was told my gift card went out in the mail...

I was told my gift card went out in the mail today and should arrive early next week. Yippee!
10-12-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By balthus

Well when he took the car to Sears they said...

Well when he took the car to Sears they said there was only one screw in the tire (and not 2 nails) and that they could repair it - which they did. Now of course I am left wondering - did Discount...
10-12-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By balthus

Thanks - will repost there.

Thanks - will repost there.
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By balthus

MICHELIN PILOT AS TIRE QUESTION

I bought 4 Michelin Pilot AS tires a couple of years ago from Sears. Somehow got 2 nails in one tire & were told by Discount Tire it can not be patched.

My husband stopped there as he couldn't...
10-12-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By balthus

MICHELIN PILOT AS TIRE QUESTION

I bought 4 Michelin Pilot AS tires a couple of years ago from Sears. Somehow got 2 nails in one tire & were told by Discount Tire it can not be patched.

I have Road Hazard warranty on these &...
10-08-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,088
Posted By balthus

I am awaiting my gift card as I had already spent...

I am awaiting my gift card as I had already spent $1K at Saks this year prior to purchasing my GLK. They said 6-8 weeks. Will post when received.
09-21-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,088
Posted By balthus

I'll let you know what happens. Would be great...

I'll let you know what happens. Would be great but website seemed pretty clear you had to have Saks MC.
09-21-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,088
Posted By balthus

I called the # on the saks page & was told I was...

I called the # on the saks page & was told I was eligible. I kept stressing I did not have Saks MC. She said I spent $1K before buying eligible car & gave me a fax # to send in a copy of my lease. ...
09-21-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,088
Posted By balthus

I am a SaksFirst emember with a regular Saks card...

I am a SaksFirst emember with a regular Saks card not a Saks MasterCard. Hmmm.
09-16-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,371
Posted By balthus

Can you tell me if they have an internet site or...

Can you tell me if they have an internet site or what their full name is. I googled "Mercury Extended Warranty" & come up with warranties for Mercury's. Thanks,
09-08-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,813
Posted By balthus

My BB & my iPhone both sync. I think the default...

My BB & my iPhone both sync. I think the default is BB but when I turn BT off on BB & turn BT on on my iPhone it shows my iPhone as connected & I can use it.
09-07-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,431
Posted By balthus

There was one in my car but I was not charged for...

There was one in my car but I was not charged for it. Maybe it was in there & they forgot to remove. I got Sport package & the car in showroom had fancy wheels which I did not want so they put the...
09-07-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By balthus

Congrats - I am sure the car looks great with...

Congrats - I am sure the car looks great with black rails. My GLK is black with sport etc but I have seen white & if they had had one with other options I wanted I think white would have been my...
09-07-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,431
Posted By balthus

Yours didn't come with cargo cover standard? ...

Yours didn't come with cargo cover standard? Mine did - was it part of an option package?
09-06-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,813
Posted By balthus

I have both my BB Bold & my iPhone 3Gs paired...

I have both my BB Bold & my iPhone 3Gs paired with my GLK350 & they both work. I use my BB more for calls as it has the more extensive phone book. I am 99% sure that my iPhone had contacts...
08-28-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By balthus

Thanks - I am in Dallas TX & looking for specials...

Thanks - I am in Dallas TX & looking for specials here.
08-28-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By balthus

AutoBahn in Ft Worth?

AutoBahn in Ft Worth?
08-28-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,699
Posted By balthus

i did & he told me the name of another place &...

i did & he told me the name of another place & they pretty much said same & that many places will not let you pass inspection so it's just not worth it as I think the car won't look good unless it's...
08-27-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,699
Posted By balthus

problem is 2 places i called won't tint the sides...

problem is 2 places i called won't tint the sides 20%.
08-27-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,699
Posted By balthus

We can only do 35% & nothing on front so I am...

We can only do 35% & nothing on front so I am wondering how a black/black car will look with rear window on tailgate at 20%, sides at 35% & fronbt at zero. I think I may not tint after all.
08-27-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,570
Posted By balthus

I have it & it's pretty cool although keeping...

I have it & it's pretty cool although keeping shade closed most of the time since it is still so hot in Texas. My 2004 E320 wagon was first car in long time that did not have a sunroof & after all...
08-27-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,699
Posted By balthus

I called Star Auto & they couldn't have been...

I called Star Auto & they couldn't have been nicer (and was pleased to hear he had been recommended) - he called 3M to find out who to use in Dallas & amazingly only one dealer who is quoting $250. ...
08-25-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,371
Posted By balthus

Give Rodney a call. He was way more...

Give Rodney a call.

He was way more competitive price-wise than the non-MB company that my MB dealership offered (I am out of MB warranty as well) & he was recommended by a trustworthy...
08-24-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,965
Posted By balthus

My acquisition fee was $795-Doc Fee...

My acquisition fee was $795-Doc Fee $50-Inspection $23.75-Deputy Service Fee $6-License Fee $65.80-Title Fee-$43. At that point I was exhausted from shopping & didn't really question these amounts.
08-23-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,699
Posted By balthus

Your car looks great BTW. White was my first...

Your car looks great BTW. White was my first choice for a change but could not get what I wanted in terms of options & our car was totaled by someone running a red light so time was not on our side.
08-23-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,699
Posted By balthus

Thanks - maybe I will call them & see who they...

Thanks - maybe I will call them & see who they can recommend in Dallas.
08-23-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,699
Posted By balthus

NEW GLK - TEXAS - WINDOW TINT QUESTION

So I found the link for Texas law on tint: http://www.tintcenter.com/laws/TX/
and wonder if there are any other GLK owners from TX here who have had their GLK's tinted, where & what % and how it...
08-23-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,066
Posted By balthus

Thanks. My husband's home office looks out...

Thanks.

My husband's home office looks out onto our front driveway & he is a realtor so works from home most of the time. He sees everyone who who takes a walk or walks their dogs & he says...
08-23-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By balthus

Sorry - I kind of knew that - but didn't know how...

Sorry - I kind of knew that - but didn't know how to convey that photos had been added. Thanks.
08-23-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,066
Posted By balthus

NEW GLK - A FEW MORE PHOTOS

Sun was very bright & it rained this week so my baby is dirty but I am too afraid to take her to be washed.
08-23-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,066
Posted By balthus

PHOTOS OF NEW 2010 GLK 350

Here's my new GLK that I picked up last Monday. Loving so far but haven't had much time to drive or get too familiar yet.
08-22-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,371
Posted By balthus

This is 3rd party warranty compared to other 3rd...

This is 3rd party warranty compared to other 3rd party warranty being recommended by MB dealer - but not an not MB extended warranty.

My car is out of MB warranty & I did not buy one when I...
08-22-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,371
Posted By balthus

I was given an alternate warranty company by an...

I was given an alternate warranty company by an independent MB shop vs the one the dealer recommended & can tell you 1/2 half the price for what seems to be same coverage & deductible.

You can...
08-22-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By balthus

We got the "puck with tail" for 2004 E30. Even...

We got the "puck with tail" for 2004 E30. Even though my husband had added a category called Car to his BB Bold it did not given an option to download that category so it downloaded contacts A-G. ...
08-21-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,371
Posted By balthus

I want to get one. I am just looking for...

I want to get one. I am just looking for recommendations of companies from users who have purchased & are happy with the service. I know over the course of the next 4 years I will likely spend what...
08-21-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By balthus

Anything for TX?

Anything for TX?
08-20-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,371
Posted By balthus

Out Of Warranty - Are Extended Warranties Worth It & Which Are Good?

2004 E320W with 40K miles. Always had all services done. Car paid off. Never had any issues until now, SA offered an extended warranty from Total Protection Plan administered by Prizm...
08-20-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By balthus

What Is A "Large Torque Bushing" Problem

Toom 2004 E320W in for service today, Needed Service B at 40K miles, rear rotors & SA said there's a problem with the large torque bushing but we could probably wait on that.

Giving this car to...
08-20-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By balthus

So does he have to make a new category in Outlook...

So does he have to make a new category in Outlook called "CAR" & change people to that group so that when he syncs BB with his laptop that is updated & then only those download to his car? Dealer is...
08-20-2009, 09:34 AM
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Views: 30,085
Posted By balthus

OK since my car is for service I just called my...

OK since my car is for service I just called my advisor & told her to have the V60 cradle replacer installed - we'll give it a shot. I guess hands-free BT through the system is better even if all...
08-19-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By balthus

I was told by dealer that the puck was not...

I was told by dealer that the puck was not returnable since it's electronics. They said I do not need the entire kit - just the one piece - since I already have the phone unit in the compartment. ...
08-19-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By balthus

Anyone have a Blackberry Bold that works as that...

Anyone have a Blackberry Bold that works as that would be the primary phone. Thanks.
08-19-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By balthus

I was told at dealer that only 1st Gen iPhone...

I was told at dealer that only 1st Gen iPhone would work & that Blackberry Bold would not work with Puck - also we have AT&T on both phones. Thanks.
08-19-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,066
Posted By balthus

Thanks everyone. I have spent all of 30 minutes...

Thanks everyone. I have spent all of 30 minutes in the car since I bought going back & forth to work on my short commute. Haven't even read owners manual yet. Plan to play this weekend!
08-19-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By balthus

BEST HANDS-FREE (VISOR TYPE) BLUETOOTH UNIT FOR 2004 E320W

Looked into getting the puck to use via COMMAND system but does not support phones we have so need to go to Visor type unit as I really don;t think I want installed unit where they ahve screw unit...
08-18-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 30,085
Posted By balthus

Unfortunately none of our current phones &/or...

Unfortunately none of our current phones &/or provider with work with it. Will need to find a good bluetooth car kit that is not device specific. Thanks.
08-18-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,066
Posted By balthus

Picked up this afternoon. Spent most of the...

Picked up this afternoon. Spent most of the time going over phone & nav & had to get back to the office. Got to dive my 3 miles home late tonight. It will take some getting used to after driving...
08-18-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,066
Posted By balthus

Thanks - from Park Place Dallas. It has 22's on...

Thanks - from Park Place Dallas. It has 22's on it as a dealer add-on but they took them off & replaced with the 20s that came with Sport Package before I picked it up.
08-16-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,066
Posted By balthus

Smile NEW GLK OWNER - PICKING UP ON MONDAY - LONG POST

I have been driving a 2004 E320 Wagon as my husband as gotten 2 or 3 new cars since I got mine. I do not do a lot of driving & it only has 39,000 miles on it & is paid for - yeah no car payments.
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08-16-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,813
Posted By balthus

Does it work with Bluetooth with Command for...

Does it work with Bluetooth with Command for Phone? Thanks.
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