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10-17-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,188
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Found a nice video regarding your "dillema". Top...

Found a nice video regarding your "dillema". Top Gear tests 4 door sedans:


Aston Martin Rapide
Maserati Quattroporte
Porsche Panamera Turbo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmeeF9ZtkCA
10-17-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,188
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I've owned an Aston for a little less then a...

I've owned an Aston for a little less then a year. During that time it left me stranded on the side of the road twice. Liked the looks of the car, drivingwise the honeymoon was short but nothing...
10-04-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,432
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I did the same thing a few months ago. Took it...

I did the same thing a few months ago. Took it to my dealer, Globe Motor Cars in Fairfield, NJ and they took care of it for me. Under $100 if I recall correctly but the rim guy only comes once a...
09-27-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,112
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Hahahahaha; thanks :D When I ordered my...

Hahahahaha; thanks :D

When I ordered my Cayenne the dealer was kind enough to give me invitations to the Porsche World Roadshow (https://www.porscheworldroadshowusa.com/). I got to experience...
09-25-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,112
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I'm in the same boat as you but a little ahead;...

I'm in the same boat as you but a little ahead; I'm giving my E-Class back on Saturday. For the past 6 years there was always an E-Class parked in the garage but I'm breaking the trend for now. I...
06-01-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,739
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I plead the 5th where its coming from. But...

I plead the 5th where its coming from. But logically it's not had to see without any external information. If the C-Class, both Coupe and Sedan, is available with 4matic, the E-Class Sedans are...
06-01-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,739
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

After the mid-cycle refresh; 2014 models for...

After the mid-cycle refresh; 2014 models for Europe. The US "soon to follow".
06-01-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,739
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

And that is why I said they are on the way.

And that is why I said they are on the way.
06-01-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,739
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

4Matic E-Class and C-Class coupes are on their...

4Matic E-Class and C-Class coupes are on their way.
05-31-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Yes. Distronic Plus and Pre-Safe will prevent...

Yes. Distronic Plus and Pre-Safe will prevent him from rear-ending someone. If you get the Drivers Assistance Package that also contains Active Blind Spot Assist it will pull him back to his own...
05-31-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Yes; most definitely. If you have a bubble or...

Yes; most definitely. If you have a bubble or tear in your tire the question is *when* and not *if* you will have a blow out. I had this happen to me twice two winters ago and both time I needed a...
05-30-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,654
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I wouldn't recommend trying to repair it yourself...

I wouldn't recommend trying to repair it yourself unless you are certain you know what you are doing (and if you do you wouldn't be asking on the board). Not sure where you are in Jersey but I heard...
05-30-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,654
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Yes; this is not a problem if the previous...

Yes; this is not a problem if the previous repairs were done properly.
04-17-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,713
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I'm 99% sure that one of your bushings is either...

I'm 99% sure that one of your bushings is either torn or dried out. Have the dealer check it out for you. They can put this thing called a "chasis ear" onto the car and drive it around to detect...
04-17-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,713
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

The bushing on the sway bar of one of my cars was...

The bushing on the sway bar of one of my cars was bad when I got the car and had to be replaced. My symptom was a groaning/creaking sound when I hit rough surfaces or when going over speed bumps. ...
04-17-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 62,724
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

You can safely change it while the car is in...

You can safely change it while the car is in motion. From a mechanical standpoint you can not do any damage to the car. I personally switch from E to S when entering the highway and S to E when...
04-17-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,024
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Too bad. You could have become a celebrity on...

Too bad. You could have become a celebrity on this board :) Either way; thanks for all your efforts. You guys make some nice vehicles for the rest of us :y
04-17-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 790
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

[Video] 2012 ML63 Presentation

ML63 AMG Walk Around with William Vetter (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX91NwsdZQo

ML63 AMG Walk Around with William Vetter (Part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od7QWu6OAZA

ML63...
04-17-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,024
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

[Video] Where Benzes Are Born

Short video of the Alabama plant of where the ML, GL and R vehicles are born.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAE5yafvtGA

VelociRaptor, you in any of these shots ?
02-24-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,343
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

:y to Pre-Safe Braking ! We actually had a thread...

:y to Pre-Safe Braking ! We actually had a thread about this on the E-Class forum. The Pre-Safe Braking has saved my butt twice already. You don't know how nice it is to have until you experience it...
02-24-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,343
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

You are correct sir.

You are correct sir.
02-24-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,343
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

You got the passive system then. Your blind spot...

You got the passive system then. Your blind spot detector with only warn you if someone is in your blind spot. In the active system the car will actually apply the breaks to prevent you from...
02-24-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,343
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I have an Escort 8500 Blue that I have window...

I have an Escort 8500 Blue that I have window mounted with suction cups when I need it. No issue with either the radar detector or the DISTRONIC system; both play nicely.

However I did notice an...
02-24-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,584
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I have to ask him what happened exactly. If...

I have to ask him what happened exactly. If memory serves me the bra got damaged and was torn and water got trapped under there. But yes it was clear vinyl that he had on the car. The dealer ended...
02-23-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,584
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I personally haven't had a clear bra on my car...

I personally haven't had a clear bra on my car but my brother has it on all his cars. He swears by them. There is a line that is visible (barely though) where the bra ends on the hood. Have a look at...
02-23-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,343
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

It was probably me talking about the system in NJ...

It was probably me talking about the system in NJ traffic. I've been using the system for the past year and a half and I really like it. It works wonderfully the highway and more or less in bumper to...
02-22-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,141
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

If you follow this logic then why can't I get...

If you follow this logic then why can't I get MB-Tex seats in a GL 550 ? It certainly has more utility then the ML. :nix:
02-22-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,141
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

And the AMG should be considered the poor man's...

And the AMG should be considered the poor man's ML ?
02-22-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,141
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I completely understand your point. But have...

I completely understand your point. But have leather as default on the vehicle and let people choose MB-Tex if they want. The rest of the V8 engine cars default to leather why not the ML ? It just...
02-22-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,141
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

What really threw me off is that leather is not...

What really threw me off is that leather is not standard on a 550. WTF ?! :nix:
02-22-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

You could have a hairline fracture inside the rim...

You could have a hairline fracture inside the rim itself caused by either stress or a strong impact (pothole, curb, etc). The only way, that I know of, to check for hairline fractures is to remove...
02-16-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,622
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I too love the way the Cruise Control is done on...

I too love the way the Cruise Control is done on every Benz. One stalk to do everything. And I like the stalk to be in its original place. People kept complaining that the they would activate the...
02-16-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,667
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

You had tea shooting though my nose with that...

You had tea shooting though my nose with that comment. Thanks; I always appreciate it when someone makes me smile in the morning :y
02-16-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,667
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Congrats on both of your cars glad to see you are...

Congrats on both of your cars glad to see you are finally happy. I don't mean to rain of your parade just wanted to share my experience with you. I owned a previous generation Jeep SRT8 about...
02-15-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,402
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

This article got picked up by my RSS reader from...

This article got picked up by my RSS reader from Motor Authority today.

Link: http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1072984_major-facelift-pegged-for-2014-mercedes-benz-e-class-report
...
02-15-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,622
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Thanks for the confirmation; always happy to hear...

Thanks for the confirmation; always happy to hear I'm not loosing my mind as I'm growing older :)
02-15-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,622
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

It is an option...

It is an option (http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/build/option_detail/class-E/model-E550W4/pageType-BYO_OPTIONS/optionId-0%3a443)




You can turn the honking completely off and have the...
02-14-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,282
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Good to know. One of my leases is ending and I'm...

Good to know. One of my leases is ending and I'm going to be in the market for a 4 door sedan again. I was contemplating a CLS because of AIRMATIC but if I can get it on an E 550 I'd rather get one...
02-13-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,282
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

If I recall correctly AIRMATIC is not offered on...

If I recall correctly AIRMATIC is not offered on the 2012 550's anymore. You need to go with a CLS or S-Class if you need it in a sedan.
02-10-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,109
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Loved my Michelin all-season tires. Quiet,...

Loved my Michelin all-season tires. Quiet, comfy, grippy and no excessive wearing. Had them on my previous E-Class for the duration of my 3 year lease and the tires looked almost brand new when I...
02-08-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,259
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

It actually works with both dotted and solid...

It actually works with both dotted and solid lines. If you cross across the dotted lines without signalling it will vibrate the steering wheel. If you cross across a solid line without signalling...
02-07-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,259
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Love the drivers assistance package ! It's one...

Love the drivers assistance package ! It's one of those things that you don't know how good it is until you've had it and after that you can't imagine your life without it. None of my previous cars...
02-06-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 33,237
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Base price is $25 which is the Standard oil test....

Base price is $25 which is the Standard oil test. You can add different tests to the Standard one if you would like to know more.

http://www.blackstone-labs.com/tests-price-list.php
02-02-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,779
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

In my opinion the defrosters are fine, never...

In my opinion the defrosters are fine, never really had a problem with them. As for the wipers leaving streaks; try wiping them with a wet paper towel to remove any debris stuck to them. Or even...
02-02-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,264
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Looks like she's a keeper; congrats and happy...

Looks like she's a keeper; congrats and happy birthday ! :y
02-02-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,962
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

The best tires I've ever had an any E-Class was...

The best tires I've ever had an any E-Class was the Michellin Pilots. Loved them ! I have the Pirelli P-Zero Nero's on my current E and they are nice and grippy in dry/wet but a little slippery in...
02-02-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,713
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

1155 Highway 101 S, Greer, SC 29651 should be a...

1155 Highway 101 S, Greer, SC 29651 should be a nice place to have a Benz meet. It's a drive from the Durham/Raleigh area but in the end it would be worth it to see expression of the "locals" face :p:
01-27-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,611
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Had the Michelin Pilot on my previous E-Class...

Had the Michelin Pilot on my previous E-Class (all-seasons). Tires were awesome, quiet, grippy and pretty good in inclement weather. Had them all throughout my 3 year lease (36,000 miles) and there...
01-27-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,232
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Blank switches are put into cars now on purpose....

Blank switches are put into cars now on purpose. Supposed you wanted to install something aftermarket in your car and you wanted this new gadget's on/off switch to be seamlessly intergrated into your...
01-26-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,589
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

You are correct; my statement didn't take...

You are correct; my statement didn't take right-hand drive vehicles into consideration but the principle is the same.

And yes it drives me bonkers when people have their fog lights on when not...
01-26-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,589
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

That and also European law only requires to light...

That and also European law only requires to light up the left side because it is illegal to pass on the right.
01-26-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,589
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

The rear foglight button does the same thing on...

The rear foglight button does the same thing on mine also; only turns on the left-rear foglight. And no; the right-side is not mean to light up only the left-side.
01-26-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,744
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

The first 20 minutes it builds a profile of you...

The first 20 minutes it builds a profile of you driving during which you will not be alerted. After 20 minutes, when it has enough to establish a base line, it will start monitoring your actions and...
01-26-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,589
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

What you have highlighted are the fog lights. ...

What you have highlighted are the fog lights.

The 1/2 on 1/2 off are you parking lights. Turn the switch to that mode and push your indicator down or up to light up the left or right side lights...
01-25-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,986
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

+1 to what Don said. Let the car sit overnight,...

+1 to what Don said. Let the car sit overnight, adjust all the tire preassures to what you desire them to be the following morning (I go with what is on the fuel flap) then reset the tire pressure...
01-24-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,744
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I'm not sure if they make the best but they have...

I'm not sure if they make the best but they have been making diesels for the longest time among all manufacturers. The first ever diesel passenger car was the Mercedes-Benz 260 D...
01-23-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 33,237
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

The first one I'd do early (around 3,000 miles)...

The first one I'd do early (around 3,000 miles) just to get the oil shavings and other debris out from the break-in period but after that I'd stick with what the manual says. The Mobil 1 used by our...
01-23-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,155
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Like K-A, I had two W211s before my W212 and MB...

Like K-A, I had two W211s before my W212 and MB acknowledged the "stinky A/C" problem of the past generation E-Class. The reason for this was that the discharge hose, the hose where the condensation...
01-23-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Thank you so much for the picture of the label. ...

Thank you so much for the picture of the label. The one I was interested in had the 18" standard wheels with the all-season tires.

Be careful with the 19" wheels. I don't know about where you...
01-23-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

It's normal. If you leave the key in the ignition...

It's normal. If you leave the key in the ignition in position 1 (electronics on but engine off) car will automatically put itself back into position 0 (electronics off engine off) after 10 or 15...
01-23-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,330
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

That stinks; sorry to hear that. I'm the same way...

That stinks; sorry to hear that. I'm the same way with the Porsche dealer near my house. They get a lot of good reviews but my experience with them was appalling and I decided not to give them my...
01-21-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

That explains why my car had Pirelli's on them. ...

That explains why my car had Pirelli's on them. Mystery solved; thanks for clearing that up for me :)
01-21-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Are the high performance tires specific to the...

Are the high performance tires specific to the launch edition of the 4matic CLS? I'm looking to get a CLS as my next car and I could swear that the one I tested had all-season Pirrelli P-Zero Nero's...
01-21-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,330
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Globe Motor Car Corp. in Fairfield, NJ...

Globe Motor Car Corp. in Fairfield, NJ (http://www.globemotorcar.com/). My dealer for the past 6 years, gotten about 7 or 8 cars from them so far. Love them ! Both my sales guy and SA go out of...
01-19-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,947
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

As stated before, it will prematurely wear out...

As stated before, it will prematurely wear out your transmission since automatic gear boxes were not meant to be put into neutral as frequently as manual ones. The potential damage/premature wear of...
01-17-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,318
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I did not know that. That's pretty cool; thanks...

I did not know that. That's pretty cool; thanks :y
01-17-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,318
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Not only that but I get better gas mileage in S...

Not only that but I get better gas mileage in S mode then in E on both of my cars on the highway. The reason for that is there is less engine braking in S mode then in E which causes the car to have...
01-09-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Every 10,000 miles or 1 year since your last oil...

Every 10,000 miles or 1 year since your last oil change, whichever comes first. Your car will start counting down either 1,000 miles or 30 days before you are do for an oil change. These above...
01-06-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 762
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Euro Spec ML 350 BlueTEC Review

The boys and girls at Autoblog.nl got their hands on a euro spec'd ML 350 BlueTEC and did a short piece on it. Enjoy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h4H5Jtfsdo

If you don't speak Dutch...
01-05-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,435
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

The ML has a towing capacity of 7,200lbs while...

The ML has a towing capacity of 7,200lbs while the GL is 7,300lbs.

The Cayenne (V6) is rated at 5,952lbs while the S and the Turbo (V8) are rated at 7,716lbs.

Also the Diesel Cayenne is coming...
01-04-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,092
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Yes; I've gotten it twice. Both times I was...

Yes; I've gotten it twice. Both times I was genuinely tired. The system doesn't work right way. The first 20 minutes you spend in the car it builds a profile of you and the conditions you are...
01-04-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,093
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I have a 2010 E-Class and I am able to stream...

I have a 2010 E-Class and I am able to stream music to the head unit from my iPhone without any issues. Sounds really good, better then Sirius actually. Not sure which version of the software I...
01-04-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,461
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

In the past I almost pulled the trigger once on a...

In the past I almost pulled the trigger once on a Range Rover Sport Supercharged and once on a Range Rover HSE. I ended up chickening out both times the last minute because of the reliability. I used...
01-03-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,461
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

That was beautiful; thanks ! I can get lost for...

That was beautiful; thanks ! I can get lost for hours on YouTube looking at car videos :)

Going to hijack the thread a little and throw in a clip of a Range Rover Sport into the mix. Pretty...
01-03-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,954
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Congrats on the little one ! :y You could always...

Congrats on the little one ! :y You could always argue that you *need* the ML more then ever to protect the precious new member of your family. I'm just saying... :D
01-03-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,461
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

The reason why the X6 can't make it up the grass...

The reason why the X6 can't make it up the grass is the same reason why it can't make it up the snow covered hill one minute later; summer performance tires. Those tires are meant to be used in...
12-30-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,890
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

If you are interested in Laser Jamming and...

If you are interested in Laser Jamming and already have the Escort 8500 X50 you should take the Escort ZR4 Laser Shifter (https://www.escortradar.com/store/laser-shifter-zr4.html) for a test. You...
12-30-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 26,137
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

MB-Tex is technically leatherette but its very...

MB-Tex is technically leatherette but its very close to leather. There have been tons of discussions on this board about the pros and cons of each. If the model of Benz that I'm choosing offers it...
12-30-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,890
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I have an Escort 8500 x50 detector and love it....

I have an Escort 8500 x50 detector and love it. Had it for about 5 years and the thing payed for itself many times over. I don't have it hard wired just the old fashioned suction cup mount on the...
12-20-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,670
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Sounds silly but I'm speaking from personal...

Sounds silly but I'm speaking from personal experience. Check to make sure all the windows roll down and up correctly. On my current car the driver's side window would not roll up all the way but...
12-20-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,809
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Once you got it to work its easy to get it to do...

Once you got it to work its easy to get it to do it again. It's the first time that's the hardest...
12-19-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,809
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

The next time you are at a red light double tap...

The next time you are at a red light double tap the break pedal. You should see a HOLD indicator appear on your instrument cluster. You can now remove your foot from the break pedal because the car...
12-19-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,809
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

You are nuts :p: Seriously; it doesn't put extra...

You are nuts :p: Seriously; it doesn't put extra stress on the calipers/pads. If you have the hold function activated it is like you pressing the break pedal. Up to a certain point the more you...
12-19-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,809
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Yes; you understood my point. It is better to...

Yes; you understood my point. It is better to have the car move with the direction of the crash, for the sake of passenger safety, as opposed to try to stop the inert body in motion (the other...
12-19-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,425
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Or if you are feeling adventurous :) ...

Or if you are feeling adventurous :)

http://www4.mercedes-benz.com/manual-cars/ba/cars/w166/en/home.html
12-19-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,809
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

You want it to disengage in the event of a...

You want it to disengage in the event of a rear-end collision. By having the brakes disengage the car behind you will push you forward thereby dissipating some of the energy of the crash. By your...
12-19-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Both my Benz's do that. I have a hill on my way...

Both my Benz's do that. I have a hill on my way home that has a blind corner that ends in a traffic light. I usually cruise down that hill in 7th gear going around 45-50mph but come the blind turn...
12-17-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,864
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Thanks for the info. I saw a segment on "The Car...

Thanks for the info. I saw a segment on "The Car Show" about the diesel E-Class and the guys were very impressed with it. Dan even said that every E-Class should be sold as a diesel by default. ...
12-14-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,864
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Greg !

Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Greg !
12-14-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,864
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Diesel Power

Forgive my ignorance but I have not had a chance to drive a newer generation diesel vehicle from any brand yet. To put my diesel experience in perspective the last diesel car I sat in was my...
12-08-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,463
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

The first time it happened I just turned onto the...

The first time it happened I just turned onto the highway getting up to cruising speed making my way to the middle lane when traffic suddenly slowed down because of rubber necking. I jumped on the...
12-08-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,463
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

You are correct. When it detects you are closing...

You are correct. When it detects you are closing in too fast on something in front of you it will preload the brakes. If you still don't break it will beep at you and apply breaks up to 40% of the...
12-08-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,463
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I only have one very minor complaint that might...

I only have one very minor complaint that might not even be an issue with where you live. Whenever I have DISTRONIC PLUS enabled and have the following distance dialed down to the absolute minimum...
12-07-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,684
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Yes. All engines for the MLs and GLs are made in...

Yes. All engines for the MLs and GLs are made in Germany and shipped to the US to be married to the chassis at the Alabama plant. BMW does the same thing with their X series cars; engine from...
12-05-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,403
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

+1 to everything that you've said. I love my...

+1 to everything that you've said. I love my dealer and love the service they provide. I've never been to an Indy shop and never plan too. I don't mind paying whatever my dealer asks to have a...
12-05-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,143
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Did not know that about Canadian BlueTec's; I was...

Did not know that about Canadian BlueTec's; I was referring to the US ones. Sorry for the confusion...
12-05-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,403
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Service A is the "lighter" of the two services. ...

Service A is the "lighter" of the two services. Change of oil, change of filters, topping off fluids, etc.. Service B contains everything from a Service A plus brakes, underside or the car,...
12-05-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,143
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

The reason why the E BlueTec has runflat tires is...

The reason why the E BlueTec has runflat tires is because the AdBlue reservoir is where the spare tire would go.
12-04-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,403
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Like Greg said a regular service is not $600 for...

Like Greg said a regular service is not $600 for the car. Service A is between $99 and $280 depending on where you are getting it done (search the board for prices that people actually paid). ...
12-04-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,403
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

It really depends on the dealer. While I lived...

It really depends on the dealer. While I lived in New York City I used MB of Manhattan. Really good sales but awful service. It was so bad that I was considering not getting another Benz so I...
11-08-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,883
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

The reason why I was asking is because my wife's...

The reason why I was asking is because my wife's C300 had something similar. It turned out her transfer case was glazed over. There are two plates within the transfer case and they has some dirt or...
11-07-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,883
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Do you feel vibration in the steering wheel when...

Do you feel vibration in the steering wheel when you hear the sound ? Do you hear a "groaning" noise when you turn the steering wheel in either direction until it locks ?
10-17-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,654
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

If you are seriously dissatisfied with the car...

If you are seriously dissatisfied with the car and don't want to/can't go the dealer route you can always try Lease Trader (http://www.leasetrader.com). I never done this so I can't tell you much...
10-14-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,654
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Just keep driving it the way you want it to...

Just keep driving it the way you want it to behave and the transmission will learn and adapt to your driving style.
10-14-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,654
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Agreed. The new 2012 V6 engines do have more...

Agreed. The new 2012 V6 engines do have more grunt to them but only the V8 is turbo charged at the moment. I haven't driven a 2012 E class but the reviews are quite favorable saying the engine has...
10-14-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,654
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

This week on "The Car Show" they drove an E350...

This week on "The Car Show" they drove an E350 Diesel and they said it was even better then that 550 when driving around town. Dan from the show even stated that every E class should be a diesel...
10-14-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,654
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Its the lack of torque at lower RPMs of the V6...

Its the lack of torque at lower RPMs of the V6 engine. The torque really kicks in at 1,800 RPM. If your engine is below this value you need to push the gas pedal harder to force a kick down of...
09-06-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,457
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I have MB Tex on two of my cars and I'm happy...

I have MB Tex on two of my cars and I'm happy with it. Easy to clean, doesn't require conditioning, more durable and pretty close to leather. Regular leather is an additional $1,650 option. If you...
08-09-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 27,749
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I had something similar with my car when I first...

I had something similar with my car when I first got it. First dealer changed the bearing on top of the strut (easy to do). Noise was still there. Next they ordered me a replacement shock absorber...
05-05-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,593
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

While I do agree with you about some members...

While I do agree with you about some members being cry babies about certain things the E-Class doesn't have anything blatantly wrong about it. Granted there might be some issues here and there but...
05-05-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,593
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

HAHAHAHAHA Nice :y I'm not part of that...

HAHAHAHAHA Nice :y I'm not part of that statistic; my E-Class has been nothing but good to me. I'm very satisfied with it. The interior is not up to my liking but the car has been rock solid,...
05-05-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,925
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Cool video; I'm a sucker for videos where they do...

Cool video; I'm a sucker for videos where they do torture tests on cars. If you have a chance check out the Ford EcoBoost six episode series on youtube if you are into this kind of thing. Am I the...
05-05-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I agree. BMW films was the first one to do it...

I agree. BMW films was the first one to do it and they did such an awesome job. All movies were directed by famous directors and back then it was ground breaking stuff for a car company to do those...
05-05-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,593
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I'd shy away from the 5 series for at least two...

I'd shy away from the 5 series for at least two more years. I frequent the bimmerpost boards and there are a lot of issues with the current 5-er. Transmission, car alignment and overall...
05-05-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,814
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

You have two options to do this: 1) you can...

You have two options to do this:

1) you can hook your iPhone up to the iPod cable in the glove box and you can browse/play your music on the phone through the COMMAND screen. If you have the...
05-04-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

[Video] The History of AMG in 6 Minutes

Enjoy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owp1aR5zxQw
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owp1aR5zxQw)
05-04-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

[Video] Drive & Seek

New from MB Films introducing the C-Class Coupe in a short "action" movie. Enjoy...

http://mercedes-benz.tv/en/clip-1559/%27Drive%26Seek%27+-+The+Movie
05-04-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,499
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

[Video] A6 vs 5 Series vs E-Class

The boys and girls at AutoExpress in the UK pitted the new A6 against the 5 Series and the E-Class. Enjoy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud7LuOHTQPE
...
05-04-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,365
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

All my previous 4matic cars had Michelin Pilot...

All my previous 4matic cars had Michelin Pilot all seasons on them and I loved them. My current 4matic has Pirelli P-Zero Nero all seasons but I wouldn't recommend them because the sidewalls are...
05-04-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Here we go with the coffee through the nose...

Here we go with the coffee through the nose again. You just made my morning with that comment ! :y :D
05-04-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,419
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Two blown tires so far this winter. I almost got...

Two blown tires so far this winter. I almost got an E63 as my daily driver but happy I didn't. The wheels and tires on that thing are more delicate then on my current car. My dealership actually...
05-03-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,516
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Yes; I have both cars and the E is bigger and...

Yes; I have both cars and the E is bigger and more comfortable in the rear.
05-03-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,207
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I'd never buy and only lease but I'm different...

I'd never buy and only lease but I'm different from you guys because I don't mod my cars. And with my current dealer returning all of my cars has been a very pleasent experience. The whole car...
05-03-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,207
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Its a douchey move to not service your vehicle...

Its a douchey move to not service your vehicle and resetting your service indicator to cover up your neglegance. MB will find out because your service records are accessable by all dealerships via...
05-03-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,135
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

There is a bulletin for the rattle coming from...

There is a bulletin for the rattle coming from the center console. Konigstigster posted it a few months ago.
05-03-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 43,331
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Have your dealer check the bushings on the sway...

Have your dealer check the bushings on the sway bar of the car. My brand new E-Class started developing a weird groaning noise when the temperatures were cold and I went over bumps. At first I...
05-01-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,242
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Yep; Vernl is correct. BMW does calculate the...

Yep; Vernl is correct. BMW does calculate the "free" service price into their purchase prices while other car manufacturers, like MB, don't. MB does allow you to pre-purchase service deals. My...
04-29-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 35,630
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

That is actually a very good practice to do. I...

That is actually a very good practice to do. I do it also but for a different reason. After picking the car up from the dealer or filling it up with anything other then my favorite brand of gas I...
04-29-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 35,630
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

When you have 30 miles worth of gas left in the...

When you have 30 miles worth of gas left in the car (about a gallon and half) the low fuel light indicator will come on. Once you drop down to 15 miles worth of gas left in the car the "miles till...
04-29-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,617
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Hi Jonathan, It's called the Blind Spot...

Hi Jonathan,

It's called the Blind Spot Detection system and currently it is part of the Driver's Assistance Package. It will be offered on the new line of ML trucks and I'm pretty sure it will...
04-27-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,300
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

If you have access (or know someone who does) to...

If you have access (or know someone who does) to a code reader you can see what codes your car throws. If you don't have this option available to you your best bet is a mechanic to do this for you. ...
04-27-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,339
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

How much of a back wind did you have ?! Just...

How much of a back wind did you have ?! Just kidding ! That's pretty good for a 550. I usually see that on my 350. You were definately doing something right :y
04-27-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 52,949
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I checked my tire preassures yesterday and on my...

I checked my tire preassures yesterday and on my fuel flap it said 32 front 35 back. I have a 2011 E350 4Matic with the sport pack and Pirelli P-Zero Nero tires.
04-26-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,097
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Hahahahaha Nice ! I never watched Battlestar so...

Hahahahaha Nice ! I never watched Battlestar so I would have never gotten it. But yes; that 6-3 combo beats the C63 combo :y
04-26-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,097
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I don't watch too much TV so I'm missing the...

I don't watch too much TV so I'm missing the reference. The pictures look like they are of Tricia Helfer but I don't know from which show/movie. Help me out...
04-26-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,097
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Love the license plate on the C63 :y

Love the license plate on the C63 :y
04-26-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,689
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

2012 ML with AMG Sport Pack

Spy Shots with the AMG Sports pack. Enjoy...

http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1058967_2012-mercedes-benz-ml-class-with-amg-sports-pack-spy-shots
04-22-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,603
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Amen to that. When my previous lease was up the...

Amen to that. When my previous lease was up the E350 wasn't my first choice of car to get next. I went to my local Porsche dealer and started talking numbers with them. The amount of nickel and...
04-22-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,603
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

True but you still need a laptop connected to the...

True but you still need a laptop connected to the car's ODB II port for system software updates. For maps you can just upgrade from a DVD without the need for a computer hooked up. At least that is...
04-22-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,700
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Honestly I don't think you even need to disable...

Honestly I don't think you even need to disable that small portion of the K band. When you get your setup done with Mid City check back here. Me, and I'm sure others too, would love to see the...
04-22-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,700
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I've read on both this board and others that some...

I've read on both this board and others that some radar guided cruise control systems interfere with the operation of radar detectors by giving them false positives or by just rendering the radar...
04-21-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,483
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Keep it up and I'll be running out of shirts :)

Keep it up and I'll be running out of shirts :)
04-21-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,603
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I believe dealers don't want to do it because its...

I believe dealers don't want to do it because its not cost effective for them. If they do it for free for the customer then they wasted some of their time on providing free services that they can not...
04-21-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,603
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Yes

Yes
04-21-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,993
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Don't sweat it; that one is easy to get out. I...

Don't sweat it; that one is easy to get out. I had some asshat in an Escalade fling its driver side door into my passanger side door leaving some pretty bad scratches and I managed to get them out....
04-21-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,603
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I don't understand why people are having such a...

I don't understand why people are having such a hard time getting this update on their headunits. Like Konigstiger stated this is a no cost warranty update upon request. I guess this is is where...
04-21-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,483
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

You owe me a shirt. After reading your comment...

You owe me a shirt. After reading your comment regarding Newton's laws I had coffee shooting out of my nose. Thanks for making my morning :D
04-19-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,700
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Huge grin inducing accelerations :D

Huge grin inducing accelerations :D
04-19-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,700
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

We've all been that asshat at some point or...

We've all been that asshat at some point or another :p:
04-19-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,700
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Wow ! Even when I'm speeding I try to stay below...

Wow ! Even when I'm speeding I try to stay below 90. I'm afraid that getting caught while venturing into triple digits will get me shot around where I live :)

I've never gotten a ticket in the US...
04-19-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,700
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I was driving in Switzerland a few years back...

I was driving in Switzerland a few years back where they take speeding very seriously. I was going about 30kph over the limit and I was going faster then all the cars on the highway. At one point a...
04-19-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,700
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Back in the day I purchased my Escort 8500...

Back in the day I purchased my Escort 8500 straight from the web site. I wanted the one with the blue display instead of default red. After I put my order through the website it gave me a shipping...
04-18-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Unfortunately I don't think this series is on...

Unfortunately I don't think this series is on Speed. But you are in luck since you can watch it online on Motors TV's website: http://www.motorstv.com/car/touring/superstars-international-series
...
04-18-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

[Video] And the blond chick in the pink car takes the win !

The commentator is a complete imbecil but the footage is descent. Enjoy...

http://axisofoversteer.blogspot.com/2011/04/and-blond-chick-in-pink-car-takes-win.html

Hi-Res pic of her car:...
04-17-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,293
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Unfortunately I have to welcome you to the club....

Unfortunately I have to welcome you to the club. I have the Pirelli's also and I had to replace two of them this past winter. Pirelli's have very thin side walls that bubble/rip when you hit a...
04-17-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,318
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Everything what you said plus some cars pulling...

Everything what you said plus some cars pulling to the left from day 1 and the car jerking upon acceleration/deceleration. I frequent the 5-Series forums on BimmerPost and there a lot of people...
04-15-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,700
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

You are in luck ! Both the Escort 8500 and 9500...

You are in luck ! Both the Escort 8500 and 9500 support what I was talking about. It's called the Escort ZR1 Laser Shifter and you can plug this into your radar detector unit (via Shift+Link) to...
04-15-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,700
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I'm by no means an expert nor am I a lawyer and I...

I'm by no means an expert nor am I a lawyer and I do not own a laser jammer so everything I say should be taken with a grain of salt (and skepticism). The legality of laser jammers vary from state to...
04-15-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,700
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Upstate New York the state troopers are using...

Upstate New York the state troopers are using laser a lot. I frequently drive up to Canada and the laser alert goes off a lot on the New York State Throughway. It scares me everytime because the...
04-14-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,700
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I have the Escort 8500 and it doesn't have the...

I have the Escort 8500 and it doesn't have the GPS feature like the 9500 does. I don't see that much usefulness in the GPS feature and I don't think I'm alone on this one because nobody else bothers...
04-14-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,001
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I think we just found the culprit. I believe the...

I think we just found the culprit. I believe the reason why nothing works for you is because you need to have your contacts downloaded into your COMMAND headunit. Just because you have a bluetooth...
04-13-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,498
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

[video] E350 Bluetec vs BMW 530d vs Jaguar XF

Indian comparison between these three cars. I found it a little weird since the Jag wasn't a diesel but it's still interesting. Enjoy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DMjWzw7tfw
04-13-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,001
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Try "dial by name" and then the car will prompt...

Try "dial by name" and then the car will prompt you who you'd like to call. Then you can say "Call Pete Cell" or "Call Pete Home".
04-13-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Glad to hear they got their act together but I...

Glad to hear they got their act together but I still have a bad taste in my mouth from them. That deal on the E is pretty crazy. And congrats on your new GL; saw the pix and it looks sharp ! :y
04-13-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Stay away from MB of Manhattan. I got one car...

Stay away from MB of Manhattan. I got one car from then and the buying experience was good but when it came to servicing it was nothing but grief.
04-13-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,530
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Hahaha yes; good memory ! However Schumi's...

Hahaha yes; good memory ! However Schumi's execution of this move was much more classier :)
04-12-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,530
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Don't forget to stay away from haters: ...

Don't forget to stay away from haters:

http://blogs.insideline.com/straightline/2011/04/rubbin-is-racin.html
04-12-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,008
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

The reason why the steering shook in the 2010 is...

The reason why the steering shook in the 2010 is because of the Lane Depature warning part of the Driver's Assist Package. If you cross the dotted lines the steering will vibrate. If you cross a...
04-11-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,318
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I would always try to go for the newer car. I'm...

I would always try to go for the newer car. I'm 6'3" and I have no space issues with my E. I'm also fine in my wife's C-Class although I do have to push the seat all the way back if I'm driving.
...
04-11-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 63,839
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Thank you for your kind words. I'm just like the...

Thank you for your kind words. I'm just like the rest of you; an MB enthusiast trying to learn as much about their car as possible :)
04-11-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,215
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I vaguely remember seeing a bulleting about this...

I vaguely remember seeing a bulleting about this floating around on the board. Either try searching for the bulleting number of just take it to the dealer and they should be able to take care of it...
04-10-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 63,839
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Now why didn't I think of that. Thanks ! :y

Now why didn't I think of that. Thanks ! :y
04-09-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,667
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Agreed ! Have you seen the matte white E63 that...

Agreed ! Have you seen the matte white E63 that is in the pictures thread on the E63 forum ? To die for !
04-08-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,667
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

[Video] The Decision

This week's MB commercial. Not as good as last week's but still funny. Enjoy...

http://mercedes-benz.tv/en/clip-1514/%27Decision%27
04-08-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,494
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

It behaves the same way in both my and my wife's...

It behaves the same way in both my and my wife's cars (C300 & E350). It is rather annoying but I just gotten too used to automatically turning the volume down. I did notice that if you mute the...
04-07-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,128
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

It actually varies from dealer to dealer. I never...

It actually varies from dealer to dealer. I never had anyone come to my house to check the car. I always just dropped the old car off at the dealers, got in the new car and drove off. Within a month...
04-07-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,128
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I leased a C-Class for my wife a year ago. 2010...

I leased a C-Class for my wife a year ago. 2010 C300 4matic with P2 package and fully loaded. Don't recall the MSRP off the top of my head but I put down $5,000 and her monthly payments are $398. ...
04-06-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 965
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Voluntary E-Class Recall

From what I understand this is more to protect the personel servicing the vehicles not the driver. For details follow the links:
...
04-02-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,934
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

11+ hours ?! I don't have that kind of time on...

11+ hours ?! I don't have that kind of time on my hands. I used to find it very therapeutic to hand wash every Sunday but when its cold outside it was just more convenient to take it to the car...
04-02-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,235
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

You are going to baby it for the first 2K and...

You are going to baby it for the first 2K and then drive it 65-70mph ? How fast are you planning to go during the first 2K ? Below 65-70mph ? That's being too cautious. In a nutshell this is what...
03-31-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,136
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I've never heard this happen on a Benz before. ...

I've never heard this happen on a Benz before. Check e90post.com because last summer the sun roof shatted on a lot of 3 series. Those guys can probaly give better help on how to proceed with this. ...
03-31-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,235
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Funny you mentioned that. Last night I watched...

Funny you mentioned that. Last night I watched Ultimate Factories and they showed the Porsche factory. I winced a little when they finished assembling the engine and did the cold start. No fluids...
03-31-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 63,839
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

1) if you turn your car off while the radio is on...

1) if you turn your car off while the radio is on mute when you turn it back on it will still be muted.

2) if you have your radio muted and change stations the radio will become unmuted

3) if...
03-30-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

creepy yet amazing at the same time :y

creepy yet amazing at the same time :y
03-28-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,235
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I've heard the whispers about break-in oil being...

I've heard the whispers about break-in oil being used also. And the advise about changing your oil is probably the most important thing here so far on this thread but for the wrong reason. As...
03-28-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,235
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

This is good, sane advise. Like you said; anyone...

This is good, sane advise. Like you said; anyone with a little common sense can figure it out. However, I have done two European Deliveries with BMW once for myself and once I went with a friend. ...
03-28-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

They have the Kangaroo TVs or Fan Vision as they...

They have the Kangaroo TVs or Fan Vision as they are called now (http://f1.fanvision.com/). Played around with one. Better then the TV broadcast but nowhere as detailed as the Nascar telemetry the...
03-28-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

A kindred spirit :y

A kindred spirit :y
03-28-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I still miss the V8 and V10 engines. The last...

I still miss the V8 and V10 engines. The last time they ran the V10 engines my ears were ringing for days after going to a race. A year later they switched to V8s and my ears were fine after race...
03-28-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,235
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

You know there is someone who has to mess up the...

You know there is someone who has to mess up the harmonious vibe of this thread. Let it be me this time. What do you think about this link ? Muhahahahahahaha... :v:
...
03-28-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,235
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Yes the basic principle is the same but the...

Yes the basic principle is the same but the length of the break-in period is longer for diesels because of the low RPMs. Check your cars manual because I'm certain the break-in is longer than 1,000...
03-28-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

[Video] Compliments

Trying to make up for my previous crummy video. This one I did enjoy a lot :)

http://mercedes-benz.tv/en/clip-1504/%E2%80%98Compliments%E2%80%99

It's totally gonna make sense to you if you...
03-25-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,464
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

I found it on carscoop.com. Just shows you the...

I found it on carscoop.com. Just shows you the speed of the Internet :)
03-25-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,464
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

[Video] New ML Walkaround

Video of the new ML parked on the street. Have a great weekend everyone...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGXAPpr9shU
03-24-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,603
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

A few seconds. I never measured it but its less...

A few seconds. I never measured it but its less then five from what I remember.
03-24-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,603
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

You can have multiple bluetooth devices paired...

You can have multiple bluetooth devices paired with your COMMAND head unit but only one of them can be active. So, in my wife's car she has her iPhone paired and my iPhone paired (meaning the COMMAND...
03-24-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,995
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

The black interior is definately more...

The black interior is definately more sporty/agressive then the beige one. Beige is more "softer" and seems more luxorious. It's not that difficult to keep clean either. The stone interior I had...
03-23-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,995
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Not a problem. The car previous to this (also an...

Not a problem. The car previous to this (also an E-Class) was white on cashmere which was nice but too feminine. Then I got this E-Class which was capri blue on cashmere. I used to own a C-Class...
03-23-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,995
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

Go Capri Blue on Cashmire. I had that on one of...

Go Capri Blue on Cashmire. I had that on one of my E-Classes and I kept on getting compliments all the time. Really a nice combo.
03-22-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By LaicepsYdobon

It's normal and more porminent when the weather...

It's normal and more porminent when the weather is cold outside. The reason why the car hangs onto lower gears is to produce higher RPMs which in turn would produce more heat and bring the engine up...
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