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04-06-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 112,121
Posted By BigHat

Thanks very much for that. Very kind. You take...

Thanks very much for that. Very kind. You take care!

Matt
04-06-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 112,121
Posted By BigHat

Drove a loaded Audi Q8 today and bought it. Very...

Drove a loaded Audi Q8 today and bought it. Very nice. MB really kicked the GLE launch into the stands.


You all take care and good luck. If MB puts enough resources against the supply chain...
04-04-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,459
Posted By BigHat

Actually, just priced out a nice Q8. Basically...

Actually, just priced out a nice Q8. Basically loaded for $95K. That's in my price range. Going to go check them out tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for weighing in on this. Last question if you...
04-04-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,459
Posted By BigHat

Thank you for noting the Audi. Would you mind...

Thank you for noting the Audi. Would you mind sharing your thoughts on the vehicle telematics? I understand Audi does a pretty good job in that area.

Q5s are good looking and about the size I...
04-04-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,459
Posted By BigHat

Lauding Porsche based on how poorly MBUSA...

Lauding Porsche based on how poorly MBUSA executes its website is an interesting approach. Having just canceled my GLE order though, I'm the last guy looking to defend MBUSA today. No fight in me...
04-04-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,679
Posted By BigHat

A number of supply chain shortfalls unending the...

A number of supply chain shortfalls unending the GLE order process. Be sure to understand if your options are an issue. For example, a car I ordered three weeks ago expected in June, just rolled to...
04-04-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,459
Posted By BigHat

The Japanese makers are the best at packaging...

The Japanese makers are the best at packaging options, Porsche is almost an embarrassment. I'm sure some love the flexibility, but until Porsche revised their website, I found it nearly impossible...
04-04-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 112,121
Posted By BigHat

Not all of them, just a number of options that...

Not all of them, just a number of options that were available, won't be until December. The upgraded leather interior being delayed was the last straw for me. Of course, E-ABC and a few other issues...
04-04-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 112,121
Posted By BigHat

Just canceled my order. Dealer confirmed delay...

Just canceled my order. Dealer confirmed delay until December. Very bummed. Back to doing research.
04-04-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 112,121
Posted By BigHat

What interior did you select? The best interiors...

What interior did you select? The best interiors just got delayed until December 2019.
04-03-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,459
Posted By BigHat

Greg, Thank you for all you do to keep us...

Greg, Thank you for all you do to keep us informed. The delay on the interior is going to be a showstopper for me. Just asked my dealer to confirm (though I can see it in the order guide) because I'm...
04-02-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,459
Posted By BigHat

Was at the dealership getting an oil change on my...

Was at the dealership getting an oil change on my SL this morning. Stopped by to see my sales rep. He expressed concern that MB has screwed up the launch of the GLEs and has needlessly frustrated...
03-24-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,459
Posted By BigHat

My dealer reminds me of people in the DC area...

My dealer reminds me of people in the DC area that get an AMG version of these MB SUVs with high-performance summer tires and are puzzled why they are stopped by a 1/2" of snow. Well, it might be...
03-24-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,459
Posted By BigHat

I opted for the 20" wheels on the 450 I just...

I opted for the 20" wheels on the 450 I just ordered. A story in the WaPo today discussed the record potholes in the DC region. After replacing two wheels ($4,000) on my SL last year, the cosmetics...
03-23-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,459
Posted By BigHat

Thanks, everyone. I knew the demand for the GLE...

Thanks, everyone. I knew the demand for the GLE 450 was high, but had no idea of the production issues.
03-23-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 569,459
Posted By BigHat

Any rough guesses for a GLE 450 ordered on 3/19? ...

Any rough guesses for a GLE 450 ordered on 3/19? Dealer staff guessing late May to early June.
03-02-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By BigHat

Moan.

Moan.
02-23-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By BigHat

Read the thread I started below this one.

Read the thread I started below this one.
02-22-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By BigHat

The 2020 GLE 43 COUPE apparently isn't adopting...

The 2020 GLE 43 COUPE apparently isn't adopting the MBUX like the other GLEs (stupid move MB). That said, I don't know if they're pushing the older models years any harder than normal. If the 2020...
02-14-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,252
Posted By BigHat

This sucks. Who wants the last year of the dated...

This sucks. Who wants the last year of the dated and awkward Command system. Not me.
02-02-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,252
Posted By BigHat

2020 GLE 43 Coupe?

Hello Everyone. Just writing to see if anyone has any info on when the 2020 coupes may surface. I understand one may be able to order a 2020 with the MUX telematics package, but nothing yet...
12-29-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,099
Posted By BigHat

Where you WILL get pulled over is in states that...

Where you WILL get pulled over is in states that ban laser jammers. The smart use of a jammer is to slow and turn off the jammer within two seconds of being alerted. Then the cop will simply think...
10-05-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,291
Posted By BigHat

Wish I could answer all your questions. One that...

Wish I could answer all your questions. One that I can answer is there is no plan to delete the HUD from the S Couple. It is included now in the 63 and 65 versions. Purely a supply chain issue that...
09-10-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,204
Posted By BigHat

Did you bother to read the thread before posting?...

Did you bother to read the thread before posting? The dealer happily installed them on May 3rd 2014. No problem at all. The best mod I ever made to the car.
08-10-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,740
Posted By BigHat

Sorry. Not looking to pick a fight, but what you...

Sorry. Not looking to pick a fight, but what you have here is a thin slice of MB owners that care enough about their cars to join and participate in a forum. To claim some magical higher correlation...
Forum: Mid Atlantic
07-04-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By BigHat

Hi Ben, Ever find a spot? Anyone that you'd...

Hi Ben,
Ever find a spot? Anyone that you'd recommend?
06-16-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,854
Posted By BigHat

MBUX Roll Out Plan

I know the A class will be the first line getting the new MB user interface for telematics. Anyone know more about MB's plans? I don't hate Command, but this new systems apppears much better and...
05-11-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,740
Posted By BigHat

Magic Sky control is worth it to me. Aside from...

Magic Sky control is worth it to me. Aside from working very well, it's an impressive option to show people. Simple concept, but like magic to some.

I also ordered my car with ABC and would do it...
04-01-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,311
Posted By BigHat

Iím sorry

Was wondering how I missed a recent earthquake. LOL
03-31-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,311
Posted By BigHat

S560s flowing into dealerships now. They have...

S560s flowing into dealerships now. They have the HUD in the Premium package.
02-11-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,483
Posted By BigHat

Wow !! Quick question. You say "clear satin...

Wow !! Quick question. You say "clear satin wrap." Is that the same as XPEL matte wrap? Is the underlying car matte finish or gloss? Came out beautifully, but I always worry about the extent to...
02-11-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,323
Posted By BigHat

Have you priced new versions of the vehicles?...

Have you priced new versions of the vehicles? Roughly the same differential as used. Why are the new cars priced so differently? Most note economies of scale and market space as the major reasons....
01-11-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,727
Posted By BigHat

I'd like to think the false start on updating the...

I'd like to think the false start on updating the website to the next model year is to do precisely what you suggest. Frankly, buying in summer or early 2019 is largely dependent on this issue for...
01-02-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,727
Posted By BigHat

As of 9pm EST they have pulled the early pages...

As of 9pm EST they have pulled the early pages rather than enable the "build"pages etc.
01-02-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,727
Posted By BigHat

MB USA Website - Updating

Looks like the 2018 S coupe and cabs are about to show up on the website.
12-22-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,768
Posted By BigHat

Good Info

I like the standard system over the B&O in the SL too. Also have to consider the fact that apparently due to space the couple and cab. the upgraded "B" system isn't the same as in the sedan. Think...
11-11-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,822
Posted By BigHat

My dealer sent me PDFs of the coupe and cabriolet...

My dealer sent me PDFs of the coupe and cabriolet order guides yesterday. Still a number of TBD prices listed and dealer claims they still haven't opened formal ordering, but claimed to have taken a...
09-28-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,360
Posted By BigHat

Thanks for passing that along. Anyone hazard...

Thanks for passing that along.

Anyone hazard a guess on when one could order these cars?
09-08-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,360
Posted By BigHat

Thanks for posting. Very interesting info.

Thanks for posting. Very interesting info.
09-01-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,997
Posted By BigHat

It's going to be a good looking car.

It's going to be a good looking car.
09-01-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,360
Posted By BigHat

As someone that opted to wait for the '18s,...

As someone that opted to wait for the '18s, largely for Apple Car Play and other updated telematics, I'm sympathetic to those that bought the 2017s. That said, I think you're crazy to assert some...
07-16-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,984
Posted By BigHat

Concur. I had hoped to order an S Class cab. in...

Concur. I had hoped to order an S Class cab. in late Dec for a spring delivery.
07-16-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,984
Posted By BigHat

August Car and Driver Page 21: "But we hear...

August Car and Driver Page 21:

"But we hear Daimler will abandon the latter (S Class coupe) and, as BMW is doing with the 6-cum-8, take the next E-class coupe up market. The two might learn the...
07-08-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,984
Posted By BigHat

S-Class Coupe VERT Discontinued??

Saw a hint to that in a car magazine this month. Stated that the E class may be the one that remains. Hope it's not the case. Anyone hear/read the same?
04-21-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,252
Posted By BigHat

Not to mention much smaller inside. 6'3" and...

Not to mention much smaller inside. 6'3" and not enough leg room in the GTS for me. That REALLY disappointed me as I doubt the vert will be any better.
04-16-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,059
Posted By BigHat

Don't think you're a poser at all. Tough...

Don't think you're a poser at all.

Tough break on your car, but far from a common issue. Apparently, you're coping by trashing the car and MB in general.
If you like the Panamera, that's great. ...
04-16-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,059
Posted By BigHat

Panamera? Even Stevie Wonders says it's ugly!!

Panamera? Even Stevie Wonders says it's ugly!!
12-30-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,089
Posted By BigHat

Surely an awesome car, but this choice of...

Surely an awesome car, but this choice of external paint makes it a joke.
08-27-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 940
Posted By BigHat

'13 SL550 Extended Warranty

I have a '13 SL550 with about 8K miles on it. Really enjoy the car and have no issues with it. I have been eyeing and have driven a '17 S class couple vert and almost bought it last weekend. Thing...
05-21-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,853
Posted By BigHat

At least he's adding to the forum by providing...

At least he's adding to the forum by providing the best information available at the time. What's your function other than being the resident douche bag?
04-19-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,621
Posted By BigHat

Wrong Thread

This is the thread created to discuss the new S-class coupe. You'll have better luck reposting in an SL thread geared towards cars of your vintage.
Forum: AMG GT
03-16-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,896
Posted By BigHat

I so wanted to fit into this car, but at 6'3"+...

I so wanted to fit into this car, but at 6'3"+ and 210 lbs I couldn't help but think it would be a torture chamber before too long. 36" inseam also made the leg room tight. So looking at the SL...
11-01-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,463
Posted By BigHat

Better yet, don't use a product that leaves...

Better yet, don't use a product that leaves residue. Zaino Z-CS finished off with the some Z-8 will protect the film ideally and shine like hell.
10-26-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,463
Posted By BigHat

Like all things it never hurts to ask the...

Like all things it never hurts to ask the question. It's been my experience in the DC area that few, if any, dealerships do this type of work via any of their full-time staff. What they often do is...
10-25-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,463
Posted By BigHat

Good call Wow!!!

Good call Wow!!!
10-20-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,463
Posted By BigHat

Ferrari LaFerrari Clear Bra XPEL Wrap - YouTube ...

Ferrari LaFerrari Clear Bra XPEL Wrap - YouTube

Nice video of an Expel install.
10-18-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,463
Posted By BigHat

Do it. Have had it done on my last five cars...

Do it.

Have had it done on my last five cars and love it. I here the new Expel film is excellent.

Suggest a full hood, front fender and grill/ spoiler wrap. Most go with mirrors and A pillars...
10-12-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,433
Posted By BigHat

Concur. I like the place where car lovers can...

Concur. I like the place where car lovers can discuss cars and not have another d*ck measuring metric by those that buy for status.
07-16-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,164
Posted By BigHat

Congrats. Beautiful car. Enjoy it and ignore...

Congrats. Beautiful car. Enjoy it and ignore the guys that seem bent on pissing on everyone's parade.
10-19-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,753
Posted By BigHat

I think it will be impossible to find someone...

I think it will be impossible to find someone that is dumb enough to pay that price and also has the money to do so.
10-17-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 25,954
Posted By BigHat

It's best when you just put the clown on ignore...

It's best when you just put the clown on ignore like most of us and let him talk to himself.
10-17-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 25,954
Posted By BigHat

I concur. Saw it today. The losers that can't...

I concur. Saw it today. The losers that can't afford one anyway don't matter.
10-03-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,203
Posted By BigHat

It's plastic. No impact on anything electronic...

It's plastic. No impact on anything electronic to include front/rear parktronic sensors.
09-27-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,203
Posted By BigHat

Good Morning, Best bet would be to check out...

Good Morning,
Best bet would be to check out the TX regional section below. Much broader group to pulse for advice on this.
09-25-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,203
Posted By BigHat

That might seem high, but it's in line with...

That might seem high, but it's in line with quotes I've seen for a full body wrap. As one of our colleagues noted above, what you pay is highly dependent of the quality of install and the amount of...
09-23-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By BigHat

Sorry. You obviously know more about this than I...

Sorry. You obviously know more about this than I do. I thought some of the early interior pics would reveal the info you were seeking.
09-22-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By BigHat

Go to YouTube or the MB site and look at the...

Go to YouTube or the MB site and look at the videos and pictures of the interior. I'd also check out the sedan as the front portion of the interior seems pretty close. Here's a link to start you...
09-22-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,203
Posted By BigHat

Hi, That's a really good product. I've used it...

Hi,
That's a really good product. I've used it on my last four cars and plan on continuing to do so. Your new car paint does not have anything like it, but you probably can get the dealer to do it...
09-19-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By BigHat

Pamela, Not an expert on your model car, but...

Pamela,
Not an expert on your model car, but wondering if you are resetting the sensor setting after adjusting the tire pressure. For example, when I reset my tire pressure on a BMW, I insure it's...
07-29-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By BigHat

Yes, there must be a fitting inside the actual...

Yes, there must be a fitting inside the actual wiper blade that fits into the pressurized fluid flow from the mount. Like I said, you almost panic when first using the washer as nothing flows for...
07-29-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By BigHat

An FYI for my fellow owners. The blades install...

An FYI for my fellow owners. The blades install like most others. A screw driver helps depress the button in the middle of the mount and the blade slides right off. I had thought there might be a...
07-27-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By BigHat

My driver side wiper really needs replacing now. ...

My driver side wiper really needs replacing now. I used to get a new set every year as part of the BMW included service for covered cars. Sound like the right interval as I'm 15 months into...
07-13-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By BigHat

Wiper Blades

Wondered if anyone with the maintenance package got new wiper blades at the 1 year service?
06-14-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,857
Posted By BigHat

Beautiful. Congrats.

Beautiful. Congrats.
06-10-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,857
Posted By BigHat

You guys are funny. If everyone's tastes were...

You guys are funny. If everyone's tastes were the same, they would be one car in one color and options would be an odd concept.
That's why I find these threads so inane. They ought to be titled: ...
06-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,857
Posted By BigHat

You're 30? You have a long life ahead to drive...

You're 30? You have a long life ahead to drive old man cars. Hire a car service for the 30% of the time "you're driven" and get a driver's car for when you drive. A comment from a 57 year old...
05-26-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,204
Posted By BigHat

Well I have to say I'm very impressed with these...

Well I have to say I'm very impressed with these brake pads. No significant brake dust is wonderful.
Dealer installed them without issue and asked me to report back how I like them. He's going...
05-13-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 25,954
Posted By BigHat

My apologies. I hang out on the SL sites so this...

My apologies. I hang out on the SL sites so this is a new issue for me. I will "get with the program."
05-13-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 25,954
Posted By BigHat

You're right and I'm going to put him on ignore.

You're right and I'm going to put him on ignore.
05-13-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 25,954
Posted By BigHat

We know what you think, we just wish you'd find...

We know what you think, we just wish you'd find some other place to share it.
05-11-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 25,954
Posted By BigHat

The S-class coupe is the best looking MB fielded...

The S-class coupe is the best looking MB fielded in a very long time.
05-03-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,204
Posted By BigHat

I got mine installed this morning. I waited...

I got mine installed this morning. I waited until my A service was due. Hope to get up early and find a road in the DC burbs to conduct the break-in.

More to report after a bit of use.
...
04-26-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,486
Posted By BigHat

You got them. Probably a recycled blurb on...

You got them. Probably a recycled blurb on lighter than OEM wheels or brake rotors. Less weight is always helpful though.
04-19-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,979
Posted By BigHat

Rumor is $150K

Rumor is $150K
03-19-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,204
Posted By BigHat

Again, appreciate you sharing your experiences...

Again, appreciate you sharing your experiences with us. Have a set coming my way. Dealer was pretty cool about it and will pop them on when I do my annual service on or shortly after 26 April. ...
03-12-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By BigHat

One of the problems with leasing is that the...

One of the problems with leasing is that the lowest available mileages always exceed what I typically drive. MB has a 10K lease, but it's hard to find a 6K lease, or less than 12K where MFs are...
03-12-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By BigHat

Makes perfect sense and I think your view is the...

Makes perfect sense and I think your view is the mainstream one weighed in terms of financial rationale only. I was just pulling your leg as you got a bit too philosophical for me there with the...
03-12-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By BigHat

Interesting observation and frankly one I...

Interesting observation and frankly one I wouldn't have thought true. Good post.

Maybe it's just me, but I have the opposite issue with a very short work commute and multiple vehicles. I can buy...
03-12-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By BigHat

I know your post isn't referring to me, but the...

I know your post isn't referring to me, but the one above with the comment you cite. Understand one thing that's often viewed as a major distinction. Leveraging your resources (financing) to buy an...
03-12-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By BigHat

This really isn't accurate in one sense. If you...

This really isn't accurate in one sense. If you paid cash or financed the vehicle you BOUGHT the residual initially and then you get it back on sale or trade (hopefully). When you lease, your...
03-12-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By BigHat

As expected, smart and financially clued in...

As expected, smart and financially clued in people abound here. As many have said, what's "comfortable" for you is an intangible factor and only the "buyer" knows just how much it means relative to...
03-12-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By BigHat

^^A classic case in point. I did the same. ...

^^A classic case in point. I did the same.

My hate for making monthly payments actually led me to walk away from a 1.49% interest rate for 72 months. May have led to a spirited debate in an...
03-11-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,110
Posted By BigHat

On many occasions I don't go crazy over the...

On many occasions I don't go crazy over the aftermarket wheel offerings, but I think you guys hit a home run with these. Great job!!!
03-10-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By BigHat

I'd say the tax advantages do push many business...

I'd say the tax advantages do push many business owners and sales people toward leases. For the rank and file customer, leases are primarily attractive for three reasons in my view: 1) can drive a...
03-10-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,204
Posted By BigHat

Thank you. I wasn't aware it was on their...

Thank you. I wasn't aware it was on their website or I wouldn't have bothered you.
03-10-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,204
Posted By BigHat

How involved is the break-in procedure?

How involved is the break-in procedure?
03-09-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By BigHat

So I was correct, your initial assertion that...

So I was correct, your initial assertion that there were .50 cal DU rounds was wrong. From '78-'05 I was in the position to use and/or procure ammo for the entire Marine Corps and NEVER once heard...
03-09-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,096
Posted By BigHat

Hi. I guess the answer I'd offer is the cost of...

Hi. I guess the answer I'd offer is the cost of money is the cost of money. Neither leasing or financing is automatically the best approach. Over time, I have found the current financial climate...
03-09-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By BigHat

There are no depleted uranium rounds in .50 cal. ...

There are no depleted uranium rounds in .50 cal. 25mm is the smallest DU caliber. There's a .50 SLAP/SLAP-T round that looks sort of like the DU sabot rounds for tanks but the projectile is...
03-05-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,241
Posted By BigHat

Is it fair to assume the GPS and map data in an...

Is it fair to assume the GPS and map data in an iPhone exceeds that in Command or the other car based systems?
02-23-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,204
Posted By BigHat

Thanks for sharing. This is good news. Wonder...

Thanks for sharing. This is good news. Wonder if the dealer would install them? Any rougher on rotors than the stock pads? Just curious.
02-21-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,164
Posted By BigHat

Some make it sound like two clowns sit around MB...

Some make it sound like two clowns sit around MB designing cars that are about to doom the company. Because they make decisions you don't like they must be inept.
While I'd agree big companies...
02-19-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,164
Posted By BigHat

It doesn't hurt my fellings, I just think you're...

It doesn't hurt my fellings, I just think you're a clown. Opinions on cars from those that can't afford them gets weary and frankly smacks of the obvious resentment. As you know too well, it hurts...
02-19-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,164
Posted By BigHat

Isn't there something else you could be doing...

Isn't there something else you could be doing other than being the duty douche nozzle around here? It takes brass balls to be driving a slab sided, boring POS 535i and commenting about a car that...
02-13-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,097
Posted By BigHat

The ending credits have already rolled on this...

The ending credits have already rolled on this saga.
02-13-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By BigHat

What precisely do you mean by "drop outs between...

What precisely do you mean by "drop outs between songs"? Are you saying you're audio system turns off? That it switches to radio. etc? That the periods of silence between songs are too long and...
02-11-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,097
Posted By BigHat

So did they seek to make you happy?

So did they seek to make you happy?
01-07-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,017
Posted By BigHat

I came from an M3 vert (E93) and test drove an SL...

I came from an M3 vert (E93) and test drove an SL w/o ABC. I was very happy with the way the car handled. As the salesman was adamant that I'd like it I opted to include ABC in my order.
...
01-05-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,017
Posted By BigHat

Get them both. The ABC is great and the soft...

Get them both. The ABC is great and the soft close option isn't that expensive and it's nice to have.
11-16-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 676
Posted By BigHat

I threw up in my mouth when viewing the pic.

I threw up in my mouth when viewing the pic.
11-06-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,777
Posted By BigHat

This isn't my only car, so I won't be among the...

This isn't my only car, so I won't be among the ranks of the idiots sliding into the cars of others with the RFTs. I will drive my all-wheel drive SUV instead. Northern VA is probably a lot like...
11-06-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,777
Posted By BigHat

Good luck to you. I'm just going to leave mine...

Good luck to you. I'm just going to leave mine in the garage when the white stuff starts falling so I haven't investigated snows.

I will monitor your post though. Wondering if the absence of...
10-29-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,097
Posted By BigHat

Why do you think this is automatically a sign of...

Why do you think this is automatically a sign of a problem? Couldn't the engine start be based on the status to the battery and what the electrical demand happens to be at the time? I often have my...
10-05-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,819
Posted By BigHat

Those are very nice wheels and great job on the...

Those are very nice wheels and great job on the video.
09-20-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By BigHat

Probably will be a software patch someday to...

Probably will be a software patch someday to address what occurs when a unique combo of about twenty things yield this result. 4 months and nothing like this for me. Only weird thing that happens...
08-26-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,032
Posted By BigHat

Brand and Viscosity of Oil Used

I realize there is some flexibility on viscosities used in our 550s but does anyone know what the car came with and what are you using to top it off should the need arise?

Did a search but haven't...
08-20-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,492
Posted By BigHat

x

x
08-04-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By BigHat

x

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08-04-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By BigHat

Correct assuming the OP is asking about a 2013...

Correct assuming the OP is asking about a 2013 SL. He claims to drive a 230 so he may be in the wrong spot.

Pasted from page 236 (238 of the pdf) of the manual if the below is confusing.
...
07-20-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,911
Posted By BigHat

As with Wolfman, good luck on the sale. Know we...

As with Wolfman, good luck on the sale. Know we wish you the best, why wouldn't we? I admit to also thinking your resale on the Lexus was "optimistic." A quick check through the ads in my area...
07-18-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,911
Posted By BigHat

I think Wolfman is right. For me, the motivation...

I think Wolfman is right. For me, the motivation to buy new in the last 12 years or so has largely been driven by technology advances...and the fact that when that technology fails outside of the...
07-14-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,911
Posted By BigHat

Something on the lot or working a deal on a '14?

Something on the lot or working a deal on a '14?
07-06-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,726
Posted By BigHat

Prices on the '13s fell out the bottom here in...

Prices on the '13s fell out the bottom here in NoVa. If the databases can be trusted, my $125,385 car has an average sale price of $114.5K now. That's $2K less than I paid on 24 April when I picked...
07-03-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,252
Posted By BigHat

56 here Edit: 1st car was a '78 Chevy Z28....

56 here

Edit:
1st car was a '78 Chevy Z28. A rolling pile of quality escapes. Pushed me into Japanese and German cars and I've never returned.
07-01-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By BigHat

Wrong forum. This is for R231s which are 2013...

Wrong forum. This is for R231s which are 2013 and on. Maybe a mod will put it here it belongs for you.
06-12-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By BigHat

Programmed pre-heat of the cats maybe? Not so...

Programmed pre-heat of the cats maybe? Not so noticeable on my 550 but my M3 did the same for about twice that long.
06-12-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,731
Posted By BigHat

Looks like a SL65 from his user data. Impressive...

Looks like a SL65 from his user data. Impressive car now more impressive.
06-08-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,300
Posted By BigHat

I agree with you, Better stated and what I do.

I agree with you, Better stated and what I do.
06-07-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,300
Posted By BigHat

Your post gives me hope. Thought I was the only...

Your post gives me hope. Thought I was the only one that didn't get it quickly. I blame it on my salesman, because I emulated him until I read the manual.

In a nut shell: Stay far enough away,...
06-05-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,300
Posted By BigHat

"Don," I have found that mounting mine about...

"Don,"
I have found that mounting mine about two inches down in the upper left corner of the windshield works great for me. Have made three trips w/o a problem now. I purchased one of those...
06-04-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,731
Posted By BigHat

My car is only 5 weeks old, but I have had no...

My car is only 5 weeks old, but I have had no problems with this system. I have been surprised to see it turn the engine off even just a couple of mins after pulling out of my garage.

I don't...
05-07-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,300
Posted By BigHat

Branmin, I think a sensor is a sensor. I...

Branmin,
I think a sensor is a sensor. I don't think it knows what car it's in. It certainly not paired electronically in any way with the car.

Now if your point is you "can't" legally use...
05-06-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,300
Posted By BigHat

Hi Mike, Jury is still out on that. First...

Hi Mike,
Jury is still out on that. First problem was on Sat the 27th. The following Monday I called them to register the new temp tag, give them the time and station were the sensor failed to...
05-05-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,300
Posted By BigHat

Thanks John, I don't know if they're worried...

Thanks John,
I don't know if they're worried about vision obstruction but in VA there are two suggested options 1) below the mirror (no room on our car) and to the right of the mirror. For some...
05-05-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,300
Posted By BigHat

Hey AJM, The license plate option exists in VA....

Hey AJM,
The license plate option exists in VA. On the way back from picking up my car today I just slapped it on the window in the lower left corner and it worked fine. Must be something...
05-05-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,300
Posted By BigHat

x

x
05-05-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,300
Posted By BigHat

Getting my front end bra installed today. Drove...

Getting my front end bra installed today. Drove home with a loaner and the pass worked fine. Something in the windshield. They have license plate tags. May need to get one.
05-05-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,300
Posted By BigHat

E-Z Pass Smart Tag Issues

Did a search here and checked the manual and there doesn't seem to be a problem with the IR rejecting glass blocking the sensor or suggested locations, but I have gotten the "toll not paid" yet again...
05-02-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By BigHat

Does it sound like a seal squeaking or a...

Does it sound like a seal squeaking or a mechanical noise?
04-28-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,748
Posted By BigHat

Sounds like either way you're set.

Sounds like either way you're set.
04-26-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,607
Posted By BigHat

You ought to go to the MB USA website and...

You ought to go to the MB USA website and download the owner's manual and maint schedule in PDF form. LOTS of info to include info on your questions. There is no short duration break-in followed...
04-24-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By BigHat

I'm not sure as I don't get my car until Friday...

I'm not sure as I don't get my car until Friday afternoon (long wait is almost over) but if these run flats are like others you don't do anything to them aside from limit your speed until you can get...
04-24-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By BigHat

You have run flats right? Suspect the cut-out...

You have run flats right? Suspect the cut-out might be for SL63 and 65 cars that don't and have the repair kit.
04-22-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By BigHat

Again, built on the 5th of Apr. On a ship the...

Again, built on the 5th of Apr. On a ship the 8th. Hit Baltimore late Sat / early Sunday (21st). Dealer informed me it released and ready to truck down to N. VA so they must work on Sundays.

I...
04-21-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By BigHat

You posted it in the wrong section as this is for...

You posted it in the wrong section as this is for 2013 SLs. I'd also respectfully suggest you post it in the "Tech Talk" section as the traffic on this maintenance related issue will be much higher...
04-18-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,748
Posted By BigHat

Well, I have a nice one. When I get a car to put...

Well, I have a nice one. When I get a car to put it on I'll let you know how it fits. :-) That problem should be solved by this time next week.

I will say this about them though. Be sure you...
04-14-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By BigHat

That's enough though to make it an impossible...

That's enough though to make it an impossible goal.

Maybe I've been mislead, but I've been told the key also records any fault codes and that's why they plug the key into a sensor when I bring...
04-14-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By BigHat

Also doesn't the key capture info regarding the...

Also doesn't the key capture info regarding the car? Service data is just one example. Additionally, aren't the seat/mirror positions etc linked to the individual key? How could that data be...
04-13-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By BigHat

An FYI for those that care about delivery issues....

An FYI for those that care about delivery issues. My car had a build date of 5 April. I wasn't aware if this was a start or stop date, but must have been the completion date as my SA shot me a note...
04-06-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By BigHat

A few weeks ago my SA wrote to say I had a "build...

A few weeks ago my SA wrote to say I had a "build date" of 5 April. Just got an email to say it's completed and is assigned to a ship for CONUS delivery. I had hoped for a late April delivery and...
04-01-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,302
Posted By BigHat

Well, that's good news. Thanks.

Well, that's good news. Thanks.
04-01-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,302
Posted By BigHat

Quick question pls. Does the DVD download the...

Quick question pls. Does the DVD download the content into Command or does it need to stay in the drive for the data to be accessible? Thank you.
04-01-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,302
Posted By BigHat

And thank you for the clarification. Since I'm...

And thank you for the clarification. Since I'm still awaiting my car I was thinking the operators manual and owners manual were one in the same. The top of the web page calls them owners manuals...
03-31-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,302
Posted By BigHat

Why not just get the US one from the MB website...

Why not just get the US one from the MB website in about 10 seconds?

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/owners_manuals
03-31-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,302
Posted By BigHat

I test drove a car without it and felt it...

I test drove a car without it and felt it drove/handled just fine. Wasn't going to get it but my SA talked me into it. There's a thread around on the subject around here. It's a complex system,...
03-31-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,302
Posted By BigHat

No magic required, just go to the MB website. ...

No magic required, just go to the MB website. You can also download the entire owner's manual.

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/model/class-SL/model-SL550R

Go to YouTube and search SL550...
03-30-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,429
Posted By BigHat

I'm going to assume you aren't referring to...

I'm going to assume you aren't referring to access behind the seat and are looking for a more comfortable ingress/egress, but need to be up closer to the wheel and pedals to drive.

I don't know of...
03-30-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,302
Posted By BigHat

Me too and I got about $8.2k off. The trade does...

Me too and I got about $8.2k off. The trade does cloud the actual discount.
03-23-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By BigHat

I guess before I messed around with it I'd get...

I guess before I messed around with it I'd get the dealer tell me that its current voltage is in fact a problem.
03-22-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By BigHat

John, Your timeline is pretty much what my rep....

John,
Your timeline is pretty much what my rep. thinks too. Hope you're right.

M3 left on a truck to Iowa last night. Dealer spotted it on Autotrader. Sold in two days for very good money. ...
03-21-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By BigHat

Thank you for posting. Based on what you...

Thank you for posting. Based on what you experienced I might get it close to the end of April, especially if it doesn't have to sit in the port awaiting transportation for very long. Hopefully, NLT...
03-21-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By BigHat

Shipping Times

This might get a broader range of comments elsewhere but I thought I'd keep it here in the SL family.

The wait for my car continues to be hard. Ordered it on 15 Feb, but the earliest build slot...
03-15-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,448
Posted By BigHat

Never mind. Who can talk ugly/impotent cars...

Never mind. Who can talk ugly/impotent cars better than an owner of a CLK 240 (170 hp).
03-15-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,448
Posted By BigHat

Why is it that some people think their personal...

Why is it that some people think their personal subjective assessment about the aesthetics of some object must be universally agreed upon by others or even remotely correct?

You don't like the...
03-12-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By BigHat

I appreciate everyone's input. Thank you. ...

I appreciate everyone's input. Thank you.

Matt
03-10-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By BigHat

Thanks John, BMW is now a factory sponsored...

Thanks John,
BMW is now a factory sponsored plan too. I have had a tire replaced the last three times I bought it. Not as "useful" as you, but a cracked wheel is a break even proposition. By the...
03-10-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By BigHat

Things To Expect On Delivery

Wanted to ask what you guys experienced on delivery with the finance manager.
They have a wheel and tire insurance policy offered? If so, remember the price/terms?

Thoughts on prepaid...
03-10-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,186
Posted By BigHat

Congrats!! It looks great. I opted for the same...

Congrats!! It looks great. I opted for the same interior colors on a 550. Looking forward to you posting a few more pics.

I opted to pair my interior with Steel Gray. Hope it contrasts as...
03-04-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,073
Posted By BigHat

I got you know. Good luck!

I got you know. Good luck!
02-27-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,073
Posted By BigHat

No MB dealers around?

No MB dealers around?
02-22-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,710
Posted By BigHat

On a car that listed for $125,385 I paid 95% of...

On a car that listed for $125,385 I paid 95% of list and then $2K additional off for being a USAA member. Not great, not horrible, but hassle free.
02-18-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,186
Posted By BigHat

I have Fox Red in my current M3 with the...

I have Fox Red in my current M3 with the Silverstone II exterior. I get lots of positive remarks on it. The M6 was the other car in the mix this time around and had spec'd out an individual brown...
02-18-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,186
Posted By BigHat

That's a great configuration you opted for in...

That's a great configuration you opted for in that SL63. I opted for Steel Gray in my ordered SL 550, but it was 51% vs 49% over Iridium. One of the first SLs I saw at the dealership was precisely...
02-17-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,575
Posted By BigHat

Not sure I care enough to do it this time, but I...

Not sure I care enough to do it this time, but I used to avail myself of BMWs status reports on the car's progress and then track the ship carrying her to the US. Is that something any of you have...
02-15-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,575
Posted By BigHat

Funny thing is the car was so new the plastic...

Funny thing is the car was so new the plastic covers were still on the seats, They were black seats, put I never really got a chance to admire them other than they felt very supportive.
02-15-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,575
Posted By BigHat

Well after a 4 car exile with BMW I'm back in the...

Well after a 4 car exile with BMW I'm back in the MB club. Had a VERY pleasant experience today at the dealership.

Salesman knew I was coming as we had an appt and when I got there a Steel Gray...
02-15-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,575
Posted By BigHat

That's an excellent point John. Lots of time to...

That's an excellent point John. Lots of time to get it right. Not like the Eco start system. :-)

Off to the dealership at 1 today to spec a car and get pricing.
02-14-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,575
Posted By BigHat

You know I was thinking the same thing. Our...

You know I was thinking the same thing. Our company cars are S550 4-matics here in DC. While they usually get turned over pretty quickly, we had one go past the warranty and the driver told me we...
02-11-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,575
Posted By BigHat

John, What are your thoughts on the ABC...

John,
What are your thoughts on the ABC suspension?

It's pretty funny that people can almost cite the options the car has based purely on the sticker price.

Thanks,
Matt
02-05-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,575
Posted By BigHat

Thanks John.

Thanks John.
01-31-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,575
Posted By BigHat

John, Good scoop on the Costco angle. Never...

John,
Good scoop on the Costco angle. Never would have thought it that strong a program. Pretty nice discount.
01-30-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,575
Posted By BigHat

Thanks Daytona. And at that time you should be...

Thanks Daytona. And at that time you should be happy you didn't have to pay a mark up.

I'm just hearing of some interesting prices and wondered if the market had evolved some. Not expecting...
01-30-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,575
Posted By BigHat

Pretty slow segment of mbworld so let me ask my...

Pretty slow segment of mbworld so let me ask my question here vs starting a new thread.

What are people seeing in terms of pricing. My dealer's opening position was 96.4% of the sticker. That...
12-19-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,806
Posted By BigHat

Have we confirmed that they will/won't disable it...

Have we confirmed that they will/won't disable it in the software? Would be nice for the default to be off but still something one could select.
11-23-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,421
Posted By BigHat

Should be roughly the same as these: ...

Should be roughly the same as these:

http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=677929

http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2012/11/bmws-matte-paint-requires-sharp-attention.html
11-22-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,421
Posted By BigHat

First of all congrats. AWESOME car. I doubt...

First of all congrats. AWESOME car.

I doubt many here or ANYWHERE really know how to best treat that finish. Personally, I'm scared ****less of it and that's after watching a few videos on the...
11-17-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,700
Posted By BigHat

That you expected to screw another forum member...

That you expected to screw another forum member did generate a bit of a chip on my shoulder i guess. I saw your post, worked the numbers and wondered where the part where you send a check for $5K...
11-17-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,700
Posted By BigHat

And the ability to adjust it to zero as well. I...

And the ability to adjust it to zero as well. I did. Anyone willing to pay full retail could lease that car for $1,850 plus tax, ZERO down, and it wouldn't be USED. Were you high when you bought...
11-17-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,700
Posted By BigHat

Well, what I also know is that when I built a car...

Well, what I also know is that when I built a car at that price, paid full retail(who does), financed it through MB for 27 months and 10,000 miles a year, added 5% taxes here in VA it's still...
11-17-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,700
Posted By BigHat

I guess PT Barum was right.

I guess PT Barum was right.
11-17-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,700
Posted By BigHat

Good luck. You'll need it.

Good luck. You'll need it.
11-09-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By BigHat

Why don't you just check it against your GPS?

Why don't you just check it against your GPS?
11-04-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,933
Posted By BigHat

Thanks Jim. Appreciate the input. Don't mind...

Thanks Jim. Appreciate the input. Don't mind the learning curve.
11-03-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,933
Posted By BigHat

MB Command vs. BMW iDrive

I have been going back and forth on the vert I'll order in Dec for a spring delivery. Frankly I was giving the M6 a slight edge as I have had BMWs since I sold my CLK430 in 2003. We use S550s as...
09-03-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,233
Posted By BigHat

So they spend a small fortune on an all AL body...

So they spend a small fortune on an all AL body to drop 300 lbs, but then opt to save a few dollars with a flimsy partition? I disagree.
09-03-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,233
Posted By BigHat

Probably. I suspect weight is a bigger driver in...

Probably. I suspect weight is a bigger driver in making changes than cost.
08-29-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By BigHat

That would be the way to really know what you're...

That would be the way to really know what you're getting with the standard system. You should also be able to do a comparison between a source CD or uncompressed file on an SD and BT streaming from...
08-27-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By BigHat

Until you stop bluetooth streaming from an iPhone...

Until you stop bluetooth streaming from an iPhone you won't have a clue about what the standard stereo can do or can't do.
08-25-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,596
Posted By BigHat

Magic Sky

What are everyone's thoughts on this option? My dealer has a few cars w/o it and is intimating that's it's a "not ready for prime time" option I should avoid even if ordering a car. What do you...
06-09-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,752
Posted By BigHat

Last I checked the person that buys it is the one...

Last I checked the person that buys it is the one that needs to be pleased and it sounds like you're pleased. I think it's a great looking car too. Congrats.

This is on my short list along with...
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