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09-02-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,590
Posted By 220S

For those who don't read German, that's not what...

For those who don't read German, that's not what the article said at all. The BMW was ranked first by only a few points due to price. And they made that very clear in the AutoBild article (and read...
09-02-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,590
Posted By 220S

Just like a double double cheeseburger. ...

Just like a double double cheeseburger.

Awesome.

Tire roast.
09-01-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,590
Posted By 220S

Dat be awesome. Gotta have some real King Kong...

Dat be awesome. Gotta have some real King Kong cojones to drive one of them beasties.



Awesome awesome. Just like a double double cheeseburger.
03-28-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,203
Posted By 220S

fwiw, the dealer doesn't do the inspection. They...

fwiw, the dealer doesn't do the inspection. They contract that job out. Many dealers in SoCal use DataScan. The inspectors are human and it really comes down to the individual doing the inspection....
Forum: W211 AMG
03-28-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 36,201
Posted By 220S

Pretty much right on with that synopsis. ...

Pretty much right on with that synopsis. Although I'd correct this: "And even Porsches after 964 depreciate rather quickly" to after the 993. I sold my 993 for $27k less than the original MSRP and...
03-10-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,803
Posted By 220S

Read a little bit more carefully. Both P1 and...

Read a little bit more carefully. Both P1 and P2 do not have this available in the US market. P1 and P2 both have the Nav option and the compass is on the screen. The MBUSA website explains this...
03-10-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,803
Posted By 220S

That's because it doesn't exist. Don't push any...

That's because it doesn't exist. Don't push any "hole" with a paper clip, you'll just be pushing up the interior rubber strip that connects the Homelink buttons together inside the mirror. You can...
03-09-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,977
Posted By 220S

Honda dealers will do this for Civic owners, too.

Honda dealers will do this for Civic owners, too.
03-01-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,924
Posted By 220S

Okay, how about these Lexus owners: "My wife has...

Okay, how about these Lexus owners: "My wife has her iPhone in the same purse as the key fob and it works just fine. I have my iPhone in the left front pocket and key fob in the right front pocket...
02-26-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,924
Posted By 220S

That's complete BS. RKE systems transmit...

That's complete BS. RKE systems transmit encrypted data in the 300 MHz range. Cellular phones operate only in frequencies at 800 MHz and above. Cell phones do not interfere with RKE systems (some...
02-23-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,682
Posted By 220S

If you get a chance, try the C250 sport on the...

If you get a chance, try the C250 sport on the freeway and then take out a C350 sport. There is a 200 lb weight difference between the two cars and that weight is the motor sitting over the front...
02-23-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,682
Posted By 220S

fwiw, I was talking about Porsche (e.g., the 993...

fwiw, I was talking about Porsche (e.g., the 993 versus the current 991) in respect to "old school feeling." And on that note, 964 owners felt Porsche had lost its way when the 993 came out and that...
02-23-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,682
Posted By 220S

I think there have been compromises with all the...

I think there have been compromises with all the manufacturers (and the bottom line of course is all about selling cars.) But then again, one person's 'compromise' is another person's 'improvement.' ...
02-22-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,682
Posted By 220S

It is unfortunate that we're losing nicely...

It is unfortunate that we're losing nicely balanced, normally aspirated V-8 motors that also sound sweet (and all due primarily to CAFE rules.) But the V-6TT does deliver 354 lb-ft of torque which...
02-22-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By 220S

You're missing the protective cover caps. Are...

You're missing the protective cover caps. Are you the original owner? Go back to your selling dealer and tell them to get you a set and put them on.

btw, C class sedans with pass through...
02-22-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,682
Posted By 220S

"It's not a sports car, but no longer is it a...

"It's not a sports car, but no longer is it a laggard in the corners. You can have some genuine fun with this car."

It's about time. :y
Finally it's no longer the snooze-mobile it's always...
02-20-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,028
Posted By 220S

Apparently yhey've made big changes with the new...

Apparently yhey've made big changes with the new models. My salesperson said they are now as quiet as MB/BMW, etc.. And Honda/Acura is claiming the same with their new marketing. Apparently they...
02-20-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,028
Posted By 220S

The one I was in (and also got to drive) was the...

The one I was in (and also got to drive) was the 3.7 liter V-6 VTEC (305 hp) with the SH-AWD. It wasn't cushy (or floaty) at all. In fact it was pretty precise and handled well. A lot better than...
02-19-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,028
Posted By 220S

My dealer just added Acura to their line up...

My dealer just added Acura to their line up (Mercedes, Porsche, Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar.) The other day my salesperson took me to lunch in a new demo Acura TL. The sound system really...
02-16-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,028
Posted By 220S

This happened to a friend of mine's F10. He has...

This happened to a friend of mine's F10. He has the soft close doors and they re-programmed the software. But it happened again. You should take the car in and have it checked. It seems to be...
02-15-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By 220S

The current W212 is not yet tested under the...

The current W212 is not yet tested under the newer and more rigorous testing protocol (started in 2011.) But the earlier tests of the 2010 W212 can be found here:

frontal test...
02-15-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By 220S

btw, you can download .pdf files of both the...

btw, you can download .pdf files of both the frontal and side crash test data. The tests were performed by Karco Engineering in Adelanto, CA (east of Lancaster.) The reports are over 100 pages long...
02-15-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By 220S

It may have looked bad on video but apparently...

It may have looked bad on video but apparently it's not the case in the test. It received a full 5 stars (click on the side crash tab and then scroll to the bottom of the page for the pole crash...
02-14-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,028
Posted By 220S

My cars are more fun to drive than to stare at. ...

My cars are more fun to drive than to stare at. imho, unless you participate in concours events and own a collectible, just drive the thing and enjoy it. Otherwise it ends up owning you instead of...
02-13-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,028
Posted By 220S

So then, would you have ever put an AMG license...

So then, would you have ever put an AMG license plate frame on your E350 W212?
02-13-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,028
Posted By 220S

Did BMW put that chrome license plate frame with...

Did BMW put that chrome license plate frame with the M logo on your car, too? :p:
02-10-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By 220S

You may have hit 100k miles but you also say that...

You may have hit 100k miles but you also say that you've had repairs under warranty and that you used the extended warranty, "roughly breaking even on it." Any car can hit 100k miles. The...
01-20-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,028
Posted By 220S

That's total b.s. I'm telling you (and this will...

That's total b.s. I'm telling you (and this will be the last time :)) take it to John Mikhail. I already gave you his contact info.

When I had my 2009 W211 Sienna Black Metallic E350 he made it...
01-20-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,028
Posted By 220S

Take it to John Mikhail......

Take it to John Mikhail......
01-18-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,028
Posted By 220S

The 991 is more of a single purpose car. It's...

The 991 is more of a single purpose car. It's not something that's easy to live with if it's going to be your only car (I lived with my 993 for 6 months once when I was in-between cars; it was...
01-18-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,028
Posted By 220S

Just curious, why were you at one time seriously...

Just curious, why were you at one time seriously considering the 991?
01-18-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,234
Posted By 220S

I dunno but I don't see any difference between...

I dunno but I don't see any difference between the bumper and the hood in the last two images you posted. The grilles are the only differences between the two. The chrome surround will cover the...
01-18-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,234
Posted By 220S

You need a "none of the above" option in your...

You need a "none of the above" option in your poll. I think there's way too much chrome surround on the radiator style grill (look at the very first pic you posted.) Neither look very good to me.
...
01-17-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,028
Posted By 220S

Jon tells me that your black 535 was the last one...

Jon tells me that your black 535 was the last one available for that end of year coupon deal and short term lease (with the super low monthly payment.) Just curious, would you have picked another...
01-15-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,028
Posted By 220S

As much as I like the look of certain black cars,...

As much as I like the look of certain black cars, I refuse to own one ever again. The only real answer, imho, is to never look at it up close and just drive it and try to forget about it.

K-A, as...
01-14-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 39,875
Posted By 220S

Theoretically, yes. But legally it wouldn't...

Theoretically, yes. But legally it wouldn't affect other components if the tune is determined not to have created a warranty issue outside of a motor or motor related failure. In the US there is...
01-14-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By 220S

:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyStdXQ0wTM

:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyStdXQ0wTM
01-14-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By 220S

Maybe its because he knows the P-car is the...

Maybe its because he knows the P-car is the overall much better balanced car in respect to handling.... even Mario Andretti agrees.

http://www.nsxprime.com/FAQ/Media/magazines/rt9906.htm
01-14-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 39,875
Posted By 220S

btw, I used the BS as an example but the C-Class...

btw, I used the BS as an example but the C-Class coupe (non-BS) only comes in panorama configuration in the US. When asked, the product managers from NJ replied that Daimler didn't want to go...
01-13-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 39,875
Posted By 220S

There are certification issues involved with...

There are certification issues involved with every model imported to every market.

Why do you think that the coupe comes only with a glass roof in the USA and not in other markets? Certification...
01-13-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 39,875
Posted By 220S

Yes, both have the same V6 DI motor which is now...

Yes, both have the same V6 DI motor which is now the only V6 motor and is being used across models. (e.g., the C350 has the identical motor with identical specs as the E350.)

The mpg of the...
01-12-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,547
Posted By 220S

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named...

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Goldilocks. She went for a walk in the forest. Pretty soon, she came upon a house. She knocked and, when no one answered, she walked right in.
...
01-11-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,759
Posted By 220S

That's also what I suggest. Have the dealer put...

That's also what I suggest. Have the dealer put it all back to the way it was and then have Steve of MBenzNL do the factory retrofit next time he's in the US. Make the dealer pay for it.
01-11-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,427
Posted By 220S

fwiw, it's Glasurit not Glasurite. There are...

fwiw, it's Glasurit not Glasurite. There are different lines; 22,55,90. 90 is the modern low VOC waterborne automotive paint. Mercedes, BMW, RR, etc., all use the 90 line Glasurit.

But Glasurit...
01-10-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,427
Posted By 220S

It's a bit ironic that an article about nano...

It's a bit ironic that an article about nano ceramic paint was in the Winnipeg newspaper and yet there's no place in Peg City to get it done....
01-10-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,427
Posted By 220S

Not crazy at all. It's what I'd insist on if I...

Not crazy at all. It's what I'd insist on if I were in the OP's shoes. Transporting cars is no big deal and the insurance company will cover it....
01-10-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,427
Posted By 220S

I certainly wouldn't give it to Euromart. There...

I certainly wouldn't give it to Euromart. There website looks cheap and they seem to be more into selling wrecked cars that they've fixed than anything else.

Call and/or email MB Canada and get...
01-08-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,547
Posted By 220S

I have one ready just in case.... :) ...

I have one ready just in case.... :)

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll269/mystoragebin/BMW_cheerleader_zps69c47266.jpg
01-07-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,664
Posted By 220S

You couldn't have picked two radically different...

You couldn't have picked two radically different cars if you tried. Talk about apple and oranges. This is more like tomatoes versus bananas. :p:

Decide what you want: a sedan or a two-seater...
01-07-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,547
Posted By 220S

Meaning you weren't too proud of the 3.5 V6 in...

Meaning you weren't too proud of the 3.5 V6 in your E350 and maybe hoping people might have thought it was a 5.5 liter V8? :)

btw, from the photos on the MBUSA website of the 'new' W212, it...
01-07-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,414
Posted By 220S

Depends on the brand of ski rack you want to fit...

Depends on the brand of ski rack you want to fit to the Whispbar but if you want a Yakima, then go to the website (http://yakima.com/) and select 'fit my car.' After you select your E350 wagon, then...
01-06-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,414
Posted By 220S

I use Whispbar on my Cayenne. In the US, these...

I use Whispbar on my Cayenne. In the US, these are distributed by Yakima (http://yakima.com/learn/whispbar) I have the Porsche factory w/o rail option (3S5) and use the Whispbar...
01-04-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,547
Posted By 220S

There's nothing inherently wrong with the W212,...

There's nothing inherently wrong with the W212, but it's simply not an engaging car to drive. It's pedestrian, imho. But it's certainly a comfortable and solid car. It's ideal for the commuter or...
01-03-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,110
Posted By 220S

Looks like somebody put a hot blow dryer onto...

Looks like somebody put a hot blow dryer onto some soft plastic.....
01-03-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,110
Posted By 220S

Personally I think Mercedes new design language...

Personally I think Mercedes new design language is bizarre and no longer cohesive; it's all over the map. I bailed out on the brand after the 2009 model year (W211 E63.) Although my partner...
01-02-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,547
Posted By 220S

I think you mean "up here." We're one hour and...

I think you mean "up here." We're one hour and 45 minutes north of you (unless you moved to Morro Bay or somewhere up the coast :)) SBAG is probably one of the best dealers in the US. Audi, BMW,...
01-02-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,547
Posted By 220S

Just noticed your rear paper plates.....Santa...

Just noticed your rear paper plates.....Santa Barbara Auto Group.

You must have bought this off of Jon.

Had I known I would have bought you dinner and a few drinks here:...
12-30-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,054
Posted By 220S

fwiw, there are two versions of this same cargo...

fwiw, there are two versions of this same cargo tray for the 2013 W204. The cargo tray is the same (as in the pic on MB's website) but one version is for split folding rear seats and one is for...
12-30-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,547
Posted By 220S

fwiw, BMW has simply returned to its old formula...

fwiw, BMW has simply returned to its old formula of “same styled sausage, different lengths.” It's not a new thing but a return to a much earlier philosophy of design language that had been...
12-20-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,547
Posted By 220S

The LED headlights look anthropomorphic. Like a...

The LED headlights look anthropomorphic. Like a cartoon human eye with an eyelid and eyelashes. Maybe the designers wanted to be comical.

It's kind of like what Bangle did with the 5-Series,...
12-20-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,024
Posted By 220S

Sometimes sh*t just happens. It's part of life. ...

Sometimes sh*t just happens. It's part of life.

It will not show up on CarFax, trust me. And they have no other legal liability beyond fixing the damage.

But you should pick the paint/body...
12-15-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,827
Posted By 220S

Your salesperson should have spent the time to...

Your salesperson should have spent the time to walk you through everything including pairing your phone for you. They should have sat in the car with you and made sure you knew how to do everything....
12-12-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,547
Posted By 220S

Both the 997 and the 993 were sold to subsidize...

Both the 997 and the 993 were sold to subsidize the 991. The 991 and the Cayenne work well as two differently purposed vehicles and they are all I need these days.

I saw a video somewhere of the...
12-12-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,547
Posted By 220S

It's interesting that they dropped the ponton...

It's interesting that they dropped the ponton ("dog haunches") from the rear. There was such publicity about connecting to a "Mercedes design heritage" with those. And now they dropped them? I...
12-11-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,547
Posted By 220S

Doing fine. Hope all is well with you. :y ...

Doing fine. Hope all is well with you. :y



Hey Petee, how's life up in the tundra? :) And how's the 997.2 holding up? I did regretfully sell my 993 but it was probably the time to do so...
12-11-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,547
Posted By 220S

I'm happy to see that you've come to your senses....

I'm happy to see that you've come to your senses. :)
Forum: W211 AMG
09-25-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,642
Posted By 220S

fwiw, my car is still for sale at the Mercedes...

fwiw, my car is still for sale at the Mercedes dealership where I traded it in. I stopped in today to see my salesperson. He checked the VMI and my name is still on it. He said he would never give...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-24-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,642
Posted By 220S

Read again my original post: "I do hope that...

Read again my original post:

"I do hope that you're at least blacking out the original owner's name. It would just be common courtesy to do so. Not all of us original owners want our names...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-24-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,642
Posted By 220S

Complete B.S. :bs: I have my VMI. You may...

Complete B.S. :bs:

I have my VMI. You may have assumed you've seen one but clearly you have not. :rolleyes:

My VMI has my full name (including middle name) on it. It also has the originating...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-24-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,642
Posted By 220S

I do hope that you're at least blacking out the...

I do hope that you're at least blacking out the original owner's name. It would just be common courtesy to do so. Not all of us original owners want our names attached to the geographical service...
09-12-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 320,385
Posted By 220S

I have no problem at all with that. ...

I have no problem at all with that. Manufacturers should definitely be made responsible for defective designs, and especially when it comes to a consumer's health and potential for injury.

But...
09-12-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 320,385
Posted By 220S

Daimler AG has bottomless pockets for this sort...

Daimler AG has bottomless pockets for this sort of litigation compared to the plaintiff law firm. The only thing that motivates the plaintiff lawyers is winning the case for their amount out of the...
09-10-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By 220S

South Africa. It's Darren 'Wackhead' Simpson...

South Africa.

It's Darren 'Wackhead' Simpson who has a radio show and does prank phone calls. I never heard of him until I went to Johannesburg for a project; he's pretty popular there.
08-20-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,635
Posted By 220S

I personally wouldn't lump Acura into a...

I personally wouldn't lump Acura into a generalized pot of "any other Asian products." Acura has been recognized by the safety industry for their Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure...
08-20-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,509
Posted By 220S

p.s., just wanted to add this: in another thread...

p.s., just wanted to add this: in another thread (and here too) it's mentioned that the Acura and Volvo don't "track as straight" as the Mercedes into the barrier and that they glanced off. Well,...
08-20-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,509
Posted By 220S

Yeah, that's it. It was a full page ad in this...

Yeah, that's it. It was a full page ad in this Sunday's New York Times.

Like it says in the copy, they've been doing small overlap testing since the 80's (and before anybody else.) And since the...
08-19-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,509
Posted By 220S

I agree. Mercedes could have tried to explain...

I agree. Mercedes could have tried to explain the kinematics of their own literature instead of assuming their customers are too stupid to even try to understand it.

There are hundreds of studies...
08-18-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,509
Posted By 220S

Exactly. It's just more 'we know better than the...

Exactly. It's just more 'we know better than the consumer' double-talk.

Nobody's confused. And the fact remains that Volvo did their in-house testing of small offset frontal accidents using two...
08-18-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,509
Posted By 220S

In the IIHS report, they did mention this:...

In the IIHS report, they did mention this: Additionally, Mercedes has already planned to modify the current C-Class airbags. I don't know what that exactly means however. Did they know this was an...
08-17-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,509
Posted By 220S

Volvo engineered the front wheel mounts (starting...

Volvo engineered the front wheel mounts (starting back in 1993 with the 850) to break away from the body in a severe impact to prevent the wheel from intruding into the cabin.
08-16-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,509
Posted By 220S

These claims have been going back and forth and...

These claims have been going back and forth and have been for over a decade now. There is a 2010 study that claims small offset frontal accidents have a 6% likelihood of occurring based on three...
08-16-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,509
Posted By 220S

Volvo has been doing their own small offset...

Volvo has been doing their own small offset (small overlap) frontal tests for quite a while now. They designed the first attempt at a safety cage in 1944 with the PV444. It's been one of their...
07-24-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,172
Posted By 220S

I make a cartoon to express my opinion. You get...

I make a cartoon to express my opinion.
You get hurt and go into a lengthy diatribe.
I reply and spell out my personal opinion.
I then apologize to you since it made you angry.

And so you keep...
07-23-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,172
Posted By 220S

Ouch. I clearly hit a nerve deep down...

Ouch.

I clearly hit a nerve deep down inside you, K-A.

I had no clue. My apologies (really.)

But hey, you are a huge cheerleader and fanboy for the brand. I have nothing against the...
07-21-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,172
Posted By 220S

Okay, then I'll get serious: When I was in...

Okay, then I'll get serious:

When I was in high school I had a fairly decent garage band with a few musician friends. We weren't interested in getting gigs (even though we were pretty good) but...
07-21-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 30,885
Posted By 220S

You don't have any first hand knowledge either. ...

You don't have any first hand knowledge either. Your comments are always just superfluous rhetoric. It's like reading a cheap novel. "Iron bull feeling of yonder."

I had a 2009 W211 (two of...
07-21-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,172
Posted By 220S

Hmm. I thought it was funny and was just poking...

Hmm. I thought it was funny and was just poking fun at the obvious. I assumed you could laugh at yourself.
07-21-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,172
Posted By 220S

Woohoo! Another 'review' from Kevin...

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll269/mystoragebin/K-A.jpg
07-20-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 30,885
Posted By 220S

Um, you're just repeating what I already said....

Um, you're just repeating what I already said. :nix:
07-19-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 30,885
Posted By 220S

Good post and very realistic, unlike many which...

Good post and very realistic, unlike many which are often simply based on hearsay and mythology. And speaking of mythology, older Mercedes (1960s-70s and early 80s era with the usual "iron bull...
07-17-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,235
Posted By 220S

Yo Petee. I hope all is well with you up in the...

Yo Petee. I hope all is well with you up in the Land of Poutine. I haven't tired yet of an all P-car diet (I think I've been munching on P-cars for too long now to lose my taste for them.) ...
07-16-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,235
Posted By 220S

It's under the start button. Explained here:...

It's under the start button.

Explained here: http://www.bmwautostartstop.com/useless-auto-stop-function/
07-15-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,235
Posted By 220S

There is a disable switch with BMWs. However,...

There is a disable switch with BMWs. However, like the new Mercedes you have to turn it off every time. It defaults to 'on.' With both BMW and Mercedes the driver needs to remember to turn it off....
07-13-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,652
Posted By 220S

Allocations for the 2013 C350 will be limited in...

Allocations for the 2013 C350 will be limited in the US. Price negotiation is one thing, but getting an actual build slot will be another.

Daimler seems to be happy with moving C250s but not so...
07-06-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 320,385
Posted By 220S

Re: glycol in motor oil. This is one reason...

Re: glycol in motor oil.

This is one reason why people should consider doing UOAs not only at their scheduled OCIs but also as sampling once in a while between OCIs. Glycol will be detected in a...
06-23-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,343
Posted By 220S

Sorry but some of you people are sick in the...

Sorry but some of you people are sick in the head. :crazy:

It absolutely is a vanity statement for you. Buy a car for its quality and how it can serve you and not for what you think it says...
06-23-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 320,385
Posted By 220S

:y Next time just paraphrase but without the...

:y

Next time just paraphrase but without the poster's name and specifics, and no cut and paste.
06-23-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 320,385
Posted By 220S

fwiw, it's totally against the rules of the AMG...

fwiw, it's totally against the rules of the AMG PL to cut and paste anything from that forum and post it on public forums like MB World. That is why the PL is a private forum for owners only. And...
05-31-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,967
Posted By 220S

You first have to understand that this review by...

You first have to understand that this review by Lieberman is specifically a review of the two cars in the CONTEXT OF A SPORTS SEDAN. :smash:

The review is about which feels sportier and which...
05-30-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,599
Posted By 220S

People should pay close attention to both of...

People should pay close attention to both of these paragraphs.

Do not mess around with the seats, and don't sit in the seats as though they are TV lounge chairs. They are an integral part of the...
05-29-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,732
Posted By 220S

Yeah, as I mentioned BMW has softened everything...

Yeah, as I mentioned BMW has softened everything up these days and it's not like the previous model. The skid pad and slalom numbers are impressive with the new C Class (compared to the earlier...
05-29-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,732
Posted By 220S

"Better" chassis in the sense of driving...

"Better" chassis in the sense of driving dynamics. Actual empirical 'stiffness?' Not sure on that one although I'm sure the data is out there somewhere. But in subjective 'tests' the BMW/Audi...
05-28-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,732
Posted By 220S

fwiw, I was describing it in the context of a...

fwiw, I was describing it in the context of a basic street car and daily driver. I don't consider the C Class as something worth tuning (expect the C63, of course.) And if I were ricing out a turbo...
05-28-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,732
Posted By 220S

imho, between the C250 sport and the C350 sport,...

imho, between the C250 sport and the C350 sport, the C350 is really the better deal. The P1 option is standard in the C350 and a wood trim choice is also a no-cost option. If you add those options...
05-20-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 320,385
Posted By 220S

As I mentioned, if you have a good relationship...

As I mentioned, if you have a good relationship with your SA and your dealership, then 'arrange' to have coolant loss and a CEL before the warranty is up. The combo of coolant loss and CEL is the...
05-20-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 320,385
Posted By 220S

I haven't been on the forums for a long time...

I haven't been on the forums for a long time since I sold my E63 quite a while ago. But the other day I saw my SA (who is also my Porsche SA; same dealership.) He told me about the TSB and that it...
03-02-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,262
Posted By 220S

Did you change the fill right after storage? ...

Did you change the fill right after storage? (fwiw, when I've stored my P-cars, I've drained and changed the oil before and after storage. I'm concerned with moisture, etc., despite the storage...
03-02-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,262
Posted By 220S

It appears to potentially be more of a motor...

It appears to potentially be more of a motor issue than an oil issue, imho. Maybe the oil is getting contaminated. I haven't yet seen that sort of poor performance with the M156 and Mobil 1.
03-02-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,262
Posted By 220S

It sounds like he meant that the TAN showed...

It sounds like he meant that the TAN showed higher levels of acidity and oxidation in respect to the TBN being low. Since his TBNs had dropped so much, the effects of the alkaline additives against...
03-02-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,262
Posted By 220S

That's good news (for Canadians.) It looks like...

That's good news (for Canadians.) It looks like it's not going to be a retail product in the US though. As I mentioned before it may have to do with the difference of the dealership network here,...
03-02-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,262
Posted By 220S

What was concerning is the Fe that's in the used...

What was concerning is the Fe that's in the used oil reflecting on the wear of the M156. Cams are iron and high Fe in your UOA can mean you're getting excessive wear. So you probably should keep an...
03-02-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,262
Posted By 220S

I've never had Blackstone do a VOA for me from my...

I've never had Blackstone do a VOA for me from my own virgin oil. I've based my UOAs on the TBNs that they have already tested with different oils. Then I just base my UOA numbers compared to that....
03-02-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,262
Posted By 220S

Your logic is perfectly fine, but the way they...

Your logic is perfectly fine, but the way they list the 229 specs makes it sort of confusing. The M156 does fall under 229.5 and 229.51. But so do other motors. And the ESP is included in the...
03-01-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,262
Posted By 220S

You might want to read the thread carefully. ...

You might want to read the thread carefully. This isn't about the Formula M ESP Mobil 1. The oil in question is the Formula M 5W 40 (with no 'ESP' on the label.) The rep from Mobil was right on...
03-01-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,262
Posted By 220S

According to the 10/2011 product data sheet from...

According to the 10/2011 product data sheet from ExxonMobil, the VOA numbers (or actually their TBN measurements) for 5W-40 Formula M ESP is 800 ppm of phosphorus and 900 ppm of zinc. 0W-40 Mobil 1...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-01-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,753
Posted By 220S

Three Porsches. I'm uber overcompensating.

Three Porsches. I'm uber overcompensating.
Forum: W211 AMG
03-01-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,753
Posted By 220S

Like I mentioned, not everybody is that way. But...

Like I mentioned, not everybody is that way. But then we get a lot of threads about money and "I own a Mercedes" blah, blah. As I said it's unfortunate since there's so much more to the brand than...
03-01-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,262
Posted By 220S

I may be proven wrong, but I suspect that it's...

I may be proven wrong, but I suspect that it's not going to be available retail in Canada, either. That vendor in Ottawa doesn't list it on their website. And you may very well find that the vendor...
03-01-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,262
Posted By 220S

I don't think poutine is available in the US. ...

I don't think poutine is available in the US.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll269/mystoragebin/poutine.jpg
Forum: W211 AMG
03-01-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,753
Posted By 220S

Yeah, you're right. It was really just a comment...

Yeah, you're right. It was really just a comment to drive the point home. That's why I said '60%.' Probably more like 10%, lol. Bottom line was that it wasn't that exciting to drive except in a...
03-01-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,262
Posted By 220S

Good luck. And keep us posted. I called...

Good luck. And keep us posted.

I called Mobil (in the US) today.
1-800-ASK MOBIL (275-6624)

The guy who I spoke with was very knowledgeable about oils and AMG and the Daimler 229.5/51 specs. ...
Forum: W211 AMG
03-01-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,753
Posted By 220S

It's 60% of why I sold my AMG Mercedes (and then...

It's 60% of why I sold my AMG Mercedes (and then there's all those embarrassing baller idiots out there in their blinged out Mercedes which doesn't help the brand's image either.)

And it's 100% of...
03-01-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,262
Posted By 220S

I seriously doubt that the "AMG PL staff" ever...

I seriously doubt that the "AMG PL staff" ever told you that ESP is recommended for the M156. They are recommending the Formula M 5W 40, not the ESP Formula 5W 40. Ask your service manager at your...
02-29-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,236
Posted By 220S

I assume what he meant to ask was whether they...

I assume what he meant to ask was whether they have high pressure fuel pumps. The HPFP is an integral part of direct injection systems.

HPFPs are failing on the DI motors with BMW and Porsche...
02-28-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,363
Posted By 220S

How Germany Builds Twice as Many Cars as the U.S....

How Germany Builds Twice as Many Cars as the U.S. While Paying Its Workers Twice as Much
...
02-27-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,363
Posted By 220S

fwiw, in 1997 I worked on a documentary along...

fwiw, in 1997 I worked on a documentary along with Fred Lonidier from the University of CA at San Diego about the corruption at Hyundai's Han Young plant in Mexico. What followed was an uproar...
02-25-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,363
Posted By 220S

Haha. Hey you guys. I came across this thread...

Haha. Hey you guys. I came across this thread doing a Google search... for PORSCHE dependability, lol.

Anyway, this latest data for JD Powers is for the 2009 model year. It's their 3-year study!...
02-25-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 938
Posted By 220S

Just for the record (and so nobody misreads the...

Just for the record (and so nobody misreads the data) this is for the 2009 model year. JD Powers does their reliability study based on every three years of ownership, and so this data comes from...
09-26-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,465
Posted By 220S

Bye bye

About three weeks ago I got rid of my 2009 W211 E63. I've picked up a new Cayenne S. My E63 was flawless and had no issues (although sometimes I felt like I was just keeping my fingers crossed all...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-07-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 268,333
Posted By 220S

Sigh. Don't you just love obvious irony? It...

Sigh. Don't you just love obvious irony? It makes it all so entertaining. Oh, and thanks for enlightening the world with this unique analogy about politicians that no one would have ever thought...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-07-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 268,333
Posted By 220S

It was already talked about in depth on the PL,...

It was already talked about in depth on the PL, as Jon pointed out. The AMG product managers are on there once a month for a chat session.

No doubt that some dealers could care less. ...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-07-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 268,333
Posted By 220S

Um, well, duh. Your illustrious and...

Um, well, duh.

Your illustrious and enlightened post is such a worthy intellectual contribution to the thread. Thank you for taking your valuable time to post. :y
Forum: W211 AMG
09-07-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,506
Posted By 220S

I've always had good interactions with other...

I've always had good interactions with other equally good cars. And also with lesser and better cars than mine. Most people are cool and are simply into performance cars no matter what the brand...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-07-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 268,333
Posted By 220S

AMG badges are easily available and cheap on...

AMG badges are easily available and cheap on eBay. I'm not trying to point fingers at a particular community, but Eastern Europeans and Russians are well known to badge their cars (not just there,...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-07-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 268,333
Posted By 220S

I'm glad you posted that article. It shows how...

I'm glad you posted that article. It shows how people get their info misconstrued from internet "sources." Ironically, the links that the "ehow" author uses as his references tells a completely...
09-06-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,919
Posted By 220S

fwiw, if you have a TeleAid subscription, there's...

fwiw, if you have a TeleAid subscription, there's a free remote unlock app for the iPhone. Works great.
09-06-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 17,106
Posted By 220S

I never use the AUX channel in the audio setting...

I never use the AUX channel in the audio setting so all I do is go into the audio settings and set it on AUX. When it's set on AUX I get no audio from any media: DVD, CD, iPod, or the Sat, regular,...
Forum: W211 AMG
09-06-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 268,333
Posted By 220S

fwiw, MBUSA claims the car was NEVER imported as...

fwiw, MBUSA claims the car was NEVER imported as an AMG and wasn't marketed as such. It came off the boat without an AMG badge on the trunk lid. What the independent franchised dealers might be...
09-04-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,578
Posted By 220S

Congratulations. :y 'Labor Day' weekend...

Congratulations. :y

'Labor Day' weekend will have a whole new meaning for your wife, no doubt. :)
Forum: W212 AMG
09-04-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By 220S

I'm not concerned about "big boys" versus "boy...

I'm not concerned about "big boys" versus "boy racers" or what anybody else thinks about me or what I'm driving, but I do know about the laws of physics. Bottom line is if you are into handling and...
09-04-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 142,100
Posted By 220S

2009 E63 bought new with 8 miles on it. Now at...

2009 E63 bought new with 8 miles on it. Now at 25k miles after two years and 3 months. Just regular service and oil changes. So far, so good. It's my daily driver and grocery getter. I do think...
Forum: W212 AMG
09-02-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By 220S

+1

+1
09-02-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,278
Posted By 220S

That's crazy. Why did they remove a viable...

That's crazy. Why did they remove a viable mechanical option on the current E sedans. :nix:

And what if the "auxiliary" battery goes belly up. I'm sure it would be a rare occasion if it ever...
09-02-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,278
Posted By 220S

That's correct.

That's correct.
09-01-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By 220S

Other people just think you have a broken fog...

Other people just think you have a broken fog light. :)

I've noticed it on other brands recently (I think I saw it on an Acura MDX or something like that.)

For me it's only handy on rare...
Forum: W212 AMG
09-01-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By 220S

fwiw, you might want to consider waiting until...

fwiw, you might want to consider waiting until the new F10 M5 is here (Feb 2011.) Especially if handling is what you're looking for....

ESP can be turned off in the E63 although it's never really...
Forum: W212 AMG
08-31-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,196
Posted By 220S

I've been considering the 2012 E63 wagon with...

I've been considering the 2012 E63 wagon with P30. I spoke with my dealer and they said the same thing: "much later in the fall," and also that the wagon will be only on an individual order basis...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-30-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,126
Posted By 220S

They bumped it up to 135k miles on the CPO...

They bumped it up to 135k miles on the CPO extended warranty starting in Feb 2011. It's still 7 years max.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-30-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,587
Posted By 220S

You learned Spanish while in um, Italy? That...

You learned Spanish while in um, Italy? That must have been interesting.

So much for "do in Rome what the Romans do." Like learning Italian.
08-30-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,697
Posted By 220S

There are a couple of owners who have done it. ...

There are a couple of owners who have done it. I'm sure they'll come on eventually and tell you. Or pm members Edude and park423.

It's lame that Mercedes doesn't offer a shadow line option like...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-30-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,126
Posted By 220S

100% refundable before the original factory...

100% refundable before the original factory warranty is up. After that it's pro rated with any warranty service already used being deducted.
08-30-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,179
Posted By 220S

Yeah, I realize what you're saying. But all the...

Yeah, I realize what you're saying. But all the mods have different styles. And some of them fit each sub-forum style maybe a little better than others.

In the end, it's pretty open here...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-30-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,919
Posted By 220S

"Chassis Lubricated." And done twice :confused: ...

"Chassis Lubricated." And done twice :confused:

What does that mean? There are no zerks on the chassis a 2007 E63. :nix:

Does any modern car need "chassis lubrication?" How do you grease...
Forum: W212 AMG
08-30-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,036
Posted By 220S

Mobil 1 0w-40 European formula is fine and a...

Mobil 1 0w-40 European formula is fine and a 229.5 spec oil for the M156. It's what I use, what Jon uses (he tracks his car often) and what a lot of people use. My dealer and Indy also use it...
08-30-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,179
Posted By 220S

If you didn't like it then you can tell him more...

If you didn't like it then you can tell him more explicitly :nix:

All he initially said was this: https://mbworld.org/forums/4810598-post11.html After all, it was clearly a b.s. comment about...
08-29-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,172
Posted By 220S

I'm not talking about the 1980s. I'm talking...

I'm not talking about the 1980s. I'm talking about today. Interest rates have come way down, but the disparity of interest on your own money and the rate of borrowing money is still there. And if...
08-29-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,172
Posted By 220S

I think the credit score cut off for MB Finance...

I think the credit score cut off for MB Finance is something really low like 650.

I was going to take the 1.9 when I got my car but if I had put the money in the bank I would have gotten less...
08-29-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,172
Posted By 220S

That's like 7 years. Wouldn't it be better to...

That's like 7 years. Wouldn't it be better to get a lower interest over a 48 month max? I also think MB Financial offers lower rates :nix:

It was 1.9 from MB Finance back in 2009 when they were...
08-29-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,781
Posted By 220S

I usually don't wear a watch either. And yeah, ...

I usually don't wear a watch either. And yeah, the COMAND screen always shows the time and if you run with the display set to off, just tap a button and it'll return. The S Class has an analog...
08-29-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,781
Posted By 220S

What I want to know is when is Daimler going to...

What I want to know is when is Daimler going to dump that humongous and useless analog clock (which only the driver can see anyway) and put in a real tachometer that's closer to the size of the...
08-29-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,179
Posted By 220S

Amdeutsch is a cool moderator and has been around...

Amdeutsch is a cool moderator and has been around since the dawn of time. He just says it like it is with a wry sense of humor. A very Euro sort of guy: always to the point and with no fluff. I...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-28-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,378
Posted By 220S

How about $20k?

How about $20k?
Forum: W211 AMG
08-28-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,378
Posted By 220S

This thread is embarrassing. It makes me want...

This thread is embarrassing. It makes me want to sell my car.
Forum: W212 AMG
08-28-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,036
Posted By 220S

Jon, it's important to me too. The interesting...

Jon, it's important to me too. The interesting thing is that nothing has changed internally on the M156 since 2007, when the 0w-40 was the official spec oil. But now the 5w-40 has been recommended...
Forum: W212 AMG
08-28-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,036
Posted By 220S

fwiw, I use the 0w-40. And I live in warm...

fwiw, I use the 0w-40. And I live in warm California. I also own an air/oil cooled Porsche with a dry sump motor and oil is a big deal with those cars. I've spent a lot of energy and time (and...
08-28-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,463
Posted By 220S

http://www.zeckhausen.com/bedding_in_brakes.htm

http://www.zeckhausen.com/bedding_in_brakes.htm
Forum: W212 AMG
08-27-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,036
Posted By 220S

It's probably because it's such a simple question...

It's probably because it's such a simple question that anyone can answer for themselves with a tiny bit of effort.

The oil is the oil that is required under 229.51 MB specs. That info is in the...
08-27-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,221
Posted By 220S

fwiw, this guy has been promoting his "photoshop...

fwiw, this guy has been promoting his "photoshop the next generation of cars website" on the car forums. That's all it is. Some Chinese website with a Google translation into English. Fun for him,...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-26-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,378
Posted By 220S

In all your driving life you have never...

In all your driving life you have never experienced anything like this before? And you live in Chicago? :nix:



+1 We've all been guilty of the same stuff. And we all learn and mature from...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-26-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,378
Posted By 220S

Road rage is nothing but negative. And look, now...

Road rage is nothing but negative. And look, now it's spilling over into a forum. That's kinda sad.

Whether you drive an $18,000 used car or a new $100,000 car doesn't matter in the real...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,186
Posted By 220S

I doubt it'll have the same rack as the non-M...

I doubt it'll have the same rack as the non-M F10. That car is really a smaller 7-series now instead of a bigger 3-series like the E60 was.

The 2012 5.5TT W212 E63 will also have electronic...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,186
Posted By 220S

As much as I appreciate Mercedes and AMG...

As much as I appreciate Mercedes and AMG engineering, between the W212 E63 and the new M5 it's the M5 for me, too. It's really that much more of a true sports sedan.

Choosing between an...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,186
Posted By 220S

The new F10 M5

BMW is starting to release their expensive publicity videos for the new F10 M5.

Wish they would have actually talked about the performance but it looks like they're going to be emphasizing the...
08-25-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,047
Posted By 220S

Yeah, it was your car that I first noticed it. ...

Yeah, it was your car that I first noticed it. So I wondered if it was an option since all the rest I've seen are chrome. Looks really good :y



I still have an E46 that's kind of my beater...
08-25-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,047
Posted By 220S

btw, I think a big plus on yours is that you...

btw, I think a big plus on yours is that you blacked out the chrome window trim (like the shadowline option you can get with BMW.) I just looked at some pics of the W212 and they're all chrome. I...
08-25-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,047
Posted By 220S

I like that it's really clean with no trunk...

I like that it's really clean with no trunk spoiler and all that sort of excess stuff. It's subtle and stealthy. You might even consider getting the upright star hole in the hood filled and painted...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,378
Posted By 220S

Um, I doubt it. Especially when it came from...

Um, I doubt it. Especially when it came from somebody in a six year old car that sells used for the price of a new Honda. And the guy could have easily had gobs of assets. Not everybody wants the...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-25-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,378
Posted By 220S

The most effective way to diss somebody is to...

The most effective way to diss somebody is to ignore them. You should have been the cool dude and just ignored him to show him you didn't give a ratsazz about him or his car.

Instead he ended up...
08-24-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,578
Posted By 220S

I used to harass the pom-pom girls at the pep...

I used to harass the pom-pom girls at the pep rallies in high school, so I guess it's just a habit of mine. ;)

Did you even read the article I posted?...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By 220S

Smile OT: Firefighter doesn't even flinch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLoF99LYdts&feature=player_embedded#!
Forum: W211 AMG
08-24-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,708
Posted By 220S

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll269/mystorage...

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll269/mystoragebin/ADS_lowering.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll269/mystoragebin/ADSII.jpg
08-24-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,578
Posted By 220S

I personally don't buy that. But whatever makes...

I personally don't buy that. But whatever makes you feel good. :)

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/08/users-treat-criticism-of-favorite-brands-as-threat-to-self-image.ars
08-24-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By 220S

"If you think gold has increased in value, wait...

"If you think gold has increased in value, wait until you see what your leased 2009 or 2010 model luxury car is worth by calling Mercedes Benz of Oakland. Your leased high-line import luxury car may...
08-24-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,855
Posted By 220S

That's fine for the very latest E63s, i.e., the...

That's fine for the very latest E63s, i.e., the 2012 version that's not even here yet. There's no gas guzzler tax primarily because they are using the 5.5TT motor now, and not so much because of the...
08-23-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,578
Posted By 220S

Upgrade to the new C63 coupe. :naughty:

Upgrade to the new C63 coupe. :naughty:
08-23-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,855
Posted By 220S

Yeah maybe slightly more efficient, but it's no...

Yeah maybe slightly more efficient, but it's no fun. Does the W212 E63 do this, too? I'd hate that. It's a performance car and wasn't exactly meant to be about fuel efficiency. :crazy:

Anyway...
08-23-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,578
Posted By 220S

p.s., congrats on the new baby coming soon. :y

p.s., congrats on the new baby coming soon. :y
08-23-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,578
Posted By 220S

Sorry about the rattles. I personally couldn't...

Sorry about the rattles. I personally couldn't bear a car with any rattles. Plus having a dealer chase rattles usually means they'll just introduce more.

When the W212 first came out, my dealer...
08-23-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,578
Posted By 220S

They did do some cost cutting, but so did most...

They did do some cost cutting, but so did most manufacturers recently. Not that it's an excuse.

Overall I think the new cars are decent albeit still a bit overpriced (add x number of dollars...
08-23-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,855
Posted By 220S

It's something new they started with the W212,...

It's something new they started with the W212, iirc. It didn't used to be like that. If you put it in S mode, then it stayed in S mode.

No doubt it has to do with getting the proper EPA fuel...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-23-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,878
Posted By 220S

I don't work in Chatsworth. ;)

I don't work in Chatsworth. ;)
Forum: W211 AMG
08-23-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,878
Posted By 220S

With used AMGs and non-AMG Mercedes so dirt cheap...

With used AMGs and non-AMG Mercedes so dirt cheap these days (the price of a new Honda Accord or Civic), I suppose it's no real surprise to see school aged kids driving them now.

I'm an adjunct...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-23-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 268,333
Posted By 220S

I called MBUSA after reading Moosejaw's post. ...

I called MBUSA after reading Moosejaw's post. I've dealt with one of the dealers that two other people claim is fraudulently misrepresenting MBUSA products. I know others who buy from them, too. ...
08-23-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,657
Posted By 220S

I've always liked those wheels on the SL. I like...

I've always liked those wheels on the SL. I like how Mercedes has always been making some kind of variation of the 5 spoke on their cars starting way back.

They actually look alright on the E...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-21-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,554
Posted By 220S

They don't make rears. And yeah, for $60 more...

They don't make rears. And yeah, for $60 more you might as well get a new one. The Arnotts are good but they are rebuilt so the mounts, etc., are all used parts.

I know that they have had issues...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-21-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,225
Posted By 220S

fwiw, I know a few folks who got that Canadian...

fwiw, I know a few folks who got that Canadian Rhoplate and threw them out after a while. They're cheap for a reason. And the retractable plate set up is also kind of a joke. It says "universal...
08-21-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,370
Posted By 220S

There actually is a recall for the sending units....

There actually is a recall for the sending units. To the OP, pm me and I'll send you a copy. The recall was specific to the E55 W211s but the issue has cropped up in lots of W211s. You can show...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-20-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,225
Posted By 220S

btw, I meant CAD machined. lol. I don't even...

btw, I meant CAD machined. lol. I don't even know what CDC means. :slap: Center for Disease Control?

btw, here are the ones I have. Don't know if they make them for the E63 but it's maybe...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-20-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,225
Posted By 220S

fwiw, if you plan on running a plate all the...

fwiw, if you plan on running a plate all the time, the tow eye hook frame looks worse, imho. It's good for when you need a plate on there once in a while, but not all the time. I have two really...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-20-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,225
Posted By 220S

p.s., think of it as being aerodynamic :p:

p.s., think of it as being aerodynamic :p:
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