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06-18-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By petee1997

Production of new models usually starts in May or...

Production of new models usually starts in May or June. Specific options are usually decided by the marketing dept of individual countries. Laws, regulations and demand determine what you will get.
06-12-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,133
Posted By petee1997

Factory incentives usually do not apply when...

Factory incentives usually do not apply when ordering a car. However, when you are taking delivery, any factory incentives at that time, should be passed on to you.
06-11-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,133
Posted By petee1997

A car from stock may be a better deal. In Canada...

A car from stock may be a better deal. In Canada there is 8K CAN incentive to the dealer on the E class. Sales of Audi and MB are down 20% YTD. The situation may be different in the USA.
06-11-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By petee1997

I did not know that.

I did not know that.
06-11-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By petee1997

Not without changing the dash and adding a lot of...

Not without changing the dash and adding a lot of software ...... and a lot of money.
06-02-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By petee1997

[QUOTE=Rick2019;7769640]The platform has nothing...

[QUOTE=Rick2019;7769640]The platform has nothing to do with the exhaust sound.

Where did you see or hear that the CLS and GT are on an E platform?[/QUOTE


I own a CLS53 with sport exhaust.
05-30-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By petee1997

Both cars are supposedly on the E platform and...

Both cars are supposedly on the E platform and should have the same performance.
05-28-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By petee1997

I think the only variable is sport exhaust. In...

I think the only variable is sport exhaust. In sport plus with sport exhaust you hear fairly loud burping and pops. I am not sure if it is synthetic or real but it sounds good inside the car.
05-27-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 42,805
Posted By petee1997

Apart from the start up glitches(two months),...

Apart from the start up glitches(two months), mine has worked well since then.
05-27-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By petee1997

Will that be the new propulsion system to replace...

Will that be the new propulsion system to replace the 63?
05-26-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By petee1997

My wife' car has a similar interior. Mild soap...

My wife' car has a similar interior. Mild soap and water works. Blue jeans are a no no.
05-26-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By petee1997

Gordon, our cars from the exterior are identical....

Gordon, our cars from the exterior are identical. However, the difference is the interior. Yours is the edition 1 if I remember correctly with a superior trim. Mine is the more mondane nappa leather...
05-26-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By petee1997

The vanilla V8 (550)has been replaced by the AMG...

The vanilla V8 (550)has been replaced by the AMG CLS53. For the same price, you get similar power plus a better suspension and brakes. V8's are going the way of the dodo bird. Average fleet mileage ...
05-22-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By petee1997

My wife's car had one strut replaced but no...

My wife's car had one strut replaced but no mention of a recall.
05-10-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,693
Posted By petee1997

There are 7 MB dealerships in the GTA(greater...

There are 7 MB dealerships in the GTA(greater Toronto area) and all are owned by Mercedes Benz. Try out of the city if what you say is true.
05-10-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By petee1997

I think these very complex cars are great as long...

I think these very complex cars are great as long as they are on warranty. I would not own one off warranty.
05-06-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,100
Posted By petee1997

My CLS53 is at the dealership since Thursday...

My CLS53 is at the dealership since Thursday waiting for all four rims to be repaired. Our roads have been horrible this Winter and 20" wheels with low profile tires are not recommended in the great...
05-06-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,260
Posted By petee1997

I love the performance of this car. My main...

I love the performance of this car. My main complaint is with the tires. Runflat tires by nature ride harder and are noisier than regular tires. That said, if I had ordered this car instead of buying...
05-05-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,260
Posted By petee1997

SLK, I assume your CLS53 has 20" wheels. My was...

SLK, I assume your CLS53 has 20" wheels. My was in for headlight recall Thursday. While there, I asked them to check why my tires are so noisy. They called me back to advise me all four rims are...
04-30-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By petee1997

I'm going to be late. My car has 4500 kms. It was...

I'm going to be late. My car has 4500 kms. It was due at 3000 kms. But as discussed, it all may be for naught.
04-26-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By petee1997

Where are you?

Where are you?
04-23-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,026
Posted By petee1997

It would be hard to make this car any uglier.

It would be hard to make this car any uglier.
04-22-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,853
Posted By petee1997

And repair transit body damage. When the car is...

And repair transit body damage. When the car is held up an overly long period, check it carefully.
04-17-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By petee1997

I have no issue with my HUD equipped car.

I have no issue with my HUD equipped car.
04-16-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By petee1997

Thanks, You are absolutely correct. I looked in...

Thanks, You are absolutely correct. I looked in the service information booklet and there was nothing on the subject. However the info is in the AMG supplement booklet. I will take the car in for...
04-16-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By petee1997

I looked up the maintenance in the manual. There...

I looked up the maintenance in the manual. There is no recommendation for differential oil change at 2000 miles, nor did the car give me a notice to service the rear differential. This must be...
04-16-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By petee1997

Is changing the oil in the rear differential...

Is changing the oil in the rear differential required maintenance on the CLS53?
04-16-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By petee1997

If I were you, I would do like the OP said and...

If I were you, I would do like the OP said and get a refund for the unused portion of your prepaid maintenance. In the future you should deal with another MB dealer.
04-15-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 79,362
Posted By petee1997

The guy that started this thread has been gone...

The guy that started this thread has been gone for a long time. Time they close this one.
04-07-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By petee1997

Do any of the other manufacturers offer Hebrew on...

Do any of the other manufacturers offer Hebrew on their cars? I would think Mercedes could do it but the price of Mercedes cars would go up in Israel. It's a very small volume of cars to spread the...
04-03-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,452
Posted By petee1997

For heated steering wheel you will also require...

For heated steering wheel you will also require the small arm on the steering column. That may be a problem if you have to change the column.
03-30-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By petee1997

You've got the right tires on your car. The 19"...

You've got the right tires on your car. The 19" on the 53 are all season. They last and are quiet. The 20"s are summer only, don't last and are noisy with a very hard ride. I wish I had 19"s on my...
03-29-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By petee1997

Canada $1,299.00 Can or $975.00US

Canada $1,299.00 Can or $975.00US
03-29-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By petee1997

If you drive one, the answer will come to you.

If you drive one, the answer will come to you.
03-29-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,086
Posted By petee1997

I use the E mode when on a trip. It's basically...

I use the E mode when on a trip. It's basically the same as C but adds sailing. I've noticed the sail on the screen a few times when coasting, sort of neat. S+ mode is seldom used except on back...
03-28-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By petee1997

I have Pirelli P Zero 20" RFT and they are rough...

I have Pirelli P Zero 20" RFT and they are rough riding and noisy. I'm very disappointed. However, my wife's E43 has 19" RFT all season tires and the ride on her car is good and the tires are not...
03-27-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By petee1997

You are absolutely right. They charge $700.00...

You are absolutely right. They charge $700.00 because it takes time to do it right. Don't do the work at that store.
03-26-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By petee1997

Summer tires have been installed (Pirelli P...

Summer tires have been installed (Pirelli P Zero). We settled on 40 Lbs on all corners. Ride is better than the snow tires but are very noisy. Maybe they will quiet down with a little mileage on them.
03-26-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 17,939
Posted By petee1997

It may be because cars cannot be left idling in...

It may be because cars cannot be left idling in Europe.
03-26-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By petee1997

Will do.

Will do.
03-25-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 17,939
Posted By petee1997

That option is not available in Canada. As a...

That option is not available in Canada. As a matter of fact, I've never heard of it before. Strange that this option is not offered here, since our Winters are colder than a hooker's heart.
03-25-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By petee1997

I just do normal driving so understeer and...

I just do normal driving so understeer and oversteer are not an issue. I will take your advice and see how I make out with 38lbs. My no load minimum is 36lbs according to the dealer. They recommend...
03-25-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By petee1997

No fault insurance is your insurance pays for the...

No fault insurance is your insurance pays for the repairs and they waive the deductible if you are not at fault. They do not collect from the other guy's insurance. This was instituted to save on...
03-25-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,983
Posted By petee1997

My wife hit a pot hole and blew a tire. She drove...

My wife hit a pot hole and blew a tire. She drove home on it and took it to the dealer the next day. One hour later she had a new tire and was on her way. They are run flat tires. You can drive on...
03-25-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 17,939
Posted By petee1997

If you don't start the car, where is the heat...

If you don't start the car, where is the heat coming from? Does your car have an electric heater?
03-25-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By petee1997

I have Pirelli...

I have Pirelli...
03-23-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By petee1997

I just survived the Winter from hell. My E53...

I just survived the Winter from hell. My E53 with 20' snow tires was like a tractor in the snow. My wife's E43 with 19" all season tires performed well also but not quite as good as snows.
03-21-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,593
Posted By petee1997

It's working!!! Only took three months but I can...

It's working!!! Only took three months but I can now start the car with my phone. Too bad the winter is over. However, I get a message the car will turn off in ten minutes. I suppose there is a way...
03-21-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By petee1997

My car new from factory shows full to last bar...

My car new from factory shows full to last bar from the top. My Porsche gauge was the same after service. It would drop a couple of bars after a year's driving. OP should have oil full to the last...
03-18-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By petee1997

I would not buy a Maserati because there is no...

I would not buy a Maserati because there is no established used car value and service outside large cities is about nil. Mercedes is known value plus the CLS53 is the latest in technology. I love...
03-15-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,593
Posted By petee1997

Finally! I got an email from MercedesMe yesterday...

Finally! I got an email from MercedesMe yesterday advising that they have a fix for the remote start on the CLS. I have an appointment for a car module download on Thursday. Hopefully this is the...
03-12-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,512
Posted By petee1997

This has only been an issue since the automatic...

This has only been an issue since the automatic electric parking brake. My Porsche did the same thing when parked wet. Both my MB's do the same thing. My two 15 model MB's had a manual emergency...
03-11-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By petee1997

I agree, this heated steering wheel is very warm....

I agree, this heated steering wheel is very warm. I usually turn it off after ten minutes.
03-09-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By petee1997

THe I550 should be compared to the E53. The CLS53...

THe I550 should be compared to the E53. The CLS53 to the I650.
03-08-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By petee1997

The E class has a lot of activity and that is the...

The E class has a lot of activity and that is the place for info on your car. Both cars are on the same platform and are basically the same car, just a different shell. It will keep you current with...
03-08-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,133
Posted By petee1997

When considering discounts, take into account if...

When considering discounts, take into account if dealer is charging for PDI, Doc. fees, wheel locks, security etching etc. Your discount should be calculated after you have eliminated all dealer...
03-08-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By petee1997

Not yet.

Not yet.
03-05-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By petee1997

375K CLS were sold in the 15 year history of this...

375K CLS were sold in the 15 year history of this car. It's only normal to have more postings on the forums for the older models. This car has only been on the market since Nov. and has very little...
03-04-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By petee1997

It does not take a lot of damage on one of these...

It does not take a lot of damage on one of these cars to rack up a big bill.
03-01-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By petee1997

I think BMW has no fuel cap. I agree it would be...

I think BMW has no fuel cap. I agree it would be a nice option.
02-27-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,645
Posted By petee1997

I get it immediately after a car wash if it's...

I get it immediately after a car wash if it's cold and water freezes on the car. It usually doesn't last more than an hour.
02-27-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,109
Posted By petee1997

I think MB is doing it right. It belongs on the...

I think MB is doing it right. It belongs on the king of the heap, the 63 versions. People really pay up for the big power and should have a distinctive looking car. People who change the grill are...
02-26-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By petee1997

I have had it on my last three cars and it is...

I have had it on my last three cars and it is indispensable. The new system is the closest thing to a self driving car. Buy it and I guarantee you will not regret it plus you will use it every chance...
02-25-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By petee1997

MB Tex and artico leather are the same. Artico...

MB Tex and artico leather are the same. Artico leather is the term used in Canada for vinyl seats.
02-23-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,593
Posted By petee1997

I got an email from MB Friday advising me they...

I got an email from MB Friday advising me they are working on it. I took delivery of my car Dec.14th and the remote start has never worked. Needless to say I'm pissed.
02-21-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,116
Posted By petee1997

I don't know. But I would think it's the same as...

I don't know. But I would think it's the same as the E class.
02-21-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,116
Posted By petee1997

I wonder if they have a grill for the CLS?

I wonder if they have a grill for the CLS?
02-20-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By petee1997

Young people are more apt to be using their...

Young people are more apt to be using their phones in their cars as opposed to "grumpy old men". The reason you see more old men is because you live in god's waiting room.
02-19-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By petee1997

You are right. Consumption taxes are the most...

You are right. Consumption taxes are the most efficient and fair form of taxation. However the political party that brings it in will be voted out of office. Visible taxes on all goods remind us of...
02-19-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By petee1997

Nationalism, protectionism and tariffs caused the...

Nationalism, protectionism and tariffs caused the great depression. Unfortunately President Trump is not a student of history. As a matter of fact, the man does not read and is poorly informed. He...
02-16-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,712
Posted By petee1997

Member since 2007 and 62 posts. I don't think you...

Member since 2007 and 62 posts. I don't think you are driving a recent model MB.
02-09-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,260
Posted By petee1997

It's all in the beholder's eye. I love new tech...

It's all in the beholder's eye. I love new tech in cars and BMW has nothing up to date that compares with the tech in the E AMG 53 or CLS 53. As far as price is concerned, the M550 is comparatively...
02-09-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By petee1997

I do not think these radar based cruise control...

I do not think these radar based cruise control are proprietary. Practically all manufacturers offer a similar version. It could be developed by an outside firm and sold to many car manufacturers.
02-05-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By petee1997

I have a similar noise but I think I found it....

I have a similar noise but I think I found it. It's the perfume bottle in the glove box.
01-29-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,513
Posted By petee1997

No matter what colour it is, someone will not...

No matter what colour it is, someone will not like it. We should have choices like the ambient lighting.
01-29-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By petee1997

My Canadian AMG E43 has a 80L tank. .

My Canadian AMG E43 has a 80L tank.
.
01-28-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,260
Posted By petee1997

Both cars have the EQ boost electric motor. The...

Both cars have the EQ boost electric motor. The 53 has a electric super charger to offset the the dead spot from the turbo spooling up. The car is also tuned to higher HP. The transmission also has a...
01-22-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By petee1997

Keep in mind that the CLS is on the same platform...

Keep in mind that the CLS is on the same platform as the E. They are basically the same car with a different shell. Spec for spec we pay 10K Can. for a sportier looking car. As far as the back seat...
01-22-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By petee1997

Usually the facelift model has only minor...

Usually the facelift model has only minor changes. It may be worth waiting if you were buying the E450 because the 2020 model will have the new I-6 with EQ boost. The 2020 model will also have touch...
01-19-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By petee1997

Canada is only free for three years.

Canada is only free for three years.
01-18-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By petee1997

It would be cheaper to trade your car for the...

It would be cheaper to trade your car for the model you want.
01-14-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,593
Posted By petee1997

That's the message I'm getting. Service sent the...

That's the message I'm getting. Service sent the message to MB and we are still waiting for a reply.
01-11-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,574
Posted By petee1997

It's a design flaw and it does not matter if you...

It's a design flaw and it does not matter if you are tall or short, your view is obstructed when turning. It's caused by a higher belt line than the previous model.
01-11-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,593
Posted By petee1997

I have heard nothing. I assume my dealer is...

I have heard nothing. I assume my dealer is waiting for an answer from MB.
01-09-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By petee1997

We both have diamond white cars, however yours...

We both have diamond white cars, however yours has a much nicer interior. Mine has the black leather with grey stitching interior that we see everywhere. That red interior really makes the car...
01-08-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,593
Posted By petee1997

I took mine in today. I emailed them a copy of...

I took mine in today. I emailed them a copy of the message to my phone saying the module in the car is not working. Waiting to hear what they will do.
01-08-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By petee1997

MyAMG car has the heated steering wheel with the...

MyAMG car has the heated steering wheel with the square bottom. This was not available on the 18 E43.
01-08-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,385
Posted By petee1997

Your new car will have Apple Car Play and you may...

Your new car will have Apple Car Play and you may want to consider using WAZE. It is the best nav and traffic system out there and costs nothing if you have a data plan on your phone.
01-06-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,593
Posted By petee1997

ditto

ditto
01-06-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,593
Posted By petee1997

I was taking my car in this week for the same...

I was taking my car in this week for the same issue. Keep us posted.
01-05-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,479
Posted By petee1997

Keep in mind a car was meant to be used. This not...

Keep in mind a car was meant to be used. This not a museum piece. Enjoy it.
01-03-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 79,362
Posted By petee1997

I would not finance you a bowl of soup. You...

I would not finance you a bowl of soup. You scooped the equity on the good properties but screwed the lender on the bad ones. Too bad those mortgages were not recourse so the credit company could...
12-31-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,295
Posted By petee1997

Your car is a 19 model and if you trade on...

Your car is a 19 model and if you trade on another MB, you should be able to do this at a reasonable cost. These big cars will never feel like a small VW R, but you can trade for something that you...
12-31-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,703
Posted By petee1997

I have it on both my cars.

I have it on both my cars.
12-27-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,513
Posted By petee1997

Classic

Classic
12-25-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By petee1997

Found my problem: It was not turned on. My manual...

Found my problem: It was not turned on. My manual has two sections for this, page 175 and 225. There is a contradiction between the two sections. I will test it later today. Thanks for your help.
12-25-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By petee1997

According to the manual that is not correct but I...

According to the manual that is not correct but I will try it out today.
12-25-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By petee1997

I looked it up again. It is not fully automatic....

I looked it up again. It is not fully automatic. You must push the toggle switch up when the car detects a lower or higher speed limit and it will automatically set to the sign speed. Otherwise you...
12-25-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By petee1997

How do you set the cruise control at the speed...

How do you set the cruise control at the speed limit plus X speed?
12-24-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By petee1997

These are branded Mercedes floor mats made by...

These are branded Mercedes floor mats made by WeatherTech for Mercedes BENZ.
12-24-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By petee1997

They were back order when I took delivery of my...

They were back order when I took delivery of my CLS53 10 days ago. I also called Weathetech and was informed they won't be available for a month or more. Being from the Great White North(Canada), I...
12-19-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,573
Posted By petee1997

Ikfoster is right. There is little difference in...

Ikfoster is right. There is little difference in price between a 450 and a 53 if they are equally equipped. The base price of the 53 includes many standard features that are optional in the 450. In...
12-19-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,774
Posted By petee1997

The front grill, rear spoiler and interior are...

The front grill, rear spoiler and interior are the main differences.
12-18-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,573
Posted By petee1997

It's about .04 cents a pound.

It's about .04 cents a pound.
12-18-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,573
Posted By petee1997

It's funny to read your stuff. You have a good...

It's funny to read your stuff. You have a good performer but it will never equal a E53. That's a fact.
12-18-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,573
Posted By petee1997

I traded my 18 E43 for a CLS53. Big difference!...

I traded my 18 E43 for a CLS53. Big difference! The new propulsion system really smoothed out the car. No dead spot because of the super charger and electric motor. And of course the I-6 is not...
12-16-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,774
Posted By petee1997

Just picked up my CLS 53 Friday. I traded my 18...

Just picked up my CLS 53 Friday. I traded my 18 E43 for the CLS. The new propulsion system is superior. I loved the E but this is something to a new level.
11-07-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,703
Posted By petee1997

THe E53 may have more standard equipment ...

THe E53 may have more standard equipment included in the base price making the price differential less than 10K. This was the case with my 18 E43 in Canada.
10-25-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By petee1997

I'm surprised there is so little difference in...

I'm surprised there is so little difference in fuel efficiency.
10-18-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By petee1997

BS

BS
Forum: AMG GT
10-01-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,324
Posted By petee1997

The Paris show is Oct.4th to the 14th.

The Paris show is Oct.4th to the 14th.
09-30-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By petee1997

Great info here. I finally got Waze working in my...

Great info here. I finally got Waze working in my car. Thanks.
09-25-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,783
Posted By petee1997

What is MBUX?

What is MBUX?
09-18-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,459
Posted By petee1997

My car is a E43 and is not part of the recall.

My car is a E43 and is not part of the recall.
08-18-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By petee1997

You forgot the 6.2% import duty on all non NAFTA...

You forgot the 6.2% import duty on all non NAFTA cars. That is a hidden tax built into the total price of the car. This will disappear gradually with free trade with the EU.
08-17-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,404
Posted By petee1997

The shifter is meant to be used with your fingers...

The shifter is meant to be used with your fingers like your turn signal arm.
08-06-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,502
Posted By petee1997

Your problem is not with MBUSA. It's with the US...

Your problem is not with MBUSA. It's with the US govt. with their certification problems.
07-31-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 22,214
Posted By petee1997

Finally some common sense.

Finally some common sense.
07-23-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,700
Posted By petee1997

Ride quality is subjective. I find my E43 with...

Ride quality is subjective. I find my E43 with air suspension is smooth riding while in comfort setting. You may find it too hard. Try one out. You're the only person that can make that call.
07-22-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,700
Posted By petee1997

I disagree. I wish I had waited for the E53. I...

I disagree. I wish I had waited for the E53. I have the 18 E43. The E53 has the new in line 6cyl with 48 volt system that gives you an extra 22 hp of boost plus 429 hp. The E450 has the old V6 engine...
07-20-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By petee1997

For me HUD is a must. I also wear prescription...

For me HUD is a must. I also wear prescription sunglasses with no issue.
07-11-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By petee1997

There was a complaint about this before and the...

There was a complaint about this before and the OP had the hinges replaced on warranty. I have the same problem with my two E43's but not severe enough to replace the hinges....yet.
07-10-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 36,560
Posted By petee1997

Your problem is that you did indeed buy the taxi...

Your problem is that you did indeed buy the taxi pack. Move up to the E43 or E400 and add some options instead of complaining about what's lacking. You gotta pay if you want the good stuff.
06-16-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By petee1997

My dealer changes the battery at no charge and...

My dealer changes the battery at no charge and gives me second battery for the spare. It's al part of the annual service.
06-01-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,695
Posted By petee1997

It all depends if the cars can be certified. My...

It all depends if the cars can be certified. My two E43's took nine months from order to delivery due to certification problems. The US is making certification much more difficult since the VW...
05-24-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,395
Posted By petee1997

My present E43's are number 23 and 24 MB. I have...

My present E43's are number 23 and 24 MB. I have had 2 S class, 5 SL, 3 ML, 3 CLK and the remainder E class. My present two MB's are the finest cars I have ever owned. The technology is the best I...
05-16-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By petee1997

I have air suspension on both my cars and would...

I have air suspension on both my cars and would not be without it since run flat tires are now default equipment. All season tires are preferable if you live in a cold climate.
05-15-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By petee1997

From what I'm reading, most people here do not...

From what I'm reading, most people here do not have the semi autonomous driving option. Try it, it's great. The key word is "semi Autonomous". That means you have to drive your car but with less...
05-09-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By petee1997

Mercedes Me should be available in your car later...

Mercedes Me should be available in your car later this year, Nov. I'm told. As far as traffic, try Apple car play maps. Before replacing your tires, check the inflation rate on your tires. My wife...
Forum: W213 AMG
05-04-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,265
Posted By petee1997

The dealer is a bum. You should have walked. Make...

The dealer is a bum. You should have walked. Make sure you advise MB USA of your treatment and fill out out the surveys giving the dealership the worst possible ratings. This can cost him money. The...
04-28-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By petee1997

MB usually understates for the US market because...

MB usually understates for the US market because of possible lawsuits. Example: E43 MB time 0 to 60 MPH 4.5 sec. Car mag time 4.2sec. Also keep in mind temperature and altitude can affect times.
04-25-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,283
Posted By petee1997

My wife finally quit the coupes and convertibles...

My wife finally quit the coupes and convertibles when she traded her 2013 E class coupe for a 2015 E400 sed. She wanted a more practical car because of the grandchildren. She wonders why she waited...
04-16-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By petee1997

The heads up display is a deal breaker. The other...

The heads up display is a deal breaker. The other two options are easily installed. But unfortunately I do not believe the OP.
03-23-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By petee1997

The batteries don’t last for years because they...

The batteries don’t last for years because they are always sending a signal. My dealer replaces both batteries when I do my annual maintenance as part of the service.
02-22-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,946
Posted By petee1997

It was a $150.00 option on my car. I have a...

It was a $150.00 option on my car. I have a iPhone 8 and it works quite well. I think there could be an issue for the larger phones which may be too large for the charging pad.
02-10-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,764
Posted By petee1997

Too bad that some people are opposed to the...

Too bad that some people are opposed to the metric system because the world is metric. It is a much more accurate system and most US manufacturing has already adopted it. The opposition from some...
02-03-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,097
Posted By petee1997

My cars were both ordered with 19in tires because...

My cars were both ordered with 19in tires because I wanted all seasons to avoid buying snow tires. My wife found her car a little stiff so dealer reduced air in tires to 35lbs. Now she loves the...
01-24-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By petee1997

Think it's bad in the US! Canada will not...

Think it's bad in the US! Canada will not activate Mercedes Me until 2019. Ridiculous!!!
01-16-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,463
Posted By petee1997

That may explain the better mileage. Shell 91...

That may explain the better mileage. Shell 91 octane in Canada has no alcohol where as the 89 and 87 can have as much as 10%. Shell is the fuel I use.
01-16-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By petee1997

No and I live in a really cold climate.

No and I live in a really cold climate.
01-16-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,501
Posted By petee1997

Of course you would see more W212 than the new...

Of course you would see more W212 than the new W213. One was in production for 7 years and the other for 16 months. Every new model is better than the last (body style is subjective). New platforms...
01-15-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,501
Posted By petee1997

I have had an E300 as a loaner car and I thought...

I have had an E300 as a loaner car and I thought it was good. However if you want the 6 cyl., you can buy the the E400.
01-13-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,463
Posted By petee1997

I'm told you save nothing using 87 octane because...

I'm told you save nothing using 87 octane because your fuel efficiency decreases. In the end, what you saved on the fill up , you gave back on the distance covered. There is no point reinventing the...
01-12-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,863
Posted By petee1997

It's true that the base E400 has much more...

It's true that the base E400 has much more standard equipment than the US cars and that is reflected in the base price. That said, the Premium Pack is not standard. It is a $3,900.00 option.
01-11-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By petee1997

You can buy it at gas stations, Canadian Tire,...

You can buy it at gas stations, Canadian Tire, Walmart etc. The dealership will most probably be more expensive and less convenient to pick up. The quality is pretty much all the same. What differs...
01-10-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By petee1997

You are right. My post was not justified. I did...

You are right. My post was not justified. I did not know that you are not originally from Toronto. Now you know that Toronto is cold and that water freezes at 0 C. Windshield washer is very...
01-10-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By petee1997

Toronto! Are you out of your mind? Toronto has...

Toronto! Are you out of your mind? Toronto has many days below freezing and you will rupture the lines and possibly the tank. If washer fluid is too expensive, sell the car and call Uber.
01-10-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,963
Posted By petee1997

Try driving the car with run flats, you may like...

Try driving the car with run flats, you may like them. I have them on my car and the ride is excellent. Conventional tires are going the way of the dodo bird just like normally aspirated cars. Why do...
01-09-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,750
Posted By petee1997

Now let's not get stupid. Car deaths are mainly...

Now let's not get stupid. Car deaths are mainly accidental, gun deaths are mainly intentional. What is it about guns that brings out so many foolish arguments.
01-08-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By petee1997

If they are not giving you a discount, move on to...

If they are not giving you a discount, move on to another MB dealer. As far as deposit goes, $2,500.00 is what my dealer expects. I've never seen 10% before.

As far as refunding the money, if the...
01-07-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,750
Posted By petee1997

You must live in a very rough neighbourhood to...

You must live in a very rough neighbourhood to require all that firepower.
Forum: W213 AMG
01-03-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,319
Posted By petee1997

Usually the new model year production starts...

Usually the new model year production starts around May 1st. Dealers should be getting allocations sometime in March.
01-03-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By petee1997

It's not just the steering wheel. You require the...

It's not just the steering wheel. You require the little arm to turn it on. I have the same problem. The E43 comes with the square steering wheel and heated steering is not available on that model....
01-03-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By petee1997

Yes, they are called gloves.

Yes, they are called gloves.
12-28-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By petee1997

I just love it, especially when using navigation.

I just love it, especially when using navigation.
12-21-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By petee1997

The OP is getting 18% discount on the car he is...

The OP is getting 18% discount on the car he is looking at. I think that's a great deal for a new 17 model.
12-21-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By petee1997

If you intend to keep the car for a long time,...

If you intend to keep the car for a long time, this new 17 model is a good deal. However if you plan to trade in two or three years, you are better off with an 18 model. As far as 17 or 18 model...
12-20-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,314
Posted By petee1997

Obviously it is included in the 17 E43 Premium...

Obviously it is included in the 17 E43 Premium Pack. Go see your dealer(in Toronto they are all factory stores) and they will compensate you for the error.
12-20-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By petee1997

Reading your other thread, it looks like your car...

Reading your other thread, it looks like your car was short shipped. MB should compensate you for the error. Actually you aren't missing much. This is a useless option.

What I miss most, is the...
12-20-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By petee1997

I have an 18 E43. If you are inquiring about the...

I have an 18 E43. If you are inquiring about the heated armrests, the answer is yes I do. Is your car an 18 or 17 model? Options may have changed for 2018, which includes the heated armrests in the...
12-07-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By petee1997

I think the last button is for the rear window...

I think the last button is for the rear window blind.It's all part of the sun package on my car./
12-05-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,833
Posted By petee1997

About 4to 5 weeks if the car is still at the...

About 4to 5 weeks if the car is still at the plant.
12-01-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By petee1997

Stay away from this car!!!! This car is worth...

Stay away from this car!!!! This car is worth whatever the value of the body parts. To redo the electrical and interior is more costly than buying a new one.
11-30-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,814
Posted By petee1997

Most of your complaints are caused by US tort...

Most of your complaints are caused by US tort lawyers. Thin out the herd of lawyers, the seat will move with a single touch and the manual will shrink.
11-27-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By petee1997

I was subjected to a long wait for my cars. They...

I was subjected to a long wait for my cars. They were held up in Halifax for 12 weeks and finally released. I took delivery of both cars the first week of Nov. I was never told what the exact delay...
11-24-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By petee1997

Yes. The mirror appears to be larger and higher...

Yes. The mirror appears to be larger and higher than the W212. It makes turning left unto a street with a median difficult to judge where the median is.
11-24-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,448
Posted By petee1997

Here are a few statistics. Greater Toronto Area...

Here are a few statistics. Greater Toronto Area is the 4th largest city in North America with a population of 6.418M people. In 2016 there were 56 murders of which 26 were committed with guns. That...
11-23-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,448
Posted By petee1997

Unlike the USA, we have the freedom to not get...

Unlike the USA, we have the freedom to not get shot. Guns kill over 30,000 people and injure triple that number every year in the USA. No other industrial state comes close to this record. For the...
11-23-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,448
Posted By petee1997

I thought this was a Mercedes enthusiast site. I...

I thought this was a Mercedes enthusiast site. I am sure there are many other sites for the gun crazies.
Forum: W213 AMG
11-19-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By petee1997

Sort of a crass bling option. Look at me, I'm...

Sort of a crass bling option. Look at me, I'm driving an MB. I think most owners would pass on this one.
11-19-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,797
Posted By petee1997

Make sure you get a build sheet from the ordering...

Make sure you get a build sheet from the ordering dealer. That will show all the options and the BUILD DATE. Any dealer can put in an order but the allocation for the car and equipment is what is...
11-17-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,707
Posted By petee1997

Again that is YOUR preference. I am not trying to...

Again that is YOUR preference. I am not trying to sell you on MY preference. Really, I wouldn't have either one. That is why my wife and I bought the E43.
11-17-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,707
Posted By petee1997

To each his own. I like a car that has a firm...

To each his own. I like a car that has a firm suspension, that does not bend too much in corners. I do not like cars that float. If I had a choice, I would have the luxury trim in the E43.
11-17-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,707
Posted By petee1997

The sport is the better driving car but the...

The sport is the better driving car but the luxury is the better looking car.
11-16-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,462
Posted By petee1997

Maybe your voice control is defective.

Maybe your voice control is defective.
11-16-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By petee1997

I would not own a car without it.

I would not own a car without it.
11-16-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,462
Posted By petee1997

Strange comment! I find my 18 MB much better than...

Strange comment! I find my 18 MB much better than my previous 15 CLS.
11-13-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By petee1997

I had a loaner car (E400)that showed what gear...

I had a loaner car (E400)that showed what gear the transmission was in. My car will only show that when in manual position, otherwise it shows D. Is there a setting where it will show what gear I'm...
11-12-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,384
Posted By petee1997

Where are you?

Where are you?
11-12-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By petee1997

I'm sure the Cadillac has many great features and...

I'm sure the Cadillac has many great features and is a good car. However my opinion may be dated. My last new Cadillac was a 79 Cadillac Seville. I thought it was a great car. They may have changed...
11-12-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,797
Posted By petee1997

Why not search large dealers' inventory to locate...

Why not search large dealers' inventory to locate a car close to your specs. The coupes are not flying off the shelf. It should be quite easy to find a car in stock.
11-12-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,865
Posted By petee1997

I think vandal damage is like a windshield claim,...

I think vandal damage is like a windshield claim, it does not affect future premiums.
11-11-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,707
Posted By petee1997

Personally I think the luxury line is a much...

Personally I think the luxury line is a much better looking car than the sport. It looks more like a smaller version of the S class. My problem is that it is too soft and floaty for my driving.
Forum: W213 AMG
11-10-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,793
Posted By petee1997

Simply unacceptable for a new car at any price.

Simply unacceptable for a new car at any price.
11-10-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,865
Posted By petee1997

I wonder what satisfaction anyone gets out of...

I wonder what satisfaction anyone gets out of doing crap like this. If it's kids, it's mischief. More often than not it's an adult underachiever with contempt for anyone that has any degree of...
11-10-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By petee1997

I believe the Cadillac was built for a different...

I believe the Cadillac was built for a different age group. The E400 will make you feel younger and help exercise your memory. Good luck with the new car.
11-10-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,403
Posted By petee1997

c4004matic is right. The best upgrade is the E63.

c4004matic is right. The best upgrade is the E63.
11-09-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,954
Posted By petee1997

I did not know that. I have been buying these...

I did not know that. I have been buying these cars since 1983 (most have been factory orders) and this has never happened to me. In ELove's case, no pano roof would have been a real disappointment...
11-09-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,954
Posted By petee1997

The dealer would have known by looking at his...

The dealer would have known by looking at his build sheet and could have made corrections before the lock date. In your case there was seven months between the initial order and the delivery. The...
11-08-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,827
Posted By petee1997

No doubt your car must have the illuminated star...

No doubt your car must have the illuminated star and the trade mark on the mirror lighting. If it rings your bell, go for it. It's not my money, just my opinion and that's free.
11-08-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,827
Posted By petee1997

My question is will Mercedes pay you for...

My question is will Mercedes pay you for advertising on this moving billboard? This is a ridiculous waste of money at any price.
11-06-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,013
Posted By petee1997

Strange that your warranties are so short in...

Strange that your warranties are so short in Ireland and the UK. In Canada we get four years and 80,000 kms.
11-06-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By petee1997

Ditto

Ditto
11-06-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,954
Posted By petee1997

I must be lucky. Both my 18 E43's cars came as...

I must be lucky. Both my 18 E43's cars came as ordered. There was an issue of cars being held up at the port for 12 weeks but that was resolved. Both cars have the dual screens, HUD, and driver pilot.
11-05-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,276
Posted By petee1997

Now I finally see the reasoning for buying the...

Now I finally see the reasoning for buying the 350e. It's not about fuel, it's price. That said, I believe my e43 will be my last pure gas car. All manufacturers are moving to gas electric and pure...
Forum: W213 AMG
11-04-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,312
Posted By petee1997

Why do you need a gauge. Just check the the tire...

Why do you need a gauge. Just check the the tire monitor in the service field. It's as accurate as any gauge and you see the tire pressure of all four tires at the same time.
Forum: W213 AMG
11-04-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,199
Posted By petee1997

I have the iphone 8 and it charges perfectly. ...

I have the iphone 8 and it charges perfectly.

Maybe someone can help me with a problem. I can receive a text message and the car will read it. However I cannot send a text message. I'm aware that...
11-03-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,680
Posted By petee1997

Diesels were never very popular in Canada or the...

Diesels were never very popular in Canada or the US, but since the VW fiasco, all diesels have been withdrawn. I believe the only diesels still being sold are commercial vehicles. The price of...
11-02-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,680
Posted By petee1997

I assume Ireland is a high fuel price country,...

I assume Ireland is a high fuel price country, since everyone is buying diesel 2.0L powered cars. We had those engines in mid size SUV's for a while but after the VW fiasco, MB stop selling all...
11-01-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,677
Posted By petee1997

Get over it. These cars are a work in progress...

Get over it. These cars are a work in progress and there are always minor improvements from year to year. These small minor changes are inconsequential and are not worth losing sleep over them.
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