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07-27-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,962
Posted By CarGuru

Passenger seat-belt issue 2001 R129

My passenger side seat belt pretensioner seams to lock up in the pretension setting as soon as it's clicked into the buckle. So anyone setting over on that side can't move forward. Has anyone on here...
07-25-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,694
Posted By CarGuru

I've got an '08 Sport. > More comfy seats,...

I've got an '08 Sport.

> More comfy seats, the standard MB Tex seating is fine long as you don't drive the car for more than an hour. After that it about as comfy as a park bench.

> I would...
04-08-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,340
Posted By CarGuru

Personally $2500 is too high less the TPMS, those...

Personally $2500 is too high less the TPMS, those sensors are some $60-$80 a pop. Realistically your price should be closer to $2K
04-08-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,408
Posted By CarGuru

Op says "A girl drove his car" Wait what??...

Op says "A girl drove his car" Wait what?? :confused: You mean to tell me these cars were meant for men all this time:crazy: On a side note in my area I never see a guy in a W204, and if I do it's...
04-03-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 39,698
Posted By CarGuru

31 As of a couple of weeks ago. I own a 2001 W129...

31 As of a couple of weeks ago. I own a 2001 W129 (41k) mile car. I fulfilled two child hood dreams before the age of 35. Last year I sold my '88 Carrera Cabriolet, and was looking for a W129 years...
04-03-2009, 03:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,037
Posted By CarGuru

I bought a w129 last night.....

Pictures to follow really soon. But first..... I bought a 2001 SL 500 from a Mercedes Benz dealer last night and in part of the deal they are going to replace my glass because it had a bulls eye. 1st...
03-08-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,166
Posted By CarGuru

I posted a thread about it over six months ago...

I posted a thread about it over six months ago but my wife works around some very frustrated middle aged women that have never really been succesful. They always comment on "we pay you too much"...
03-08-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By CarGuru

Help with ball point pen mark on W204 seat (non-leather)

Not sure how or when it happened as my wife drives our '08 C300 sport 98% of the time. Today while detailing the car after a hefty two weeks of bad weather I noticed a 1/2" ball point pen mark on the...
Forum: Kill Stories
03-01-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,156
Posted By CarGuru

2008 C300 (W204) .Vs Jaguar XJR (Newer model)

I lost, and knew that I would but I'm not ashamed as my lowly 228hp C300 w/7gtronic trans held it's own and put up a good fight. My wife and I are sitting at a two lane left hand turn waiting for a...
02-22-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By CarGuru

I owned a 1993 Acura Integra GS 5/speed in...

I owned a 1993 Acura Integra GS 5/speed in college. Car was mostly stock except for an 1.5" drop on H&R springs & sways. That car would cruise at 125 all day if you wanted and on more than one...
02-15-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,855
Posted By CarGuru

Infiniti's do zero for me, styling or the way...

Infiniti's do zero for me, styling or the way they drive.

The new TL is a damn good car but the ugliest in it's segment.

Current BMW's are just to bland to be engaging.


Look at an...
02-08-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,801
Posted By CarGuru

I don't see GLK's taking too many sales from...

I don't see GLK's taking too many sales from C-Class shoppers. It will take the random bargain Benz shoppers that just want to get into a new three pointed star and will see an SUV as "more car" for...
02-08-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,073
Posted By CarGuru

Count me as #9 or #10? I love the R63, it's the...

Count me as #9 or #10? I love the R63, it's the perfect "sleeper" and fits my needs. We just had our 1st born son and all of his gear barely fits well in our '08 C-Class. If luck would have it and I...
01-21-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,648
Posted By CarGuru

Personally I wouldn't mess with any emission...

Personally I wouldn't mess with any emission related component of the exhaust. Not to sound like a sour grape but it's there for a reason, and not to mention the stipulations for getting caught...
01-21-2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,105
Posted By CarGuru

Personally I think those are the hottest OEM...

Personally I think those are the hottest OEM wheels for a W204 but judging how much brake dust I get on my 18" Twin spoke AMG's I would not want to clean them.
01-21-2009, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,496
Posted By CarGuru

Will the new GLK 20" Wheels fit our car?

Just curious might be a stupid question but does anyone know if the new 20" split five spoke wheels will directly fit on a W204" Bonus points and a giant internet high five if anyone can P-shop them...
01-21-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,913
Posted By CarGuru

I was getting an oil change on my wife's W204 and...

I was getting an oil change on my wife's W204 and they had a bright red GLK in the sportier trim. IMO it looked pretty darn nice looking in that red. They had a white one with the base wheels and if...
01-08-2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By CarGuru

My C gets a constant 26 mpg, my wife drives it...

My C gets a constant 26 mpg, my wife drives it 99% of the time and doesn't have a lead foot like I do.

-Ryan
01-07-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By CarGuru

I agree and wish it sounded as throaty once it's...

I agree and wish it sounded as throaty once it's warmed up too. It must be a V6 thing because my VQ40 in my '08 Nissan Frontier sounds just like it when you start it cold. It's basically the fast...
01-07-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,135
Posted By CarGuru

AMG 18" wheels are not cheap, in retrospect I...

AMG 18" wheels are not cheap, in retrospect I would have just got the standard wheels. My wife curbed our right front about eight months ago, I called MB to get a quote on a replacement $998.00 :eek:...
01-06-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,333
Posted By CarGuru

That sounds sweet, nicest sounding W204 Non-AMG...

That sounds sweet, nicest sounding W204 Non-AMG I've heard. Two questions does this exhaust only work with the AMG 63 diffuser? And does the car in the clip still have the resonator?

-Ryan
01-03-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,672
Posted By CarGuru

Stunning! -Ryan

Stunning!

-Ryan
01-03-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By CarGuru

I fixed your quote for you :y -Ryan

I fixed your quote for you :y

-Ryan
01-02-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,960
Posted By CarGuru

I choose the C-Class (300 Sport) specifically...

I choose the C-Class (300 Sport) specifically because of the looks, it recalls styling cues and a shape reminiscent of the old 190 2.3 16 a car I lusted after as a kid. What I like is while as a kid...
01-02-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,672
Posted By CarGuru

Seriously your car looks hot, like I said earlier...

Seriously your car looks hot, like I said earlier I wish we would get these in the states. Personally I feel the sedan W204 is too feminine for my tastes, I never see a guy driving one in my area...
01-02-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,672
Posted By CarGuru

I agree and would have one in my garage if they...

I agree and would have one in my garage if they brought us one:smash: for some reason MB thinks the USA would love their POS GLK series better than a W204 wagon:slap:

-Ryan
01-01-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,057
Posted By CarGuru

I clean swimming pools, a lot of them:y ...

I clean swimming pools, a lot of them:y


My offices below

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/CarGuru916/100_1431.jpg?t=1230871212

...
01-01-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By CarGuru

do 2009's have a lower oil change interval than 2008's?

Just curious there was a rummer many months ago that I'm not sure ever got cleared up? I think my 2008 goes 13K miles between changes? and that someone said MB lowered to 10K or so for '09's? I would...
01-01-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,311
Posted By CarGuru

Correct me if I'm wrong but how are you going to...

Correct me if I'm wrong but how are you going to use 18" AMG's on a 4-Matic? My Automotive inner genius tells me you will cause trauma to you viscous coupling if there is a wheel/ tire size...
01-01-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,776
Posted By CarGuru

Actually sounds good surprisingly as almost every...

Actually sounds good surprisingly as almost every cut-out I've ever heard sounded like garbage.

-Ryan
12-31-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,346
Posted By CarGuru

Good to know, my wife's W204 is making the same...

Good to know, my wife's W204 is making the same noise but it's intermittent, does it maybe four or five time a month so I don't know if MB will fix it if it's not making the noise when I bring it in?...
12-14-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,120
Posted By CarGuru

My car does not have the folding seat and I have...

My car does not have the folding seat and I have taken the rears out to clean the glass better. It's a PITA and slight design flaw with cars that don't have a folding seat but... Pull the rest all...
12-14-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By CarGuru

As a professional salesman and ex-car sales...

As a professional salesman and ex-car sales person. I cannot understand for the life of me why consumers get a crazy good deal from one place but then drive all over the place and continue to want to...
12-08-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,178
Posted By CarGuru

I use it all the time but my wife never. In fact...

I use it all the time but my wife never. In fact I bought my last work truck '08 Nissan Frontier namely because it had the rare sunroof option, even though I'm a contractor by trade makes me feel...
12-08-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By CarGuru

Holy cow, I didn't know our cars have depreciated...

Holy cow, I didn't know our cars have depreciated that much already.

-Ryan
12-08-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By CarGuru

Better get that cleared as my wife curb-rashed...

Better get that cleared as my wife curb-rashed one of our 18" oem AMG 18" wheels. I called MB parts and was told $970-ish for a replacement wheel, figure just over $1K with mounting, balance. Kudos...
12-04-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By CarGuru

I too would have got the wagon in a heartbeat....

I too would have got the wagon in a heartbeat. Unfortunately MB the GLK is not my style or taste. I will likely have to look elsewhere when our second kid comes for a wagon if the W204 is not here....
12-04-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By CarGuru

You got a point, I drive a $1500 beater truck 70%...

You got a point, I drive a $1500 beater truck 70% of the time, like another guy said in this post he parks his rentals everywhere and they don't get dinged. I park my beater wherever I can and out of...
12-03-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By CarGuru

Almost 1.5 years of onership unscathed & the car gets two dings in one day

So my wife and I went out the other night, shes driving and we get to where we were going and I tell her to pull in a specific parking spot. She tells me no I see a better one, and she pulls up....
12-02-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By CarGuru

Also if you are at say a cruising speed or...

Also if you are at say a cruising speed or highway speed and you want to pass somebody. Hold the shifter to the - and the car will drop down to the lowest possible gear.

-Ryan
12-02-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,542
Posted By CarGuru

My car has the rough feel & throaty exhaust when...

My car has the rough feel & throaty exhaust when started cold in the morning before the motor goes into closed loop too. It only last for about a minute and then settles and smooths out. I wouldn't...
12-01-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By CarGuru

I can't tell you the exact year but it was...

I can't tell you the exact year but it was definitely this bodystyle which I think started in 2006.
http://www.familycar.com/roadtests/chevroletimpala/Images2006/LeftFront.jpg

-Ryan
12-01-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By CarGuru

I think I should have been over taken, but... C300 content.

Wife sent me out to get gas in her '08 C300 sport. As I'm heading back it's a 2 1/2 mile drive back home through a wide suburban/ Industrial three lane section of road. Well as soon as I pull out of...
11-17-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,427
Posted By CarGuru

I don't get the dyno mode coolness either? :nix:...

I don't get the dyno mode coolness either? :nix: I can get my C300 sport on oem 18" AMG's to neg-lock at will and keep it there for a awhile just by turning the ESP off on the dash. I can also to a...
11-17-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By CarGuru

I wait for 750 just because I feel better about...

I wait for 750 just because I feel better about it. My main reason though isn't the motor so much as I feel it easier on the A/T and less harsh shifting into reverse or drive at 750 than say the...
11-17-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,656
Posted By CarGuru

German workers sabotage Mercedes-Benz production lines W204 related

Is anyone else ticked off right now:X So far our car has been great we've had it well over a year now and have put more than 20K miles YTD but now I'm wondering about what could possibly be wrong...
11-05-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,270
Posted By CarGuru

The old style looks good enough for me, I think...

The old style looks good enough for me, I think they match the headlights better personally. However a swap to the new would keep the car looking fresh, but it's not worth that much money at least...
11-02-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,101
Posted By CarGuru

You just described our trans in our C300 sport to...

You just described our trans in our C300 sport to a T. Like I said doesn't do it all the time but certainly way more than I would expect from this type of car.

-Ryan
10-29-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,101
Posted By CarGuru

My tranny some times bucks lightly when I pull up...

My tranny some times bucks lightly when I pull up to my driveway. Basically I pull up to my driveway, then wait till my garage door is up. Lightly touch the gas and it sometimes feels like it's not...
10-29-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,855
Posted By CarGuru

Heres the plate on my wifes W204:y ...

Heres the plate on my wifes W204:y


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/CarGuru916/100_1167.jpg?t=1225332523

-Ryan
10-29-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,030
Posted By CarGuru

I donít know Iím not bagging on your lady but...

I donít know Iím not bagging on your lady but looks like she has expensive style and taste. If the car was your hobby and baby she could have lived with the few times she had to ride in it. My wife...
10-11-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 22,424
Posted By CarGuru

I understand what goes into making it and the...

I understand what goes into making it and the material but I have a hard time forking that much loot over for something so prone to damage. I know my wife will scuff the thing the first week it's on...
10-11-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,715
Posted By CarGuru

How much are the 18" for all four? I'm not...

How much are the 18" for all four? I'm not feeling 19" on the W204..

-Ryan
10-09-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By CarGuru

Seriously this is the best sounding, quality &...

Seriously this is the best sounding, quality & looking exhaust yet for our cars....Kind of sounds like a G35 or 350Z on the C300... I like the look and style better than the oem C63. I can only...
10-03-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By CarGuru

I've got a sport with oem AMG 18"s I have Contis...

I've got a sport with oem AMG 18"s I have Contis and have driven this car 10/10 many times, I know there are better tires out there but I personally have no complaints with the Contis I do live in...
10-02-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,627
Posted By CarGuru

I used to be an insurance adjuster, there is no...

I used to be an insurance adjuster, there is no way that damage will fly as a full replacement. In all seriousness it's about $600-$700 worth of damage, about 1.5 hours feather edge & sand area, fill...
10-01-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 26,559
Posted By CarGuru

My car does it too! and the exhaust sounds...

My car does it too! and the exhaust sounds extremely throaty for some reason also while this is going on. Mine only lasts for about 10 seconds then goes away and is really smooth.

-Ryan
10-01-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,656
Posted By CarGuru

Anyone notice the C Class just knocked the 3 Series off for top sales..

Got this info off another site, what do you guys think? Personally I love our W204 but hate seeing one on every block like I do, I know the saturation is going to hurt re-sell value tremendously just...
09-11-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,123
Posted By CarGuru

I love the stance and offset on the silver car,...

I love the stance and offset on the silver car, would love to have seen a less blingy wheel instead of that chrome. The red car might be the sickest W204 I've seen yet and I don't like red on...
09-11-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By CarGuru

Got mine the 1st month the car came out, paid...

Got mine the 1st month the car came out, paid full sticker not a penny more not a penny less. The gratification of being the first with this car when it first came out and driving it the last 13...
09-11-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,854
Posted By CarGuru

Just goes to show you even how much more torque...

Just goes to show you even how much more torque the C300 has, I can break them lose with ease and now delay with my wimpy C300 and Automatic.

-Ryan
09-03-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,718
Posted By CarGuru

I personally like BBS CH's on our cars. There is...

I personally like BBS CH's on our cars. There is a member here that has them on his car and it looks sharp.

-Ryan
09-03-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,753
Posted By CarGuru

Power gains are added when you relieve the system...

Power gains are added when you relieve the system of back pressure. I don't think the best Exhaust manufacture in the world could free any usable power from the W204. Thanks to it's true dual design...
09-03-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,341
Posted By CarGuru

Congrats on the car, Steel Gray is the best color...

Congrats on the car, Steel Gray is the best color for this car hands down. Heres mine below but '08 and gray interior.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/CarGuru916/SideII.jpg?t=1220454772
09-02-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,827
Posted By CarGuru

You are dedicated thats for sure, I love the look...

You are dedicated thats for sure, I love the look of the 18" AMG wheel but they came standard on our car, what I mean is I didn't order them they were already on the car. Anyway for the kind of money...
09-02-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By CarGuru

I think it was a corporate move to pull the...

I think it was a corporate move to pull the feature before it hurt the W204 C-Class quality scores. Almost everyone with the feature complains about squeaking, and some times mirrors that don't work...
09-01-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By CarGuru

IMO the eyelids are one of the cars most...

IMO the eyelids are one of the cars most prominent styling cues.

-Ryan
09-01-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By CarGuru

I'm sick of it too... We've got the AMG 18" and...

I'm sick of it too... We've got the AMG 18" and they are a PITA to keep clean. Wash the car, go drive 20 miles and I've got brake dust. Sometimes washing the car and just rolling back into the garage...
08-30-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,723
Posted By CarGuru

Yeah I could have sworn the C300 & E350 perform...

Yeah I could have sworn the C300 & E350 perform about the same, so the C350 should have been quicker? Perhaps he had an E500 or E550 badged as a E350 just for doing this? Something might be wrong...
08-30-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,959
Posted By CarGuru

I drive a 2008 Nissan Frontier 265hp V6 it's fast...

I drive a 2008 Nissan Frontier 265hp V6 it's fast for a truck, it will beat most V6 cars and hang with most V8 trucks & SUV's. In fact it's hard to take off sometimes without spinning the tires and...
08-20-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 24,120
Posted By CarGuru

Ok so there are four cats, just checking. ...

Ok so there are four cats, just checking.

-Ryan
08-20-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 24,120
Posted By CarGuru

Was it worth it..... -Ryan

Was it worth it.....


-Ryan
08-20-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,868
Posted By CarGuru

No hes not, the P1 in our car is more than...

No hes not, the P1 in our car is more than enough. But I'm more of an enthusiast than audiophile. Also I don't think I ever have "free time" in a day to sit in the car still and watch a movie.
...
08-18-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 43,638
Posted By CarGuru

I guess thats why it doesn't appeal to me. I've...

I guess thats why it doesn't appeal to me. I've never been one to follow the rest of the sheep so to speak. It actually annoys me that the W204 is as common now as it is here in Nor-Cal. In my area...
08-16-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 24,120
Posted By CarGuru

When you put the X-Pipe in do you remove the...

When you put the X-Pipe in do you remove the secondary or the twin cans up stream too or are those catalysts? No body has seemed to mention those or remove them. They seem to far down to be cats but...
08-16-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 43,638
Posted By CarGuru

The only colors I even considered were White,...

The only colors I even considered were White, Palladium Silver & steel grey. We ordered our car in steel grey sight un seen. When it arrived steel grey w/ light grey MB Tex it was easily the most...
08-11-2008, 01:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By CarGuru

Other clue, this car had dark tint and was brand...

Other clue, this car had dark tint and was brand new. Still had the paper dealer plate in the back (Sacramento Mercedes Benz) etc... I am dying to know what you have done to this car.

-Ryan
08-11-2008, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By CarGuru

Who in Sacramento, Ca has a custome exhuast on their C300/350?

Was on white rock near Zinfandel around 6:30-6:45. A black brand new C300/350 comes off the freeway and heads over the overpass. I hear what sounds like an Acura NSX with nearly a straight-pipe...
08-10-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Posted By CarGuru

I like the way the entire front end looks, the...

I like the way the entire front end looks, the grille headlamps, aerodynamic treatment on the sport.... But I think sexiest part are the dual exhaust, looks like our tips cost $300-$400 a piece. If...
08-10-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,589
Posted By CarGuru

So I've got a C300 rental while my C300 is in the shop.

Thats right I wont bore you all to death on the details of why my car is in the shop. Long & short I probably need a new radio because my pre-sets won't hold and the dealer damaged my rear door...
08-10-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By CarGuru

We've got 18K on our '08 Sport. > Our...

We've got 18K on our '08 Sport.

> Our mirrors squeak sometimes when retracting in the "fold-in" position.

> The Sunroof moans & groans when tilting up or down.

> Both left & right spats...
08-08-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By CarGuru

Problem with my P1 radio?

Wife was complaining last week that all of her presets were gone? I was thinking she must have just accidentally hit something? I detailed the car today and tried to reprogram the presets on the...
08-06-2008, 04:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,222
Posted By CarGuru

Do the shops carry these X-Pipes pre made up? I...

Do the shops carry these X-Pipes pre made up? I would like to do it but would think they would want a grip to make one from scratch?

-Ryan
08-06-2008, 03:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,810
Posted By CarGuru

I'm going to pass, looks kind of 1980's era...

I'm going to pass, looks kind of 1980's era arcade-video game-ish?? IMO makes the car look cheap.

-Ryan
08-04-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By CarGuru

Probably the same reason a lot of us didn't, for...

Probably the same reason a lot of us didn't, for me $36K was the top of my price point for this car. I bought last August and there were no discounts. I understand you could get a P2 car today all...
08-04-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By CarGuru

Agreed I've used it for years on my P-Cars, once...

Agreed I've used it for years on my P-Cars, once on the wifes C300 but her car looks like heck at the end of each week from tree sap, bird droppings etc...

-Ryan
08-04-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By CarGuru

Anyone installed a C63 Grille yet?

I want a blacked out grill but looking at the shape my sport grill is in now with 17K miles of rock chips and such an aftermarket paint job leaves me skeptical on the long term durability against...
08-04-2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By CarGuru

I need to do this mod..... I would be willing to...

I need to do this mod..... I would be willing to sell my perfectly fine (Non) LED '08 tails $200 shipped. Great for anyone wanting to do a tinting job or murdered out look but keep an extra pair...
08-04-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,222
Posted By CarGuru

I agree about the stock sound. I don't know if...

I agree about the stock sound. I don't know if any of you have heard your car outside at WOT? I was following my wife back from the dealer a few weeks ago and I told her on the cell phone to just...
08-03-2008, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,447
Posted By CarGuru

Mine squeak too every 3-4 times sometimes longer....

Mine squeak too every 3-4 times sometimes longer. Also My sunroof sounds like it belongs in a 26 year old car. I don't think there is a fix for the mirrors, it's a definite design flaw. What gets me...
07-31-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,238
Posted By CarGuru

This is the main reason I dislike "Hooded" gauge...

This is the main reason I dislike "Hooded" gauge clusters. At quick glances some or part of the dials get cut-off in view. The flat dials are kind of 80's looking but always easy to read the whole...
07-30-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,238
Posted By CarGuru

Almost every car company has moved to hooded...

Almost every car company has moved to hooded gauge clusters so I can see why they updated this. IMO it gives the car a more feminine flare but thats just my take. It might just be me but the chrome...
07-30-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By CarGuru

I drove the car back to the dealer actually 18...

I drove the car back to the dealer actually 18 miles at that. Like I mentioned earlier, I've already called, spoken with and have the adviser ordering a new handle. It wasn't till I got home the...
07-30-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By CarGuru

My aluminum trim is slightly damaged near the...

My aluminum trim is slightly damaged near the handle, it's hard to see... but does anyone know if that is a replaceable part or is it part of the entire door card? It's bugging me too and I'm...
07-30-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By CarGuru

I completely agree with what your saying, but...

I completely agree with what your saying, but another part of me says even if the manager has a "Pow-Wow" with his crew it's not like they will really care. IMO there is no margin for poor quality,...
07-30-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,548
Posted By CarGuru

I vote this thread as write/up of the year. My...

I vote this thread as write/up of the year. My hats off to you my friend. :y

-Ryan
07-30-2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By CarGuru

http://www.teamdrunkottawa.com/funnay/images/fry-s...

http://www.teamdrunkottawa.com/funnay/images/fry-see-what-you-did-there.jpg
07-29-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By CarGuru

You know it's a shame, I'm 30 Y/O YTD and 10+...

You know it's a shame, I'm 30 Y/O YTD and 10+ years ago I used to be a lot porter at a Ford dealer then later a BMW while going to college. It's so true that when you bring a $70K+ car in the manager...
07-29-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By CarGuru

If I knew ahead of time they would have the...

If I knew ahead of time they would have the newbie do the repair I would have demanded they give me the parts so I could screw it up myself, then I wouldn't feel as bad about it.
07-29-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By CarGuru

I kick myself even harder for being so laid back...

I kick myself even harder for being so laid back leaving the car with them. I thought and assumed they would give my car the "White Glove" treatment because I'm bringing it in to a "Premium brand...
07-29-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By CarGuru

Why don't the dealers take pride in their work anymore? Got my W204 back today...

Took my W204 into the shop for my wife this week because the stupid lock pin on the rear door had fallen out and became missing in action. I scheduled the repair well in advance so that the car would...
07-28-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,144
Posted By CarGuru

I agree with the O.P. and those in line with him....

I agree with the O.P. and those in line with him. I got my wifes C300 sport P1 w/ 18" AMG wheels last August, it was one of the first ones sold in Nor Cal. I paid full sticker because that's the car...
07-24-2008, 01:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By CarGuru

$2504/ year Myself & My Wifey, I have an '08...

$2504/ year Myself & My Wifey, I have an '08 Nissan Frontier 4x4 & the '08 C300 Sport. I have one speeding ticket 3 years old next month my wife is clean we have no accidents or comp claims. I have...
07-24-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,120
Posted By CarGuru

This dude is making money ( Hand above fist )...

This dude is making money ( Hand above fist ) I'm glad someone is..:y

I don't think he works any harder than the rest of us, I think luck just ends up easier for some folks. Example, I own my...
07-17-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By CarGuru

Turbocharged W204 in the pipeline?

Link http://www.autonews.com/article/20080717/COPY01/665237934/1182

DUSSELDORF, Germany -- Mercedes-Benz will introduce turbocharged engines across its entire lineup in the next 2Ĺ years.

"All...
07-16-2008, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By CarGuru

Install these and they are cheap.... ...

Install these and they are cheap....

http://media.musclecarblog.com/ai/2007/219.jpg

Don't worry about the rattles and such you won't hear anything after driving around all day at 6K RPM...
07-14-2008, 03:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By CarGuru

Hows your exterior holding up?

So hows your W204's exterior holding up as the miles roll on? I've got 16XXX miles YTD on my wifes C300 Sport. Our car is an early build, we picked it up new 8/15/2007 And I can't believe how...
07-12-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,673
Posted By CarGuru

Are those wheels staggered width? The front's...

Are those wheels staggered width? The front's look really wide or something...

BTW I love CH's just trying to figure out why the fronts look the way they do?

-Ryan
07-10-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,720
Posted By CarGuru

I agree with the OP on the seats, they are my...

I agree with the OP on the seats, they are my biggest gripe. My '08 Nissan Frontier is 10X's more comfortable believe it or not. Before we got our W204 MB dealers still had plenty of allocated W203's...
07-08-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 464,053
Posted By CarGuru

Not a secrete or very useful tip but the dial...

Not a secrete or very useful tip but the dial mounted on the center console will not allow you to change stations or functions display unit unless the hood is raised.

-Ryan
07-08-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,241
Posted By CarGuru

Holy cow this is good, looks at sig and sees said...

Holy cow this is good, looks at sig and sees said car with AWD and think to self :rolleyes::slap::smash::crazy::y

-Ryan
07-08-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By CarGuru

Tell him to hurry up already, theres people here...

Tell him to hurry up already, theres people here ready to buy. With this economy you would think it would have been done. :X

-Ryan
07-08-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By CarGuru

On a 400+ mile road trip back in November '07 I...

On a 400+ mile road trip back in November '07 I got 26 hand calculated at the pump. These days I usually hand calc around 23-24 +/- I can't see these heavy arse cars getting more than 26, even if...
07-08-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By CarGuru

I did too, it's not that the Serious is worth it...

I did too, it's not that the Serious is worth it to me or not, it's a function on the dash and it would bug me if it was defunct or not set up. It would be like having a car IMO with On-Star and the...
07-08-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,761
Posted By CarGuru

Mine used to shudder but only in the "tilt-up or...

Mine used to shudder but only in the "tilt-up or down" functions. I got sick of it and picked up some grease from an auto parts store and now it's smoother than ever. Again why does it need to go...
07-05-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By CarGuru

Good thing your not riding on the 18" AMG's I was...

Good thing your not riding on the 18" AMG's I was in Pasadena, Ca with our car just cruising 30-35 mph down a normal street. There was no sign saying bump or construction or anything like that when I...
07-05-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,691
Posted By CarGuru

First off my C300 is my wifes car so modifying it...

First off my C300 is my wifes car so modifying it isn't something I'm interested in, plus she already curbed the right front oem AMG 18" wheel having me wish I just got the cheap-O base model 17"...
07-05-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By CarGuru

I actually like the C300/C350 tips better than...

I actually like the C300/C350 tips better than the oem AMG 6.3 Quads. The quality looks 100X better with the rolled edge and contoured line to the bumper. I was thinking about this the other day and...
07-05-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By CarGuru

That's got to be each, my wife curbed the right...

That's got to be each, my wife curbed the right front 18" AMG on our '08 Sport and the dealer quoted me $960.oo for one replacement wheel.

-Ryan
07-05-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By CarGuru

I actually like the stock wheels, if I had a...

I actually like the stock wheels, if I had a Luxury those are the wheels I would want.

-Ryan
07-05-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,105
Posted By CarGuru

You guys are going to miss the awesome power...

You guys are going to miss the awesome power folding mirrors. Glad I got them in '08.

-Ryan
07-05-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,634
Posted By CarGuru

Wow good to hear, thanks for the leg work, anyone...

Wow good to hear, thanks for the leg work, anyone know what that Euro price converts to in the US? I'm willing to spend $200/ per side but not to much more than that.

-Ryan
07-03-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By CarGuru

Does anyone have an M3 style spoiler on their W204?

I'm looking for an E46 M3 style spoiler for my W204 and just curious if anyone has done this mod or how close the trunk line and measurements are to the W204?

Not an M3 but this is what I want......
07-01-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,634
Posted By CarGuru

Put it this way if you have HID you have LED...

Put it this way if you have HID you have LED tails, but only the turn signal portion is LED. IMO it just makes the rear of the car look more modern.

-Ryan
07-01-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,634
Posted By CarGuru

Anyone retro/ fit OEM led tails to a non LED W204 yet?

The one thing that bugs me the most on my car is the taillights. It's funny because I didn't even know there was a difference when I bought the car until I got home and went on this forum the next...
07-01-2008, 12:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,097
Posted By CarGuru

I'm not a "Quad" tip guy unless the car is...

I'm not a "Quad" tip guy unless the car is producing upward 450 hp but that's just me. I personally just want a deeper more aggressive sound at idle and WOT and no drone at highway speeds. I think...
06-27-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,583
Posted By CarGuru

Oh my that is ugly, they could have blended it so...

Oh my that is ugly, they could have blended it so nicely or hidden the display screen all together under a cover like in the W204?

-Ryan
06-23-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By CarGuru

I'm calling B.S. :bs: Too, I'm not mad at ya but...

I'm calling B.S. :bs: Too, I'm not mad at ya but I paid $36K for my P1 (Sport) C300 almost a year ago. I don't see an MB retailer giving a discount that deep just to get the sale. Losing mass amounts...
06-22-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,241
Posted By CarGuru

Thanks for the comments to all that posted, on...

Thanks for the comments to all that posted, on another note though does anyone know if our cars have a Limited Slip rear differential? The only reason I ask is because the cars tendency to oversteer...
06-22-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 42,027
Posted By CarGuru

The only weird "cold-start" things ours does is...

The only weird "cold-start" things ours does is first thing in the morning for the first 10-15 seconds the exhaust sounds like an SBC expelling grasses through a tru-dual exhaust. I actually hate to...
06-22-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,241
Posted By CarGuru

Actually not very long, but the tires already...

Actually not very long, but the tires already have 15K miles of my wife driving the car conservatively. I only tried it twice, I admit I've been curious since I got the car, ever since the first...
06-22-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,241
Posted By CarGuru

C300 Burnouts, no Kidding.

So anyway I hardly ever drive my wifes car, but after a month straight of driving my pickup daily '08 Nissan Frontier I took my wifes car out for a spin yesterday. We live in a newly developed master...
06-20-2008, 03:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By CarGuru

Looks like a kit car, no thanks. -Ryan

Looks like a kit car, no thanks.

-Ryan
06-17-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,226
Posted By CarGuru

Wow, I was one of the first ones in my area to...

Wow, I was one of the first ones in my area to own a W204 and paid full pop MSRP to get the car I have :smash: In contrast in the same year I got over $150K off the asking price of our one year old...
06-15-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 42,492
Posted By CarGuru

No power mirrors in '09? That bites ,I really use...

No power mirrors in '09? That bites ,I really use ours because our garage is tight with my truck in there too.

-Ryan
06-10-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By CarGuru

Sounds good, but can you tell some of us who...

Sounds good, but can you tell some of us who haven't been up to speed on the mod what type of exhaust you had done to your car?

-Ryan
06-04-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,227
Posted By CarGuru

Yeah no kidding, I appreciate your pictures but...

Yeah no kidding, I appreciate your pictures but am not too keen on the "AMG" badging.

-Ryan
06-02-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,227
Posted By CarGuru

It sucks you can't see the back, but that is...

It sucks you can't see the back, but that is definitely the sound of a V6. Sounds clean and nice but I thought it would be a little more raw like the 6.2L

-Ryan
05-28-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By CarGuru

Probably would have just got the base as opposed...

Probably would have just got the base as opposed to the "Sport" w/ 18" wheels. My wife already scuffed the front bumper on a parking block. I think if we had the base the bumper would have been...
05-25-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,230
Posted By CarGuru

The wife curbed a 18Ē AMG wheel Ahggg!

Just like like the title says, it finally happened with almost a year of ownership. She said she was trying to parallel park it last week when the wheel rubbed the curb. It was funny because the car...
05-24-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,894
Posted By CarGuru

Yeah no kidding, I didn't even need one when I...

Yeah no kidding, I didn't even need one when I drove a big lifted 3/4 ton Dodge truck for three years...... Completely redundant on a little car like the C300. Soon you will be able to get one on...
05-23-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,289
Posted By CarGuru

I know it's just a drawing, but it looks like the...

I know it's just a drawing, but it looks like the W204 will remain mostly un changed through 2010.

-Ryan
05-23-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,578
Posted By CarGuru

Wow you've been driving. We got ours last August...

Wow you've been driving. We got ours last August and do a lot of driving and have 14.8K YTD. BTW our 18" OEM tires are about 60% despite my spirited driving, then again I only drive the car about 2%...
05-23-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By CarGuru

It's a known issue with the W204. I brought it up...

It's a known issue with the W204. I brought it up with my service advisor on our A-Service and he said MB knows about it but there isn't a TSB out for it yet. Our car has done the same since day one,...
05-23-2008, 12:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By CarGuru

I've been thinking of getting out of ours too but...

I've been thinking of getting out of ours too but because I think I want to reduce our carbon foot print and also get something more fuel efficient and less pretentious. I know it's just the C-Glass...
05-20-2008, 03:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By CarGuru

Question about custom removal of the resonator for H or X pipe again..

I'm confused as to what needs to be removed for the better sound? If I look under my C300 I see what looks like two small mufflers (round) in shape in the center. Under the rear passenger seat...
05-20-2008, 03:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,579
Posted By CarGuru

Judging by how fast my wifes cars oem 18" AMG's...

Judging by how fast my wifes cars oem 18" AMG's get dirty with brake dust those have got to be a PITA to keep clean?

-Ryan
05-20-2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By CarGuru

That looks like a CLK black series diffuser I...

That looks like a CLK black series diffuser I don't think the AMG C-Class has those vents in the center. Is this an aftermarket setup or OEM?

-Ryan
05-20-2008, 03:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,993
Posted By CarGuru

Oh my, I didn't think about these wheels.........

Oh my, I didn't think about these wheels...... I'm going to have to start hanging out in the C63 threads and pick some up on a fire sale. I bet my OEM 18" twin spoke AMG's are worth some coin any...
05-16-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,160
Posted By CarGuru

I could be dead wrong but isn't the CLK related...

I could be dead wrong but isn't the CLK related close to the old W203 platform? If so wouldn't a true C-XXX coupe be the same size?

-Ryan
05-14-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,572
Posted By CarGuru

Nice car, I got our steel gray C300 sport for my...

Nice car, I got our steel gray C300 sport for my wife too! Wives love C-Classes. But anyway, I'm on the fence on the wheels, I think they would look better on a Camry or something of that nature....
05-14-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,689
Posted By CarGuru

:y I think it sounds good, i've been thinking...

:y I think it sounds good, i've been thinking about doing the same mod, but taking it one step further and leaving the resonators but removing the rear suitcases and putting the stock tips onto...
05-14-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,223
Posted By CarGuru

I didn't know Benz owners mow their own grass...

I didn't know Benz owners mow their own grass :slap::slap: Whats a lawn mower?

-Ryan
03-30-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,943
Posted By CarGuru

My wifes steel gray w/ light gray interior. I...

My wifes steel gray w/ light gray interior. I honestly would not have goten the W204 in any other color combo, but that's just me.

407672

407673

-Ryan
03-27-2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By CarGuru

I don't really keep track anymore, but my wife...

I don't really keep track anymore, but my wife gets 22 mpg mixed city +/-

-Ryan
03-26-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,713
Posted By CarGuru

I wouldn't worry to much about it or lose any...

I wouldn't worry to much about it or lose any sleep there wont be any gasoline left in 2010 anyway. :y

-Ryan
03-26-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,956
Posted By CarGuru

Seriously guys I'm not making this stuff up, the...

Seriously guys I'm not making this stuff up, the seats are way too stiff and not forgiving at all, and the stiff sport suspension coupled with the 18" tires/ wheels is punishing for more than an hour...
03-26-2008, 12:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,956
Posted By CarGuru

I can't get over the seats, really starting to bug me..

So we've had our beloved C300 for eight months counting this month, I love everything about this car but one very important area. The seats, the front's are absolutely terrible. I drive my wifes car...
03-24-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,221
Posted By CarGuru

Looks good, the only thing that makes them looks...

Looks good, the only thing that makes them looks less oem-esq is the painted center cap with bright star.

-Ryan
03-22-2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By CarGuru

You totally summed it up, I tell you here in Nor...

You totally summed it up, I tell you here in Nor Cal it's rare that I can open up the X50 and with gas nearing $4.00/ gallon I find myself needing to get a foot of it less and less. In some ways the...
03-21-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By CarGuru

I'm not sure if our C300 is gifted:nix: but it...

I'm not sure if our C300 is gifted:nix: but it doesn't feel slow.. I've got a 996TT Porsche X50 sitting beside it in the garage and an '88 Carrera Cabriolet, I know what fast is. I've also got a 159...
03-20-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,436
Posted By CarGuru

I Sold this '05 Dodge 2500 Diesel, my wife hated...

I Sold this '05 Dodge 2500 Diesel, my wife hated parking it and climbing up in it every day. I traded my 2004 Acura TL
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/CarGuru916/DSC05614.jpg?t=1205986280
03-20-2008, 12:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By CarGuru

I don't think the C300 is slow, my wife can pull...

I don't think the C300 is slow, my wife can pull on me in the '88 Porsche 911 w/ 3.2L from a dead stop. It's just that average sedans now put out 250-300 hp and we've become conditioned to think we...
02-24-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,375
Posted By CarGuru

Yeah MB hates the US, they send us a bunch of...

Yeah MB hates the US, they send us a bunch of cars we hate R-Class, GLK-Class. The wife and I already talked about trading our C300 sedan for a wagon W204 if it came, but looks like we will have to...
02-24-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,358
Posted By CarGuru

I don't know about your state but Ca requires...

I don't know about your state but Ca requires said damage to be 50% - 80% of NADA value. We are looking at about $8-$9K of damage. Not likely to be totaled.

-Ryan
02-24-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 44,767
Posted By CarGuru

I went sport, my wife wanted the 18 AMG wheels &...

I went sport, my wife wanted the 18 AMG wheels & summer tires. We live in California no need what so ever for 4-Matic and the car sticks like glue in the rain surprisingly. I wanted the more sportier...
02-24-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,358
Posted By CarGuru

You will need a new quarter for sure, I wouldn't...

You will need a new quarter for sure, I wouldn't want that bondo'd back together. Make sure you demand OEM parts new, and not reconditioned, junked or after market. Glad you were ok too. Also make...
02-21-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By CarGuru

Has anyone replaced a grill yet with another oem? Mine got damaged

I noticed a huge rock from the freeway or something hit the left side of the grille. Itís a ďSportĒ grill and was wondering how much is a replacement? It bugs me and plus I noticed the star and...
02-21-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,171
Posted By CarGuru

Oil change interval question?

Checked my oil today as I've got 10XXX miles on the car since new in August '07. At anyrate I tried to find the interval for oil changes or first one for that matter in the owners manual, swear I saw...
02-13-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,540
Posted By CarGuru

I used to be in insurance, that's about $12K in...

I used to be in insurance, that's about $12K in damage assuming California labor rates around $85-$90 hour. Most INS companies total a car out at 50% to $80% of NADA value. That car is far from...
02-12-2008, 03:01 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 42,492
Posted By CarGuru

Also lets remember, the W204 is not only bigger...

Also lets remember, the W204 is not only bigger but gained more safety and arguably better build quality over it's W203 predecessor. MB kept the new car at the W203's price point for the United...
02-12-2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,357
Posted By CarGuru

Yeah not to keen on the dealer kids picking up my...

Yeah not to keen on the dealer kids picking up my car too, **cough** had that job in college.... . At any rate I retracted the mirrors in the closed position, rolled the windows down and sprayed from...
Forum: Kill Stories
02-12-2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,957
Posted By CarGuru

Yeah what model Jag? I used to have a 2004 Acura...

Yeah what model Jag? I used to have a 2004 Acura TL (Auto) and got mine handed to me by an old lady in a '94-'95 ish XJ V8 just the pain Jane V8 model. It was about even at first then just took off...
02-12-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By CarGuru

Sorry to thread high jack but damn! look at that...

Sorry to thread high jack but damn! look at that Black-Series:eek: Nice W204 too ! :y https://mbworld.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=123636&d=1202553339

-Ryan
02-12-2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,357
Posted By CarGuru

Yeah I know but some people work in an office and...

Yeah I know but some people work in an office and can just take the day off or the morning or "Call in sick" I can't really do that, also MB service isn't open for anything other than oil changes on...
02-12-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 42,492
Posted By CarGuru

Just remember every year there will always be...

Just remember every year there will always be something better, if you like the car & want the car just buy the car. Like the others have said no changes for '09 Oh wait just in I read the '09 will...
02-11-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By CarGuru

I think I hear what you mean, I noticed it when I...

I think I hear what you mean, I noticed it when I first got my car. I traced the sound back to some little devise under the hood on the driver side near windshield washer reservoir. It seems to do...
02-11-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,357
Posted By CarGuru

W204 Mirror Housing removal?

My W204 mirrors are getting louder and louder when retracting. They are making a more frequent grinding sound when folding, I want to know if there is a way to remove the housing cover etc.... so I...
02-11-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,458
Posted By CarGuru

Or bring his own car/truck :y -Ryan

Or bring his own car/truck :y

-Ryan
02-07-2008, 01:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By CarGuru

Doesn't the owners manual say something to the...

Doesn't the owners manual say something to the effect of turning ESP off when you feel you are stuck and extra wheel spin is needed for forward momentum? No doubt the shoveling helped, but I bet you...
02-04-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,066
Posted By CarGuru

We get anywhere from 22-24 with our non-4 Matic...

We get anywhere from 22-24 with our non-4 Matic car and I think that is relatively low considering you can get 30 mpg out of a new Corvette.

-Ryan
02-04-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,195
Posted By CarGuru

1) Love the new design, the understated but...

1) Love the new design, the understated but elegant profile and clean lines.

2) I love the way this car drives, and how well it handles, when I test drove it
I felt there was nothing I...
02-04-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,739
Posted By CarGuru

They must gave been a custom job. I removed one...

They must gave been a custom job. I removed one of my wifes tips one day bored, and a conventional tip will not just fit where the OEM was. It's hard to explain but the raw pipe that is left is sort...
02-04-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,412
Posted By CarGuru

I'm not sure if this helps but all the W204's...

I'm not sure if this helps but all the W204's I've seen here, the CHMSL is located at the lower portion of the glass and is quite bright if you are directly behind one. I would think she had it moved...
02-04-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,927
Posted By CarGuru

I didn't know you were allowed to customize a...

I didn't know you were allowed to customize a leased vehicle? do they not give you a hard time when you return it?

-Ryan
Forum: Kill Stories
02-02-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 802
Posted By CarGuru

W204 C300 .vs 1st Gen CTS stick & 1st Gen Acura CL 3.0

I will start with the Caddy. I was headed to the store for my wife leaving our subdivision when the CTS in front of me with a custom four-pipe ebay exhaust takes off aggressively. We came to the...
02-02-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,927
Posted By CarGuru

Still not feeling it, the star now looks like it...

Still not feeling it, the star now looks like it is part of one of those Taiwan Grill replacements that you see on older Mercs. As far as the painting & tinted lenses and such better off leaving...
02-01-2008, 02:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By CarGuru

I drive like the Stig and at 9K my Contis 18"...

I drive like the Stig and at 9K my Contis 18" tires are 50% at least and I'm probably being conservative on my guess. You must be doing burnouts and such because I vouch to be likely the most...
01-31-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,619
Posted By CarGuru

I'm a Swimming Pool Janitor:y -Ryan

I'm a Swimming Pool Janitor:y


-Ryan
01-30-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,643
Posted By CarGuru

I thought the W204 came out in the US August? In...

I thought the W204 came out in the US August? In fact we picked our car up on the supposed official launch day Aug 15 2007? But if you are just talking about random vehicles. My work truck a 2007...
01-30-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,643
Posted By CarGuru

B-Service? I don't think I ever had an A-Service...

B-Service? I don't think I ever had an A-Service done let alone the oil changed yet? Owners manual says 13K miles or something to that tone did I miss something? Car runs great, hasn't burned any oil...
01-30-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,643
Posted By CarGuru

My wife actually drives the car to work M-F 22...

My wife actually drives the car to work M-F 22 miles round trip, but my Grandfather had cancer that spread shortly after we got our C. for a few months before he passed we were driving from Nor-Cal...
01-29-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,643
Posted By CarGuru

Got car August 15 2007 (9877) Miles YTD -Ryan

Got car August 15 2007 (9877) Miles YTD

-Ryan
01-29-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,927
Posted By CarGuru

Honestly in a very Simon Cow voice "I actually...

Honestly in a very Simon Cow voice "I actually thought it looked a bit backdated and eighties, not feeling it"

-Ryan
01-29-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,392
Posted By CarGuru

I guess you didn't read my question all the way...

I guess you didn't read my question all the way through?:slap: It's not the headlamps I'm trying to save....... but all the 200 other small and pain in the arse little lamps that can potentially burn...
01-29-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,508
Posted By CarGuru

Looks sort of like a CLS in the last picture. I...

Looks sort of like a CLS in the last picture. I would be scared of driving out on the beach with 2wd and ultra high performance summer tires. I see you have 18" Amg wheels so you don't have 4 Matic...
01-29-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,165
Posted By CarGuru

I see what you saying, but lets not forget that...

I see what you saying, but lets not forget that this car is based off the W203 greenhouse, and the mirrors that came on that car would be grossly dated by 2009. I agree the new corp mirrors look...
01-27-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,392
Posted By CarGuru

Any Canadians have a W204 W/ DRL?

I'm just curious as to if DRL mandated W204 illuminate the inside highbeam lamps or are they the standard outset lamps in the housing? My wife drives with the regular headlamps on all the time which...
01-27-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By CarGuru

I have the Contis & 18" AMG, like others have...

I have the Contis & 18" AMG, like others have said, under normal driving I find it nearly impossible to loose footing or skid/ slide. Even if you slightly provoke it all the aids kick in anyway and...
01-24-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,699
Posted By CarGuru

I think it looks sharp. Did he add just tips or...

I think it looks sharp. Did he add just tips or an axle back type kit if so what does it sound like now?

-Ryan
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