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03-21-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,669
Posted By lensjack

Take a number, please. (And then shred it.) :)

Take a number, please. (And then shred it.) :)
03-20-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,669
Posted By lensjack

Damn! Why didn't I think of that?! :wall: :)

Damn! Why didn't I think of that?! :wall: :)
03-19-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By lensjack

Yeah, it's completely counterintuitive and a bit...

Yeah, it's completely counterintuitive and a bit annoying. True, you can get used to it. But if anyone knows of a fix, I'd welcome hearing it.
03-18-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,669
Posted By lensjack

Turo! That's the ticket! :)

Turo! That's the ticket! :)
03-18-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,669
Posted By lensjack

Thanks, merc. That's what I was trying to...

Thanks, merc. That's what I was trying to understand. So the common practice of people away on long trips having friends start and idle the car to keep the battery alive is just a waste of time,...
03-17-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,669
Posted By lensjack

Thanks, but as mentioned earlier in the thread,...

Thanks, but as mentioned earlier in the thread, it's a condo garage, extremely well ventilated. Fumes are a non-issue.

What I'm eager to learn is:

1) Would the car reliably start and stop via...
03-17-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,669
Posted By lensjack

That loud wailing you hear is the sound of the...

That loud wailing you hear is the sound of the siren on the Internet Police cruiser that's about to pull y'all over for runaway Thread Hijacking. :)

Seriously, though, thanks to all who mentioned...
03-16-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,669
Posted By lensjack

Thanks guys, for taking time to answer. I do own...

Thanks guys, for taking time to answer. I do own a trickle charger but wouldn't feel safe using it in this situation. It's a condo garage -- lots of foot traffic, workmen coming and going during the...
03-16-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,669
Posted By lensjack

How long before battery dies if not driven?

Gotta travel for a couple months. Neighbors will have access to my keys in case car needs to be moved. But they may not be available to start it up periodically.

Will the starter battery die if...
03-07-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By lensjack

Thanks, S63. Are you saying no MB dealer...

Thanks, S63. Are you saying no MB dealer worldwide can obtain a mechanical key from MB-Germany without the whole fob? That this is worldwide MB policy and not a dealer's choice? And you are certain...
03-07-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By lensjack

Thanks for taking time to post this. As...

Thanks for taking time to post this. As mentioned, I don't need a blank. The mechanical key I lost was found and returned to me. What I'm wondering now -- strictly as a matter of curiosity -- is...
03-03-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By lensjack

Thanks for this. Hard to know if it addresses the...

Thanks for this. Hard to know if it addresses the question of whether MB could provide a mechanical key at reasonable cost if they chose to.

From what you say, it sounds as if it was the dealer...
03-01-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By lensjack

Thanks for the feedback. That's good to know. I'm...

Thanks for the feedback. That's good to know. I'm glad it worked out for you. Seems like that's exactly how it should go. There's no logical or technical reason I know of to replace the whole fob....
02-28-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By lensjack

Trying an earlier-model blank makes sense,...

Trying an earlier-model blank makes sense, thanks. I might have done that if my lost key hadn't been found.

Still would love to know, though, if there's a legitimate reason --and not just...
02-27-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By lensjack

Thanks us549. Not sure I understand. Are you...

Thanks us549. Not sure I understand. Are you saying there's a chip inside the mechanical key? It looks too small to house a chip. And what would it do? The fob works fine without the mechanical key....
02-27-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By lensjack

Mechanical key replacement cost?

A couple of weeks ago I lost the mechanical key from a fob I had given to a hotel valet.

I'd pretty much given up on finding it, and began investigating how to replace it. My local MB dealer (not...
02-23-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By lensjack

Looks wonderful, Double-R. Enjoy!

Looks wonderful, Double-R. Enjoy!
02-21-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,182
Posted By lensjack

Turns out the passenger door latch is fine. My...

Turns out the passenger door latch is fine. My wife just didn't want to "slam" it, so she was closing it too softly.

One other option I'm coming to really appreciate: massage seats. On long...
02-16-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,182
Posted By lensjack

I've had my coupe less than a month, and I'm...

I've had my coupe less than a month, and I'm still learning things about it. I did not order soft-close doors because the coupe I test drove had them, and it felt harder to semi-close the doors than...
02-06-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,439
Posted By lensjack

Ha! Love it. Burl Loomis, a character on the...

Ha! Love it.

Burl Loomis, a character on the Netflix show, The Good Cop, dryly delivered all five of those -- my two and your three -- in the show's first and only season. Four were in one scene;...
02-05-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,439
Posted By lensjack

"Silver lining!" Well played, sir!

"Silver lining!" Well played, sir!
02-05-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,439
Posted By lensjack

We all learn to live with mysteries of the...

We all learn to live with mysteries of the universe, such as, why does Hawaii have an interstate highway? Or why doesn't Tarzan have a beard? But until reading this thread, I was grappling with a...
02-05-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By lensjack

I could not agree more. Looks great.

I could not agree more. Looks great.
02-05-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By lensjack

Thanks, Benz. As it turned out, my car sat in the...

Thanks, Benz. As it turned out, my car sat in the Long Beach VPC six days waiting for a truck to deliver it to the dealer four miles away. I picked it up the morning after the dealer got it. Worked...
01-26-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,439
Posted By lensjack

Here's how it worked for me: The first long press...

Here's how it worked for me: The first long press (aimed at driver's side door handle) unlocked the doors. The second long press (similarly aimed) opened the windows and sunroof, and turned on seat...
01-24-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,439
Posted By lensjack

UPDATE: I tried this a couple times today in...

UPDATE: I tried this a couple times today in different locations, and could not make it work. No windows opened. Sunroof did not open. When it comes to learning about this car, I'm still drinking...
01-24-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,439
Posted By lensjack

Smile Ha! Added benefit: Exe:lockd:rcise!

Ha! Added benefit: Exe:lockd:rcise!
01-24-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,439
Posted By lensjack

That's a great option for sure. I'm thinking...

That's a great option for sure. I'm thinking mainly about times when I'm walking back to car with a camera in hand, and just need a little fresh air to flow through and suck out the heat. Easier then...
01-24-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,439
Posted By lensjack

Page 79 of the operator's manual says that if you...

Page 79 of the operator's manual says that if you press and hold the SmartKey unlock button, it will unlock the car, open the side windows and sunroof, and switch on ventilation of the driver's seat.
01-23-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,439
Posted By lensjack

Ha! Funny. But you've really had trouble finding...

Ha! Funny. But you've really had trouble finding the sweet spot to kick? I've only tried kick-to-open a few times so far, but it has worked flawlessly in every instance. I love it. Just guessing...
01-23-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,439
Posted By lensjack

Say you've been outdoors for a few hours on a...

Say you've been outdoors for a few hours on a sunny day, and your car sits at the far end of a parking lot, now very warm inside. If you wanted to open the windows and moon roof, and activate seat...
01-21-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 17,956
Posted By lensjack

Interesting. I created up a Pin Number and tried...

Interesting. I created up a Pin Number and tried Remote Start for the first time yesterday. It worked fine. Maybe its functionality comes and goes? I'll try it some more as time permits.
01-20-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By lensjack

ABC has two very different functions, either of...

ABC has two very different functions, either of which might or might not prove useful to you:

1) It softens the ride. Or at least it's supposed to. Our dealer, who's been driving and selling MBs...
01-08-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,853
Posted By lensjack

Thanks, denjermen. AFAIK, almost all Customs...

Thanks, denjermen. AFAIK, almost all Customs employees are considered essential, and are working at ports of entry. We'll learn more on Thursday after the carrier offloads. Fingers crossed!
01-06-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,853
Posted By lensjack

Definitely preferable. In the end I opted to buy...

Definitely preferable. In the end I opted to buy rather than wait, partly because nobody could say for sure when it would become available. I'm hoping MB will have their inventory act together next...
01-06-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,853
Posted By lensjack

Agree, not a necessity. Especially with the...

Agree, not a necessity. Especially with the electronic instrument cluster.

I ordered Oct. 3, 2018. You?
01-06-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,853
Posted By lensjack

Good timing! I almost wish I'd waited. Almost....

Good timing! I almost wish I'd waited. Almost. Love the HUD in my wife's Lexus. I found it baffling that MB would run out of them for a whole build cycle. Maybe the Japanese car makers just do...
01-06-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,853
Posted By lensjack

Yes, it's Bayonne, NJ. Were you able to...

Yes, it's Bayonne, NJ.

Were you able to oder a Head Up display? It wasn't available in my build cycle.
01-06-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,853
Posted By lensjack

Smile Thanks, Double-R. I should have asked you to pick...

Thanks, Double-R. I should have asked you to pick it up in Brunswick and drive it over to L.A. It would doubtless have arrived sparkling. :-)
01-05-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,853
Posted By lensjack

Hw long was your Priority 1 car in VPC?

My carrier should dock next week in Long Beach. Just wondering how long others have waited for their P1 to clear VPC. Iím guessing it varies with carrier offload volume, but maybe averages three to...
01-05-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By lensjack

How long was your Priority 1 car in VPC?

My carrier should dock next week in Long Beach. Just wondering how long others have waited for their P1 to clear VPC. Iím guessing it varies with carrier offload volume, but maybe averages three to...
12-22-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,213
Posted By lensjack

Sweet ride, and helpful info for anyone trying to...

Sweet ride, and helpful info for anyone trying to estimate their delivery window.

One footnote: Add about two weeks shipping time for West Coast destinations.

My E450 Coupe shipped from...
12-06-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,543
Posted By lensjack

Looks great! For my taste, the E450 cab is the...

Looks great! For my taste, the E450 cab is the prettiest car on the road. As the sun is not my friend, I've ordered a coupe. But it's a treat for the eye seeing these stylish drop-tops roll by.
12-03-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By lensjack

There's a hood? And it can be opened? Who knew. :D

There's a hood? And it can be opened? Who knew. :D
12-02-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By lensjack

I saw one in a showroom car when I started...

I saw one in a showroom car when I started seriously shopping MB. So I think they do occasionally come in. Did not love the feel of it because it's not grooved for fingers on the back side. Just a...
11-30-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,213
Posted By lensjack

Got this just now from rbrylaw: Quote: ...

Got this just now from rbrylaw:

Quote:
Originally Posted by lensjack https://mbworld.org/forums/images/custom/buttons/viewpost.gif...
11-30-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By lensjack

Thanks, Rod. Much appreciated.

Thanks, Rod. Much appreciated.
11-30-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,213
Posted By lensjack

For sure.

For sure.
11-30-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By lensjack

What does Priority 1 Status actually mean?

Poster BenzC400 asked in the coupe/cab forum: "Does anyone know what ďPriority 1Ē status really means. My understanding is that it means a car has been purchased by a specific customer and will...
11-30-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,213
Posted By lensjack

Great question. I'd love to know, too. Hope you...

Great question. I'd love to know, too. Hope you won't mind if I post the same question over in the W213 forum. There's way more activity there than here, and lots of experienced MB owners.
11-19-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By lensjack

Carpe lardum!

Carpe lardum!
11-18-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,213
Posted By lensjack

Does this help? ...

Does this help?

https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w213/725311-ceramic-coating.html
11-13-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,213
Posted By lensjack

Talking I prefer the de-badged look, too. If I weren't...

I prefer the de-badged look, too. If I weren't leasing, I'd do it -- not to hide the make, but because aesthetically, I'm in the less-is-more camp. It looks cleaner to me.

As to rusty's question...
11-11-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 43,148
Posted By lensjack

Fingers crossed here, too, on your behalf. Hoping...

Fingers crossed here, too, on your behalf. Hoping you guys get this sorted out and working right soon. Thanks for the updates.
11-11-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,293
Posted By lensjack

Sweet!

Sweet!
11-08-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,293
Posted By lensjack

Rusty, that looks spectacular, just gorgeous! I...

Rusty, that looks spectacular, just gorgeous! I especially love seeing your pics because that's the same interior color combo I've ordered for my due-in-January coupe. These shots confirm that I made...
11-06-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,761
Posted By lensjack

Fun and informative, that video. Thanks!

Fun and informative, that video. Thanks!
11-04-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By lensjack

Love it! Big congrats to you both. Enjoy!

Love it! Big congrats to you both. Enjoy!
11-04-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By lensjack

Congrats and enjoy! Looking forward to your...

Congrats and enjoy! Looking forward to your reports once you start driving it.
11-02-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By lensjack

Lovely! Congrats to you, and Happy Trails!

Lovely! Congrats to you, and Happy Trails!
11-01-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,804
Posted By lensjack

Got my fingers crossed on this because I opted...

Got my fingers crossed on this because I opted not to order the "3D" system. Honestly, I just found the price offensive. All my BMW and Lexus cars included excellent upgraded audio at far more...
11-01-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,688
Posted By lensjack

Beautiful! Enjoy!

Beautiful! Enjoy!
10-31-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By lensjack

Congrats and Happy Trails, norway. I hope you'll...

Congrats and Happy Trails, norway. I hope you'll keep us informed about what you discover and enjoy as you gain familiarity with your cool new ride.
10-31-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,131
Posted By lensjack

Congrats on your gorgeous new ride, and thanks...

Congrats on your gorgeous new ride, and thanks for the pics and insights into new features. Seems like so many of us have been anticipating its arrival right along with you. Great fun and hugely...
10-28-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,050
Posted By lensjack

Yeah, this forum's interface is very pre-MBUX. :D...

Yeah, this forum's interface is very pre-MBUX. :D Not exactly intuitive.

Looked at your album picture. I can't help because I don't have my car yet.

But for those who might be able to offer...
10-28-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 871,224
Posted By lensjack

Sweet! Congrats and enjoy!

Sweet! Congrats and enjoy!
10-26-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By lensjack

That's too funny! Remind me, please: What road is...

That's too funny! Remind me, please: What road is paved with good intentions? :D
We should declare today an international holiday -- New Vocabulary Day.
Anyway, Happy Friday to all, and thanks for...
10-26-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By lensjack

Yow! Can't unsee that! :-) I hope you didn't...

Yow! Can't unsee that! :-)

I hope you didn't choose your handle based on personal experience.
10-26-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By lensjack

Smile "Ricer" - ha! Had to look it up. Funny. Every...

"Ricer" - ha! Had to look it up. Funny. Every time this topic comes up now, I'll think of that and laugh.

Personally, I don't question anyone's choice of 19-inch wheels on an E 450. IMO they look...
10-25-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By lensjack

Where do you recommend for service? I don't want...

Where do you recommend for service? I don't want to drive to Long Beach for that. Have you found a reliable MB service dealer? I keep seeing bad reviews for so many around L.A.. But maybe it's...
10-25-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By lensjack

Very glad to hear their service is good because...

Very glad to hear their service is good because that's where I'll take my E 450 for maintenance, even though I'm leasing it from Mercedes of Long Beach - an hour away. I visited Beverly Hills...
10-25-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By lensjack

Same thing my dealer told me: definitely...

Same thing my dealer told me: definitely residualized.
10-24-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 22,224
Posted By lensjack

Thanks! Silver lining: My dealer is in Long Beach.

Thanks! Silver lining: My dealer is in Long Beach.
10-24-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 22,224
Posted By lensjack

Good to know.Thank you.

Good to know.Thank you.
10-24-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 22,224
Posted By lensjack

Good stuff! Is your dealer relaying delivery...

Good stuff! Is your dealer relaying delivery status to you with each code change, or are you somehow tracking the MB order-to-delivery codes yourself? Also, if you know: Are Germany-built West Coast...
10-23-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By lensjack

Reading this, I think I remember you saying in...

Reading this, I think I remember you saying in some other thread that you take the two-year PPM. Thanks for confirming and explaining your reasoning. Makes total sense and seems like the way I'll...
10-23-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By lensjack

Prepaid maintenance - yes or no?

On a three-year (10k per) E 450 lease, PPM is currently $1275. Assuming no excess mileage, would it make more sense to roll it into the lease, or to skip it and pay out of pocket for each service? If...
10-19-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,738
Posted By lensjack

Wow. Just wow. Absolutely head-spinning.

Wow. Just wow. Absolutely head-spinning.
10-19-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,738
Posted By lensjack

My experience, too. Guy I did the test drive with...

My experience, too. Guy I did the test drive with promised me a price next day; never called. Fortunately, the Costco-affiliated MB dealer has been stellar. And I came across a review of him saying...
10-19-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By lensjack

There are multiple online reports across several...

There are multiple online reports across several automobile makes and models of this same problem. Scanning a few quickly, I saw lots of opinions on the possible cause but no definitive solution....
10-17-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,799
Posted By lensjack

All interesting and welcome information. Much...

All interesting and welcome information. Much appreciated. This forum has been a great learning resource, even though I've ordered a coupe. Way more activity here than in the coupe/cab forum. Anyway,...
10-17-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,799
Posted By lensjack

Thanks for explaining. Makes sense. I'm a little...

Thanks for explaining. Makes sense. I'm a little uneasy with the idea of leasing for many of the same reasons. We haven't owed money on anything for a very long time. Peace of mind matters. A lot....
10-17-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,799
Posted By lensjack

Could you elaborate a bit on why you buy instead...

Could you elaborate a bit on why you buy instead of lease? I have always preferred to buy, but in ordering my first MB, leasing appears to make more economic sense. I could still choose either path...
10-11-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,020
Posted By lensjack

First Benz for me, too, so I'm no expert. Can...

First Benz for me, too, so I'm no expert. Can only tell you that my dealer did not ask for a deposit, gave me a build date (first week in December), gave me an approximate delivery date (mid-to-late...
10-08-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,020
Posted By lensjack

Sounds like you're in for a very merry holiday...

Sounds like you're in for a very merry holiday season. Enjoy! I'll be listening to Elvis singing "Blue Christmas." And once I shake off the New Years hangover, I'll probably start stalking my dealer,...
10-08-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,020
Posted By lensjack

My (admittedly imperfect) understanding of...

My (admittedly imperfect) understanding of "current build cycle" meant as it applied to my order - so not available for any 2019 cars built between now and at least the end of the first week in...
10-08-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,020
Posted By lensjack

Last week I ordered a coupe with some of the same...

Last week I ordered a coupe with some of the same options from a Southern California MB dealer referred to me by Costco. The dealer has been very responsive and transparent. He was able to order the...
10-04-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,686
Posted By lensjack

Sounds like a veritable Sindelfingenfest. Prost...

Sounds like a veritable Sindelfingenfest. Prost und Zum Wohl to you both.

Looking forward to photos and feedback.
10-02-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,686
Posted By lensjack

Happy to hear that. Thanks. Now if they ever...

Happy to hear that. Thanks. Now if they ever change it to a bat signal...

Enjoy your new one. Gotta love the electronics.
10-02-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,686
Posted By lensjack

Sincere thanks to all the good folks here who...

Sincere thanks to all the good folks here who helped me navigate my first MB order. It took a while to learn the terminology, understand the options, even to figure out that I should have been...
10-02-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,686
Posted By lensjack

Thanks. Much appreciated. My priorities and...

Thanks. Much appreciated. My priorities and changing needs are exactly the same.
10-02-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,421
Posted By lensjack

Your detailed report is truly helpful, onpaws....

Your detailed report is truly helpful, onpaws. Thanks! Unfortunately the HUD is not currently available for order. I really wanted it, but I'm already looking at a December build with no indication...
10-02-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,686
Posted By lensjack

Thanks, JTK. That's really interesting. It hadn't...

Thanks, JTK. That's really interesting. It hadn't occurred to me that prepaid maintenance would not include tire rotation.

I'm ordering a coupe, leased, non-AMG, RWD. I want a cushy ride, so had...
10-02-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,686
Posted By lensjack

One last (I hope) question before I place an...

One last (I hope) question before I place an order, probably this afternoon. On a lease, if the tires wear out before the lease up, who replaces them -- MB or lessee?
09-28-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,686
Posted By lensjack

Sure. Happy to do that. Just to be clear, the DOG...

Sure. Happy to do that. Just to be clear, the DOG with Luxury Line option is the sedan DOG. That's what you want, right?

How do I email you? Or do you want it in a PM?
09-28-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,686
Posted By lensjack

Say what?! No, nothing is "off here." I've...

Say what?! No, nothing is "off here." I've already explained that the coupe DOG was a February version. I found it 11 days ago by searching forum threads. Still not sure which thread it was in, and...
09-28-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,686
Posted By lensjack

Go to this thread:...

Go to this thread: https://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-coupe-c238-cabrio-a238/708685-my19-e-cabriolet-a238-pricing-dog-incl-e53.html

Scroll down to Post #15.

To quote my favorite MB poster: "I...
09-28-2018, 01:25 PM
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Posted By lensjack

What subforum: Man, I wish I knew. It was 11 days...

What subforum: Man, I wish I knew. It was 11 days ago. Somebody suggested searching for a DOG. I ran a site search -- probably something like "E 450 DOG" -- and dug through a few threads until I came...
09-28-2018, 01:12 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Thanks, Haag and CaptainE. I appreciate your...

Thanks, Haag and CaptainE. I appreciate your helpfulness. I didn't know if "star on hood" meant that ornament you see on S-Class cars. That's what I don't want. As I learn my way around MB...
09-27-2018, 11:50 AM
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Posted By lensjack

Yikes.

Yikes.
09-26-2018, 08:31 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Hey, Cap, thanks for the memory jog but I do, in...

Hey, Cap, thanks for the memory jog but I do, in fact, have a coupe DOG. Revision History date -- as I said above -- is 2/26/18. Under "Changes" it says "First Draft MY 19 DOG." And -- this'll make...
09-26-2018, 04:02 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Yes, you are still right. :-) What would be...

Yes, you are still right. :-)

What would be equally helpful is if you could provide a coupe-specific DOG more recent than the 2/26/18 version I already have. Possible?
09-26-2018, 03:09 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Yep. You are right. Not that I ever doubted it....

Yep. You are right. Not that I ever doubted it. :-)

I thought the E 450 designation was reserved to the coupe, and this DOG covered both. Thanks for clarifying. I'll see if I can get a...
09-26-2018, 02:24 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Yes. As I said, Revision date shows 8/27/18;...

Yes. As I said, Revision date shows 8/27/18; descriptor same as yours above. Except it's Page 3, not 2, on mine because the revisions roll to another page.
09-26-2018, 12:48 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Thanks. It's truly head-scratching that a...

Thanks. It's truly head-scratching that a world-class car maker such as MB offers this option but cannot deliver it. It's something I really want (after driving a Lexus that has it). Can't decide:...
09-25-2018, 08:47 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Good to know. Thanks, Gus.

Good to know. Thanks, Gus.
09-25-2018, 08:11 PM
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Posted By lensjack

I'm preparing to order. Dealer says there's no...

I'm preparing to order. Dealer says there's no HUD available "for the foreseeable future." Anyone know what the issue is? Japan seems to have no trouble delivering HUDs, and at much lower cost, too. ...
09-25-2018, 07:57 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Very cool video. Lovely car. Is European delivery...

Very cool video. Lovely car. Is European delivery possible with a lease, or is it strictly a purchase option?
09-25-2018, 07:18 PM
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Posted By lensjack

The DOG apparently covers both the coupe and...

The DOG apparently covers both the coupe and sedan, but isn't clear about which options are exclusive to which car. (Or I'm just reading it wrong.) My dealer has told me Luxury is sedan-only. Thanks...
09-25-2018, 07:11 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Can you recommend good tires for the E 450 coupe...

Can you recommend good tires for the E 450 coupe with 18" wheels, assuming I want a comfortable ride and will want the same tires front and back so they can be rotated?
09-25-2018, 06:25 PM
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Posted By lensjack

If you don't mind my asking, what caused you to...

If you don't mind my asking, what caused you to reject the 2019 E450 sedan? Fit and finish issues?
09-25-2018, 02:53 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Right you are Cap'n. Looking for a 2019 coupe; E...

Right you are Cap'n. Looking for a 2019 coupe; E 450. And the MB-USA Build site its still showing only 2018s.

I probably should have started this thread in the Coupe/Cab forum but being new to MB,...
09-24-2018, 08:12 PM
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Posted By lensjack

I've been traveling, and had no chance to reply....

I've been traveling, and had no chance to reply. Just back and catching up.

No, I haven't ordered yet. Did look at coupes in Tampa while there, and was able to narrow my wish list.

On this...
09-21-2018, 09:43 AM
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Posted By lensjack

E 450 Code for Sport Styling on my DOG is 321;...

E 450 Code for Sport Styling on my DOG is 321; shows $1620 for Leather. Luxury Styling (167) shows $2990 for Nappa Leather.
09-20-2018, 11:41 PM
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Posted By lensjack

US of A. Southern California. You are showing a...

US of A. Southern California. You are showing a sedan build. On my DOG for the E 450, it doesn't allow Macchiato Beige/Espresso with Heated and Ventilated seats except in Nappa Leather. Interior is...
09-20-2018, 04:51 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Thanks. But to get the $1650 Leather, I'd have to...

Thanks. But to get the $1650 Leather, I'd have to accept Sport Styling or AMG Exterior, neither of which I want. So for me it would be a very long way around, a bridge too far, a road not (willingly)...
09-20-2018, 02:39 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Thanks for this. Living in SoCal and driving to...

Thanks for this. Living in SoCal and driving to Palm Springs or Las Vegas, I might miss the cooling seats. That's gonna be a tough call.

Welcome news on the $550 saving. My DOG doesn't mention...
09-20-2018, 01:50 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Has it always been an MB thing that to get Heated...

Has it always been an MB thing that to get Heated and Ventilated Front Seats, you must take Leather or Nappa Leather? I'd be fine with MB-Tex but really like to cool my brains on long drives. Looks...
09-18-2018, 04:25 PM
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Posted By lensjack

I agree. Looked at the 540i xDrive first, came...

I agree. Looked at the 540i xDrive first, came away unimpressed by the interior. Then looked at the E. Big difference.
09-17-2018, 06:28 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Thanks! Good to know on the wood. Sounds worth it...

Thanks! Good to know on the wood. Sounds worth it

And we appreciate your excellent weather work to keep us from melting. Every degree helps, right?

We used to do that trip a lot more often...
09-17-2018, 04:01 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Hey, ua549 -- I notice you've got a Wood and...

Hey, ua549 -- I notice you've got a Wood and Leather steering wheel. Do you like it? Is it grooved in back for your fingers? Reason I ask is I love the feel of the wood on my Lexus steering wheel....
09-17-2018, 01:15 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Anybody got ideas on the unanswered questions –...

Anybody got ideas on the unanswered questions – wheel size, tires, paint (metallic vs. non-metallic), wood and leather steering wheel?

On the 2019 DOG, I emailed the only source I could find in...
09-15-2018, 12:30 PM
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Posted By lensjack

Thanks, wagonsrock. Much appreciated. I'll find a...

Thanks, wagonsrock. Much appreciated. I'll find a DOG and dig in. I've got a lot to learn about MBs. There are so many great options for this beautiful car. It'll be a lot of fun to build one out the...
09-14-2018, 06:04 PM
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Posted By lensjack

A little help on E 450 ordering?

Iím a longtime BMW/Lexus guy, now leaning towards an E 450. With the MB website still stuck on E 400 Builds, Iím looking at the Costco E 450 Build to figure out options. Could any of you experienced...
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