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06-12-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,190
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Regarding the semi passing the semi. 99% of...

Regarding the semi passing the semi. 99% of trucks in the US are set to not go over a certain speed. Mega carriers like Swift, Knight, CR England, et al, set their trucks to around 65-66 mph. Drivers...
05-12-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Thank you.

Thank you.
05-12-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,625
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I know how you feel about driving fast around a...

I know how you feel about driving fast around a track. I attended a Jaguar event several years ago where they had XF-R's and XK-R's. It was more of a ride-n-drive and we took two laps of the track in...
05-12-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Looking at some websites, it looks like most...

Looking at some websites, it looks like most 2016's are going for mid- to high-50's. I'm surprised the residual is so low on your car, but if you can buy it for $46,500 that would be a heck of a good...
05-07-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I'm a Michelin guy myself, but there is a...

I'm a Michelin guy myself, but there is a contributor on the 222 forum that swears by Bridgestone Serenity tires. He ordered his S560 with 18" wheels and is a stickler for a smooth comfortable ride.
05-07-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Phoenix

Posted this on the 221 AMG thread, but there doesn't seem to be action over there. Does anyone know of a good indy mechanic in the Phoenix area qualified to service an S63? I moved from Tucson and...
05-05-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Phoenix

Just purchased my hundredth Mercedes (not really, just seems like it). It's a 2012 S63 with 70,000 miles. Car has been maintained religiously according to Carfax. I also bought an extended warranty....
04-26-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,450
Posted By ChuckinTucson

An honest service adviser is also high on my...

An honest service adviser is also high on my list. I had one several years ago when I lived in Tucson. He was a great guy who left to start his own completely unrelated business. The guy they...
02-18-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,353
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Let's hope to god this doesn't make it into...

Let's hope to god this doesn't make it into production.
02-16-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,489
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Unfortunately, lemon laws only apply to new cars.

Unfortunately, lemon laws only apply to new cars.
02-16-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,353
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I've seen a LOT of prototypes in the last 20...

I've seen a LOT of prototypes in the last 20 years of transporting engineering cars around the country. 99% of them have a computer screen in them that runs the diagnostic programs and the multitude...
02-09-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Posted By ChuckinTucson

The only L I've seen so far was on the Buick SUV...

The only L I've seen so far was on the Buick SUV that's imported here from China.
02-01-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I have mBrace on my SUV and use it quite a bit...

I have mBrace on my SUV and use it quite a bit for driving directions, which is not possible when you're driving. The only "emergency" time I've used it was when a niece had a cap come off her tooth...
12-31-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Thank you very much. Will give him a call on...

Thank you very much. Will give him a call on Wednesday when the world resumes.
12-31-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Warranty "Transfer" to Mexico

Posting this here as you guys and gals seem to be the most active on this forum. Have a friend who is being transferred from the US to the US Embassy in Mexico City. He's thinking of buying a...
12-13-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,323
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Looking at pictures of most W222, I think you'd...

Looking at pictures of most W222, I think you'd be hard pressed to find one built without it. I did see an S450 at a dealership in Chandler without it, but then again that particular car only had the...
12-13-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,282
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I have a '15 ML350 that I bought in late 2015 as...

I have a '15 ML350 that I bought in late 2015 as a CPO. Negotiated a good price on the extra two years of warranty so I'm currently covered until the beginning of 2022 (7 years total from original...
12-09-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,942
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I know you've mentioned the mandatory panoramic...

I know you've mentioned the mandatory panoramic roof before and I highly agree with you living in Arizona. I just happened to be on the German MB site, and the panoramic roof in NOT standard and is...
10-17-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 25,466
Posted By ChuckinTucson

You'll need to check with your local DMV on this....

You'll need to check with your local DMV on this. Having registered cars and having lived in several states, every one of them is different. I now live in Arizona and the plate belongs to you and...
09-05-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,417
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Another thing about the Maybach 57 and 62 . . ....

Another thing about the Maybach 57 and 62 . . . in addition to being ugly as mentioned by Streamliner, they seemed to really push the two-tone paint schemes, which in my opinion were not good. I...
08-11-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,740
Posted By ChuckinTucson

It's at Rusnak which owns a number of dealerships...

It's at Rusnak which owns a number of dealerships in the SoCal area, including a Mercedes Benz dealership. This particular car looks like it's at their Porsche dealership. Rusnak has been around for...
08-11-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 25,466
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Having been to that facility many times, once the...

Having been to that facility many times, once the car has gone through the VPC process, it is stored indoors. It is a huge, really huge, building that used to be owned by Lockheed or Boeing (not sure...
06-20-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Perhaps something like an alternator going out?...

Perhaps something like an alternator going out? Do they go out gradually? Or just boom, they're gone?
06-20-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Go onto Autotrader.com or cars.com and see what...

Go onto Autotrader.com or cars.com and see what others are selling for. You'll probably mostly find ones with higher mileage, see what they're asking and price yours accordingly. My MIL and I both...
06-20-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By ChuckinTucson

RED MESSAGE -- PICTURE OF BATTERY -- TAKE TO SERVICE CENTER

Title pretty much says it all -- 2006 E320CDI. The screen in front of the driver came up with this message. Message is in red, not the usual white. Shows a picture of a battery and says something...
05-28-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,129
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Not sure where you're driving or how fast, but...

Not sure where you're driving or how fast, but auto high beam doesn't work below 25 mph. Also it will not work when following another car -- it's that sensitive that it can pick up taillights. I've...
04-24-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By ChuckinTucson

The 600 is an incredible car. Jay Leno has one...

The 600 is an incredible car. Jay Leno has one that he does a "review" of on his Jay Leno's Garage YouTube page. Along with a lot of highly complicated systems on the car, one of the craziest things...
04-06-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I've been to the VPC in Long Beach near the...

I've been to the VPC in Long Beach near the airport -- I think it's an old Boeing or McDonald Douglas hanger. Black, black, black, white, silver, black, black, black, white, silver -- rinse and...
03-15-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,815
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I bought the tire and wheel package on my two...

I bought the tire and wheel package on my two past ML's and it has paid for itself many times over. Well worth it from my experience. Have not used it for wheels, but have had at least 8 tires...
01-20-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Another option is to buy a CPO which I did on my...

Another option is to buy a CPO which I did on my last purchase. Have a '15 ML350 that just turned 100,000 miles -- bought the extra two years of available warranty, so fully covered by MB until 5/22...
01-20-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By ChuckinTucson

My route a couple days ago took me from Las Vegas...

My route a couple days ago took me from Las Vegas to Santa Maria to Los Angeles. As the 101 was closed, had to take 166 from Santa Maria back to the 5 (comes out just north of the Grapevine). I...
01-02-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,014
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Congrats on the new ride. I have an ML350 now...

Congrats on the new ride. I have an ML350 now which is way under powered, and have been considering a GL550 as its replacement. That's a beautiful interior, BTW.
12-30-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,338
Posted By ChuckinTucson

We have a 2015 ML350 4 matic that I purchased in...

We have a 2015 ML350 4 matic that I purchased in April 2016 as a CPO. I live in Arizona and bought it from a dealer in Texas. The car has a lot of options, including Night View Assist (never use it),...
12-21-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Saw one today in Long Beach at a company that...

Saw one today in Long Beach at a company that handles Mercedes press relations and special events. Had the Executive Rear Seat Plus option (4 place seating), along with a host of other packages,...
11-27-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I've owned several Mercedes diesels. I recommend...

I've owned several Mercedes diesels. I recommend driving both cars. Here in the US, diesel actually cost more than gas because of the federal tax structure, which doesn't make a lot of sense. The...
10-30-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,832
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Could not agree more. I've talked to my local...

Could not agree more. I've talked to my local dealer about this, as their ads are similar to what you described. Didn't seem interested. The only website I know that lists an exact printout of the...
10-14-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,041
Posted By ChuckinTucson

This might be a little tricky. Your dealer would...

This might be a little tricky. Your dealer would need to buy the car from Mercedes Benz Financial Services (assuming that's who you have it leased through). When I've turned in lease cars to my...
09-07-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,142
Posted By ChuckinTucson

We seem to have come a long way from the days of...

We seem to have come a long way from the days of quiet is better. Remember the days of the acoustic side glass? (Still an option on the E Class.)
08-30-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,952
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I can't comment on Tesla as a car, but I can...

I can't comment on Tesla as a car, but I can comment on their logistics department and their factory owned retail concept. If you go to a lot of Tesla stores (almost called them dealerships), most...
08-29-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,142
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Noticed on the MBUSA website that the...

Noticed on the MBUSA website that the wood/leather steering wheel is no longer a thing, except on the Maybach. Also looks like there are no 12 cylinder models offered.
07-18-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,350
Posted By ChuckinTucson

In any event, whether using the car's computer or...

In any event, whether using the car's computer or the actual miles/gallons pumped method, my 06 E320CDI gets incredible mileage for a 4,000 pound car. I drive it mostly between Tucson and Phoenix...
06-14-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,867
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I bought an '06 E320CDI back in November with...

I bought an '06 E320CDI back in November with 80,000 miles on it. Unfortunately haven't had a chance to drive it much, but my MIL has one with 120,000 miles on it and hasn't much of any issues with...
03-07-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,926
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Don't know if you've ever seen the site...

Don't know if you've ever seen the site texascarsdirect.com. They sell a lot of used MB's and every one of them will have a printout listed showing what came standard and what options are on the car...
03-07-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I don't know. I kinda like it myself. You...

I don't know. I kinda like it myself. You certainly won't see too many of them.
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-09-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,277
Posted By ChuckinTucson

My other "car" is a Peterbilt. I swear by FPPF. ...

My other "car" is a Peterbilt. I swear by FPPF. Have never had any problems with gelling. A small bottle which retails for $10 is good for 250 gallons, which is just about what my tanks hold, so I...
Forum: Diesel Forum
02-08-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,715
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Newer diesel engines that take Diesel Exhaust...

Newer diesel engines that take Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) that Mercedes has branded adBlue are just not where they need to be yet, be it Mercedes Benz or any of the other brands that offer diesel...
01-29-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Highly doubtful someone from Mercedes Benz USA...

Highly doubtful someone from Mercedes Benz USA will see this. I would suggest calling their customer service department directly.
05-21-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,326
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Only problem with that is that the Carfax will...

Only problem with that is that the Carfax will show "Airbag Deployed." That is a major hit.
03-30-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Came >< this close to getting one myself. ...

Came >< this close to getting one myself. Unfortunately with my financial obligations this year (going on an extended cruise), had to settle for a CPO 2015 ML350 (gas this time) with 13,000 miles on...
03-23-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,268
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I had something like this happen, but not...

I had something like this happen, but not exactly. What happened with mine is I'm driving down the freeway and smell brakes. I'm thinking it's a semi in front of me somewhere and don't think...
03-23-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I'm pretty sure that Mercedes CPO has the best...

I'm pretty sure that Mercedes CPO has the best extended warranty in the industry. The GL63 in Arizona was just too much money, the ML63 in Santa Monica fell through (somebody bought it over the...
03-22-2016, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By ChuckinTucson

The search continues. Worked out everything over...

The search continues. Worked out everything over the phone with the salesman. He emailed a purchase order spelling everything out. Gave him a credit card deposit -- everything's a go. This...
03-19-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Goodbye Bluetec, Hello ML63

The lease is up on my 2013 ML350BT next month, so I started looking around for its replacement. I ordered a GLE300d, but after thinking about it, decided the 4 cylinder diesel just wasn't for me.
...
03-07-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,581
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Was going to get this color on the GLE I ordered,...

Was going to get this color on the GLE I ordered, but thought it was just a bit too orange and went to back to my old reliable Lunar Blue. What I really wanted was designo Mystic Red, but it looks...
01-15-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,569
Posted By ChuckinTucson

If you do want to move the car with the door...

If you do want to move the car with the door open, you can put it back into D or R and it will move.
01-14-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By ChuckinTucson

That would be nice if it was included. I almost...

That would be nice if it was included. I almost went with Cardinal red, but went to the dealer to see it in person and it was just leaning a little bit too orange for me. What I really wanted to...
01-13-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By ChuckinTucson

PULLED THE TRIGGER 300d

As the lease on my '13 ML350BT is maturing in April, I went ahead and ordered a new 300d with the following build:

Lunar Blue Metallic
designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Napa Leather
Black Piano...
01-06-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,229
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Ordering a 300d after having a '13 350BT. ...

Ordering a 300d after having a '13 350BT. Without getting into a GLS or moving to Canada, not much choice when it comes to diesels.
01-06-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,757
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Got a build sheet from my sales rep. He wanted...

Got a build sheet from my sales rep. He wanted to make sure he didn't miss anything. I said, good to go. He said he would have the sales manager get in touch with me regarding the money part of the...
12-31-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,757
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Someone has also mentioned that as this will be...

Someone has also mentioned that as this will be my 4th Mercedes from the same dealership that I should get some kind of loyalty discount (not sure if that's something from MB corporate or the...
12-30-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,834
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Glad to hear this. I'm sure the nozzles in...

Glad to hear this. I'm sure the nozzles in Arizona are the same everywhere. Happy to see they made the change.
12-30-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Well, I just went back on the website and now it...

Well, I just went back on the website and now it went through with the ventilated seats and porcelain leather. Who knows.
12-30-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,757
Posted By ChuckinTucson

DISCOUNTS

I was wondering what kind of discounts buyers are seeing on the '16 GLE. My lease is up on my '13 ML350BT in April and I'm going to go in and order a GLE300d today. We probably won't work out the...
12-30-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Sorry to see this. Wonder what the problem with...

Sorry to see this. Wonder what the problem with this combination is. I'm getting the red exterior and really wanted to get the white interior with it. I live in southern Arizona, so the ventilated...
12-28-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Ventilated Seats

I have a '13 350BT with a lease expiring in April. Going to be ordering a new 300d this week, but when I was on the MBUSA configurator, it would not let me add ventilated seats if I picked the...
12-28-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,834
Posted By ChuckinTucson

The DEF pumps at truck stops won't work anyway. ...

The DEF pumps at truck stops won't work anyway. Mercedes has very cleverly installed a screw-on system for adding DEF, so you, at least initially, have to buy it directly from them. You probably...
12-01-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,343
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Well, that went downhill fast.

Well, that went downhill fast.
10-02-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,467
Posted By ChuckinTucson

When seeing what a car is worth, KBB is not very...

When seeing what a car is worth, KBB is not very reliable. They have the "brand" but are always high. To see what your car is really worth, drive it over to Carmax. They usually step up to the...
09-30-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 99,114
Posted By ChuckinTucson

If you paid $1,390 for the wheel and tire...

If you paid $1,390 for the wheel and tire package, I am having trouble figuring out why the dealer (either local or selling) isn't honoring that warranty. I have that on my ML and have used it...
09-30-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By ChuckinTucson

You can also have the mbrace concierge download...

You can also have the mbrace concierge download it.
09-30-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,431
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I understand that reducing the cap cost on a...

I understand that reducing the cap cost on a lease is a bad idea due to not being able to recover it in the event of a total loss (theft or accident), but does the same apply to the one-pay lease? ...
09-07-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Sounds like you got the deal you wanted on a car...

Sounds like you got the deal you wanted on a car you wanted. Enjoy it in good health!
09-01-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,965
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Lovin' comes through again! Thanks.

Lovin' comes through again! Thanks.
09-01-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,801
Posted By ChuckinTucson

You might have them looked at. I have the...

You might have them looked at. I have the lighting package on mine and when I drive down my street at night, it's lit up like daylight.
09-01-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By ChuckinTucson

The redesigned coupe will be a MY2017.

The redesigned coupe will be a MY2017.
08-30-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,888
Posted By ChuckinTucson

That works out to about 3.9%, which does seem...

That works out to about 3.9%, which does seem high. The base rate is set by MBFS, but I think the dealer is allowed to work it up a little (not sure how much). Maybe check another dealer in the...
08-28-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,971
Posted By ChuckinTucson

You're right. 7 months remaining on lease. My...

You're right. 7 months remaining on lease. My sales guy told me if I can wait 3-4 months, it will be a lot easier than trying to trade now. It's either putting in a LOT of cash with the deal or...
08-28-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,971
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Just talked to my indy shop and they will install...

Just talked to my indy shop and they will install it as long as it comes with instructions.

The guy just emailed me a link to the instructions. Price is going down to $449 on 9//1. Nice.
08-28-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,971
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Thank you very much for this information. I did...

Thank you very much for this information. I did find one on eBay. I'm wondering if my indy MB repair place will install it for me. I don't have to get the truck emission tested where I live so...
08-28-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,971
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Should mention that this truck is leased (I'm...

Should mention that this truck is leased (I'm way, way, way over on miles). The dealer is working with me on a pull ahead program, but I still have 7 payments left. He said he can "forgive" 3-4 of...
08-27-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,971
Posted By ChuckinTucson

ADBLUE HEATER

I know this topic has been posted before, many times it seems, but nothing is too current. I have a '13 ML350BT with 66,000 miles on it. The CEL came on. A couple of days later it started acting...
08-19-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,548
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Do they appear to be out of alignment when you're...

Do they appear to be out of alignment when you're driving -- either too high or too low?
08-12-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,501
Posted By ChuckinTucson

When the CLA came out they had some "bugs" on...

When the CLA came out they had some "bugs" on that page of their website. I sent mbusa a tweet about it. They replied right away, fixed the bug and sent me a code for a free cup of coffee at...
07-24-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Except our friends to the north can still get it....

Except our friends to the north can still get it. Must be the U.S. CAFE standards that killed it.
07-24-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By ChuckinTucson

"I don't get the dust out of the air vents with a...

"I don't get the dust out of the air vents with a q-tip."

What kind of heretic are you?? Seriously, that goes down as my "internet quote of the day." (PS: You're not alone.)
07-24-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,695
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I know recently that the price of diesel was...

I know recently that the price of diesel was higher than gasoline in the US, but not sure what happened, but yesterday in Arizona, diesel was $.50 cheaper than the lowest priced gasoline, and today...
07-24-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 103,298
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Depending on your driving habits I can see where...

Depending on your driving habits I can see where it could be a good investment. I see them mostly on Ferraris -- the guys who probably need it the most.
07-24-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 103,298
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I noticed from your license plate frame that...

I noticed from your license plate frame that you're a member of the 11-99 Foundation. While the primary purpose of the foundation is to provide scholarships, have you ever had gotten the benefit of...
07-18-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By ChuckinTucson

You're exactly right. Had a friend with a caviar...

You're exactly right. Had a friend with a caviar XJL and it is very similar. Beautiful colors.
07-15-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,965
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Agreed

Agreed
07-15-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,669
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Very nice build. Except for a different color...

Very nice build. Except for a different color combination, the only difference I'd do with that build is drop the pano roof. Have that on my '13 and it's always in the closed position. I live in...
07-15-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,454
Posted By ChuckinTucson

My dealer in Tucson washes for free whether in...

My dealer in Tucson washes for free whether in for service or just dropping in. Have bought several cars from them, but I think they'll do it for anybody with a Mercedes Benz.
07-15-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By ChuckinTucson

2016 E Class Side Impact Mitigation

Just read about the new 2016 E Class technology and one thing really caught my attention. If the car senses you're about to hit from the side (don't ask me how it knows this -- cameras?) it readies...
07-14-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,623
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I had a '12 C350 with the 302 hp engine. Loved...

I had a '12 C350 with the 302 hp engine. Loved the car and power. Only problem was keeping tires on it.
07-14-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,164
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Yep, you're weird.

Yep, you're weird.
07-14-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,250
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Thank you, Lovin. Not only do you have excellent...

Thank you, Lovin. Not only do you have excellent taste in automobiles, but from the looks of your posts you are quite skilled in the technical side of things as well.
07-13-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,368
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I'd call a convenient Mercedes dealer, give the...

I'd call a convenient Mercedes dealer, give the service department your VIN number and ask what warranty coverage you have.
07-13-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I believe that is what the bar graph is for --...

I believe that is what the bar graph is for -- currently showing 2.5 in the above picture.
07-13-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,425
Posted By ChuckinTucson

My sister-in-law totalled her C a few weeks ago. ...

My sister-in-law totalled her C a few weeks ago. The insurance company wanted a list of what options the car had. She went on line and found several for sale nearby and submitted them to her...
07-13-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,250
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Off topic question, Steam, but how do you get the...

Off topic question, Steam, but how do you get the pictures to go full size like that? Every time I've posted a picture it turns into a thumbnail that you have to click.
07-05-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,204
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I'm away on business a lot for 4-6 weeks time. ...

I'm away on business a lot for 4-6 weeks time. Never have any issues with starting the car upon my return. Did this with both an S500 and a C class.
07-04-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Easiest way is just to call your service adviser...

Easiest way is just to call your service adviser and give him your VIN #. They can look it up. Or the sales person you bought it from.
06-30-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Don't feel insulted if you're familiar with this...

Don't feel insulted if you're familiar with this but not everyone is . . . so here's my idea. Do you leave the light switch in the AUTO or 0 position when you park it? I have seen people turn the...
06-30-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,010
Posted By ChuckinTucson

It's amazing what a little competition will do. ...

It's amazing what a little competition will do. I live near Tucson, Arizona where there is only one dealer and the service department over charges for everything. If I drive 100 or so north to...
06-30-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Listen to this guy. My advice as you have...

Listen to this guy.

My advice as you have the $100K available is to look for a 2014 or 2015 CPO with the color/option packages that mean the most to you. You'll receive an extra year of warranty...
06-22-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By ChuckinTucson

My gripe with it is when I get close to my...

My gripe with it is when I get close to my destination (sometimes), it will say "You are entering an area where turn-by-turn directions are not available." It's done this more than a few times in...
06-22-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,972
Posted By ChuckinTucson

In addition to Xenon lights, you get the...

In addition to Xenon lights, you get the IntelliBeam Light system which will automatically turn on the high beams when needed and turn them off when they're not needed. My ML has this, my C doesn't...
06-22-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I was reading elsewhere on this forum on how to...

I was reading elsewhere on this forum on how to reset the transmission. Do the following and see if it helps:

If you have Keyless Go,
Press the Start button twice (without your foot on the...
06-22-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,768
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I have a '13 ML350BT that is coming off lease in...

I have a '13 ML350BT that is coming off lease in about 10 months. I'm over on miles and was planning on shelling out some bucks for that, but I really like this vehicle, have had virtually no...
06-22-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,540
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I've had some car washes tape the rear wiper to...

I've had some car washes tape the rear wiper to the window so that it doesn't flap around when the air blast from the dryer hits it.
06-19-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,824
Posted By ChuckinTucson

According to the recent press release from MBUSA,...

According to the recent press release from MBUSA, they will have a C class diesel for 2016. Being built, along with every other C class for US market, in Alabama.
06-19-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By ChuckinTucson

The extended warranty should cover everything the...

The extended warranty should cover everything the original warranty covers as long as it's with Mercedes Benz.
06-19-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By ChuckinTucson

They can order a new cover, i.e., the new MB Tex...

They can order a new cover, i.e., the new MB Tex or leather. Don't need to get the whole seat. I had one replaced recently, but it was covered under warranty, so couldn't tell you the cost.
06-19-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Exactly this.

Exactly this.
06-19-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,811
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Steamliner, agree with you that this would be a...

Steamliner, agree with you that this would be a great system to have in helping to back out of a driveway, etc. Something I've seen on the Phantom and, I think, the Ghost is cameras mounted on the...
06-19-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,659
Posted By ChuckinTucson

That is a beautiful color combination. Very nice...

That is a beautiful color combination. Very nice pictures.
06-15-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,811
Posted By ChuckinTucson

That damn power steering. Just sucks so much...

That damn power steering. Just sucks so much horsepower. And air conditioning! Don't get me started.
06-15-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,390
Posted By ChuckinTucson

As my lawyer always says . . . "on the one hand...

As my lawyer always says . . . "on the one hand . . ."
06-14-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,390
Posted By ChuckinTucson

With a lease you do NOT want to pay any money...

With a lease you do NOT want to pay any money down as a reduction of the cap cost. You will need to make first month's payment, doc fees, registration, etc. But if you put $5,000 down (as an...
06-13-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By ChuckinTucson

"Penis substitutes" Love it. I always heard it...

"Penis substitutes" Love it. I always heard it said, the longer the hood the shorter the . . .
06-11-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Sorry that particular one didn't work out for...

Sorry that particular one didn't work out for you. I have a '13 with 55,000 miles on it and recently purchased extended warranty through Endurance. I got their exclusionary coverage which pretty...
06-11-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By ChuckinTucson

You'll want the lighting package. I have it on...

You'll want the lighting package. I have it on my '13 ML350BT and really like it. My C doesn't have it and I wish it did.
06-10-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,370
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I've owned Mercedes going back to my first one...

I've owned Mercedes going back to my first one out of college in 1972. To me it's not only the car, which I've always found rock solid, but also the dealer experience. I've bought my last 5 from...
06-06-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,965
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Now that's cool. Thanks for the link.

Now that's cool. Thanks for the link.
06-06-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,965
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Anyone know what option 874 Magic Vision Control...

Anyone know what option 874 Magic Vision Control is?
06-03-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,326
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I had my '13 ML350BT in for service and they gave...

I had my '13 ML350BT in for service and they gave me a C400 with the Eco Start/Stop. It's the first car I've driven with it. Spent part of the day with it and it didn't bother me at all.
06-03-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,486
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Jamie does have good prices. Unfortunately I...

Jamie does have good prices. Unfortunately I dragged my feet on deciding what to do with my '13 ML350BT and ran it out of the factory warranty. Went with Endurance with their exclusionary policy.
05-26-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By ChuckinTucson

It was for a total of 100K on the odo, not...

It was for a total of 100K on the odo, not additional. Price was $5,700, but it is an exclusionary warranty with very few things excluded. I could have gotten just a power train warranty for around...
05-24-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,560
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I know Canada may have different packages/options...

I know Canada may have different packages/options than the US, but I see that Panoramic roof comes with the Premium Package, which 99.9% of MB vehicles have. I hate Pano roofs so don't like this...
05-24-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Decided to just keep this one and buy it after...

Decided to just keep this one and buy it after lease. I'll pay about $3,000 or so more than what I could buy a comparable one for, but that is much less than my over mileage fees will be. I bought...
05-24-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,162
Posted By ChuckinTucson

The "touchless" high pressure systems are the...

The "touchless" high pressure systems are the worst for paint. They have to use stronger soaps/chemicals to get the dirt off.
05-21-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By ChuckinTucson

$600 for an A and B service is much less than...

$600 for an A and B service is much less than what I pay here in Tucson.
05-20-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Buyout right now is $50,300 which is WAY more...

Buyout right now is $50,300 which is WAY more than the car is worth. Residual at the end of the lease in 11 months is $39,400. The car will be worth around mid-$30s ($34-36) then with 80,000 miles...
05-20-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Looking for Advice on Lease/Purchase ML350BT

We presently have a '13 ML350BT which we really like. Unfortunately we leased it for 36 months and a total of 45,000 miles. My husband got into real estate and has been driving the holy hell out of...
05-18-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By ChuckinTucson

We almost did the same thing . . . traded in a...

We almost did the same thing . . . traded in a '12 C350 sedan for a '13 ML350 Bluetec. Have enjoyed the ML a lot for long trips. Live in AZ so don't need the carpet protection as much as those in...
05-18-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,312
Posted By ChuckinTucson

It's not an option. Go to vehicle settings, then...

It's not an option. Go to vehicle settings, then I believe, convenience features. There is an option to select or not select tilting mirror on reverse.
05-18-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Like $600

Like $600
05-14-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,872
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I feel your pain. I have a C250 that I use...

I feel your pain. I have a C250 that I use occasionally, but there is nothing more frustrating than knowing something is wrong with your car and the dealer telling you everything is fine. It's too...
05-14-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By ChuckinTucson

One thing you can look at is on the mbusa website...

One thing you can look at is on the mbusa website under "Build" at the very end of your build is a listing for Prepaid Maintenance for 2, 3 and 4 years. You can buy this when you lease the car and...
05-14-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,575
Posted By ChuckinTucson

If you open the driver door while a Mercedes (or...

If you open the driver door while a Mercedes (or Jaguar) is in D it will automatically go into P. You can over-ride this by putting the gear selector back to D and the car will move with the door...
05-14-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,108
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Beautiful color combination. I live south of...

Beautiful color combination. I live south of Tucson so I know what you mean by sunny!
05-09-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,312
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I wish we could get a C class diesel. They get...

I wish we could get a C class diesel. They get crazy good fuel economy.
05-06-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,715
Posted By ChuckinTucson

The closest dealer to me is in Tucson, next...

The closest dealer to me is in Tucson, next closest is about 100 further. The one in Tucson has outrageous service prices and are always adding something to the bill. Oh, you needed wiper blades @...
05-06-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,348
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Why is it the dealership's fault? They didn't...

Why is it the dealership's fault? They didn't wash the car.

But, OP you were right in escalating this up to corporate. I'm surprised the dealership didn't cover it. They have "good will" cash...
05-06-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,320
Posted By ChuckinTucson

It wouldn't be covered under the car's warranty,...

It wouldn't be covered under the car's warranty, but if there is Tire & Wheel protection package (at extra cost), it would be covered under that. I've replaced several tires on my ML. That package...
05-05-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Following the service intervals as if it were a...

Following the service intervals as if it were a religion. Welcome to the MB family. They're awesome cars. I just bought number #9 or #10 (lost count) last December.
05-05-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By ChuckinTucson

As you have a manual transmission, I'm going to...

As you have a manual transmission, I'm going to GUESS that it may be the clutch is not fully engaging. What I mean is that if you have the cruise on and barely touch the clutch, it will disengage...
05-05-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,348
Posted By ChuckinTucson

You shouldn't have to "tell" them anything. I'd...

You shouldn't have to "tell" them anything. I'd just point and ask what they're going to do about it. If they refuse to fix it under warranty, I'd escalate it up the chain of command. I wouldn't...
05-05-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By ChuckinTucson

UPDATING SUB FORUM HEADINGS

Not sure who to address this to, but the heading for this sub forum says "2008 - present." As the W205 is out now, "to present" isn't correct. I've noticed a few other sub forums are out of order,...
05-05-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,287
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Definitely I-6. Cast iron block vs. aluminum,...

Definitely I-6. Cast iron block vs. aluminum, plus very easy to work on.
05-01-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,830
Posted By ChuckinTucson

artann927, can I ask how much you paid total...

artann927, can I ask how much you paid total including labor?
05-01-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Just delivered one that was auctioned at Mecum in...

Just delivered one that was auctioned at Mecum in Houston a couple weeks ago to a collector in Colorado. Had 7 miles on it. If you google the word "bad ass" that car should come up. The exhaust...
05-01-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,272
Posted By ChuckinTucson

This listing is for a used car lot, not an...

This listing is for a used car lot, not an authorized new car dealer, let along a Mercedes dealership. The MB CPO warranty is second to none but only available from a Mercedes dealer.
04-29-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,262
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I've often said this myself.

I've often said this myself.
04-28-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Thanks, Luccia. I'll take you up on that offer.

Thanks, Luccia. I'll take you up on that offer.
04-27-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By ChuckinTucson

That's a great suggestion. I'll give it a whirl.

That's a great suggestion. I'll give it a whirl.
04-26-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Thank you everyone for your input. There is only...

Thank you everyone for your input. There is only one dealer in Tucson and they are definitely priced high because of that. I used to go to a service adviser there that was really a good and honest...
04-23-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By ChuckinTucson

ADVICE ON SERVICE PRICES

Just had the oil changed on my mother-in-law's E320CDI (2006). They recommended a coolant flush for $210, a fuel filter for $220 and said that the motor mounts were compressed and would be $834 to...
04-18-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I like how they mentioned that it has the Driver...

I like how they mentioned that it has the Driver Assistance Package, not once, not twice, not three time, but four times. However, this dealer at least lists the options that are on the car. I love...
04-11-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Depending on what options are on it, it could...

Depending on what options are on it, it could have been over $80K new. The ad doesn't say much except for the designo interior, which is over $4K . . . doesn't say if it's got Driver's Assistance...
04-07-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,172
Posted By ChuckinTucson

You, Sir, win the "quote of the week." Well...

You, Sir, win the "quote of the week." Well put.
03-23-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,672
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I had a friend several years ago negotiating on...

I had a friend several years ago negotiating on the price of a Mercedes and was looking to get an additional $1,000 off. He and his wife were in the salesman's booth "haggling" when the wife said to...
03-09-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 12,831
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I bought an E Class sight unseen (I live in...

I bought an E Class sight unseen (I live in Arizona, car was in Dallas). I hired an independent appraiser to look the car over. He gave a very detailed report that included pictures. Well worth...
03-07-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,674
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Yes, they quoted for $6,200 for an additional 2...

Yes, they quoted for $6,200 for an additional 2 years (for a total of 6), but only up to 75,000, which would only be another 25,000 for me. I don't think either one is worth it.
03-07-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 12,831
Posted By ChuckinTucson

With the trouble you're having and have had with...

With the trouble you're having and have had with the car, you should let us know who you bought it from so others can steer clear. Also, I'd go on review sites and let them have it as well. You...
03-04-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,674
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Just talked to them on my '13 ML350Bluetec. I...

Just talked to them on my '13 ML350Bluetec. I have 49,000 miles on it. They will sell me an exclusionary policy with $200 deductible for $5,600. Covers the car for the next 3 years or up to...
03-03-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 12,831
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Those pictures look like an open carriers, not...

Those pictures look like an open carriers, not enclosed. Did I misread? Or was it supposed to come enclosed but came open instead?
02-26-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,240
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Agreed 100%. A good question to pose to Dr. Z

Agreed 100%. A good question to pose to Dr. Z
02-25-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,057
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Saw several Macybach S600s this past Monday. ...

Saw several Macybach S600s this past Monday. They were Mercedes-owned factory cars that were used for the Academy Awards. Absolutely beautiful. The extra "stretch" doesn't look out of proportion...
02-25-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,240
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I'm with you on this one Streamliner. Was told...

I'm with you on this one Streamliner. Was told it's because of the Keyless Go (which all W222 have). It's across the entire Mercedes Benz line on cars equipped with Keyless Go.
02-12-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,796
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I'm with you on the rear end redesign. How that...

I'm with you on the rear end redesign. How that got through whatever committee approved it is beyond me.
02-08-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By ChuckinTucson

cmpcpro, I used to be like you, but as I've...

cmpcpro, I used to be like you, but as I've gotten older my hearing of high pitched noises has diminished quit a bit. The one place that used to drive me crazy was the jewelry counters at high end...
02-08-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,116
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I could live with it :) Looks like that rear...

I could live with it :)

Looks like that rear compartment would be pretty comfortable.
02-08-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By ChuckinTucson

It looks like the passenger compartment fared...

It looks like the passenger compartment fared pretty well, i.e., the driver door is open. No idea what speed anyone was going, but from I understand Jenner's car rear ended the Lexus on PCH, causing...
02-05-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,655
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Can confirm. Just got a C250 to keep at my office...

Can confirm. Just got a C250 to keep at my office in Phoenix. Was a former service loaner and got a smokin' lease deal.
01-20-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,182
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Was the .0015 quoted prior to running a credit...

Was the .0015 quoted prior to running a credit report? My experience is that MBFS sets the MF depending on what tier credit the customer falls under. That .0025 does seem really high though --...
01-20-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,027
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I second your comments on the Becker system. My...

I second your comments on the Becker system. My C250 has it. My ML350 has the regular Command system with navigation, and the Becker system to me is more much complicated than it needs to be.
01-20-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,598
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Your picture above of the Maybach 62 illustrates...

Your picture above of the Maybach 62 illustrates my point made awhile ago that one of the reasons for that car's failure to sell (among others) was the god awful color combinations with which they...
01-12-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Nuru, how are you enjoying your S350BT. I...

Nuru, how are you enjoying your S350BT. I remember from here on the forums when you were looking and purchased the one with the beautiful brown interior. Are you happy with your purchase? Also,...
01-12-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By ChuckinTucson

For a luxury car, Mercedes has an abysmal lack of...

For a luxury car, Mercedes has an abysmal lack of colors. Take a look a the Bentley configurator. They must have 50+ colors available.
01-12-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Under normal circumstances, you can't lock the...

Under normal circumstances, you can't lock the car while the engine running; however, there is a way to do it: Take the metal key out of the key fob. Turn the car on. Open driver's door, hit power...
01-11-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,699
Posted By ChuckinTucson

My parents were also in a very major accident in...

My parents were also in a very major accident in their S Class when a motorhome pulled out in front of them awhile they were going 55+ mph. Everything worked as it should, seat belts automatically...
01-08-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 103,298
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Glad to see Mercedes is moving the headquarters...

Glad to see Mercedes is moving the headquarters to Atlanta. Their offices in New Jersey were one of the nightmare spots to pick-up and deliver cars. It's as if they never thought they'd have cars...
12-29-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By ChuckinTucson

For Driver Assistance Package (distronic) look at...

For Driver Assistance Package (distronic) look at the front grill. You will notice a solid "square" in the lower part of the grill in the center.
12-27-2014, 10:01 PM
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Posted By ChuckinTucson

Really like the color. Saw it at my local dealer...

Really like the color. Saw it at my local dealer on an E wagon. I've been stuck on Lunar Blue for the past few cars -- may have to rethink that.

Enjoy!
12-25-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Not sure if you located in the USA or not, but I...

Not sure if you located in the USA or not, but I know my insurance has zero deductible glass coverage. I had the same thing happen except that it was the front passenger window on my ML and they...
12-25-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By ChuckinTucson

CPO warranty is an additional year (for a total...

CPO warranty is an additional year (for a total of 5) plus unlimited miles. You can also buy up to 2 additional years with unlimited miles for a total of 7 years from the time of the original...
12-25-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 103,298
Posted By ChuckinTucson

My mother had a '67 Lincoln Continental with...

My mother had a '67 Lincoln Continental with those doors. She was going through what I call her "turquoise" period, so the car was turquoise (not sure of the factory name of the color) with black...
12-20-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By ChuckinTucson

The 12% off seems like a good reduction. They...

The 12% off seems like a good reduction. They probably aren't making a lot on the front end of the deal, thus they're trying to make it up on the MF. It works out to 3.12% to 3.6%. Although I...
12-01-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 103,298
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I'd just like to say that this thread has gone...

I'd just like to say that this thread has gone entirely too long. I think we're all over this car and it's time for LM for order another one and start another thread. I'm thinking the new...
11-28-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 103,298
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Wanted to throw out a little something about the...

Wanted to throw out a little something about the dealership on Howard St. in San Francisco. I transport high-end cars in an enclosed trailer and although don't usually do new car deliveries will...
11-28-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,289
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Probably 20-30 years ago I was at the Buick...

Probably 20-30 years ago I was at the Buick dealership where a friend worked in sales. He showed me a "Buick" with a Chevrolet steering wheel and Pontiac emblems on the wheels. Came from the...
11-28-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 103,298
Posted By ChuckinTucson

I think what makes this car so special to...

I think what makes this car so special to everyone who has been following the process is how thoroughly Lovin' has kept us up to date. We're all MB "nuts" and love our cars, but this one is really...
11-26-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,289
Posted By ChuckinTucson

In watching/listening to the video, it reminded...

In watching/listening to the video, it reminded me of one of my pet peeves, and that is the DING when you open the driver's door. There is a msg that says "Don't Forget to Remove Key" or something...
11-24-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 103,298
Posted By ChuckinTucson

That new facility in Long Beach is certainly...

That new facility in Long Beach is certainly welcome news. I didn't realize they were as far along on it as they are. This will allow them to drive the cars directly off the ship into the VPC...
11-20-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,561
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Thanks for the heads up on this guy. Just got...

Thanks for the heads up on this guy. Just got off the phone with him. Told him he was getting a little press here on the MB forum. My local dealer wanted almost $3,000 for an additional year and...
11-20-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,420
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Just wanted to add what the others have said, and...

Just wanted to add what the others have said, and that is, OP, you're on the right track. I live just a little south of you (south of Tucson) and Scottsdale is a beautiful place to live. It looks...
11-20-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,420
Posted By ChuckinTucson

Another excellent post! Made my day.

Another excellent post! Made my day.
11-20-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,420
Posted By ChuckinTucson

You mentioned you live in a low-cost area;...

You mentioned you live in a low-cost area; however, $2,000/month for mortgage would indicate otherwise. Your mortgage payment is almost 50% of your disposable income which is considered pretty high....
11-19-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,455
Posted By ChuckinTucson

From the background in the pictures it looks like...

From the background in the pictures it looks like you may live in Arizona?
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