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03-04-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,915
Posted By Double Eagle

I traded in a 1997 E-320 for my first 2003 W-211....

I traded in a 1997 E-320 for my first 2003 W-211. It was an early one and didn't have the NAV system that I wanted but the dealer manager said he would give me a discount on the NAV and it would be...
10-04-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By Double Eagle

I had one similar experience about four months...

I had one similar experience about four months ago which also started at about 30 MPH. I was on a busy street, Century Blvd, returning from a drop off at LAX. It revved but seemed like it was in...
08-15-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By Double Eagle

Flash is right. The MB extended doesn't cover...

Flash is right. The MB extended doesn't cover the music, NAv, speakers or the other COMAND functions. This is the MAJOR omission in the warranty.
08-15-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,716
Posted By Double Eagle

You used to be able to get one alignment for free...

You used to be able to get one alignment for free on the early, 2003, W211's and they also installed a bolt kit to make future alignments easier. compolain about it and you should get it done for...
08-07-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By Double Eagle

[QUOTE=jimm;2355895]“LIKES” “DISLIKE”...

[QUOTE=jimm;2355895]“LIKES”



“DISLIKE”

This is probably curable - but I haven’t figured out how
yet:

About 1 in 4 times - the seat belt won’t “stretch” so you
08-02-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By Double Eagle

Very Nice and the right color combination for...

Very Nice and the right color combination for your area.
Enjoy it.
07-14-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By Double Eagle

I also would not select a vehicle solely on the...

I also would not select a vehicle solely on the basis of a NAV; however, my neighbor got the new Lexus LS 460 over the MB S550 and the NAV was a Major factor in his decision. He aslo has the deluxe...
07-14-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By Double Eagle

[QUOTE=gotoschoolhere;2319255]Apple is developing...

[QUOTE=gotoschoolhere;2319255]Apple is developing a new nav system for Mercs.

According to these articles, it is going to be debut in select models for 2009 and prototypes are being tested now.
...
07-02-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By Double Eagle

San Clemente is near sea level.

San Clemente is near sea level.
07-02-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,400
Posted By Double Eagle

I'm really happy with the mileage on the highway...

I'm really happy with the mileage on the highway and around town. As you can see by my photos, I didn't drive slow for the 1100 mile tirp last month as I was by myself and made the trip in one day...
07-02-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By Double Eagle

There have been many reports of this problem, and...

There have been many reports of this problem, and it can be corrected by replacing the oil level sensor. Usually it will occur after you have had a lengthy ride up a moderate grade and will often go...
06-28-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,400
Posted By Double Eagle

On a recent trip I traveled 1100 miles in one day...

On a recent trip I traveled 1100 miles in one day and averages 26.3 mpg at an average speed of 74 mph.This was a trip from CA to CO and went over four mountain passes. Got the same results on return...
Forum: Test
06-28-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By Double Eagle

Test

Sample Photo Upload

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7163/img3761hz3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
06-13-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,705
Posted By Double Eagle

I agree with W211 Ryda that Costco and Discount...

I agree with W211 Ryda that Costco and Discount tires (or America's Tire) are probably your best bets. Costco doesn't have all makes but do have Michellin's and they provide nitrogen fill. Discount...
01-25-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,573
Posted By Double Eagle

Hope this is not the final production version. I...

Hope this is not the final production version. I don't really like what I see in this photo.
01-20-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Double Eagle

I've bought three cars from them and had no...

I've bought three cars from them and had no problems with their service at any time. In fact, before an earlier E-320 I owned went out of warranty, they corrected many things at no cost they...
01-20-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Double Eagle

I agree in TOTAL with your concerns. Our E-Class...

I agree in TOTAL with your concerns. Our E-Class NAV is one of the worst on the road and the discs are equally bad. It can't even get me to my house correctly and we've lived here over 20 years. ...
12-03-2006, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By Double Eagle

I saw several at the LA Auto Show yesterday and...

I saw several at the LA Auto Show yesterday and didn't like them. They are primarily major cosmetic changes to the lines and appearance of an MB. I much prefer the Brabus, more suttle changes to...
11-21-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By Double Eagle

I had a somewhat similar problem but noise wasn't...

I had a somewhat similar problem but noise wasn't really loud; however, it was annoying. I got a new "white" Apple connection cable for the link between the iPod and the jack in the glove box and...
10-27-2006, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,026
Posted By Double Eagle

I had the oil sensor leak in my E-500 in January...

I had the oil sensor leak in my E-500 in January 2004. Then they replaced the sensor, did an undercarriage wash and threw in a free detail for my trouble. No problems since.
10-12-2006, 07:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,842
Posted By Double Eagle

As others have said, glad you are OK but sorry...

As others have said, glad you are OK but sorry about the damage. Do you have SBC in your 2006? If so, it should have reacted faster and may have prevented your accident. If not, your car probably...
10-12-2006, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By Double Eagle

The 142 miles was from Flagstaff on I-10 heading...

The 142 miles was from Flagstaff on I-10 heading west towards Kingman, AZ. We got gas and I noticed the high mileage so took the photo above.

This is not the first time I've noticed higher...
10-12-2006, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By Double Eagle

Good Mileage and Performance

We recently completed a 3300 mile, sixteen day trip through seven states in the west and southwest US in our E-500. We got over 23 MPG at an average speed of 53 MPH for the entire trip and noted gas...
Forum: Test
10-12-2006, 12:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By Double Eagle

Photo upload test

Here are some photos
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1556/img1909vc0.jpg
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4959/img1878ul7.jpg
09-16-2006, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By Double Eagle

You may be right but in the W-211 E's, the...

You may be right but in the W-211 E's, the extended warranty from MB does NOT cover the COMAND system and related electronic items, e.g. Nav, Audio, phone. It does cover suspension as well as power...
09-06-2006, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By Double Eagle

The Mister Clean Erasers work pretty good ro...

The Mister Clean Erasers work pretty good ro really bad spots, but I like Auto GLym Interior Shampoo for moderate dirt. It's expensive but works well. I have no really bad spots in over three years...
09-06-2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,514
Posted By Double Eagle

Infiniti has the right approach. Having lived in...

Infiniti has the right approach. Having lived in England, it was highly desirable to have a hand brake with your manual transmission cars and trucks. In the 70's there were very few people driving...
08-19-2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By Double Eagle

You might want to be careful with the update. If...

You might want to be careful with the update. If you have one of the 2003 Nav replacement vehicles that enable you to see DVD movies as well as the Nav display, I believe there was a post earlier...
08-02-2006, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,808
Posted By Double Eagle

Your dealer should replace this for free if car...

Your dealer should replace this for free if car is still under warranty. If close to the warranty date, but not over, give them a call and tell them about the problem and see if you can't arrange...
07-31-2006, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,231
Posted By Double Eagle

George Bernard Shaw is generally thought to be...

George Bernard Shaw is generally thought to be the first person to say "We (the British and Americans) are two countries separated by a common language." However, many have said it since then.
...
07-28-2006, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,231
Posted By Double Eagle

Thanks for this excellent link. I learned what I...

Thanks for this excellent link. I learned what I needed about the S Class in addtion to the E. If you hit the English link, it's all in English.
07-25-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,589
Posted By Double Eagle

Mufflers are an integral part of the exhaust...

Mufflers are an integral part of the exhaust system and replacing them could cause a change in the overall operation of the catalytic converter and other emissions control equipment. Should that...
07-17-2006, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,731
Posted By Double Eagle

I also got one for a rental and really liked it. ...

I also got one for a rental and really liked it. The interior was laid out well and it drove quite nice. Considering the price difference and great warranty, I could live with the "copy cat" design...
07-17-2006, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,522
Posted By Double Eagle

I quit after the first year because neither...

I quit after the first year because neither Tele-aid or the On-Star in my Yukon would work in areas of Utah, Colarado and Nevada that my cell phone works in. When I really needed ON-Star in my Yukon...
07-15-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 630
Posted By Double Eagle

Good Deal for MBCA Members

I just got by July/August issue of "The Star" magazine for Mercedes Benz Club of America members. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of MBCA, MBUSA is giving a cash reward to persons who have been an...
07-11-2006, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By Double Eagle

I've had this with other cars and trucks with...

I've had this with other cars and trucks with high mileage when differential bearings and rear end gears are going bad. Usually it's when I've used the vehicle to tow trailers. However, I've never...
07-10-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,797
Posted By Double Eagle

Reuben's is near where I live and has an...

Reuben's is near where I live and has an excellent reputation. Another very good shop is Elite Motors in Mission Viejo. Here is a link to their shop http://ocautosites.com/EliteMotors/. Many of my...
07-10-2006, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By Double Eagle

You have one of the first "03's and I also had...

You have one of the first "03's and I also had one. These early '03's had a lot of problems but most were corrected during the first year. Since I had paid for the GPS, I was one of the lucky ones...
06-28-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Double Eagle

Maybe I've been lucky, but yesterday in our trip...

Maybe I've been lucky, but yesterday in our trip to Hollywood, the outside temp was indicating has high as 107 and we were at a comfy 72 without any problems. We've been through death valley and the...
06-05-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,691
Posted By Double Eagle

Hope you have many pleasant miles in your new...

Hope you have many pleasant miles in your new E-550, and glad the comments from this forum were helpful to you in making your decision.
06-03-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,973
Posted By Double Eagle

I can get small frame glasses in that holder but...

I can get small frame glasses in that holder but I use the compartment in the middle of the drivers seat (lower cushion) for larger sunglasses with wrap around frames. This is the same comparment...
06-02-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 25,997
Posted By Double Eagle

This is the message I got with the faulty brake...

This is the message I got with the faulty brake switch and not for worn pads. The repair was free and didn't take long. Your car should still be under warranty and it should be free.

I had all...
06-02-2006, 12:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 25,997
Posted By Double Eagle

I had that problem a couple months back after the...

I had that problem a couple months back after the front brakes were replaced, and it was caused by a faulty Stop Light Switch. That is a switch which activates when you touch the brake pedal. It...
05-31-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,691
Posted By Double Eagle

I don't like the CLS because of poor side and...

I don't like the CLS because of poor side and rear visibility and the rather low driver seat position. I would not enjoy driving this car on a long trip; however, would be OK for most of my city...
05-19-2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,837
Posted By Double Eagle

I've been very happy with my Pirelli P Zero M&S...

I've been very happy with my Pirelli P Zero M&S tires Quiet, smooth and no vibrations. Much better than the OEM Conti's They are a softer tire than the Michelin's and I don't light them up very...
05-19-2006, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By Double Eagle

I would check Konigster's excellent Sticky Post...

I would check Konigster's excellent Sticky Post on Service Campaigns at the top of this board and note all that apply to your VIN. Hopefully, you will have a good realtionship with one of the...
05-16-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By Double Eagle

Thanks for the link. Another strong endorsement...

Thanks for the link. Another strong endorsement for the "Facelift"
05-08-2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Double Eagle

I'm pretty sure it has a plus or minus 50 foot...

I'm pretty sure it has a plus or minus 50 foot variation in elevation display. That is if you are not at least 50 feet below sea level, it would read zero. Then when it gets to be more than that...
05-07-2006, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Double Eagle

GPS Screen Display at Low Elevations

Last week we drove our E-500 to Death Valley National Park. As we got below sea level, we noticed the GPS display of Altitude would reset to 43000 feet as you got below zero elevation. It then...
04-29-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By Double Eagle

Great Review of the 2007 S550

CNET has provided an excellent review of the new Mercedes 2007 S550 today. Here is a link to it: http://reviews.cnet.com/2007_Mercedes_Benz_S550/4505-10865_7-31814635.html?tag=nl.e729

They have...
04-28-2006, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Double Eagle

I would like for not only the street you are on...

I would like for not only the street you are on to be displayed in the Center console, but also the street name and distance to the next street you will be turning at and the direction (left or...
04-15-2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Double Eagle

Excellent link and very good video. Thanks...

Excellent link and very good video.

Thanks for posting it.
04-13-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,185
Posted By Double Eagle

If you get to the Home Screen and click on the...

If you get to the Home Screen and click on the first photo on the right, it should load and play for you. However, if you can't get to the Home Screen you may have a Pop Up Blocker preventing you...
04-13-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,908
Posted By Double Eagle

I had one of the first E-500's that was supposed...

I had one of the first E-500's that was supposed to hav NAV in it, and this car had a lot of recalls the first few months-engine mounts, brakes, SRS and some others. They decided not to put NAV in...
04-12-2006, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,982
Posted By Double Eagle

I really like this feature in both hot and cold...

I really like this feature in both hot and cold weather. If it's cold, you can hit it when you for a short time into a store and come back and find your car still warm. I've heard they have taken...
04-10-2006, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,507
Posted By Double Eagle

I don't like them on your silver car but don't...

I don't like them on your silver car but don't mind them on a black AMG.
04-10-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,969
Posted By Double Eagle

Recommend you have your tires rotated and...

Recommend you have your tires rotated and balanced about every 5,000 miles in the future. Many places do this for free for life ot the tires you buy from them. If you do this, you won't likely be...
04-08-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Double Eagle

Please tell us your location. This may be...

Please tell us your location. This may be something you only get in European head units. I don't think any of us see it in our US COMAND dislpays
04-02-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,437
Posted By Double Eagle

Definitely go for the E-500 if you can afford the...

Definitely go for the E-500 if you can afford the 7K. One of my neighbors got his E-320 on the same day I got my first E-500. Every time he rides in mine, he says, "I wish I'd gotten the "500". I...
03-22-2006, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By Double Eagle

Check the production date, mileage and if the...

Check the production date, mileage and if the E-500 has the MB 7 year, 100,000 mile warranty. If it has a factory installed NAV in it, it is probably one of the late model year, NAV replacement...
03-14-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,814
Posted By Double Eagle

I wouldn't touch the General tire. There are...

I wouldn't touch the General tire. There are many previouse posts on this topic. Do a search and you will find them. I'm very pleased with my Pirelli P-Zero Nero M&S which I got at America's Tire...
03-06-2006, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By Double Eagle

GREAT Ad. Since it's a right hand drive, I don't...

GREAT Ad. Since it's a right hand drive, I don't think it's from Britain. They also don't have much snow there. Would guess it's from elsewhere in Europe with right hand drive cars, such as Italy,...
03-06-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 911
Posted By Double Eagle

Check the build date of the vehicle. Since it...

Check the build date of the vehicle. Since it appears to have the DVD Nav system, this would indicate it's a late build, NAV replacement 2003 that was probably built in the June-July 2003 time...
02-28-2006, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By Double Eagle

When I first saw the new S at the LA Auto Show...

When I first saw the new S at the LA Auto Show last month I didn't like it and neither did a number of the people near me at the time who saw it. Last week, I saw one on display at my dealer and...
02-27-2006, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,952
Posted By Double Eagle

While I never had hydroplaning with my OEM...

While I never had hydroplaning with my OEM Conti's, they were noisy and rough riding so I replaced them at 19,000 miles with Pirelli PZero M&S tires. Far better ride, low noise and good in the rain....
02-23-2006, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By Double Eagle

Now you'll have to try the new 2007 S 550 with...

Now you'll have to try the new 2007 S 550 with all the nifty new automatic braking and parking systems. It's getting rave reviews from most people.
02-22-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,943
Posted By Double Eagle

Both of my 03's have had the six disc CD player...

Both of my 03's have had the six disc CD player with the large NAV screen display and no cassette player. Aux jack in same postition in each. The Owner's Manual discusses the location and operation...
02-22-2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,943
Posted By Double Eagle

I have had one in two 2003, E-500's. It is a...

I have had one in two 2003, E-500's. It is a small jack in the middle of the glove compartment. I use it to play my iPod through by selecting the Aux button on the audio display. There have been...
02-13-2006, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Double Eagle

Looks GREAT but be very careful how you drive. ...

Looks GREAT but be very careful how you drive. The thin sidewalls on the "new shoes" for your baby, can be easily damaged if you hit pot holes or even speed bumps at too high a speed.

Let us...
02-13-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Double Eagle

I also use Discount Tire for repairs and buy my...

I also use Discount Tire for repairs and buy my replacement tires from them as well. However, if your car is new and has chromes wheels, there is a possiblity you may have a slow leak at the rim due...
02-06-2006, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By Double Eagle

You can easily adjust the sound when you hear the...

You can easily adjust the sound when you hear the route directions. Easiest way is to use the steering wheel + and - buttons just like you do for the radio. The volume and radio are both set in the...
01-29-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By Double Eagle

I agree that the MB system is poor and have a...

I agree that the MB system is poor and have a Magellan Road Mate 700 that I use in my other cars. It gives you better advance notice of turns and a more "user friendly" interface. I even use it in...
01-27-2006, 08:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,504
Posted By Double Eagle

MANY THANKS Konigster for this detailed message...

MANY THANKS Konigster for this detailed message on how to solve the problem.

I took my car in this morning for a wash and mentioned to my long time Sevice Advisor that there was a TB out for...
01-23-2006, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,750
Posted By Double Eagle

Just a guess. I believe the passenger seat...

Just a guess. I believe the passenger seat airbag is only activated when there is "sufficient" down force on the seat to cause it to activate. If someone is sitting in it when you start the car, it...
01-15-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,442
Posted By Double Eagle

Another example of DECONTENTING to save money. I...

Another example of DECONTENTING to save money. I guess I'm lucky, because this feature works in my 2003 (late model run Nav Replacement) E-500. It also works with the "key dependent" feature...
01-14-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By Double Eagle

The new car I'm referring to is the 2007 S...

The new car I'm referring to is the 2007 S Class--not the 2006. The V-8 version should be in dealers by spring but the S-600 will arrive later in the US.

Here is a link for more details on this...
01-13-2006, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By Double Eagle

New S Class

Yesterday I went to the LA Auto Show as I wanted to see the new S class along with other new concept cars and new models.

MB had the new Maybach on display as well as the new V-8 and V-12 S class....
01-13-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,028
Posted By Double Eagle

I've also only had this problem a few time when...

I've also only had this problem a few time when car is really cold. It usually goes away in less than 10 minutes. It also only occurs in slow traffic while car is warming up. If I go onto a...
12-27-2005, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By Double Eagle

I'll add my vote for the Pirelli P Zero Nero M&S...

I'll add my vote for the Pirelli P Zero Nero M&S tires. FAR BETTER than the OEM Conti's or the Michelin's I've had on previous MB's. Look at the Tire Rack web site for good comparison tests and...
12-20-2005, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By Double Eagle

I also recommend MB of Laguna Niguel. I've...

I also recommend MB of Laguna Niguel. I've bought cars from them since '96 (when they were Mission Imports in a different location) and always been satisfied by there sales and service. I haven't...
11-24-2005, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By Double Eagle

I fully agree with rjm--the egg shape is NOT to...

I fully agree with rjm--the egg shape is NOT to my liking. If the new E has that shape, my next car will not be a Mercedes!
11-10-2005, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,838
Posted By Double Eagle

I am very pleased with the cornering performance...

I am very pleased with the cornering performance of my E-500. Normally I have the Airmatic set at the mid postiion as opposed to the two light sport position, and performance is much better with my...
09-30-2005, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,067
Posted By Double Eagle

Only those of us who had originally ordered NAV...

Only those of us who had originally ordered NAV with our early delivery 2003 E's and were then given new 2003 E's with NAV at the end of the 2003 model run are able to see DVD's without any retrofit...
09-30-2005, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,067
Posted By Double Eagle

I use a portable Magellan Road Mate 700 in my GMC...

I use a portable Magellan Road Mate 700 in my GMC Yukon and also take it with me on trips and use it in rental cars. Very nice user interface and maps are available for US and Europe. For the...
09-29-2005, 04:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,203
Posted By Double Eagle

Enjoyed your mixed tape #1, Thanks for posting...

Enjoyed your mixed tape #1, Thanks for posting it for us to Download. Interesting and unusual "cool music".
09-28-2005, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By Double Eagle

If they come and pick it up on a flatbed and...

If they come and pick it up on a flatbed and return it on a flatbed, I'd let them come and get it. They can also use the flatbed to deliver a MB loaner to you. This is what my local dealer does for...
09-26-2005, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,203
Posted By Double Eagle

Thanks a lot alfcruiser for giving us the link to...

Thanks a lot alfcruiser for giving us the link to this site. The music is very nice.
09-23-2005, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By Double Eagle

I've been very pleased with my Pirelli P Zero...

I've been very pleased with my Pirelli P Zero Nero M&S replacements. Good traction, quiet ride and excellent handling.
09-22-2005, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,463
Posted By Double Eagle

There were some earlier threads on this. Like...

There were some earlier threads on this. Like many who have answered so far, I thought I might like the CLS from the photos and went to the local dealer special display opening for the car. After...
09-14-2005, 07:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,088
Posted By Double Eagle

I agree completely with Mark. I have a DVD NAv...

I agree completely with Mark. I have a DVD NAv and cell phone in all my cars and never miss the Tel Aid or the GMC equivalent "On Star". Using the POI directory, you can find most places you want...
09-07-2005, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By Double Eagle

They know where ane when you bought it as it's a...

They know where ane when you bought it as it's a part of your VIN number history. I had a part fail on an earlier model E-320 when I was in Fort Collins, CO and called the dealer in Denver who...
09-05-2005, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By Double Eagle

You can also use the volume buttons on the...

You can also use the volume buttons on the steering wheel to increase or decrease her voice when she is talking.
09-04-2005, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By Double Eagle

I think you will find the seats more comfortable...

I think you will find the seats more comfortable in your new MB. My wife and I have ridden and test drove several BMW 5 series in past and always feel a bit too "squished" by the bucket seats in the...
09-02-2005, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,148
Posted By Double Eagle

My dealer (and all MB dealers in this area)...

My dealer (and all MB dealers in this area) always offer loaners. You should get one at the time you drop off the car as they will often take longer than estimated or find something else that needs...
08-31-2005, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,695
Posted By Double Eagle

[QUOTE=ricky.agrawal]It'll be only nav data. ...

[QUOTE=ricky.agrawal]It'll be only nav data.
Software updates are another CD all together.

I need a new DVD with streets but would also like details on any software updates for the display if...
08-31-2005, 12:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,845
Posted By Double Eagle

No, we are in Dana Point Yacht Club which has a...

No, we are in Dana Point Yacht Club which has a similar Burgee. However, we used to go to Emerald with our yacht club on occassion, we haven't been there in several years. We do enjoy Catalina...
08-30-2005, 01:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,845
Posted By Double Eagle

My wife knows what we pay for every car and even...

My wife knows what we pay for every car and even bought our "Big Toy" eleven years ago when I was working in the UAE. She's been my first mate, best mate and only mate for nearly 50 years.
08-24-2005, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By Double Eagle

You have a poor SA telling you that it's OK to go...

You have a poor SA telling you that it's OK to go until the FS light comes on. You should definitely get your car serviced each year and be sure they also complete all of the Tech Bulletins that...
08-21-2005, 02:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,704
Posted By Double Eagle

I paid cash for my most recent MB and all cars...

I paid cash for my most recent MB and all cars and boats I've ever owned except my first Ford purchased in 1957 before I got married.

Read the Millionare Next Door to learn how to become a "PAW"...
08-16-2005, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,281
Posted By Double Eagle

If you can get an end of model year 2003 E-500...

If you can get an end of model year 2003 E-500 with the Nav system in it, I'd take it over the 2004 if they both had comparable mileage. I had an early non-Nav 2003 E-500 and it was replaced after...
08-10-2005, 09:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,350
Posted By Double Eagle

[QUOTE=jameson75]garaging a car and meticulous...

[QUOTE=jameson75]garaging a car and meticulous maintanence does not necessarily keep the car in good running order, during or after the factory warranty.

I am in TOTAL agreement with this...
08-08-2005, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By Double Eagle

Any GOOD MB shop technician or Service Assistant...

Any GOOD MB shop technician or Service Assistant should be aware of the SBC pulsation problem. You have the right number for the Service Bulletin and they've been replacing these IF YOU HAVE A...
08-03-2005, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By Double Eagle

I got the Pirelli P-Zero Nero's installed this...

I got the Pirelli P-Zero Nero's installed this week at the America's Tire near me and am very pleased with them so far. Much quieter, smoother and better turning grip than my OEM Continentals. ...
07-31-2005, 07:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,403
Posted By Double Eagle

Shoes, I am in TOTAL agreement with you...

Shoes,

I am in TOTAL agreement with you Shoes, Sacguy and others who dislike the CLS. I was parked next to a CLS this week and would never own one. It's a oversized sports car with a phoney rear...
07-28-2005, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By Double Eagle

Thanks for the input. I will be buying the P...

Thanks for the input. I will be buying the P Zero Nero's soon and let you know how I like them after I get some miles on them.
07-27-2005, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By Double Eagle

They are $140 each at Tire Rack and shipping is...

They are $140 each at Tire Rack and shipping is $40 for me; however, that will depend on where you live. Installation costs are in the $25-$40 per tire depending on installer. I am not impressed by...
07-26-2005, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By Double Eagle

Thanks for the quick feedback. I also need an...

Thanks for the quick feedback. I also need an all season tire as we frequently go to Colorado and the California mountains and drive in snow. Unless I get some negatives from other members, I think...
07-26-2005, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By Double Eagle

2003 E-500 P245/45R -17 Replacement Tire Reommendations

I have about 18,000 miles on my 2003 E-500 P245/45R-17 95H Continental Touring Contact OEM tires and need to replace them soon. I checked the Tire Rack and they give the Pirelli P Zero Nero M&S tire...
07-25-2005, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By Double Eagle

I've used both Ad Aware and Spybot Search &...

I've used both Ad Aware and Spybot Search & Destroy. I also have Norton Anit-Virus, Norton Internet Security and use the Google Pop Up Stopper with their toolbar. All of these are good freebies. ...
07-25-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By Double Eagle

Mine does it when it's hot and if you are going...

Mine does it when it's hot and if you are going slow with the window down you can hear it. I think they all do it but you don't hear it when the windows are up so it's no big deal. Both of my 2003...
07-25-2005, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By Double Eagle

I've not had this happen but would take it to my...

I've not had this happen but would take it to my dealer right away if if did. Your engine should not get hot in 95 F weather with the AC running if you are moving at even a slow speed. In fact,...
07-22-2005, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Double Eagle

You have 5 gears as others have noted. An easy...

You have 5 gears as others have noted. An easy way to convinve yourself of this is to drive on a flat road at about 50mph. Take your foot off the gas and downshift to 4, then 3, 2 and finally 1. ...
06-08-2005, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,648
Posted By Double Eagle

I have the capability in my '03 E-500 and will...

I have the capability in my '03 E-500 and will work for each key. Mirrors, seats and rear view mirror dip in reverse all must be set as each driver desires for their key. So, it's not really a new...
06-03-2005, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,895
Posted By Double Eagle

Both of my 2003 E's have had heated mirrors and...

Both of my 2003 E's have had heated mirrors and they are a MUST HAVE in snow and ice conditions in my opinion. If they took this away in their decontenting, they made a big mistake. Certainly hope...
06-03-2005, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,261
Posted By Double Eagle

I think you got a GREAT deal on a new 2006 built...

I think you got a GREAT deal on a new 2006 built to your specs. Thanks for posting your final price on this site as it now gives excellent leverage to other site viewers when they are negotiating...
05-27-2005, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,261
Posted By Double Eagle

You should do your price negotiations before you...

You should do your price negotiations before you sign an order with any dealer. If your first dealer doesn't meet your desired price, go to another and try again from the start. I've found it's...
05-25-2005, 08:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,165
Posted By Double Eagle

Great Pics and I think it is the new E class. I...

Great Pics and I think it is the new E class. I saw a similar new MB C class coming down the I-15 through Cajon Pass about two years ago. He was going about 80 also and similar tape front and rear....
05-03-2005, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,030
Posted By Double Eagle

This remarkable accomplishment appears to be...

This remarkable accomplishment appears to be getting more press abroad than here in the US.

Here is a great article from the UK.


FORMATION FLYING: The trio of Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI diesel...
04-24-2005, 09:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,947
Posted By Double Eagle

I have had many SUV's over the years and would...

I have had many SUV's over the years and would definitely get the hitch even if you don't tow. I currently own a 2001 Yukon Denali which has a powerful engine and includes the hitch as standard. ...
04-23-2005, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By Double Eagle

Earlier links had photos of these. The round...

Earlier links had photos of these. The round clips near the top when opened are for a small Mag Lite and the smaller round clips in the middle can hold a small ball point pen. You can put a smal...
04-22-2005, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By Double Eagle

On my 2003. I complained about the pulling...

On my 2003. I complained about the pulling shortly after delivery and they installed the camber kit for free and fixed the problem. I believe their policy with these first 2003 models was to put in...
04-13-2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,867
Posted By Double Eagle

I had a similar problem with my Nav Replacement...

I had a similar problem with my Nav Replacement vehicle delivered in Aug 2003. They took four days to find the real problem which was a faulty COMAND unit and not the Audio Gateway. That is the...
03-14-2005, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Double Eagle

On many of our mountain roads here in Southern...

On many of our mountain roads here in Southern California, ljeadights are required during the day so I'm pleased to have the DRL's on my E-500. They also make a difference on roads that are hilly...
03-06-2005, 04:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,109
Posted By Double Eagle

There are more BMW's and MB's here in Orange...

There are more BMW's and MB's here in Orange County, I believe, than there are Ford's and Chevrolet's so I don't get much attention with it here. However, when I drive it to Colorado or New Mexico,...
03-04-2005, 06:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,098
Posted By Double Eagle

[QUOTE=Oslo]Quote: Of the 17 million or so...

[QUOTE=Oslo]Quote:
Of the 17 million or so vehicles sold in the US last year, only 300,000 had navigation systems—and that includes aftermarket additions. QUOTE]

This number seems low to me. I...
02-24-2005, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By Double Eagle

I don't know the offset but if you do put on the...

I don't know the offset but if you do put on the 20's, be prepared for a much rougher ride on normal streets and highways, poor tire mileage and high probablity of wheel damage from pot holes or...
02-24-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,504
Posted By Double Eagle

I had a similar problem and found with very...

I had a similar problem and found with very slight pressure on the brakes the scratching sound would go away; however, it would often return. I couldn't hear it except when I had my drivers side...
02-15-2005, 05:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,529
Posted By Double Eagle

My worst car was a 1976 Volvo Station Wagon I...

My worst car was a 1976 Volvo Station Wagon I bought new when living in London for a couple of years. It was reasonably comfortable but had many problems over the entire period we owned it. Exhaust...
02-14-2005, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By Double Eagle

You were smart to check the records on the car...

You were smart to check the records on the car and VERY WISE to pass on what is obviously a LEMON. You have to be careful in buying a used E-55 as many have been driven hard. (Why have that beauty...
02-10-2005, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By Double Eagle

Check the build date of the car. If it's at the...

Check the build date of the car. If it's at the end of the model run, after April 2003, it probably is a good vehicle. Many of us got new '03 E-500's that were built at the end of the model run...
02-06-2005, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By Double Eagle

I haven't noticed this with either of my E-500's....

I haven't noticed this with either of my E-500's. The first was noticably stiifffer in the firm mode (two lights on) but they reprogrammed the later models to where you don't feel the road bumps as...
02-03-2005, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,532
Posted By Double Eagle

I agree with this assessment. The CLS seems much...

I agree with this assessment. The CLS seems much smaller on the inside; has very poor visbility to the rear and is not all that attractive to me. I much prefer the E-500 in looks and doubt that the...
01-17-2005, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,805
Posted By Double Eagle

I have them and find them just as comfortable as...

I have them and find them just as comfortable as the cars without them. I've ridden in the rear seat of two of my friends E's and can't tell much of a difference. Perhaps the fold down seats are a...
01-05-2005, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,474
Posted By Double Eagle

You should let your insurance agent be the only...

You should let your insurance agent be the only person to talk with the party that hit you. The pictures would make it appear you are at fault so it is fortunate you have witnesses; however, a...
01-05-2005, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By Double Eagle

Most cars today have knock sensors and will run...

Most cars today have knock sensors and will run on lower ocatane fuels but not give you the full performance potential that you paid for. It's also possible that lower octane gas will tend to carbon...
01-03-2005, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 28,873
Posted By Double Eagle

You first have to get your CD music into iTunes...

You first have to get your CD music into iTunes before you put anything on to your iPod. You have a choice as to format when you rip the CD and inport to iTunes or when you buy the music direct from...
01-02-2005, 11:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 28,873
Posted By Double Eagle

You must have iTunes on your PC to load your iPod...

You must have iTunes on your PC to load your iPod but you don't have to buy any music from iTunes if you don't want to. Start by burning all of your Cd's in to iTunes. The instructions for doing...
01-01-2005, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By Double Eagle

I haven't had any trouble as yet with my current...

I haven't had any trouble as yet with my current '03 or with my earlier '03 without the Nav. Could you please tell us your model of E (320 or 500), how many miles you have on the car and what type of...
12-31-2004, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By Double Eagle

Two years ago I looked at all the cars you are...

Two years ago I looked at all the cars you are considering and ended up buying the E-500. I also looked at the BMW 745(hated the iDrive system) and the Lexus 430. The Lexus is, in my opinion, the...
12-20-2004, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By Double Eagle

If I were you, I'd get the extended 100,000 mile...

If I were you, I'd get the extended 100,000 mile seven year warranty before the end of your first year of ownership, keep the car for four years when you'd have your 100K miles at your annual useage...
12-20-2004, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,221
Posted By Double Eagle

I'm not familiar with the CL 55 but check your...

I'm not familiar with the CL 55 but check your glove box to see if it has a small female plug in the middle or left side of the glove box. That is where I think it should be if you have one. Also...
12-19-2004, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,221
Posted By Double Eagle

Hi El Diablo Joe, Mine is a standard 40Gb...

Hi El Diablo Joe,

Mine is a standard 40Gb iPod that I got before the photo pod came out. One of the main reasons I got it was to use it for storing photos from my 1Gb memory cards we use with our...
12-18-2004, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By Double Eagle

I feel sure that their E-500 test car was an...

I feel sure that their E-500 test car was an early production E-500 as I had the same complaints in my first E-500 about the throttle and brake interactions and transmission operation. However, with...
12-18-2004, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By Double Eagle

The TRUE story

That series is pretty amazing; however, if you look carefully at figure 8, you will see it is a modified version of figure 5. So, most of what you see is real but the last figure is a hoax. Here is...
12-18-2004, 02:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,403
Posted By Double Eagle

I like the E better than the CLS but don't find...

I like the E better than the CLS but don't find the CLS all that bad. It has a "younger" look to it than the E and probably appeals more to some of the younger buyers. I would personally find it...
12-16-2004, 01:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,438
Posted By Double Eagle

I have a 2003 E-500 with the older five speed...

I have a 2003 E-500 with the older five speed transmission and it has the anti-roll back feature when you select the W mode. I also had this same feature in a 1997 E-320 when I used the W mode. I...
12-15-2004, 06:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,438
Posted By Double Eagle

I have a 2003 E-500 so it has a W/S with W...

I have a 2003 E-500 so it has a W/S with W standing for Winter and S=Standard in the Manual.

When you are in the W mode, the car will not roll back no matter how steep the hill. It is locked...
12-12-2004, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,899
Posted By Double Eagle

Another benefit to using nitrogen is the much...

Another benefit to using nitrogen is the much lower probablility of moisture forming in your tires. Such moisture can freeze in low temperatures and cause erratic balance conditions until tires warm...
12-09-2004, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,818
Posted By Double Eagle

I've been very happy with the seats in both of my...

I've been very happy with the seats in both of my 2003 E-500's and on two occasions have driven as far as 1150 miles in 18 hours and felt OK. I have never done this in any other car and felt as...
12-09-2004, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,678
Posted By Double Eagle

You must not have much MB competition in your...

You must not have much MB competition in your area. We have two very big dealers near where I live and both have many loaners and ALL are MB's. I was told my dealer has close to 500 loaners. I've...
12-06-2004, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By Double Eagle

I subscribed for one year but then stopped as...

I subscribed for one year but then stopped as when I needed it on a trip from Las Vegas to Fort Collins, CO, I couldn't connect with it until I got near Denver. My cell phone has MUCH better...
12-06-2004, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By Double Eagle

I live in South OC and get both San Diego and LA...

I live in South OC and get both San Diego and LA stations without static. This has been true with both of my E-500's with HK and an earlier model E-320. SO, don't let them tell you they all have the...
12-04-2004, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By Double Eagle

Sounds like they took good care of you. Now, hope...

Sounds like they took good care of you. Now, hope that's your only problem for many more miles! I got a free detail when I had a "very small" oil leak from the oil pressure sensor earlier this year...
11-30-2004, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By Double Eagle

It sounds like a good deal, especially since you...

It sounds like a good deal, especially since you can get the long warranty. If you have the small display, I don't believe the 357 trick will work. It will work on the 2003 Nav Replacement vehicles...
11-29-2004, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By Double Eagle

Check the build date. If you get a 2003 built...

Check the build date. If you get a 2003 built after May 2003, it would have most of the bugs out that were in the early build vehicles. My NAV replacement built in June and delivered in Aug 2003...
11-29-2004, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By Double Eagle

Sorry about your problem but it will definitely...

Sorry about your problem but it will definitely be covered for up to four years. Unforunately, the COMAND system and associated electronics are not covered by the Extended Warranty. My dealer rep...
11-24-2004, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By Double Eagle

I bought the Extended Warranty only for my Nav...

I bought the Extended Warranty only for my Nav Replacement vehicle and never had it on my original E-500 delivered in november 2002. The one I bought for the second vehicle was registered in the MB...
11-24-2004, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,412
Posted By Double Eagle

Oslo, Many thanks for your reply. I'd never...

Oslo,

Many thanks for your reply. I'd never heard of the device you are using and believe it will work fine for me. I'll just have to set up my playlists in advance and usually do that already.
11-23-2004, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,412
Posted By Double Eagle

Oslo, could you please tell us the maker of the...

Oslo, could you please tell us the maker of the wireless remote for your iPod that works when the glove box is closed. I'd also be interested in if you use the Aux input for you iPod or one of the...
11-19-2004, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,584
Posted By Double Eagle

I'd forget the mod to your existing car. Even if...

I'd forget the mod to your existing car. Even if you got the parts cheap in a junk yard and saved as much as $15K or more off of a new AMG, I think you'd ultimately be very unhappy with it. There...
11-19-2004, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By Double Eagle

I have a late build 2003, E-500 Nav Replacement...

I have a late build 2003, E-500 Nav Replacement that I got in August 2003 and it makes the ratchet noise. I'm not sure if my previous 2003 did it as I never paid attention to it until seeing this...
11-15-2004, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Double Eagle

If you can find a late build '03 with the...

If you can find a late build '03 with the capability of playing DVD's (nav replacement vehicles only it appears) and a transferable 7 year, 100K miles MB warranty at a good price and modest mileage <...
11-15-2004, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By Double Eagle

I've used them occasionally BUT do not recommend...

I've used them occasionally BUT do not recommend them for routine cleaning. They are "microabrasive" and clean by removing small parts of whatever you are cleaning along with the dirt. We use them...
11-06-2004, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By Double Eagle

I've had excellent service from Greg Repko at MB...

I've had excellent service from Greg Repko at MB of Laguna Niguel. He gave me such good service on a '97 E-320 that I got my next 2003 E-500 from them. He always ensures that appropriate TSB's are...
11-02-2004, 08:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,592
Posted By Double Eagle

I agree that the E-500 is MUCH more fun to drive...

I agree that the E-500 is MUCH more fun to drive than the LS-430. I drove both and think the Lexus is an "Old Folks" luxury cruiser while our E's are more of a Sports Sedan for "young and old". My...
10-27-2004, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,644
Posted By Double Eagle

I think this is a BIG ripoff by Mercedes for all...

I think this is a BIG ripoff by Mercedes for all of us! The update DVD's do not contain many updates in my local area for aome road changes that were completed in past two years. The POI's are also...
10-26-2004, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,950
Posted By Double Eagle

This happened to me several months ago and...

This happened to me several months ago and service advisor said it was due to a faulty oil level sensor and not to worry about it until I could bring it in to them for a repair. I drove it for about...
10-12-2004, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By Double Eagle

In the 2003 models you could set your seats to be...

In the 2003 models you could set your seats to be key dependent and they would adjust to what each person wants for their key. (Seats, mirrors and wheel). Imagine that is also in the 2004's. Both...
10-02-2004, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,221
Posted By Double Eagle

The easy way is to get a mini plug to mini plug...

The easy way is to get a mini plug to mini plug cable and just connect it to the AUX jack in the upper center of the glove comparment. However, you can also buy the nifty "Griffin iTrip" adapter for...
10-02-2004, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Double Eagle

Hope your car is covered. However, there have...

Hope your car is covered. However, there have many posts on this board in the past two years about the problems with after market 19-20 inch rims on the E-500's. They are simply NOT designed to work...
10-02-2004, 10:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,926
Posted By Double Eagle

I agree that the new armrest is ugly. I also...

I agree that the new armrest is ugly. I also don't know how I could use my iPod with it as easily as I currently do while enjoying a drink. I saw a Volvo today and it had the same type of vanishing...
09-25-2004, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By Double Eagle

QUOTE:How long ahead do you have to book a...

QUOTE:How long ahead do you have to book a routine service appointment? Is this dealership typical or not? I ask because I had heard of 3 week to 1 month long waits for non emergency service...
09-20-2004, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,603
Posted By Double Eagle

You've got a lot of good opinions on this topic...

You've got a lot of good opinions on this topic so far but I'll add mine to your posting. The early E-500's had a different calibration to the suspension with VERY noticeable differences between the...
09-10-2004, 08:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,938
Posted By Double Eagle

Yes, I also had a software mod immediately after...

Yes, I also had a software mod immediately after delivery of the car; however, I'm really glad it fades out when you are driving as I definitely think it would be dangerous to have a DVD playing...
09-10-2004, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By Double Eagle

I had a similar experience with the Lexus dealer...

I had a similar experience with the Lexus dealer near where I live. The salesman didn't really know much about the technical features on the LS430 I was looking at and was unable to answer several...
09-10-2004, 02:56 PM
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Views: 21,938
Posted By Double Eagle

The mod worked perfect in my E-500 Nav...

The mod worked perfect in my E-500 Nav Replacement vehicle delivered in August, 2003. It fades out when you drive above 5 MPH but is still playing in the background. I'm really glad it can't be...
09-06-2004, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,098
Posted By Double Eagle

You can get the complete list of coverages from...

You can get the complete list of coverages from any dealer but the BIG think not covered is the COMAND system. I wasn't happy about that omission but got the extended warranty anyway a few months...
09-06-2004, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,047
Posted By Double Eagle

After 10,500 miles without changing or adding oil...

After 10,500 miles without changing or adding oil in my E-500, the maintenance indiator suddenly said I had too much oil and needed to remove some. It did this on a hill while moving about 80 mph. ...
09-02-2004, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,244
Posted By Double Eagle

Open your hood with the engine running in Park...

Open your hood with the engine running in Park and have someone inside the car tap the accelerator. If you note an obvious "roll" in the engine when the accelerator is tapped, you probably have the...
08-30-2004, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,709
Posted By Double Eagle

Be sure you have your options setting for...

Be sure you have your options setting for "fastest time" and NOT to "stay off of freeways."

Overall, I've been reasonably pleased with the MB NAV system but dislike the fact they don't provide...
08-30-2004, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By Double Eagle

As I recall, the brake recall was directed...

As I recall, the brake recall was directed initally to high mileage vehicles such as taxi cabs in Europe. I've had two E-500's but neither had the brake problem; however, I never received a letter...
08-25-2004, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,465
Posted By Double Eagle

Most large MB dealers that also do body work will...

Most large MB dealers that also do body work will replace windshields. If you have a smaller dealer that does not routinely do body work, then you may have to go elsewhere to have windshield...
08-23-2004, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,370
Posted By Double Eagle

I've not had this happen but suggest you try...

I've not had this happen but suggest you try switching the ESP off and accelerating to see if it runs OK. If it does, you would at least know the problem is "probably" ESP related. Let us know what...
08-23-2004, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,462
Posted By Double Eagle

Check out your local Sections of the MB Club of...

Check out your local Sections of the MB Club of America or other sports car clubs in your area. Our Souther CA MBCA is holding a Defensive Driving event in October and some of the car clubs hold...
08-04-2004, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,486
Posted By Double Eagle

The steering wheel should not be clocked wrong...

The steering wheel should not be clocked wrong and that would be unacceptable to me. I had a modest pulling problem in my first E-500 but corrected it by setting the front tire air pressure to 27...
08-04-2004, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,364
Posted By Double Eagle

Does it do it on all stations and with any CD. ...

Does it do it on all stations and with any CD. If so, I would suspect a blown speaker. My HK system never crackles and I "crank it up" whenever my wife isn't in the car. She doesn't like it loud. ...
08-04-2004, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,098
Posted By Double Eagle

You don't have to call MBUSA. Your dealer can...

You don't have to call MBUSA. Your dealer can input your VIN and it will show instantly on their computer. The day after I got my warranty, it was in their computer system and showed on a routine...
08-04-2004, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,468
Posted By Double Eagle

You don't mention where you live. If you drive...

You don't mention where you live. If you drive in the mountains or live at a high altitude, I would recommend you get an E-500. I had an E-320 and found it lacking in acceleration and passing...
08-04-2004, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,202
Posted By Double Eagle

I'd let the dealer do a detail for you and insure...

I'd let the dealer do a detail for you and insure they use a good wax. I've had several MB's and never had this problem but you should never use a local car wash. My dealer gives free car washes...
08-04-2004, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,682
Posted By Double Eagle

I agree with your concern. As I noted in a...

I agree with your concern. As I noted in a previous post of mine, my neighbor got a new E-55 AMG last year and had the 20inch whells on it. Within a month, he'd trashed three of them on speed bumps...
08-01-2004, 12:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 24,586
Posted By Double Eagle

I've had two 2003 E-500's with the HK audio and...

I've had two 2003 E-500's with the HK audio and both had the Aux input so I believe you are correct. It's a nice feature and I use it with my iPod every day. SUPER sound!!
07-31-2004, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,213
Posted By Double Eagle

Great photos!! I also use my iPod for music and...

Great photos!! I also use my iPod for music and have stopped using the CD player as you can get so much more on the iPod. While the sound quality may be a little lower than with the CD's, I can...
07-30-2004, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By Double Eagle

I don't know if MBUSA reads this forum all the...

I don't know if MBUSA reads this forum all the time but do know they were reading it last year when many of us were complaining about not getting our NAV equpped 2003 E's that we had ordered and paid...
07-30-2004, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,213
Posted By Double Eagle

Car sounds nice and thanks for the detailed...

Car sounds nice and thanks for the detailed report.

When you provide details on the open items, please advise if you have the REST feature in the Climate Contol system. You can tell if there is a...
07-23-2004, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,344
Posted By Double Eagle

I LOVE my current E-500 and previous 2003 E-500...

I LOVE my current E-500 and previous 2003 E-500 without Nav; however, I only LIKED my earlier '97 E-320. With the decontenting of the 2005 model, I'm glad I got the one I have even if it doesn't have...
07-23-2004, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By Double Eagle

If you have an iPod, you can play the music from...

If you have an iPod, you can play the music from it through the AUX jack in the glovebox. It's an alternative to using your own CD's but gives you the music you like in whatever order you may want....
07-16-2004, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,992
Posted By Double Eagle

I just opted out of my next year. After NEVER...

I just opted out of my next year. After NEVER having used it in the past 11 months, I went on an extended 2500 mile trip last month and having the letter to renew before I left, I tried Tele aidon...
07-14-2004, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,318
Posted By Double Eagle

Your correct. It doesn't turn on the AC;...

Your correct. It doesn't turn on the AC; however, in warm weather if you turn it on it will continue to circulate air and cool the interior for 10-20 minutes and allow you to go shopping for a short...
07-10-2004, 02:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,265
Posted By Double Eagle

I use it to store power bars on long trips...

I use it to store power bars on long trips through hot country. This feature has been on all of my E's since '97 and is another take away I will miss. It's nice to have a cool candy bar or power bar...
07-10-2004, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,770
Posted By Double Eagle

I have never had it come on automatically, but I...

I have never had it come on automatically, but I now leave it on all the time. I went through a controlled burn fire in Rocky Mountain National Park last year, had it off and fumes were terrible. ...
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